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Virginia Republican Party Needs Money

Tim Craig

The Republican Party of Virginia is apparently struggling to raise money as it gears up for the presidential race and this year's U.S. Senate race between Democrat Mark R. Warner and Republican James S. Gilmore III.

In an email to supporters today, the state party said it has been running a deficit in recent months.

"Just a few weeks ago, we began our efforts to provide bold, new leadership to the Republican Party of Virginia," the email states. "Yet, it hasn't been easy. RPV ran deficits in April, May and now in June, and recent fundraisers have actually lost money."

The email goes on to recount how Illinois Sen. Barack Obama, the presumptive Democratic nominee, has already placed "hundreds" of volunteers and paid staffers in Virginia. To fend off Obama, the state party is asking for donations so Del. Jeffrey M. Frederick, the chairman of the Virginia Republican Party, can implement his "100-day plan" for revitalizing the party in time for November.

"The last thing we need is for Obama to get a foothold in Virginia during this critical time we're rebuilding our party and the grassroots," the email states.

By Tim Craig  |  June 23, 2008; 10:40 AM ET
Categories:  Election 2008/Local , Election 2008/President , Election 2008/U.S. Senate , Tim Craig  
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They need a lot more than money.....

Posted by: Anonymous | June 23, 2008 1:16 PM | Report abuse

They can't balance a budget anywhere even their own!

Posted by: John | June 23, 2008 6:22 PM | Report abuse

If fundraisers are losing money, they need to fire their fundraisers.

Posted by: Anonymous | June 23, 2008 7:08 PM | Report abuse

anyone else notice the credit card donations are going to the new chairman's personal business?

Posted by: Anonymous | June 28, 2008 9:30 PM | Report abuse

Anyone else notice that the site has donations going to the new chairman's web companies instead of RPV?

Posted by: Bull Elephant | June 28, 2008 9:32 PM | Report abuse

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