• Chairman Mullins: McAuliffe’s Tantrum a Display Unworthy of Governor’s Office

    RPV Chairman Pat Mullins issued the following statement:

    “What
    we saw today from Governor McAuliffe was no less than a temper
    tantrum, a display unworthy of the office once held by Patrick Henry and
    Thomas Jefferson.”

    “Everyone expected him to veto the
    Medicaid-related language in the budget, even if it’s on shaky legal
    ground. But refusing to fund more judges at a time when our courts are
    over capacity is wrong. It’s bad policy born of a fit of impotent
    rage.”

    “In regard to the Governor’s efforts to expand Medicaid
    unilaterally, his disregard for the rule of law is striking, and
    disappointing.”

    “However, speaking as the Chairman of a party
    that aim to elect Republicans, I welcome Democratic Governor
    McAuliffe’s efforts to expand an unpopular Democratic program in a
    swing state in an election year. And I’m certain Democrat Mark Warner is looking forward to standing up for Obamacare expansion, too.”

    “See you in September, Terry.” 

  • RPV Chairman Pat Mullins Files Ethics Complaint With U.S. Senate Over Mark Warner TV Ad

    — Warner ad makes use of an image from a Senate Committee hearing in violation of Senate Rules —

    Republican Party of Virginia
    Chairman Pat Mullins today filed an ethics complaint with the U.S.
    Senate regarding the inappropriate use of images from official Senate
    proceedings in a recent TV ad.

    In his letter to the Senate Committee on Ethics, which can be found here,
    Chairman Mullins notes that not only is this use of official images
    against Senate standing orders, the rules were of such concern to
    fellow-embattled Democrat Mary Landrieu that she actually re-enacted a committee hearing to avoid violating them.

    “Earlier
    this year, one of Senator Warner’s Senate colleagues, Senator Mary
    Landrieu (D-LA), was so concerned with complying with this Standing
    Order that she went to the extreme length of reenacting her statement at
    a United States Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing
    in order to include “footage” of the statement in a campaign television
    ad. Carrie Dann, “Landrieu Camp: Ad Reenactment Done to Comply with
    Senate Rules,” NBC News, April 15, 2014, available at:

    http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/elections/landrieu-camp-ad- reenactment-done-comply-senate-rules-n81046.


    RPV Chairman Pat Mullins issued the following statement:

    “While
    I realize that Mark Warner is desperate to do anything to create the
    illusion of a record that’s not 97 percent in line with President Obama,
    it’s deeply concerning to me that he and his team have taken such a
    cavalier attitude toward Senate rules.”

    “Apparently Mark Warner
    spent just as much time reading Senate rules as he did reading the
    Affordable Care Act. Virginians deserve better — on both counts.”

  • Statement of RPV Chairman Pat Mullins on Mark Warner’s List of ‘Republican’ Endorsements

    RPV Chairman Pat Mullins issued the following statement:

    “Really?
    This is what he’s got? This is Mark Warner’s list of ‘Republican’
    endorsements? This list is almost a carbon copy of Terry McAuliffe’s
    list from 2013 – and Barack Obama’s list from 2012. It’s made up of
    people who share Mark Warner’s love of higher taxes, and various other
    folks who more than likely haven’t supported a GOP nominee since Linwood
    Holton was governor.”

    “I expected better from Mark Warner. But then again, so did the Virginians who voted for him.”

  • Statement of RPV Chairman Pat Mullins on Completion of 2014 GOP Ticket

    RPV Chairman Pat Mullins issued the following statement:

    “Congratulations
    to Congressman Rob Wittman and Dave Brat on their wins in the
    Republican primaries tonight. I look forward to working with both of
    them this year as we work to grow our Republican majority in the House
    of Representatives!”

    “I also want to thank Majority Leader Eric
    Cantor – my Congressman for all of his 14 years in office – for his
    service to Virginia. During his legislative career he has been a
    tireless advocate for the Commonwealth and his constituents, and I hope
    he remains a strong and active member of party.

    “With the
    conclusion of these two races, our ticket for 2014 is complete. I can
    say without reservation that each of our candidates is highly-qualified,
    dedicated, and committed to the Commonwealth of Virginia and her
    people. And for our 4 challengers, they’re all going to make much better
    public servants than the Democrats they’re going to replace!”

    “As
    I said at the conclusion of our 2014 Convention in Roanoke, a unified
    Republican effort is all but unstoppable. With our ticket completed, we
    move on to the General Election unified, and ready to work.”

    “One team, one fight, with one goal – victory!

  • Chairman Mullins: New Warner Ad Latest Attempt to Hide His Liberal Record

    RPV Chairman Pat Mullins made the following statement:

    “Once again, Mark Warner has
    put on his ‘conservative’ Halloween Costume, complete with a Ronald Reagan mask.
    For the last five years,
    he’s voted with Barack Obama
    97 percent of the time and
    advocated for policies that
    will put more Virginians out
    of work. He won’t even take
    a position on the new power
    plant rules from the EPA.
    But Virginia voters know a
    vote for Mark Warner is a
    vote for Barack Obama’s
    anti-job agenda, plain and
    simple.”

