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16 former elected GOP officials backing Warner [Virginia]
The News Virginian ^ | June 17, 2014 | MARKUS SCHMIDT

Posted on 06/20/2014 3:53:34 PM PDT by Timber Rattler

Sen. Mark R. Warner, D-Va., announced Monday that 16 former Virginia Republican elected officials have endorsed his re-election bid, including 14 former state legislators as well as former U.S. Sen. John W. Warner and former Gov. Linwood Holton.

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The list of Republican Warner supporters includes former Delegates Vincent F. Callahan Jr. of McLean, a former chairman of the House Appropriations Committee; Katherine Waddell of Richmond; L. Preston Bryant Jr. of Richmond, who served as secretary of Natural Resources in Gov. Timothy M. Kaine's Cabinet; Robert S. Bloxom Sr. of Mappsville, who served as secretary of Agriculture and Forestry under Govs. Mark R. Warner and Kaine; Jim Dillard of Fairfax County; Clint Miller of Woodstock, who sought the 1993 GOP nomination for governor and later served on the State Corporation Commission; Anne G. "Panny" Rhodes of Richmond; Jack Rollison of Woodbridge, a former chairman of the House Transportation Committee; and Robert Tata of Virginia Beach The list also includes former state Sens. John Chichester of Reedville, a former Senate Finance Committee chairman who lost the 1985 election for lieutenant governor to L. Douglas Wilder; Brandon Bell of Roanoke; Russ Potts of Winchester; Fred Quayle, of Suffolk and Ed Robb of Albemarle.

John Warner, a 30-year veteran in the U.S. Senate, had announced his support for Mark Warner in January.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailyprogress.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: backstabbers; corrupt; gope; hypocrites; markwarner; uniparty; varino
Party unity, GOP-E style...
1 posted on 06/20/2014 3:53:34 PM PDT by Timber Rattler
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To: Timber Rattler

I wonder if the usual gop-e FReepers will berate these elected officials for “preventing a republican majority”!


2 posted on 06/20/2014 3:55:08 PM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
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To: Timber Rattler

The RINOs sure do love party unity.


3 posted on 06/20/2014 3:55:35 PM PDT by Viennacon (Liberals are like vomit in a lot of ways)
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To: cotton1706

No, those trolls won’t show up. They only rear their ugly heads when moderates win primaries where they sneer at the Tea Party and Christine O’Donnell.


4 posted on 06/20/2014 3:56:16 PM PDT by Viennacon (Liberals are like vomit in a lot of ways)
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To: Timber Rattler

and people question the use of the term RINO —


5 posted on 06/20/2014 4:01:40 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: cotton1706

Oh I’ve seen them slowly oozing in through the cracks after a couple years of silence.


6 posted on 06/20/2014 4:04:15 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Viennacon
The more things change......

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7 posted on 06/20/2014 4:06:35 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Timber Rattler

THAT is the BIGGEST REASON to vote AGAINST WARNER!!!!


8 posted on 06/20/2014 4:07:48 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Ann Archy

I will shortly list my Virginia Voter Card on eBay. Might as well get something out of it.


9 posted on 06/20/2014 4:13:17 PM PDT by satan (The tree of liberty is dying in the drought.)
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To: Timber Rattler

They should never get another dime of GOP support.


10 posted on 06/20/2014 4:17:08 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: KC_Lion

UniParty Strikes Again, ping.


11 posted on 06/20/2014 4:18:35 PM PDT by Jane Long ("And when thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek")
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To: Timber Rattler

Nothing new here...republicans are knwn to eat their own.
Show me how often the RATS vote for republicans!

Stupidity keeps some people for voting for the other party or abstaining from voting which is same as voting for the RAT party.


12 posted on 06/20/2014 4:20:07 PM PDT by entropy12 (Obummer = worst president ever, thanks to voters who abstained on election day!)
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To: satan

You’ll have MANY bidders.


13 posted on 06/20/2014 4:20:36 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Timber Rattler

People wonder why I only give to candidates.


