The Fairfax GOP full-throatedly denounced “woke bullies” and called for “genuine tolerance,” in a statement issued today. “We must get back to viewing our neighbors as just that,” said Fairfax GOP Chairman Steve Knotts. “Even if we disagree, we are still neighbors.”
The chairman’s statement follows bombshell news from nearby Loudoun County, Virginia, where teachers and others formed a “secret” Facebook group
Puneet Ahluwalia, candidate for lieutenant governor, joined the Fairfax GOP live on Facebook last month for a wide-ranging interview about the issues facing Virginia.
A family man with a background in business, Ahluwalia’s focus is on “hope, growth and opportunity,” the candidate said. In addition, Ahluwalia believes that, as an immigrant, he can draw more new voters into the GOP.
Gubernatorial candidate Merle Rutledge joined the Fairfax GOP live on Facebook last week for a robust discussion of the issues facing Virginia. Rutledge discussed his candidacy and his vision of conservative reform with the Fairfax GOP’s Vinson Palathingal and Srilekha Palle.
One of Rutledge’s biggest goals is tax reform, the candidate said.
Dead last. Pretty much where we ranked in COVID testing last year. Virginia won’t reach 51st only because there is no 51st.
Accountability? None so far. Will the Governor please tell us why Virginia’s Health Commissioner still has his job? Will someone ask him that question in his next press conference?
The Fairfax GOP recommends a “yes” vote on statewide question 1, which amends Virginia’s constitution to establish a bipartisan commission for the initial redrawing of legislative district maps.
“A ‘yes’ vote will make a bipartisan commission responsible for the initial drawing of election districts,” according to the Senate of Virginia’s Privileges and Elections Committee. “A ‘no’ vote will leave the sole responsibility for drawing the districts with the General Assembly and the Governor.”
Former Lieutenant Governor John H. Hager, who later served as Chairman of the Republican Party of Virginia, died Sunday. He was 83 years old. In addition to his long record of public service in Virginia, Hager was assistant secretary for special education and rehabilitative services during the second Bush Administration.
The Fairfax GOP will host a virtual forum with all three candidates seeking the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Virginia: Alissa Baldwin; Daniel Gade; and Thomas Speciale.
The virtual forum, moderated by the Fairfax GOP’s Sean Rastatter, will stream live on Facebook this Saturday, May 2, at 7:00 PM.
Audience members will be encouraged to submit their own questions for the candidates
Virginia House of Delegates Speaker Kirk Cox released the following statement Tuesday after CNBC awarded Virginia with the top spot as the nation’s Best State for Business:
“There’s no secret behind Virginia’s climb to the top of the rankings this year. Our highly-educated workforce, our business-friendly regulatory environment, low taxes, and our ongoing commitment to education make our Commonwealth a great place for any business, from a mom-and-pop startup to the Fortune 500″
By Kay Coles James | The Daily Signal
Today, so many Virginians like me are shocked and outraged by this man’s disregard for human life and blatant racial insensitivity. Because he does not embrace the core principle of the sanctity of life, we shouldn’t be so surprised.