• RPV Statement on Wannabe Presidential Candidate Terry McAuliffe’s Fake Pardon

    The Republican Party of Virginia issued the following statement:

    “The individual who received the pardon, committed a crime when she was caught entering this country illegally over a decade ago and decided to stay. She then broke the law by driving a vehicle without a license. Why should this illegal immigrant get to stay in this country when hundreds of thousands of potential immigrants wait in line legally? We know that Governor McAuliffe, as well as every statewide Democrat Party candidate this year, believes that illegal immigrants should qualify for public benefits like driver’s licenses and not face any consequences for their crimes. We fundamentally disagree, the Republican Party of Virginia believes in the rule of law and that the concerns of the citizens of Virginia should come first, not those of illegal immigrants.

    We know that Terry McAuliffe is auditioning to run for the Democrat nomination for president in 2020 and is trying to check every box with out-of-state liberal interest groups. The least he could do is pretend that he cares about the citizens of Virginia instead of pandering to the illegal immigration lobby.”


  • BREAKING: Obamacare Costs Up 77 Percent in Virginia Since 2013

    The news isn’t good. A new report from the Department of Health and Human Services shows that health insurance costs have gone up 77 percent in just three years.

    Insurance companies are fleeing Obamacare exchanges around the country, and the $2,500 savings promised by President Obama remain nowhere to be seen.

    RPV Chairman John Whitbeck issued the following statement:

    “Healthcare premiums in the last four years have gone through the roof under Obamacare. Yet stubborn Democrats continue to stand by the failed legislation. How can Virginia Democrats such as Tim Kaine, Mark Warner, Terry McAuliffe, Tom Perriello, and Ralph Northam support a system that has driven premium costs up for our families by 77 percent in just 3 years?”

    “It’s time for Democrats to do what’s best for the American people, not for their party bosses. They must acknowledge that Obamacare is a failure, work with President Trump and Congressional Republicans to fix our healthcare system and replace the disastrous Obamacare once and for all.”


  • Chairman Whitbeck: President’s Budget a Critical Step in the Right Direction

    RPV Chairman John Whitbeck issued the following statement:

    “President Trump’s budget is yet another promise kept and a critical step in the right direction toward fixing our nation’s long term spending problems. Unlike budgets from President Obama, this document puts the budget on a path to balance in just 10 years.”

    “The budget also reflects the President’s commitment to national security. It begins the process of rebuilding our military and securing our border. It also keep our promise to end taxpayer funding for abortions by defunding Planned Parenthood, and puts our nation back on a path to prosperity. It is clear that this budget proposal will put taxpayers first.”


  • RPV Statement on Washington Post Poll

    RPV Chairman John Whitbeck issued the following statement:

    “Today’s Washington Post poll is so far off base it falls squarely into the category of fake news. Polling in the Commonwealth is notoriously bad, but this Post poll stands out for its level of inaccuracy. The Post’s survey shows a dubious 10-point advantage for Democrats over Republicans in terms of party ID.”

    “Such a shift would be historic and likely unprecedented. In 2013, Democrats had a 5-point party ID advantage in Terry McAuliffe’s narrow win, while in 2009, Republicans held a 4-point advantage in Bob McDonnell’s landslide victory. These results simply don’t reflect the reality of what a Virginia gubernatorial electorate will look like.”

    “If this same electorate had turned out to vote in November 2016, admittedly a far more Democratic-leaning electorate than an off-year contest for governor, Clinton would have won 49-to-39, double her real margin in the Commonwealth. If this poll isn’t the product of liberal bias, it’s the product of incompetence. Neither is acceptable.”

    “Anyone who has any experience with a Virginia off-year election knows such an electorate is a Democrat fever dream, not reality. Newspaper circulations are shrinking for a reason – and terrible polls like this just add more fuel to the fire.”


