Amanda Chase, Siobhan Dunnavant, Delegate DeSteph, and Senators Cosgrove and Hanger win Republican nomination Contests
Richmond, Va, 9 June 2015: The leadership of the Virginia Senate Republican Caucus tonight congratulated the winners of today’s four Republican Primaries. Republican voters in the 8th, 11th, 12th, 14th, and 24th Senatorial Districts went to the polls today to determine their Party’s nominees for the November 3rd election.
“Today’s primaries concluded the nomination process for this fall’s elections, and we are excited to have such a talented field of nominees across Virginia,” declared Senate Majority Leader Thomas K. Norment, Jr. (R-James City). “Our incumbents, our open-seat nominees, and our challengers will be making the case for fiscally responsible, accountable, and responsive government.
“We look forward to the campaign ahead and to successfully retaining the Republican Senate majority this November.
“Amanda Chase and Siobhan Dunnavant will be fantastic Senators, and I know the members of our caucus are looking forward to serving with them. They both ran outstanding campaigns, winning competitive races and emerging from talented fields. Delegate Bill DeSteph has already distinguished himself as an effective member of the House of Delegates, and will continue to excel in the Senate of Virginia.
“Having served with Senator Martin for the entirety of his tenure in the Senate, I know how disappointed he must be. Although tonight’s result means he will not be returning to the Senate in 2016, I know he will remain devoted to the people of his district, to the Republican Party, and to the Commonwealth of Virginia.”
“Our nominees will be talking directly with voters this year, as we work to counteract the onslaught of out-of-state funding being poured into these contests,” remarked Senate Republican Caucus Chairman Ryan T. McDougle (R-Hanover). “Aided by the Obama and Clinton national money machine, this year’s Senate races will likely set spending records. But, Republicans have the right policies for Virginia’s future, and our caucus will work diligently to cut through constant drone of the Democrats’ negative attacks to ensure the voters hear our positive message.”