• 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.”

  • 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.”

  • Whitbeck: Campaign Launch, or State of the Commonwealth Address?

    — Governor McAuliffe’s final address was more cheerleading than change —

    RPV Chairman John Whitbeck issued the following statement following tonight’s State of the Commonwealth address:

    “Terry McAuliffe is leaving the Executive Mansion the way he came in – with lots of flash and very little substance. Tonight’s speech was clearly the second phase of his 2020 campaign kick-off, designed to show far-left liberal Democrats that he’s one of them – and undo any damage done from his support of pipelines.”

    “But it’s what we didn’t hear from Terry McAuliffe that will doom his wannabe campaign from the start. We didn’t hear him take responsibility for the massive due diligence failures that let convicted sex offenders still incarcerated get their voting rights back and paved the way for violent felons to get guns.”

    “We didn’t hear any explanation for how his administration got duped by a fake Chinese website for $1.4 million in taxpayer dollars, nor did we hear anything about his broken promises on tolls, or his electric car company that has turned into a disaster for the state of Mississippi.”

    “Terry McAuliffe has been and always will be Slick Terry, regardless of his resume. I’m hopeful that Ralph Northam won’t follow his example.”

  • Whitbeck: Congratulations, Speaker Kirk Cox!

    RPV Chairman John Whitbeck issued the following statement:

    “Let me be among the first to congratulate Speaker of the House of Delegates Kirk Cox on his election today to lead the Virginia House of Delegates. Virginians are blessed to have such an experienced, principled leader at the helm of this historic body.”

    “I look forward to working with Speaker Cox and the rest of our GOP team to move our shared, common-sense, conservative principles into law.”

  • RPV Statement on Del. Yancey Win in HD 94

    RPV Chairman John Whitbeck issued the following statement:

    “Congratulations to Del. Yancey on his win today in House District 94. I look forward to working with him to enact our shared, common-sense conservative policies as he continues to represent the people of Newport News.”

    “Just yesterday Shelly Simonds spoke about the urgent need for Virginians in House District 94 to have representation when the General Assembly convenes next week. The process has now played out, and Del. Yancey has been certified as the winner. I sincerely hope that Shelly Simonds will follow her convictions and allow the people of District 94 to have a voice in the House of Delegates on opening day.”

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  • RPV Statement on Results in HD 94

    RPV Chairman John Whitbeck issued the following statement:

    “Yesterday I said the Republican Party would not roll over, and we didn’t. Our entire team has done everything possible to ensure that every single vote has been counted. Now we move forward with the process as set out under the code of Virginia.”

    “Delegate Yancey is a fighter. So is every other Virginia Republican. Game on.”

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