Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Fort Whyte Byelection Part 2

Bob Axworthy to Run For Liberals

The Liberals have decided not to roll over in Fort Whyte byelection. They are running a resident from the riding and a well known family name in Manitoba politics: Bob Axworthy. The NDP and Tories are running people from outside the riding.

Axworthy is a well known coach in the city and community club participant.

Could this be a gamechanger? Hard to say. The Tories have a huge majority of votes from just over a year ago.

One thing for certain is that byelections are very local.


Anonymous said...

Another Axworthy? This is the first sign of the coming Apocalypse.

John Dobbin said...

Anon: There are some Winnipeggers who hated the man with a passion but Lloyd Axworthy beat off previous Conservative sweeps representing the region.

The family name probably still holds some sway in the area.