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Calendar Three congressional candidates showed up to voice their
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Sales Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia. Floyd Bayne (I) and
Real Estate Rick Waugh (D), both candidates for the 7th District’s
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congressional seat, and Dr. Wynn LeGrow, who is running as a
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2009 SOL presence. Congressmen Eric Cantor (R-7th) and Randy Forbes
Scores Bayne (R- 4th) did not attend.
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“I think we’re just upset the incumbents aren’t here,” Waugh said. “The whole purpose of my
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jobs and education, and I don’t think either are being
properly addressed,” LeGrow said. “As for long-term problems, I’m absolutely convinced that Spring-Summer Guide 2010
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the Republicans or the Democrats know their jobs, and we need
someone in there that cares more about the Constitution.”

Bayne said Cantor doesn’t stand on a position and can’t answer Summer Camp Guide
the public’s questions.

“Despite what Mr. Cantor might think, there are a lot of people in
the 7th district who have a lot of questions who would like to ask
LeGrow him those questions, but he’s not putting himself in a position
where anybody is going to ask him any,” Bayne said. “If you’re
going to stand for a position, you’ve got to be able to defend that position. If you can’t, you

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should probably re-evaluate it. While Rick and I disagree on certain issues, we are willing to Health Matters
stand up and tell you why.”

Congressional elections will be held Nov. 2.

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If you’d like to learn more about the candidates who attended Tavern Talk, visit
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• www.floydbayne.com
• www.rickwaugh.com

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