Skip to comments.[Bob] Marshall to run for U.S. Senate (VA)
Posted on 01/09/2008 7:40:54 AM PST by W04Man
Marshall to run for U.S. Senate
By LILLIAN KAFKA
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
Robert "Bob" G. Marshall, a state delegate since 1992, officially tossed his hat into the ring to run for U.S. Senate, he announced on Monday.
Marshall, a Republican representing the House of Delegate's 13th district, is a conservative politician on many issues -- including abortion - and his posture on those issues is critical for a Republican to win in Virginia, he said.
In 2007 Marshall introduced a bill, although unsuccessful, that would have banned abortions in Virginia if the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the Roe v. Wade decision. It's a tough stance like this - not one that is held by his opponent, former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore - that Marshall said would resonate in the minds of Republican voters. Gilmore's campaign staff told the Associated Press that Gilmore believes abortions should be allowed through the first eight weeks of pregnancy.
Marshall and Gilmore will face off in a May 31 Republican convention in Richmond. The winner of that convention will run against Democrat and former Gov. Mark Warner, who is so far unopposed for his party's nomination.
They are running for the seat that became vacant in August when Republican Sen. John W. Warner announced he would not seek a sixth term.
Marshall is already building an arsenal to attack Warner, who began his gubernatorial term in 2002, directly after Gilmore served his four years as governor.
Marshall said his six years as a staffer on Capitol Hill and his 16 years in the House of Delegates give him the legislative experience necessary to operate as a U.S. Senator.
"People know me for having led on things like the marriage amendment, the right to life and home schooling," he said in a telephone interview on Monday.
During his announcement speech in Richmond, Marshall said he would push for such issues as protecting life of all children from conception, "understanding that taxpaying citizens are not bottomless ATM machines for government," keeping jobs in the U.S. as opposed to shipping them overseas, attacking the federal debt, and "recognizing that American and Allied troops have won the war and Iraqis must now win the peace."
He also cited a need to aggressively fight for U.S. energy independence and for increasing private sector jobs instead of government bureaucracy.
"I know that our rights come from the hand of our Creator, that government derives its just powers from the people expressed through their elected representatives, that the purpose of government is to protect our rights, and that government leaders must be the people's servants, not their masters," Marshall said.
Visit Marshall's campaign Web site at www.bobmarshall2008.com
Virginia Ping please?
Too right. Good riddance to Senator John warner; Bob Marshall (a neighbor, BTW)is very conservative and would help the Senate regain its stature in my eyes.
Virginia Senate news ping.
I’ll always have a soft spot for Jim Gilmore. He cared enough to stop and talk to those of us out FReeping the 2000 election fiasco outside the State Capitol on a rainy November Saturday.
On the face of it, sounds like one career politician replacing another, going from a position sitting next to the State treasury to one next to the bigger, Federal treasury. For all of his “conservative” credentials, he should have been doing what conservatives do: Working since 1992 in the free market, making a contribution. He’d be more in touch with the real world if he’d actually been in it for the last 16 years.
In the interest of disclosure, I’m from California and never heard of Bob Marshall.
The state legislature in Virginia is a part-time position, and very low-paying. Bob Marshall has had a real job the past 16 years.
In fact, Bob Marshall is a very unique politician. For example, he does not have a paid campaign staff — he has always run his campaigns with volunteers. It makes his entry on our state campaign finance web site different from the others, because his “pie chart” of expenditures always has 2 slices instead of three.
Bob Marshall was the author of the Marshall-Neuman amendment. That’s our Pro-family Marriage Amendment, which prohibits same-sex marriage and civil unions, as well as any attempt to make a legislative equivalent or be forced to honors other state’s versions.
Marshall has been a strong advocate for reducing government spending, having voted against tax increases and for tax cuts, and against spending increases.
He’s also a nice guy, a good family man, an excellent speaker, and really smart.
Gilmore is not a bad man, or a bad candidate. But Marshall is more conservative, more consistant, and would be a fabulous representative for our state in the Senate.
I’m guessing he’ll have a paid staff for this race, but who knows? :-)
"understanding that taxpaying citizens are not bottomless ATM machines for government," keeping jobs in the U.S. as opposed to shipping them overseas, attacking the federal debt, and "recognizing that American and Allied troops have won the war and Iraqis must now win the peace."
You’re a real hoot, Chuck. You can shamelessly pimp for a liberal RINO Joe Isuzu Romney, yet you are touting a man who is as far afield politically from Precious Willard as can be. Don’t you get whiplash from the hypocrisy ?
Oh God, I have my own stalker.
The answer is simple — you are simply wrong about Romney.
On the other hand, Marshall is as pro-life as they come, and compared to him, Fred Thompson is pro-choice. You won’t hear Marshall talking about exceptions for rape and incest.
It’s why I’m proud Marshall is my delegate.
