The party is weighing using a caucus as an alternative to the more traditional primary. Unlike a primary, in which all polling stations would be open, a caucus could involve as little as one voting site in Louisa County.
The candidates for nomination, including front-runners Abigail Spanberger and Dan Ward as well as Helen Alli and Diane Fraser, have had different reactions to the possible use of a caucus.
Ward, Alli and Fraser are strongly in favor of a primary, while Spanberger said she is not taking a stance one way or the other.
“I’m just focused on defeating Brat, which requires engaging as many voters as possible,” she said last week. “I think a candidate should be strong enough to win any of the processes.”
“I understand the need to have a caucus if you’ve got a candidate that’s extreme, but that does not present itself here,” Ward said. “We should let the people decide.”
To read the entire story, see the Jan. 4 edition of The Central Virginian.