Diary

The Frederick Plot Thickens Yet Again

Now Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob McDonnell is calling for RPV chairman Jeff Frederick’s head:

“It is clear to me, after hearing from Republican leaders across the state, that as we move forward with our campaign, as well as the other statewide and House of Delegates races, it would be helpful for the Republican Party of Virginia to have more effective leadership in this pivotal year,” McDonnell said in an e-mail.

One would think that statement puts a coda on Frederick’s brief party chairmanship. Assuming, of course, that Bob McDonnell swings that kind of lumber. And perhaps he does.

In other news, Dave Rensin has been named the RPV’s finance chairman, according to a press release from the RPV this afternoon. Interesting timing. But whether it makes a difference for Frederick remains to be seen. Either way, it is a positive move for the RPV — and they’ve really been needing one of late.