This probably deserves its own thread now that it's only a month away. Not a good start for the NDP:
[url=http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/ryan-cleary-running-... Ryan Cleary to announce PC candidacy in St. John's today[/url]
Ryan Cleary, who was defeated just last week as a New Democratic MP, will officially reveal plans Friday to become a provincial Tory.
CBC News has learned that Cleary will seek the PC nomination in Windsor Lake, and will announce his intentions at 3 p.m. at Clovelly golf course, likely with Premier Paul Davis at his side.
If he wins the nomination, Cleary will square off against high-profile Liberal MHA Cathy Bennett in the Nov. 30 election.
According to sources, the PCs believe that landing Cleary as a candidate sends a message that the NDP is a non-factor in this election.
Party insiders also hope it will attract other high profile candidates to their slate.[/quote]