• Whitbeck: McAuliffe’s True Legacy Will Be a GOP Governor

    — Republicans will take no lectures on ethics from a Gov under FBI investigation —  
      RPV Chairman John Whitbeck issued the following statement:

    “Forced to stay in Richmond for one final session instead of being whisked away into the Hillary Clinton administration, Terry McAuliffe is trying to build a political legacy, something that he could be remembered for other than booze and investigations.”

    “Unfortunately, he remains more focused on his political ambitions, anointing his chosen successor, and playing partisan games rather than doing the job of Governor and solving the challenges the hard working people of Virginia face.”

    “Instead of working to solve the problems he has admitted instead he huddled with Obama and Nancy Pelosi to plot out a vast national network to return Democrats to power, and is now trying to bring that plan to Virginia under the guise or reform to hide his true agenda – one that has the full support of Ralph Northam.

    “In fact, one of Terry McAuliffe’s partners in this effort will unveil their plan at the ultra liberal Center for American progress – where ultra-liberal Tom Perriello landed after being fired by voters in the 5th Congressional District.”

    “From day one of his administration, this Governor has been all in to build out the Obama-Clinton vision of governance in our Commonwealth. While he lectures on ethics, he remains under investigation by the FBI. While he talks about the urgent need to reform our economic development efforts he fails to mention his own failures that cost the taxpayers millions.”

    “Voters have had more than enough of failure and ham-fisted management in Richmond. Virginians have had enough of his political posturing and shady deals. In the end, Terry McAuliffe’s true legacy will be one of craft beer – and a Republican sweep this November.”

  • Whitbeck: Northam’s Race to the Left Begins

    — Voter ID has ‘no business in the Commonwealth’ is his first try to outflank Perriello —  

    RPV Chairman John Whitbeck issued the following statement:

    “The race to the left in the Democrat primary is officially off and running.”

    “Never mind that the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals found unanimously that Virginia’s voter ID was constitutional and not discriminatory, and never mind the fact that Virginia just came through a Presidential election with the photo ID requirement in place with virtually no problems. Ignore the fact that 3 out of 4 Virginians support photo ID laws.

    “No, today’s announcement was all about Ralph Northam’s need to appeal to the far-left fringe of the Democrat Party in the ongoing Democrat civil war. Now that former Congressman Tom Perriello is in the race, Northam must do his best to let his true liberal colors shine, and there’s no better way to do that than by decrying common-sense legislation like photo ID.”

  • Whitbeck: It’s Only a Matter of Time Until McAuliffe and Clinton Inc. Push Perriello Out

    RPV Chairman John Whitbeck issued the following statement:

    “While I disagree with Tom Perriello on virtually every policy position he holds, he is to be commended for standing up the last remnants of the rigged system Clinton, Inc. has put in place here in Virginia. Facing down Terry McAuliffe, Ralph Northam and their raft of deep-pocket Clinton acolytes can be a scary thing.”

    “Unfortunately for Perriello, it’s only a matter of time until McAuliffe, Northam and the rest of his team push him out. We saw how Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, Donna Brazile, and the Democratic National Committee were working closely with the Clinton campaign all through the primary trying to force Bernie Sanders out – even leaking debate questions to the campaign.”

    “I’ve said from the beginning that any one of our candidates would make a far better governor than Ralph Northam. They’ll be a better governor than Tom Perriello, too, should he somehow make it through the McAuliffe-DPVA gauntlet to become the Democrat nominee.”

  • Whitbeck: Republicans are Keeping the Promise on Obamacare Repeal

    RPV Chairman John Whitbeck issued the following statement:

    “All through the 2017 campaign, Republicans promised to make the repeal and replacement of Obamacare job one if voters trusted us to govern. Now, with a Republican Congress and Republican headed to the White House in just over two weeks, we’re keeping that promise.”

    “Democrats promised us lower costs and better coverage, if we’d only pass the bill to find out what was in it. But when the law was implemented, the $2,500 per family we were supposed to save was nowhere to be seen. Instead, rates have gone up and up, along with deductibles. Meanwhile, networks have gotten smaller and smaller. Virginia insurers asked for average rate hikes of 17.9 percent this year alone.”

    “I’m proud of our GOP team, and I look forward to working hand in hand with the Trump administration and our GOP Congress to ending this nightmare for Virginia families and replacing it with patient-centered, truly-affordable health care coverage.”

  • Anybody Seen Ralph Northam?

    RPV Chairman John Whitbeck issued the following statement:

    “We’ve known for years now that the McAuliffe-Northam administration is all but allergic to due diligence. Ralph Northam was AWOL while the Virginia Economic Development Partnership spiraled out of control and wasted untold taxpayer resources.

