Forbes visits Windsor on campaign trail
Published 10:31 am Wednesday, November 5, 2014
As Congressman J. Randy Forbes (4-Va.) traveled from Chesterfield to Chesapeake on Election Day, he had one more opportunity to hear constituents’ concerns before or even after they went to vote. During his visit to the polling site in the Windsor Volunteer Fire Department, Forbes said that many people are concerned about the state of the nation.
“I’m hearing, ‘We gotta change the direction this country is going in,’” he said, adding that for many people this election is an opportunity to help make those changes.
Concerning the Republicans’ chances of gaining the majority in both the House and Senate of Congress, the incumbent said, “Many view us not as part of the problem, but as part of the solution.”
Forbes also said that on the campaign trail it “seems there is anecdotal support for Republican candidate Ed Gillespie,” who is “really pumped up.” He’s challenging the incumbent Democratic Mark Warner for a Virginia senate seat.
Bill Coburn, chairman of the Republican party in Isle of Wight County, shares the congressman’s optimism. He had travelled from where he lives in Carrollton to drum up support for the candidates.
“I definitely feel confident about Randy Forbes and Ed Gillespie winning, particularly for Randy. Gillespie should be close,” Coburn said.
Among the voters who got to meet Forbes during his stop were Hilda Prudhomme and Judy Dempsey, both of Windsor.
Though not asked directly for whom she was voting, Dempsey said, “I am confident about my candidates’ chances of winning.”