Friday, March 5, 2010
Today Speaker Howell upon recognizing Del. Ward Armstrong addressed him as “ The Gentleman from Statewide, Mr. Armstrong”. House Minority Leader Ward Armstrong had long been eyeing his chance to become Speaker of the House , but due to the to the six-seat pick up from the Republicans this election it appears that he has no chance at taking the gavel. With his failed attempts at retiring Speaker Howell it appears he has his eyes on a statewide position. With aspirations for a statewide office, Armstrong has been holding town hall meetings throughout Southern Virginia with the idea of enhancing his statewide image. But for the time being looks like the only statewide endorsements he will be receiving is from remarks from Speaker Howell.