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Marshall Wraps Up Late Endorsements

By Greg L | 30 May 2008 | Virginia Politics, US Senate | 4 Comments

First, from the publisher of National Review Online, Jack Fowler:

I am the publisher of National Review, so I believe I have some conservative credentials. And a long time ago I was a member of the Spotsylvania Republican Party.

That said, I support Bob Marshall as THE conservative candidate, and I have put my money where my mouth is. Go Bob!

Next up, former Delegate Jack Reid:

Dear Fellow Republican,Although I did not run again for the House of Delegates this past November, I nevertheless paid close attention to the results and it was not a pretty picture for Republicans in Virginia.

We lost four seats in the House of Delegates and another four seats in the State Senate. Gone was our majority in the State Senate and we now are 3 seats away from losing our majority in the House of Delegates.

In 2008 and 2009 we will face pivotal statewide elections which will decide if we remain a Republican state or let all our accomplishments slip away.

Quite simply it is time for a change.

Something has to be done now or we will be relegated to a minority party for years to come. We simply cannot continue do the same old thing and expect different results.

That is why I am strongly supporting my friend Jeff Frederick in his race for Chairman of the Republican Party of Virginia.

Jeff is a conservative and energetic member of the House of Delegates who wants to change things at the state party. He wants to remake the party into a campaign organization that starts winning elections again.

And Jeff knows how to win elections. His House of Delegate district has not been won by a statewide Republican in a decade and yet he just won re-election with 59% of the vote while maintaining his core conservative values.

One of the reasons Jeff does so well in a hostile political environment is that he is a proven fundraiser. Representing just one percent of the entire state, Jeff has been able to raise over 1.3 million dollars in the last four years just for his House of Delegates campaigns. Imagine what he could do for the RPV representing 100% of the state.

It is time to start winning again. We cannot continue to follow the old failed options of the past. Its time to elect Jeff Frederick the next Chairman of the Republican Party of Virginia.

I strongly urge you to support Jeff in his efforts to rebuild the party and start winning elections again.


Jack Reid

Member, Virginia House of Delegates 1990–2008

Any questions about who the real conservative is in this race?  I thought not.

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  1. Turn PW Blue said on 30 May 2008 at 4:20 pm:
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    Um, I only count one endorsement for Marshall (not the plural promised in the headline) and one for Frederick.

  2. Big Dog said on 30 May 2008 at 6:37 pm:
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    Article up on MJM website - seems Rep. Tom Davis
    thinks the Va. GOP “gave him the middle finger”
    and replies in kind. Oh, and he won’t be in Richmond
    this weekend. You all have fun.

  3. J. Tyler Ballance said on 30 May 2008 at 7:07 pm:
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    Count the National Review as one and Jack Reid as the other.

    Things are looking very strong for Bob.

    Today at the Convention when a vote was held for the temporary Chairman to preside over the Convention, the supporters of Pat McSweeney were asked to stand and it looked like McSweeney had won, but Chairman Hager declared that Bill Bolling had won, no individual vote was held, but from a visual count, it was close to even.

    Most of tomorrow’s arrivals will be Bob Marshall supporters, so unless some funny business goes on, or Gilmore gets a remarkable increase in his turnout, Bob Marshall will win the nomination.

    So, Bob Marshall supporters, get down to the Convention Center and cast your vote. Today’s turnout was good. Tomorrow, when we all stand and say, “We are Marshall” it should shake the building!

    Don’t forget to vote for Jeff Frederick, too. We need a Twenty-First Century Chairman to get us back on the winning track.

  4. Big Dog said on 31 May 2008 at 2:03 pm:
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    News out of Richmond is that Gilmore won, but by less
    than 1%.

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