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September 28, 2022

Republican Party of Virginia Hosts Evening Reception Honoring and Welcoming Sheriffs and Commonwealth’s Attorneys

Abingdon, Virginia – September 27, 2022   The Republican Party of Virginia hosted an evening reception at the Martha Washington Inn to honor and welcome the Republican Sheriffs and Commonwealth’s Attorney’s that recently joined our Party.   Eleven Sheriffs and Commonwealth’s Attorneys have switched to the Republican Party and we had the opportunity to celebrate them and commemorate the continued fight against the extreme anti-Law Enforcement agenda of the Democrats.   Executive Director, Ken Nunnenkamp gave the following statement, “We are thrilled that we were able to host this event and even more excited to stand with our new Republican
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September 15, 2022

Republican Party of Virginia Statement on Hispanic Heritage Month

Richmond, Virginia – September 15, 2022   During Hispanic Heritage Month, we are proud to celebrate the many contributions of Hispanic Americans to our culture and our society. Nearly 1 million Hispanic Americans call Virginia home – including our great Attorney General, Jason Miyares, the first Hispanic American ever elected to that post, and Yesli Vega, the Republican nominee for Virginia’s 7th Congressional District. Their leadership has had an overwhelmingly positive impact on our Commonwealth, and we are grateful for their hard work and dedication.   We also know that Hispanic Americans want strong families, safe communities, and economic opportunity.
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September 11, 2022

Republican Party of Virginia Honors Heroes of 9/11

Richmond, Virginia – September 11, 2022 Today, we remember the thousands of innocent lives taken from us by the tragic act of violence on September 11, 2001. We honor the bravery and heroism of the first responders who put their lives on the line, and grieve with the families who lost a loved one that day.  Our Nation continues to show resilience and perseverance to unite us as one under God. We pray for the families of victims and our country as a whole. The courage and selflessness that are shown each day to rebuild our Nation never go unnoticed.
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September 9, 2022

Republican Party of Virginia Statement on the Creation of an Election Integrity Unit at the Office of the Attorney General

Richmond, Virginia – September 9, 2022   Today, Attorney General Jason Miyares is taking another important step toward securing our elections by establishing an Election Integrity Unit within the Office of the Attorney General. This bold initiative will increase transparency in our elections, restore confidence in our democratic process, and better ensure that every vote is counted in accordance with the law.   Just this week, we saw the need for stronger protections for our elections system when a former top Prince William County election official was indicted on fraud charges related to the 2020 election. By prosecuting this individual,
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August 17, 2022

Republican Party of Virginia Statement on Biden Signing “Inflation Reduction Act”

Richmond, VA – Aug 17, 2022 Biden’s decision to sign the Inflation Reduction Act and raise taxes during a time that all Americans are hurting is a dismissive action by Radical Democrats that hurts all individuals, especially the middle class. Thankfully, our Commonwealth has a Governor that is doing everything in his power to alleviate some of this pain for Virginia families by cutting taxes and focusing on steady income to Virginia families so that they can provide for their families without any fear. We must elect Republicans in November to see any hope for change in our country and
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July 4, 2022

Republican Party of Virginia Celebrates Independence Day and the Formal Adoption of the Declaration of Independence

Richmond, VA – July 4, 2022 Today, the Republican Party of Virginia celebrates Independence Day and commemorates the formal adoption of the Declaration of Independence. 246 years ago, on this day, our Nation was born when America declared independence and freedom. This is a day to celebrate the liberties, core beliefs and values of the United States. Today serves as an important reminder that the Declaration of Independence provides all Americans with unalienable rights, including life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. The Republican Party of Virginia wishes you a happy and safe Independence Day. ###
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June 24, 2022

Republican Party of Virginia Statement on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization

Richmond, VA – June 24, 2022 Today, the Supreme Court of the United States took long overdue action to overturn Roe v. Wade and return the power to legislation on abortion to the states, where it rightfully belongs. In Virginia, we are proud to have a pro-life Governor, Lieutenant Governor and Attorney General who are committed to protecting the life of unborn children. We look forward to supporting the work of our leadership in the coming year that produces results for Virginians.  We also unequivocally condemn the violence and intimidation tactics being used against Supreme Court Justices and pro-life pregnancy
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June 21, 2022

Republican Party of Virginia Statement on Yesli Vega Winning Seventh Congressional District Republican Primary

Richmond, VA – June 21, 2022 The Republican Party of Virginia congratulates Yesli Vega on winning the 7th Congressional District Republican Primary on Tuesday. Yesli is a strong conservative who will fight for our shared values in Congress and defeat Radical Democrat Abigail Spanberger.  Though Rep. Spanberger likes to play moderate when the cameras are on, voters know that she has voted in lockstep with Nancy Pelosi and House progressives, and they are ready for new leadership in Washington.  As a military wife and veteran of three Virginia law enforcement agencies, Yesli has lived a life of service to her
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June 21, 2022

Republican Party of Virginia Statement on Jen Kiggans Winning Second Congressional District Republican Primary

Virginia Beach, VA – June 21, 2022 The Republican Party of Virginia congratulates Jen Kiggans on winning the 2nd Congressional District Republican Primary on Tuesday. Jen is a proud patriot who has what it takes to defeat Pelosi Puppet Elaine Luria this November and send a principled conservative to Washington. As a former Navy pilot who served two deployments to the Persian Gulf and a Nurse Practitioner, Jen has led a life of service to her country and her community. During her time in the Virginia State Senate, Jen has represented her voters with integrity, working hard each day to
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May 30, 2022

The Republican Party of Virginia Honors the Brave Men and Women who have Sacrificed their Lives this Memorial Day

Richmond, VA – MAY 30, 2022 This Memorial Day, the Republican Party of Virginia honors all of the brave men and women who have lost their lives fighting for our freedom. It is a privilege to be able to celebrate the spirit of our great Nation that we are lucky to call home. The selfless acts of heroism that our patriots have devoted to our Commonwealth and our Country do not go unnoticed. Today, take a moment of silence to remember those who are no longer with us, the loved ones they left behind, and pray for everlasting peace throughout
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May 23, 2022

Hung Cao of Purcellville Takes the Victory in the Virginia 10th Congressional District Firehouse Primary

Purcellville, VA – MAY 23, 2022 On Saturday, May 21, the 10th District GOP held a Firehouse Primary Election, selecting a nominee through Ranked Choice Voting. Voters were asked to rank all eleven candidates in order of their preference. Hung Cao won 52.8% of the vote after nine rounds.  Hung Cao, a retired Navy Captain, served in Special Operations for twenty-five years. After Cao and his wife, April’s thirteenth move across the United States and around the world in the service of our nation, Hung and April made their home in Purcellville, Virginia where they have been active in their
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May 20, 2022

Republican Party of Virginia Holds 7th Congressional District Candidates Forum

RICHMOND, VA – May 20, 2022 Republican Party of Virginia Holds 7th Congressional District Candidates Forum On Wednesday, May 18, the Republican Party of Virginia held a Candidate’s Forum for Republican Candidates in the 7th Congressional District at the Dorthy Hart Community Center in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Candidates that attended included Supervisor Yesli Vega, Supervisor David Ross, Derrick Anderson, Supervisor Crystal Vanuch, and Gina Ciarcia. State Senator Bryce Reeves was unable to attend. RPV Chairman Rich Anderson moderated the Forum, asking each candidate a variety of questions on topics ranging from National Security and Foreign Policy to Border Security and Education.
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May 10, 2022

Republican Party of Virginia Chairman Rich Anderson’s Statement on Intimidation of Supreme Court Justices

RICHMOND, VA – May 10, 2022 Republican Party of Virginia Chairman Rich Anderson’s Statement on Intimidation of Supreme Court Justices “The ongoing demonstrations outside the homes of Supreme Court Justices are an abhorrent and vile affront to the processes of the highest court. Intimidation of the Justices and the threat of violence against them and their families has no place in our Commonwealth or our country. Targeting the home of a Justice is wrong, and these protestors should be ashamed of their actions. “The Republican Party of Virginia believes in the right to free speech, and we stand with Governor Youngkin and
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May 3, 2022

Republican Party of Virginia Statement on Leaked Supreme Court Draft Decision

RICHMOND, VA – May 3, 2022 Press Secretary Ellie Sorensen issued the following statement on behalf of the Republican Party of Virginia. “Virginia Democrats are too extreme on the topic of abortion, and their views are outside the mainstream. They consistently push for at-home chemical abortions, and partial-birth and late-term abortion, even up until the moment of birth. Virginia Democrats won’t even protect a baby that has survived an abortion. No matter what the Supreme Court decides, the Republican Party of Virginia will unequivocally defend the dignity of all human life in our Commonwealth. The pro-life movement is on the
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April 11, 2022

Republican Party of Virginia Announces Partnership With Virginia Latino National Republican Coalition 

Republican Party of Virginia Announces Partnership With Virginia Latino National Republican Coalition RICHMOND, VA – April 11, 2022 The Republican Party of Virginia is proud to announce that the Virginia Latino National Republican Coalition (LNRC-VA) will serve as the official coalition partner of the RPV for outreach to Virginia’s Latino Community. The leaders at LNRC-VA know that the Republican Party is the only political party that stands for limited government, free markets, and traditional family values. Last November, Latino voters were instrumental in electing a Republican Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, and House majority who promised to defend those principles.
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March 16, 2022

Republican Party of Virginia Statement on Governor Youngkin’s Proposed Gas Tax Holiday

RICHMOND, VA – March 16, 2022   Today, Governor Glenn Youngkin took decisive action to ease the pain of rising costs at the pump by proposing a three-month Gas Tax Holiday, which he will introduce as a Governor’s bill during the upcoming legislative special session. Under Governor Youngkin’s plan, Virginia’s gas tax would be suspended for May, June, and July, and then phased back in August and September.   Last month, Senate Democrats blocked legislation that would have lowered the gas tax amid rising prices. Thanks to Governor Youngkin’s leadership, they will now have a chance to correct that mistake.
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March 14, 2022

Republican Party of Virginia Announces Connor Marley as Political Director

March 15, 2022 RICHMOND—Republican Party of Virginia Announces Connor Marley as Political Director: The Republican Party of Virginia today announced that Connor Marley will serve as Political Director. Previously, Marley worked on former Congresswoman Barbara Comstock’s 2016 re-election campaign before serving on campaigns for several other Virginia Republican candidates, including Senator Mark Peake and Delegate Jim LeMunyon. He also previously worked as a College Associate at Fox News and as Deputy Director of Grassroots Operations for Americans for Prosperity’s Virginia team.   Marley issued the following statement on his new role: “I am thrilled to join the Republican Party of
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March 7, 2022

Republican Party of Virginia Statement in Support of Susan Swecker

March 7, 2022 RICHMOND—Republican Party of Virginia Statement in Support of Susan Swecker: The Republican Party of Virginia is proud to announce its support for Susan Swecker for re-election as Chairwoman of the Democratic Party of Virginia. Under Ms. Swecker’s watch, Republicans scored historic victories over her party in last November’s elections. But, as Ms. Swecker says, “there is important work still to be done.” She’s right – Democrats still have congressional seats to lose this fall and a state senate majority to lose next November. In the months ahead, we look forward to more opportunities to show Virginia voters how
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March 1, 2022

The Republican Party of Virginia released the following statement on President Joe Biden’s State of the Union Address

March 1, 2022 RICHMOND – The Republican Party of Virginia released the following statement on President Joe Biden’s State of the Union Address: “Tonight, despite record inflation, soaring gas prices, a border crisis, a crime wave, and numerous foreign policy disasters under his watch—including the ongoing tragedy in Ukraine—Joe Biden tried to sell his first year in office as a success. The truth, however, as the American people know, is that Biden’s tenure has been nothing short of an unmitigated failure. In the Republican response to Biden’s address, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds presented a clear contrast to the America last
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February 1, 2022

RPV Commemorates Black History Month

This morning, the Chairman of the Republican Party of Virginia released the following statement honoring and commemorating the beginning of Black History Month:   Fellow Virginians, This month, the Republican Party of Virginia proudly joins our fellow citizens to celebrate the rich history and enduring contributions of Black Americans to our great Commonwealth and nation. Black History Month is a time to celebrate and honor the accomplishments and legacies of so many African-Americans, and it is an opportunity to reflect on the struggles of so many throughout our state’s history. In our pursuit of a more perfect union, our party
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January 17, 2022

Redistricting Information

This year, Virginia was Constitutionally tasked with redrawing all legislative districts in the Commonwealth following the completion of the U.S. Census.   The Virginia Supreme Court has finalized the new maps, which are different from the old maps. You may find that your Congressman is no longer your Congressman or that your Delegate has been drawn into a new district. There are many resources available to find your new representatives. Who’s My Legislator (https://whosmy.virginiageneralassembly.gov) This site will ask you for your address and display your CURRENT Member in the House of Delegates, Virginia Senate, and the United States Congress. Virginia
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December 16, 2021

