New Ad From Adams Campaign

Nice new ad released yesterday from the John Adams for Attorney General campaign. The ad shows Adams is a well-rounded candidate. He has the professional credentials, knowledge, and experience to be a great attorney general. And the best part of the ad is at the very end [watch it first then read the rest].

That was a solid pass and his wife caught it. Look at it again. Great pass and his wife made the catch. Add that to the image of Adams on the raft while in the Navy, the Supreme Court, the kids, and you have a well made ad for a very well-rounded candidate.

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Parrish Announces Run For Delegate

Should Delegate Jackson Miller win the special election on April 18 for Clerk of the Court, then the 50th House of Delegates seat will open up. And with Miller’s victory within sight, a Republican candidate has stepped up to run in the 50th. Manassas Mayor Hal Parrish, who barely lost a senate seat in 2015, announced he will run.

Parrish will be tough to beat in the delegate race. His father held the seat from the 1980s to 2006, so the donors ought to know him. As mayor, Parrish enjoys high approval from his constituents, evident by the fact that last year he was unopposed for re-election.

There is a primary scheduled for June 13. Should Miller lose, we expect Parrish to drop out. But we expect Jackson Miller to be elected as Clerk of the Court on April 18, leave his seat, back Parrish, and then the Republicans hold the district.

So until April 18, we’ll wait. After that, all-in for Hal Parrish for Delegate.

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Jackson Miller For Clerk

Red NoVA endorses Jackson Miller for Clerk of the Court for Prince William County and the cities of Manassas and Manassas Park. Miller is the only Republican running in this special election, which will be held on Tuesday April 18.

Clerk of the Court is not a partisan position, but we need a Republican in this office to protect voter integrity. Clerk is a Constitutional office that is really more about management than anything else. Miller is in the leadership of the House of Delegates serving as the Republican Majority Whip and is a member of the House Courts of Justice committee. He is  also a former police officer. This all makes Miller qualified in that he has worked in management on both sides of law enforcement. He knows the needs of the justice system at the local level which will allow him to efficiently allocate resources. He is a great fit for clerk and we are excited to support his candidacy.

Voters in Prince William County, Manassas, and Manassas Park are encouraged to vote early. A special election on the third Tuesday in April is a very odd time to vote. Best to get it out of the way when you’re think about it.

In-person absentee voting has already started in Manassas. You can vote at Old Town Hall, 9025 Center Street, Manassas, VA 20110, Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 5:00pm.

Manassas Park has already started in-person absentee voting as well. You can vote at City Hall, One Park Center Court, Manassas Park, VA 20111, Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm and on Saturdays 9:00am to 5:00pm.

And in-person absentee voting starts today in Prince William County. Voters can go to either the Prince William County Office of Elections, 9250 Lee Ave Ste. 1, Manassas, VA 20110, or the Woodbridge Department of Motor Vehicles, 2731 Caton Hill Road, Woodbridge, VA 22192, starting today Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 5:00pm until and including Saturday April 15.

Or you can always vote on Election Day at your usual voting location from 6am to 7pm. But Election Day is Tuesday April 18. Good luck remembering that. We strongly suggest getting out and voting early while it’s on your mind. Come Tuesday April 18, there will be little news coverage, not much buzz, and plenty of other things to do, so vote early and vote for Jackson Miller.

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Stewart Makes The Ballot

Prince William County BOS Chairman and conservative candidate for governor Corey Stewart passed the Republican Party of Virginia’s pre-check process for ballot access today.

This is the first step for a candidate in a state-run primary and it is no easy task. The minimum requirements for statewide candidates are at least 10,000 signatures of registered Virginia voters which must include at least 400 from each of Virginia’s eleven congressional districts. In order for a campaign to meet these requirements, they must be organized throughout the entire commonwealth. While it is just the first step, collecting signatures at such a high volume is deliberately a difficult hurdle to meet.

Cheers to the Stewart campaign for completing this phase in a judicious manner. They turned in 15,552 signatures! Well done.

