Friday, January 13, 2017
U.S. Senator Tim Kaine
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, released the following statement on the nominations of General James Mattis to be Secretary of Defense and Rex Tillerson to be Secretary of State after participating in their confirmation hearings this week:
“I will support the nomination of General James Mattis to be Secretary of Defense. In his testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee yesterday, he demonstrated a clear-eyed view of our current national security environment and a deep appreciation for the challenges facing U.S. servicemembers and their families. I believe he is well-prepar
Monday at 6:00 p.m. the Roanoke Tea Party will meet at Trip Godsey’s headquaarters, 3407 Brambleton Ave. Members will vote on endorsement. The board is recommending endorsement. Greg Aldridge, who serves as public relations for the Roanoke Tea Party is Godsey’s campaign manager.
Godsey hit his August 23 Republican primary opponent Delegate Dave Nutter on his vote for abusive driver fees. “Creating abusive fees for traffic violations that only apply to Virginia citizens in an effort to keep from dealing with road funding in a reasonable manner is inexcusable,” said Godsey.
He has also attacked Nutter for supporting house bill 3202. ”Urban Development Areas” in comprehensive plans rather than letting localities decide for themselves how to manage their land. A big issue with Tea Party members who claim the U.N. Agenda 21/ICLEI is a worldwide planning process that addresses local sustainable development.
Nutter later recanted by voting against both but Godsey blames him for not reading or understanding what he was voting on the first time.
Both Nutter and Godsey hope to oust 16-year Democratic incumbent Virginia State Senator John Edwards.
Posted By Valerie Garner
Categories: Election 2011, Elections, Politics, State Politics
Tags: Election 2011, republican, state_senate, TEA_Party