Constitution Party Candidate for Virginia House House of Delegates Joshua Ball Ends Campaign

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Pastor Joshua Ball, Constitution Party candidate for the Virginia House of Delegates 19th district released the following statement today. “Two months ago, I announced my candidacy for the House of Delegates because I care about our district. This area has been my home for my entire life, and this is where my wife and I are choosing to raise our family. Our lives are dedicated to service, and I saw this campaign as another avenue of service to our community. After much prayer, and discussion with my family, friends and advisors, I have decided to withdraw from the 19th district contest. This race was never about me, it was about the people of the 19th. After my departure, the race is not about Terry Austin or Lewis Medlin, but still the people of the 19th district. Over the next few weeks, I will be evaluating both candidates, and I am not ruling out an endorsement down the road. For now, I am going to focus on my family, our newborn son, and our ministry. I promise to support candidates who will uphold our constitutional freedoms, and will do my part to preserve liberty. I want to thank each of you who has supported us , whether through a petition signature, a word of encouragement, or a pledge to support us in November. Kayla and I are overwhelmed by the support you’ve shown us. May God bless you, and may God bless the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Joshua, Kayla, Elyshah, and Levi Ball.”

Ball was the only Constitution Party candidate running in the November 5, 2013 statewide and legislative elections in Virginia. During the course of his two-month long campaign, he appeared at least once on CP National Vice-Chairman Randy Stufflebeam’s radio show, “Constitutionally Correct.” Also appearing on the same show was Aaron Lyles, the Constitution Party of Virginia’s vice-chairman, who touted the race as very winnable and called one CP supporters and members nationwide to get behind Ball’s campaign. Since the CP’s inception in 1992, the party has only elected on state legislator, Rick Jore, who was elected to the Montana House of Representatives in 2006 after previously serving three terms as a Republican.

Ball’s withdrawal means that there will only be one Constitution Party candidate running for office in elections on November 5, 2013. Anthony Di Inorio is running for Hudson County sheriff in New Jersey. New Jersey and Virginia are the only two states holding elections for statewide and legislative as well as other offices in 2013.

6 thoughts on “Constitution Party Candidate for Virginia House House of Delegates Joshua Ball Ends Campaign

  1. Ad Hoc

    How many signatures did he get? I am guessing he did not qualify for the ballot?

  2. Krzysztof Lesiak Post author


    Not sure. Maybe that’s why he dropped out. Either way, I view this as a positive development. The Constitution Party is being thrust further into the dustbins of history with each passing day. Maybe by 2016 they will be dissolved? 😉 I just don’t get why a party that harbors so many, many avowed homophobes, islamophobes, religous fanaticists and extremists is still around.

    I honestly don’t want anything to do with a party that has people like Don Stone, Don Grundmann and Riley J. Hood. Hell, the CP leadership hasn’t done anything about them, and I wouldn’t be surprised if they quietly share their views.

  3. Peter Gemma

    Krzysztof, if you want to be taken seriously as a writer – that may in fact be too late here – pounding on the CP, or other organizations/people, makes your “news” postings simply platforms for your angry opinions. Why not wait until dispassionate people post things then let your negative views be known to the world. You can’t have it both ways: reporter and critic.

  4. Cody Quirk

    Why not? The mainstream news media does it all the time, plus the vile postings by active members and leaders of the CP is not only newsworthy, but is very much accurate in unbiased truth on the views and opinions of those in the CP’s ranks.

  5. Krzysztof Lesiak Post author


    Mr. Gemma, in the last two months at least, I think I’ve posted about 90% or more of the articles relating to the CP. And I’ve tried to give it positive coverage as well. If you view IPR daily I think you know that. Case in point: my article about the CP’s surpassing 5,000 Facebook likes was recently posted on the CP’s Facebook page. As for the article itself- I don’t see how it is biased in any way, shape or form against the CP. It’s merely reporting news related to the party. However, I don’t see why I shouldn’t be able to voice opinions in the comments section, that’s why it exists.

    Also, I identified with this party when I joined IPR as a contributor back at the start of January. Then I learned more about it and its members, and the views they hold. Plus my views evolved to being a full-fledged libertarian. I’m embarrassed and ashamed by that fact that I actually once thought I was going to join the CP. I want to compensate for that dreadful mistake by exposing fanaticism and extremism in this party and doing some of my own bashing on the side.

    I don’t think the CP will last too much longer – they are declining rapidly in every sense of the word. With Cody and Josh gone, they now officially have zero youth, which a political party just can’t survive without.

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