The race is TIED!

A new poll came out yesterday showing Republican Ed Gillespie TIED with Democrat Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam in the race for governor, 44%-44%.

This comes after the first debate between the two on Saturday, where despite biased and at times bizarre questions from the moderator, Ed Gillespie articulated a clear vision for Virginia, while Ralph Northam could muster little more than attacks on Ed and “resist Trump” talking points. (You can watch the debate here.)

Today, NBC News is out with a story saying the national Democrat Party is going “all in” on Virginia – the DNC is sending $1.5 million and multiple full-time staffers to Virginia to defeat Ed Gillespie and elect Ralph Northam for four more years of stagnation and chaos in Virginia.

If the Democrats are going all-in, so should we. Please get involved in this campaign: make a donation & go out door knocking or make phone calls! We will post opportunities to get involved on our Upcoming Events page. For now, please sign up with – and/or donate to – your local Republican committee or Gillespie’s campaign.

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Absentee voting is now open for the Fairfax County School Board special election!

Attention Fairfax County residents: In case you haven’t heard, there is a special election for Fairfax County School Board At-Large on August 29th, and absentee voting is now open!

ALL Fairfax County residents are eligible to vote in this election.

If you qualify to vote absentee, you can 1) vote in person or 2) apply for a mailed absentee ballot.

You can vote in person now at the Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax (map) on weekdays between 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

You can also apply for a mailed absentee ballot online here, or download the application and mail it to the address listed on the second page of the application.

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From the Chairman: 125 Days

I trust you enjoyed our nation’s annual celebration of the signing of the Declaration of Independence where our Founding Fathers pledged their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor to bring forth a new nation.

The general election is just 125 days away, and our Republican ticket is set. While you may have voted for someone else in the primary, Ed Gillespie, Jill Vogel, and John Adams need your help now.

The Republican Party of Virginia is working closely with the RNC and our statewide candidates to build a winning ground game to turn out voters this fall. While there will be paid staff members all across Virginia, the effort will not be successful unless volunteers like you get out there and help.

You can sign up to help us win here: www.virginia.gop/teamvirginia

Mark Kelly
Chairman

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Special Election for Fairfax County School Board

Jeanette Hough, one of our 3 Republican-endorsed members of the Fairfax County School Board, has resigned her At-Large seat because her husband has been assigned to a job overseas.

There will be a special election to fill her seat on Tuesday, August 29th.

School Board Member Elizabeth Schultz has called this our “Scalia seat”. The FCSB has a 9-3 Democrat majority. From bloated budgets to raising their own pay to imposing transgender ideology on Fairfax County schoolchildren, they have acted recklessly. We took 2 seats in the 2015 elections, changing the dynamics on the school board. If we lose this special election, we will lose much of the ground we gained in the last 18 months. If we win, we will have a third responsible voice on the board and strengthen our chances of taking more seats in the 2019 regular elections.

The Fairfax County Republican Committee has endorsed Chris Grisafe, a Coast Guard veteran who will be a champion for our students.

(The School Board is a non-partisan office, so all candidates are independent, but the parties choose candidates to endorse.)

Turnout will be extremely low – possibly as low as the single digits. It’s critical that we get out the vote on August 29th!

You’ll be hearing more about this election – for now, check out Chris’s website and look for ways to get involved!

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First Attorney General debate

Republican John Adams and Democrat Mark Herring had their first debate for this year’s Attorney General election.

You can watch the video below, but here’s the summary: Only one candidate will actually do the job of AG and uphold the rule of law, and his name is John Adams.

Mark Herring is an activist ideologue who abuses his office to advance a political agenda. John Adams respects Virginia law and will treat the office with dignity.

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