RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The daddy of a Virginia journalist fatally shot during a live broadcast in 2015 has conceded that he didn’t make the poll within the Democratic nomination contest for the fifth Congressional District.
Andy Parker, who announced in January that he would search to unseat incumbent GOP Rep. Bob Good, stated in a statement Monday that he would as a substitute throw his assist to Democratic nominee Josh Throneburg.
“I used to be trying ahead to a spirited major and marketing campaign towards Good this fall, however to my nice disappointment our marketing campaign didn’t meet the technical necessities to be on the first poll. I wish to thank the hundreds of Virginians and supporters throughout America who stood with me,” Parker stated.
Because the loss of life of his daughter Alison, a 24-year-old reporter at Roanoke’s WDBJ-TV who was killed by a former colleague throughout an interview, Parker has pushed for gun-control measures. He’s additionally battled with Facebook for permitting the video of his daughter’s slaying to flow into.
Parker’s marketing campaign told WDBJ final week that it was reviewing its petition signatures after being knowledgeable that the fifth District Committee was capable of confirm solely 937 of the 1,000 required.
Alison Parker’s loss of life additionally prompted her boyfriend, WDBJ anchor Chris Hurst, to run for the General Assembly in 2017. Hurst, a Democrat, stop his TV job and served two phrases within the Home of Delegates earlier than being unseated by a Republican final November.
Good, an ultraconservative first-term Republican intently allied with former President Donald Trump, faces a challenger for the Republican nomination: Dan Moy. The nomination might be settled in a conference subsequent month.
Central Virginia’s newly redrawn fifth Congressional District leans strongly Republican.