If you don't like the direction of the Republican Party in Virginia...there's always those Libertarians.
Oh, that's right...you're already one, and were just trying to control the direction of a Party you left sometime ago.
I also found it interesting that you were behind fund-raising for Independents who were running against Republicans.Evidently, I'm not alone.
Conservative Victory PAC
My name is Bob FitzSimmonds. For nearly 30 years I have dedicated myself to supporting Republican candidates and conservative causes.
I have been a grassroots activist for national candidates like Ronald Reagan and for local conservatives like Scott Lingamfelter, Corey Stewart and Ken Cuccinelli.
I have been a Republican candidate for the Virginia Senate.
I am the founding Chairman of the Prince William Manassas Family Alliance and a founding board member of the Prince William Taxpayers Alliance.
I think I am a true grass-roots conservative.
You may have recently received an email from Pat McSweeney which was highly critical of Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling. I found his email to be surprising and disappointing because I have always had a high regard for Pat. I fully expect liberals in the other party to attack our candidates and misconstrue their records, but an attack that tries to portray Bill Bolling as anything but a reliable conservative is hard to understand.
Bill Bolling has served the people of Virginia in state and local government for the past 18 years. During that time he has been a consistent voice for the conservative principles we believe in as Republicans. Here are the facts about Bill and his record.
Bill Bolling is a fiscal conservative. He has been the leading voice in holding Governor Kaine accountable for his irresponsible budgets. He has talked about the need to reign in government spending, and he opposed every tax increase that was proposed by Governors Warner and Kaine. I even remember that during the Gilmore administration Bill Bolling was one of the few conservative voices in the State Senate that supported Gilmore’s efforts to move forward with the promise to eliminate the car tax. In fact, I first met Bill Bolling and came to respect him so highly when he helped lead the fight against higher taxes in Northern Virginia. He did this when many of our local leaders were actually supporting higher regional taxes.
Bill Bolling is a social conservative. He has always earned a 100% pro-family rating from The Family Foundation for his support of conservative family values. For example, in 2006 Bill was a leading voice in advocating passage of the Marriage Amendment. He even used his own campaign funds to pay for radio commercials supporting the Marriage Amendment.
Bill is pro-life. He has consistently supported important pro-life initiatives like parental notification and parental consent, a ban on partial birth abortion and holding abortion clinics to higher safety and health standards. In fact, just last year he cast the deciding vote in the Senate against providing state funding to Planned Parenthood. When Bill ran for Lieutenant Governor in 2005 he was endorsed by the Virginia Society of Human Life.
Bill has also been a strong supporter of the Second Amendment. He has an A+ rating from the NRA and he has received the endorsement of the NRA and the Virginia Citizens Defense League.
I just don’t know how you can be a more dependable conservative than Bill Bolling.
Let me say just one other thing in response to this attack on Lieutenant Governor Bolling.
No one has done more to unite our Republican Party or strengthen us for victory in November than Bill Bolling. His decision to put party unity above his own interest, seeking re-election and avoiding an intraparty fight, shows the rare quality of this man. By choosing to run for re-election, Lieutenant Governor Bolling helped increase our chances of winning all three statewide offices this November.
I'm proud to be one of the hundreds of grass-roots leaders from all across Virginia supporting Bill Bolling at this year’s Republican Convention on May 29 and 30. I hope you will join me.