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Tribbett Decides Against State Senate Run

by ARLnow.com May 3, 2011 at 11:03 am 3,490 7 Comments

Technology consultant and Not Larry Sabato blogger Ben Tribbett has decided not to run for state Senate, after all.

Tribbett had been considering running for the seat vacated by the retiring Sen. Mary Margaret Whipple. He would have faced a tough primary battle between County Board member Barbara Favola, who Whipple has endorsed, and Lt. Col. Jaime Areizaga-Soto, who is expected to officially announce his candidacy at tomorrow’s Arlington County Democratic Committee meeting.

“We have two capable candidates,” Tribbett told ARLnow.com this morning, adding that he was not planning on endorsing either candidate quite yet.

Tribbett said his decision was a personal one that was made tougher because he had been receiving words of encouragement and pledges of financial contributions.

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  • TGEoA

    Dick Saslaw threatened to shut down Tribbett’s consulting business if he ran.

    What a scumbag. Good thing he can’t muscle out Jaime.

  • Ben is a smart guy, he’d be a great campaign manager (and has been I think). But I’m not convinced he’s got the people-skills for being an actual politician that talks to more than political movers and shakers.

    • Shane

      Right. Absolutely no surprise whatsoever that Tribbett bailed out on running. He would have been the Miles Grant of this race.

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  • PotentialSlacker

    Nice image selection…


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