• RPV Introduces #Extreme15

    The Republican Party of Virginia Highlights 15 Freshman Democrats in the Virginia General Assembly

    Richmond, VA – Today, the Republican Party of Virginia (RPV) released an extensive analysis of 15 freshmen Democrat Delegates in the Virginia General Assembly. Known as the “Extreme 15,” these legislators have a propensity to support and patron radical, far-left legislation. The RPV’s breakdown of these Delegates highlights some of their most extreme qualities.

    As we have already seen in just two short months, House Democrats don’t have the best interests of their constituents in mind. From vicious attacks on millennials and tech companies (see proposed taxes on Netflix, Hulu, Spotify, Pandora, Airbnb, etc.) to shady, self-serving behavior (see Gooditis, Fowler), Virginians are beginning to realize that the Extreme 15 cannot be trusted to lead.

    The Extreme 15 have already become infamous in the Virginia General Assembly for their exceedingly liberal, self-serving, and ineffective representation of the Commonwealth. The list features the most egregious examples of incompetence put on display by the Extreme 15, who were elected for no other reason than their party affiliation.

    “We wanted to highlight what Virginia voters are getting with this group of Delegates who are far outside the mainstream of Virginia,” said RPV Chairman John Whitbeck. “These Delegates ran on the ‘hate Trump’ agenda, and unfortunately, many of them won. Letting Virginians know of these Delegates’ extremism will undoubtedly cause voters to reconsider their decisions and turn the tide in 2018 and 2019.”

    The #Extreme15 can be found here.

  • Nick Freitas to Appear on Ballot for U.S. Senate

    Delegate Nick Freitas Collects Enough Signatures to Appear on Ballot for U.S. Senate.

    Richmond, VA – The Republican Party of Virginia (RPV) is excited to announce that Del. Nick Freitas has qualified for and will be on the ballot for U.S. Senate.

    The RPV reviewed the signatures required for approval, and the Freitas campaign had significantly more than the 10,000 statewide and 400 per Congressional District mandated by Virginia law.

    “Nick’s team has done an excellent job in attaining the necessary signatures to get on the primary ballot,” said RPV Chairman John Whitbeck. “He and his entire team should be very pleased with what they have accomplished. Our Republican candidates understand the importance of grassroots engagement, and are well on their way to victory in November.”

    Freitas offered the following comment:

    “We were always very confident that we would reach this milestone, and I would like to thank our volunteers for helping us reach that goal by day one. We are confident and excited to move forward.”

  • Ralph Northam Endorses Wexton for Congress, Pelosi, Warren Likely to Follow

    Governor Ralph Northam takes sides in contested primary, backs establishment Democrat Jennifer Wexton
    Richmond, VA – On Thursday, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam endorsed Democrat state Senator Jennifer Wexton in the race for Virginia’s 10th Congressional District. Northam’s endorsement comes during a contested primary in which eight candidates are vying for the Democrat nomination. Wexton, while lagging behind the pack in regards to fundraising, is the only elected official of the group.
    Wexton has also received endorsements from the likes of Rep. Gerry Connolly (VA – 11) and Rep. Donald McEachin (VA – 04); both of whom notably voted againt the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Wexton has railed against this legislation as well, despite over 4,000,000 Americans receiving bonuses and 80,000,000 Americans seeing lower utility bills as a direct result of the tax bill.
    “We saw this endorsement coming a mile away,” said RPV Chairman John Whitbeck. “It is only a matter of time before people like Nancy Pelosi and Elizabeth Warren come crawling out of the woodwork and endorse Wexton as well. Democrats love a rigged nomination process, and it looks like we’ll have a front row seat for one right here in Virginia.”
    “On the other hand,” concluded Whitbeck, “Congresswoman Comstock has done an incredible job representing the people of Virginia’s 10th, and I know she will continue to excel after her reelection.”
  • Following Recent Developments, the RPV Comments on the Current State of the FBI

    Richmond, VA – “The FBI leadership during the Obama administration damaged its reputation with its hyper-partisan activities,” said RPV Chairman John Whitbeck. “We have been talking about this problem since 2016, and the American people deserve accountability from the leadership of our country’s highest law enforcement agency. I applaud President Trump’s actions in handling this situation.”

    “With that said,” continued Whitbeck, “the most important thing for the American people is to recognize that the rank and file FBI employees are not the same as the leadership, and Republicans are very grateful for their service.”

    Virginia State Senator Dick Black, who defeated McCabe’s wife in a 2015 election, offered this comment:

    “Americans are distressed by corruption at the highest levels of the FBI. Nonetheless, my heart goes out to the McCabe family.”

