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Saxman skips session to stump for McCain

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The House of Delegates held a “marathon 10 a.m.-to-7 p.m. floor session” on crossover eve last night, acting on dozens of bills now being passed to the State Senate.

Yet, oddly, Del. Chris Saxman’s name disappears from the recorded votes taken after 5:45 PM. Saxman missed votes on immigration measures (HB1298), child safety initiatives (HB1250) – even a resolution creating Ms. Wheelchair Virginia Day.

So where’d he go?

Turns out Saxman was about 15 minutes down Interstate 64, at the Virginia Aviation Museum for a John McCain rally. Check out the video below:

Yes, this is the same Del. Saxman who wants to limit legislators from attending political events during session.

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Written by assemblyaccess

February 12, 2008 at 12:28 pm

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  1. […] leave a comment » Del. Chris Saxman (R-Augusta) seemed caught off guard when asked to explain one his own bills this afternoon. Saxman’s HB1634 would restrict members of the General Assembly from attending various events during the General Assembly session, and Del. Bob Marshall (R-Prince William) was curious exactly what kind of “events” the ban would cover. Saxman didn’t seem to know, but we assume he would make an exception for John McCain rallies. […]


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