I had the opportunity to meet and talk with state Senator Roscoe Reynolds (D-Rocky Mount) a few months ago and walked away with the impression that he wasn't the smartest puppy in the litter.
With that in mind, this news is welcome:
Reynolds is a good soldier and does what he's told, so the Democratic Party will fight hard to keep him in office. But he comes across as a complete lightweight. The district that Virgil Goode made famous deserves better.
Roscoe Reynolds readies for competition
The Democrat will face an Army veteran and former state trooper for the 20th District.
By Mason Adams, The Roanoke Times
Southside Democrat Roscoe Reynolds will face opposition next year in his campaign for re-election to the Virginia Senate.
Jeff Evans, an Army veteran, former state trooper and current vice chairman of the Carroll County Board of Supervisors, has announced he's seeking the Republican nomination to run in the 20th District against Reynolds, a Democrat from Henry County.
Evans, 50, is a native of Grayson County. He spent three years with the Army before being hired by the Virginia State Police in 1978. He remained there until retiring in 2002.
Evans was elected to the Carroll County Board of Supervisors and is approaching the end of his first term.
He said he's running because he believes Reynolds doesn't adequately represent the district. (link)
Update 12/13/06: Alton says Roscoe is from Ridgeway. I think I may have gotten his place of origin confused with that of his handler that was in the same conversation. Or I may not be the smartest puppy in my litter ...
Update II 12/13/06: Brian Patton reminded me that Alton Foley was the first to report this ages ago.