VA GOP CALLS ON RALPH NORTHAM & TERRY MCAULIFFE TO ASK FOR ANDREW CUOMO’S RESIGNATION AS NATIONAL GOVERNORS ASSOCIATION CHAIR AFTER MULTIPLE SEXUAL HARASSMENT ALLEGATIONS

Richmond, VA – Today, the Virginia GOP called on Governor Ralph Northam and former Governor and current gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe to ask for New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to step down as National Governors Association Chairman following three credible sexual harassment allegations. So far, Northam and McAuliffe have been 100% silent as Cuomo’s disturbing pattern of behavior against women …

RPV Calls Out Problems with Virginia’s Post-Election Audit

Richmond, VA – “Northam’s Department of Elections continued its self-promotion today by announcing the results of its flawed risk-limiting audit,” said Rich Anderson, Republican Party of Virginia Chairman. “The Department designed a flawed audit, failing to meet the requirements of the Code of Virginia or follow best practices for post-election audits,” continued Anderson. “It’s no surprise that the audit confirmed, …

RPV Responds to Northam Administration’s Self-Congratulatory Post-Election Report

Richmond, VA – Today, Chris Marston, General Counsel of the Republican Party of Virginia, addressed the Virginia Department of Elections at its meeting to criticize the Northam Administration’s Post-Election Report. Marston’s written comments to the report are available here. The Department’s report is available here. Rich Anderson, Republican Party of Virginia Chairman, issued the following statement: “Governor Northam’s administration congratulated itself on the November 2020 election. …

RPV Statement on Flawed Risk-Limiting Audit

Richmond, VA – Republican leaders in the General Assembly sent a letter to the Commissioner of Elections today regarding the flawed design of the audit it has planned, which can be read here. Senate Republican Leader Pro Tem Steve Newman, and the entire House Republican leadership team, Republican Leader Todd Gilbert, Caucus Chair Kathy Byron, and Whip Jay Leftwich, let the Northam Administration …

RPV Congratulates Travis Hackworth for Winning 38th District Nomination

Richmond, VA – Travis Hackworth of Tazwell County has won the Republican nomination for the 38th State Senate District. Hackworth, who currently represents the Northwest District on the Tazewell County Board of Supervisors, will run in a special election on March 23 to fill the vacancy left by the late Senator Ben Chafin. Republican Party of Virginia Chairman Rich Anderson issued the …

RPV Condemns Northam for Playing Politics with Southwest Virginia

Richmond, VA – Today, Ralph Northam unilaterally decided that the 38th State Senate District would be without representation throughout the entire upcoming General Assembly session. Setting the date of the Special Election for March 23, 2021, all but guarantees that the eventual Senator from Southwest Virginia will not even get a voice in the Reconvened Session. Northam’s partisan strategic decision gives Democrats an …

RPV Statement on Today’s Events on Capitol Hill

Richmond, VA – Republican Party of Virginia Chairman Rich Anderson released the following statement in response to the events on Capitol Hill today: “Today, the American people witnessed unspeakable, disturbing, and horrifying acts of violence at the seat of national government of the greatest nation the world has ever known. “As chairman of the Republican Party of Virginia, I condemn in …

RPV Statement on the Passing of Senator A. Benton Chafin, Jr.

Richmond, VA – Republican Party of Virginia (RPV) Chairman Richard L. Anderson issued the following statement on the passing of Virginia State Senator A. Benton “Ben” Chafin, Jr.: “Virginians everywhere are saddened tonight by the news of the passing of a great public servant, Senator A. Benton Chafin, Jr. “Ben was a man for all seasons and was broadly respected throughout southwest …

RPV Introduces Candidates for Special Elections

Richmond, VA – Heather Mitchell and Sylvia Bryant are the Republican Party nominees for the special elections in the Second and Ninetieth House of Delegates Districts, respectively. Mitchell seeks to replace former Delegate Jennifer Carroll Foy, who abandoned her constituents during a crisis to run for higher office. Bryant seeks to replace Joe Lindsey, a newly-elected Virginia judge who allegedly …

RPV Statement on Northam’s Proposed Money-Wasting Budget

Richmond, VA – Republican Party of Virginia Chairman Rich Anderson released the following statement regarding Governor Northam’s proposed amendments to Virginia’s budget, announced yesterday in a press release with the headline “Governor Northam Presents Budget Amendments to Restore Progressive Agenda”:“If there was an award for wasting taxpayer dollars, Ralph Northam would be nominated every year. For decades, Democrats have tried to solve problems …