April 10, 2017
Riding to Watch
Chilliwack-Hope could possibly be
New Democratic Party
2017 election headquarters for the Chilliwack riding opened last Saturday.
month away from the BC general elections and the riding to
Chilliwack-Hope where NDP candidate Patti MacAhonic will be scrumming with
BC Liberal Laurie Throness.
MacAhonic left behind a lot
of support when she jumped ridings. It 's possible it could be a nail-biter
like in 2012 when NDP candidate Gwen O'Mahoney snuck by Liberal candidate
Laurie Throness in the Chilliwack-Hope by-election.
In the 2013 elections, MacAhonic chased Liberal John Martin with 6,551 votes
to his 9,989 for control of the Chilliwack riding.
Her strong finish in 2013 elections, her campaign experience and networking
in the community may translate to a strong finish against Throness this
MacAhonic has her work cut out for her.
Last week, as her campaign was getting off the ground, she told The Voice
they had just started raising money.
"We're broke at the moment and trying to set up an office etc.," she said.
It's difficult to see it as a tactical move by the NDP when the party
announced their Chilliwack nominee was Tracey O'Hara who's expected to put up her dukes against John
Martin and the steeled Liberal machine. She's an unknown with no campaign
experience, doesn't know anyone and has a green campaign manger.
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