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It’s Your YRFV

Glad to see a conservative grassroots ticket has emerged for the leadership positions for the Young Republican Federation of Virginia (YRFV). Below is the email they blasted out earlier today.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 23, 2017

Contact:
Andrew Mullins
703-678-9276

“YOUR YRFV” ANNOUNCES GRASSROOTS CONSERVATIVE TICKET
Proven Young Republican Leaders Organize to Win in 2017

LOUDOUN, VIRGINIA – Proven Young Republican leaders from across Virginia announced the formation of “Your YRFV” – the grassroots conservative ticket for the Young Republican Federation of Virginia executive board.

“Engaged young conservative from every corner of our state have signed on to expand the Young Republican presence in Virginia,” said Nicole Tardif, candidate for Chairman. “I am proud to lead the ticket of Young Republicans who have a proven track record of leadership in Republican politics. I am confident this team will help statewide and down ballot Republicans win this November.”

Members of “Your YRFV” ticket include:

Chairman – Nicole Tardif
Nicole has been involved in Virginia politics for many years. She is an active member of the Loudoun Young Republican club and serves as YR representative to the 10th Congressional District Republican Committee. She has worked on Republican political campaigns from Northern Virginia to southwest Virginia and currently works on Capitol Hill.

First Vice-Chairman – Dustin Curtis
Dustin is a fundraiser who has raised millions of dollars for Republican candidates and organizations over the years. The first campaign he volunteered for was in 2009, helping the winning Republican ticket of Bob McDonnell, Bill Bolling, and Ken Cuccinelli. He has been volunteering for Republican candidates ever since then.

Second Vice-Chair – Christian Heiens
Christian is the current Legislative Assistant for Delegate Nick Freitas (R-30) and has been active in the Republican Party since High School. A graduate of James Madison University with a Major in Political Science in 2015, Christian has campaign experience at the state and federal level helping various campaigns throughout the commonwealth.

State Central 1 – Willie Deutsch
Willie is on the Prince William County School Board and has spent over a decade volunteering on political campaigns across the Commonwealth and served in numerous positions in College Republicans, Young Republicans, and his local committee.

State Central 2 – Andrew Loposser
Andrew is a legislative director in the Virginia House of Delegates and Chairman of the Arlington/Falls Church Young Republicans. He worked for the Republican Party of Virginia during the 2016 cycle, where he oversaw field operations in Northern Virginia. He has also worked on several state and local campaigns throughout Virginia.

Secretary – Andrew Mullins
Andrew is a lifelong grassroots activist who currently serves as Secretary of the Loudoun County Republican Committee and Vice Chair of the Loudoun Young Republicans.

National Committeewoman – Mary Curtis
Mary has a long history advocating for liberty and grassroots candidates and is looking forward to utilizing that experience on the national level.

Fifth District Representative – Jesse Murch
Jesse is the current Young Republican representative to the Fifth Congressional District Republican Committee and is a member of the Lynchburg Area YRs. He lives in Appomattox.

Sixth District Representative – Josiah Tillet
Josiah is the current Young Republican representative to the Sixth Congressional District Republican Committee and is a member of the Lynchburg Area YRs. He is a grassroots activist and campaigner, currently working on a gubernatorial race.

Eighth District Representative – Matthew Hurtt
Matthew is a community organizer around free enterprise issues. When he’s not traveling the country and the Commonwealth, Hurtt is working to turn the liberal tide in Arlington by volunteering with local charities like the Arlington Food Assistance Center, by growing the ranks of Republicans, and by engaging his neighbors on the Left.

Tenth District Representative – Nikhil Verma
Nikhil has been an active member with the Fairfax Area Young Republicans for the last seven years and has volunteered for many campaigns in Northern Virginia. He served as VP of the College Republicans at the University of Maryland College Park , where he was the recipient of the Maryland GOP’s “Youth of the Year” award for his contributions to the state party.

