Skip to comments.Virginia June 11 Primary: Banglist VCDL Endorsements
Posted on 06/10/2013 8:07:05 AM PDT by HokieMom
Primary -- Tuesday, June 11, 2013
We are in the fight for our lives -- the fight for our gun rights -- the fight for freedom.
We have some particularly bad candidates in this primary. Sadly, in only two cases do we have distinctive candidates, so we have only been able to make endorsements in two races.
The first is the need to unseat long term incumbent Republican Delegate Joe May from Virginia's 33 House district, which covers western Loudoun County, a swath through northern Clarke County, and northern Frederick County as far west as Winchester -- all in Northern Virginia.
Joe May has proven, over and over, to be a very reliable anti-gun vote.
Joe May voted to continue the unconstitutional one gun a month law.
Joe may voted against the repeal of the restaurant gun ban.
Joe May also refuses to fill out the VCDL Candidate Survey.
Fortunately, we have a strongly pro-gun candidate running against him in TOMORROW'S Primary Election. That person is Dave LaRock. He is solidly pro-gun, and not only did he return the VCDL Candidate Survey (unlike Joe May), he answered it 100% correctly.
Please vote for Dave LaRock if you are in the Virginia 33rd House District on Tuesday.
The other VCDL PAC endorsement is in the 15th House District. Both candidates filled out the VCDL Candidate Survey. The 15th House District includes all of Page and Shenandoah Counties and portions of Warren and Rockingham Counties.
Delegate Gilbert is on the Militia & Police Committee and sits on the pro-gun Subcommittee Number One. We choose to endorse Delegate Gilbert because of his history of supporting gun owners. It was a clear choice although his primary opponent is likely to be good as well.
When Delegate Hope tried to ban guns from the Virginia General Assembly Building, when Delegate Gilbert's turn to speak came up, he (politely) dressed down Delegate Hope, calling the GAB "The People's House." We have a friend in Delegate Gilbert.
We need to make a last minute push on both of these candidates. We have already dropped expensive mailings in both districts. We need to pay for them in the next 30 days. So PLEASE, send a generous donation to the PAC so we can keep up this fight. We prefer to contact our members, gun rights supporters and drop direct mail rather than giving money to candidates. We get "more bang for the buck" by targeting our message carefully. We were able to make significant changes at the Republican Convention in Richmond recently because of your donations. If we didn't get them, we would be worse than broke right now.
We will also have the General Election expenses,, which will be the steepest of all, so please give generously.
Remember to vote Tuesday, June 11, and to ask your like minded friends to do the same. Please support Dave LaRock in the 33rd House District. It would be great to remove anti-gun Delegate Joe May.
Please support Delegate Todd Gilbert in the 15th House District.
Finally, please support the VCDL PAC.
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Bob Sadtler Chairman, VCDL-PAC
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All I can say is that Delegate Joe May is running a 100% negative campaign against Dave LaRock. . . tons of half-truths, and all repeated endlessly with a really edited version of events. . . .
NOTHING positive about Joe May. . . because there’s nothing positive about the guy.
Just another long-service RINO who needs to be sent out to pasture.
All these years I assumed Joe May was one of the good guys...surprise!
Victoria Cobb, President
Monday, June 10, 2013
Primary Day in Virginia
Tomorrow is primary day in Virginia and several intraparty races will be decided in preparation for Novembers elections.
Democrats will be deciding on their candidates for Lt. Governor and Attorney General. For LG, current state Senator Ralph Northam (D-6, Norfolk) is facing off against former Obama administration appointee Aneesh Chopra. Northam, who received a 25 on The Family Foundation Actions 2013 General Assembly Report Card, has the endorsement of Planned Parenthood and has been one of the abortion industrys most vocal apologists. Chopra, who served as Secretary of Technology for then Governor Tim Kaine, has made public statements that are supportive of the abortion industry and abortion on demand, is supportive of elevating sexual behavior to a protected class and opposes the Tebow Bill. The winner of this race will face Republican E.W. Jackson in November.
Democrats will also decide their candidate for Attorney General between state Senator Mark Herring (D-33, Fairfax) and former federal prosecutor Justin Fairfax. Herring, who received an 18 on TFF Actions Report Card, is also an ally of the abortion industry in Virginia. Fairfax has made comments in opposition to Virginias abortion center health and safety standards. The winner will face Republican Mark Obenshain (R-26, Harrisonburg) in Novembers general election.
There are several House of Delegates primaries in both parties, a list of which you can review here where you can see if your delegate is being challenged.
As you know, The Family Foundation is restricted by federal law from endorsing any candidates for office and we do not participate in primaries for either party. Our goal is simply to keep you up to date on the elections that are happening and to ensure that you have the best information available on the candidates stances on important values issues so that you can make an informed decision.
