Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Assessing caucus support

Thus far it seems as if most of the Liberal caucus is holding off from endorsing anyone, but a few candidates do seem to have the advantage when it comes to support within caucus. Of the candidates who have caucus support, this is what it looks like:

(UPDATE: Apparently Coderre is for Ignatieff.)

Ignatieff has a clear advantage with (currently) 17 MPs behind him: Rodger Cuzner, Denis Coderre, Raymonde Folco, Susan Kadis, Derek Lee, John McCallum, John McKay, Stephen Owen, Jim Peterson, Marcel Proulx, Geoff Regan, Pablo Rodriguez, Raymond Simard, Paul Szabo, Robert Thibault, Roger Valley, and Paul Zed.

Kennedy is his closest rival, with 12 MPs supporting him: Omar Alghabra, Navdeep Bains, Raymond Chan, Joe Fontana, Mark Holland, Gurbax Mahli, Bernard Patry, Mario Silva, Scott Simms, Brent St. Denis, Andrew Telegdi, and Borys Wrzesnewskyj.

Coming in next is Volpe, with 7 MPs: Joe Comuzzi, Sukh Dhaliwal, Massimo Pacetti, Jim Karygiannis, Wajid Khan, Yasmin Ratansi, and Lui Temelkovski. (Seems his appeal to the "ethnic vote" wasn't just talk.)

Meanwhile, Dion has 3 MPs: Colleen Beaumier, Marlene Jennings and Byron Wilfert.

Brison and Bevilacqua have 2 each: Mark Eyking and Michael Savage for the former, and Gerry Burne and Roy Cullen for the latter.

Rae and Dryden have one each: Brian Murphy for the former and Anita Neville for the latter.

In total, 45 MPs have declared allegiences, leaving a full 57 undecided or undeclared.


At 5/09/2006 10:19 p.m., Blogger Alex Plante said...

Count Coderre in for Ignatieff.

At 5/09/2006 11:11 p.m., Anonymous West for Kennedy said...

More coming for Kennedy.


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