  • RPV Applauds Congresswoman Comstock for Passage of Bill to Fund Gang Task Forces Battling MS-13

    H.R. 3249, the Project Safe Neighborhoods Grant Program Authorization Act, passes U.S. House of Representatives.

    Richmond, VA – Today, H.R. 3249, sponsored by Rep. Barbara Comstock (VA – 10), passed the U.S. House of Representatives. The Project Safe Neighborhoods Grant Program Authorization Act would direct additional federal funding towards regional gang task forces, such as the Northern Virginia Regional Gang Task Force.

    “The Northern Virginia Regional Gang Task Force works in many communities throughout our region by directly engaging in enforcement, prevention, and educational programs to keep our communities safe from gangs,” said Congresswoman Comstock. “The Project Safe Neighborhoods Grant Program Authorization Act will help steer federal funding toward frontline regional gang task forces. There are an estimated 4,000 gang members from MS-13 and other gangs in the Washington Metropolitan/Northern Virginia region. The Project Safe Neighborhoods Grant Program Authorization Act will provide vital resources to established regional gang task forces like the one we have here in Northern Virginia so that these brave men and women can get MS-13 off of our streets.”

    MS-13 is a violent street gang that has taken over communities from the Washington, DC suburbs in Northern Virginia and Maryland to New York’s Long Island. They are the only gang designated by federal authorities as a transnational crime organization. The Washington Post has highlighted how the 2014 border surge contributed to the MS-13 problem, stating, “The violent street gang is on the rise in the United States, fueled, in part, by the surge in unaccompanied minors.” The unaccompanied minors, who often fled their native country to get away from violent gangs, arrive here only to find themselves targets by U.S. gang members who infiltrate our country via the same porous borders.

    “I would like to thank Congresswoman Comstock for her unwavering support of the Northern Virginia Regional Gang Task Force,” said Jay Lanham, Executive Director of the Northern Virginia Regional Gang Task Force. “She understands in detail the need for continued enforcement and intervention/prevention/education programs to combat the illicit gang activity in Northern Virginia. Her support is readily apparent in the introduction and passage of the Project Safe Neighborhoods Grant Program Authorization Act, which will provide much needed financial support for the Task Force. This funding is sorely needed to bring intervention/prevention programs back to counter our youth joining dangerous street gangs, such as MS-13 and to support ongoing suppression efforts. Rep. Comstock has led the way in returning funding to the Task Force and her leadership is very much appreciated!”

  • Republican Party of Virginia Touts February Jobs Report

    RPV highlights the more than 313,000 new jobs created in February, 2018.

    Richmond, VA – Today, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the February jobs report, revealing that the United States added at least 313,000 new jobs. This number outperformed estimates made by many economists, and is the biggest since July, 2016. It marks 89 straight months of positive jobs numbers as well.

    This stellar jobs report comes on the heels of thousands of stories about the positive impacts of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Employers are finally able to expand and hire thanks to sweeping tax reform. The economy of the United States has performed well beyond expectations and has grown exponentially since President Trump signed tax reform into law. It is becoming more and more difficult to call for the repeal of this law, but many Democrats continue to campaign on exactly that.

    All Republican members of the Virginia delegation supported the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, in stark contrast to the Democrat members. Not one Virginia Democrat, House or Senate, voted in favor of a policy that immediately impacted the economy in a positive way.

    “We were very excited to see the numbers in the February jobs report,” said Virginia GOP Chairman John Whitbeck. “They reflect the stellar leadership and business mindset of President Trump. The voting public is beginning to realize that more jobs, bigger paychecks, and better benefits are real, tangible results of tax cuts and conservative economic policies. People will remember that, despite opposition from every single Democrat in Congress, Republicans were able to put more money in the pocket of every American. It will be interesting to see if any Democrats will come around and accept that President Trump and our Republican representatives are doing a stellar job.”

  • Congressman Tom Garrett Sponsored Legislation Passes House

    Rep. Tom Garrett (VA – 05) Passes Second Bill out of U.S. House of Representatives

    Richmond, VA, (March 5, 2018) – Moments ago, legislation introduced by Congressman Thomas A. Garrett, Jr. passed out of the U.S. House of Representatives. Garrett’s bill, H.R.3183, would designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 13683 James Madison Highway in Palmyra, Virginia, as the “U.S. Navy Seaman Dakota Kyle Rigsby Post Office”.

    Dakota Rigsby was one of seven sailors who passed away aboard the USS Fitzgerald on June 17, 2017 when a container ship collided with the destroyer off the coast of Japan. Rigsby was a volunteer firefighter from Palmyra, Virginia and graduated from Fluvanna County High School in 2015.

