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Business as usual for Campbell County ‘Republicans’

Beck StanleyBy Beck Stanley
Guest Post

Like a reignited lynch mob, Campbell County infighters are fabricating troublesome accusations against well-established conservative Zach Martin. As a committed Republican, I don’t typically comment on matters of infighting because it’s destructive to the party, but he recent actions of Eric Zehr and Rick Boyer must serve as a clear warning to anyone associated with the current leadership of the Campbell County Republican Committee: they eat their own.

And they’re always hungry.

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RPV in Crisis: Now what’s going on in Campbell County?

Republican elephantBy Lynn R. Mitchell

If a group in Campbell County who call themselves the Independent Conservatives is considered by RPV counsel to be the equivalent of the Democratic Party and banned from participating in the party for five years, why wouldn’t the same apply to anyone in the tea party, Libertarian party, and all other outside organizations?

By blocking these voters from participation for five years, it presents an ingenious way to ban potentially thousands of volunteers and donors from the Republican Party of Virginia which, by the way, is more than $200,000 in debt.

RPV continues to be in crisis.

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RPV in Crisis: Due process and rule of law ignored in removal of 5th CD Chair Jon Berkley

By Lynn R. Mitchell

Last weekend’s Republican Party of Virginia State Central Committee meeting may have set a dangerous precedent for the future of the party by ignoring the rule of law and due process. New RPV Chairman John Whitbeck had just finished giving a speech calling for unity and then moved on to preside over the removal of 5th Congressional District Chairman Jon Berkley despite being advised that Mr. Berkley had properly fulfilled his duties as district chair and that the procedure to remove him was illegal.

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Doom for Virginia Republicans

Bill Wheaton 1By Bill Wheaton
Guest Post

I recently came across an interesting Op Ed article in The Freelance-Star, Fredericksburg, VA that caught my attention for two reasons. One was the title, “Russ Moulton’s Election Spells Doom for Virginia Republicans,” and the second was the author, William J. Murray.

This article’s prediction, published on June 2, 2002, came to pass in the 2013 election when liberal Democrats swept all three statewide offices.

The article begins, “The election of Russ Moulton as chairman of the 1st District Republican Committee begins an era of exclusion politics that could destroy the Republican Party in Virginia.”

When I read “exclusion politics,” I immediately thought of the situation we have right here in Campbell County with former Supervisor Rick Boyer. Boyer is a master of “exclusion politics.” I know all too well as I have been a victim of it.

The article goes on, “During his direct and surrogate management of the Spotsylvania (County) Unit Republican Party, dozens of good conservative people, including elected Republican officials, have been purged from the rolls.”

When I read that, I thought to myself the exact thing has happened here in Campbell County. After Boyer was soundly defeated in the 2010 election for Clerk of the Court, he actively worked to purge conservatives such as myself and long time elected officials from the party rolls.

The article continues, “He (Moulton) has accused pro-life advocates as being pro-abortion and called those who have fought for lower taxes ‘liberals.’ ”

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Campbell County Republicans file lawsuit against RPV

Republican elephantBy Lynn R. Mitchell

Members of the Campbell County Republican Committee filed suit late Tuesday afternoon, September 30, 2014, in Campbell County Circuit Court against the Republican Party of Virginia (RPV) and former Campbell County chairman Leslie Williams for declaring null and void the results of a Mass Meeting held in Campbell County on March 20, 2014. (See Campbell County GOP leadership in dispute by Alicia Petska at the News & Advance and County GOP files lawsuit by Tina Barbour in the Altavista Journal).

Plaintiffs in the suit are John Ferguson, former Timberlake District Supervisor Charles Falwell, retired Commonwealth’s Attorney Neil Vener, and Lt. Col. Rayburn (Gene) Smith (USA ret.) filed the suit

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Campbell County Republicans file lawsuit against RPV and former GOP chairman

By Lynn R. Mitchell

Members of the Campbell County Republican Committee filed suit late Tuesday afternoon, September 30, 2014, in Campbell County Circuit Court against the Republican Party of Virginia (RPV) and former Campbell County chairman Leslie Williams for declaring null and void the results of a Mass Meeting held in Campbell County on March 20, 2014. (See Campbell County GOP leadership in dispute by Alicia Petska at the News & Advance and County GOP files lawsuit by Tina Barbour in the Altavista Journal).

Plaintiffs in the suit are John Ferguson, former Timberlake District Supervisor Charles Falwell, retired Commonwealth’s Attorney Neil Vener, and Lt. Col. Rayburn (Gene) Smith (USA ret.) filed the suit

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Campbell County GOP appeal results

GOP elephantRick Sincere provided an update to the Campbell County appeal that took place Saturday:

Meeting in Moneta today, the Fifth Congressional District Republican Committee voted to sustain an appeal of the results of the Campbell County GOP mass meeting. The appeal was lodged formally by former Campbell County GOP chairman Les Williams. The Fifth District committee narrowly split in its decision granting that the appeal — which alleged four major violations of party rules and parliamentary procedure — by a vote of 17-16 (chairman William Stanley abstaining on all votes).

 

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Campbell County 3: Background on what led to appeal to be heard Saturday

Bill Wheaton 1By Bill Wheaton
Campbell County Republican Committee

TO: (5th District committee members)
FROM: Bill Wheaton, Nominations Committee Chairman

WHAT REALLY HAPPENED AT THE CAMPBELL COUNTY MASS MEETING

You have likely heard much about what happened here in Campbell County through emails and social media. Most of what you have been hearing is either false or greatly distorted. As Paul Harvey used to say, here is the “rest of the story.”

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Campbell County 2: Refusing to concede a loss

Bill Wheaton 1By Bill Wheaton
The New Lynchburg Ledger, May 2014

In my column last month, I wrote about how we mustered local forces to take control of the Campbell County Republican Party back from the hands of the extremists.

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Campbell County 1: What really happened at the 2014 Republican mass meeting?

Bill Wheaton 1By Bill Wheaton
The New Lynchburg Ledger, April 2014

The Republicans lost Virginia last fall because they nominated the wrong person for governor. Over the past decade, Virginia has become much more liberal politically and a Republican-like Cuccinelli never had a chance.

The nominee should have been Lt. Governor Bill Bolling who came to an agreement with Bob McDonnell four ago that McDonnell would run in 2009 and Bolling in 2013. Bolling would have been much less of a lightning rod than Cuccinelli and would have had a much better chance of winning.

So what happened?

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