“Neither let us be slandered from our duty by false accusations against us, nor frightened from it by menaces of destruction to the Government nor of dungeons to ourselves. LET US HAVE FAITH THAT RIGHT MAKES MIGHT, AND IN THAT FAITH, LET US, TO THE END, DARE TO DO OUR DUTY AS WE UNDERSTAND IT.”–Abraham Lincoln, February 27, 1860 Cooper Union Address
2nd HOUSE OF DELEGATES DISTRICT – SPECIAL ELECTION
Delegate Jennifer Carroll Foy resigned so she can focus on trying to move into a bigger house – the Governor’s mansion. We had an almost immediate turnaround on selecting a nominee for the 2nd Delegate District because the filing deadline to get on the ballot is Monday at 5pm. The district includes parts of Stafford and Prince William counties. The Special Election will be on January 5, 2021 so the new Delegate can participate in the legislative session in Richmond.
One candidate filed for the Republican nomination – Stafford’s Heather Mitchell. I can’t think of anyone who would better serve the 2nd District.
Now we need everyone’s help to win this seat back. Republicans have won the seat before and, with our help, we can secure a victory in the Special Election. I am asking each of you – even those who don’t live in the 2nd – to help contribute time and effort so we do everything we can to win back this seat.
We will hold an unofficial meeting on zoom this coming Monday, December 14, 2020. The meeting will start at 7:00 PM. We will hear from candidates for upcoming elections, including the statewide races in 2021. Details and the login information is below.
2020 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION
President Trump continues his effort to ensure that all valid votes are counted and that invalid votes are thrown out. This work has yielded an incredible backlash among the media, who have proven themselves to be no more than a PR wing for the Democrats. It is also clear that some of the lawyers and witnesses who made the largest claims of fraud weren’t able to provide enough evidence to convince state courts to take the measures that would be required. We’ll see how the Supreme Court handles the cases that have been appealed or filed there.
We worked hard. We fought together. And the ground shifted out from under our feet. They changed the rules – no photo ID needed to vote, extending Election Day for seven weeks, and they wanted to count ballots that were mailed AFTER Election Day.
We re-elected Rob Wittman, but Daniel Gade and President Trump both lost Stafford County.
But we have been given another chance – the 2nd Delegate District. Half of this district is in Prince William, but if we can get Stafford Republicans to vote in the January 5 Special Election, we can send Heather Mitchell to Richmond. I know that we all have a lot on our plate with Christmas and New Year and everything else. But this is our chance to say that Stafford County is not turning BLUE, we are staying RED. This is our chance to say that we believe in God and America and support our troops. This is our chance to say that choices matter, and our choice is freedom, justice, and family.