Governor Scott Walker Rallies Prince William County Republicans
GOP Presidential Candidate Becomes First To Visit Pivotal Bellwether County
WOODBRIDGE, VA – Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker today visited Prince William County to participate in a GOP cookout and rally organized by the Prince William Area Young Republican Club and Prince William County Republican Committee. Today’s event was part of a visit through Virginia that the Walker campaign is using to collect signatures to get on the ballot for Virginia’s Republican primary on March 1, 2016, also known as Super Tuesday.
The event included remarks from Prince William County Republican Committee Chairman Bill Card, Prince William Area Young Republican Club Chairman Terrence Boulden, Coles School Board candidate Willie Deustch, School Board Chairman candidate Tim Singstock, State Senate District 36 candidate and Dumfries Mayor Jerry Foreman, and Gainesville Supervisor Pete Candland. Walker was introduced by his Virginia campaign chairman and State Senator Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisburg).
“It was great to have Governor Scott Walker in Prince William County today as part of his campaign to meet voters and discuss solutions to the problems facing our nation,” said Bill Card. “His visit here shows that he recognizes the political importance of Prince William County as not only a bellwether County for Virginia but also for the race for the White House.”
“Republicans have a great group of candidates to choose from in this Presidential election and Governor Scott Walker has a strong conservative record of leadership in Wisconsin to run on,” said Terrence Boulden. “His bold message of reform, economic growth, and strong foreign policy is one that resonates with Prince William County Republicans and with young people all across America.”
Prince William County is the second largest County in Virginia with a population of about 430,000 residents. The County has regularly been listed as one of the top ten to twenty counties in the nation considered a must-win for any presidential candidate. For example, in April 2012, Campaigns & Elections Journal listed the County at #8 among its top ten counties Mitt Romney needed to win the 2012 election. And Fox News Channel’s Special Report with Bret Baier chose the County in its special series, Road to the White House “Counties That Count” broadcast on July 9, 2012.
No President or Virginia Governor or Senator has won their election without winning Prince William County since 2002. And no President or Virginia Governor or Senator has won their election without winning Prince William County since 1997, with the exception of the 2001 (Mark Warner).
The Virginia State Board of Election requirement to get on the Presidential Primary ballot is 5,000 valid signatures, with at least 200 in each of the state’s 11 congressional districts, and the signatures must be filed with the State Board of Elections by 5:00pm on Thursday, December 10, 2015.
For more information about the Committee, go to www.pwcgop.org