All leadership positions will be decided at the Young Republican Biennial Convention on April 1st in Richmond. Delegates to the convention must be members of their local Young Republican club. For more information on how to file as a delegate please reach out to Nicole at youryrfv@gmail.com.

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Take Back Virginia

Have you had the chance to see Prince William County Board of Supervisors Chairman Corey Stewart’s first commercial for his campaign for governor? Video embedded below. The Stewart campaign is showing a lot muscle with this ad, both in messaging and in the fact that they are on TV this early.

And if you like it and you want it to stay on the air then consider making a donation through this link.

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Dunbar Endorses Stewart For Governor

Virginia’s National Committeewoman Cynthia Dunbar has endorsed Prince William County Board of Supervisors Chairman Corey Stewart for Governor.

Dunbar is a grassroots activist and constitutional scholar who ran for her current position with the goal of leading the RNC toward a more conservative message which greater adheres to the constitutional principles of limited government, states’ rights, and individual freedom. So from that perspective it is no surprise to us that Dunbar has chosen to support Stewart for Governor.

Below is the statement released yesterday by Stewart’s campaign, also linked here.

Conservative Leader Cynthia Dunbar Endorses Corey Stewart

Woodbridge, VA – Today, Corey Stewart announced the endorsement of Cynthia Dunbar, Virginia’s National Committeewoman to the Republican National Committee and conservative leader. She has led the charge successfully on life and education issues, among many other conservative causes.

A strong advocate for conservative principles and highly respected statewide grassroots leader, Mrs. Dunbar stated, “People are tired of politicians who are long on message and short on action. They want real leaders, leaders willing to confront the political elite, NOT join them. Corey has proven he isn’t afraid to speak out for what is right and to fight for what is in the best interest of the people. He is directed by an internal moral compass which is why he does not back down from a fight. There are many politicians driven by compromise to make their fellow elected officials happy, but there are very few leaders like Corey Stewart who are driven by conviction to make the people happy. That is why I am endorsing Corey Stewart for Governor of Virginia.”

In response, Corey Stewart said, “Cynthia is a key leader in Virginia who not only has been successful as a party official, but also has been successful as a leader of the people. A steadfast conservative dedicated to principle, never backing down from a fight even when it’s unpopular. I am honored to have her support and will not let her and others in the conservative movement down. I look forward to working with Cynthia to Take Back Virginia.”

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Virginia Senate Holds At 21-19

Two special elections today to fill open seats in the Virginia State Senate both went to the incumbent party. Republican Mark Peake won in the 22nd District and Democrat Jennifer McClellan won in the 9th.

No real surprise here. Democrats were hoping for a spoiler independent candidate in the 22nd who could take votes from the right, but he did terrible. There was an issue with ballots in Lynchburg, but everything seems ok. Peake was supposed to win, and he did. The 9th is so hopeless for Republicans that we didn’t run a Republican nominated candidate, so no surprise there either.

Tomorrow begins a new session in Richmond for the General Assembly. The scoreboard in the State Senate will remain as it did last year with a 21-19 majority for the Republicans.

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Vote For Peake In The 22nd

There is a special election Tuesday, January 10, to fill the open state senate seat in the 22nd District. There is only one Republican in the race, Mark Peake, and it’s important that he wins.

Hanging in the balance is majority control of the State Senate. With Peake holding the seat, Republicans maintain a one-seat majority. Without him, it would be all tied up with Democratic Lt. Governor ready to break ties for his party. So it is really Peake or bust.

There is talk of a spoiler in the race. Some guy is trying to run to the right of Peake. He did not help in the 2016 elections in his district and did not participate in the nomination process for this seat. Peake won the nomination and there is too much at stake to entertain feelings of what shade of Republican we have here. A vote for Peake is a vote for the Republican majority.

So if you like Senator Dick Black and think he can better serve our commonwealth in the majority then you need to reach out to the Peake campaign and help with their phone calls from home campaign. You can sign-up here to help out. It is not too late, the campaign will be making Get-Out-The-Vote calls on Tuesday until the polls close. This is an important election. Support Mark Peake for State Senate.

