The Virginia Tea Party Alliance PAC announced its “Beyond 21” plan this week, with a goal of targeting 7 VA state senate seats in the upcoming November 8th election.
The Richmond Times-Dispatch ran a piece on the initiative:
The Virginia Tea Party Alliance is targeting seven Democratic state Senate candidates in an effort to help conservatives, not just Republicans, take control of the chamber.
Democrats hold a 22-18 edge in the Senate, their last bastion of power at the state Capitol, with Republicans controlling the House of Delegates and holding all major executive posts.
The Tea Party Alliance’s “Beyond 21 – Creating a Conservative Tsunami in Virginia” campaign seeks to oust Sens. Ralph S. Northam, D-Norfolk; W. Roscoe Reynolds, D-Henry; George L. Barker, D-Fairfax; Mark R. Herring, D-Loudoun; and Phillip P. Puckett, D-Russell. It also targets two Democratic nominees in newly created districts — Bert Dodson in the 22nd District, which extends from Goochland County to Lynchburg, and Shawn Mitchell in the 13th District in Loudoun and Prince William counties. Karen Miner Hurd, executive director of the Virginia Tea Party Alliance, said that Republicans who hope to gain a few Senate seats and a narrow majority lack ambition. She thinks they can snag as many as nine.
If you are interested in helping conservative candidates get into office in the fall, please consider helping the Alliance PAC with your time or donations. Right from the VATPA website, you can volunteer, donate, or use their tools to spread the word. We need everyone to pitch-in to pack the senate with candidates that reflect our core values.
If you need any reminder of why this is critical this year, let me remind you about the senate breaking it’s own rules in the General Assembly this year to kill our tea party-supported legislation...truly an outrage (you MUST watch this video).
Want to learn more about the upcoming elections, such as who is running or where you need to go to vote? Visit the Virginia State Board of Elections site.