Skip to comments.16 former elected GOP officials backing Warner [Virginia]
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.
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.
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I wonder if the usual gop-e FReepers will berate these elected officials for “preventing a republican majority”!
The RINOs sure do love party unity.
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.
and people question the use of the term RINO —
Oh I’ve seen them slowly oozing in through the cracks after a couple years of silence.
THAT is the BIGGEST REASON to vote AGAINST WARNER!!!!
I will shortly list my Virginia Voter Card on eBay. Might as well get something out of it.
They should never get another dime of GOP support.
UniParty Strikes Again, ping.
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.
You’ll have MANY bidders.
People wonder why I only give to candidates.
Abner Linwood Holton is as much a Republican as Joe Biden. His son-in-law is Timmy “The Eyebrow” Kaine.
But, but, but Gillespie is a GOP-e, too! Do you think these GOPers are (gasp) homophobic?
Pretty much. I mean Warner’s gonna win in a landslide but ... yeah.
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.
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 Warners (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 Warners 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
RINOs are a disgusting lot. Not one dime to the...not one vote (no matter what the circumstances).
Well yea, but he is a Dem.
GOP-e? They’re Democrats. If they were GOP or GOP-E, they’d back the Republican candidate.
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.
Your GOP-E is supporting liberal democrats again.
They need to be called out on their blind support of liberals.
GOP-E always support the liberal.
Really, the Uniparty is the Party of the Government.
It's the Only Way to say it.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I know. I was commenting on the idiot Repubics.
I like to call them the Republican’ts..
Cue the pic from Casablanca. I’m shocked, shocked to see uniparty politutes endorse uniparty politutes.
Just another confirmation that the UNIPARTY lives on.
you hardly ever see rats endorsing pubs....rats stick like glue....
never, ever vote rats nor support them....
exactly.....only to candidates....none to the “party” people....they can not be trusted with your money...
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).
In any election, probably 10 percent of a party will cross to vote for the other guy.
“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.
None who endorsed Warner is a current office holder.
They are all former office holders.
“I mean Warners 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.
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