Candidates mingle at bloggers conference
Did you know there's a Republican New Media Caucus in Congress? Neither did we.
But one of the group's chairmen -- Virginia's own U.S. Rep. Rob Wittman (R) -- was on hand to speak to dozens of bloggers today at the Blogs United conference at Christopher Newport University in Newport News.
Also at the conference, a slew of congressional candidates, mingling with bloggers and others, as they try to kick off their 2010 campaigns:
Five candidates in two of the state's hottest races turned out: Republicans Scott Rigell , Ken Golden, Scott Taylor and Ben Loyola are vying to replace U.S. Rep. Glenn Nye (D) in Hampton Roads while Michael McPadden is one of the many Republicans looking to unseat U.S. Rep. Tom Perriello (D).
Also on hand: Democrats Scott Robinson and Krystal Ball looking to replace Wittman and Republican Coby Dillard running against U.S. Rep. Bobby Scott (D) in district 3, which includes Richmond and parts of Hampton Roads.
Gov.-elect Bob McDonnell was invited the conference, but was unable to attend.
(Full disclosure: I participated on a panel with other reporters from the Virginia capitol press corps on the role of media blogs.)
November 21, 2009; 3:56 PM ET
Categories: Anita Kumar , Election 2010 , Glenn Nye , Robert F. McDonnell , Tom Perriello
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