Pr. William board chairman forms PAC to fight for immigration bill
Corey Stewart, chairman of the Prince William Board of County Supervisors, has formed a political action committee to push for his legislation that would force Virginia officials to crack down on illegal immigration.
Stewart said he will use the money he raises through the Virginia Rule of Law PAC to first educate residents about his effort and later to donate to legislators of both political parties next year based on their voting record on this bill.
Stewart, who has long considered a run for statewide office, said he plans to spend the fall traveling across the state selling the bill, which he hopes will be debated in the 2011 legislative session.
"I want to build public knowledge of the bill and hammer the message home through the media through the legislative session,'' he said. "I intend for this to be a real big deal."
Stewart opened the PAC, which is aimed at bringing "Arizona's tough immigration law to Virginia," on Monday, according to the Virginia Public Access Project, which tracks money in politics.
The bill enhances police officials' power to capture, detain and deport illegal aliens; curbs illegal day laboring; and creates specific state penalties for illegal immigrants.
July 30, 2010; 4:38 PM ET
Categories: Anita Kumar , Corey Stewart , House of Delegates , Prince William , State Senate
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