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Frederick resignation rumors are “not true”

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Embattled Republican Party of Virginia chairman Jeff Frederick is now less than a week away from a critical meeting that could decide his fate. Frederick has endured calls for his resignation from the party’s candidate for Governor, It’s entire congressional delegation, the leadership of the State Senate and a good portion of the leadership of the House of Delegates. He has pinned his hopes on an upcoming April 4th meeting where he says he has the votes to survive if a challenge were made to his leadership. 

The conservative blog Bearing Drift is reporting today that Frederick may not make it to that April 4th meeting. They say rumors are swelling that the chairman could step down on Friday, the day before that meeting is set to take place. However, I just heard from the party’s spokesman Gerry Scimeca who told me that those rumors are “absolutely not true”. He went on to say that Frederick has retained counsel to help fight for his position on Saturday. 

While this was all taking place, Frederick and party central continued on as if nothing was wrong. They continued to send out their weekly e-mail alerts and put out press releases announcing speakers to the upcoming RPV convention and congratulating a Republican winner in a local election in Northern Virginia.  Frederick is not acting like he is going anywhere. It appears he is willing to take this fight until the bitter end.

Written by Ryan Nobles

March 30, 2009 at 3:17 pm

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  1. Unfortunate. Frederick must know that this looks petty to the voters. He must also know that he’s purposely lobbing dynamite into the clubhouse that needs to elect the next Governor of Virginia.
    He appears to be a young, self-absorbed, power-grabber with absolutely no regard for the structure that needs to elect Republicans this year…while we have the wind at our backs.

    This is also known as snatching defeat from the jaws of a victory.

    The Bulletproof Monk

    March 30, 2009 at 4:17 pm

  2. Aww come on- give JFred credit where it’s due! No group of organized Democrats could tear apart an entire state party organization faster than Jeff Frederick has by himself.

    I voted for Jeff – enthusiastically in fact. Sadly, I now regret my choice.

    Regardless of whether he has mustered enough minions to save him on April 4, he’s no doubt planning 99 ways to ruin the convention in spite. I foresee many embarassing shenanigans for the VA GOP.

    Eric Martin

    March 31, 2009 at 5:27 am

  3. Sad but true!

    Loudoun Insider

    March 31, 2009 at 2:26 pm

  4. Good for Jeff! This is about a small group of party insiders who want to see us run to the left in order to win again. One Gun Bob is the worst of all. I hope the SCC does the right thing this weekend.

    We need a real conservative!

    April 3, 2009 at 9:04 pm


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