Still Reeling, Democrats are Desperately Copying Youngkin’s Ideas

Still Reeling, Democrats are Desperately Copying Youngkin’s Ideas Republican Party of Virginia Chairman Rich Anderson issued the following statement, “Voters rejected Democrats’ path forward and voted for Glenn Youngkin’s Day One Game Plan in November. As Democrats try to find their way out of the wilderness, they’re trying to steal Governor-Elect Youngkin’s platform – but Virginians won’t be fooled.”   Virginia Democrats are still reeling from losing all three statewide offices and their majority in the House of Delegates. So what is Governor Northam doing on his way out the door? Trying to trick Virginians into thinking that Democrats support
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December 16, 2021

VAGOP STATEMENT ON GOV. RALPH NORTHAM EMBRACING GOV. ELECT YOUNGKIN’S ‘DAY ONE GAME PLAN’

VAGOP STATEMENT ON GOV. RALPH NORTHAM EMBRACING GOV. ELECT YOUNGKIN’S ‘DAY ONE GAME PLAN’     “We’re glad to see Governor Northam admit Governor-Elect Youngkin’s Day One Game Plan is the right path for Virginia – despite campaigning against it for months. It’s a little embarrassing, however, that Northam couldn’t be more original, copying the Youngkin playbook down to events at a grocery stores. Today’s announcement is a positive sign of things to come under the leadership of Gov-elect Youngkin, after years of failure Virginians have been subjected to from the Democrats.”     ###
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October 8, 2021

RPV FILES FEDERAL TAX LAW COMPLAINT AGAINST VIRGINIA EXCELS

RPV FILES FEDERAL TAX LAW COMPLAINT AGAINST VIRGINIA EXCELS The Republican Party of Virginia today called for the Internal Revenue Service to investigate Virginia Excels, a 501(c)(3) public charity organization, due to deliberate and glaring violations of federal tax law. “Terry McAuliffe is trailing in the polls, so his fellow political cronies are resorting to breaking the law and doing dirty tricks to get their preferred candidate elected,” said RPV Chairman Rich Anderson. RPV’s complaint alleges that Virginia Excels engaged in overt and unambiguous political campaign intervention in violation of federal law. On September 7, 2021, only 10 days before early voting began,
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September 9, 2021

VirginiaGOP Chairman Announces New Executive Director Hire

VirginiaGOP Chairman Announces New Executive Director Hire The Republican Party of Virginia is excited to announce the hire of a new Executive Director. Ken Nunnenkamp, Jr. will serve as Executive Director of the state party effective September 15, 2021. Chairman Rich Anderson released the following statement: “Ken’s appointment as the VirginiaGOP Executive Director represents a major milestone in the life of our state party, and I look forward to moving forward with him and all of you to Republican electoral victories this November 2nd—and to leveraging that energy next year to achieve victories in our Congressional races in November 2022.
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August 26, 2021

VIRGINIA GOP FILES LAWSUIT SEEKING MCAULIFFE DISQUALIFICATION

VIRGINIA GOP FILES LAWSUIT SEEKING MCAULIFFE DISQUALIFICATION The Republican Party of Virginia (RPV) today announced it has filed a legal action against the Virginia State Board of Elections (SBE) and the Virginia Department of Elections seeking declaratory and injunctive relief based upon the invalid Declaration of Candidacy filed by Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe that would result in McAuliffe’s disqualification from appearing on any general election ballot.  The complaint contends that Terry McAuliffe, a politician of nearly 50 years, filed a Declaration of Candidacy with the SBE without his required signature in violation of Virginia Code § 24.2-520. However, the
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August 25, 2021

VirginiaGOP Responds To Abortion Extremist Terry McAuliffe

VirginiaGOP Responds To Abortion Extremist Terry McAuliffe Following the release of Terry McAuliffe’s abortion attack ad, Republican Party of Virginia Chairman Rich Anderson issued the following statement. “Terry McAuliffe is pushing a radical agenda of forcing taxpayers to fund abortions up until the moment of birth. McAuliffe’s pro-abortion agenda is out of step with the majority of Virginians.” Terry McAuliffe continues to highlight his extreme stance on abortion. In 2019, McAuliffe said he wouldn’t have vetoed State Delegate Kathy Tran’s bill that would have allowed abortions at the moment of birth. McAuliffe has also touted the endorsement of the extreme Democrat organization National Abortion Rights Action League
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August 16, 2021

More Pressure From Disabled Community For McAuliffe To Apologize

More Pressure From Disabled Community For McAuliffe To Apologize Following  a news report that Terry McAuliffe ducked out of a Zoom forum with the Virginia disabled community after the first question in order to fundraise in Las Vegas with Governor Steve Sisolak, pressure is mounting from the disabled community for McAuliffe to apologize.   Mike Murphy, a Virginia father, said, “Our government and elected officials are supposed to serve the most vulnerable among us. They are measured by how they react to those who are most vulnerable in our society. As the father of a son with Down syndrome and Autism
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August 13, 2021

Virginia GOP Calls On Terry McAuliffe To Apologize To Virginia’s Disabled Community

Virginia GOP Calls On Terry McAuliffe To Apologize To Virginia’s Disabled Community After a news report that Terry McAuliffe ducked out of a Zoom forum with the Virginia disabled community after the first question in order to fundraise in Las Vegas with Governor Steve Sisolak, Republican Party of Virginia Chairman Rich Anderson issued the following statement calling on Terry McAuliffe to apologize to Virginia’s disabled community. “Terry McAuliffe must immediately apologize to Virginia’s disabled community for his disgraceful and disrespectful behavior yesterday, when he deserted The Arc of Northern Virginia Candidate Forum and members of the disabled community to fundraise with an accused
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August 4, 2021

MCAULIFFE ‘HONORED’ BY ENDORSEMENT FROM ANTI-ISRAEL GROUP

MCAULIFFE ‘HONORED’ BY ENDORSEMENT FROM ANTI-ISRAEL GROUP In June, just days after Hamas rockets stopped raining down on Israel due to a ceasefire, Two-Faced Terry McAuliffe tweeted an endorsement from the United States’ largest Muslim-American political action committee, Emgage Action. The cornerstone of Emgage’s policy platform is its support for “BDS” or “the right to boycott, divest, and sanction” in an attempt to isolate and weaken Israel. McAuliffe was “honored” and “tremendously grateful” for Emgage’s endorsement. But this seems to be at odds with a 2017 Governors United Against BDS pledge that Terry McAuliffe signed, stating, “The goals of the BDS (Boycott, Divestment, and
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August 3, 2021

MCAULIFFE TAKES $100,000 CAMPAIGN DONATION FROM ALLY OF RAPIST HARVEY WEINSTEIN

MCAULIFFE TAKES $100,000 CAMPAIGN DONATION FROM ALLY OF RAPIST HARVEY WEINSTEIN The Daily Mail just revealed that Terry McAuliffe took an additional $100,000 for his campaign this year alone from Paul Tudor Jones, a close ally of rapist Harvey Weinstein and former board member of the Weinstein Company.  McAuliffe’s donor even privately consoled Harvey Weinstein as allegations of sexual harassment and inappropriate contact came to light. “I love you,” Paul Tudor Jones wrote to Weinstein. “Focus on the future as America loves a great comeback story … The good news is, this will go away sooner than you think and it will be
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July 26, 2021

TERRY MCAULIFFE ATTACKS PARENTS SEEKING BETTER EDUCATION FOR THEIR KIDS

TERRY MCAULIFFE ATTACKS PARENTS SEEKING BETTER EDUCATION FOR THEIR KIDS Two-Faced Terry McAuliffe and his Democratic allies are trying to deceive Virginians by calling the 120 bills that McAuliffe vetoed “right-wing” and “hurtful.” McAuliffe seems to think that several school-choice bills designed to help struggling Virginia parents with disabled children pay for a BETTER education is part of a “right-wing” crusade or could “hurt” people. “House Bill 389 would have established new voucher-style accounts for the parents of disabled children, who could use the money to cover private school tuition and other education costs.” McAuliffe blocked House Bill 518 that would have given Virginia parents the freedom to transfer kids out of
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July 23, 2021

TERRY MCAULIFFE’S CRY FOR HELP

TERRY MCAULIFFE’S CRY FOR HELP It’s a pretty scary proposition when you need Joe Biden to build excitement among the Democratic base in JULY! But that’s the reality in Virginia when the only person excited about 40-year Political Boss Terry McAuliffe running for Governor a third time is Terry McAuliffe.  It’s obvious that Clinton Crony Terry McAuliffe is worried about multiple early poll numbers that show polling neck-and-neck with Glenn Youngkin. Even The Washington Post believes that Youngkin has a “good chance” of winning the Virginia governorship. No malarkey! In his third gubernatorial race, McAuliffe’s PolitiFact scorecard has grown to have 25 Mostly False, False, or Pants on Fire ratings. Just yesterday McAuliffe’s third ad was deemed
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July 20, 2021

TERRY MCAULIFFE ACCEPTS ENDORSEMENT FROM ANOTHER EXTREMIST ABORTION GROUP

TERRY MCAULIFFE ACCEPTS ENDORSEMENT FROM ANOTHER EXTREMIST ABORTION GROUP Terry McAuliffe keeps embracing his extreme abortion stance, this time by accepting the endorsement of the liberal Democrat organization National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL).Here are some of the extreme stances that McAuliffe endorses: NARAL supports taxer funded abortions up until birth. NARAL believes ALL abortions should be covered by ALL health insurance companies in order to normalize abortions as a common medical procedure. NARAL president, Ilyse Hogue, defended partial birth abortion by calling it a “fabrication of the right wing.” NARAL just like Terry McAuliffe has a history of deception through lies. The National Review reports that Bernard Nathanson, a NARAL founder, “admitted that he and
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July 19, 2021

TWO-FACED TERRY MCAULIFFE REWARDED HANDSOMELY FOR PROMISE TO REPEAL RIGHT-TO-WORK

TWO-FACED TERRY MCAULIFFE REWARDED HANDSOMELY FOR PROMISE TO REPEAL RIGHT-TO-WORK In April 2021, Two-Faced Terry McAuliffe proclaimed to the Democratic Business Council of Northern Virginia that he would sign a REPEAL of right-to-work. There’s even video. Big Labor was watching and, on Friday, Virginia found out that the unions and their cronies rewarded McAuliffe handsomely: they donated $2.2 MILLION to Two-Faced Terry’s campaign. That’s almost 30% of Terry’s entire fundraising haul for the latest reporting period!!!  “Terry McAuliffe is flaunting his Clinton-style corruption right in the face of Virginians. He once supported right-to-work, but now as he pockets cash from unions, he’s sold-out Virginia workers and
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July 13, 2021

HERE’S SOMETHING TO BE OFFENDED ABOUT

HERE’S SOMETHING TO BE OFFENDED ABOUT Terry McAuliffe and the Democratic Party of Virginia are MELTING. DOWN. Glenn Youngkin accepted three debates yesterday and, in doing so, declined an invitation to the Virginia Bar Association (VBA) debate because there was no guarantee there would be discussion about the economy or jobs.  Terry McAuliffe called not participating in the VBA debate “an insult to Virginians” and that it showed “how out of step he is with the people of the Commonwealth.” (Like vacationing on Nantucket, Terry?) The Democratic Party of Virginia called Glenn “shameful” for not participating in the “time-honored tradition.” We here at the Republican Party of Virginia
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July 9, 2021

TERRY MCAULIFFE’S WEEK THAT NEVER GOT COOKING

TERRY MCAULIFFE’S WEEK THAT NEVER GOT COOKING Terry McAuliffe couldn’t help but to spend this week lying and flip-flopping his way around the Commonwealth. On Monday, after an Independence Day weekend, where Terry was apparently caught fabricating a campaign video with the grill off, McAuliffe was confronted by crime experts predicting a “long, dangerous summer” after violence erupted across Virginia—no doubt a result of Terry’s plan to demoralize and defund the police. In the afternoon, the first-ever African American elected governor in the country, former Democrat Governor of Virginia Doug Wilder, harshly criticized Democrat nominee for governor Terry McAuliffe—WHO HE ENDORSED IN
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July 9, 2021

ICYMI: BREITBART: DEMOCRAT TERRY MCAULIFFE IN 2007: ILLEGAL ALIENS ‘TAKING OUR JOBS,’ DEPORT ‘THEM BACK TO COUNTRIES THEY CAME FROM’

