Loose Fish - December 9, 2010

Today, George Abbott announced another provincial Liberal legislator is backing his bid to succeed Gordon Campbell: Jane Thornwaite. That brings Mr. Abbott's total number of caucus supporters to 12. But how many MLA endorsements do the other leadership candidates have and who are the loose fish? Well, here's our list - which indicates 17 MLAs have yet to chose sides, including many of the heavy-weight cabinet ministers.

George Abbott

Murray Coell
Eric Foster
Randy Hawes
Kash Heed
Gordon Hogg
Richard T. Lee
Norm Letnick
Don McRae
John Rustad
John Slater
Jane Thornthwaite
John Van Dongen

Christy Clark

Harry Bloy

Mike de Jong

no caucus supporters announced

Kevin Falcon

Iain Black
Stephanie Cadieux
Ron Cantelon
Dave Hayer
Doug Horne
Rob Howard
John Les
Mary Polak
Joan McIntyre
John Yap

Moira Stilwell

no caucus supporters announced

Loose fish

Donna Barnett
Bill Barisoff
Pat Bell
Shirley Bond
Ida Chong
Rich Coleman
Marc Dalton
Colin Hansen
Terry Lake
Margaret MacDiarmid
Mary McNeil
Pat Pimm
Linda Reid
Ben Stewart
Ralph Sultan
Steve Thomson
Naomi Yamamoto

Leadership vote and convention committee members

Kevin Krueger
Barry Penner

1 Comment

1) Mr. Abbott, this is to inform you that you are an underdog.

That most people don't know who their MLA is.

That you've got an invite to join CAMPAIGN NEW SENSATION.

2) Sean, this is *live* intel from me with some pace cars added for good measure:

141: @MikedeJongTeam
228: @Mike_de_Jong
260: @TeamKevinFalcon
306: @DrMoiraStilwell
534: @MaryPolak
557: @georgeabbott4bc
1258: @KevinFalcon
1379: @ChristyClarkBC
1752: @GracieStyle (most popular non-MLA BCLib Twitterer)
2253: @PublicEyeOnline

167: Dr. Moira Stillwell
173: Mike De Jong
235: Kevin Falcon, BC Liberal Leadership Candidate
310: George Abbott
905: Christy Clark

Yup, that's a big lead Christy got there. Caucus members... who cares!?!?! Most people don't know who their MLA is anyway, much less have pin-ups of their action figure BCLib MLA in their den or office!!!!!

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