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Watts helps Va. GOP get out the vote

Anita Kumar

With two weeks left, there's no shortage of national Republicans willing to help the GOP ticket win on Nov. 3.

Tonight, former U.S. Rep. J.C. Watts of Oklahoma will headline a fundraiser for the Republican Party of Virginia's get-out-the-vote efforts.

About 100 people are expected to attend the event at the Alexandria home of Sandy Liddy Bourne, a Republican activist and daughter of former Watergate figure G. Gordon Liddy.

Bourne, a one-time candidate for the House of Delegates who works for a conservative think tank, was mentioned as a possible successor to former state chairman Jeff Frederick in the spring, but she declined to run.

The fundraiser is the last one for the state party before the election. Tickets are $50 to $500. The event is expected to raise about $50,000.

By Anita Kumar  |  October 19, 2009; 10:02 AM ET
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I'm sure the Post and other liberal groups will be calling J.C. an uncle tom soon. they just cant stand to see a minority endorse a GOP candidate. Self-loathing is high.

Posted by: espnfan | October 19, 2009 12:59 PM | Report abuse

I was really hoping this was about Vivian Watts becoming a Republican. Did you know she used to be Secretary of Transportation?

Posted by: OldVirginian | October 19, 2009 1:02 PM | Report abuse

Oh espnfan, that is not true...stupidity comes in all colors....

Posted by: DouginMountVernon | October 19, 2009 2:26 PM | Report abuse

And for the record, could you please elaborate on how liberal or Democratic criticism (or the Post for that matter) of JC Watts' fundraising for GOP candidates in VA would equate to "self-loating"?

I find it hysterical that Republicans often accuse Democrats of that which they are guilty.

Posted by: DouginMountVernon | October 19, 2009 2:57 PM | Report abuse

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