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VIRGINIA SENATE REPUBLICAN CAUCUS
March 6, 2009
RPV State Central Committee
c/o The Honorable Michael E. Thomas
901 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219
We write on behalf of the Virginia Senate Republican Caucus to express our support for the recent actions taken by members of the State Central Committee in relation to Chairman Jeff Frederick. An overwhelming majority of our Caucus has expressed grave concern over the state of affairs at the Republican Party of Virginia (RPV) in recent months and has lost confidence in Delegate Frederick’s leadership.
While we recognize the recently circulated petition is a State Central Committee matter, we stand in full support of your effort. Our Caucus has engaged in conversations with other elected Republican leaders in recent months as it became clear that Delegate Frederick’s lack of judgment was hurting our Party. Each time, we have decided that it is not our role as elected officials to pick the Chairman of RPV. We are gratified to see this movement initiating from the “grassroots.”
Our members recognize the importance of this year’s elections – both statewide and local. As a slim minority party in the Senate, it is critical to our Caucus that we retain the Lieutenant Governor’s office, retain control of the House of Delegates, and regain the Governor’s mansion. We are confident in the ability of our ticket this year to succeed, but their job would be made easier with a functional state party behind them. Heading into such an important year, it is critical that our state party have the full confidence of our candidates, our elected officials, and our grassroots. Like you, we are convinced that the only way to ensure this is a change in leadership at RPV.
Accordingly, we support and appreciate your efforts in this regard and stand ready to assist as needed.
Mark D. Obenshain, Senate Republican Whip
Stephen D. Newman, Senate Republican Caucus Chairman
Frank Wagner, Senate Republican Whip
Walter A. Stosch, Senate Republican Leader Emeritus
Thomas K. Norment, Sr., Senate Republican Leader
Kenneth W. Stolle, Senate Republican Leader Tempore
P.O. Box 1697 ♦ Williamsburg VA 23187 ♦ (757) 259-7810
Paid for and authorized by the Virginia Senate Republican Caucus
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
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