Will Frederick Keep Promise Not to Run Again?
Del. Jeffrey M. Frederick of Prince William, who vowed not to run for re-election next year if he was elected chairman of the Republican Party of Virginia, said he may reconsider that pledge.
"A lot of guys around here are trying to convince me,'' Frederick said during a House recess. "I really don't want to (run)...But if there's this huge call and everyone in the world wants me to run for re-election, I guess there is some chance. If the whole world says we're going to relieve you of your pledge."
Frederick said he is 99.9 percent sure he will not run but that he is continuing to raise money to help his wife, Amy, if she decides to run for his seat and to continue to pay for costs to serve his district over the next 18 months.
"I'm not relieving myself of my responsibilities in representing the people of the 52nd district,'' he said. Frederick said in May that he made his decision not to run for re-election because of concerns from party leaders that it would be too hard for him to be both a delegate and the leader of the state party. His most recent fundraising letter can be read below.
I need your help. Really.
Between preparing for the birth of our second child, running my small business to pay the Bills, running for statewide Party office, and going to Richmond for the special sessions, I haven't been doing much fundraising for House of Delegates seat.
Midnight June 30 is our fundraising deadline for the last 6 months of activity and I'm just $10,000 shy of our goal for this reporting period.
If you can spare a few bucks, I'd be grateful if you could take a minute, go online, and make a financial contribution to our efforts. We need to show strong numbers on this report, and with your help, we'll be able to do so. I'm counting on it.
Thanks again for all your continued encouragement, support, and especially your prayers.
I hope you and your family have been having a great summer. I'll have an update on our activities in the coming days.
June 24, 2008; 12:24 PM ET
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