14 posted on 06/20/2014 4:20:46 PM PDT by Rodentking (There is no God but Yahweh and Moses is his prophet - http://www.airpower.blogspot.com/)
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To: Timber Rattler

Abner Linwood Holton is as much a Republican as Joe Biden. His son-in-law is Timmy “The Eyebrow” Kaine.


15 posted on 06/20/2014 4:26:47 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Timber Rattler
Gillespie is one of those GOPe types that is always lecturing conservatives to vote for the lesser of two evils, i.e. vote for the RINO. How does it smell now, Ed? Guess your RINO buddies didn't get the memo.
16 posted on 06/20/2014 4:38:07 PM PDT by Major Matt Mason ("Journalism is dead. All news is suspect." - Noamie)
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To: Timber Rattler
Russ Potts is one of the biggest pieces of excrement ever to hold elective office in Virginia. A vile, stupid, narcissistic little jerk.
17 posted on 06/20/2014 4:40:42 PM PDT by robowombat
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To: Timber Rattler

But, but, but Gillespie is a GOP-e, too! Do you think these GOPers are (gasp) homophobic?


18 posted on 06/20/2014 4:40:54 PM PDT by originalbuckeye (Moderation in temper is always a virtue; moderation in principle is always a vice. Paine)
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To: Timber Rattler

Pretty much. I mean Warner’s gonna win in a landslide but ... yeah.


19 posted on 06/20/2014 4:41:36 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: Timber Rattler

These guys haven’t been supporting republicans in a LONG time.

And it isn’t like Gillespie wasn’t the establishment’s choice . They just like democrats more than republicans. That’s why they are FORMER officials.


20 posted on 06/20/2014 4:43:51 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: cotton1706

Mark Warner and BlackRock: It’s Complicated
http://www.opensecrets.org/news/2014/06/mark-warner-and-blackrock-its-complicated/

“The Campaign to Fix The Debt made its first splash in the fall of 2011 with a “chic” dinner party held in Sen. Mark Warner’s (D-Va.) backyard.

Among the billionaire CEOs in attendance was Laurence D. Fink, whose company BlackRock Inc. was in the process of selling equity investments to his host – and would soon be giving him generous political contributions.

In late 2011, Warner — who is running for re-election and is the wealthiest senator and the richest Democrat in Congress — purchased his first shares of a mutual fund managed by BlackRock, a multinational investment firm. His shares in the fund were valued at between $5 million and $25 million as of Dec. 31, 2012, and produces annual dividends of $100,000 to $1 million per year, according to Warner’s most recent financial disclosure report. (The reports are due annually on May 15, but Warner has asked for an extension on filing his 2013 forms.)”/snip


21 posted on 06/20/2014 4:49:20 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

RINOs are a disgusting lot. Not one dime to the...not one vote (no matter what the circumstances).


22 posted on 06/20/2014 4:55:22 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: hal ogen

Well yea, but he is a Dem.


23 posted on 06/20/2014 4:57:01 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin
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To: Timber Rattler

GOP-e? They’re Democrats. If they were GOP or GOP-E, they’d back the Republican candidate.


24 posted on 06/20/2014 4:58:51 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Timber Rattler

This is why if the GOP takes the Senate in November there will be party switches. Collins and Murkowski the most likely. The GOP needs to have a 3+ majority to avoid this Arlen Spectorism.


25 posted on 06/20/2014 5:00:41 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: staytrue

Your GOP-E is supporting liberal democrats again.

/johnny


26 posted on 06/20/2014 5:03:52 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: cotton1706

They need to be called out on their blind support of liberals.

/johnny


27 posted on 06/20/2014 5:04:54 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: SoFloFreeper

GOP-E always support the liberal.

/johnny


28 posted on 06/20/2014 5:07:25 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Jane Long; RKBA Democrat; Finny; Colonel_Flagg; Norm Lenhart; who knows what evil?; TADSLOS; ...
I am sure you aren't shocked to see this.

Really, the Uniparty is the Party of the Government.

It's the Only Way to say it.