    Congressman Garrett offered the following quote:

    “Today we honor a brave American patriot who sacrificed everything serving the country he loved. Shining light upon Seaman Rigsby’s heroic efforts pales in comparison to the respect and admiration he deserves, but I hope this will serve as a tribute to his memory, and to remind everyone of our selfless service men and women who put on this nation’s cloth every day to defend our nation.”

    “We sleep soundly, and in a free nation because men and women like Dakota Rigsby man the ramparts to make it so. These men and women sacrifice all of their tomorrows to make our nation great. Having served alongside such heroes, I know that their sacrifices should never be forgotten.”

  • Corey Stewart Campaign Passes Pre-Check

    Republican Candidate for Senate Collects Sufficient Number of Signatures

    Richmond, VA, March 1, 2018 – The Republican Party of Virginia (RPV) is pleased to announce that Republican Senate candidate Corey Stewart has submitted signatures for “pre-check” review by the RPV and for submission to the State Board of Elections.

    The RPV reviewed the signatures on the petitions submitted, and the Stewart Campaign passed the pre-check process with significantly more signatures than required to meet the 10,000 statewide and 400 per Congressional District requirements of Virginia law.

    VA GOP Chairman John Whitbeck issued the following response:

    “Corey Stewart’s grassroots team and volunteers have done an excellent job in attaining the necessary signatures to get on the primary ballot; his entire team should be very pleased with their effort. The GOP candidates understand the importance of grassroots engagement, and are laying the groundwork for victory in November.”

  • RNC Delivers Crumb-Cakes to Senator Kaine’s Richmond Office

    Richmond, VA – People all over Virginia are seeing the benefits of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Walmart, Wells Fargo, and AT&T (just to name a few) have all either raised wages or offered generous bonuses to their employees as a direct result of tax reform.

    But not everyone is happy that Virginians are getting bigger paychecks and better benefits. Senator Tim Kaine voted in lock step with Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi to stop this tax cut from happening. They won’t stop trashing the benefits of this reform, either. Democrats continue to call the higher wages and bonuses Americans are seeing “crumbs.”

    Apparently, Democrats don’t have a good idea what “crumbs” really are. To help, we’re sending Senator Kaine a crumb cake to show him what crumbs actually look like. We wanted to let him know much Virginians appreciate their vote against high wages and better jobs.

    RPV Chairman John Whitbeck issued the following statement regarding Senator Kaine’s continued fight against bigger paychecks and better benefits:

    “There is apparently no amount of positivity resulting from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act to make Democrats like Senator Kaine realize that bigger paychecks, bonuses, and better benefits for workers in Virginia are a good thing. Since Democrats from all over have compared bonuses and raises from companies across the Commonwealth to crumbs, we’d like to set the record straight. Hopefully the crumb cake we’re sending him today will help them realize the difference between crumbs and the real, tangible benefits of tax cuts for Virginia workers.”

  • President Trump Unveils American Infrastructure Initiative

    “We will build gleaming new roads, bridges, highways, railways, and waterway all across our land. And we will do it with American heart, American hands, and American grit.” – President Donald Trump


    Richmond, Virginia – Today, the White House released its comprehensive infrastructure plan with a focus on several areas, including an emphasis on a small, limited federal government and a plan to reinvigorate rural America.

    According to the White House, “$50 billion of the $200 billion in direct Federal funding will be devoted to a new Rural Infrastructure Program to rebuild and modernize infrastructure in rural America. The bulk of the dollars in the Rural Infrastructure Program will be allocated to State governors, giving States the flexibility to prioritize their communities’ needs. The remaining funds will be distributed through rural performance grants to encourage the best use of taxpayer dollars.”

    Returning decision making authority to State and local governments allows localities to have a voice in determining what is actually necessary for their communities. This added freedom will streamline the approval process for many desperately needed projects in the Commonwealth. The cutting of bureaucratic red tape is necessarily the first step in any successful economic venture.

    Virginia is in critical need of an infrastructure overhaul, especially after Democrats allowed toll roads in parts of the Commonwealth to skyrocket to as much as $40 one way. Even after multiple warnings from House Republicans, Democrats let tolls get out of control, hurting many Virginians.

    Virginia GOP Chairman John Whitbeck issued the following response:

    “For too long, politicians in Washington, D.C. have believed they know best what local communities need. Government closest to home is much better equipped to provide for their citizens, and moving power back to the State level will prove beneficial to the entire country.”

    “Virginia’s rural communities have been left behind by beltway insiders like Tim Kaine and Ralph Northam, who think Virginia only extends as far south as Fredericksburg. This neglect has been made entirely too evident in Southside Virginia as we have sat idly by and watched employer after employer take their business elsewhere. I am glad to see we finally have a president that cares about rural America.”

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