  • Statement of RPV Chairman Pat Mullins on 2014 Convention Results

    RPV Chairman Pat Mullins issued the following statement:

    “Congratulations
    to Ed Gillespie on his victory today at the 2014 RPV Convention. Ed and
    his team ran a great campaign, and I’ll be proud to join them on the
    campaign trail along with candidates for the House of Representatives.”

    “Thanks
    also to our three other candidates and teams who worked so hard.
    Standing for public office is never easy, but this year our party had
    four qualified people who put themselves out there for the betterment of
    our Commonwealth and our country. All would have made a U.S. Senator
    far superior to Mark Warner.”

    “Thanks also to the thousands of
    Republicans who participated in the process, and thanks to the City of
    Roanoke of the Sixth Congressional District for being such great hosts.

    “Republicans
    have emerged from this convention unified, with one purpose – taking
    back the U.S. Senate, and returning Mark Warner to the private sector.”

    “One team, one fight. Mark Warner is scared. And he has good reason to be.”

  • Chairman Mullins: New Obama Global Warming Rules Are A Disaster for Virginia

    Democrat Mark Warner is trying to walk a tightrope between Southwest Virgina votes and his radical environmentalist base

    RPV Chairman Pat Mullins issued the following statement:

    “The EPA’s new rules to limit carbon dioxide emissions from coal fired power plants will be nothing short of a disaster for Virginia. A typical family of four would spend an additional $1,200 per year on energy under these rules. Nationally, these rules will destroy more than 200,000 jobs each year over the next 15 years, at a time when our economy is already having trouble creating enough jobs.”

    “Virginia’s coal fields are already in trouble. This will reduce aggregate demand for coal even more. More coal and coal related jobs will disappear, doing more damage to an already tough economy in Southwest Virginia.”

    “Mark Warner says he can’t make up his mind about these new rules until he sees 120 days worth of public comments. If Mark Warner really represented Virginia, and not Barack Obama with whom he votes 97 percent of the time, he’d know these rules are bad news for the Commonwealth. Instead, he’s trying to walk a tightrope between the votes he needs in Southwest Virginia and the radical environmentalists who make up his base.”

    “We can stop these rules, but we need a Republican U.S. Senate, working with a Republican House of Representatives to make it happen. And that process begins with sending Mark Warner back to the private sector this November.”

  • Chairman Mullins: New Obama Global Warming Rules Are A Disaster for Virginia

    —  Democrat Mark Warner is trying to walk a tightrope between Southwest Virgina votes and his radical environmentalist base —

    RPV Chairman Pat Mullins issued the following statement:

    “The EPA’s new rules to limit carbon dioxide emissions from coal fired power plants will be nothing short of a disaster for Virginia. A typical family of four would spend an additional $1,200 per year on energy under these rules. Nationally, these rules will destroy more than 200,000 jobs each year over the next 15 years, at a time when our economy is already having trouble creating enough jobs.”

    “Virginia’s coal fields are already in trouble. This will reduce aggregate demand for coal even more. More coal and coal related jobs will disappear, doing more damage to an already tough economy in Southwest Virginia.”

    “Mark Warner says he can’t make up his mind about these new rules until he sees 120 days worth of public comments. If Mark Warner really represented Virginia, and not Barack Obama with whom he votes 97 percent of the time, he’d know these rules are bad news for the Commonwealth. Instead, he’s trying to walk a tightrope between the votes he needs in Southwest Virginia and the radical environmentalists who make up his base.”

    “We can stop these rules, but we need a Republican U.S. Senate, working with a Republican House of Representatives to make it happen. And that process begins with sending Mark Warner back to the private sector this November.”

  • Chairman Mullins: Mark Warner Must Call for Secretary Shinseki’s Resignation Immediately

    Anything else would be unjust

    RPV Chairman Pat Mullins issued the following statement:

    “It seems like every day we hear another horror story from the Veteran’s Administration. Nearly two dozen veterans have already died, victims of a bureaucracy that cares more about pushing paper than caring for our combat wounded.”

    “Barack Obama has failed to lead on this issue. Secretary Shinseki has failed to lead on this issue. Thus far, no one has lost their job at the VA, even though veterans have lost their lives. Mark Warner should join groups like the American Legion in calling for Secretary Shinseki to resign. Every day he fails to seek accountability for this travesty is another betrayal of our veterans.”

  • Chairman Mullins: In Veto of Ethics Bill, Governor McAuliffe Lives Down to His Reputation

    Presented with a bipartisan chance to prove he’s more than a Democrat bag man, McAuliffe fails

    RPV Chairman Pat Mullins issued the following statement:

    “Truly bipartisan, common-sense legislation is a rare thing in Richmond. House Bill 1212 and Senate Bill 650 were just that. Under this bill, companies or individuals seeking grants from the Governor’s Opportunity Fund would have been barred from giving gifts or campaign donations to the Governor. They both passed unanimously, and the Governor’s efforts to weaken them were flatly rejected/”

    “These bills gave Terry McAuliffe a chance to rise above his reputation as a Democrat bag man, concerned with nothing more than raking in more donor dollars. He failed. This veto is just further evidence that Terry remains exactly what he’s always been – a fundraiser, first and foremost. Virginia deserves better.”

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