Wednesday, September 2, 2009

The first official candidate...

... is Andrew Swan. As well, at the press conference where he announced his candidacy, he was endorsed by Oswald and Struthers, so we know they're not running either. Also endorsing him was Nancy Allan, and according to Endless Spin Cycle backbenchers Erin Selby, Sharon Blady, and Bonnie Korzeniowski were also there.

As of writing, nobody else has declared yet.

3 comments:

Lord of Wealth said...

yikes, shudder,

Damn I still cringe every time I see Sharon Blady's name in print. From the time I new her in Toronto I can safely say I don't know why any party or riding would want her or her endorsement.

I hear her claim to fame is a bill about dogs. Snicker...

Lord of Wealth said...

knew her,, fingers work faster than brain.

nitroglycol said...

Interesting. Yeah, you're right about the dog bill, it's a private member's bill that proposes fines for interfering with service dogs (including guide dogs as well as police dogs and the like). The actual bill is here.

Given that she's a backbencher, that bill and her caucus bio are pretty much all I know about her. I'd put her absence from the cabinet down to the fact that she was only elected two years ago, so I can't comment on your general opinion of her.