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Republican Party of Virginia Fundraising Campaign Irritating 7th District Conservatives

Have you seen the latest fundraising campaign for the Republican Party of Virginia called ‘The Grassroots Challenge”? I have had several Virginia Right! readers send me messages that they are irritated by this campaign because it didn’t have to happen this way.

The party is scrounging and begging for funds because they are as broke as a Democrat’s moral compass.

So why are they broke? Well, the Republican Civil War is the biggest reason. The RINO’s are upset that their drift to the left, support of Amnesty, higher taxes and Progressive nature has caused the loss of their left wing operatives as people wise up to the fact that the RINO’s and Democrats are using the same playbook. And it has cost them Eric Cantor and his 7th District Chairman Cobb.

But the new 7th District Chairman Fred Gruber advised sending the RPV some of it’s treasury last year but the likes of Ray Allen, Hanover committee Chair Nancy Russell, Chesterfield Chair Don Williams and several others leading the War on Conservatives raided the coffers and sent the money to the Republican National Committee and lobbyists. This was the punishment for defeating Cantor and Cobb. They planned to bankrupt the district and the party.

The irony is that if these people had supported Fred Gruber’s plan to spend some of the money in the 7th District account on a “get out the vote” effort, and give some to the RPV, Ed Gillespie would be a US Senator and the RPV wouldn’t be broke.

New Chairman John Whitbeck is doing what he can to bring the party back, but he has a tough job ahead with people like Nancy Russel and Don Williams stabbing the RPV in the back with the 7th District vote. But here is a question for John Whitbeck.

Why is the Republican Party of Virginia paying Ray Allen? According to VPAP, the RPV has paid Ray Allen and Creative Direct $9,632,144.00. Almost $10 million to the man who said he was going to bankrupt the RPV.

PJ Media reported:

Sources tell PJ Media that House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s long-time top consultant, Ray Allen, has “angrily” stated to multiple individuals that he intends to bankrupt the Republican Party of Virginia (RPV), to install his own people throughout all levels of RPV’s State Central Committee, and to rebuild the RPV with money from Eric Cantor’s donors. 

Ray Allen is considered the “brain trust” of Eric Cantor’s Young Guns, which has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars and has hired staff with the intention of retaking control of the RPV at all levels. (Eric Cantor and Ray Allen lost control of the RPV in 2012, when Tea Party/conservative candidates won seats at all levels of the party, taking majority control from Cantor allies.) In this effort to reclaim the majority, Ray Allen has helped orchestrate the parliamentary procedure of “slating” at several RPV conventions this season.

If you recall, Allen’s business partner Boyd Marcus, a long time Republican Strategist defected to Democrat Terry McAuliffe’s campaign and used his years of inside Republican politics to elect this far left extremist as Virginia’s governor.

If Chairman Whitbeck wants to attract Conservative money, the first thing he needs to do is sever all ties with Boyd Marcus, Ray Allen and Creative Direct. You are putting millions into the hands people that are trying to destroy the party.

And any true Conservative has a problem giving money to the RPV knowing the party has sent $10 million to Allen.

Personally, I can’t advocate giving a dime to the RPV under any circumstances as long as they maintain an association with Allen. Why would anyone want to do business with someone who wants to bankrupt them?




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.

3 Responses to “Republican Party of Virginia Fundraising Campaign Irritating 7th District Conservatives”

  1. Daryl Carr says:

    Great article Tom, this article should open lots of eyes s to why the Republican party is in freefall


    Is, has been, Ray Allen STILL being paid by the RPV?

    If so, that is downright LUDICROUS!

    Almost as ludicrous as having Cantor giving a speech on “how to win elections”

  3. Jerry Gore says:

    I believe most grassroots conservatives are very pleased with Mr. Whitbeck’s selection as chairman of RPV and we recognize his need to rebuild RPV’s bank account after the self-inflicted near fatal wounds to the RPV; however, until Ray Allen and Boyd Marcus and their associates have been purged/severed entirely from RPV their will be no significant revival in the near future by the small donors at the grassroots of the party–we can still smell the stench brought into the party by the GOP establishment’s consultants, cronies and special interests. Because of the damage they did to Cuccinelli, Jackson, Obenshane ticket and the damage they did and are still doing to the 7th district’s new and competent leadership of Fred Gruber, there can be no upwelling of enthusiasm by the grassroots to re-start fund raising except from the few deep pockets who are still willing to paper over the influence of these self-serving destructive Rinos. It is also necessary for the SCC to re-double their efforts to super-charge the house-cleaning effort which the grassroots are championing–unfortunately, it seems the SCC has retreated from this unfinished challenge. Thanks to Tom White for bringing the sunlight of exposure to these RPV proceedings!


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Tom White Says:

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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