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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Does Mark Warner agree with Joe Biden?

The Democrats' Vice Presidential nominee announced his party energy policy: "No coal plants here in America."

I have the details here, but check out this quote:
We’re not supporting ‘clean coal.’ Guess what. China’s building two every week. Two dirty coal plants. And it’s polluting the United States. It’s causing people to die . . . No coal plants here in America. Build them, if they’re going to build them over there make ‘em clean because they’re killing you.

Remember, guns don't kill people; coal plants kill people.

So Mark, you're part of the "we," right? Biden is your candidate for VP, right?

Do you agree with him? Do you support "no coal plants here in America"?


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Monday, September 22, 2008

Mark Warner and Big Labor

By Jim Gilmore

I spoke to the Harrisonburg Rotary Club today and raised a very important issue that came up in my debate on September 18 with Mark Warner before the Fairfax Chamber of Commerce: The fact that Mark Warner supports the so-called Employee Free Choice Act being considered by Congress!

You can view Mark Warner’s comments on this issue at the Fairfax Chamber debate – and my comments as well – and also Mark Warner’s remarks at a July 4th union rally in Northern Virginia.

The AFL-CIO has said that electing Mark Warner is their “major goal for the 2008 elections” and one of the reasons is Mark Warner’s support for this pro-union bill – also known as the Union Check Card legislation – which would undercut Virginia’s historic Right to Work Law and dramatically increase union activity in our state.

In addition to threatening Virginia’s Right to Work Law, I am convinced the Union Check Card poses a strong threat to Virginia’s small business and industries. The vast majority of union petitions filed and elections held in Virginia involve companies employing fewer than 100 people. Small businesses simply do not have the resources to contest organizing efforts and will be under the gun in their efforts to oppose this kind of union power grab.

Under Union Card Check, workers would no longer have the right to a secret ballot election so union organizers would be free to target workers with harassment and intimidation. All militant union organizers would need to do is gather signed so-called “union authorization cards” from a simple majority of workers. And union organizers would know which workers have signed cards and which ones haven’t, so independent-minded workers who dare to question the “benefits” of this increased union power would pay a severe price.

In addition to indicating his support for increased union power at the Fairfax Chamber of Commerce, Mark Warner was recently caught on videotape telling union officials that he would support the Union Check Card legislation sponsored by Ted Kennedy. Senator Kennedy openly acknowledges this legislation is designed to make it easier for union officials to establish themselves as the “exclusive” bargaining agents of employees, including union members and non-members alike, in currently nonunion workplaces in every state in the union, including Virginia.

Economic development specialists have noted time and again that Right to Work states like Virginia, where a relatively small share of employees are subject to “exclusive” union bargaining, enjoy a huge competitive advantage over non-Right to Work states where a higher share of workers are unionized. Low-union-density states like Virginia enjoy far faster growth in jobs, incomes, and opportunity for their working families.

As a former governor, Mark Warner knows that fact. But to obtain the support of the big labor unions, Mark Warner has now promised to work with Ted Kennedy and Barack Obama to undermine Virginia’s competitive advantage. And of course, the entire national economy would be seriously damaged by enactment of the Union Check Card bill.

Working with John McCain I can help stop this union power grab and this effort to undercut Virginia’s historic Right to Work Law. But I need your help! Under a President Obama, the last thing Virginia needs is another Senator who will kowtow to Big Labor. Mark Warner’s campaign is being flooded with union campaign cash and the big labor endorsements. I can combat his union support if I have your help!

Together we can stand up for Virginia. Please click on the link below and contribute to my campaign. Or, send your check today for $25, $50, $100 or even $500 if you can afford it. Helping save Virginia’s Right to Work Law and protecting our working families from harassment and intimidation is a very wise investment -- so please contribute to our campaign to stand up to Mark Warner and forced unionism today!

Cross-posted at SWAC Girl


Jim Gilmore in Harrisonburg today

Former Gov. Jim Gilmore, Virginia candidate for U.S. Senate for the seat being vacated by Sen. John Warner, will be the featured speaker at the weekly meeting of the Harrisonburg Rotary Club today.

The meeting will be held at 12:00 Noon at Spotswood Country Club, 1980 Country Club Road, Harrisonburg, VA.

