• Chairman Mullins: Former Lt. Governor John Hager Will Lead RPV Chairman’s Advisory Council

    RPV Chairman Pat Mullins issued the following statement:

    “Virginia’s economy is at a crossroads. Will we abandon our decades-long, pragmatic vision of the intersection between business and government, or will we follow the lead of Democrats and remake Virginia into a Washington-style bureaucratic nightmare, where we regulate first and ask questions later?”

    “Lt. Governor John Hager has stood at the intersection of business and government for decades, and during that time has been a constant advocate for the common-sense approach to government that has made Virginia a top state for business for decades.”

    “That’s why I’m pleased to announce that Lt. Governor Hager will be leading the Chairman’s Advisory Council – our effort to connect with key members of the business community in an effort to sharpen our message on key business issues and help craft new, innovative policy solutions that will help us keep Virginia a top state for business for decades to come.”

    “With liberal, big-government Democrats in charge of the Executive Branch, it’s more important than ever that Republicans and other pro-business groups work together to ensure that The Virginia Way isn’t lost in favor of Washington, D.C.-style taxes and regulations that will stifle job creation and hurt our economy.”

    “Thank you, Lt. Governor Hager, for your work on this vital project. We couldn’t ask for a better person to lead this project.”

  • A Pattern Develops: Yet ANOTHER Terry McAuliffe Donor Pleads Guilty to Campaign Finance Related Charges

    Second verse, same as the first.

    Sant Sing Chatwal, a major fundraiser to Hillary Clinton’s 2008 campaign and a donor to Terry McAuliffe’s 2013 run for Governor, plead guilty today to witness tampering and conspiracy to evade campaign finance laws.

    McAuliffe was the chairman of Hillary Clinton’s 2008 campaign.

    From ABC News:
    “Sant Singh Chatwal was accused of working with an unidentified informant to use straw donors to make contributions to three unnamed political candidates. He also was accused of trying to persuade a witness to not speak to the FBI.”

    According to ABC, Chatwal raised at least $100,000 for the 2008 Clinton campaign. He is the second Clinton/McAuliffe fundraising figure to plead guilty to charges related to violations of campaign finance rules.

    Previously, Jeffrey Thompson plead guilty to campaign finance related charges. Terry McAuliffe famously ran from reporters rather than answer questions about his dealings with Thompson.

    RPV Chairman Pat Mullins issued the following statement:

    “This is starting to be a very disturbing pattern: major donors and fundraisers for Hillary Clinton’s 2008 campaign plead guilty to campaign finance related crimes. Then we find out that these people were donors to Terry McAuliffe as well.”

    “What kind of operation was Terry running for Hillary in 2008? How much did he know about these illegal donation schemes? Did he know about his when he took money from Sant Singh Chatwal? Will he return or donate the money?”

    “Far and away the most fundamental question that needs to be answered right now is ‘What did Terry McAuliffe know, and when did he know it? ‘”

  • Mark Warner: Still All In for a Carbon Tax

    — In new video, Warner laments fact that U.S. didn’t join job-killing Kyoto Protocol —
    – Complains that U.S. natural gas is slowing adoption of ‘clean energy’ –

    This video is yet another example of Mark Warner’s history of saying one thing while he’s in front of the TV cameras, and another when he thinks he’s in front of a friendly audience.

    In this one clip, Mark Warner manages to reiterate his support for a job-killing carbon tax that would make energy more expensive and hurt an already suffering Southwest Virginia coal industry.

    He also laments the fact that the U.S. didn’t sign on to Al Gore’s job killing Kyoto Protocol – despite the fact that the U.S. Senate UNANIMOUSLY rejected the agreement.

    And not to be outdone, he notes that natural gas, which has revolutionized the U.S. economy, creating jobs, and increasing our country’s energy security, has slowed the adoption of his preferred “clean energy” technologies.

    RPV Chairman Pat Mullins issued the following statement:

    “Every time Mark Warner has to face the voters, he runs back to the middle and puts on his ‘moderate’ mask. But the truth is that Warner is far more concerned about polar bears than he is about jobs in Southwest Virginia. He’d rather jack up our power bills and force us to use windmills rather than burn the clean, efficient natural gas we can extract right here in the U.S.”

