"To be quite honest, my main focus, of course, is federal politics and I'm very busy with the issues I've championed over the years." That's what Delta-Richmond East MP John Cummins said early last month when the Richmond News's Ryan Ingram asked about reports suggesting he could be the next leader of the provincial Conservatives. Nevertheless, Public Eye has learned there is an organized effort to draft Mr. Cummins to run for that position. The effort has included raising money and securing potential financial backers for such an eventuality. Mr. Cummins is presently a member of the provincial party's tactical advisory group.
March 8, 2011