Richmond, Va, 8 July 2015: The leadership of the Virginia Senate Republican Caucus today touted their nominees in the November 3 elections, noting that they are ideally positioned to retain and expand their party’s majority in the Senate of Virginia.
“Our Republican nominees have the qualifications, experience, and policy positions that will resonate with Virginians,” remarked Senate Majority Leader Thomas K. Norment, Jr. (R-James City). “And because the Democrats brought the Commonwealth to the brink of a budgetary shutdown during their 136 days in the majority last year, Virginians know from experience which caucus can be trusted to run the Senate.
“Our slate of challengers and open seat nominees include business and legal professionals, physicians, and community leaders. Our sixteen incumbents, ten of whom are unopposed, have proven records of governing responsibly and effectively. Despite the millions in out-of-state money being raised by Governor McAuliffe to return the General Assembly to gridlock, the quality of our nominees ideally positions our caucus to retain – and to expand – our majority in the Senate of Virginia.”
“We are on track to add three new Republican women senators and increase the size of the Senate Republican Caucus to the largest this decade,” noted Senate Republican Caucus Chairman Ryan T. McDougle (R-Hanover). “Our nominees are running aggressive campaigns, knocking on doors, attending community events, and delivering their messages directly to the people they will represent.”