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But Democrats Don’t Like A Contest

Former one-term congressman Tom Pierrello plans to seek the Democratic nomination for governor this year against Lt. Governor Ralph Northam. Pierrello’s entry into the race is a surprise as the Democrats wanted a cleared field for their anointed ones. The Ds don’t like contests so this really throws a wrench in the works.

Pierrello is an odd shade of a Democrat. He is a close political ally to President Barack Obama, but has been endorsed in the past by the NRA. He is more attractive to the hard-partisan radical leftist sect of the Democratic Party than Northam is, and yet will have to reconcile not being with the Democratic Party’s dogma on gun control, which makes up a large part of one issue voters over on the left.

Whichever shade you color him, Pierrello is really just a one-hit wonder who in 2008 swept in on the populist whims of anti-George W. Bush attitudes. In office, Pierrello voted with Obama often enough that the president came out to Charlottesville in 2010 for Pierrello’s re-election. This was a mistake evident by Pierrello’s loss that November, but more to the point asking Obama to campaign with you in Virginia’s 5th Congressional District exposes the disconnect the radical left has with America. What poll in 2010 showed attaching yourself to Obama would be beneficial to a candidate in Virginia’s 5th? The left likes to tell voters what is best for them, not listen to and then represent their people’s interests. Pierrello’s one-term in office is a good example of how the principle of “We the people” is exercised in our republic.

This late addition to the race must be upsetting to the Democratic Party establishment, who has already gone to the trouble of selecting the nominees for their voters. Northam is supposed to be unopposed for the gubernatorial nomination, just like the races for Lt. Governor and Attorney General. The decision has been made. How can this happen?

Now Democratic primary voters will actually have to make a, oh no, choice. We certainly can understand how the party of hierarchy is upset with this disturbance in their prearranged completion of democracy.

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RPV Advance 2016

The Republican Party of Virginia’s annual Advance is this weekend, Dec. 9th- 10th, in Richmond. Special guests include Senators Tim Scott and Tom Cotton, Governor Chris Christie and former presidential candidate Carly Fiorina.

We will be there to live tweet the event. You can follow us on Twitter @RedNoVA8.

Tickets for the Advance are still available, linked here. We suggest you attend; it’s always a good time.

And without further delay, here is the most important news item of the event; the list of hospitality suites for Friday night…

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Bell Out Of 2017 AG Race

Delegate Rob Bell announced this afternoon that he will not seek the Republican nomination for Attorney General in 2017. This announcement comes as a big surprise for the 2017 election cycle as Bell has done a lot of work laying the ground floor for a run for AG. This could be a prelude to another unpredictable year in American politics.

Here is the statement Del. Bell emailed out today;

Now that the 2016 election is over, it is time for the 2017 Virginia statewide campaigns to begin in earnest. After careful consideration, I have decided that I will not seek the position of Attorney General.

I have spent the last year traveling the state and laying the groundwork for a campaign. However, as you may know, I have two young children, one of whom has special needs. This school year has brought significant new challenges that require my personal and immediate attention. Despite my best efforts, it has become clear to me that I can’t possibly fulfill my responsibilities as a father while making a statewide run.

I am therefore ending my Attorney General campaign. I am profoundly grateful to everyone who has offered support, time, or encouragement. Unless told otherwise, I will be returning the donations I have received. Though I won’t be a statewide candidate I do look forward to strongly supporting the Republican ticket, especially against Mark Herring.

For several years, I have had the honor of serving in the General Assembly seat once held by Thomas Jefferson. I look forward to continuing my work in the House of Delegates and spending Thanksgiving with my family.

Sincerely,
Delegate Rob Bell

We thank Del. Bell for his principled service in the House of Delegates and for his work defending Virginia’s Constitution while furthering the conservative cause. We would not be surprised if Rob Bell is our pick for Attorney General at a later date down the road. Until then, we will continue to support his work in the House and wish him the best in what should be a smooth run to re-election.

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