As I was riding on Vale Road yesterday, I was dismayed to find a sign for Dr. Esam Omesh, who is running for the Democratic nomination for the 35th District of the House of Delegates. Dr. Omesh held his kickoff meeting only yesterday.
Readers might recall former Gov. Tim Kaine (now head of the Democratic National Committee) had selected Dr. Omesh for his minorities commission. Ultimately, Dr. Omesh resigned, as videos of him advocating jihad were circulated on the Internet.
On June 9, voters will choose the Republican and Democratic candidates who will oppose each other on the November ballot. The Democratic primary is contested: others running in the primary are Mark Keam, Roy Baldwin, and Edith Frankell Kelleher. I do not want a situation in which a four-way split might give Omesh victory. How can we who live in the 35th District defeat Dr. Omesh's candidacy?