Yesterday, the Republican Liberty Caucus of Virginia met to re-charter the state affiliate and to elect a new Board of Directors at The Hard Shell in Richmond. The affiliate was originally chartered at the RPV Advance in 2007. The members elected Matthew Gagnon as Chair, Steven Latimer as Vice Chair, Cliff Dunn as Treasurer, and I was elected as Secretary. In addition, three at-large members were also elected to the Board of Directors. The at-large members are Rick Sincere, Leonard Harris, and Matthew DeLeon.
Additionally, the RLC-Virginia Chapter had a booth at the Convention, where delegates could take the World’s Smallest Political Quiz. Many of those who took the quiz scored in the libertarian category, and this booth definitely allowed the Republicans in attendance to learn more about the RLC. Special thanks goes out to Lisa Miller, who sponsored the booth.
The Republican Liberty Caucus was founded in 1991 to promote individual liberty, limited government, and free enterprise within the Republican Party by promoting these ideals among Party officials and other organizations, identifying and supporting candidates who are sympathetic to these ideals, and promoting Caucus membership with those in the party and elected officials.
In perhaps one of the most widest margins in Convention history, Bill Bolling won the Lieutenant Governor’s nomination with a margin of 84-16. The next closest wide margin win was from 1985, when Buster O’Brien defeated Matthews by a margin of 72-28 in the Attorney General’s nomination. These are the unofficial results from the convention.
Bolling had 30 shutouts, and Pat Muldoon won three counties: Clarke, Giles, and Greene. Interestingly, there were ties in both Norton and Warren counties.
Now, we are off to victory in November, under a unified ticket of Bob McDonnell, running for Governor, and Ken Cuccinelli, running for Attorney General.
At the Republican Party of Virginia Convention yesterday, Ken Cuccinelli gave one of the most impassioned speeches detailing his devotion to life, liberty, and property, as well as, protecting and preserving the Constitution. Cuccinelli won the nomination with 65% of the overall vote, and there is no doubt that he can win in November. He will lead by principle.
On a side note, many supporters were at the Convention waving Gadsden flags during Cuccinelli’s speech, which are a symbol of American independence and liberty (i.e. “Don’t Tread on Me”). It was so breathtaking to turn around from the mini studio, where I was about to interview Rep. Eric Cantor to see the flags flying proudly.
I am glad that Ken Cuccinelli stands for the core principles of life, liberty, and property, and I look forward to helping him the McDonnell-Bolling-Cuccinelli ticket coast to victory in November.
Check out the video from NOVA Townhall.
On Friday, I had the opportunity to conduct an interview Danny Smith, who is running for the Virginia House of Delegates in the 38th District. The current incumbent is Bob Hull, who is facing a primary against Kaye Kory. Smith discussed how his campaign is going and addressed some of the core issues that his campaign will focus on. Right now, the residents of the 38th District deserves better leadership in Richmond, and Bob Hull has dropped the ball in his service to his community. Danny Smith is the right candidate, who will provide solid leadership in Richmond.
Interview with CCC: Danny Smith, Candidate for Virginia House of Delegates from Krystle Weeks on Vimeo.
**Cross Posted at Virginia News Platoon and YR Dominion