Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Update on the 10th and 11th Congressional

Even with much speculation , I had never heard a solid name of someone who would challenge Becky Stoeckel for the 11th District GOP Chairman. The deadline has now passed. She will be the 11th District Chair again. My favorite Virginia Congressman, Tom Davis-has gotten his choice without a fight. Word also comes to my ear from various sources about a letter that is being circulated by the RPV. They asked all of the district chairman to sign it. There is three elements to it: 1)The solution to transportation problem is more federal money, so we should call on our congressmen to bring more pork home for our highways 2)No Raising of Taxes 3)not sure This is interesting that RPV would take on rolls usually given to organizations like the Prince William Tax Payers Alliance and force people to sign anti-tax pledges. I do not believe this is the roll of RPV, and this letter seems like a trap for specific leaders of our party. If anyone wants to send me a copy of the letter, I will post it and promise not to use your name.


At 2/01/2006 08:42:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is so devisive

At 2/01/2006 09:35:00 PM, Anonymous kateneeds2resign said...


At 2/01/2006 10:58:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If true, this is totally wrong of RPV. Shame on them. KOG needs to go now.

At 2/01/2006 11:08:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting note on the 10th and 11st CDs:
As most know, the Republicans in the US House of Representatives will elect a new majority leader tomorrow at 1:00 PM. According to tallies of public endorsements compiled by the Hotline, here's what VA Republicans have said so far:
Endorsed Rep. Roy Blunt (R-MO):
Rep. Jo Ann Davis (R-VA-1)
Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA-6)
Rep. Tom Davis (R-VA-11)

Endorsed Rep. John Shadegg (R-AZ):
Rep. Frank Wolk (R-VA-10)

No public endorsements from Reps. Thelma Drake (2nd), Randy Forbes (4th), Virgil Goode (5th), or Eric Cantor (7th), although it's fairly safe to assume that Cantor will be voting for Blunt for obvious reasons. However, does anyone out there know who Drake, Forbes, or Goode are supporting?
Also, I found the Wolf/Tom Davis split interesting. Of course, both T. Davis and Goodlatte are Committee Chairs in the House, and both are backing Blunt.

At 2/02/2006 12:10:00 AM, Blogger criticallythinking said...

I urged my congressman (Davis) to back Shadegg since he's the cleanest of the bunch, but Tom's a loyalty and seniority guy.

While many of you seem upset with the "no new taxes", I'm upset with the "the solution is to get other states to pay for our roads", worded of course more nobly as "get the feds to pay for it", as if the federal government is our rich uncle.

Our transportation problem is complicated, and the solution won't be simple. If I gave you 20 billion dollars, you couldn't put 2 more lanes into DC on 66, or build the outer beltway, or lots of other things we probably look like we need, because of many different opposing forces.

We need to lessen the NEED for transportation, we need to wed employers to areas where employees live, we need to find innovative ways to spread out the commuters both in time and space. We need to educate people to use transportation less often, and more wisely. We need mass transit that makes sense and therefore pays for itself. We need some more roads, some better roads, some smarter roads.

We need to fix the feeder routes, we need to encourage smart development (partly by disabusing people of the notion that if they buy million-dollar houses in an overcrowded area, they can count on us spending another 4 billion over the next four years fixing it so they can still get where they want to go).

We need to....

Oh, sorry. I forgot where I was for a second. We discuss issues over at that other blog.

The RPV is evil, run by those far far right B-types (not that B stands for far far right, it's just coincidence), and we have to replace the chairperson of every place where the chairperson isn't a close personal friend of ours as noted by the big "A" we have placed on their foreheads. :->

Actually, thank you Riley for sparking this discussion.

At 2/02/2006 10:42:00 AM, Blogger James Young said...

So much for that "far-far-Right," "group B" conspiracy against Tom.


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