Skip to comments.Virginia Republicans Break Ranks, Call for End to Shutdown
Posted on 10/03/2013 7:46:40 AM PDT by Gopher Broke
Four House Republicans from Virginia have broken ranks to try to end the government shutdown and blunt its expected political fallout on Virginia's tight gubernatorial race, The New York Times reported Wednesday.
U.S. Reps. J. Randy Forbes, Scott Rigell, Frank Wolf and Rob Wittman have called for a government funding bill with no policy strings attached, which, if approved, would end the shutdown.
The Virginia governor's race pitting Republican Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli against Democrat Terry McAuliffe may wind up focusing on which party will take the blame for the shutdown, strategists told The Times.
Swing-state Virginia is being closely watched for an indication of which way congressional midterms will go, too. It's one of only two states to hold statewide elections a year after a presidential vote.
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what is their problem?
We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately. Benjamin Franklin
They know where Virginia’s bread is buttered.
And so it begins
Norfolk area representatives (Rigell and Forbes) have a large number of furloughed civilian contractors working for the Navy in their districts
Their problem is that a high percentage of the beltway workers and constituents live in Virginia. Does this answer the question?
I guess the folks inn Viginia have only one thing on their minds and that’s getting those. Federal dollars back.Nevermind enforcing the Constitution.
No courage ...can’t even muster bravado....sad.
Would someone tell them they’re starting to win?
Just as in 1995, Republican LOSE.
Why am I not surprised with such limp di er spined stalwarts in Washington.
Eric get your boys under control.
Since VA is adjacent to DC, who gives a smelly Obama about it?
It’ll be cordoned off with the rest of the east coast after CW-II. MA, of course, will have a wall built around it to help hold all the radioactive refuse that will most surely be stored there. New York? Well, we still need bombing ranges, don’t we?
I called Forbes’ office last night and was assured he would hold fast....
Think they lied to me?
If they did, I’ll push for a primary challenge big time.....
Cowards. Just contacted Scott Rigell’s office and told him I’ve supported him foor the last time.
“Wolf is that guy...
Riggell will eat it big time if he caves; hes from Va Beach....
Wittman will eat it Big Time if he caves; his area is way Conservative.
Forbes is my guy and when I called, his aide said no way will he cave....
94 posted on Wednesday, October 02, 2013 9:20:45 PM by matginzac “
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