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Frank Coleman, candidate for the leadership of the Progressive Conservative Party of Newfoundland and Labrador, expressed his disappointment Wednesday night on the by-election loss in the District of Virginia Waters.
In a prepared statement, he called Danny Breen a stand-out candidatewho would have made a great representative for the people of that district
“Danny ran a great campaign in a very tight race," he stated. "I am proud of what he achieved. If I become leader I would welcome Danny to be part of the PC team in the 2015 general election.”
Coleman said the by-election loss, while important, is only a setback on the way to rebuilding the PC Party in Newfoundland and Labrador.
“I respect the choice the voters in Virginia Waters made tonight,” he stated. “We know we have a lot of work to do to regain the trust and support of the voters in Newfoundland and Labrador, and I intend to lead the change that is needed to ensure the PCs are the first choice in this province. It has started.”