29 posted on 06/20/2014 5:36:40 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: Timber Rattler

The REAL Virgina Republican Party showed its face when it gave Eric Cantor a ONE-WAY ticket to K-Street on June 10th. These clowns are still there, and we’ll dispense with them shortly.


30 posted on 06/20/2014 5:45:32 PM PDT by BobL
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To: KC_Lion

Someone make the case that people refusing to abandon and fight against this political party are not themselves evil.

Lets see what fantasies people can invent so we know what to watch for in a couple months.


31 posted on 06/20/2014 5:45:45 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: satan

Lemme know what it goes for and I might list mine. Only solid advantage I can see for having a VA voter ID is that you might, just might, get picked for jury privilege and have the opportunity to be a fully informed juror.


32 posted on 06/20/2014 5:48:16 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Be a part of the American freedom migration: freestateproject.org)
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To: Timber Rattler

These are all moderate pukes. For some reason the rats in VA seem to think getting endorsed by a bunch of liberal repugnicans is going to help their campaign. Who knows? Maybe it helps; stupid is as stupid does.


33 posted on 06/20/2014 5:52:19 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Be a part of the American freedom migration: freestateproject.org)
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

I know. I was commenting on the idiot Repubics.


34 posted on 06/20/2014 5:53:43 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: All

I like to call them the Republican’ts..


35 posted on 06/20/2014 5:56:14 PM PDT by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: KC_Lion

Cue the pic from Casablanca. I’m shocked, shocked to see uniparty politutes endorse uniparty politutes.


36 posted on 06/20/2014 5:56:33 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Be a part of the American freedom migration: freestateproject.org)
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To: KC_Lion

Just another confirmation that the UNIPARTY lives on.


37 posted on 06/20/2014 6:21:02 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: Timber Rattler
they should be kicked out of pub party....

you hardly ever see rats endorsing pubs....rats stick like glue....

38 posted on 06/20/2014 8:57:40 PM PDT by cherry
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To: cotton1706
I berate them....we need a solid Senate and this is getting us no where....

never, ever vote rats nor support them....

39 posted on 06/20/2014 8:59:08 PM PDT by cherry
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To: Rodentking

exactly.....only to candidates....none to the “party” people....they can not be trusted with your money...


40 posted on 06/20/2014 9:00:28 PM PDT by cherry
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To: Timber Rattler

The vast majority of GOPe will support Gillespe.

There are probably 5000 current and former GOP people. A few will cross.

Maryland democrat Governor William Donald Schaeffer supported Bush 41 over Clinton and the last sentence of his endorsement “and I hope this endorsement will not be held against the people of Maryland.”

In 1980, a large group of democrats formed the ABC club (Anybody but Carter).

Big deal.

In any election, probably 10 percent of a party will cross to vote for the other guy.


41 posted on 06/20/2014 10:36:50 PM PDT by staytrue
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To: cherry

“you hardly ever see rats endorsing pubs”

Democrat governor William Schaffer endorsed Bush 41 over Clinton.

Schaffer also called former Maryland governor Parris Glendenning “a really bad man”

And Joe Lieberman spoke at the republican convention in 2008 in support of McCain over Obama.

The entire republican establishment including President Bush 41 endorsed “the crook” democrat governor Edwin Edwards over republican and former KKK member David Duke.

The republicans had bumper stickers saying “vote for the crook”. Edwards later was convicted of accepting bribes and sent to jail.


42 posted on 06/20/2014 10:47:14 PM PDT by staytrue
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To: afraidfortherepublic

None who endorsed Warner is a current office holder.

They are all former office holders.


43 posted on 06/20/2014 10:58:01 PM PDT by staytrue
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To: RIghtwardHo

“I mean Warner’s gonna win in a landslide but ... yeah.”

I’ll bet you not. Gillespie is an excellent candidate for our side as is Warner for their side. I say Warner wins by 4, but it would not surprise me if Gillespie won.


44 posted on 06/20/2014 10:59:41 PM PDT by staytrue
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