Scott Jacobs disqualified in GOP primary for Brentsville seat
Scott Jacobs has been disqualified from the hotly contested “mass meeting” to pick a Republican nominee for the special election to fill former Supervisor Wally Covington’s seat on the Prince William County Board of Supervisors – apparently because he was a day late and a postmark short.
Jacobs, 35, was running against Jeanine Lawson, 45, for their party’s nod in the special election, which will take place Dec. 23.
The decision, announced Monday evening, means Lawson will win the Republican nomination by default, according to Bill Card, chairman of the Prince William County Republican Committee. (continued here)
Without a contest between two or more contestants, we have less incentive to show up. Nevertheless, the Brentsville Special Election Republican Mass Meeting will still be held, and Brentsville Republicans still need to show up.
Why? Here is how Jeanine Lawson explained the matter in an email sent out by her campaign today.
The Brentsville Special Election Republican Mass Meeting Nominations Committee will report at the Wednesday Mass Meeting that Jeanine Lawson is the sole qualified candidate
Dear Brentsville District Supporters,
I regret that I need to inform you of a very important action which will affect the Republican Nomination Meeting scheduled for October 1st. The other person who was running for the Republican Nomination did not meet the simple filing requirements, placing a check and form in the mail by the required deadline. Because he did not qualify as a Republican nominee, he has now announced he will run as an Independent.
I am confident we have the overwhelming support and would have won if this former Republican could have succeeded in filing properly. The Prince William County Republicans will still hold the meeting tomorrow night.
It is very important for all my supporters to attend, we do not know if the other side will try to disrupt this legitimate meeting.
I am very honored to have your support and I cannot wait to see you tomorrow night!
PATRIOT HIGH SCHOOL, 10504 Kettle Run Road, Nokesville
7:00 p.m. – 8:15 p.m. Check-in to vote-you have to be in line by 8:15 in order to receive a ballot
Please read the Call for more information on the October 1st meeting: http://pwcgop.org/wordpress/3083/brentsvillespecial/
Do we want strong Conservative Republican representation on the Prince William County Board of Supervisors? Then all of us Conservative Republicans in Brentsvilles need to support our candidate.
To be a strong leader, every leader needs followers who are at least willing to show up, this is one of those occasions. And what we must do is simple. We just need to show up, warmly endorse our candidate, and then go home and await the next call of duty.
Some contests are more difficult than others, but on every such occasion, half of the battle is won just by showing up.