• 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.”

  • FBI Agents Label Loudoun County Voters “Ignorant Hillbillys”

    Where do 10th District Democrat Candidates Stand on this Slur?

    Richmond, VA– Recent, national news revealed that FBI employees Peter Strzok and Lisa Page referred to Loudoun County, VA voters as “ignorant hillbillys” in reference to Republican Sen. Dick Black’s victory over Democrat Jill McCabe, the wife of former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe.

    RPV Chairman John Whitbeck issued the following statement regarding the texts:

    “I am outraged that officials in one of the United States’s top law enforcement institutions would demean and degrade citizens from Loudoun County. This type of language shows exactly why the American people are worried about the politicization of the FBI. Every single Democratic candidate in Virginia’s 10th Congressional District needs to denounce this slur. If they do not, they implicitly agree with Mr. Strzok’s liberal elitist language.”

  • Virginia GOP Calls Out Delegate Dawn Adams Double Dipping

    Launches Telephone and Digital Campaign to Inform Her Constituents of Adams’s Unethical Behavior

    Richmond, VA- Today the Republican Party of Virginia launched a telephone and digital effort to highlight Delegate Dawn Adams unethical double-dipping. The campaign is contacting thousands of Adams’s constituents and informing them of her unethical behavior.

    RPV Chairman John Whitbeck issued the following statement on the campaign:

    “During her campaign for Delegate, Dawn Adams repeatedly stated that she would leave her $117,000 state government job if she were elected. It has been several weeks since Adams assumed office and she in her job – in flagrant violation of her most basic campaign promise. RPV now is informing thousands of Dawn Adams constituents of her unethical conduct. Simply put, Dawn Adams needs to either resign her position or resign her seat in the House of Delegates.”

    Facts

    • Delegate Dawn Adams was elected to represent the 68th House of Delegates Seat covering portions of the City Of Richmond as well as portions of Henrico and Chesterfield counties.
    • Dawn Adams is currently the Director of Office of Integrated Health within Developmental Services for the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS). The position pays $117,810 a year.
  • Tim Kaine Flips Again To End #SchumerShutdown

    After Damaging Virginia’s Economy, Chairman Whitbeck Demands Virginia’s Senators Donate Their Entire Year’s Salaries

    Richmond, VA — In a complete u-turn, Senators Tim Kaine, and Mark Warner both voted to end the government shutdown voted to create last Friday.

    RPV Chairman John Whitbeck issued the following statement on the shutdown and demand they donate their pay back to the Treasury:

    “After needlessly shutting down the government, Senators Kaine and Warner both came to their senses and ended the government shutdown they started last Friday. Senator Kaine’s multiple positions are particularly baffling, last December he publicly stated his opposition to ever voting for a shutdown, then last Friday he voted for a shutdown, and now he is voting to end the shutdown he created! Compared to Tim Kaine, John Kerry looks like a model of consistency.

    Unfortunately, if the past is any indicator, the stupidity of our two Senators will have cost Virginia’s economy hundreds of millions of dollars.

    Given the terrible harm done to our state by last Friday’s shutdown vote, I am publicly demanding that both Senator Tim Kaine and Mark Warner, donate their entire year’s salaries back to the Federal Treasury. While the roughly $350,000 in combined salary is a pittance compared to the damage done to our state, it would be the first step in atoning for their horrific errors in judgment.”

  • Chairman Whitbeck: House Tax Reform Vote a Crucial Step Forward

    — Simplifying tax code, reducing tax burdens are key to getting our economy moving again —

    RPV Chairman John Whitbeck issued the following statement:

    “Today’s vote is more than just a win for our economy here in Virginia. It’s a win for hard working families who deserve to keep more of their hard-earned money. It’s a win for small businesses who will be able to create more jobs.”

