Del. Nicholas J. Freitas (R-Culpeper) might have to run for reelection as a write-in candidate because of delays in filing paperwork, a situation that would present a serious setback for Republicans fighting to defend a razor-thin majority in November.
Call it confusing, call it intriguing, but it’s a fact: Del. Nick Freitas (R-Culpeper) is again running for re-election four days after withdrawing from the race.
The two-time incumbent in the 30th District has been chosen—again—by the Republican legislative district committee as its candidate for the November race.
The status of a Republican-leaning Virginia legislative district that suddenly has no Republican candidate remained unclear Friday as the State Board of Elections met behind closed doors to discuss the situation.
The elections board emerged after 20 minutes, took no action, and declined to comment on the possible fate of Del. Nick Freitas, R-Culpeper,
Republican Del. Nick Freitas told Virginia election officials Thursday that he was withdrawing as a candidate one day before the State Board of Elections was scheduled to decide how to handle his late campaign paperwork.
Virginia Del. Nick Freitas, R-Culpeper, will have to wait a little longer to find out if he’ll be on the ballot in November after the State Board of Elections said it needs more time to get legal advice on how to handle multiple Freitas candidacy forms that were filed late.
The elections board met Thursday to clear up ballot access issues for three House of Delegates candidates — two Republicans and one Democrat — who were missing forms filed by their respective parties certifying them as nominees. The board had already decided to allow Del. Terry Kilgore, R-Scott, onto the ballot despite his party certification form coming in late.
Del. Nick Freitas, R-Culpeper, is in the midst of a re-election campaign in Virginia’s 30th House District, but it turns out the two-term state delegate’s name is not certified to appear on the ballot Nov. 5.
Culpeper County’s general registrar and director of elections, James Clements, made the discovery Wednesday.
A state House committee chairman wanted an endorsement in exchange for a bill moving forward, according to one of his Republican colleagues.
Del. Nick Freitas, R-Culpeper, released a video on the blog The Bull Elephant accusing Del. Chris Peace, R-Hanover, of playing political games with Freitas’ legislation during this year’s General Assembly session.