ICYMI: BREITBART: DEMOCRAT TERRY MCAULIFFE IN 2007: ILLEGAL ALIENS ‘TAKING OUR JOBS,’ DEPORT ‘THEM BACK TO COUNTRIES THEY CAME FROM’ In case you missed it, this past week, Breitbart News called out Terry McAuliffe’s blatant flip-flop on the border Crisis. See below, but it seems that Terry doesn’t want folks to know that he once believed that he doesn’t “care if you are Democrat or Republican, we all agree you got to shut the borders down.” because “People [are] coming into our nation, taking our jobs.” This is just the latest story in the never ending saga of Terry McAuliffe’s backtracking on issues.
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July 8, 2021

VIRGINIA GOP CALLS FOR ETHICS INQUIRY INTO TAXPAYER-FUNDED POLITICAL ACTIVIST LARRY SABATO

VIRGINIA GOP CALLS FOR ETHICS INQUIRY INTO TAXPAYER-FUNDED POLITICAL ACTIVIST LARRY SABATO The Republican Party of Virginia today sent a letter to University of Virginia (UVa) President James E. Ryan to request an investigation into possible ethics violations by Center for Politics founder Dr. Larry Sabato.  Read the full letter HERE. ###
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July 8, 2021

TERRY MCAULIFFE FLIP-FLOPS ON KATHY TRAN BILL, RECEIVES ABORTION INDUSTRY ENDORSEMENT

TERRY MCAULIFFE FLIP-FLOPS ON KATHY TRAN BILL, RECEIVES ABORTION INDUSTRY ENDORSEMENT By accepting the endorsement of Planned Parenthood, Terry McAuliffe doubles down on his extreme stance on abortion that is out of touch with the vast majority of Virginians.  In an interview with The Washington Post, Alexis McGill Johnson, president and chief executive of Planned Parenthood said abortions are a “critically important part of what we do.” Johnson made Planned Parenthood’s stance on abortion abundantly clear by saying, “It’s really not a big deal that Planned Parenthood does this. We are a proud abortion provider.”  It’s clear that Terry McAuliffe agrees with that sentiment after a RARE FULL
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July 8, 2021

TWO-FACED TERRY MCAULIFFE’S CAMPAIGN OF LIES STOPS IN CHARLOTTESVILLE AND MANASSAS TODAY

TWO-FACED TERRY MCAULIFFE’S CAMPAIGN OF LIES STOPS IN CHARLOTTESVILLE AND MANASSAS TODAY Two-Faced Terry McAuliffe is headed to Charlottesville and Manassas today to do what 40-year political bosses do: talk out of both sides of their mouth on an issue. Terry McAuliffe’s plan for the day is to smear Glenn’s record in the private sector because Terry knows his record as a failed governor is no match for an outsider with fresh thinking and a career of building businesses and creating jobs.  Two-Faced Terry will attack Glenn for leading a business of nearly 2,000 employees.  But Terry neglects to mention—or is just trying to
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July 8, 2021

TERRY MCAULIFFE HAS A HISTORY OF LYING ABOUT HIS OPPONENTS’ RECORD ON LIFE

TERRY MCAULIFFE HAS A HISTORY OF LYING ABOUT HIS OPPONENTS’ RECORD ON LIFE Two-Faced Terry McAuliffe is an established liar. He’s been busted lying once a week since he won the Democratic nomination. And tonight Two-Faced Terry is attempting to distort Glenn Youngkin’s position on life because he told a paid Democratic operative that he’s pro-life and doesn’t want taxpayer funds used for abortions. This isn’t the first time Two-Faced Terry McAuliffe has lied in an attempt to hide his own record as an abortion extremist that’s out of touch with the vast majority of Virginians. During a June 2013,
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July 7, 2021

“WE GOTTA SHUT THESE BORDERS DOWN”

“WE GOTTA SHUT THESE BORDERS DOWN” Amidst all the furor about Terry McAuliffe not turning on his grill or not having basic knowledge of Virginia’s voting and gun laws, Terry McAuliffe touted another endorsement from a liberal group that wasn’t excited enough about his candidacy to endorse him in the primary. That group? CASA in Action. Its purpose? To serve as “the foremost Latino and immigrant organization in the Mid-Atlantic region and a national leader in supporting immigrant families…” In accepting the endorsement, Terry McAuliffe said, “After four years of Donald Trump’s hateful rhetoric and actions towards our immigrant communities,
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July 7, 2021

TERRY MCAULIFFE CALLS IN THE ORIGINAL LIBERAL LEFTIST FOR SUPPORT

TERRY MCAULIFFE CALLS IN THE ORIGINAL LIBERAL LEFTIST FOR SUPPORT In classic Terry McAuliffe fashion, he is seeking for fundraising help outside the Commonwealth.   Socialists endorsed Georgia “Governor” and activist Stacey Abrams is working to elect Terry McAuliffe.  Here are a few of Abram’s radical positions that McAuliffe now owns:   Abrams claimed the GOP stole the Georgia election and refused to concede (a trick she most likely picked up from McAuliffe).  Comparison of law enforcement officers to terrorists. Supporting tax hikes on working families. After slamming voter ID as ‘Jim Crow,’ she flip-flopped in support of voter ID. According to Abrams, illegal immigrants should be allowed to vote.   Advocating for sanctuary city policies.  Abrams supports government-run single-payer healthcare.
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July 6, 2021

INDEPENDENCE DAY WEEKEND IN VIRGINIA MARRED WITH VIOLENCE

INDEPENDENCE DAY WEEKEND IN VIRGINIA MARRED WITH VIOLENCE After the violence that erupted over the weekend, crime experts are predicting a “long, dangerous summer” across Virginia.   Totals from the violent weekend:  Richmond: three shootings; three dead, two hurt.  Chesterfield: three shootings; two dead, one hurt.  Hopewell: one shooting; one dead.  Henrico: three shootings; three dead, two hurt.  Virginians are concerned as police across the Commonwealth are searching for answers. When given the chance to discuss Virginia’s crime problem, Terry McAuliffe snubbed the Virginia Police Benevolent Association, which represents thousands of Commonwealth police officers. That’s not the first time that Terry McAuliffe has turned his back on police officers; McAuliffe touts that he “redirected”
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July 6, 2021

VIRGINIA GOP RESPONDS TO TWO-FACED TERRY MCAULIFFE’S AD

VIRGINIA GOP RESPONDS TO TWO-FACED TERRY MCAULIFFE’S AD Republican Party of Virginia Chairman Rich Anderson issued the following statement in response to Terry McAuliffe’s ad:  “Terry McAuliffe has decided the only way he can win is to run against Donald Trump because he can’t talk about his miserable record of lies and failed schools or his newly adopted leftist liberal agenda of demoralizing and defunding police. “With his new campaign strategy of running against Donald Trump, we immediately call on Terry McAuliffe to return the $25,000 donation he accepted from Donald Trump. We are not sure he can afford to
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July 1, 2021

QUESTIONS ARISE ABOUT MCAULIFFE INVESTMENTS

QUESTIONS ARISE ABOUT MCAULIFFE INVESTMENTS This morning, The Associated Press revealed that Terry McAuliffe invested in The Carlyle Group both before and after becoming Virginia’s governor in 2014, all while Glenn Youngkin was with the firm.  Many questions remain unanswered about McAuliffe’s investment in Carlyle. Terry McAuliffe should come clean and answer these questions:  Are you currently invested in Carlyle? When did you divest from Carlyle, specifically? Was your investment in Carlyle on terms that could be described as a “sweetheart deal” or special treatment? Prior to 2013, The Carlyle Group required a minimum investment of between $5 million and $20 million. The Associated Press reports that you invested “at
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June 29, 2021

VIRGINIA GOP CALLS ON MEDIA TO CONFRONT TERRY MCAULIFFE ON REPEATED LIES

VIRGINIA GOP CALLS ON MEDIA TO CONFRONT TERRY MCAULIFFE ON REPEATED LIES After the release of today’s Politifact, Republican Party of Virginia Chairman Rich Anderson issued the following statement on the failure of Virginia press to hold Two-Faced Terry McAuliffe accountable for his repeated lies to Commonwealth voters: “Terry McAuliffe has now been caught lying to voters three times in the last three weeks, but he has not been asked about it once in the approximately 30 interviews he’s done in Virginia since he started repeating the lie. “It’s time for members of the Virginia media to do their job and hold Terry McAuliffe accountable for the repeated
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June 29, 2021

TWO-FACED TERRY MCAULIFFE’S CAMPAIGN OF LIES ROLLS ON

TWO-FACED TERRY MCAULIFFE’S CAMPAIGN OF LIES ROLLS ON “Someone who lies about the little things will lie about the big things too.”-Terry McAuliffe (October 6, 2004) Two-Faced Terry McAuliffe got caught in another lie this morning.  Politifact VA debunked McAuliffe’s hallmark digital ad*, saying, “McAuliffe misleadingly claims Youngkin praised him” and “contrary to McAuliffe’s assertion, Youngkin’s 2017 words do not prove he was a ‘big fan’ of the former governor’s economic policies, or that his current criticism of McAuliffe’s stewardship is a flip flop.” You can read this week’s Politifact on Two-Faced Terry HERE. Whoops! Or is it? After all, we call
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June 25, 2021

TERRY MCAULIFFE ABANDONS THE POLICE

TERRY MCAULIFFE ABANDONS THE POLICE Terry McAuliffe will make Virginia less safe.  He did it once when his hand-picked parole board members let violent criminals back on our streets and when he oversaw a 43% increase in Virginia’s murder rate, and now the murder rate in Virginia is the highest in 20 years.  And now he’s snubbed a major partner in tackling Virginia’s crime problem by skipping a meeting with the Virginia Police Benevolent Association, which represents thousands of police officers in the Commonwealth.  It’s possible that Two-Faced Terry McAuliffe didn’t want to explain his efforts to “Defund the Police” through his support of eliminating qualified immunity that allows police officers
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June 24, 2021

DEMOCRATS’ BORDER FAILURES CONTRIBUTE TO MODERN DAY SLAVERY

DEMOCRATS’ BORDER FAILURES CONTRIBUTE TO MODERN DAY SLAVERY As Glenn Youngkin seeks to unite Virginians around a plan to end modern day slavery, it’s important to highlight the Democratic policies that have created a border crisis and, in turn, contributed to human and sex trafficking across the United States.  Republican Party of Virginia Chairman Rich Anderson issued the following statement taking Democrats to task for their weakness: “Democrats in Washington and Richmond have supported open border policies that have created a humanitarian crisis on our southern border. As a result, human traffickers and drug smugglers are having a field day.
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June 24, 2021

VirginiaGOP Releases New Ad “Big Things, Little Things”

VirginiaGOP Releases New Ad “Big Things, Little Things” VirginiaGOP Chairman Rich Anderson today issued the following statement on the release of VirginiaGOP’s new video, “Big Things, Little Things:” “Two-Faced Terry McAuliffe has a troubled relationship with the truth, and it’s becoming clearer and clearer to Virginians that Two-Faced Terry will lie about anything in order to get elected.” ###
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June 23, 2021

VIRGINIA GOP CALLS ON TERRY MCAULIFFE TO ADDRESS RISING CRIME AND FUNDING FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT

VIRGINIA GOP CALLS ON TERRY MCAULIFFE TO ADDRESS RISING CRIME AND FUNDING FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT Republican Party of Virginia Chairman Rich Anderson today released the following statement on preventing violent crime and ensuring public safety: “Democrats, including Terry McAuliffe, have supported a litany of efforts that have the effect of defunding Commonwealth law enforcement agencies. With violent crime on the rise, I am calling on Terry McAuliffe to denounce any efforts to ‘defund the police.’”  Homicides in Virginia are at their highest level in 20 years. Virginia’s murder rate climbed to its highest level since the late 1990s last year,
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June 19, 2021

VIRGINIAGOP CHAIRMAN RELEASES STATEMENT COMMEMORATING JUNETEENTH

VirginiaGOP Chairman, Rich Anderson, released the following statement commemorating Juneteenth.  “Today, our nation commemorates the abolition of slavery in 1865, and we honor the fight made by liberty-loving men and women in the pursuit of a more perfect Union.  “156 years ago was a joyous and hard-earned day, and Americans and Virginians know that much work remains to be done to fulfill the ideals of our Founding Fathers. Let’s commemorate and celebrate this historic and joyful day for our Nation, while also honoring the noble road traveled in the name of liberty and civil and human rights.” ###
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June 18, 2021

