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Glad to Hear Cong. Tom Garrett Will Run Again! Stand With him!

I was keenly interested in the stories in the last day or two on Fifth District Congressman Tom Garrett.  I sent the Congressman an encouraging text message (yes that is my teenage children cheering in the background at the idea:  My Dad texted someone?) that he needs to stay in Congress and run again in 2018.

My readers know well I have known and have supported Tom for some time – I knew him when he and Rusty McGuire were assistant attorney generals and Rusty was running for Hanover Commonwealth’s Attorney and Tom for Louisa CA (I helped Rusty more than Tom and Tom won – see maybe my help is not good for you! 🙂 ); and we’ve gone back a long way at this blog for Tom; but I do think Tom Garrett needs to stay in Congress.

Tom’s not a swamp creature.  He’s willing to stand up for what’s right.  Here (The Senator Norment controversy) and here (the willingness to consider a discharge petition against Speaker Ryan).  Or Tom’s help for a Libertarian against a Democrat.  Let’s remember that discharge petition was for a clean repeal of the odious Obamacare.

Even the issue of fundraising is critical:  Swamp creatures can get all sorts of money (and not all who have money are swamp creatures) from the usual suspects.  I am reasonably sure the GOP will get behind Tom to save the House.  Tom is also reported to be a Freedom Caucus member.

So, let’s get behind Cong. Tom Garrett in the Fifth!

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

10 Responses to “Glad to Hear Cong. Tom Garrett Will Run Again! Stand With him!”

  1. Old Redneck says:

    Zero Comments on Standing with Tom Garrett and his ethics violations.

    Go figure.

  2. Ivan Stronsky says:

    All of Garrett’s current problems were predicted in 2016 as candidate Garrett: But the GOPe and John Whitbeck refused to see the truth that Garrett was a seriously flawed candidate:

    http://www.bluevirginia.us/2016/11/congressional-candidateva-state-sen-tom-garretts-history-abusing-misusing-campaign-funds

  3. William V. Gadsen says:

    Still Standing with Tom Garrett, Mr. Sanders?

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/virginia-politics/rep-garrett-announces-he-is-an-alcoholic-and-will-not-seek-re-election/2018/05/28/40e8839a-62b2-11e8-99d2-0d678ec08c2f_story.html?utm_term=.e451a0f80033

    Congressman Tom Garrett is the poster child of failed Virginia Right endorsements. And remember the people who made Garrett a Congressman: Ben Slone, Steve Albertson, Steven Brodie Tucker, Mike Troxel who is now running Whiskey Rebellion loser Denver Riggleman for Garrett’s seat, Bill Stanley (Middle Resolution’s State Senator), Zach Werrell and RPV Chairman John Whitbeck

    Be very wary of the candidate this group backs for Garrett’s replacement.

  4. Bradley P. Allsup says:

    Well Alcoholism explains Garrett only showing up 65% of the time to Vote in Congress.

    This was all predictable.

    As Virginia state senators Bryce Reeves and Tom Garrett proudly led the Raucus Caucus pub crawls through Richmond during the General Assembly.

    YOU WERE ALL WARNED and YOU FOLLOWED RPV Chairman JOHN WHITBECK over the cliff in the 5th District and will probably lose to Leslie Cockburn in November.

    John Whitbeck and Senator Bill Stanley own this one.

    • Sandy Sanders
      Twitter:
      says:

      Let’s hope not, Bradley because Cockburn appears to be anti-Israel. What was the alternative to Tom Garrett? I hope Bill Stanley will run. Thanks for coming by, Bradley P. Allsup.

      Sandy

      Add me to the “own this one” group.

      S

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