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A vote for the GOP ticket

SoVaNow.com / October 30, 2013


Dear Viewpoint,

As an independent Conservative Republican, I know our candidates who are running on the Republican ticket — Ken Cuccinelli for Governor, E.W. Jackson for Lt. Governor and Mark Obenshain for Attorney General. We are fortunate to have such fine, constitutional, Bill of Rights, freedom loving, fiscal conservative, God fearing men who love Virginia and will work to protect “We the People” from the overreaching dictates taking place by the Federal Government, even if it means taking them to the Supreme Court as Cuccinelli has a record of doing.

Let’s only hope we can keep five Supreme Court Justices on the court who believe in the Constitution.

It’s extremely helpful to have access to voting records of those candidates who have been in office not just judge by what they are saying on the campaign trail or being reported by some of the media. As Senator, Cuccinelli was rated by the Virginia Family Foundation in the 90% range on his votes on legislation important to families.

Terry McAuliffe, Democratic Candidate for Governor, unfortunately does not have a voting record, but indications are he will bring Washington style government and politics to Virginia, which means more government regulations, taxes and a lack of support for Virginians Right to Work law and is an active supporter of unaffordable Obamacare. All of these will continue to stifle our economy and jobs.

It was candidate McAuliffe right of cause not to answer most of the questions on the Virginia Family Foundation questionnaire. This leaves us to assume he didn’t know or didn’t think we voters need to know.

This should be no surprise because he had been one of President Obama’s right hand men — probably the reason he is running.

Lt. Governor Candidate E.W. Jackson a U.S. Marine, Harvard Law School Graduate, small business owner who knows we have to effectively promote economic policies that increase jobs. He also serves as a pastor and is a very eloquent speaker for our constitution, Bill of Rights, our values and principles.

At this time in the Senate we have 20 Republicans and 20 Democrats. With equal numbers quite a few of the important bills end up in tie votes. As Lt. Governor, Jackson’s responsibility would be to break these tie votes and we know he will put Virginia first and vote conservatively.

Senator Ralph Northam, Democratic Candidate for Lt. Governor had only a 25% approval rating on issues affecting families indicating he would vote with the liberals in the Senate.

Senator Mark Obenshain who has a 100% voting approval record on issues affecting families will make Governor Cuccinelli a powerful assistant in protecting “We the People” against the overreaching Federal Government that’s developing into a dictatorship as the President continues to illegally disregard the Constitution and use the IRS to punish citizens who disagree with his policies as he has done.

Senator Mark Herring, Democrat for Attorney General against Mark Obenshain was rated only 18% — meaning he voted 82% against conservative family issues and values.

This election is not only crucial for Virginia but also our nation because Virginia is the only state (N.J. has been decided) that is having statewide elections this year. If the big spenders and those not helping our economy win, the national media will declare Virginian’s election a test that the nation wants bigger government and more debt.

With the IRS’s record on punishing conservative thinking people and now being in charge of Obamacare, I can’t help but ask if we trust them to decide what health care we can have.

If you have thought why vote? Please, I do not have the words to express the urgency that our voice is heard for Cuccinelli, Jackson and Obenshain Tuesday, November 5, 2013 as one step towards saving America as we have known it in the past.

Eva F Scott, former state senator
Amelia





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