NEW DATA MAKES TWO-FACED TERRY MCAULIFFE’S BAD WEEK EVEN WORSE

NEW DATA MAKES TWO-FACED TERRY MCAULIFFE’S BAD WEEK EVEN WORSE  “Terry McAuliffe had such a terrible week, it’s no wonder that he desperately pleaded for five debates,” said RPV Chairman Rich Anderson. “Virginians are tired of Terry McAuliffe lying to and insulting them, and are ready for the fresh leadership and bold thinking that Glenn Youngkin brings to the race.” Two-Faced Terry McAuliffe had a terrible week. And new data shows that the 40-year Political Boss and his liberal allies are being clobbered on TV by the Glenn Youngkin campaign. Since June 9, the Youngkin campaign has spent $862,000 on media in the DC, Norfolk,
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June 14, 2021

TWO-FACED TERRY MCAULIFFE LIES (AGAIN), SELLS OUT VIRGINIA WORKERS FOR ENDORSEMENT

TWO-FACED TERRY MCAULIFFE LIES (AGAIN), SELLS OUT VIRGINIA WORKERS FOR ENDORSEMENT Terry McAuliffe’s fellow political bosses and backroom powerbrokers at the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) endorsed his bid for governor on Saturday. It only required Two-Faced Terry McAuliffe to adopt leftist liberal policies he once rejected, and support the repeal of Right-to-Work in Virginia.  The lie-begotten endorsement comes on the heels of Two-Faced Terry’s Democratic primary victory media tour, where he repeated a lie to voters that has been consistently fact-checked as “False.” The Washington Post today gave Two-Faced Terry’s claims “Four Pinocchios.” Seeing a pattern? Republican Party of Virginia Chairman Rich
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September 5, 2022

Republican Party of Virginia Celebrates Labor Day

Richmond, VA – September 5, 2022 Today we recognize and celebrate America’s hardworking individuals and their economic and social achievements over the years. America’s workforce is the backbone of our Nation’s success and this holiday provides us with an opportunity to honor the strength, determination, and contributions of hardworking Virginians and Americans.   We are blessed in Virginia to have a Governor who is working hard to create a robust workforce environment and continues to deliver for our Commonwealth every day. His focus on and commitment to economic growth, along with that of our Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, and Republican
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September 2, 2022

Republican Party of Virginia Statement on Joe Biden’s Dangerous and Divisive Speech

RICHMOND, VA – Sept. 2, 2022 Last night, Joe Biden used the worst tactics of authoritarians and dictators throughout history to try and intimidate Democrats’ political opponents into silence. From the alarming use of United States Marines as political props to his dangerous and divisive rhetoric labeling anyone who disagrees with him as a “threat to democracy,” Joe Biden showed why he is unfit to lead our country.   This fall, voters will send a message to Democrats that their scare tactics and hunger for power have no place in a free country like ours. It’s time to send a
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August 29, 2022

Republican Party of Virginia on EV Sale Regulation

RICHMOND, VA – August 26, 2022 As of 2035 regulations are requiring all vehicles sold in Virginia to be electric. Sales of non-electric vehicles will be banned. Democrats in Virginia chose to incorporate California vehicle emission laws ours in the Commonwealth. Because of this, un-elected officials in Sacramento, California (the California Air Resources Board) are making decisions for our families here in the Commonwealth. Not only does the necessary infrastructure not exist in Virginia to support this outrageous policy, but the question of affordability is one that we need to be painfully aware of. Democrats in Congress recently voted to
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August 26, 2022

Republican Party of Virginia on Fairfax County Training Documents

RICHMOND, VA – August 26, 2022 The Republican Party of Virginia stands with our leaders in Richmond, echoing that school administration officials should not be keeping secrets from parents. Parents deserve to be involved in their children’s education.    Fairfax County continues to leave parents in the dark and not inform them on what is going on in the classroom, the locker room, the hallways and everywhere else in our schools. Fox News has reported that some new training materials provided to teachers show that students can change their name and pronouns without parental notification, and use locker rooms and
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August 22, 2022

The Republican National Committee held its ribbon cutting ceremony for the grand opening of the RNC Veterans Community Center. 

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA – August 19, 2022 The Republican National Committee held its ribbon cutting ceremony for the grand opening of the RNC Veterans Community Center.   Special guests included Attorney General Jason Miyares, VA-01 Congressman Rob Wittman, Navy Veteran and VA-02 Congressional candidate Jen Kiggans, Navy Veteran and VA-10 Congressional candidate Hung Cao and Air Force Veteran and Republican Party of Virginia Chairman Rich Anderson.   Chairman Anderson gave the following statement after the event, “It was an honor for Virginia Beach to be selected by the Republican National Committee as the location of the first-in-the-country RNC Veterans Community
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June 6, 2022

The Republican Party of Virginia Honors Those Who Gave All on D-Day

Richmond, VA – June 6, 2022 “Today, we honor and remember the brave and courageous warriors like Virginia’s very own Bedford Boys of Company A of the 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th division who stormed the beaches of Normandy in 1944 and gave their all to bring freedom to millions. “The Greatest Generation bravely answered the call to stand up to tyranny and made immeasurable sacrifices to ensure liberty and freedom for all. “Today, and every day, the Republican Party of Virginia honors their heroic service and sacrifice.”   ###
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May 25, 2022

VAGOP Statement on the Tragic Events in Texas

Richmond, VA – MAY 25, 2022 We are heartbroken at the senseless act of violence that took place at Robb Elementary School in Texas yesterday. We join the nation in mourning the precious lives lost and praying for their families. May God comfort and watch over the Uvalde community.    ###
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May 20, 2022

Republican Party of Virginia Statement on State Education Report

RICHMOND, VA – May 20, 2022 Republican Party of Virginia Statement on State Education Report The Republican Party of Virginia shares Governor Youngkin’s deep concerns about the state of education in our Commonwealth. As so many Virginia parents know, our schools were not performing as they should even before the pandemic, and now our students have fallen behind their peers in other states. The cause of these insufficiencies in our education system is all too clear – instead of teaching core subjects like reading and math, Democrat school boards have “gone woke” and pushed politicized curriculum from kindergarten on up.
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March 1, 2022

Recognizing Women’s History Month

March 1, 2022 RICHMOND—The Republican Party of Virginia released the following statement in recognition of Women’s History Month: “This month, we are proud to celebrate Women’s History Month and the many contributions that women have made to our Commonwealth and our nation. Virginia is lucky to have been home to some of the most inspirational and influential women in American history. Martha Washington, the country’s first First Lady – along with her husband George – called Virginia home. Maggie Lena Walker, the daughter of enslaved parents, became the first woman in the United States to own a bank when she
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February 3, 2022

CHAIRMAN ANDERSON’S STATEMENT ON DELEGATE A.C. CORDOZA’S REJECTION FROM THE VIRGINIA LEGISLATIVE BLACK CAUCUS

CHAIRMAN ANDERSON’S STATEMENT ON DELEGATE A.C. CORDOZA’S REJECTION FROM THE VIRGINIA LEGISLATIVE BLACK CAUCUS   This month, Virginians from all walks join together to celebrate Black History Month. During this time, we honor the lasting legacy and enduring contributions of Black Americans and Virginians, while also reflecting on the good and bad dimensions of the Black experience throughout Virginia history. Moreover, we rededicate ourselves to an unyielding resolve to never repeat the injustices of the past and recommit ourselves to creating a Virginia that is uplifting to every person who calls our Commonwealth home. Today, we are profoundly disappointed in
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June 14, 2021

VirginiaGOP Releases New Ad “Thats What You Get with Democrats”

VirginiaGOP Releases New Ad “Thats What You Get with Democrats” Eight years ago, Political Boss Terry McAuliffe spearheaded the leftist liberal policies that have made Virginians less safe, made Virginia more expensive to raise a family, and squashed economic opportunity. That’s what you get with Democrats! ###
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June 14, 2021

WASHINGTON POST CALLS OUT TWO-FACED TERRY MCAULLIFE’S REPEATED LIES

WASHINGTON POST CALLS OUT TWO-FACED TERRY MCAULLIFE’S REPEATED LIES Lying must come as second nature to someone who’s spent the last 40 years as a political boss. In fact, Two-Faced Terry McAuliffe said as much in 2004:  “Someone who lies about the little things will lie about the big things too.” -Terry McAuliffe Every day since he was entrusted with the Democratic nomination for governor, Two-Faced Terry McAuliffe has been lying to Virginia voters about the budget he inherited in 2014. The Washington Post this morning called out Two-Faced Terry on the lie, rating it a Four Pinocchio lie (out of four). It is
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June 11, 2021

NEW POLL SHOWS VIRGINIANS REJECT VIRGINIA DEMOCRATS’ RACIST EDUCATION POLICIES; RPV CALLS ON MCAULIFFE TO REJECT CRITICAL RACE THEORY

NEW POLL SHOWS VIRGINIANS REJECT VIRGINIA DEMOCRATS’ RACIST EDUCATION POLICIES; RPV CALLS ON MCAULIFFE TO REJECT CRITICAL RACE THEORY Republican Party of Virginia804.780.0111media@virginia.gop A new poll released today shows that Virginia voters resoundingly reject Critical Race Theory and the politicians who support the curriculum.  “Political insider Terry McAuliffe must come clean and tell Virginia voters if he supports racist curriculum like Critical Race Theory being taught in Commonwealth schools,” said Republican Party of Virginia Chairman Rich Anderson. Key findings from the new poll include:  By a margin of two-to-one, voters are much less likely to vote for an elected official who supports
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June 9, 2021

CAREER POLITICIAN TERRY MCAULIFFE KICKS OFF GENERAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN BY LYING TO VOTERS…TWICE

CAREER POLITICIAN TERRY MCAULIFFE KICKS OFF GENERAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN BY LYING TO VOTERS…TWICE Career politician Terry McAuliffe today kicked off the Virginia gubernatorial general election by lying to Virginia voters…twice. During an appearance on MSNBC, political insider and career politician Terry McAuliffe told Chuck Todd, “I inherited the largest deficit from the Republicans, I left a gigantic surplus.” The problem with McAuliffe’s statement? The career politician has been rebuffed three times by liberal fact checkers in the past about the way he’s characterized the budget he inherited. It wasn’t the first-time career politician Terry McAuliffe told that lie to Virginians. Earlier in the day, political insider
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June 8, 2021

TERRY MCAULIFFE WANTS FOUR MORE YEARS TO MISLEAD, DIVIDE, AND NEGLECT VIRGINIANS

TERRY MCAULIFFE WANTS FOUR MORE YEARS TO MISLEAD, DIVIDE, AND NEGLECT VIRGINIANS. Republican Party of Virginia Chairman Rich Anderson today issued the following statement welcoming career politician Terry McAuliffe to the Virginia gubernatorial general election: “Despite the longest early voting period ever, no photo identification requirements, and near-universal vote-by-mail, Democrats across the Commonwealth are fretting about low turnout. It’s safe to say that Republicans are the most excited group in Virginia for Terry McAuliffe’s primary win. “Virginia Democrats have nominated a career politician with a record of broken promises, who is intent on dividing our Commonwealth. Eight years ago, then-Governor
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June 4, 2021

List of GOP Primary Challengers June 8th

Although the VAGOP State Convention is over, there are still a number of contests in the Commonwealth to elect our Republican Nominees to the ballot. This Saturday, June 5th, there is one Firehouse Primary in HD 82. Candidates are listed below: HD82: Kathy Owens vs. Anne Tata This Tuesday, June 8th, a handful of GOP Primaries will decide who will carry the Republican Banner in November. The official list of primary challengers and their House District’s are below. HD09: Charlie Poindexter (incumbent) vs. Wren WilliamsHD22: Kathy Byron (incumbent) vs. Isaiah KnightHD24: Ronnie Campbell (incumbent) vs. Mark ReedHD51: Tim Cox vs.
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May 26, 2021

VAGOP Mourns the Passing of Senator John Warner III

Richmond, VA – VAGOP Chairman Richard L. Anderson issued the following statement on the passing of Senator John Warner III: “Today, I join many across the Commonwealth in mourning the loss of Senator John Warner. I, Ruth, and the Republican Party of Virginia wish to extend our deepest condolences to the Warner family during this time. “A veteran, a public servant, and a man of faith, John served his country honorably for decades. From his days in the United States Navy to his service within the halls of Congress and the Pentagon, he left his mark on the institutions we hold most
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May 14, 2021

RPV Echoes Senate Republicans’ Call to End Mask Mandate

Richmond, VA – Today, in light of recent CDC recommendations, the Republican Party of Virginia echoed the Senate Republicans’ call for Ralph Northam to end Virginia’s mask mandate. Republican Party of Virginia Chairman Rich Anderson issued the following statement: “It is time for Ralph Northam to repeal his mask mandate and start following the science of the situation. After shuttering Virginia schools, businesses, and churches for an entire year – and causing crippling and unnecessary damage to education, children, families, small businesses, jobs, and the economy – it’s time for this Governor to lead for once in his four-year term. Yesterday’s announcement
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May 12, 2021

