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Senate GOP Wants Jeff Frederick Removed

Tim Craig

The GOP leaders in the state Senate have endorsed the effort to oust Del. Jeffrey M. Frederick (Prince William) as chairman of the Republican Party of Virginia.

In a letter to Mike Thomas, vice chairman of the state party, the Senate GOP leaders said Frederick's "lack of judgment was hurting" the party.

"An overwhelming majority of our caucus has expressed concern over the state of affairs at the Republican Party of Virginia in recent months and has lost confidence in Delegate Frederick's leadership," the letter states. "Heading into such an important year, it is critical that our state party have the full confidence of our candidates, our elected officials, and our grassroots. Like you, we are convinced that the only way to ensure this change is a change in leadership at RPV."

The letter was signed by Sen. Minority Leader Thomas K. Norment, Senate Republican Caucus Chairman Stephen D. Newman, Sen. Ken Stolle (R-Virginia Beach), Sen. Walter A. Stosch (R-Henrico) and Senate GOP whips, Mark D. Obenshain and Frank W. Wagner. Last week, former attorney general Robert F. McDonnell, the GOP nominee for governor, also endorsed the effort to remove Frederick.

Frederick declined to comment today.

By Tim Craig  |  March 10, 2009; 3:06 PM ET
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Comments

If the GOP is interested in saving their party, they will oust this guy and the other destructive idiots hiding behind their "cloak of legitimacy". Yup, when they are done with Fredericks, go after Michael Steele and Rush Limbaugh. Heck, no leadership is better than bad leadership. If the GOP must undergo a period of selection and reinvention to emerge stronger...it will be worth it.

Posted by: free-donny | March 10, 2009 8:16 PM | Report abuse

This is just another effort from the GOP "old guard" trying to hang on to power. Frederick was just elected to the post, let him do his job!

Posted by: you-dont | March 11, 2009 1:32 PM | Report abuse

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