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Mystery Rasoul announcement is endorsement

He’s not running, but Sam Rasoul is hoping to have something to do with the outcome in the 17th District House of Delegates race. “Gwen will represent the people of our area well,” Rasoul said in his endorsement of Gwen Mason, a Democrat and member of Roanoke City Council, who had already announced her intention to run for the Democratic Party nomination for the seat in the 17th, which is held by the retiring William Fralin.

“I hope we can begin to put our partisan hats aside in Richmond and Washington and begin to work for the common good especially in these tough economic times. As a small-business owner myself, I know people are hurting and we need results,” said Rasoul, who made an unsuccessful run for the Sixth District seat representing Western Virginia in Congress last fall.

There had been speculation that Rasoul might have been considering running for the nomination in the 17th himself.

The news release announcing his endorsement noted that Rasoul is not talking about his own political future, though one has to assume that he has some ideas that he has a political future if he’s out endorsing political candidates and using press releases to hint that there is something worth speculating about.


Story by Chris Graham

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