Cross-posted at SWAC Girl


Friday, September 19, 2008

Gilmore to Warner: "Be honest with Virginians"

On Thursday former Gov. Jim Gilmore, candidate for the Virginia U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Sen. John Warner took his opponent Mark Warner to task insisting it is time Mark Warner be honest with the people of Virginia.

"Bipartisanship is no substitute for honesty," repeated Gilmore, when Mark Warner addressed issues of taxes, drilling for oil, and Warner's support for undermining Virginia's Right To Work Law. "What the people want, --Republicans, Democrats and Independents, is a U.S. Senator who will keep his word."

Throughout the debate Gilmore called on Mark Warner to be honest with Virginians, reminding the audience and those watching at home on TV, that Mark Warner broke his promise to not raise taxes while governor, lied about there being a budget deficit in Virginia, and even hid a budget surplus to pass the highest tax increase in Virginia history.

"Be honest, Mark Warner, when you raised taxes in Virginia, not one dime went to Northern Virginia or transportation," responded Gilmore, when Mark Warner tried to give himself credit for transportation accomplishments in Virginia. "As U.S. Senator, I will make sure revenues collected for transportation through the gasoline tax will go to building more roads, not so-called ‘transportation enhancements', like lighthouses and critter underpasses."

The second Virginia U.S. Senate debate between former Gov. Jim Gilmore and Mark Warner took place in Northern Virginia. Sponsored by the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce, the debate was held at the Capital One Auditorium in McLean, VA, where Fox News Sunday's Chris Wallace served as the moderator. The debate was broadcast live on News Channel 8.

Jim Gilmore for Senate 2008
Cross-posted at SWAC Girl


Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Gilmore reaffirms support of VA's sheriffs & VA's right to work law

Jim Gilmore addressed 75th Annual VA Sheriff's Association Conference Tuesday in Roanoke....

Gov. Jim Gilmore addressed the 75th Annual Virginia Sheriff's Association Conference in Roanoke, VA, on Tuesday. During the Conference, many sheriffs lauded Gov. Gilmore's public safety record and commitment to Virginia's law enforcement community while expressing support for his candidacy to the U.S. Senate.

During his remarks at the Conference, Gov. Gilmore reinforced his support for Virginia's right to work law and contrasted his position with his opponent, Mark Warner who will supports unionization of first-responders and has pledged support to the AFL-CIO for the union check card legislation, both of which will come before the Senate next year.

"We cannot have union bosses in charge of sheriff's departments," said Gilmore, during his remarks at the Conference. "My opponent is hiding his real position on unionization of first responders and will support the union check card proposal before the Senate next year - something that will completely undermine Virginia's right to work law."

In a show of support for Gov. Gilmore's Senate candidacy based on his results-driven record for law enforcement spanning back to his days as Commonwealth's Attorney for Henrico County and his expertise on national security, many sheriff's from across the Commonwealth expressed their support.

"As governor, both before and during the 9/11 attacks, Jim Gilmore provided law enforcement with the resources and tools needed to improve public safety across the Commonwealth. We need a Senator in Washington that understands firsthand what the needs of our law enforcement community are in order to maintain our country safe."

Sheriff Michael L. Wade, Henrico County....
"I have known Gov. Gilmore since he was Henrico County's Commonwealth Attorney, and his record dating back to those early days has always been one of great support for the law enforcement community. Furthermore, his public safety record has been one of great consistency and diligence. I am delighted to support him in his bid for U.S. Senate, because we are at a time where America needs consistent and diligent leaders in Washington.

Sheriff Mike Brown, Bedford County....
"As governor, Gov. Gilmore kept his promise to be a strong supporter of law enforcement at both the state and community level while remaining committed to Virginia's strong right to work laws. We need a U.S. Senator that understands the need for the federal government to respect the long-standing distinction between state and local responsibilities, and federal ones, in order to keep unnecessary federal regulations from being imposed on our communities."

Sheriff J.S. "Danny" Diggs, York County& Poquoson....
"I wholeheartedly support former Gov. Jim Gilmore in his run for the U.S. Senate. I believe at this point in our nation's history, our country needs strong conservative leadership in Washington. As former Chairman of the Gilmore Commission, Jim has the necessary national security experience our country needs and that Virginia will benefit from."

