Quiet Election? Not in Cumberland North
The 41st Nova Scotia General Election is underway but this one has a different feel, particularly in Cumberland County.
The deadline for nominations is next Wednesday (July 28) and there are still two vacancies on the traditional ballots. The Liberals have not yet named a candidate in Cumberland South and the Tories have no one on the ballot in the north.
That leaves the incumbent, PC Tory Rushton, going quietly about his business in the south while a much hotter race is getting personal to the north.
The incumbent, Elizabeth Smith-McCrossin, is running as an independent, now with an axe to grind against all parties.
Meanwhile, Bill Casey, a long-time federal politician, was supposed to be the white knight who would revive the Liberal Party in Cumberland, a task that looks more and more daunting everyday.
Political observers in Halifax are watching Cumberland North very closely, not for the outcome but for the fireworks.
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