Rick Pauls, the Killarney-Turtle Mountain mayor and Conservative who had previously suggested he might run as an independent, will now seek the Liberal nomination. Rolf Dinsdale, the other declared candidate for the Liberal nomination, says his cage has been “rattled … a little bit” by the controversy around his resume.
And Merv Tweed, the former Conservative MP, says he is disappointed that a Conservative nomination race did not occur.
“A nomination meeting is the lifeblood of your organization because everybody that’s in it creates memberships, creates teams and at the end when you find the winner, you hope those teams come together and that gives you a pretty good infrastructure within in all the communities,” he told the Sun this weekend. “We built a strong organization in Brandon-Souris and I’m sad to see it evolve into what it has.”
Mind you, Mr. Tweed still thinks the riding will remain Conservative.
See previous instalments of the Brandon-Souris chronicles here, here and here.