Monday, May 20, 2013
Congressman Bob Goodlatte introduces the Republican ticket.
The Republican ticket of Ken Cuccinelli for governor, E. W. Jackson for lieutenant governor and Sen. Mark Obenshain for attorney general started barnstorming the state the day after Saturday’s convention. They touched down Monday morning in Roanoke at Landmark Aviation.
It’s all about keeping the momentum going from Saturday’s exhaustive energetic convention and coalescing around the nominees.
Many of the 80 supporters wore E. W. Jackson hats. Jackson’s four-round nomination was a coup for the Roanoke Tea Party. Though thrilled he is the nominee his Tea Party supporters expressed surprise in his nomination.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
RICHMOND- Governor Bob McDonnell issued the following statement Tuesday night regarding the re-election of President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.
”Tonight, I want to congratulate President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden on winning re-election.
This has been a spirited and tough campaign. The differences between the sides have been clear, widely discussed and vigorously debated. I strongly supported my friends Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan. I believe they would have provided exceptional leadership for this nation. I cannot thank them enough for their dedication to the principles of our party, and their commitment to helping improve the lives of the people of this great nation. Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are honest, decent and selfless. They had big ideas that would achieve good results for all people. I wish them the very best moving forward, and I know they will stay deeply involved in the public life of this nation. We need their positive, optimistic visions as we address the pressing issues facing our country.
I have disagreed often with the President and Vice President. On many issues of policy we clearly do not see eye to eye. But the President and Vice President are good men who care deeply about this nation. And we are bound together by something far more important than politics and policy: we are Americans, and this is a great country. The campaign is now over. It is time for us to heal and face our tremendous challenges. We will only be able to surmount those challenges by working together. As Governor of Virginia, I will continue working with the President and Vice President to find common ground, identify responsible solutions to the pressing issues of our day, and improve the lives of our fellow Americans.”