Saturday’s Young Republican For Virginia Convention (YRFV) in downtown Richmond saw a slate of YRFV candidates headed by Kishore Thota sweep the event, winning every position and picking up three seats on State Central Committee.
In a pull between the tea party Fellowship faction of the Republican Party of Virginia, and mainstream Republicans, this one was a win for mainstream Republicans.
A straw poll held during the convention saw Ed Gillespie for Governor with a convincing win (84 percent) followed by Corey Stewart (9 percent), and Frank Wagner (6 percent). In the Lieutenant Governor’s race it was Jill Vogel (46 percent), Bryce Reeves (28 percent), and Glenn Davis 24 percent).
The Republican primary will be held on June 13.