Not only did Marshall oppose the transportation bill, he has been leading the court challenge against the unconstitutional regional “taxing authorities” that are made up of unelected officials.
Don't flatter yourself.
"The answer is simple you are simply wrong about Romney."
The answer is simple - you are a hypocrite. I was wrong about Joe Isuzu Romney only once, and that was the act of supporting this power-whoring liberal. I continue to enlighten people about his liberal record and expose his hypocrite supporters (like you) as penance for that grave error in judgment.
"On the other hand, Marshall is as pro-life as they come, and compared to him, Fred Thompson is pro-choice. You wont hear Marshall talking about exceptions for rape and incest."
You even use weasel phrases like the media does. Pro-choice is being for school vouchers, pro-abort is a Romney. Fred has a 100% pro-life voting record. Romney was the candidate of Planned Barrenhood. Marshall sounds like a Conservative, why would you be supporting him ? You should be supporting a left-winger for the Senate. How come you're not backing the liberal pro-abort RINO Tom Davis ?
"Its why Im proud Marshall is my delegate."
Does Marshall know he has liberal infiltrators on his campaign ? I'm sure he'd be quite interested to know. Of course, it could be easily explained... has Marshall jumped the shark and been paid off to endorse Joe Isuzu Romney ?
You followed me to a local Virginia thread announcement simply to complain about my support for a presidential candidate which was entirely unrelated to the thread. You annoyed the other people in the thread who were here to learn about Marshall or discuss his candidacy, and you did so simply so you could make a personal attack on me.
That is the definition of stalking.
I’m hardly flattered. For all your annoying rhetoric, you’re nothing compared to some of the e-mails I get from my column, although a lot of the moonbats do make more cogent arguments for their incorrect positions.
You think I’m going to use the term “pro-abortion”, and the name of the presidential candidate in the same sentence?
Tom Davis is not running for the Senate, so your statement is, like so much of what you say, ignorant.
Maybe you should stop stalking me and Romney, and do a little homework if you want to enter a discussion about virginia politics and make statements that don’t reveal your complete lack of knowledge.
Where ya been, Chuck ? I’m usually on these candidate threads and am routinely pinged to them and asked to comment (go look it up, as I know the facts tend to rub you the wrong way). So once again, your charge of stalking is ludicrous, as is your epic level of hypocrisy and sense of ego.
Well, that would require intellectual honesty, Chuck. We can’t accuse you of that. ;-)
For your being a RINO troll, I will accuse you of at least possessing above average orthographic skills and your sentence structures are coherent, too, even if they are filled to the brim with falsehoods and innuendoes. That’s about the only compliment you will receive from moi. ;-)
So far your comments here have been worthless, so I am at a loss to see why someone would have pinged you here.
Chuckie, I know Davis isn’t running, since unlike you, I actually pay attention to the facts. You see, that’s what is known as a poke at ya. You, of course, must be quite upset the liberal Davis isn’t running anymore as you won’t have a pro-abort Senate candidate to support on the GOP side. Of course, could it be that you’re also supporting Marshall because he’d have even less of a chance of beating Mark Warner than Gilmore ? You do seem to want to back candidates that will get eviscerated by Democrats in the general election. Methinks you’re about as “Republican” as Linwood Holton (that’s a little Virginia reference which you might need to go look up, since I doubt you want to go toe to toe on me on political history. Only Michael Barone outranks me in that department. ;-)). Anywho, that’s just the things that make you go “hmmm...” ;-)
BTW, you didn’t answer my question. Whom is Marshall supporting for President ?
Chuckie, you’re a stitch. Of course, you are at a loss on more than your fair share of subjects. ;-)
Chuckie, I know Davis isnt running, since unlike you, I actually pay attention to the facts.
since I doubt you want to go toe to toe on me on political history. Only Michael Barone outranks me in that department.
Everybody knows Linwood Holton. Of course, most of us knew Tom Davis wasn't running for Senate.
You continued polluting of this thread with your personal and baseless attacks that have nothing to do with the thread itself are further evidence that you are a stalker.
Look, I'm posting to several Romney threads tonight. Could you do everybody else here a favor, and go over there to attack me?
Since you are so smart, and to get back on the thread's topic, tell me five things about Marshall that you really like. Try to find something obscure and see if you can get something I don't already know.
I presume you are supporting Marshall, regardless of my support for him.
I wasn't asking about everybody, I was asking about you. ;-) Of course, you do remain deeply disappointed about Davis not running, no doubt.
"You continued polluting of this thread with your personal and baseless attacks that have nothing to do with the thread itself are further evidence that you are a stalker."
It's a relevant discussion, so don't keep trying to flatter yourself.
"Look, I'm posting to several Romney threads tonight. Could you do everybody else here a favor, and go over there to attack me?"
I've never attacked you. I've just exposed your agenda.
