Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Congressman Wittman endorses Spotsylvania Republican Slate

King, Heidig, Logan, McLaughlin, and Trampe endorsed by 1st District Congressman

9/28/11

Spotsylvania, VA. The Spotsylvania County Republican Committee today announced that Rob Wittman, Congressman for Virginia’s 1st Congressional District, has endorsed Al King, Republican nominee for Commissioner of Revenue; Ann Heidig, Republican nominee for Livingston supervisor; Jerry Logan, Republican nominee for Courtland supervisor; Tim McLaughlin, Republican endorsee for Chancellor supervisor; and Paul Trampe, Republican endorsee for Salem supervisor.

"I am pleased to endorse the entire slate of Spotsylvania Republican candidates for the Board of Supervisors”, Wittman said. “Ann Heidig, Tim McLaughlin, Paul Trampe, and Jerry Logan all understand what it takes to create an environment where job growth can happen. Now more than ever, Spotsylvania County needs leaders who understand this.”

Wittman also endorsed Dawn Shelley, candidate for School Board in Chancellor, and Kirk Twigg, candidate for School Board in Livingston.

"I am also glad to endorse Kirk Twigg and Dawn Shelley for School Board, and Al King for Commissioner of Revenue. I appreciate their willingness to get involved and serve our community so that Spotsylvania County continues to become a better place for our families to live."

Wittman carried every precinct in the 1st District within Spotsylvania in 2010, securing the votes of more than 65% of the county’s voters.

“Rob Wittman is beloved by those he serves, especially in Spotsylvania”, said Spotsylvania GOP Chairman Steve Thomas. “If ever there was a common sense conservative, he is one. We are excited he has made common cause with the common sense Conservative candidates here in Spotsylvania”.

Thomas concluded, “Congressman Wittman has done a great job fighting for lower taxes, less regulation, more jobs and less spending in Washington. Our candidates will fight for those very same things here in Spotsy.”

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Monday, September 26, 2011

Susan Allen coming to Lake Anna for Ann Heidig!

You are cordially invited to a reception with special guest

Susan Allen

To honor
Ann Heidig
Candidate, Livingston District Supervisor


Lake Anna Winery
5621 Courthouse Road
Spotsylvania, VA 22551

Monday, October 3, 2011
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

RSVP Michelle Fatta
Business Attire
540-621-9587 or mifatta1@juno.com


Yes, I will join Susan Allen in supporting Ann Heidig and her campaign!
I will attend the event at the following level:

____ $500 Host

____ $ 125 Friend

____ $ Individual

____ $250 Sponsor

____ $ 75 Couple

____ $ Other



Please make checks payable to Heidig Campaign
P.O. Box 535
Spotsylvania, VA 22553

Name (s):______________________________________________________________

_______________________­­­_______________________________________________

Address: ______________________________________________________________

Phone: ___­­­­­­­__________________________ Email: ___________________________


Paid for and authorized by Heidig Campaign

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Friday, September 23, 2011

F'berg Area Young Republicans events coming up!

Fellow Young Republicans (YRs),


Six days from now will be the Fredericksburg Area YR monthly meeting for September. As everyone knows, Kristin Forrester will be one of the guest speakers at the meeting. Now it has been confirmed that Art Jackson who ran Ronald Reagan's campaign for President in North Carolina as well as being a big part of Ronald Reagan's inauguration, will be coming to speak to the club. Two great speakers = priceless. Not to mention, Gloria Chittum will be coming to. Gloria will briefly be talking about poll watching. Those are the updates for the September 25th meeting.


There will be another monthly meeting on Sunday, October 9th at 3pm. Same location, which will be 150 Riverside Parkway in Suite #201. Speaker Bill Howell is going to be the guest speaker on that day, so please come on out. There will be free food and raffle drawings for both events. It does not get any bigger than this, especially with the elections upon us.


Young Republican Bob Thomas as everyone knows is running for Supervisor for the George Washington district in Stafford County. Well, Rob Wittman is going to show up at Bob Thomas' residence to door knock on Saturday, October 8th, so if anyone is looking for someone to door knock for, even if it is just for one hour on October 8th, everyone is encouraged to show up at Bob's house.


Thursday, September 22nd, there will be a Spotsylvania GOP meeting at 730pm. The location will be at Bryce Reeves Headquarters (Southpointe). If anyone has a chance, please feel free to come out. Spotsylvania has many elections facing them as well. Tim McLaughlin is running a hard, but great race against Hap Connors for Supervisor in the Chancellor district.


On a side note and this is real important to share. A real big thanks goes out to the Social Chair Regina Willcox for her hard work at the Annual BBQ this past Sunday. A big thanks also goes out to Phil Chichester for the setting up for the Annual BBQ.


