• 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.”

  • Whitbeck: GOP Delivers Tax Cuts for Christmas

    RPV Chairman John Whitbeck issued the following statement:

    “When voters entrusted the Federal government to Republicans in 2016, they did so based on the promises we made to them. We promised to cut taxes, roll back regulations, get our economy growing again, appoint Federal judges who will follow the Constitution, and protect our homeland.”

    “This week’s vote makes good on the promise of tax cuts, and sets the stage for even more robust economic growth. It also makes a down payment on the promise to repeal and replace Obamacare by repealing the individual mandate. Now, those who don’t want to buy health insurance won’t be forced to do so.”

    “There’s much more work to do, but Republicans are well on the way to keeping our 2016 campaign promises. Congratulations to President Trump, GOP team in the U.S. Senate, and all of our Virginia GOP House members on a job well done!”

  • Whitbeck: Donald Trump is the Paycheck President

    Digital effort encourages Virginians to help push tax reform over the finish line

    Congress is closing in on historic tax reform, but some Democrats insist on standing in the way. Working with Republicans all around the country, the GOP has launched PaycheckPresident.com to get tax reform over the finish line.

    For more information, please visit the website here.

    RPV Chairman John Whitbeck issued the following statement: 
    “President Trump is committed to increasing paychecks for Americans everywhere. Virginians will truly benefit from the President and the Republican Congress’ promise to provide tax cuts, however, liberal Democrats like Senator Tim Kaine and Mark Warner are standing in the way of their efforts.”
    “I encourage all Virginians to sign in to the Paycheck President website and use the information there to demand that our two Democratic Senators get out of the way and help make bigger paychecks for all Americans a reality.”
  • McAuliffe’s Sky-High I-66 Tolls Finally Arrive

    — Today’s $40 fee makes the $17 Republicans warned about seem quaint —

    RPV Chairman John Whitbeck issued the following statement:

    “In 2015, Virginia Republicans sounded the alarm: Terry McAuliffe’s plan to toll I-66 inside the beltway would come with sky-high tolls and no new lanes to show for it. The Governor called Republicans liars.”

    “Unfortunately, not only were we right to warn about tolls, our worst fears missed on the low side. This morning some drivers paid $40 to use Interstate 66 inside the beltway.”

    “A less cynical person might think it’s a coincidence that these tolls took effect in Northern Virginia after voters had gone to the polls. Having worked around Terry McAuliffe and his team for four years now – and with $40 tolls now a reality – I don’t think I’ve been cynical enough. Governor McAuliffe owes Republicans an apology for his rhetoric in 2015, and Governor-elect Northam needs to immediately tell Northern Virginia how he intends to clean up McAuliffe’s mess.”

  • 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: Northam Hate Mailer Goes Too Far

    — Can Ed Gillespie expect an apology from Ralph Northam on Nov. 8? —
    – Even media have noted that the hit reeks of desperation-

    RPV Chairman John Whitbeck issued the following statement:

    “Ralph Northam’s latest mailer is the perfect example of what’s wrong with politics. Long after Ed Gillespie called out the barbaric, ignorant racists who invaded Charlottesville, Ralph Northam and his team are attempting to smear a good man with their reprehensible hate. In reality, Ed Gillespie was widely praised for his response to Charlottesville. Even reporters have noticed the reek of desperation from this attack.”

    “We as Virginians responded to Charlottesville in unity – coming together as one people to reject the hatred that these small-minded bigots brought with them. Three Virginians died. For Ralph Northam to use this gut-wrenching experience to score political points is abhorrent. It is the antithesis of the Virginia way.”

    The Washington Post profile of Ralph should have given us a hint that this was coming:

    ‘He ran hard, even ugly. He lambasted his opponent for suggesting that mental illness was a punishment from God, a claim some said stretched Rerras’s words.
    The local newspaper found that other claims were exaggerations or just plain wrong. Northam later apologized for some tactics.’

    “Can Ed Gillespie expect an apology call from Ralph Northam on November 8th?”


    Roanoke Times Editorial Board:
    “Gillespie himself has said and done exactly the right things here. Vote against Gillespie because of his views on tax policy, if you want, but don’t vote against him because of anything related to Charlottesville. He and Northam are on the same side here.” (Roanoke Times, 8/18/17)

  • 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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