The slate of political candidates is virtually set in the federal riding of Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo - whenever the next election is called. Former riding association president Murray Todd was acclaimed as the Liberal party's candidate at a meeting last night.
Todd acknowledges that he has an uphill battle considering the bulk of the votes in this riding last time around went to the Conservatives - followed by the NDP. But Todd says he thinks talking about policy, ideas and talking about being the party of conciliation will help bring people over to the Liberal side.
He predicts an election could be held as soon as early May - 34 days after a budget vote. He joins incumbent conservative MP Cathy McLeod, New Democrat Michael Crawford, and Kevin Ortner of the Green Party as expected candidates.