RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – CBS 6 political reporter Joe St. George will provide live updates from the Virginia Republican Convention on Friday and Saturday.
Thanks for following along with me tonight. Good night!
It’s all but official. EW Jackson joins Obenshain and Cuccinelli on the ticket the GOP is bringing to VA voters in November.
Stewart endorsing EW.
Here we go EW vs Snyder in the final round
Stewart is officially out. Jackson got 49.7, Snyder 30.6, Stewart 19.7
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These delegates have been here since 10am this morning most up earlier than that.
The Pete Snyder and EW Congo lines are back up
Sources tell me we are heading to a fourth.
Folks round 3 results are not official yet. 4th round ballot yet to commence.
Wow things are moving in Snyders direction. EW still with lead but I equate it to Snyder being in the clubhouse at a golf course trailing by 3. EW is still on the course but wind and rain are all coming at him. Can he survive?
But where does Stimpson supporters go? If they go to EW this thing is over. If they go to Snyder we are tied
That would give Snyder 29 percent
Lingamfelter received 12 percent last round
Lingafelter has endorsed Pete Snyder
3rd ballot voting about to start. I’m hearing if it goes to 4th round Cuccinelli could endorse.
EW leads with 38 percent, Snyder has 17 percent, Stewart has 16 percent
Stimpson and Lingafelter are out
The LG field is about to go down to 3 candidates
EW Jackson still looks strong. Sources tell me clear leader after round two balloting
This part of the day reminds me of a relay for life event at like 3am in the morning
We will go to a 3rd ballot for LG. no candidate has more than 40 percent
JeaneMarie Davis and Steve Martin are out. LG candidates now down to 5
Results are in MarK Obenshain is your VA GOP Nominee for AG
The wave has started inside Richmond Collesium
It is safe to say round 1 is taking longer than expected. #understatement
Round 1 voting is still going on!!!
The real question is where do the supporters of the candidates go after round 1? This is very much like a Democrat IOwa caucus?
A person needs 50 percent plus 1 to be nominee
Folks the first round voting has begun. Expect an AG nominee after round one, two lg candidates will drop. This will last 90 minutes
Speeches are over! Standby for first ballot for LG
People keep asking me who I think will win LG? I have no idea!!!
Steve Martin now up on stage
Just finished interviewing Ken Cuccinelli one on one. He said he was nervous before his speech. I pushed him on why he endorced Obenshain this morning. Called him his best Friend in the Senate.
EW Jackson with huge, surprising applause. Sue Stimpson is without a doubt the Sarah Palin of this convention, JeaneMarie very warm with her speech. Corey Stewart now on stage
Pete Snyder giving his speech behind podium
Pete Snyder showing off his money raising ability with a fancy video introducing him
Lingamfelter gave passionate speech by walking around stage. Pete Snyder up next
Each LG candidate gets 7 minute speeches
LG speeches have begun. Here we go! Sue Stimpson and EW Jackson with huge cheers
Cuccinelli wraps up speech
Cuccinelli name drops Jefferson and Martin Luther King in same paragraph of speech.
Cuccinelli just said he wants to debate McAuliffe anywhere anytime
Ken Cuccinelli has a screensaver type background behind him. Changing pictures behind him.
And Cuccinelli just mentioned bob McDonnell for first time
AG candidate Mark Obenshain just walked past me….looks nervous. Like every other candidate I’ve seen today
Cuccinelli now hits McAuliffe with not releasing tax returns.
And Cuccinelli now makes IRS joke.
He mentions how he was first AG to challenge Obamacare
“While my opponent knows Washington, I know Virginia” – Cuccunelli
Biggest round of applause comes from from mentioning us constitution
Behind Cuccinelli is a picture of the State Capitol
Ken Cuccinelli now speaking. Arrives to stage with song “you’ve got to stand for something or you’ll fall for anything”
So many signs inside convention hall! I think Rob Bell has the most. They are small, but in huge quantity
Mrs Cuccinelli speaking. She gets big round of applause for saying she is a homeschooler
Bobby Jindal now talking about Greentech. He sounds like Democrats talking about Romneys Bain Capital in 2012
What do you think of the fact Gov McDonnell is not addressing the convention? Kinda like Bush not addressing GOP at McCain’s convention in 2008?
The LG ballot will only take 4 rounds though. After each round bottom two drop
There are seven candidates running for LG! No one knows will win.
No surprise Ken Cuccunelli has officially been made the nominee of the Republican Party of VA
Gov. Jindal from LA now addressing convention.
Convention has just adjourned until 10 tomorrow morning. About an hour ahead of schedule—
Joe St. George (@JoeStGeorge) May 17, 2013
Just finished the journalism challenge of the day….interviewing all 7 LG candidates—
Joe St. George (@JoeStGeorge) May 17, 2013