Monday, January 16, 2017

Andrew Scheer leads endorsement race in Conservative leadership campaign

In his bid for the Conservative Party leadership, Andrew Scheer has the bulk of endorsements from current and former politicians.

But because of the rules of the campaign, the contest will be decided in favour of the candidate who can garner the broadest base of support nationwide. Seen through that lens, Scheer's endorsement advantage over Erin O'Toole, Maxime Bernier and Lisa Raitt narrows.

Scheer has 58 endorsements from current and former politicians at either the federal or provincial level. O'Toole has 23, followed by Bernier with 16 and Raitt with 13.

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  1. The Hill Times

    Some Conservative opponents to Leitch’s divisive leadership campaign still praise her, others say ‘who does she think she’s kidding?’


    But one party insider says Kellie Leitch’s populist ‘shtick’ is seen as phoney by many in the party.

  2. It is very difficult to predict what effect if any endorsements will have in the race. My sense is their usefulness probably comes into play after the first choice of party members. People may say; "Oh, Gerald Keddy was a good M.P. and he's supporting Raitt, I'll give her a nod for my third or fourth choice". I expect endorsements will have much less of an impact than in the old delegated convention scenario where a M.P. or ex-M.P. could sometimes "give" all or most of the delegates to his or her preferred choice.

  3. And now O'Leary has made it official
    He's IN !!


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