Well, I made it to Hampton Roads and checked into our hotel. We came early because Dan had some state AFL-CIO meetings to attend this afternoon. Meanwhile I went in search of the hotel's business center to catch up on email and the blogs. Since I don't have a laptop, I usually have to rely on the kindness of hotel business centers like this one.
Blogging will be light this weekend. I won't be live blogging the convention. Frankly, there will be too much going on and I don't want to be behind a computer, missing all the action. I know lots of people from other parts of the state and want to catch up on gossip with them. And I want to have fun and party a little bit.
Next week, though, I'll write my endorsement of Gerry Connolly, who just won a hard fought primary in the 11th CD. In my last post, I know my congratulations to him got a little lost in my praise for his recent opponent, Leslie Byrne. It was indeed a hard loss. But I want to say unequivocally, Congratulations Gerry Connolly!
As just promised, next week, I'll make that support formal and in the coming weeks, I'll have more to say about why people in the 11th should vote for him rather than Republican newcomer, Keith Fimian. I also plan to work for Connolly and the rest of the Democratic ticket in the fall.
For now, I'm off to unpack, look for some friends, and find a bar. Because, girls just want to have in Hampton Roads :)