Pollard Likely to Run for State House
Former Del. Albert C. Pollard Jr., who narrowly lost his Senate bid this year, said today he will likely run for his old state House seat if Del. Robert J. Wittman (R-Westmoreland) is elected to Congress next week.
Pollard said "everybody from former Republican Governor Linwood Holton to the local UPS men" have been urging him to run for the House seat he gave up in 2005.
"I enjoy the public service, I am a much better position financially then I was two years ago and if the seat opens, I will almost certainly run," Pollard said.
Wittman faces Democrat Philip Forgit in Tuesday's special election to fill the U.S. House seat left vacant by the death of Rep. Jo Ann Davis (R-Va). Because the district leans Republican, Wittman is favored to win.
If he runs, Pollard would be a heavy favorite to win Wittman's state House seat. In this year's Senate race, Pollard received 57 percent of the vote in the portion of the district that includes his old House seat.
If he wins, Democrats would pick up a House seat and increase their margin to 45.
No word yet on who the Republicans would put up to challenge Pollard. But Pollard said he's not sure when a special election would be called to fill Wittman's House seat.
December 5, 2007; 12:21 PM ET
Categories: Election 2007 , General Assembly 2008 , Tim Craig
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