Thursday, May 28, 2009

Del. Poindexter Draws Challenger

A couple weeks ago, I stated that Del. Poindexter (R-Franklin County) was unopposed, Democrats could not find a challenger. The Franklin News Post reports that Poindexter has drawn a challenger, Sherman Witcher. Witcher, who will run as an Independent, ran for the State Senate seat against Robert Hurt, recieving only 25% of the vote.

Independents, in general, have a difficult time garnering and mobilizing both support and campaign donations - no help from a political party - and this is a tough, though not unwinnable, district for non-Republicans. With that said, I am thankful that Witcher has taken the step, the courage to (re-) enter the political process. Providing voters with a choice is always healthy for democracy

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