Virginia Senate Republican Caucus

October 2010

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Vote Like Our Future Depends On It!

Sun, 2010-10-31 20:00 -- ajohnston

Tomorrow YOU have the responsibility to begin America's road to a brighter future.  Do not let anything divert you from that responsibility.  Contact friends and neighbors that might be willing to go to the polls with you.  Vote like our future depends on it!

Congressman Perriello said he would listen…

On ObamaCare, we asked him to oppose the bill--he did not listen!

On Stimulus legislation, we told him it would not stimulate the economy - he did not listen!

On Cap and Trade, we told him it would destroy household budgets - he did not listen!

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News from the Office of Senator Frank Ruff - Oct. 30, 2010

Fri, 2010-10-29 20:00 -- ajohnston

Over the last three weeks we have been reviewing the three proposed constitutional amendments that will be before us on the ballots in Tuesday's election.  Today we are focusing on number three.

Amendment Number 3

Shall the constitution of Virginia be amended to increase the  size of the  "rainy day fund" from 10 percent to 15 percent of our average tax revenues from income and retail sales taxes for the preceding three fiscal years?

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Senator Hurt Aims to Join Good Company

Sun, 2010-10-24 20:00 -- ajohnston

With just days to go until the most expensive – and heavily reported – federal mid-term elections in American history come to a close, there’s a lot of dispute between the two parties about the final outcome.  Will the Democrats continue to hold Congress, or will the Republicans win the House or the Senate, or both?  Barring a rash of contests requiring recounts, the answer to that question should be known before America goes to bed next Tuesday evening.

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Election Information from Sen. McWaters

Sun, 2010-10-24 20:00 -- ajohnston

Next Tuesday, voters from across the country will head to the polls for what will be a monumental election. I encourage you to join me in supporting my friend, Scott Rigell, for Congress. He is a businessman, a patriot, a veteran, and a great American. He and his family are in this race, to make a difference in Washington and steer this country back in the right direction. I will be voting for Scott and I hope you will as well. 

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Q & A with Sen. Watkins in Boomer Magazine

Sun, 2010-10-24 20:00 -- ajohnston

For John C. Watkins, the family business, Watkins Nurseries near the Chesterfield-Powhatan county line, has been around through five generations. John is chairman of the board. But the other family business is politics, Watkins' great-grandfather, J. B. Watkins, was himself a Virginia senator for three terms.  John Watkins, 63, served in the Virginia House of Delegates from 1982 to 1998, when he moved onto the Virginia Senate in 1997. He has been re-elected three times.

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Senate GOP Supports McDonnell Decision on Special Session

Thu, 2010-10-21 20:00 -- ajohnston

SENATE REPUBLICANS APPLAUD GOVERNOR McDONNELL’S DECISION TO PURSUE ABC REFORM DURING REGULAR SESSION

WILLIAMSBURG, Va, 22 October 2010:  Senate of Virginia Minority Leader Thomas K. Norment, Jr. (R-James City) and Senate Republican Caucus Chairman Stephen D. Newman (R-Lynchburg) today issued the following statements regarding Governor McDonnell’s announcement that his Administration would submit proposals to end the Commonwealth of Virginia’s retail operations for alcohol sales during the 2011 regular session of the General Assembly:

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Sen. McDougle Discusses Constitutional Amendments on Ballot

Thu, 2010-10-21 20:00 -- ajohnston

Changing the Constitution of Virginia is a lengthy and difficult process.  Although many potential amendments are proposed during each session of the General Assembly, a relatively small percentage of these changes are ultimately enacted.  As the Constitution of Virginia is the document that specifically enumerates the limitations of the authority of the Commonwealth’s government, our Founding Fathers wisely made the process of altering it rigorous and restrictive.