Chamber controversy

The Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce ruffled some of it’s own feathers by endorsing Kilgore a couple of months ago. The Washington Post covers the controversy: Kilgore Endorsement Falls Flat in Fairfax. Various members of the Chamber (posting anonymously) argue the significance of the Post article on the new Chamber Blog, Policy Soup. I can’t say I disagree that the Post article had an agenda… The most interesting thing about the article is the following (unrelated) tid bit:

There was also concern that Republican partisans among the PAC trustees put party loyalty over the best interests of the chamber. Former chamber lobbyist Nancy Reed avoided partisan ties, while her replacement, Jason A. Flanary, has worked for Republicans on Capitol Hill and in Richmond. Government affairs coordinator Paul V. Tyahla worked for the National Republican Congressional Committee before joining the chamber staff.

I’ve heard Flanary’s name mentioned as a possible Republican candidate for HoD. Correct me if I’m wrong, but I think he lives in Delegate-Elect Chuck Caputo’s district. I’ve also heard that Chuck doesn’t want to run again (although I’m sure he’ll run in ’07 if unopposed). It’s a long time between now and 2 months from now when people need to start raising money. So who knows. Oh wait…