Sheriff Mark Armentrout, City of Radford....
While under Gov. Gilmore's leadership, violent crime in Virginia went down. Families, schools, businesses, neighborhoods, communities and Virginia as a whole became safer than they had been in a quarter-century or more. More law enforcement officers, educators and others were trained in preventing and responding to the threat of school violence, than ever before. Programs that specifically targeted gun-wielding criminals and high-level drug dealers posted notable successes. And drug treatment programs benefited from the largest infusion of money ever for drug-dependent offenders.

Jim Gilmore for Senate

Cross-posted at SWAC Girl


Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Where is GOP establishment to stump for Gilmore?

Chris at Mason Conservative asks some very salient questions about why the GOP establishment is not behind Jim Gilmore's campaign for U.S. Senate. While electeds have called for unity among the (oftentimes) fractured grassroots, they do not set the example by being united themselves. They are distancing themselves from our senatorial candidate, and the excuse I most often hear is that Gov. Gilmore is pulling down the ticket.

Where is everyone to stand up for Jim Gilmore? To campaign with him? To help raise money for him? Where is the GOP establishment?

A Senator with "sharp elbows," as Mason Conservative puts it, is exactly who I want in the Senate representing conservatives against the libs. When someone can explain this one to me, I will be listening.

Cross-posted at SWAC Girl


Monday, September 15, 2008

Mark Warner Finally Agrees to Debate

Former Virginia Gov. Mark Warner has finally agreed to a statewide televised debate with former Gov. Jim Gilmore.  Warner had previously refused to take part in the League of Women Voters debate.

The debate is to take place on October 3rd at 7PM in Roanoke.

cross posted at Delmarva Dealings

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Jim Gilmore, VA's 9/11/01 Governor, remembers that day

JIM GILMORE SALUTES FALLEN PATRIOTS OF 9/11 - “We must continue to do everything we can to keep America safe and free.”

In commemoration of the anniversary of September 11th, former Gov. Gilmore and his wife Roxane today attended the Pentagon Memorial dedication event held this morning, honoring the 184 patriots whose lives were lost at the Pentagon and on American Airlines Flight 77, during the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Following the solemn event, Gov. Gilmore offered these moments of reflection from that day:

"Just like our parents and grandparents could vividly remember exactly what they were doing on December 7, 1941, current generations clearly remember where they were on 9/11 when the planes hijacked by terrorists were crashed into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

"I found myself at the Governor's mansion in Richmond that morning preparing for a busy day of work at the State Capitol. While watching the morning’s news, Roxane and I became aware a plane had hit one of the Twin Towers in New York City and jointly watched as the second plane was deliberately flown into the second tower. As the chairman of a bipartisan commission on homeland security which had warned about the possibility of a terrorist attack on American soil, I immediately began the process of putting Virginia's emergency operations on alert. And, as I did so, the Pentagon was attacked killing 184 Americans right here in our Commonwealth of Virginia.

"As the day developed, I traveled to the Pentagon site to meet with the first responders working to help those hurt in the attack. Later, I visited the hospitals where survivors, and some of the firemen who had been injured as they worked to rescue the victims of this horrid attack, were being treated. The scenes of valor and heroism of that day are forever etched in my memory and continue to inspire me to this day. I hope this day reminds every American to stay vigilant against future terrorist attacks and that we continue to do everything we can to keep America safe and free."

May we never forget.

Cross-posted at SWAC Girl

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Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Drill Here, Drill Now... ~Buena Vista~

Meet the challenge: Donate $10 to Jim Gilmore campaign

Can you spare $10 to help Jim Gilmore? I know it is tough to contribute to political campaigns especially when you are a college student, young person just starting out, retired living on a fixed income, and parents who may be home educating their children in one-income families.

That's why I'm asking if you can spare $10. If many join in, it will add up fast to help buy TV ads and other necessary campaign materials in these final days fighting against Mark Warner.

I have made my donation.

Not surprisingly, the Mark Warner campaign has come out against the first Jim Gilmore television ad. Whaa, whaa, whaa. In a letter to supporters (how I got on the list is a mystery to me), the Mark Warner campaign whined that the ad was not truthful. Perhaps they should point that accusing finger back at themselves.

Please ... make a contribution to Jim Gilmore for Senate so we will not have two Democrat senators from Virginia.

Cross-posted at SWAC Girl and


Thursday, September 4, 2008

Listen to the Mark Warner supporters cheer

Pro-Tax, Anti-Energy, Anti-NRA, Anti-FreeSchool, Anti-Christian
That is a WARNER Supporter. Are you?

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