Bell Vs. Hammer

Images from Dickie Bell's and WIll Hammer's websites
Images from Dickie Bell’s and Will Hammer’s websites

On Friday, Will Hammer of Staunton declared his intent to run for the Virginia House of Delegates for the 20th district.  As mentioned in his announcement, he plans to be the Libertarian Party candidate.  Also running is Delegate Dickie Bell of Staunton, the recently certified Republican candidate who has represented the 20th district since 2010.  The 20th district includes the cities of Staunton and Waynesboro as well as Highland County and portions of Augusta and Nelson Counties.

Mr. Hammer, as some readers may recall, ran as the Libertarian Party candidate against Representative Bob Goodlatte (R-6) in the 2014 election cycle.  To the best of my knowledge, he is the first ever Libertarian to run for House of Delegates in the Shenandoah Valley.  One can find the official press release of his announcement on his website.

Unlike most districts in the Shenandoah Valley, the 20th has seen quite a few races lately, being contested in two of the last three election cycles with Erik Curran running under the Democratic banner in 2009 and Laura Kleiner doing likewise in 2011.  However, so far, no Democratic candidate has announced this year and it is growing increasingly doubtful that anyone will do so.

On a lighter note, given their last names, I expect that we will see quite a few puns appear dealing with this race.

5 Replies to “Bell Vs. Hammer”

  1. Fabulous news!!!!! It’ll be great to see Mr. Hammer back out there on the campaign trail promoting the legalization of ALL forms of dope once again! LOL

    http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/legal-pot/kids-who-smoke-pot-grow-um-i-forget-n322476

    One of my great joys in life is making modern “liberal-tarians” face THE FACT that there is NO HOPE IN DOPE!!!!! So why do we want the stigma of it being illegal taken away? Mr. Hammer, what say you again? Other thoughts?

      1. I say build more prisons! It’s a win-win scenario! It provides much needed jobs for good-hearted, well-intentioned, HARD-WORKING construction workers, and we can take more of the dope-heads off the streets!!!!! This notion that dope-heads are being overly punished in our big meany-weany “punitive system” is just modern liberal-tarian twaddle! It’s just used as an excuse in an attempt to make dope use seem more normal! I mean everybody’s doing dope, right? 😉 Well, I’m not…never have, never will…nor do I really wanna associate with anyone who does.

      2. This is what dope does!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        http://www.whsv.com/content/news/Crash-Closes-Rt-42-South-near-Wal-Mart-341244642.html

        Robin Milstead was a former co-worker of mine in the poultry industry, and she was a very, very, very fine human being. Now, she’s dead all because of dope!!!!!!!!!! ANYONE who favors the legalization of dope needs serious psychological counseling and should be kept as far away from government as possible!!!!!!!!!!

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