    “He lied to us about Obamacare. And after watching this video, why should anyone in Southwest Virginia believe he’s going to fight for coal jobs or lower power bills. Trust is earned, and Mark Warner hasn’t earned ours.”

  • Joining the Fight: Ken Cuccinelli Steps Up Again, Donates $25,000 to RPV

    Obamacare has been a disaster for Virginia.

    Countless lost hours in part-time paychecks, lost doctors, and higher insurance premiums are all directly attributable to Mark Warner’s dubious Christmas Eve vote.

    If not for Mark Warner’s decision to break his promise to Virginia voters, Senate Democrats would have no reason to threaten to shut down Virginia’s government. Teachers, firefighters, first responders and other public servants wouldn’t be stuck in limbo, wondering if their paychecks are going to cut off on June 30.

    RPV Chairman Pat Mullins issued the following statement:

    “Every single Republican in Virginia understands how important this election is. Without a Republican-controlled U.S. Senate, we will never be able to undo the damage that Barack Obama, Mark Warner, Harry Reid, and Nancy Pelosi have done to this country. The road to a GOP-run U.S. Senate runs squarely through Virginia.”

    “Ken Cuccinelli knows a thing or two about a fight for principle. And that is why we are so grateful that Ken continues to stay in the fight and lead by example. Ken knows that our party’s number one priority needs to be retiring Mark Warner. And when called, Ken stepped up our party yet again.”

    “Thank you, Ken, for all that you’ve done for Virginia, and thank you for staying in the fight!”

  • Chairman Mullins Appoints Shaun Kenney RPV Executive Director

    There’s work to do.

    Earlier today, RPV Chairman Pat Mullins appointed Shaun Kenney, a long-time Virginia political operative and former RPV Communications Director to be the party’s next Executive Director.

    “I am deeply honored to play my part here at RPV,” stated Kenney. “Our motto is simple: stay on offense, work hard, deserve victory. Virginia deserves an honest conversation about which vision works best for small businesses, working families, and free enterprise — Obamacare or the Virginia Way? Moving forward at RPV, our Republican candidates at every level of government are going to find themselves much better prepared for victory in a 21st century environment, and we intend to keep things that way. Republicans have a tremendous opportunity to lay the foundations for a better future, and I cannot express enough how humbled and honored I am to be a part of that effort. I’m excited to get in the saddle. There’s work to do.”

    Kenney served as the Communications Director under then-Chairman Ed Gillespie in 2007. Kenney is also a long-standing Republican political and grassroots activist, having served as unit chairman in Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania, and as vice-chairman of the 1st District Congressional District.

    RPV Chairman Pat Mullins gave the following statement:

    “When I started the search for out next Executive Director, I realized that we needed someone from outside the traditional mold. Someone who has been in the arena, someone with real world leadership experience, and someone who understands the changing nature of campaign and communications.
    “Shaun’s resume checks all the boxes our party needs at this time. As a former Board of Supervisors Chairman, he has the leadership experience of running a county. As a former Communications Director, he knows the changing face of media and political communication. And he’s also got a solid resume as someone who can grow a fundraising base – the three qualities we need headed into November.”

    “The 2014 election cycle is one of tremendous opportunity. We have the chance to add to our Republican Congressional delegation and send Mark Warner back to the private sector. But both of these tasks are going to take a tremendous amount of organization to realize. Shaun has background and the track record to get the job done, and I’m pleased that he’s agreed to take on this leadership position going forward.”

  • Republicans Return to Richmond to Work; Democrats Flee

    — For the second time, Republican efforts to pass budget are blocked by Democrat flight —

    RPV Chairman Pat Mullins gave the following statement:

    “Today’s antics by Senate Democrats defy belief. Today, for the second time, Democrats have proven that they don’t care about teachers, police officers, firefighters, and other public servants. They’ve proven they don’t care about schools, the environment, or countless other things they profess to support. All of these things will suffer without a state budget.

    Tomorrow, House Republicans are going to pass a budget, because they care about teachers, and firefighters, and police officers, transportation, and the environment. If Senate Democrats are serious, they should come back to Richmond and do the same.”

    “But they won’t. Because they’re not.”

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