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Frederick Asked to Resign

Anita Kumar

The Virginia Republican party's governing body has asked state chairman Jeffrey M. Frederick to resign after a series of missteps, internal disagreements and the party's election losses last year.

Frederick (R-Prince William) has not said whether he will resign or face a vote to remove him at an emergency state central committee meeting next month. He and his spokesman did not return phone calls today.

Frederick campaigned for the job of chairman last year as a young, energetic leader who blamed his predecessor for failures at the polls. But many now consider his short tenure a failure.

In November, Republicans lost a U.S. Senate seat, three U.S. House seats and their 44-year-old hold on Virginia's 13 presidential electoral votes.

Frederick's critics said his lackluster fundraising, his disputes with Sen. John McCain's campaign team and his ill-timed remark comparing Sen. Barack Obama to Osama bin Laden did nothing to help.

By Anita Kumar  |  March 5, 2009; 2:04 PM ET
Categories:  Anita Kumar , Election 2008/President , General Assembly 2009 , Prince William  
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Jeff Fredericks is the shining beacon of ignorance, intolerance, and ineptitude that all Republicans aspire to be. His removal would be a tragedy of unfathomable proportions.

Posted by: FederalGraphics | March 5, 2009 4:07 PM | Report abuse

What Federal Graphics said.

Posted by: nicekid | March 5, 2009 4:13 PM | Report abuse

Aw c'mon VAGOP! Now this gives Jeff an excuse to run for delegate again instead of putting his wife up for it. And the voters of the 51st District are just stupid enough to vote for him for the 4th time, especially if the Dems put up a candidate who'll sabotage his own campaign.

--A frustrated 51st District voter

Posted by: ramgut | March 5, 2009 4:18 PM | Report abuse



Posted by: SilverSpring8 | March 5, 2009 4:28 PM | Report abuse

Actually, Frederick represents the 52nd district. And I wonder why the GOP suddenly is now considering removing him, since all these foot-in-mouth incidents occurred several months ago.

Maybe they just realized that adhering to the George Allen/Jim Gilmore/George W. Bush philosophy and weeding out any hint of nonbelief is not going to return them to dominance? Nahh, that would make too much sense.

Posted by: mkarns | March 5, 2009 4:33 PM | Report abuse

What Federal Graphics said.

The GOP has been bought and paid for by Oil, Coal, Tobacco, and Nuclear industry lobbyists. They are not interested in Bi-partisanship for the benefit of our country which is in contrast to our veterans who proudly represent the unity we need. No, instead they do all they can to weaken our country, sully our environment, and divide our citizens through hate and propaganda.

Posted by: liveride | March 5, 2009 6:38 PM | Report abuse

I have an excellent suggestion for Jeff once he loses this gig:

1-800-GO-MARINES or

Ooops... I forgot.

He's a Republican.

He's a pussy.

Posted by: SwellLevel5 | March 5, 2009 8:20 PM | Report abuse

If the republicans see - and I am one - see fund raising , as opposed to good conservative values, more important then good riddance to the money hungry types in "my" or not "my" party.

Posted by: ddpcgraphics | March 5, 2009 10:04 PM | Report abuse

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