Here is information about the 28th Annual Donald W. Huffman RPV Advance for those who would be interested in attending.
https://rpva.net/civicrm/event/register?reset=1&id=3


There will be upcoming e-mails to about the next presidential primary debate watching party as well as a few socials coming up, so there will be many opportunities to get involved. Not to mention, most of all go door to door for our awesome candidates. If anyone has any other questions, concerns, or comments, please do not hesitate to ask. Thank you.


Best Regards,


Adam Washington (Fredericksburg Area Young Republicans Club Chairman)
Fredericksburgyrs@gmail.com
AdamWashingtonGOP@gmail.com
(703)870-8890


Therese Vogel (Fredericksburg Area Young Republicans Club Vice-Chairman)
sehrwunderbar@gmail.com

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Big Weekend Ahead!

OK, here's the rundown:

1. Saturday walkin'

Paul Trampe for Salem Supervisor: meeting at Battlefield Elementary, 11108 Levells road at 9:30 on Saturday morning. Let's bring it home for Paul!

Tim McLaughlin for Chancellor Supervisor: meeting at Starbucks on Rt. 3, Harrison Road Crossing Center, at 9:30 on Saturday morning. Knowing that Hap may try to steal the votes, take them to his backyard and burn them, let's help push Tim-an honorable retired Marine- over the top!

2. Fun events

Meet and Greet for Tim McLaughlin: 6:30 Saturday evening, at. the home of Gregg and Laurie Newhouse. RSVP to tim@tim4spotsy.com for the address. Individuals $50, couples $90 (the cost of one burnt 4x8 sign!).

Reception for Ann Heidig: 3:00 pm Sunday evening, at the home of Robert and Karen Stuber. Special guest Del. Bobby Orrock! RSVP to KarenStuber@aol.com for the address. Free event.

3. Absentee and Early voting going on now!

Make sure to visit www.GOPabsentee.com to request an absentee ballot for anyone who commutes or is in the military.

This online tool can be used by anyone who is a registered voter in Virginia to request that an Absentee Ballot be mailed to them. Folks simply need to fill out the online form and then check their e-mail inbox. Their completed Absentee Ballot Application will be emailed to them and all they will need to do is print it, sign it, date it, and mail it to the address included in the email. Please encourage your Committee members and fellow Republicans to share this online tool with anyone who they feel might not be able to make it to the polls in this fall's crucial elections.

If you wish to vote early, you may stop by the Registrar's Office in the double-wide trailer behind the Holbert Building (no joke) to cast an early vote. I was actually there right after the first two votes were cast today (from the Livingston District).

Let's walk to victory!!!

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Majority Leader Cantor endorses Spotsylvania Republican Slate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Steven Thomas, 703-819-0127
King, Heidig, Logan, McLaughlin, and Trampe endorsed by House Majority Leader
9/20/11

Spotsylvania, VA. The Spotsylvania County Republican Committee today announced that Eric Cantor, Congressman for Virginia’s 7th Congressional District, has endorsed Al King, Republican nominee for Commissioner of Revenue; Ann Heidig, Republican nominee for Livingston supervisor; Jerry Logan, Republican nominee for Courtland supervisor; Tim McLaughlin, Republican endorsee for Chancellor supervisor; and Paul Trampe, Republican endorsee for Salem supervisor.

"Many of the decisions our local leaders make are extremely important to our communities. The Republican slate of candidates- Jerry Logan, Ann Heidig, Tim McLaughlin, Paul Trampe, and Al King- have valuable private sector experience that will provide a refreshing perspective on government. They know how to create jobs and how to balance a budget. They also know the importance of not raising taxes during a recession. For this reason I endorse them in their respective races for Board of Supervisors in Spotsylvania."

Cantor also endorsed Dawn Shelley, candidate for School Board in Chancellor, and Kirk Twigg, candidate for School Board in Livingston.

"Providing a quality education is critical to the future of our nation. We must have strong leaders at the local level who understand we must empower our teachers and get bureaucrats out of the way. Dawn Shelley and Kirk Twigg understand this, and I endorse them for Spotsylvania School Board".

Cantor carried every precinct in the 7th District within Spotsylvania in 2010, securing the votes of more than 70% of the county’s voters.

“Eric Cantor fights for us every day amidst the craziness of DC”, said Spotsylvania GOP Chairman Steve Thomas. “He fights for jobs. He fights for low taxes. He fights needless regulation and bureaucracy. He gets it. And the slate of candidates he endorsed will fight for those things every single day. ”.

Thomas concluded, “There are a lot of candidates falsely claiming to be conservatives in this election. Don’t be fooled. We need to elect a slate of conservatives- and this is it.”

