Scott Bradley will be the Liberal candidate in Ottawa Centre come the next federal election, after winning the nomination last night.
Bradley, who lost out to Penny Collenette in the last election, defeated Telus executive Janet Yale, who was running in her first nomination campaign.
Yale said in an earlier interview that she ran on the strength of years of community service and experience in leadership positions. She could also boast endorsements from prominent Liberals including former MPP Richard Patten, Senator Mac Harb and former federal minister Sheila Copps.
Bradley emphasized his connection with the average voter, who he said the Liberals have taken for granted in Ottawa Centre.
Both said they realized the campaign was really about determining the best candidate to unseat incumbent NDP MP Paul Dewar.
Bradley will run against Dewar, a yet-to-be-named Conservative candidate and repeat Green Party candidate Jen Hunter.