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Liberals jockey for support in leadership race

As contenders for the B.C. Liberal leadership compete against each other for votes, they are also campaigning for high-profile endorsements from their caucus and cabinet colleagues.

As contenders for the B.C. Liberal leadership compete against each other for votes, they are also campaigning for high-profile endorsements from their caucus and cabinet colleagues.

The latest candidate to boast high-profile Liberal support is Kevin Falcon, who won the public support of Public Safety Minister Rich Coleman.

Coleman, who was himself considered a potential leadership candidate, says Falcon has been a trustworthy colleague who will be able to reconnect with voters and keep the embattled party united.

Other candidates have also been trumpeting their support, notably former cabinet minister George Abbott, who has been sending out regular news releases announcing each caucus member who has decided to back him.

Abbott has a list of about a dozen of his colleagues that he counts among his supporters.

The other leadership candidates are former cabinet ministers Mike de Jong and Moira Stilwell, and cabinet-minister-turned-radio-host Christy Clark, who announced her candidacy alongside Liberal caucus member Harry Bloy.

 
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