McDonnell, Steele respond to Virginia election results
We continue to get reactions about news that Republicans have toppled three Democratic congressmen in Virginia, including 28-year incument Rick Boucher in the southwestern part of the state. A fourth seat belonging to Rep. Gerry Connolly in Northern Virginia remains too close to call.
"Americans from all walks of life, all backgrounds, and all regions of the country are rightly tired of out-of-control spending and the failure of Washington D.C. to focus on the serious challenges they face in their cities and counties every day,'' Gov. Bob McDonnell said. "Times are tough, but while families budget, Washington just spends. Jobs are scarce, but while Americans seek work, Congress has fiddled with other issues. (Last night's) results should serve to remind officeholders at every level that we are elected to work together to solve the pressing matters with which our citizens are most concerned."
Michael Steele, chairman of the Republican National Committee, who helped direct money and resources into McDonnell's race a year ago spoke of the 2009 elections.
"The Republican success that began with Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell's victory last year has gained the momentum necessary to unseat vanguard members of the liberal establishment such as Rick Boucher, Glenn Nye, and Tom Perriello,'' he said. "Once again we are reminded that elections do matter and that the people, not the politicians, should have the final say in the direction of our nation. Residents of the commonwealth, like all Americans, have had enough and have shown a willingness to stand up to the arrogance and hypocrisy that has left our economy in shambles and failed to put people back to work."
| November 3, 2010; 9:34 AM ET
Categories: 2010 Virginia Congressional Races, Anita Kumar, Election 2010, Gerald E. Connolly, Robert F. McDonnell
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