February 26, 2005

A Moderate Republican Runs for Governor in Virginia

I recieved a response from an Andy Smith, a fellow moderate Republican in Virginia. He asked me to post his response to share the news of a moderate who is entering the race for Governor in Virginia. Without further ado:

"Dear Dennis,


Hello. My name is Andy Smith, a fellow moderate from Virginia.
Politically, I think I'm more conservative than you are (I voted for Bush, and never
seriously considered voting for Kerry). Still, I think the party has swung too far right in recent years, and has abandoned
it's time honored tradition of fiscal responsibility in the name of
constant tax cuts. This is especially true here in Virginia.


That's why I want to draw your attention to the fact that State Senator
H.Russell Potts announced today that he is running for governor of Va. He is one of the moderate Republicans who broke with party ranks last year to put the state's budget back in order, rather than implement even more tax cuts. The article is at the Washington Post's website. Here is
the url:


http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A53243-2005Feb25.html


I would like to ask you to put comment on this article at your website,
or at least post the url and help draw attention to his race.


Many Thanks,


Andy Smith

Thanks for this wonderful news, Andy. Please keep us all informed.

It's nice to see a Republican that is willing to govern pragmatically instead of ideologically. Let's hope his campaign gets traction.

Posted by Dennis at February 26, 2005 12:30 AM
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Russ Potts will win in Virginia if folks will wake up and realize that the party is using them to build a VERY un-Republican movement of rich snobs who want to force their views on people at every turn.

It is sad the party of Lincoln has come to this.

The Little Guys

Posted by: Little Guy at March 27, 2005 02:05 PM
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