Bearing Drift broke the news that the State Central Committee has given Jeff Frederick thirty days to resign as Chairman of the Republican Party of Virginia. The reasoning is due to poor fundraising and questionable ties with his technology firm, not to mention the loss of a U.S. Senate seat and three Congressional seats. Although, it may be too early to make the call, especially since he has only been in for a few months (hardly enough time to revive an already sinking ship). Yes, losses come, but Frederick should have some time to redeem himself. (On a side note, I am not calling for Michael Steele’s head yet for the RNC, as I am merely waiting to see what improvements may come in the next year.)
What will be next in this series of fireworks? Virginia Virtucon reports that former Rep. Tom Davis and former Del. Paul Harris, who now heads up the Virginia chapter of Americans for Prosperity are rumored to be top contenders to run for the RPV Chairman seat. Harris would be my pick at this point, however this does not go for saying that Davis will bring strong fundraising to the RPV (if elected), but the down side to a Davis chairmanship is the fact that all of our core principles would most likely become abandoned. Harris is a strong conservative, who would not back down from party’s core principles, but his fundraising edge might not be as good as Davis.