Winsome Sears Wins Republican LG Nomination

Richmond, VA – Today, Winsome Sears won the Republican Party of Virginia’s lieutenant governor nomination. She will carry the Republican Party banner across the Commonwealth as the Republican candidate for lieutenant governor on the November 2nd ballot. Sears joins Gubernatorial nominee Glenn Youngkin and Attorney General nominee Jason Miyares on the Republican ticket. In 2001, Winsome was elected to a majority Black legislative district, a historic achievement that no other Virginia Republican has done since 1865. She consequently also became the first (and still only) Black Republican woman elected to the House, the first female veteran, and the first legal immigrant woman. Winsome is a mother, wife, and
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May 11, 2021

Glenn Youngkin Wins VA GOP Gubernatorial Nomination

Richmond, VA – Tonight, Glenn Youngkin persevered through one of the most competitive statewide nominations in Virginia political history and won the Republican Party of Virginia’s gubernatorial nomination. He will carry the Republican Party banner across the Commonwealth as the Republican candidate for governor on the November 2nd ballot. Youngkin joins Attorney General nominee Jason Miyares on the ticket, and will soon be joined by an equally outstanding candidate for lieutenant governor. Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Glenn Youngkin is a homegrown Virginian who grew up in Richmond and Virginia Beach. As his father changed jobs, Glenn learned that moving around didn’t equal moving up – nothing was handed to him. From his
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May 10, 2021

Jason Miyares Wins Attorney General Nomination

Richmond, VA – Tonight, Jason Miyares won the Republican nomination for Attorney General. He will appear as the Republican Attorney General candidate on the November 2nd general election ballot. Miyares attended elementary and high school in Virginia Beach, graduating with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from James Madison University and is a graduate of the College of William & Mary School of Law, where he served on the Honor Council. He is the Past President of Cape Henry Rotary where he was a Paul Harris Fellow, Past Chairman of the Hampton Roads Young Republicans, Founding Member of the Hampton Roads Federalist Society,
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May 8, 2021

RPV Statement on 2021 State Convention

Richmond, VA – Today, the Republican Party of Virginia (RPV) held its 2021 State Convention to determine its nominees for the offices of Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Attorney General. RPV Chairman Rich Anderson issued the following statement: “The Republican Party of Virginia could not be happier with how smoothly and efficiently our convention was run today. I would like to thank the campaigns, their staff, and our countless volunteers for making this day a successful one. It is a promising sign of things to come that so many Republicans from across Virginia came out in record numbers and supported their candidates
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May 3, 2021

May 1 State Central Committee Meeting Recording

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April 21, 2021

RPV Statement on the Passing of Mary Ramey

Richmond, VA – Republican Party of Virginia Chairman Rich Anderson issued the following statement in honor of the passing of Mary Ramey: “The Republican Party of Virginia (RPV) and Republicans everywhere mourn the passing on April 5, 2021, of a great American and Virginian, former Virginia Federation of Republican Women (VFRW) President Mary Ramey. “Over the course of many decades, President Ramey left an indelible mark and a lasting legacy of leadership on her Commonwealth and party. She served a memorable and productive term as VFRW President from 1984 to 1986, laying the foundation for a viable and energetic VFRW that
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April 20, 2021

Democrats are the “no more policing” party – RNC Rapid Response

Democrats are not only doubling down on defund the police, they are escalating their rhetoric. Just last year, Democrats blocked a police reform proposal led by Senator Tim Scott, and now Democrats are taking their radical anti-police calls to a new level.  These are just from this past week:   Rep. Maxine Waters: “We’ve got to get more confrontational, we’ve got to make sure that they know that we mean business.” Rep. Rashida Tlaib: “No more policing, incarceration, and militarization. It can’t be reformed.” Speaker Nancy Pelosi, when asked if Rep. Waters needed to apologize for encouraging confrontations with police, said “no
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April 15, 2021

RPV Announces Order of Convention Ballot

Richmond, VA – Today, the Republican Party of Virginia determined the order in which the names of candidates for the Republican nomination for governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general will appear on the May 8 State Convention ballot by random lottery. The order the names will appear on the ballot is as follows: Governor: Glenn A. Youngkin Amanda Freeman Chase M. Kirkland “Kirk” Cox Peter Doran Sergio de la Peña Peter A. “Pete” Snyder Octavia L. Johnson Lieutenant Governor: Lance R. Allen Timothy D. “Tim” Hugo Maeve T. Rigler Glenn R. Davis, Jr. Puneet Ahluwalia Winsome E. Sears Attorney General: C.L.
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March 31, 2021

Frightened Democrat Gubernatorial Candidates Lash Out

Richmond, VA – Last week, four of the five candidates for the Democrat gubernatorial nomination realized that the platform they’ve built over the last four years is one that won’t support their weight. Rattled by an exceptionally strong field of Republican candidates, they rolled out their timeworn talking points in a weak effort to distract voter attention from the failures of the Northam-McAuliffe administration over the last seven years. Now that they have one party rule in Richmond, Virginia Democrats realize that they can no longer shift blame to the last Presidential administration for their catastrophic failures under Terry McAuliffe, Ralph Northam, and their Democrat enablers in the General
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March 26, 2021

RPV Announces Qualified Convention Candidates

Richmond, VA – Today, the Republican Party of Virginia announced the final list of candidates who will appear on the ballot at the May 8 nominating convention. The deadline for candidates to file was Friday, March 26 at 5:00 PM. The candidates who have filed are listed in alphabetical order according to surname and are as follows: Governor: Amanda Chase Kirk Cox Sergio de la Peña Peter Doran Octavia Johnson Pete Snyder Glenn Youngkin Lieutenant Governor: Puneet Ahluwalia Lance Allen Glenn Davis Tim Hugo Maeve Rigler Winsome Sears Attorney General: Leslie Haley Jason Miyares Chuck Smith Jack White “The field is
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March 24, 2021

RPV Congratulates Senator-Elect Travis Hackworth

Richmond, VA – Yesterday, Tazewell County Supervisor Travis Hackworth won the special election to fill the late Senator Ben Chafin’s 38th District State Senate seat. RPV Chairman Rich Anderson issued the following statement: “Southwest Virginia gained a strong advocate last night. There is no doubt in my mind that he will be an effective leader and a stalwart defender of the values that the 38th District holds dear. “I want to thank the countless volunteers and staff who worked tirelessly to bring Senator-Elect Hackworth across the finish line. Elections are won and lost at the grassroots level, and our grassroots showed
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March 2, 2021

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 has been exposed, while Democrats across the country are rightfully condemning him. Governor Cuomo was already facing a federal investigation after ordering COVID-positive patients into nursing homes, leading to the deaths of thousands of seniors across New York State. CNN:
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March 2, 2021

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, based on the ballots actually cast in the election, that the correct winner was certified in Virginia’s presidential and Senate contests.” “What the Department won’t admit is the limits of the audit – it does not answer many important questions
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February 23, 2021

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. Not surprisingly, they claimed that the most chaotic election in modern memory was ‘the most safe, secure, and successful election in the history of the Commonwealth.’ “The Republican Party of Virginia and its Election Integrity Working Group continue to work
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February 5, 2021

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 know that its plan to use a sample of 1,400 ballots to confirm the accuracy of the Presidential election result in no way meets the legal requirement to run an audit to confirm the accuracy of ballot scanner machines. The
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January 22, 2021

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 following statement of congratulations: “I first want to thank all of the candidates and the local units who made this nominating process happen. It gives me great hope to see so many qualified, strong Republicans getting involved at this level
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January 12, 2021

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 even bigger advantage in the Virginia State Senate for this session. Republican Party of Virginia Chairman Rich Anderson issued the following statement: “Ralph Northam’s decision to deny the 38th District of representation during session is as shameful as it is shady,”
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January 6, 2021

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 the strongest possible terms those who have today employed violence, breached the security of our nation’s Capitol, and defied our law enforcement heroes and others in positions of authority. They neither represent nor speak for the Republican Party of Virginia,
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January 2, 2021

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 Virginia and across the Commonwealth of Virginia. I was privileged to serve with Ben in the Virginia House of Delegates before his election to the Senate of Virginia. The citizens of both the 4th House District and 38th Senate District
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December 22, 2020

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 endorsed Bryant’s Democrat opponent in a potential violation of ethics rules. “I am honored to be the GOP nominee,” said Mitchell. “I know these are trying times for all of us, and I promise that if elected I will do
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December 17, 2020

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 by shoveling heaps of money onto them to no avail. Why they think it will work this time is an affront to simple human logic. “Our students are struggling, our law enforcement officers and public safety are under assault by Democrats, and Virginia families
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December 9, 2020

RPV Statement on Terry McAuliffe Gubernatorial Announcement

Richmond, VA – RPV Chairman Rich Anderson released the following statement on Terry McAuliffe’s announcement that he will seek to destroy Virginia one more time run for governor once again. “Terry McAuliffe’s new campaign for governor could not be a worse fit for the Democratic Party in Virginia. A Governor who spent four years taking credit for signing Republican legislation now attempts to cast himself as a progressive champion. The ‘pro-business’ McAuliffe is looking for support from a party that espouses socialism and wants to defund the police. “McAuliffe’s entire four-year term was the definition of style over substance. When Virginians needed their
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November 18, 2020

Anderson Advance Letter

I’m writing to notify you that we are cancelling the 2020 Donald J. Huffman Advance that was scheduled for the weekend of December 4-5 at the Homestead Resort. After consulting at length with the SCC Executive Committee on the evening of November 16th, I reluctantly made this decision in the best interest of our party and members.  Due to the Governor’s amended, misguided, and arbitrary COVID-19 restrictions, we have been forced to cancel the 2020 Donald. J Huffman Advance. In his no-questions-allowed video message just before the close of business this past Friday, he limited gatherings to just 25 people
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November 5, 2020

Message from RPV Regarding Election Integrity

Fellow Virginians, I first want to say that President Trump and all of our candidates are grateful for the many volunteer poll watchers, grassroots volunteers, and voters who have called or emailed to share their concerns about election integrity. The way results are reported in Virginia has led to some confusion. The reporting percentage is of the number of precincts, not the number of total votes. This year, over 40 percent of voters cast their votes early or by mail. All of those votes were reported in one precinct, the Central Absentee Precinct, in each city and county. Nearly 2,500 precincts
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November 4, 2020

RPV Statement on Election Night Results

Richmond, VA – Republican Party of Virginia Chairman Rich Anderson issued the following statement on last night’s election results: “I first want to thank every single one of our candidates for putting themselves on the frontlines of our fight for freedom and liberty this year. I know firsthand the dedication, work, blood, sweat, and tears it takes to run for office. Virginia thanks you, and I hope to see each of you stay in the fight to take back our Commonwealth. “Republicans put Virginia on the map last night, and not one of us should bemoan the ultimate result. Through a combination
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October 29, 2020

Election Integrity Remains Intact for November 3 Contest

Richmond, VA – Earlier this month, a lawsuit was filed against the Department of Elections asking a court to issue a common-sense ruling – a state agency cannot change rules set out in a law passed by the General Assembly and signed by the Governor. Yesterday, the Court ruled to prevent the Virginia Department of Elections from accepting absentee ballots received up to three days after Election Day without legible postmarks. “There was a big win for election integrity and the rule of law in Virginia yesterday,” said Rich Anderson, Chairman of the Republican Party of Virginia. “In a lawsuit brought by two of our
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October 19, 2020

Qasim Rashid is a Con-Man

Richmond, VA – Democrat candidate for Congress in Virginia’s First Congressional District, Qasim Rashid, has been taking money from his own campaign to pay himself a salary. According to his FEC Form 3 Reports of Receipts and Disbursements dated 7/1/2020 and 7/15/2020, Rashid received disbursements that total $18,014.37 as of the most recent filing. Rashid began paying himself from his “Rashid for VA” account beginning in January 2020 when he formally declared as a candidate. Rashid’s financial disclosure forms show no earnings from any job in 2019 and 2020, save for payments he made to himself from his campaign. Rashid went up on television earlier this month with an ad that
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October 15, 2020

RPV Statement on Extended Voter Registration Deadline

Richmond, VA – Today, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia ruled that citizens of Virginia may register to vote until 11:59 PM Thursday, October 15. RPV Chairman Rich Anderson issued the following statement: “Judge Gibney did the right thing by extending the registration deadline until Thursday. Voters should not be penalized for the latest of the Northam administration’s failures in election administration.” “RPV has two public service announcements today: Citizens – if you’re not registered, put in your application by Thursday; State Government – Call Miss Utility at 811 before you dig.”
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October 8, 2020

