Republicans Dominate Local Elections

Richmond, VA – Today, thousands of Republicans from across Virginia came together and propelled Republicans to resounding victories in City Council, School Board, and many other races. “Across Virginia, Republicans flipped Democrat seats and outperformed all expectations,” said RPV Chairman Jack Wilson. “The contrast between President Trump’s leadership and Governor Northam’s god-complex filtered down and made the difference in local elections. National movements …

Buttigieg’s Former Employer Given Redaction Power in Virginia Government

Richmond, VA – Last month, the Ralph Northam Administration brought the former employer of former Democratic Presidential contender Pete Buttiegieg, McKinsey and Company, to help shore up its abysmal testing numbers. From the Virginia Mercury: “The Mercury’s Kate Masters later requested a copy of the contract via Virginia’s Freedom of Information Act and any reports McKinsey had prepared for the state for its …

Northam, Stoney Tell Richmond, “Kick Rocks”

Richmond, VA – In what has become an administration defined by preventable mistakes and costly blunders, Ralph Northam, in conjunction with Richmond Mayor, Levar “Navy Hill” Stoney, decided to ignore his own regional guidance and delay the City of Richmond’s Phase I reopening for two weeks. Northam’s move gave Richmond restaurants fewer than 24 hours to re-prepare for another two weeks …

Buckle up or get out

Wexton, Luria, and Spanberger are returning to DC today to vote on allowing proxy voting in the House that allows one member of Congress to vote on behalf of 10 other members.  That means as few as 20 members will be able to constitute a majority to pass bills containing whatever asinine idea Nancy Pelosi can come up with while shoving her face full …

Northam Makes Another Mistake

Richmond, VA – In a shockingly unfortunate and unsurprising snafu, the Virginia Employment Commission overpaid 35,000 people what they were owed through the CARES Act. From the Virginia Mercury: “The good news: After waiting weeks for the state to set up an online system to allow self-employed workers to collect pandemic assistance through the CARES Act, people began receiving their first …

RPV Urges Northam to Stop Willingly Hurting Virginians

Richmond, VA – On Friday, Virginia Democrat Governor, Ralph Northam, blindsided members of his own COVID-19 business task force by continuing his strict, authoritarian, and draconian lockdown. Two business owners in the Virginia Beach – Norfolk region said they were “disappointed and surprised” that Phase I of Northam’s plan does not address any issues they are facing. Northam’s weak approach to reopening Virginia …

RPV Demands Northam Improve Reporting, Testing

Richmond, VA – On Tuesday, it was reported that the State of New York had 1,700 previously unreported COVID-19 deaths in its nursing homes and adult-care facilities. Ralph Northam’s administration has placed Virginia behind the curve in both reporting and testing which begs the question; if a state like New York (which as of 5/5 ranks #2 in testing) can have 1,700 previously unreported deaths, how many unreported …

Northam Administration Remains Among Worst in United States

Richmond, VA – As one of the only organizations holding Governor Ralph Northam accountable for his failure to guide Virginia through the COVID-19 pandemic, the Republican Party of Virginia has again urged Northam to take responsibility for his leadership, or lack thereof. During today’s press conference, please be advised that Governor Northam will take credit for a sharp increase in tests counted (as opposed …

Virginia Leads Nation in Tests *Not* Administered

Richmond, VA – According to the non-partisan Kaiser Family Foundation, Virginia ranks 49th in the United States with regard to COVID-19 tests administered per 1,000 residents and 14th in share of tests with positive COVID-19 results. In simpler terms, Virginia is at the bottom for testing and near the top for confirmed cases. Governor Northam has yet to give a real answer as …

ICYMI – Virginia receives more than one million pieces of PPE from national stockpile

Richmond, VA – This week, the Trump Administration delivered over one million pieces of PPE to the Commonwealth of Virginia. Yet Governor Northam has continued to pin blame for Virginia’s shortcomings on President Trump and his administration. Why hasn’t Virginia’s press corps grilled Governor Northam like the White House Press Corps grills President Trump? We know that the President’s team has been in contact with …