Tomorrow, Virginia Republicans have a chance to pick up the State Senate, to add to a Republican Governor and House of Delegates. Virginia’s Senate has 40 state Senator Seats. All 40 Senators are up for re-election this year. Almost 9 seats are in play.
Republicans are still a favorite to pick up the five seats necessary to take the Senate and in turn, the entire state government. Currently, there are 18 republicans in the Senate and 22 democrats in the Senate. But we have been gerrymandered out of two seats. We are hoping and expecting to pick up AT LEAST 5 seats, which will be difficult as polls show us only picking up 2-3. But it can be done.
In Virginia, we have had a problem with “conservative” republicans locking up key legislation in committee, because they don’t want to have to vote for it on the floor. Thus, we have a two-pronged goal this election cycle. (1) Choose the right republican candidates that are true believers and (2) elect those republicans.
Here are our guys that need to win in order for us to take back the Senate. At this point, most of the campaigning is almost done. But tell your friends and neighbors to vote for our guys. These are true redstate.com conservatives.
1.) Tom Garrett. Tom Garrett is one of us. Lynchburg’s local tea party endorsed him in a five-way republican primary where every candidate was pretty conservative. But he came out as the most conservative. He was endorsed by our Attorney General, Ken Cuccinelli, who is the gold-standard of conservatism here in Virginia. Kuccinelli is the guy who in two years time, has challenged global warming funding at UVA, sued the federal government over Obamacare in federal court and cracked down on abortion clinics that were performing surgeries under the same guidelines as a check-up clinic rather than a facility performing surgeries. The Cuccinelli endorsement is a big deal.
Garrett is an elected Commonwealth’s Attorney (prosecutor), a Christian and a U.S. veteran. He is 100% pro-life, meaning he believes in protecting human life even if that baby’s conception was a result of rape or incest. He is NRA endorsed, and will be someone who stands for limited government and will refuse to pigeonhole conservative legislation in committee. He is running in VA-22. He is in a republican district, but he is going up against a democrat that has been here a long time and has a lot of money.
You can check him out and donate here: http://votetom.net/
2.) Ben Loyola. Ben Loyala is running for Virginia state Senate. He is a strong pro-life candidate. He is strong on the Second Amendment, family values and his opposition to Obamacare. Ben Loyola was endorsed by the Hampton Roads Tea Party Alliance and won in a contested primary.
Interestingly, Loyola’s parents escaped from communist Cuba with him while he was two years old. He is someone that will truly appreciate and protect America’s freedoms.
You can check him out and donate here: http://www.benloyola.com/
3.) Dick Black. Dick Black has been endorsed by true conservative believers, Virginia Attorney General, Ken Cuccinelli and State Senator Bob Marshall. This guy sponsored the parental notification abortion law that we now have in Virginia. He is a fiscal conservative and one of us.
Check him out and donate here: http://www.dickblack4senate.com/
4.) Adam Light. Adam Light is running for Senate in 38th district in Southwest Virginia. He is active in his local tea party, 100% pro-life, pro-gun, pro-job creation and anti-tax. Light is NRA endorsed. He understands how badly southwest Virginia needs jobs and I believe he will work to bring jobs out there.
Check him out here: http://www.lightforsenate.com/index.php
Election November 8th.
If we will at least elect the conservative candidates to the Senate this year, we will be in pretty good shape for the next two years and should be able to pass some conservative legislation. Please support Virginia conservatives through donations, phone banking and especially prayer tomorrow as we attempt to take back the Senate!