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STATEMENT OF LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR BOLLING ON GOVERNOR’S VETO OF REDISTRICTING LEGISLATION

And the Lt. Governor of Virginia registers his thoughts on the Senate redistricting plan:

RICHMOND – Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling today issued the following statement on Governor Bob McDonnell’s veto of the redistricting bill passed by the General Assembly:

“I commend Governor McDonnell for vetoing the redistricting bill recently passed by the General Assembly.  I opposed this bill because the redistricting plan adopted in the Senate was an egregious example of political gerrymandering.  It unnecessarily divided communities and violated the core principles of redistricting, which should include the drawing of districts that are compact, contiguous and have a common interest.  In addition, the Senate plan failed to achieve broad bipartisan support and suffered from a number of other legal and constitutional deficiencies.

 

“The Governor’s action gives Senate Democrats another opportunity to involve Senate Republicans in the redistricting process and produce a plan that puts the people’s interests ahead of political self-interest.  I once again encourage the Senate to consider the redistricting plan recommended by the Governor’s Independent Bipartisan Advisory Commission.  This plan could provide a solid foundation for future discussions.  The Senate has long supported the concept of bipartisan redistricting, and they now have a chance to provide the leadership that is necessary to achieve bipartisan redistricting.  This is the type of leadership the people of Virginia expect and deserve.”

 

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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.

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Nothing is more conservative than a republican wanting to get their majority back. And nothing is more liberal than a republican WITH a majority.

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