Senate GOP Wants Jeff Frederick Removed
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.
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