  • Whitbeck: Northam is Out of Touch

    RPV Chairman John Whitbeck issued the following statement in response to a statement made by Ralph Northam:

    RALPH NORTHAM: “There are other regressive taxes, let’s think about the grocery – the food tax. Think about people – most people won’t even go to the grocery store. Five and three quarters, six percent, you don’t think about it a whole lot but those people that perhaps are living on minimum wage, that means a lot to those individuals so we have proposed to scale back – to get rid of – the grocery tax…”

    “This statement makes me wonder if Ralph Northam is even aware of what the current grocery tax is in Virginia.  He has an excellent ability to generate policies which translate to political talking points, but fails when it comes to substance.  While Northam claims the tax is between 5-6%, the reality is that the tax is currently set at 2.5%.”

    “This leaves us wondering if Northam is out of touch, or just not listening at all.”

  • Whitbeck: Virginia Democrats in All-Out Civil War

    RPV Chairman John Whitbeck issued the following statement:

    “What began as a simple Race to the Left has turned into an all-out Civil War in the Democrat Party of Virginia. Until now, Ralph Northam and Tom Perriello had been content to simply try to come up with a position that was more far-left liberal than their opponent.”

    “Now both they and their proxies have begun attack each other for flip-flops, hypocrisy, and a failure to tow the liberal line. It’s the far left versus the far, far left in the Democrat Party of Virginia.”

    “After tonight, it’s going to take more than a ‘Unity Tour’ to get these two sides back together.”

  • RPV Statement on GOP, Democrat Candidate Events

    RPV Chairman John Whitbeck issued the following statement:

    “Today, Ralph Northam and Tom Perriello will appear together in Bristol. It’s fitting that this event takes place just a few miles and hours away from a race at Bristol Motor Speedway. The race is scheduled to have 1,200 left turns — almost as many as Perriello and Northam will make on stage.”

    “Saturday’s forum will be a race to see who can be the most anti-coal, the most pro-abortion, or who can propose the highest job-killing minimum wage hike. And with policies like these, there are no winners, and Virginia working families lose.”

    “Meanwhile, Republican candidates will be putting forward common-sense ideas to improve our Commonwealth, and talking about the kitchen table issues that matter most to Virginians. While Democrats race to the left, Republicans will be focused on making Virginia a better Commonwealth for all.”


  • RPV Statement on Televised Republican Gubernatorial Debate

    RPV Chairman John Whitbeck issued the following statement:

    “Tonight the Republican Candidates for Governor will participate in an open and televised discussion about the future of our Commonwealth. We may witness some disagreement when it comes to policy, but we can be confident that each of these candidates is better suited to lead the Commonwealth than Ralph Northam or Tom Perriello.”

  • RPV Statement on Confirmation of Justice Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court

    RPV Chairman John Whitbeck issued the following statement:

    “Congratulations to soon-to-be Associate Justice Neil Gorusch on his confirmation today! Judge Gorsuch is a supremely qualified jurist who will serve the Constitution and the rule of law faithfully. I also congratulate Leader McConnell and his team for their hard work to ensure that the voters were heard before the Justice Scalia’s seat was filled.”

    “That being said, I am extremely disappointed in Mark Warner and Tim Kaine. Both of these Senators put their far-left base ahead of their constituents as a whole. With his vote to join the obstruction of this nominee, Mark Warner has forever abandoned any claim to be a centrist. Senator Kaine should be even more ashamed, but thankfully his last-minute smear of Judge Gorsuch was seen for just what it was — a falsehood designed to give a bitter Tim Kaine an excuse to vote no.”

    “Congratulations, Justice Gorsuch!”

  • Whitbeck: Extraordinary Candidates Certified For GOP Primary

    -Earlier today, RPV Chairman John Whitbeck sent a letter to the Virginia State Board of Elections certifying the following candidates met the legal requirements to appear on the June 13 Republican Primary Ballot.-

    They are (listed in order of office and pre-check qualification):

    Ed Gillespie
    Corey Stewart
    Frank Wagner

    Lt. Governor
    Bryce Reeves
    Glen Davis
    Jill Vogel

    Attorney General
    John Adams

    RPV Chairman John Whitbeck issued the following statement:

    “This year’s group of Republican candidates is truly extraordinary. From top to bottom, our contenders have the breadth of experience, grassroots support, and commitment to our shared common-sense conservative values to not only win in November, but make our Commonwealth a better place for all Virginians.

    “I look forward to working with all 7 of these candidates as we take back the Executive Branch for the GOP!”

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