Mike Pence Utterly Destroys Kamala Harris

Richmond, VA – “Tonight, Kamala Harris proved she is the most liberal member of the United States Senate. Her support of Joe Biden’s socialist agenda would destroy American livelihoods and unravel the incredible work the Trump Administration has accomplished. The choice could not be more clear – President Trump and Vice President Pence will uphold the rule of law and continue to lead Virginians on the Great American Comeback.”
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September 28, 2020

RPV Asks Court to Hold AG Herring, Department of Elections in Contempt

Richmond, VA – On August 5, Attorney General Mark Herring agreed to eliminate the witness signature requirement in Virginia—an agreement later endorsed by order of a federal judge. For nearly 30 days after the agreement, Herring and his cronies in Richmond never communicated that change to the public. He cared more about his relationship with liberal interest groups than Virginia voters. Now, the Washington Post is reporting that Herring’s actions are sowing voter confusion across the state—even within the liberal groups he was trying to bring into the fold! (“Witnesses aren’t needed for absentee voting in Virginia. But the instructions sometimes say otherwise,” Washington
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September 25, 2020

Over One Thousand Virginia Voters Received Two Ballots

Richmond, VA – At least 1,400 voters who applied for absentee ballots received two ballots. “We knew the Democrats many last-minute changes to our election law would make our elections less secure, but no one could imagine voters receiving two ballots,” said Rich Anderson, Chairman of the Republican Party of Virginia. Over 400 voters in central Virginia – 300 in Richmond and 100 in Henrico – received two ballots. And in Fairfax County, where over 300,000 voters have already applied for absentee ballots, we already know of 1,000 voters who received two ballots. Democrats rushed through dramatic changes to the election at the
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September 11, 2020

RPV Office Vandalized

Richmond, VA – Last night, the Republican Party of Virginia’s headquarters was vandalized. RPV Chairman Rich Anderson issued the following statement: “Under cover of darkness on Thursday night, the violent wave of crime that has infected Richmond for months struck again with a violent, cowardly, and unprovoked attack on the state headquarters of the Republican Party of Virginia (RPV). In prior months, these violent attacks on families and businesses in Virginia’s capital city have gone unchecked by Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney and Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, whose neglect enabled last night’s attack on the building that has been the home of
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September 10, 2020

RPV Welcomes Vice-President Pence to Virginia

Richmond, VA – Today, Vice-President Mike Pence visited the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, VA to speak to the Corp of Cadets and our next generation of American leaders. RPV Chairman Rich Anderson issued the following statement: “Mike Pence’s visit to the Commonwealth speaks volumes to this administration’s commitment to make sure our men and women in uniform have the support they deserve. Speaking as a 30-year Air Force colonel, I’m proud of the unprecedented record of support by President Trump, Vice-President Pence, and their administration in bolstering members of our military and their commitment to providing the resources necessary to ensure our soldiers can keep our nation safe.
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August 27, 2020

RPV Statement on Police Pledge from Chairman Rich Anderson

Richmond, VA – Rich Anderson, Chairman of the Republican Party of Virginia is committed to supporting law enforcement and has signed the Heritage Action for America  Police Pledge.  Chairman Anderson joins over 27,000 citizens plus Governors, Senators, Congressmen and State Officials and candidates to show support for law enforcement. He issued a challenge to all State party Chairmen and district and unit Chairman to join him to stand with our nation’s law enforcement officers: “We have seen countless attacks on our brave law enforcement officers, citizens and neighborhoods. It is time to join together at all levels to stand for safety
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August 24, 2020

RPV Statement on the Passing of Lt. Gov. John Hager

Richmond, VA – RPV Chairman Rich Anderson issued the following statement on the passing of former Lieutenant Governor and former RPV Chairman John Hager: “Today, Virginia lost one of its premier sons with the passing of former Lt. Gov. John H. Hager, after a life well-lived as husband, father, grandfather, and revered public servant. “John served his Commonwealth and country in numerous positions of public leadership. He served as a United States Army officer, Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education, Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, and Director of the Virginia Department of Homeland Security after the attacks of 9/11. I
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August 17, 2020

RPV Calls for Sen. Louise Lucas to Immediately Turn Herself In

Richmond, VA – Republican Party of Virginia Chairman Rich Anderson issued a statement calling for State Senator Louise Lucas to immediately turn herself in following the two felony charges leveled at her today: “Virginians demand leadership from their elected officials. Senator Lucas’s behavior is far from what leaders of our Commonwealth should strive for. Felony charges leveled against a sitting State Senator are to be taken seriously, and should not be sought out for political gain. It is for that reason that the Republican Party of Virginia calls for Senator Lucas to turn herself in. Immediately.”
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August 16, 2020

RPV Announces State Convention Results

Richmond, VA – Today, the Republican Party of Virginia held its Quadrennial State Convention. Originally scheduled for May 1-2, 2020, it was postponed as a result of COVID-19 restrictions. The results from today’s elections are as follows: Chairman – Richard L. “Rich” Anderson National Committeeman – Morton Blackwell National Committeewoman – Patti Bast Lyman Elector – E.W. Jackson & John Selph State Party Plan Amendment 1 – No State Party Plan Amendment 2 – No State Party Plan Amendment 3 – No State Party Plan Amendment 4 – Yes Anderson offered the following statement: “I thank the delegates to the 2020 Republican Party of Virginia State Convention
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August 11, 2020

RPV Candidate Speeches

Below are speeches submitted by candidates in accordance with state convention rules. Chairman National Committee Woman Elector
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August 11, 2020

RPV Statement on Joe Biden’s VP Pick

Richmond, VA – RPV Chairman Jack Wilson issued the following statement in reaction to Joe Biden’s picking of Kamala Harris to be his Vice-Presidential nominee: “In a time that our nation is crying out for healing and and end to partisan divisiveness, Joe Biden just went full bore in the opposite direction. Kamala Harris exemplifies the worst parts of the Democratic Party: petty fighting, grandstanding, putting Party before People, and flip-flopping on almost every issue. “Virginia demands leadership. When then Vice-Presidential nominee Mike Pence came to Farmville, VA and debated Tim Kaine, we saw exactly what real leadership looks like. Neither Kamala
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August 10, 2020

RPV Chairman Congratulates Bill Wiley for Resounding Primary Victory

Richmond, VA – RPV Chairman, Jack Wilson, issued the following statement after HD29 nominee, Bill Wiley’s, resounding primary victory on Saturday: “Bill Wiley’s victory is a critical first step in taking back the General Assembly in 2021. Fielding qualified candidates in all of our House Districts and electing a Republican governor starts in HD29. “I want to congratulate Bill on his resounding victory. There is no doubt in my mind that he will continue this winning streak through November. It’s time for Republicans to unite around our nominee and propel him to victory.” N.B. – The special election for HD29 is Tuesday, November
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July 29, 2020

RPV Statement on Webb’s “Build Back Better” Roundtable

Richmond, VA – Instead of pro-job and pro-growth policies, Cameron Webb and the rest of his Democrat colleagues are looking for solutions in the same place they have always fruitlessly looked: tax hikes and bigger government. Key Takeaways: Joe Biden and Cameron Webb’s Build Back Better “plan” is to hike taxes and massively increase the size of government. Biden’s childcare and eldercare “plan” calls for $775 billion in taxes and new government spending. Within just the last month, Biden has proposed more than $3.4 trillion in new taxes and spending. Biden claims his massive new climate “plan” unveiled last week will cost taxpayers $2 trillion,
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July 23, 2020

RPV Statement on Wexton’s “Build Back Better” Roundtable

Richmond, VA – Instead of pro-job and pro-growth policies, Jennifer Wexton and the rest of her Democrat colleagues are looking for solutions in the same place they have always fruitlessly looked: tax hikes and bigger government. Key Takeaways: Joe Biden and Jennifer Wexton’s Build Back Better “plan” is to hike taxes and massively increase the size of government. Biden’s childcare and eldercare “plan” calls for $775 billion in taxes and new government spending. Within just the last month, Biden has proposed more than $3.4 trillion in new taxes and spending. Biden claims his massive new climate “plan” unveiled last week will cost taxpayers $2 trillion,
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July 15, 2020

RPV Statement on Tax Day

Richmond, VA – President Donald Trump made a promise to Virginians to cut their taxes, and he has delivered on this promise. In contrast, Joe Biden’s first moves in office would be to repeal the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, raise taxes, and kill jobs to support his socialist agenda. Americans can clearly see that President Trump has their best interests in mind and will overwhelmingly re-elect him in November.
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July 1, 2020

Mob Rule

Richmond, VA – Today, the Mayor of Richmond, Virginia, Levar Stoney, began removal of the statue of Stonewall Jackson on Monument Avenue, despite lacking the legal authority to do so. Stoney’s latest stunt is not only illegal, it fuels the flames of the violent and chaotic protests. “Richmond is no longer run by the rule of law – it has devolved into anarchy,” said RPV Chairman Jack Wilson. “The loudest group of protesters or rioters are in control at any given moment. Caving to mob rule tells the mob that their violence and looting is the way to make change and that law and order is irrelevant.
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June 25, 2020

2020 National Alternate Delegate Filing

Do you want to go to the RNC National Convention? The Republican Party of Virginia is looking for grassroots activists to seek election to be Alternate National Delegates to the RNC National Convention. If you’re interested, please click here for the application. Applicants will be voted on by the RPV’s State Central Committee. Please keep in mind that you will be responsible for paying all your own travel, meals and accommodations. This is a great opportunity to support President Trump and experience participating in a National Convention. The filing deadline is 5:00 PM on Monday, July 6, 2020.
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June 24, 2020

RPV Congratulates Primary Winners: Gade, Taylor, & Collick

Richmond, VA – Today, the Republican Party of Virginia announced that Daniel Gade, Scott Taylor, and John Collick won the primary elections for U.S. Senate, Virginia’s Second District, and Virginia’s Third District, respectively. RPV Chairman Jack Wilson issued the following statement: “I first want to congratulate each and every candidate that answered the call to serve Virginians in the United States Senate and House of Representatives. It’s that level of dedication that Virginia will need to deliver our Commonwealth for President Trump and take back our majority in the House. “Dan Gade, Scott Taylor, and John Collick are well positioned for big wins
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June 23, 2020

RPV Condemns DPVA Resolution on Redistricting

Richmond, VA – At their virtual state convention this weekend, the establishment arm of the Democratic Party of Virginia adopted a resolution “rejecting the Virginia Redistricting Commission Constitutional Amendment.” This is a far cry from what Democrats campaigned on in 2019 and clamored for in the years proceeding. In August of 2017, then Minority Leader Eileen Filler-Corn tweeted: “Pleased to join great activists from @1VA2021 representing over 600 constituents who signed a petition supporting fair redistricting.” In June of 2018, DPVA Chairwoman Susan Swecker issued a statement in support of “getting rid of politically-drawn, gerrymandered House of Delegates districts.” In June of 2020, the Democratic establishment no longer
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June 19, 2020

RPV Statement on DPVA Virtual Convention

Richmond, VA – Tonight, the Democrat Party of Virginia kicks off the first of three nights of their virtual state convention. RPV Chairman Jack Wilson released the following statement: “Much like their entire platform, the Virginia Democrats are going virtual. Their policies virtually work, legislation virtually helps, and messaging only appeals to a virtual audience. While we can’t expect anything substantive to come from their convention, we can bet that there will be enough virtue-signalling to make a brick wall cringe. “The Democrats have not taken the struggles that 2020 has thrown at us seriously, and that not-in-my-backyard attitude is underscored by the fact that
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June 18, 2020

Northam Creates Nursing Home Death Camps

Richmond, VA – There are many things that will define Governor Ralph Northam’s legacy: blackface, KKK hoods, botched COVID-19 relief, bending the knee to a handful of rioters, abortion after birth, the list goes on. Unfortunately, one of the things he is likely not to be remembered for is his spearheading of the nursing-homes-to-death-homes movement. The Virginia Department of Health reported three new deaths from COVID-19 yesterday, but added FORTY (40) new deaths to its nursing home total. But this is far from the first time nursing homes have reportedfarworseconditions than what the general public is aware. “There is a massive problem taking place in
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June 17, 2020

RPV Calls for Resignation of Richmond Mayor, Levar Stoney

Richmond, VA – Today, the Republican Party of Virginia officially called for the resignation of Richmond Mayor, Levar Stoney, for the following reasons: Botched COVID-19 Response Stoney’s Coronavirus relief response is not guided by science, harms Richmond-area small businesses, and is not consistent with the rest of the Commonwealth. Mismanaged Riot Response Stoney has allowed rioters and looters to take control of Richmond and create a dangerous, authoritarian war-zone. While Stoney allowed rioters to congregate, he has not allowed Richmond citizens to sit inside restaurants. Stoney fired his police chief after weeks of hamstringing the Richmond Police Department and encouraging rioters by
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June 17, 2020

June 23rd Candidates for US Senate Nomination

The Republican U.S. Senate primary is just under a week away – take a look at the candidates who will be on the ballot June 23! Daniel Gade Dr. Daniel Gade is a retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel, professor, and public policy leader. During more than 20 years of military service, he was awarded the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, and two Purple Hearts. Daniel graduated from West Point in 1997 and served in multiple locations in the United States and Korea. In 2004, his unit deployed to Iraq for Operation Iraqi Freedom. He led his unit of 150 soldiers
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June 11, 2020

Northam & Stoney Fiddle as Richmond Burns

Richmond, VA – The derelict leadership of Governor Ralph Northam and Richmond Mayor, Levar Stoney has forever changed how business will get done in the Commonwealth of Virginia. They have shown that all it takes for them to roll over and surrender is an outrage mob, setting a dangerous precedent for years to come. Allowing violent rioting and looting to take control of the Executive and Legislative branches of our government is an abdication of the duty that our elected officials owe to Virginia citizens to protect them from exactly this lawlessness. What sets this country apart from the rest of the
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June 9, 2020

Bye, Coronavirus!

