A few minutes after publishing this article, I received a call from Delegate Linghamfelter’s office. His vote was recorded as Yea in error.
Lingamfelter had intended to vote against this bill and the error is in the process of being corrected on the official record.
As a result of that error, we have “unscratched” Linghamfelter and place him back in the hopper along with the other Republican candidates. -Editor
With 11 Candidates running for Virginia’s Lt. Governor slot, it can be hard to figure out who is who and what is what.
For a Conservative, there are things we can look at on a candidate’s website, we can listen to speeches and read the emails and mass mailings.
But there are a few that also have a voting record. And there are a few candidates for Lt. Governor who have current or former experience in the Virginia House or Senate. And we intend to go over all of them with a fine tooth comb before the Convention.
But with a dirty dozen minus one candidates, if Virginia Right! were to try to pick one to endorse (and we may or may not endorse in the Republican Convention – undecided so far) it is hard from such a large field. Some of these candidates I know or am familiar with, others I have not met and know little about them.
At this point, the best we can do is eliminate the ones who are not Conservative or give good reason to deserve being cast aside.
Right off the bat we can eliminate the Democrats. We try to be open minded, but most Republicans are not even close to being Conservative enough, let alone a Democrat.
So we can eliminate the two Democrats – Aneesh Choprs and Ralf Northam. Both are far left wing extremists (fair is fair, right!) and I would never consider supporting such left wing candidates. And we can also eliminate the Independent Green Candidate Gail Parker. While the “Green” does not mean tree hugger, Parker’s big plan is to put America on trains and rid us of cars to save lives. Oh, and she wants to eliminate the $12 trillion national debt – which is actually almost $17 trillion. I really don’t see her as a serious candidate.
So, we managed to trim the 11 candidates down to the 8 Republicans right off the bat.
And after yesterday’s vote on HB 2048 welcoming government control and Agenda 21 into Virginia Law, where 50 Republican Delegates betrayed Virginians, only one was a candidate for Lt. Governor.
L. Scott Lingamfelter.
I met Delegate Lingamfelter for coffee a few weeks ago and memorized his entire voting record since he first cam into the Virginia House. There were not a lot of things I can pick apart and I placed a mental check-mark next to Scott Lingamfelter’s name as a pretty good candidate.
Today, because of the Agenda 21 support in yesterday’s vote, Lingamfelter becomes the first Republican to be publicly declared out of contention as far as Virginia Right! is concerned. – See note above.
We are now down to 7 potential candidates:
(Thanks to Politics 1 for this list)
Jeannemarie Devolites Davis (R) – Ex-State Sen. & Ex-State House Majority Whip
E.W. Jackson Sr. (R) – Minister, Ex-Attorney, Tea Party Activist, USMC Veteran & ’12 US Sen. Candidate
Steve Martin (R) – State Sen. & Ex-State Del.
Jeff McWaters (R) – State Sen., Health Care Executive & Accountant
Pete Snyder (R) – Venture Capitalist, Fox News Commenator, GOP Activist
Corey Stewart (R) – Prince William County Council Chair & Attorney
Susan Stimpson (R) – Stafford County Board Chair & GOP Activist
L. Scott Lingamfelter (R) – State Del. & Retired Army Officer
Aneesh Chopra (D) – Ex-US Chief Technology Officer & Ex-State Technology Secretary Ralph Northam (D) – State Sen., Physician & Army Veteran Gail Parker (Ind. Green) – Businesswoman, USAF Veteran & Frequent Candidate