    “I want to thank Speaker Ryan and Virginia’s Republican Congressional delegation for their hard work on this issue. Democrats arguing that government is better equipped to determine how Americans should spend their money are just wrong. Tax reform — and tax cuts — for everyday Americans is long overdue.”

  • RPV Statement on Congressman Bob Goodlatte

    RPV Chairman John Whitbeck issued the following statement:

    “Congressman Bob Goodlatte has been a strong voice for the Commonwealth of Virginia and the people of the 6th District. Throughout his service, Bob has been a nationwide leader on issues such as agriculture, immigration, and for a balanced budget initiative similar to legislation the Commonwealth has on its books.

    During his service in the House of Representatives, Bob has served as Chairman of the House Committee on Agriculture, fighting for one of the most important economic drivers in his district, and as Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, standing up for American’s constitutional freedoms and liberties.

    We sincerely thank Bob for his service, and he will be sorely missed in Virginia politics. It has been a privilege to work with Bob, fighting for our conservative values.”

  • Minority Republicans Slam Desperate Ralph Northam Race-Based Ads

    — Will Ralph Northam Condemn Latino Victory Fund’s hateful ad? —

    Minority Republican officials from across Virginia released the following statements in response to the outrageous Ralph Northam mailer and Latino Victory Fund ad released today:

    “This ad is disgusting and vile and has no place in politics. It is an insult to Virginia voters, and an insult to Latinos. Ralph Northam should condemn this despicable political attack on no certain terms,” —Del. Jason Miyares (R-Virginia Beach)

    “The Latino Victory Fund’s ad is a disgusting fear mongering ad on behalf of Ralph Northam against Ed Gillespie, and frankly against anyone who agrees with him on important policy issues facing the Commonwealth.” —College Republican Federation of Virginia Chairwoman Nadia Elgendy

    “I am heartbroken by the Ralph Northam campaign and its allies using white supremacy and the deadly racism in Charlottesville for political gain. The Northam campaign and its allies’ use of this evil in a political campaign is reprehensible. As a Latino myself, I condemn this in the strongest possible terms,” —Loudoun County Republican Committee Chairman Will Estrada.

    “The Ralph Northam campaign is contributing to a culture of division, hate, and fear. These hateful campaign ads and mailers are highly offensive, especially as our community works to heal from the event of Charlottesville,” —2014 8th Congressional District Republican Nominee Micah Edmond.

    “Callously throwing around terms like ‘racist’ and ‘white supremacy’ dilutes the true meaning of the words. When these terms are misused and overused, nobody will care when real racism occurs, which ultimately hurts efforts to build racial unity and equality in Virginia. A refusal to denounce the Latino Victory ad and mailer by Ralph Northam and the Democratic Party of Virginia will speak volumes about the deceitful lengths they go to manipulate emotions to try to win an election,” —Prince William Republican Committee Vice Chairman D.J. Jordan.

    “The Charlottesville tragedy is an ugly event that our state continues to try to recover from. Stoking emotions through false ads like this only harms the healing process. If the Democrats really want to help our state move forward, they will denounce this ad,” — Young Republican Federation of Virginia Chairman Kishore Thota.

  • 53rd Anniversary of Ronald Reagan’s Speech “A Time for Choosing”

  • Whitbeck: Adams Debate Win Shows How Badly Virginia Needs a New Lawyer

    — Mark Herring is leading the Resistance; John Adams will represent Virginia —

    RPV Chairman John Whitbeck issued the following statement:

    “Congratulations to John Adams on his resounding win in today’s debate! I don’t think I’ve ever seen someone run from their record the way Mark Herring fled from his this morning. Four years after casting his lot as a far-left politician, Herring is just now attempting to claim the mantle of Virginia’s lawyer.”

    “Mark Herring wants to continue to use the Office of Attorney General as a vehicle to advance his personal political preferences, and serve as the legal arm of ‘The Resistance.’ John Adams will be a lawyer for all Virginians, and finally get politics out of the Attorney General’s office.”

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