Virginia Senate Republican Caucus

July 2010

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Virginia FREE Recognizes Senator McWaters

Mon, 2010-07-12 20:00 -- ajohnston

Virginia FREE (Foundation for Research and Economic Education) has just released its annual legislator ratings, and I am pleased to announce that I, along with fellow Senate colleagues Frank Wagner and John Watkins, have received the highest business rating out of the 140 legislators in the Commonwealth! As you all know, one of the cornerstones of my campaign was to work to attract new jobs to Virginia.

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Happy 4th of July from Senator Ruff

Sat, 2010-07-03 20:00 -- ajohnston

Please say a prayer for all the great things about this nation.  May that which our forefathers created continue to receive the blessings of our heavenly father.  Also, take a moment this holiday weekend to remember all of those that have worked so hard and sacrificed so much for our nation’s freedom.  Let us all set aside our differences this weekend and celebrate together.  Thank you so much for your support and I wish you and your family a happy and safe 4th of July.

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Happy 4th of July from Senator McWaters

Sat, 2010-07-03 20:00 -- ajohnston

Thomas Jefferson once said, "The only birthday I ever commemorate is that of our Independence, the Fourth of July." Although I am sure many of you, like me, commemorate a few more birthdays, Jefferson's words are an important reminder of our Independence Day. Today, we celebrate the 234th year since Mr. Jefferson drafted and the Continental Congress signed the Declaration of Independence.

I hope you will join me in taking a moment to thank all members of the armed forces for their service to this great Nation. Have a happy, healthy, and safe holiday.

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Sen. Norment's 2010 Independence Day Message

Thu, 2010-07-01 20:00 -- ajohnston

It is a beautiful day when families and friends across the country gather for the fireworks, hot dogs and baseball associated with July Fourth.  As much as we gather for the fun and festivities, we also gather to celebrate this great country's independence.  On July 2, 1776, the Second Continental Congress voted to approve a resolution of independence.  It was not until two days later that they had finally approved their statement describing why they supported Independence.  This document, the Declaration of Independence, was principally authored by Thomas Jefferson and is the most amazing