"Since you are so smart, and to get back on the thread's topic, tell me five things about Marshall that you really like. Try to find something obscure and see if you can get something I don't already know."
Tell you what, how about you answer the question you have repeatedly dodged ? Whom is Marshall supporting for the GOP Presidential nomination ? I'm very interested to hear since you claim to be so close to the candidate.
"I presume you are supporting Marshall, regardless of my support for him."
I lean towards Gilmore for obvious reasons of electability.
I have no idea. He hasn't officially announced anything so far as I can tell. Our local committee seems to have some Romney supporters, and some Thompson supporters (such as the Freeper who started this thread). I only KNOW of one LOCAL elected official who has endorsed anybody.
And it's pretty sleazy of you to even think about smearing a guy you've never met, and who is a solid conservative, just because I said something nice about him. I'll let W04Man educate you on how absurd your comment was, since he's a strong Fred Thompson supporter and therefore isn't someone you'd be stalking.
Finally, an answer ! Wow, with you, it’s like pulling teeth.
BTW, my concern about Marshall was wondering if he knows about the agenda of some of his supporters and if they have his best interests in mind. :-)
What will you do if he comes out for Fred ?
My guess, it is only a guess, is that Marshall would be supporting Duncan Hunter, because of the abortion issue, but then again, on foreign policy, he would maybe support Ron Paul, since I think he is also for getting out of Iraq. So it would be a toss up. Maybe he will indicate it in the future.
He's obsessed with me and will argue to death, but I don't want to let his slanders of Marshall go unanswered -- so could one of you take care of this and ask him to please kiss off? I'm over in a romney thread he can come attack me there.
As to my feelings about Tom Davis, they are irrelevant, but if it will get you to stop spamming this thread, here's some links you can go read, it's all things I've said in the PAST:
Bolling or McDonald for Senate: this one was actually a reply to YOUR post, so you should know what my view was on Davis.
I oppose Davis for his house seat -- in this post, I explain how because of the Republican Party loyalty oath, I was bound to support Tom Davis, so if he was a candidate I would resign the party.
I guess that pretty much shows that your assumptions about my support for Davis were totally wrong, as is so much of what you say.
Which just makes it funny that you DO come to so many of our threads, because you participated in just about every thread where I've cited my lack of support for Davis.
Of course, Gilmore is not nearly the conservative Marshall is, but apparently you think electability is much more important than supporting the most conservative candidate in the race.
You should try not burying your questions in the middle of your absurd diatribes.
I’ve got no problem with a candidate supporting a good conservative. Unlike you, I’m not an obsessed stalker who judges people based on whether they agree with me on a choice of candidate.
I’d support George Allen at a drop of a hat, and he’s heading up Thompson’s campaign work in Virginia.
That would be alarming, if true. I hope it isn't. We need isolationist Republicans like we need a hole in the head.
Wow, you’re getting really paranoid.
No, my concern is why you are supporting him. Given your trolling record and support for liberals, Marshall may need to be made aware of your presence in his campaign. Since you wish to nominate a weak and divisive liberal RINO as President and thereby help elect Hillary or O’bama, you may be attempting to covertly aid the campaign of Mark Warner by putting up a similarly weak candidate against him.
You need to get some psych help, dude. I’m not attracted to you, ‘kay ? Homey don’t play dat. I like females. Seriously.
Can't you get ANYTHING right? I said I supported him. I didn't say I had anything to do with his campaign.
I may send your post to him though, I bet he'll get a laugh out of it. It's pretty funny. Too bad you didn't mean to be funny.
I'm always right, Chuckie. That's what bugs you so. :-)
"I said I supported him. I didn't say I had anything to do with his campaign."
Lucky for him. He needs to steer clear of you.
"I may send your post to him though, I bet he'll get a laugh out of it. It's pretty funny. Too bad you didn't mean to be funny."
You'd better send the whole thread, Chuck. Of course, you'd be the one that looks like the weirdo with your peculiar obsession over me. I know you have an aversion to having your posts corrected for falsehoods, and they are a frequent occurance, but that's what we're here to do on a Conservative website. This ain't ChuckRepublic. ;-)
He does , I remember his home page . What happened to that btw , you had a bunch of hotties on there ?
Bring them back ! Bring them back !
Does Charlie have a man crush on ya ? ;)
I see my fan club has arrived :-)
You’ll like Marshall’s view on guns better than Romney’s, I’m guessing. :-)
What are the chances that George Allen will try again?
My kind of guy.
I know Charles outside the context of FR. And we’ve had some run-ins of our own. Your assertions and your badgering of him are unfounded.
And you’re not helping Marshall OR Gilmore.
In full disclosure, I have my own (personal) reasons for not liking Gilmore. But I also have not yet endorsed Marshall.
Allen will not run in 2008. And he made it publicly known this week that he will not run for Governor in 2009.