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RPV Raises $245,963.00 in VA GrassRoots Challenge Campaign!

— $100K Threshold Exceeded With More Than 1,000 New Donors in the #VAGrassrootsChallenge —

June 2, 2015 – Richmond, VA – Republican Party of Virginia Chairman John Whitbeck and Finance Committee Chairman Pete Snyder announced today that the RPV has shattered a key early fundraising goal for the Party.

“We are thrilled to announce that when we needed it most, the grassroots of our Party came through in a big way to build a strong RPV just in time for the important 2015 elections,” said Whitbeck.

Whitbeck and Snyder issued the Virginia Grassroots Challenge on March 14, 2015 with a goal of raising $50,000 by June 1 in increments of $1,000 or less from the RPV grassroots rather than high-dollar donors. A technology entrepreneur and former candidate for Lt. Governor, Snyder agreed to match the initial goal amount dollar for dollar. A few weeks later, Second District Republican Chairman Curtis Colgate pledged to match Mr. Snyder’s match if the grassroots of the Virginia GOP could raise $100,000.

That goal of $100,000 was smashed by more than 1,044 donors that raised $145,396 through May 31, 2015 in support of RPV. With Pete and Curtis’ generosity, the RPV has raised $245,396 with almost one-third coming from donations of $25 or less and 62% from donations of $50 or less while quadrupling RPV’s donor base.

“The unbelievable progress that RPV has made since January is a testament to the dedication of the grassroots, which is the true strength of the GOP in the Virginia,” noted Whitbeck. “When I became Chairman, all people could talk about were our financial challenges. Since then with the leadership and generosity of Pete Snyder and the dedication of Republicans across Virginia, I’m proud to say we’ve turned the corner and will be harnessing our grassroots firepower to hold the State Senate in 2015 and to expand our super-majority in the House of Delegates.”

Beyond the Grassroots Challenge, the RPV has attracted several potential candidates for the 2016 GOP Presidential nomination, including former Texas Governor Rick Perry and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, an early front runner in the race. Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush also donated $10,000 to the Party. Overall, the RPV has raised $346,808 year to date, an exceptional amount without any major party events such as a state-wide convention.

While the Virginia Democratic Party currently has more money ‘in the bank’ thanks to Governor Terry McAuliffe’s PAC and contributions from Leadership, RPV’s number of donors are more than eight and a half times as many donations, with 1,744 compared to only 203 for the Democrats (according to VPAP information). This is a strong indicator of the wide-spread support for the GOP in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

“The bottom line is, we have much more work ahead, but this is a terrific new start for Republicans,” said Snyder.

Whitbeck concluded, “We are on the right track heading into the 2015 local and state elections. Our main goal is firing up the base and getting the vote out this November. Next year, all roads to the White House run through Virginia and we intend to deliver the Commonwealth for the Republican nominee.”

About Tom White

Tom is a US Navy Veteran, owns an Insurance Agency and is currently an IT Manager for a Virginia Distributor. He has been published in American Thinker, currently writes for the Richmond Examiner as well as Virginia Right! Blog. Tom lives in Hanover County, Va and is involved in politics at every level and is a Recovering Republican who has finally had enough of the War on Conservatives in progress with the Leadership of the GOP on a National Level.

One Response to “RPV Raises $245,963.00 in VA GrassRoots Challenge Campaign!”

  1. Mr Green Jeans

    Whitbeck concluded, “We are on the right track heading into the 2015 local and state elections. Our main goal is firing up the base and getting the vote out this November.”

    All I got to say is put away the “fire extinguishers” if you want to fire up the base. Now, Tell me it ant’ so Joe”.


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