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Ron Herbert, BC Conservative Candidate, Dropped In Vancouver West End

B.C. Tories Fire Third Candidate
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B.C. Conservatives

The B.C. Conservatives have fired a third candidate in the election campaign after stepping up a vetting process that failed to catch two others.

Ron Herbert has been dropped as the B.C. Conservative candidate in Vancouver-West End, though it's unclear why the Tories turfed him. He had only been named a candidate on Thursday.

The firing came amidst a full re-vetting of all B.C. Conservative candidates after the party dropped Ian Tootill and Mischa Popoff from their campaigns in Vancouver-False Creek and Boundary-Similkameen, Leader John Cummins said in a Sunday news release.

UPDATE: 2013-04-29 - Herbert allegedly called Liberal Leader Christy Clark a "bitch" on his Twitter account, while also making rude comments about Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin, The Vancouver Sun reported.

"These are never easy situations for a campaign, but I believe that leaders must act proactively," Cummins said.

A senior volunteer tasked with vetting candidates has also stepped down from the position, Cummins said.

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