We wanted to post today and thank everyone for attending yesterday’s event with Governor Bob McDonnell at the Lightfoot Restaurant in Historic Leesburg. It was great to hear more about the Governor’s strong vision for the Commonwealth. A special thanks goes out to Mayor Kristen C. Umstattd who welcomed Gov. McDonnell to Leesburg Town with a gift of her own.
Like many of you, I am both angered and saddened by the e-mail blast sent out by the Loudoun County Republican Committee yesterday afternoon and my indignation prompts me to issue this stern rebuke. We Republicans believe that personal responsibility is one of the most important character elements in existence and, as I teach my Scouts, personal responsibility requires one to be honest and direct in acknowledging mistakes and in taking curative action.
To that end, I stand in complete solidarity with the words of Governor Bob McDonnell and Virginia Republican Party Chairman Pat Mullins in denouncing the reprehensible, sophomoric, tasteless, and grossly inappropriate e-mail sent out yesterday afternoon that included caustic imagery and insulting text. Protocols should be established immediately to ensure that any future LCRC communications are dignified, professional, and in full conformance with appropriate standards of decorum in political speech.
Shameful communications such as this one have no place in proper, civil political speech and do not advance our great causes and core beliefs. To the contrary, they are vexatious to our goals and undermine the respect that all elected officials, and most importantly, the President of the United States, deserve.
- Randy Minchew
There are two great campaign events next week that you won’t want to miss. If you are interested in attending either event, please RSVP to Patrick at firstname.lastname@example.org or (703) 777-1570. If you are having trouble reading the invitations, please click on each to see a larger version.
On Wednesday, November 2nd, we are having an event U.S. Senate candidate George Allen. The details are as follows:
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Oak Crest Companies126 North Kent Street,Winchester, VA 22601
On Thursday, November 3rd, we are having a fundraising event with Governor Bob McDonnell. The details are as follows:
Time: 11:30 am – 12:15 pm
Location: Lightfoot Restaurant in Historic Leesburg
Details: $1,250 for a Table of 10 or $150 per platePatron Sponsorships available
Luncheon Seating Limited ~ RESERVATIONS REQUIRED BY 10/30
Today, our campaign is pleased to announce we have received a written endorsement from Governor Bob McDonnell. The official Press Release is available below. The larger version of the statement is available for download by clicking here.
Our campaign has been travelling around the district and talking to voters in forums and during debates about every issue facing our great commonwealth. One topic that came up in a recent debate in Boyce, sponsored by the Clarke County Farm Bureau, environmental issues, showed a distinct difference between the two candidates competing to be your Delegate in the House for the 10th District. Below is an excerpt from that debate written by Edward Leonard of the Clarke Daily News.
The new 10th District seat includes parts of Loudoun, Frederick and Clarke counties. About 3,000 voters in and around White Post and Millwood will send one of the two candidates, either lawyer Minchew, or engineer and Leesburg Town Council member Butler, to Richmond. As in the other races, substantial differences between the two candidates were often hard to discern, except in one area- environmental protection.
In responding to a question related to costs to local farmers stemming from future federal regulations designed to protect the Chesapeake Bay, Minchew said that he would support Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s efforts to fight the requirements saying, “there are better ways that we can protect the Bay.”
Butler took a counter stand on the issue. Butler pointed to farmers in Pennsylvania, that he says are already paying more than Virginia farmers, and that if the public wanted clean water and a healthy Chesapeake Bay there will be a cost.