WILLIAMSBURG, VA, 23 NOVEMBER 2010: Senate of Virginia Minority Leader Thomas K. Norment, Jr. (R-James City) and Senate Republican Caucus Chairman Stephen D. Newman (R-Lynchburg) tonight issued the following statements regarding Bill Stanley’s victory in the Republican Canvass for the 11 January 2011 Special Election for the 19th Senatorial District to fill the seat currently occupied by Congressman-elect Robert Hurt (R-Pittsylvania):
- Senator Norment: “Bill Stanley is a great choice to be our nominee in this important Special Election, and he’ll make a fantastic Senator. Today, Republican voters in Campbell, Danville, Franklin and Pittsylvania had a large and talented field from which to choose their next Senator, and they have selected a great nominee who will represent the voters of the 19th District with distinction in the Senate of Virginia.
- Senator Newman: “In the Senate of Virginia, Bill Stanley will be a strong conservative voice for the people of the 19th District. He ran an outstanding campaign for the Republican nomination, standing out in a crowded field. I know that the entire Senate Republican Caucus is excited about his candidacy, and we are all looking forward to welcoming him to the Senate after his next victory in the January 11 Special Election.”