Next Tuesday, June 13th, Virginians will go to the polls to nominate candidates for Governor and Lieutenant Governor in what will be a most consequential election.
I will be voting for Jill Vogel in the race for Lieutenant Governor and would ask you to join me in supporting an accomplished, effective, and principled servant leader whose constitutional world view and focus on growing Virginia's economy makes her best qualified to help lead this great Commonwealth.
I firmly believe our best leaders are those who run towards the fight and lead others to stand for what is right. In coming to know Jill, I see in her that tenacity, that fighter's spirit and willingness to lead the charge. That is the same spirit which continues to guide my own fight for our Constitutional principles.
In 2010, as the Democrats moved to socialize our health care system under Obamacare, Jill wasted no time in fighting back. Before Obamacare had even been signed into law, Jill took charge and passed legislation declaring Obamacare's individual mandate to be illegal in Virginia. Her legislative leadership set up Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli's court challenge against one of the most egregious attacks on our Constitution of the modern era.
When Barack Obama's IRS targeted the Tea Party and conservative groups for exercising their First Amendment rights, Jill again ran towards the fight. She helped lead a successful defense of citizen groups attacked by an overreaching federal government bent on silencing dissent against Obama's liberal agenda.
In Virginia's Senate, Jill has consistently defended our God-given right to keep and bear arms, earning her an A+ rating from the NRA as well as the endorsement of the VCDL-PAC. These achievements are not easily earned. They are awarded not for having an "acceptable" voting record. Jill earned the highest marks by carrying strong legislation to defend and advance our rights.
Though all three Republican candidates are pro-life, Jill stands alone in being the only one to introduce legislation defending unborn children against the cruelty of abortion. Again, Jill ran towards the fight, carrying legislation cracking down on unsafe clinics and protecting would-be mothers and their unborn children.
Jill Vogel believes that every citizen should be treated fairly and equally by our government, no matter what their background. That's why she is a champion for religious liberty which is under intense attack. She voted for HB 1324 to protect religious charities and schools from government discrimination for their beliefs about marriage. She will be a warrior for smaller government, less regulation and lower taxes.
While all three candidates oppose illegal immigration, Jill is the only one to introduce legislation and lead the charge to uphold the rule of law in Virginia. Her bills would have required our Governor to work with ICE to investigate and deport criminal illegal aliens, as well as prohibit those here illegally from receiving in-state tuition benefits at our colleges and universities.
However, the most fundamental test for my support of any candidate is not only whether the person is right on policy, but whether he or she has the integrity to earn my trust. I trust Jill Vogel. I cannot say that about any other candidate in the race for LG. She says what she means and means what she says, but she also thoughtful and listens to good counsel. She is precisely who Virginia needs at this time in our history.
Now is Virginia's time for choosing.
We must nominate bold conservatives who can unite our party, win in November, and immediately get to work cleaning up after four years of Governor Terry McAuliffe's failed liberal leadership and incessant attacks on our Constitution and foundational values.
We cannot afford to back down. We cannot afford to run from this fight.
The future of Virginia is at stake.
Next Tuesday, please join me in voting for Jill Vogel as our next Lieutenant Governor.
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