St. Thomas — Former U.S. Secretary of Labor, Hilda Solis endorsed Albert Bryan and Tregenza Roach recently. Joining a growing list of public figures in the territory endorsing the pair.
“When the Hovensa Refinery closed, Albert convinced President Barack Obama and me of the urgent need for workers on St. Croix,” said the former U.S. Secretary. “We were confident in Albert’s demonstrated management of federal funds, so we agreed to an unprecedented $8 million emergency grant and the extension of unemployment to 72 weeks for Hovensa workers.”
The Democratic nominee recently received endorsements from Adlah “Foncie” Donastorg and Alicia “Chucky” Hansen — both of whom were Bryan’s rivals in General Election earlier this month.
The Bryan/Roach team’s prowess in digital marketing appears to be paying off, as Albert has overtaken Governor Mapp in popularity according to public data on Google Search Trends.
It’s hard to keep up with all the developments this election cycle, but President Obama seems to be tuning in to elections all over the country, including races in the territory.
This is a highly contested race making it hard to even predict a winner. With the runoff election only three days away, the Mapp/Potter and Bryan/Roach campaigns have both doubled down on their endorsement strategies. Releasing more clips of Millenials and popular public figures endorsing their teams’ vision for the Virgin Islands.
Sen. Nereida “Nellie” Rivera O’Reilly is one the latest public figures to endorse the Mapp/Potter team.
Today, Saturday, November 17, 2018 is the first day to Early Vote for the 2018 Run-Off Election. Voting hours are from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM on St. Croix and St. Thomas. St. John Office hours are… https://t.co/Wh80VQx4mI
— VI Elections System (@VIVote) November 17, 2018
Early voting in the U.S. Virgin Islands begins at 8am today in both districts for the runoff election.