    “As a member of the board, Lt. Governor has a key role in supervising VEDP. The fact that Ralph Northam missed all or part of 8 out of the last 11 board meetings is unacceptable. Virginians need to know where Ralph Northam was when he wasn’t doing the job he was elected to do. To that end, we’ve filed a FOIA request with the Lt. Governor’s office asking for Northam’s schedule on the days when he was supposed to be at VEDP meetings.”

    “Terry McAuliffe and Ralph Northam made a big show of standing up in front of the press and calling for VEDP reform last week. Ralph Northam had 11 chances to express his concerns before this week, and he passed on at least 7 of them. Where was Ralph when Virginia needed him?”

  • Whitbeck: McAuliffe, Northam Failed on VEDP

    — General Assembly, new Republican governor must fix Democrat failure of leadership–  
    RPV Chairman John Whitbeck issued the following statement:

    “Governor McAuliffe’s decision to stand shoulder to shoulder with Ralph Northam during his press conference on the Virginia Economic Development Partnership shows us yet again that the McAuliffe-Northam administration is allergic to due diligence.”

    “The man charged with leading state government complained publicly about a failure of leadership in a government agency, and spoke about a failure of oversight while standing beside an official who missed all or part of 8 of the agency’s last 11 meetings.”

    “Virginians don’t trust the team that gave away $1.4 million of their money based on a fake Chinese website to clean up an agency suffering from a severe lack of due diligence. It’s going to take Republicans in the General Assembly – and a Republican in the Executive Mansion – to fix Terry McAuliffe’s costly mistakes.”

  • Chairman Whitbeck: Northam Silence on VEDP is Unacceptable

    RPV Chairman John Whitbeck issued the following statement:

    “More than 24 hours have passed since the damning JLARC report on the structural problems at the Virginia Economic Development Partnership, and the man who wants to be the next Democrat governor has yet to say a word on the subject.”

    “Lt. Governor Northam likely hopes that the problems he and Governor McAuliffe have failed to address will simply disappear into the ether, but with serious problems like those with Project Honey apparently endemic at the agency, silence is unacceptable.”

    “Economic development is literally the future of Virginia. Every hour that passes without a statement or action by Lt. Governor Northam is just more proof that he’s unqualified to be the next Governor of Virginia.”

  • Whitbeck: JLARC Report a ‘Damning Indictment’ of McAuliffe-Northam Admin Failures

    RPV Chairman John Whitbeck issued the following statement:

    “Today’s JLARC report on the Commonwealth’s economic development efforts is awful to say the least. This is a complicated report, but at the most basic level it is a damning indictment of the way the McAuliffe-Northam Administration has approached this key function of state government.”

    “The same failures cited in this report are the same failures that led to a $1.4 million in taxpayer funds being sent to a fake Chinese corporation with nothing more to vouch for it than a bogus website.”

    “Just as beer doesn’t balance budgets, headlines don’t create jobs. The McAuliffe-Northam record of style over substance simply cannot be allowed to continue. Virginians deserve – and quite frankly demand – better from their state government. That’s why they’re going to elect a Republican governor next year.”

  • Virginia GOP Submits FOIA Request for Emails Between Terry McAuliffe and Clinton Foundation Donor Leading Firm Financing I-66 Project

    – Request covers McAuliffe’s official and private email accounts –
    – Jane Garvey, North American Chair of a key finance co., is major Clinton Foundation, campaign donor — 

    RPV Chairman John Whitbeck issued the following statement:

    “Today I have instructed RPV staff to prepare a Freedom of Information Act request related to any and all emails between Governor Terry McAuliffe, his staff, and Jane Garvey, the North American Chair of Meridiam, a finance company deeply involved in the I-66 improvement project announced last week. This request includes emails from both state accounts and any communications from Governor McAuliffe’s personal email account – the “tdmca. com” address uncovered from the Podesta emails leak – related to this project.””Terry McAuliffe said it himself: it’s easy to raise money when you’re a Governor, because you’ve got things like road contracts to hand out. It is absolutely imperative for Virginia voters to know if this multi-billion project award had anything to do with politics.  Any other governor would get the benefit of the doubt in a situation like this. But given what we’ve learned about the pay-to-play nature of Clinton Inc., Virginians need more information about this contract, and they need it sooner rather than later.”

