• 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Ralph Northam’s ‘Tax Plan’ Still Does Not Exist

    – In Television Interview, Northam Fails To Provide Any Details To His Mystery Tax Plan – In an interview today with WTKR, Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam was again at a loss for details when trying to explain his tax plan and what he would change about Virginia’s tax code: SMITH: Does Virginia’s tax code need to be reformed? What would you change about it? RALPH NORTHAM: Absolutely. I’m a business […]

  • Chairman Whitbeck Applauds President Trump’s Tax Reform Plan

    -President Trump Fights for Tax Relief for the Middle Class- RPV Chairman John Whitbeck issued the following statement: “I applaud President Trump’s efforts to reform our out-of-date, burdensome tax code. Once again, President Trump shows that he is an advocate for the middle class and will strive for tax relief to further stimulate our economy.” “Hardworking Virginians deserve tax relief. I hope you’ll join me in calling on the Virginia […]

  • Northam Thinks Fairfax’s Work Experience Disqualifies Him from Being Lieutenant Governor

    -Northam, DPV, and VEA Have Attacked Gillespie On His Career; Fairfax Did Similar Work- Will Northam Rescind His Support of Fairfax? Will VEA Rescind Its Fairfax Endorsement? Will VEA Pull Its Ads Against Gillespie? Will VEA Run Ads Against Fairfax? 2017 Republican gubernatorial nominee Ed Gillespie has repeatedly been attacked by Ralph Northam, the Democratic Party of Virginia and the Virginia Education Association for one client that Ed’s firm did […]

  • Whitbeck: JLARC Investigation of Herring’s AG Office is Well Deserved

    — Oversight body audit actions of Herring’s office. — Earlier today, the General Assembly’s investigative arm, the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Committee, better known by its acronym JLARC, opened an investigation into the way Democrat Mark Herring has run the Office of the Attorney General. Specifically, the agency will review Herring’s use of funds set aside to fight human trafficking to give his staff unauthorized raises, as well his […]

  • Chairman Whitbeck: We Know Why Northam Only Wanted Three Debates

    RPV Chairman John Whitbeck issued the following statement: “I don’t think I’ve ever seen a greater contrast between two candidates on debate stage before tonight. Ed Gillespie was poised, polished, and had complete mastery of the issues facing Virginia. Ralph Northam simply looked out of touch and out of place. Confronted with real issues and difference, Ralph Northam was simply outclassed.‘” “Next month Virginians will have a choice between a […]

  • RPV Research: How Ralph Northam Tried to Rev Up the Liberal Base for Political Points, Only to Find Himself On Wrong Side of Virginia Voters

    On August 17th, Lt. Governor Ralph Northam surprised many Virginia political observers when he went on Roanoke radio station WFIR and said he now believed Virginia’s Civil War statues, both those at the local level and those controlled by the state, should come down immediately. He told the station:  “I will do everything that I can, that I have authority to do, to to remove the statues at the state […]

  • Does Ralph Northam Agree With His Running Mate on Single-Payer in Virginia?

    — Nearly a Third of House Dem Candidates Also Support Single-Payer —  Richmond, VA- Recently, nearly a third of the Democrat Party’s House of Delegate candidates endorsed a socialized, single-payer government takeover of health care which would end private insurance as we know it for more than 5 million Virginians. The “plan” would amount to a $23 billion increase in spending per year and eliminate nearly all forms of private insurance. Given the current […]

  • VA Democrats Embrace Government-Run Healthcare and Massive Tax Increase

     16 Democrat candidates for the House come out in support of single payer in Virginia — Today, a group of 16 Democrat candidates for the House of Delegates announced their support for the both the largest tax increase and most sweeping expansion of government in Virginia history – the abolition of private health insurance and the creation of a single-payer health care system in Virginia. Led by Democrat Lee Carter, […]