Most local political watchers already know that John Bailey is going after Liz Bobo for the District 12B House of Delegates seat. Up until now he has been running as a Republican in the heavily Democratic district. I say up until now because today he told me he’s switching sides. John is now planning to give Liz a primary challenge as a Democrat.
“I’m a public school teacher who believes in education and creating jobs,” he said in explaining why he thought he’d make a good Democrat.
It appears that this move won’t cost him all of his Republican supporters either. Former County Executive Chuck Ecker has already previously agreed to attend a fundraiser for John on April 15th at Historic Oakland in Town Center. Chuck is one of my favorite politicians and an all around great guy. According to John, he is still on board to attend.
I wonder if the Republicans will try and replace Bailey or just concede this seat to the opposition.