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Thread: Virginia Senate Majority Leader vote, 10am 19 Nov 2015

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    Virginia Senate Majority Leader vote, 10am 19 Nov 2015

    There's a movement to draft Mark Obenshain. Contact your Republican senator and express support for this. Obenshain's the most conservative of the bunch.

    Find your state senator: http://whosmy.virginiageneralassembly.gov/

    Some background:

    Republican leadership battle in Virginia Senate gets heated

    RICHMOND ó A leadership battle among Republicans in the Virginia Senate has taken a turn for the nasty, shattering the chamberís usual decorum and creating a distraction for the GOP just weeks after its victory in hard-fought elections.

    Sen. Thomas A. Garrett Jr. (R-Buckingham) and Senate Majority Leader Thomas K. Norment Jr. (R-James City) complain bitterly about each other in a series of e-mails sent to fellow members of the Republican Senate caucus and obtained by The Washington Post.

    Garrett contends Norment is trying to monopolize power in the Senate despite personal scandal, while Norment says he still has the support of the caucus.

    Senate Republicans are slated to pick their leadership in a private meeting Thursday, but the struggle leading up to it is no longer behind closed doors. The e-mail messages offer a peek into a brawl raging in the normally genteel Senate. Norment, usually the epitome of the chamberís throwback style with his suspenders, bow ties and baroque speechifying, resorts to all-caps delivery as he pushes back against Garrett....
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/local...483_story.html



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    Bump.

    The vote is tomorrow morning. Please take 5 minutes to click the link and find your Republican State Senator's email address and send a quick email supporting Obenshain.

    http://whosmy.virginiageneralassembly.gov/

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    One last bump...voting in about 12 hours.

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    Where does Sen. Dick Black stand on this? I've followed him a bit although I don't live in Virginia, and have been pretty impressed with him.
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    It's a balance between appeasing his supporters, appeasing the deep state and reaching his own goals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by William Tell View Post
    Where does Sen. Dick Black stand on this? I've followed him a bit although I don't live in Virginia, and have been pretty impressed with him.
    I don't know. I haven't seen any comments from him in the news and I don't have any behind-the-scenes info either.



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