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Virginia’s Republican Congressmen Put Another Nail In Jeff Frederick’s Coffin

by @ 5:00 pm on March 13, 2009. Filed under Virginia, Virginia Politics

The forces are continuing to line up against Jeff Frederick:

RICHMOND, March 13 — All five Republicans who represent Virginia in the Congress today called on Del. Jeffrey M. Frederick to resign as chairman of the state party, the latest salvo in a worsening feud that has turned into a major election-year distraction for the GOP.

In the letter, the five congressmen said Frederick needs to be removed immediately to salvage the party’s chances in this year’s governor’s race.

“For the good of the Republican Party of Virginia, we write today asking that you step aside as chairman,” the letter stated. “With November’s election rapidly approaching, it is essential that our party be unified as we work to regain control of the governor’s mansion and retain control of the House Delegates.”

If Frederick continues this fight, it will be yet further proof that he’s putting his own interests ahead of the RPV, and that’s the whole reason that they’re trying to remove him to begin with.

Via Bearing Drift, here’s the text of the letter:

March 12,2009
The Honorable JeffFrederick
Chairman, Republican Party ofVirginia
115 E. Grace Street
Richmond, VA 23219

Dear Jeff:

For the good of the Republican Party of Virginia we write today asking that you step aside as chairman in light of the recent call from three-fourths of the State Central Committee seeking your resignation. Clearly it is the sentiment of the grassroots membership of the Party to move in another direction.

With November’s elections rapidly approaching, it is essential that our party be unified as we work to regain control of the governor’s mansion and retain control ofthe House of Delegates. No one will benefit from a protracted battle over the leadership of RPV. It is in that spirit that we ask you to step down.

Sincerely,

Frank Wolf
Robert Goodlatte
Eric Cantor
Randy Forbes
Robert Wittman

The ball, as they say, is in Jeff Frederick’s court.

One Response to “Virginia’s Republican Congressmen Put Another Nail In Jeff Frederick’s Coffin”

  1. James Young says:

    The notion that State Central represents the “grass roots” is a bad joke. With few notable exceptions (David Ray and JoAnn Chase come to mind), membership on the SCC is a “gold watch,” peopled by individuals who lost touch with the “grass roots” years or decades ago.

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