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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Lt. Gov. Bolling endorses Spotsylvania Republican Slate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Steven Thomas, 703-819-0127

Lt. Gov. Bolling endorses Spotsylvania Republican Slate

King, Heidig, Logan, McLaughlin, and Trampe endorsed by Virginia’s chief Jobs Creation Officer

9/14/11

Spotsylvania, VA. The Spotsylvania County Republican Committee today announced that Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling, Chief Jobs Creation officer for Virginia, has endorsed Al King, Republican nominee for Commissioner of Revenue; Ann Heidig, Republican nominee for Livingston supervisor; Jerry Logan, Republican nominee for Courtland supervisor; Tim McLaughlin, Republican endorsee for Chancellor supervisor; and Paul Trampe, Republican endorsee for Salem supervisor.

"As Chief Jobs Creation Officer for Virginia, I focused on creating an environment in Virginia that will provide more jobs and economic opportunity for our businesses and families,” said Lt. Gov. Bolling. “As someone who comes from the private sector and who was once a county Supervisor, I know how important that experience is to creating jobs. The slate of candidates in Spotsylvania- Jerry Logan, Tim McLaughlin, Ann Heidig, Paul Trampe, and Al King- have that critical private sector experience needed to balance budgets and create jobs. They will do an outstanding job in those tough roles and I endorse them for office in Spotsylvania."

Bolling carried every precinct in Spotsylvania in 2009, securing the votes of more than 2/3 of the county’s voters.

“To carry the support of the Commonwealth’s Chief Jobs Creation Officer is special for our candidates”, said Spotsylvania GOP Chairman Steve Thomas. “Right now, economic development is the name of the game. Mr. Bolling is leading the charge for our Commonwealth on that front, and knows good job creators when he sees them. That he endorsed four small businesspeople and a Ph.D. economist is no accident- these people know how to get our local economy moving again”.

Thomas concluded, “We have heard a lot of unsubstantiated claims of job creation by other candidates this cycle, particularly by Hap Connors in Chancellor. He cannot prove those claims. But when the Chief Jobs Creation Officer of the state weighs in on behalf of these five terrific individuals, you can be sure they will guide our county forward with wisdom, energy and focus.”

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Friday, September 9, 2011

Spotsy GOP statement on irregularities in Chancellor Supervisor race

This week, two happenings in the Chancellor Supervisor race caused us great concern in that race.

The first is that it appears someone in Democrat Hap Connors' campaign has stolen the signage of Independent candidate Tim McLaughlin. $120 of signs on private property were literally ripped from their moorings during early Tuesday morning of this week. The suspect- caught on security camera- was driving a black pickup truck with silver utility boxes and the incident has been reported to the sheriff.

The second is someone from Hap Connors' campaign telling people at their doors that McLaughlin, a retired Lt. Col. in the Marines, is only running for the seat for the money and that he intends to raise taxes, despite numerous mentions to cut taxes in every piece of literature his campaign has produced. This claim by Connors' campaign is flat out untrue, immediately disprovable and reflects directly on the candidate himself.

These Alinskyite tactics cannot continue. This is the kind of stuff that turns people off to politics, and shame on career politician Hap Connors for allowing his campaign to participate in them.

For Connors- who has never served his country in the military and who raised taxes himself seven times since he took office- to allow these activities in his name is unacceptable. We call on Hap Connors to correct the actions of his surrogates and renounce these activities immediately, and to issue a public apology to McLaughlin. If he does not, we will know that his campaign finds it acceptable to participate in larceny and slander.

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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Spotsy GOP statement on "Committee of 500" endorsements

"The past four years of President Obama have taught us one thing: Elections have consequences. The policies enacted by supervisors today directly impact jobs, taxes, property rights and a host of other issues so important to all of us in our daily lives. We are dismayed at the misguided priorities of the C-5s in their endorsements. Aside from their customary token Republican, their slate has not created one net new job in the county; not stood up for private property rights; and collectively raised taxes five times in the last four years. Their slate shows an ideological emphasis on bigger government and higher taxes, which President Obama has shown to be ineffective at best during these times.

Consider the plight of Chancellor district voters who have had to suffer four years of voter's regret. Would they have reelected Hap Connors if they knew his record would include:
--three tax hikes and the creation of a whole new gas tax (Board of Supervisors minutes)
--endorsing and helping elect Barack Obama (FLS)
--a net loss of more than 300 jobs in the county (VEDP)
--more home foreclosures per capita than any other locality in Virginia during the Great Recession (FLS, www.housinganalyst.net)
--the highest commercial vacancy rate in the entire Rappahannock region (FLS, http://blogs.fredericksburg.com/businessbrowser/); and the lowest wages in the region (FLS, http://blogs.fredericksburg.com/businessbrowser/)

Had they known then what we all know now, they would almost certainly have selected someone with the private sector experience necessary to lower taxes and regulations and create jobs.

The fact that the C-5s ignored candidates with private sector experience in favor of career politicians like Connors shows why most candidates declined their forum, forcing its cancellation. They who emphasize high taxes and few jobs in this environment are consigned to irrelevance, which is what has become of this once proud group."

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