Richmond, VA – As the world has moved on to a new news cycle, so has Governor Ralph Northam. Last week, Northam offered approximately ten minutes of COVID-19 updates and did not give one update in his Thursday press conference as much of Virginia prepared to enter Phase 2 of his draconian plan. Does this signal the end of COVID-19? After all, many Democrat governors have ignored their own lock-down and social distancing guidelines in recent weeks: Whitmer Northam Lujan Grisham The Cuomo’s Beshear Pritzker Will Ralph Northam discuss COVID-19 in today’s press conference? Or will he continue to dangle statue removal in
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June 8, 2020

Democrats Promise Chaos

The Democratic Party has officially turned the corner into full blown insanity, with the “Defund the Police” movement going from the radical fringes to a Democrat purity test almost overnight. The mayors of New York City and Los Angeles have promised to slash their police budgets amid violent riots and looting in their cities. And the Minneapolis City Council has gone even further, with a veto-proof majority of members pledging to eliminate the police entirely, and a member of the council telling residents that if their home is broken into in the middle of the night they should check their privilege. Yesterday, Jennifer Wexton appeared at a rally where protesters
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June 4, 2020

Northam, Stoney Deploy Distraction Program

Richmond, VA – After miserably mishandling Richmond’s COVID-19 and riot responses, Ralph Northam and Levar Stoney have decided it is time to divert attention from their derelict leadership. Cue statue removal. This is Northam and Stoney’s ploy to distract Virginia from their harmfully incompetent leadership over the past several months and especially the last several nights. No matter what you may think of tearing down monuments, the dynamic duo and the rest of the Virginia Democrats showed that they will not think twice about bending the knee to mob rule. On Tuesday, Northam’s press conference focused on race and the inequities faced by the
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June 3, 2020

ICYMI – Statement of General Assembly Republican Leaders on Governor Northam’s Response to Protests and Riots

Richmond, VA – Yesterday, House Republican Leader C. Todd Gilbert (R-Shenandoah) and Senate Republican Leader Thomas K. Norment, Jr. (R-James City) issued the following statement: “Today, Governor Northam faced the people of Virginia for the first time since four days of protests, looting, and vandalism struck our cities. Hundreds of people were arrested after rioters did untold amounts of damage to homes, businesses, and public property. At the same time, otherwise peaceful protesters were tear-gassed for no reason. And the best our Governor could come up with was a half-hearted hope that people would stop being violent. “This Governor is so paralyzed by
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June 1, 2020

A Tale of Two Protests

Richmond, VA – This weekend, Ralph Northam and Levar Stoney allowed the Capital of Virginia to burn. It wasn’t until Sunday night, after two nights of vandalism and looting, that any action was taken. Conversely, Governor Northam declared a state of emergency and shut down Richmond two days *before* the Second Amendment protest in January. Both protests had peaceful intentions. Both protests were warranted. Both protests were responses to Democrat, big-government overreach in blue areas of the United States. Only one protest was portrayed as a violent insurgency of backward, undesirable Virginians by our Governor. (Hint: that “one protest” was in January.) RPV
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May 31, 2020

RPV Calls for Delegate Lee Carter’s Immediate Resignation

Richmond, VA – Today, the Republican Party of Virginia called on Delegate Lee Carter (D-Manassas) to resign for abusing his power as an elected official in the Commonwealth of Virginia to bully and intimidate law enforcement officers and threaten to cut police budgets. RPV Chairman Jack Wilson released the following statement: “Delegate Carter has not only dishonored the memory of George Floyd, he has also cheapened any justice that his killer will face. The law enforcement officers in Manassas had nothing to do with the tragedy in Minnesota, and did not deserve to be screamed at and threatened by an elected
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May 27, 2020

RPV Statement on Dictatorial Mask Mandate

Richmond, VA – Republican Party of Virginia Chairman, Jack Wilson, issued the following statement in response to Governor Ralph Northam’s dictatorial mask mandate: “Governor Northam’s latest edict infringes on the freedoms and liberties of the citizens of Virginia. This nation was founded as a direct rebuttal of tyrannical, authoritarian rule from those who thought themselves suited to govern a land to which they had no real connection. Ralph Northam appears to have forgotten that. “Maybe our tune would be different if Governor Northam had not been caught just this weekend in a crowded public area with no mask and no regard for social
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May 26, 2020

Life’s a Beach

Richmond, VA – Over the Memorial Day weekend, Virginia Governor, Ralph Northam, decided to take a day off and have himself a beach day. With that in mind, there are several questions that Governor Northam must answer if he is to regain the trust of the Commonwealth: If it’s safe for Ralph Northam to go to the beach and not wear a mask and not practice good social distancing, why is it unsafe for thousands of Virginia small business owners to open their doors? If Northam issues a mandatory mask order, how does he expect Virginians to take it seriously given Northam’s own issues wearing
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May 20, 2020

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 start at the grassroots, and proud Virginia Republicans are ready to carry this momentum into November!”
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May 18, 2020

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 more than half a million fee. What we got back was laughably useless as a result of copious redactions (including, bizarrely and illicitly, the name of the McKinsey partner who signed the contract) and the Virginia Department of Emergency Management’s
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May 15, 2020

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 of losing money. But there is one question yet unanswered: why did Northam abandon his regional plan? It could be because Henrico and Chesterfield counties are run by Republicans who, unlike Democrats, understand the importance of reopening Virginia and allowing families
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May 15, 2020

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 of Jeni’s “chaaaaaklate” ice-cream.    While frontline workers across the country are putting their lives on the line and showing up for work every day, House Democrats are changing 200 years of precedent so they can stay home safe and sound. If
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May 13, 2020

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 checks last week. The bad news: Just over 35,000 of them were overpaid between $600 and $1,200 — money the state says will be deducted from future checks.—Self-employed workers and independent contractors — a category that ranges from Uber drivers
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May 11, 2020

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 has left many of our most vulnerable communities even more at risk. From the InsideNova Editorial Board: “It’s past time for Northam to provide certainty. We appreciate his thrice-weekly news conferences and applaud his metrics-based “dimmer switch” approach to easing
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May 8, 2020

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 deaths are there in Virginia (which as of 5/5 ranks #48 in testing)? “Things have gotten out of hand on Governor Northam’s watch,” said RPV Chairman Jack Wilson. “The sooner he gets his act together, the sooner Virginia can get on the
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May 4, 2020

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 to the number of people tested) and will point to how Virginia has been keeping track of its numbers instead of why, by any measurement, they are so low. Any blame directed at the Trump Administration will be misplaced, as there are 49
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April 29, 2020

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 to why Virginia has lagged so far behind the rest of the nation in this battle against COVID-19. Instead of taking responsibility for his failed governorship, Northam has shifted blame to the Trump Administration, even though states like Maryland, West
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April 24, 2020

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 members of the media here in Richmond, and we hope that Northam’s platitudes will no longer go unchallenged. Virginia receives more than one million pieces of PPE from national stockpile The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has delivered hundreds of
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April 21, 2020

Northam Administration Ranks Among Lowest in Country for Testing

Richmond, VA – Yesterday, Governor Ralph Northam told Virginians that he needed to see two weeks of steady decline of new cases of COVID-19 to begin the process of reopening Virginia. To accomplish that, Virginia needs to ramp up its testing for the disease. “The lack of testing capacity will have severe real-time impact on Virginia’s economy. Governor Ralph Northam said in his Friday news conference that more widespread testing is needed before Virginia can relax its social-distancing restrictions.” – COVID19 Testing: Tennessee Versus Virginia Interestingly, Virginia has consistently remained near the bottom of the nation in terms of tests performed. As
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April 20, 2020

LIBERATE VIRGINIA

Richmond, VA – On Friday, President Donald Trump tweeted, “LIBERATE VIRGINIA, and save your great 2nd Amendment. It is under siege!” That tweet was accompanied by two others directed at the citizens of two other states also subjected to the tyrannical rule of incompetent liberal governors. COVID-19 testing, the key to lifting public restrictions, stalls in Virginia Timely COVID-19 information is vital, but Va.’s state government is falling short During Governor Northam’s 2:00 PM press conference today, please consider asking him if shutting down Virginia is actually for our health. Before he attempts to enchant you with a canned “now is not the time
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April 17, 2020

Luria & Spanberger: “Let Them Eat Ice Cream”

Richmond, VA – In an unsurprising display of petty partisan politics, Elaine Luria and Abigail Spanberger allowed the Paycheck Protection Program to run out of life-saving funds for small businesses. While Luria and Spanberger pretend to care about their constituents when they are in their Districts, all of that seemingly takes a backseat when they get to Washington. In fact, while jobs and lives were getting ripped apart, Virginia Democrats’ boss, Nancy Pelosi, channeled her inner Marie Antoinette and ate $13 ice cream in front of a $20,000 freezer. “It is incredibly disappointing to watch Virginia Democrats treat emergency funding for Americans’ paychecks like some sort of political football that they
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April 16, 2020

RPV Urges Northam to Reopen Virginia

Richmond, VA – Today, Republican Party of Virginia Chairman, Jack Wilson, issued the following statement in response to Governor Northam’s decision yesterday to extend the closure of many Virginia businesses until May 8th: “Virginians are the most resilient people on the face of the Earth. We have survived everything from the Civil War to the Great Depression. Virginia has bounced back before and will bounce back stronger than ever once this pandemic is over. “However, we cannot begin the recovery process until our leaders give us that ability. That is why I urge the Governor to develop and announce an actual plan
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April 9, 2020

Luria, Spanberger, and Wexton Give Middle Finger to Small Biz

The only fingers Luria, Spanberger, and Wexton seem content on lifting to help the 18,328 small businesses in their districts are their middle fingers. The latest example of this is their silence as Nancy Pelosi vows to block $250 billion in aid that small businesses desperately need to stay afloat during this global pandemic. If this sounds familiar, it’s because Luria, Spanberger, and Wexton also couldn’t muster the courage to stand up to Pelosi when she tried holding the phase 3 relief bill hostage so she could tie it to their socialist agenda wish list. Shame on Luria, Spanberger, and Wexton. 
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April 6, 2020

Filed Candidates At-Large National Delegate and At Large Elector

National Delegate John Selph Carol Fox Ronald Wilcox Marissa Findlay Dennis Free Kenneth Reid Sean Spicer Pete Snyder Sarah Alison Jones Jeff Ryer Scott Taylor Michael Thielen Robert Whitfield Rob Nelson E.W. Jackson John Whitbeck Elector at Large E.W. Jackson John Selph Richard Stonage, Jr.
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April 3, 2020

RPV Announces Three U.S. Senate Candidates Will Appear on Primary Ballot

Richmond, VA – Today, the Republican Party of Virginia officially announced that Daniel Gade, Thomas Speciale, and Alissa Baldwin will appear on the ballot for the June 9, 2020 Republican U.S. Senate primary election. “We have three incredible candidates to take on Mark Warner this year,” said RPV Chairman Jack Wilson. “Any one of them would be better than our current hyper-partisan, Virginia-last Senator.” “Republicans are more excited than I’ve ever seen. From the Second Amendment rally in January to the overwhelming numbers we’re seeing register for conventions to the record-setting vote totals handing President Trump victories in other state primaries, Republicans are energized. We got in the
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April 1, 2020