    McAuliffe on Fundraising
    McAuliffe on Fundraising


    The Commonwealth Of Virginia Has Agreed To A Massive Transportation Public-Private Partnership That Includes Meridiam, A Company That Has Never Managed A Transportation Project In Virginia

    * The Commonwealth Recently Agreed To A Massive $2.5 Billion Transportation Project That Requires Substantial Collaboration Between The State A Number Of Companies. “In return, the consortium will pay all construction and maintenance costs on the project, make hundreds of millions in other upgrades along the corridor and cut the state a check next year for $500 million, Gov. Terry McAuliffe said. Altogether, the governor pitched it as a $2.5 billion swing in state transportation finances and a new national example for road financing.” (Travis Fain, “McAuliffe: New Highway Partnership Is A $2.5B Swing In State Transportation Finances,” Daily Press, 11/3/16) 

    * One of The Companies Critical To This Public-Private Partnership Is Meridiam, A Private Equity Firm. “Between the $500 million payment, the nearly $1 billion the state expected to spend on new I-66 lanes if it financed this project itself, $800 million the group has agreed to spend on transit projects and $350 million to otherwise reduce congestion, McAuliffe said the deal represents a roughly $2.5 billion swing in state transportation finances. The governor said at least $300 million will be plowed back into the state’s Smart Scale program, which is a prioritization process the state uses to determine what road projects it will help fund. Express Mobility is a consortium of Cintra, Meridiam, Ferrovial Agroman US and Allan Myers VA Inc. Cintra is a subsidiary of Ferrovial, and this will be the group’s first major project in Virginia. They operate toll roads now in Texas and Toronto. Meridiam is an equity fund, and this will be its infrastructure division’s first project in Virginia, but it’s a partner now on a light rail project in Maryland. The group also has worked with Cintra in Texas. Allan Myers is a construction company with offices in Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia.” (Travis Fain, “McAuliffe: New Highway Partnership Is A $2.5B Swing In State Transportation Finances,” Daily Press, 11/3/16)

    * This Is Meridiam’s First Infrastructure Project In Virginia. “Meridiam is an equity fund, and this will be its infrastructure division’s first project in Virginia, but it’s a partner now on a light rail project in Maryland.”(Travis Fain, “McAuliffe: New Highway Partnership Is A $2.5B Swing In State Transportation Finances,” Daily Press, 11/3/16)

    Meridiam’s North American Chairman, Jane Garvey, Is A Major Clinton Supporter And Donor

    * The North American Chairman Of Meridiam Is Jane Garvey. (“Jane Garvey,” Meridiam, Accessed 11/5/16) 

    * On January 2nd 2016 Garvey Emailed John Podesta That, “It Is An Honor To Play Even A Small Role In Electing Hillary.” “Thanks John. It is an honor to play even a small role in electing Hillary. All the Best Jane Garvey” (Jane Garvey Email To John Podesta, “Re: Happy New Year,” John Podesta Wikileaks, 11/5/16) 

    * Garvey Maxed Out Donations To Hillary For America In 2015. (“Page By Page Report Display (Page 5446 of 34937),” Federal Election Commission, Accessed 11/5/16) 

    * Garvey Maxed Out Donations To Hillary For America In 2016. (“Page By Page Report Display (Page 259 of 191926),” Federal Election Commission, Accessed 11/5/16) 

    Garvey Also Has Significant Ties To The Clinton Foundation And Bill Clinton In Particular

    * Garvey Gave Between $1001 And $5000 To the Clinton Foundation. (Clinton Foundation, Accessed 11/5/16) 

    * On July 10th 2014, Garvey Wrote An Article For The Clinton Foundation Blog.
    (Jane Garvey, “To Strengthen American Infrastructure, Empower American Women,” Clinton Foundation, 7/10/14) 

    * Garvey Was Appointed The Administrator Of The Federal Aviation Administration By Bill Clinton In 1997. “From 1997 to 2002, she was the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) after earlier positions as Deputy Administrator of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Director of Boston’s Logan International Airport and Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Public Works.” (“Jane Garvey,” Clinton Foundation, Accessed 11/5/16) 

  • Chairman Whitbeck: “The Clinton Foundation is Everything We Suspected and Worse”

    Today’s story in the Washington Post about Bill Clinton Inc. is as revealing as it is troubling. If you look in the dictionary under “pay for play,” you could very well find this example. The Clinton Foundation was quite simply selling access to Bill and Hillary Clinton.

    Staff at the Clinton Foundation were working day and night to put money into Bill and Hillary Clinton’s bank accounts by selling access.

    From the story:

    “‘We have dedicated ourselves to helping the President secure and engage in for-profit activities,'” Band wrote…”

    “…Band also detailed a circle of enrichment in which he raised money for the Clinton Foundation from top-tier corporations such as Dow Chemical and Coca-Cola that were clients of his firm, Teneo, while pressing many of those same donors to provide personal income to the former president.”

    RPV Chairman John Whitbeck issued the following statement:

    “The motivation behind Hillary Clinton’s secret email server became even more clear in light of this memo. Secretary Clinton wanted to be sure that the true nature of the Clinton Foundation never came to light, and that the deals she and Bill Clinton put together to line their pockets never saw the light of day.”

    “She was so desperate to keep the money train rolling that she was willing to put national security in jeopardy to do. The memo is proof of everything we’ve ever suspected about the Clinton Foundation and worse. Hillary Clinton cannot be allowed to become President.”

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