• 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.”

  • 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.”
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  • 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: Gillespie Trounces Northam in First Televised Debate

    — Tonight’s results explain why No Show Northam wanted only 3 debates —

    RPV Chairman John Whitbeck issued the following statement:

    “It’s pretty clear now why Ralph Northam was so adamant that he only appear on stage with Ed Gillespie three times, and only twice on television. Ed laid out a clear, common-sense vision for the future of our Commonwealth, and all Ralph Northam had was attacks.”

    “The choice could not be more clear. If we want a governor who will truly be for All Virginians, and build a better future for our children and grandchildren, we will elect Ed Gillespie in November.”

  • UNANIMOUS: Vogel Dominates in Lt. Governor Debate

    The verdict on today’s debate is in, and it’s not even close.

    House of Delegates Speaker-designee Kirk Cox:

    “We couldn’t be more proud of Jill Vogel’s performance in today’s debate. Time and again, Jill not only demonstrated that she stands for mainstream, common-sense solutions, but also that Justin Fairfax is simply too far out on the left fringe for Virginia. There’s only one choice for Lt. Governor, and that’s Jill Vogel.”

    State Sen. Ryan McDougle, R- Hanover:
    “Congratulations to Senator Jill Vogel on her victory in today’s forum. Jill is an accomplished and effective member of the Senate Republican Caucus and I know she’ll be a great President of the Virginia Senate.”

    State Sen. Richard Stuart, R-Stafford
    “Congratulations, Jill Vogel! Jill’s performance today shows she is ready to continue leading Virginia as our next Lieutenant Governor.”

    State Sen. David Suetterlein, R-Roanoke County

    “Jill Vogel again demonstrated she is the only candidate with the experience needed to deliver results for Virginia families.”

    RPV Chairman John Whitbeck:

    “I could not be more proud of Sen. Jill Vogel for her performance in today’s debate. Time and again she showed a mastery of the issues facing Virginia, and her record of working with her colleagues to get things done. That’s a stark contrast to Justin Fairfax who showed just how inexperienced and far-left win he really is. Virginia needs someone with a record of accomplishment, not a Bernie Sanders clone, presiding over the Senate of Virginia.”
  • Whitbeck: Kaine Distraction Demonstrates Northam’s Debate Discomfort

    Whitbeck: Kaine Distraction Demonstrates Northam’s Debate Discomfort

    — Kaine’s health care event set for same time as Va. Governor debate —

    RPV Chairman John Whitbeck issued the following statement:

    “We knew the last thing Ralph Northam wanted was to be on a debate stage with Ed Gillespie. Ed proposed 10 debates with Ralph, but so far he’s only agreed to three. Yesterday we found out that Ralph is even more scared than we realized – and Tim Kaine is riding to the rescue.”

    “The tactic here is blatant – Kaine is attempting to keep as many Democrats and media away from the event as possible, while attempting to put Virginia-specific issues on the back burner. Democrats are terrified to talk about Virginia issues, and for good reason.”

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