Giannetti set for GOP run for Senate

September 28, 2006|By Phillip McGowan | Phillip McGowan,SUN REPORTER

State Sen. John A. Giannetti Jr. appeared poised yesterday to re-enter the District 21 Senate race, as the state Republican Party welcomed the former Democrat to the GOP and two Republican Party chairmen were moving to nominate him.

"We are very happy about Senator Giannetti's decision to switch to the Republican Party and look forward to him as our candidate in the general election," said state Republican Party Chairman John M. Kane.

Earlier in the day, the chairman of the Anne Arundel County Republican Central Committee, Chuck Gast, formally nominated Giannetti to fill the vacancy left by the District 21 primary winner, John Stafford, said state GOP spokeswoman Audra Miller.

The head of the Prince George's County Republican Central Committee, Virginia W. Kellogg, was expected last night to nominate Giannetti.

phill.mcgowan@baltsun.com

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