I wanted to share a few thoughts with my supporters and friends as we ready our party to take on Mark Warner this fall.
First of all, I want to thank all of the delegates that journeyed to Roanoke to participate in the Republican state convention. So many of you shared with me and my wife Debra kind words and encouraging support throughout the weekend. I look forward to working with all of you in the future.
The work to restore our Constitutional republic will be the work of generations to come and we all must look to find ways we can help preserve the blessings of liberty for our children and our children’s children.
Secondly, I’d like to congratulate Ed Gillespie on securing the nomination at our convention this weekend. Ed has the experience and resources to run a great campaign, and I’ll be doing everything I can to make sure that he wins in November.
I’d also like to point out the great job done by the Republican Party of Virginia in keeping a tight reign on the budget for this year’s convention. By making decisions about what our actual priorities were, they showed that fiscal responsibility isn’t just for government. And by deciding to run a convention, we prevented Virginia taxpayers from being burdened with the cost of a statewide primary.
The delegates who came to Roanoke separately on Saturday must decide to come together behind our nominee for us to win in November. I am pleased to see this is already happening across Virginia.
The first act I took after the convention ended Saturday was to place an Ed Gillespie bumper sticker on my car. Senator Mark Warner has been a disaster for Virginia, and America. Sending Mark Warner into an early retirement from the Senate should be the first priority of every freedom loving Virginian.
It is time to put aside our differences and take the first step in the restoration of our Republic and lend your support, your passion and your vote to replace Mark Warner. A unified party is essential to victory in November. I spoke with Ed after the convention, and I personally promised him that I will do whatever I can to help him win in November.
Thank you all, once more, for all the kind words, and support you’ve given me in this process. Now we must turn toward the critical task of removing Mark Warner, and by working together we can make that happen in November.
Together, we can secure the blessings of liberty!