Alissa Baldwin Passes RPV Certification for U.S. Senate Primary

Richmond, VA – The Republican Party of Virginia announced that Republican U.S. Senate candidate Alissa Baldwin has passed its certification of the campaign’s petition signatures. The RPV reviewed the signatures on the petitions submitted, and the Baldwin campaign passed the certification process with enough signatures to meet the reduced requirements ordered by the Richmond Circuit Court given the COVID-19 pandemic. “I applaud Baldwin and her team for their efforts under these unique circumstances,” said RPV Chairman Jack Wilson. “Elections are won and lost at the grassroots level, and our Republican candidates are more than prepared for decisive victories in November.”
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March 31, 2020

RPV Asks Northam to Explain Order Timeline

Richmond, VA – The Republican Party of Virginia asks that Governor Ralph Northam explain the reasoning behind arbitrarily setting the “stay at home” order to expire on June 10, 2020. For background, the United States Senate primary (essentially an exclusively GOP event this year) is on June 9, 2020, and the deadline for nominating all federal candidates is also June 9. “In these challenging times, we want to give the Governor the freedom to make necessary decisions without partisan rancor, but the timeline seems all too convenient,” said RPV Chairman Jack Wilson. “We ask that Governor Northam show us the data that led to his
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March 25, 2020

Democrats Put Party First

Richmond, VA – While families, workers, and businesses across the country are in dire need of aid, Democrats continue to block bipartisan legislation to help provide relief, demanding the addition of coastal elite ideals and pipe dreams that have nothing to do with helping Americans. The obstruction and partisanship by Mark Warner, Tim Kaine, Elaine Luria, Bobby Scott, Don McEachin, Abigail Spanberger, Don Beyer, Jennifer Wexton, and Gerry Connolly should be strongly condemned. Democrats have blocked the coronavirus relief package because the liberals in the Virginia delegation wants to use the bill to advance their radical agenda. See below for examples of some of
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March 23, 2020

Virginia Democrats Hope for Coronavirus Chaos

Richmond, VA – In a shockingly disgusting, purely partisan move, Democrats Mark Warner and Tim Kaine joined Chuck Shumer and Nancy Pelosi in blocking critical Coronavirus relief legislation for American families. The Democrats in Virginia’s federal delegation have officially pinned their re-election hopes on a tanking economy in the last year of President Trump’s first term. Is commissioning a study on climate change relevant to combating the Coronavirus? Mark Warner thinks so. Are changes to collective bargaining important to fighting this disease? Mark Warner thinks so. “Americans are scared,” said RPV Chairman Jack Wilson. “And all Mark Warner can think about is his re-election. Torpedoing bipartisan legislation in an attempt to
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March 19, 2020

RPV Postpones 2020 Convention in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

Richmond, VA – Today, the Republican Party of Virginia announced that it would postpone its 2020 Quadrennial State Convention to a later date. The RPV’s top priority is the health and well-being of Virginia’s citizens, and with that in mind, its convention will be moved to a later date. That date will be determined as the COVID-19 situation progresses. The RPV’s Executive Committee unanimously agreed to postpone the convention. “We will not let this setback define our 2020 efforts,” said RPV Chairman Jack Wilson. “Republicans are more energized than ever to flip Virginia for President Trump and send our do-nothing Senator, Mark Warner,
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March 18, 2020

3/18/20 Covid-19 Party Memo

Dear Virginia Republicans, As we all know, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact our daily lives in ever-changing ways. With each update, we are all called to adjust our plans, or to make new decisions.  As our lives are upended, we are very fortunate to have President Donald Trump and his Administration leading us through these uncertain times. Seldom in our history has the strong leadership of our nation been so imperative as right now! By following their guidance and directions, we will come through this challenge together.   The Republican Party of Virginia also faces many new challenges caused by
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March 17, 2020

March 28 SCC Meeting Cancelled

Dear State Central Committee Member, In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, President Trump and the CDC recommend that no gatherings of 10 or more people be held.  Governor Northam today announced that he was banning such gatherings. Shortly thereafter, the Richmond Convention Center advised us that the space for our meeting on March 28th is no longer available. In order to protect the health of all and to comply with the recommendations and bans in place, we have no alternative but to cancel the March 28th meeting of the State Central Committee. Please know that I am working with the
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March 15, 2020

3/15/20 Covid-19 Party Memo

Today, Gov. Northam announced a prohibition on special event gatherings of 100 or more people, and reiterated the need to maintain social distancing.  In particular, the Governor highlighted an outbreak on the Peninsula where local governments have requested that gatherings of 50 or more not take place.   I have consulted with RPV’s General Counsel, and based on that, RPV recommends the following: Units with scheduled mass meetings, party canvasses, and conventions should use common sense in deciding how to proceed.  The prohibition on special event gatherings applies to events where 100 or more are in the same room for a
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March 6, 2020

Daniel Gade Passes RPV “Pre-Check” for U.S. Senate Primary

Richmond, VA – Today, the Republican Party of Virginia announced that Republican U.S. Senate candidate Daniel Gade has passed its “pre-check” of the campaign’s petition signatures. The RPV reviewed the signatures on the petitions submitted, and the Gade campaign passed the pre-check process with the required signatures to meet the 10,000 statewide and 400 per Congressional District demands of Virginia law. The Virginia Department of Elections will ultimately certify his ballot access. “Getting 10,000+ signatures is no easy task,” said RPV Chairman Jack Wilson. “I applaud Gade and his team for their efforts. Elections are won and lost at the grassroots level, and our Republican candidates are
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March 6, 2020

Thomas Speciale Passes RPV “Pre-Check” for U.S. Senate Primary

Richmond, VA – Today, the Republican Party of Virginia announced that Republican U.S. Senate candidate Thomas Speciale has passed its “pre-check” of the campaign’s petition signatures. The RPV reviewed the signatures on the petitions submitted, and the Speciale campaign passed the pre-check process with the required signatures to meet the 10,000 statewide and 400 per Congressional District demands of Virginia law. The Virginia Department of Elections will ultimately certify his ballot access. “Getting 10,000+ signatures is no easy task,” said RPV Chairman Jack Wilson. “I applaud Speciale and his team for their efforts. Elections are won and lost at the grassroots level, and our Republican candidates are
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February 19, 2020

DEMS IN DISARRAY

Richmond, VA – In case you missed it, the Democratic Party of Virginia has turned into a full-on tire fire, and it’s a real shame. It all started with Democrat mega-donor Michael Bills pulling his (Clean Virginia’s) sponsorship of the Blue Commonwealth Gala over concerns with the DPVA honoring Justin Fairfax as one of their keynote speakers. Losing the dynamic duo of Bills/Clean Virginia is a big blow to Democrats’ fundraising operation, given that Bills gave $200,000 to the DPVA in 2019 and Clean Virginia gave nearly $250,000 to Democrat candidates in 2019. But that’s not all. In keeping with the DPVA tradition of celebrating racist politicians, Michael
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February 17, 2020

RPV Statement on Defeat of Assault Weapons Ban

Richmond, VA – Today, the Virginia State Senate voted to “carry over” an anti-Second Amendment bill designed to strip thousands of Virginians of their rights, also known as HB 961. While Democrats are undoubtedly disappointed that Virginia stood up for itself, this bill is dead until next session. “This is what happens when you organize and take action,” said RPV Chairman Jack Wilson. “To the tens of thousands of Virginians that came from all over the Commonwealth to advocate for your rights, your efforts were rewarded. While the fight is far from over, Republicans should feel good about what happened today.” “The Republican Party
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February 11, 2020

Democrats Vote to Prevent Equal Representation

Richmond, VA – House Democrats voted today to put big states like New York and California in charge of who gets Virginia’s 13 Electoral Votes, passing legislation to ratify the National Popular Vote interstate compact. Should Virginia voters choose a candidate of one party, but the candidate of another party wins the most votes nationally, Virginia’s 13 electors would be required to vote against the candidate chosen by Virginia voters. “The only reason Democrats patroned this legislation is the fact that Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 election,” said RPV Chairman Jack Wilson. “If Clinton had won, this bill would not have been introduced.” “I’ve never
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February 7, 2020

Republican Party of Virginia Announces New Location, Slogan for 2020 Convention

Richmond, VA – Today, the Republican Party of Virginia announced that it is officially changing the location of its Quadrennial State Convention to the Greater Richmond Convention Center. The Convention Center is best equipped with the facilities, ease of access for the President and/or his surrogates and attendees, and proximity to the Capitol necessary for a successful event. National change starts at the local level. Just a few short weeks ago, over 20,000 Virginians traveled to Richmond to advocate for their Second Amendment rights, and showed the entire Commonwealth of Virginia that Second Amendment supporters are united on this critical
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February 7, 2020

RPV Statement on ‘Assault Weapons Ban’

Richmond, VA – House Democrats took another step to make hundreds of thousands of law-abiding Virginians felons today by passing authoritarian legislation to strip the Commonwealth of its Second Amendment right. “The Democrats want a vulnerable and subservient citizenry,” said RPV Chairman Jack Wilson. “Most of these General Assembly Democrats can’t tell the difference between an ‘assault weapon’ and a hole in the ground, yet they think they can regulate the Bill of Rights.” “Virginia won’t go down without a fight. Republicans are organized, energized, and inspired to turn out in 2020 to re-elect President Trump and take back the
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January 30, 2020

Democrats Move to Create More Felons in Virginia

Richmond, VA – Today, Democrats in the General Assembly rammed through a cluster of anti-Second Amendment, gun-grabbing bills at the expense of hundreds of thousands of peaceful, law-abiding Virginians. In the process, Democrats created a slew of new felons of their constituents, backtracking on their campaign promises of grand criminal justice reform. “Every day, Virginia Democrats go back on their campaign promises,” said RPV Chairman Jack Wilson. “They say one thing on their soapbox and then walk into the General Assembly and vote the opposite way. The Democrats think Virginians are blind to their actions, but I can promise you that we are
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January 29, 2020

USMCA Signed Into Law

Richmond, VA – Today, President Trump got a big win and signed the historic USMCA into law. Some quick facts: Today, President Trump signed the historic United States – Mexico – Canada Trade Agreement into law. The USMCA is a big win for President Trump and American workers. This is a big improvement over the outdated NAFTA. The USMCA will spur economic growth, create thousands of American jobs, and raise wages. The trade deal will create 176,000 new jobs and add an additional $68.2 billion to the economy. The USMCA will add 76,000 new auto industry and manufacturing jobs. Our trade
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January 16, 2020

Chairman, National Committeewoman, and National Committeeman Candidates

As of yesterday’s fling deadline, the following individuals filed for the offices listed: ChairmanRichard L. “Rich” AndersonMichael H. SchoelwerJack Wilson National CommitteemanMorton C. Blackwell National CommitteewomanJean M. GannonPatricia Bast Lyman
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January 16, 2020

Northam Announces ‘Weapons’ Ban

Richmond, VA – Governor Ralph Northam declared a temporary state of emergency today to ban all weapons (read: the right to keep and bear arms) from Capitol Square on Monday, January 20th. Northam’s directive stems from Virginia’s reaction to proposed gun-grabbing legislation and subsequent rally that will take place on Monday. Tens of thousands of law-abiding citizens will journey to Richmond on Monday with the intent of lobbying their representatives to refrain from passing radically liberal anti-Second Amendment legislation. These Virginians have a lot on the line this session. Some of these proposals would make felons overnight of law-abiding Virginia
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January 15, 2020

Democrats Continue to Live & Breathe Hypocrisy

Richmond, VA – If nothing else, at least Virginia Democrats are consistent. Consistently hypocritical, but consistent in that. Over the last year, Democrats have: Called for Ralph Northam’s resignation (then forgave him) Called for Justice Kavanaugh’s head on a platter (then ignored Justin Fairfax) Stopped taking donations from Dominion Energy (but were fine with Dominion donating to the Way Ahead PAC) Pledged to tighten up campaign finance restrictions (with the exception of the Jefferson-Jackson Dinner Blue Commonwealth Gala). N.B. – The Democratic Party of Virginia’s Chairwoman mentions Donald Trump three times in as many sentences in what is supposed to
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January 10, 2020

Democrats Officially Do Not Support an Individual’s Right to Bear Arms

Richmond, VA – Today, the Virginia Democrats officially declared that they do not support an individual’s right to bear arms. House and Senate Democrats overturned more than a decade of policy and voted to ban all firearms from the Capitol and office buildings in preparation for supporters of the Bill of Rights and U.S. Constitution (read: Second Amendment) to come to Richmond. Please do not let any Democrat elected official lie to you and tell you that they do not want to ban all firearms and disarm Virginia’s citizenry. To reiterate, Democrats will ban/take/confiscate/criminalize the firearms of law abiding citizens.
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