Politics / Virginia

Former rival to Virginia speaker considering another run

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — A former tea party favorite who tried unsuccessfully to unseat one of the most powerful Republicans in Virginia is considering taking another run at elected office.

The Free Lance-Star reports (http://bit.ly/2nkXNDB ) former Stafford County Supervisor Susan Stimpson may run again for a seat in the House of Delegates.

Stimpson lost to House Speaker William J. Howell in a GOP primary in 2015. Howell recently announced his plans to retire and Stimpson is considering another run for the seat.

Stimpson was arrested last year for trespassing at a grocery store and at an airport. Stimpson said the arrests the result of erratic behavior brought on by the use of phentermine, a prescription diet pill.

She said she’s got a healthier lifestyle and would promote improvements in health care if elected.

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Information from: The Free Lance-Star, http://www.fredericksburg.com/

 

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