In the wake of the convention nomination of Bishop E.W. Jackson as our candidate for Lieutenant Governor, some Virginia Republicans are trying to distance themselves from the number two on our ticket.
For years, Conservatives have been chastised to “get behind the ticket” even though the candidates often did not share our values, and for years we have dutifully supported those who were chosen by our party, no matter if in convention or by primary.
Now that we have a conservative ticket chosen in convention, the party establishment wants nothing to do with one of our candidates, and in typical Republican fashion we are eating our own in public.
Congressman Scott Rigell from 2nd District has come out publicly endorsing Ken Cuccinelli and Mark Obenshain, but refuses to embrace the entire ticket, even though he and E.W. Jackson are on the same side of most issues.
He has stated he will vote for Jackson, but that is of little value if his public actions demonstrate he does not support him. If Rigell and others are allowed to publicly snub Jackson, this will ultimately be used by Democrats as a sign that the party as a whole does not support his candidacy or conservatives in general.
Jackson carried every ballot at the convention, and the idea that he was not the choice of the party is not supported by the facts. He won fair and square, and the old guard of the RPV cannot be allowed to attempt a rout of conservatives by insuring our candidate loses the general election.
Below is the letter that is going out to Republican voters across the 2nd District:
Are you tired of establishment Republicans walking away from true conservative candidates who the people chose as their candidate?
Do you want to send a signal that we will not sit by idly while these same Republicans ruin the chances of our chosen candidate to win his election?
Congressman Scott Rigell has chosen to endorse Ken Cuccinelli and Mark Obenshain while not endorsing Bishop E W Jackson. Why? Because he stands for the same thing that Scott says he does, the Defense of Marriage Act. Congressman Rigell, unlike Bishop Jackson, is more afraid of the mainstream media than he is of his own constituents.
Help the Hampton Roads Tea Party and the 912 1st Landing Patriots change that!
Next week, with your help, we will be making robo calls to everyone in the 2nd District to tell Congressman Riggell to rethink his position and stand behind the ENTIRE Republican ticket.
For every $30.00 you contribute, we can make 1,000 calls. Think of that! For only $30.00, you can let 1,000 Second District Republican voters know you stand for the entire Republican ticket while their Congressman does not!
Help us today by visiting the Virginia Tea Party Alliance website http://teapartypac.nationbuilder.com/donate and show the Establishment across the state we are not going to take their business as usual anymore!!!