We received a short account of Del. Will Morefield’s campaigning for 9th District Republican challenger Morgan Griffith in Bluefield, Va., on Saturday for the town’s autumn jamboree.
By way of disclosure, it was initially sent to the editorial department as a letter to the editor. When Dave Cox, the author of the piece, was informed that he’d written another letter too recently to have this one accepted, he asked it be published as a news piece. It was then forwarded to the news desk and then from there on to us.
Cox, again by way of disclosure, is a regular contributor of letters and op/ed pieces on the Roanoke Times opinion pages. (Make sure to note the headlines from that Google page don’t always refer to Cox’s letters, but to the first letter on that particular day.)
Here’s Cox’s account:
Local news: Stumpin’ for Griffith at Bluefield Autumn Jamboree 2010
Date: Sat, 11 Sep 2010 17:08:12 -0400
A few folks braved the rain and came out to the Bluefield, Va Autumn Jamboree on Sept. 11th. Even though the early turnout was low, there were still plenty of folks enjoying the antique cars, crafts, food, bingo games, and other activities.
Delegate Will Morefield (R – Va 3rd district) came to help local volunteers to campaign for Delegate Morgan Griffith, candidate for U.S. Congress in Virginia’s 9th District. Delegate Morefield spoke with many local residents about issues concerning them, including Congressman Rick Boucher’s authoring of the anti-coal Cap & Trade legislation pending in Congress. Many folks also mentioned their concerns about the government takeover of health care, taxes, over-spending, the right to bear arms, and right-to-life issues.
Will was happy to point out that Morgan Griffith’s stance on these important issues closely matches those of the majority of local citizens, and asks everyone to vote Morgan Griffith for Congress on November 2nd.