Joe, over at NovaTownHall, has uncovered the secret that Scott York is being courted to rejoin the Republican Party of Loudoun.
As he mentioned, it’s not such a secret anymore. I was holding back until I got confirmation that Scott had accepted negotiations and all systems were “go”.
At this writing, I still have not gotten word that it is a “go”.
The ramifications of this deal are huge. I was sitting in a living room with Scott and others before the last elections. It was around 3:00 AM, if I remember correctly.
That year, Scott won handily…with some help from a lot of folks, and some bad news for the Republicans that year with the name of “Fireball” Firretti.
Scott is still the most liked and reasoned member of the current Board of Supervisors. With York on the Republican’s team, the chances that most voters will continue on the republican sample ballot , and vote straight ticket Republican is severely enhanced.
I’ve known Scott for around 6 years now, and I can attest to the man’s conservative credentials. He did leave the party back in the 2003 nomination contest, after Dale Polen Myers staged a convention as the process for deciding the candidate. Myers , and her element in the party, owned those conventions…..and still do. It’s a closed process that allows only the party faithful to cast votes as delegates.
Seeing this, Scott York left the Party – BEFORE he signed any pledges. His departure was clean. Later, a couple of other republican candidates for offices also left the Party…but did so after they’d lost the convention and signed the pledge to support the winning republican candidate.
I’m ecstatic the minute that Scott considers the LCRC his home again, and I encourage every republican who wants to take back control of the BOS to welcome him home. In fights like the current election, you’re going to need to utilize his wisdom and star power to get our people in.