I really hope Northam wins the primary - then we can pound on him to resign his Senate seat because he can’t represent his district while running a statewide campaign.
Why are all of the Dem results up on the board of election website, but none of the Republican results?
How did it go?
I saw on the Virginia page that the tea party candidate, LaRock took out RINO Joe May!
Now they’re up! http://electionresults.virginia.gov/Default.aspx
Hey, thanks! I see that three of the Republican winners are ones backed by facebook friends of mine who are Leadership Institute interns. That’s a good sign.
It sure is looking like Northam. To be honest, I’m surprised.
Here’s what Susan Stimpson says about that on her facebook page:
Susan B. Stimpson for Virginia Lt. Governor 2013
So the Democrats nominated Senator Ralph Northam for Lt Governor. He is a doctor. Unfortunately, after the way he ran his primary campaign where his #1 issue was talking about abortion, Planned Parenthood and the morning after pill, it’s hard to think of him as anything other than an “abortion” doctor.
Good for her - and what is even worse about him being a doctor is that he is a pediatric one.
A White State Senator from a swing district beat some Indian-American Obama servant in the rat primary for LT Governor making EW Jackson’s road to victory harder.
Don’t think it’s such a swing district, or else the Democrats wouldn’t have let Mark Herring run; if Herring won the Lt. Gov. race and thus resigned his senate seat, it would allow the GOP to control the senate (which is currently 50-50, with the GOP Lt. Gov. breaking ties) by winning the special election.
Looked it up, and Obama beat Romney 59%-39% and Kaine beat Allen by 60%-40% in SD 33. McDonnell carried it with 55%, and Cuccinelli and Bolling each with 52%, so a Republican *can* win there if the tide is strong enough, but I wouldn’t characterize a district in which Romney and Allen each lost by 20% as a “swing district.” http://www.vpap.org/elections/district/112
Mark Herring is the rat running for AG. I’m talking about the rat running for LT Governor, Ralph Northam from Senate district #6, he beat a GOP incumbent for the seat in 2007 so I figure it’s a swing district.
D’oh! You’re right, of course.
Northam’s SD-06 is in the Tidewater, not in NoVA, but it is pretty Democrat as well, though: Obama carried it 57-42 over Romney, and Kaine carried it 58-42 over Allen in 2012, while in heavily GOP 2009 the vote percentages for McDonnell, Cuccinelli and Bolling were 54%, 52% and 50%, respectively. http://www.vpap.org/elections/district/26
BTW, the SD-06 was made about 4% more Democrat in the 2011 Democrat senate redistricting—McDonnell would have gotten 58.06% under the old lines. http://www.vpap.org/elections/district_redistricting/26 Maybe that’s why the seat was held by a Republican before Northam won it in heavily Dem 2007. As it is now, it leans pretty strongly RAT: had the VA GOP Speaker not chickened out a few months ago, the new lines approved by the VA Senate on January 21 (when a Democrat skipped the session to attend Obama’s inaugural) would have become law and the SD-06 would be comfortably Republican. We need for Cooch and Jackson to win so that the Senate can pass that map again, this time as a stand-alone bill (not as an amendment to a House bill making minor, technical changes to House districts, which Senate amendment the Speaker ruled wasn’t germane), and the VA Senate will be around 2/3 Republican after 2015.
“VA GOP Speaker”
I can’t believe that bastard. What was he thinking?
Well, to be fair, he has a responsibility to determine whether an amendment is germane to the original bill (as required by the VA Constitution), and thie Senate amendment was quite a stretch. He probably ruled against it because Gov. McDonnell and several House Republicans didn’t want to have to decide between approving Senate lines that benefitted Republicans (which were, in my opinion, fairer than the Dem-drawn gerrymander, and which added a black-majority SD) and being accused of (gasp!) partisanship and of participating in an underhanded scheme to wait until a black Democrat went to Sobama’s inauguration to pass the bill by one vote.
McDonnell could have come out in favor of the map, pointing out how it’s fairer than the current one, and maybe then the Speaker would have ruled that isince the subject of the original bill was legislative redistricting that the amendment was germane enough, but McDonnell just wanted the “problem” to go away.
I don’t want to be fair I want a safely Republican State Senate in Virginia. ;-D
That the GOP Speaker of House doesn’t want that at the mere cost of being accused of “scheming” then I conclude he’s not fit for leadership and should look into having some gonads installed. And the same goes for McDonnell. Thanks for saddling (hopefully) Cuccillini with a tied or rat Senate, wuss.
The next Senate election is in 2015, so the 50/50 Senate will remain for two and 1/2 more years regardless of what law they pass. But drawing a GOP-friendly map in time for 2015 means that the GOP will win around 2/3 of the seats that year, and again in 2019, so the GOP will get to draw the redistring maps after the 2020 Census (and do other good stiluff, of course).