As our readers well know, we have been closely following the election here in Fauquier involving the biannual reconstitution of the local Republican Party. As you might recall we reported in a recent post, how Mr. Scott Russell stated, ”Please let me be blunt – there is a movement afoot with certain elements in the county to win all of the committee’s at-large seats and gain a controlling interest in the Fauquier County Republican Committee.” He went on to state “These are the folks who have stated publicly that they want to throw EVERY incumbent out and start over. They are also attempting to seize control of the 5th Congressional District Committee.”
We never discovered who Mr. Russell actually thought the “elements” were or just how signing up Republicans to join the local committee could be construed as seizing control of the entire 5th District, a District that runs from Fauquier’s northern border to Mecklenburg County’s southern border which adjoins North Carolina. However, through the work of one of our researchers, we did discover that Mr. Russell is attempting a “take-over” of his own. He is attempting to bring Democrats (or at least Democrat supporters) into the Republican Committee.
On Tuesday, March 18, 2014 11:27 AM, Scott Russell <Scott_Russell@mail.xxxxx.com> sent, an email to his supporters listing his slate of favorables for the open positions being voters on.
One of our researchers has submitted a report using public data that is copied here:
At-Large candidate #1 – Never donated to a Republican, suddenly wants to be a Republican. Supported campaigns of non-Republicans running against Republicans.
At-Large candidate #2 – Donated to Creigh Deeds (Dem) and Albert Pollard (Dem). Supported campaigns of non-Republicans running against Republicans. Has made NO contributions to Republicans.
At-Large candidate #3 – Donated to Tim Kaine (Dem), Creigh Deeds (Dem), Don McEachin (Dem), William Day (Dem), Stevens Miller (Dem), and Ralph Northam (Dem)
Like Ronald Reagan said, “Trust but Verify”. Feel free to verify this information yourself. Follow the money trail using VPAP.ORG and FEC.GOV for these individuals and the organizations they are proudly aligned with. See which candidates those organizations supported, and see who the major donors were. Most important, ask the folks running for the Committee positions and currently on the Committee who invited these Democrats to run.
Since Scott Russell just moved into town and has only been a voting member of the Fauquier County Republican Committee for one month, it is easy to see how he could be misled by others around him as to the truth about who he has chosen to support in this election. It actually would have been better for him to have gotten the “lay of the land” here in Fauquier before assuming he should lead our party. To use a quote from Mr. Russell’s American Spectator in Jeffrey Lord’s article today written about Scott Wagner’s win in Pennsylvania, the “issue of the infiltration of the Republican Party by those at odds with core GOP principles of limited government” should play a central role in our decisions in defense of our Party, both in Pennsylvania and, I add, here in Fauquier.
Since Mr. Russell did not choose his team wisely, it is up to the voters in Saturday’s election to do that.
So make your own analysis. Do your own research. Draw your own conclusions. If you are a conservative and you are a registered voter in Fauquier County, now is the time to come to the aid of the local Republican Party. It is time to take a stand, a stand against Democrats in Republican clothing. Vote on March 22 to save our party. Come out and support the conservative cause.
The election is this Saturday from 9AM to 2PM at the Warrenton Community Center, 430 E. Shirley Ave, Warrenton.
And bring a picture ID. It is now the law, that is, until the Democrats take over.