Mike Farris, Chancellor of Patrick Henry college, has remained neutral in the primary race for delegate in Virginia’s 33rd district because of his long time friendship with Joe May and with Dave LaRock. As May’s misleading attacks on Dave LaRock continued to build, Mike Farris decided that he could no longer remain silent and said the following in a letter to the LaRock campaign:
“…I have been troubled by some aspects of Joe May’s voting record. He is not a consistent pro-life vote. He has voted for many tax increases. He votes more appropriately on other issues like parental rights.
But I cannot stand by in indecision any longer.
There is a lack of integrity in this attack ad that is so fundamental, that I respectfully suggest that it is time for Joe May to retire.
Anyone who is so desperate to remain in office that they will stoop to these kinds of tactics, well… in my view, it is time for them to leave.
There is only one way to stop dishonesty in campaigns. Those who practice it need to lose our votes.
On June 11, please join me in voting for David LaRock.”
You may read the entire letter and endorsement here
. It’s worth a read. Mr. Farris voices many of the concerns of voters in the 33rd district when we receive in the mail Joe May’s daily hit pieces. They are negative, deceptive, and nasty. Mr. Farris calls these mailers one of the worst that he has seen in 25 years in Virginia politics. If you live in the 33rd district chances are that you have seen these nasty mailers.
Last night at the Loudoun County Republican Committee meeting Joe May’s campaign manager Jon Conradi spoke about Joe May, followed by LaRock’s campaign manager Daniel Davies speaking on LaRock’s behalf. Daniel said Joe May had a 75% approval rating from National Abortion Rights Action League last year. He also pointed out that Joe May has voted for the two largest tax increases in Virginia’s history and May’s votes against 2nd Amendment issues. For some bizarre reason, Jon Conradi was allowed a rebuttal. I have never seen this happen at an LCRC meeting and I have no idea why it was permitted in last night. Conradi stated that everything Daniel Davies had said was lie or mistruth. There was NOTHING that Daniel said that was not true. Not. One. Thing. How typical of Joe May’s campaign, call your opponent a liar when he is not. Then accuse him of running a negative campaign because he’s telling the voters about your record as a legislator!
Joe May’s campaign has been such a disappointment to so many. That’s what happens to campaigns when they hire Corry Bliss as a consultant. Things get very negative, very quickly. I vividly recall that happening when John Stirrup hired Bliss in his primary against Dick Black. It was the beginning of the end for John Stirrup’s campaign. The nasty flyers against Dick Black turned voters off to John Stirrup. Now the same thing is happening to Joe May. What a shame for Joe May. He’s quickly losing his reputation as a fair fighter and a class act. More on details on negative Corry Bliss in another post.
has also covered the Farris endorsement. Dave LaRock’s very impressive endorsement list can be found here.
Mark your calendars now to vote on June 11th for Dave LaRock.
UPDATE: Corry Bliss strikes again! Another day and another nasty, negative, deceptive, dark and sinister mailer from Joe May about Dave LaRock. Why is Joe May letting Corry Bliss run his campaign?! It’s terrible for Joe May! Just ask John Stirrup! Sad that May is letting this happen to him. Not only will he lose the election like Stirrup did, he’ll lose his reputation too. That’s just sad. It’s not worth it. Is it?