WASHINGTON – Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus released the following statement on Virginia’s Governor and Lt. Governor election results:
“While we’re disappointed with tonight’s results for Ken Cuccinelli and E.W. Jackson, they ran on issues and solutions, so I congratulate them on their efforts,” said Chairman Priebus. “I was proud to support the Republican ticket throughout this campaign.
“Thankfully, Terry McAuliffe has no mandate. Virginia voters reelected the Republican majority to the House of Delegates, and they will provide a much-needed check on McAuliffe’s plans for a reckless spending spree.
“The work continues. Our focus turns to the special election to fill the State Senate seat vacated by Ralph Northam. When a Republican takes that seat, the party will have an outright majority in both houses of the Virginia legislature standing firm on Republican principles of freedom and equal opportunity.
“The conservative principles of the Republican Party remain sound, and we will continue to advocate for our beliefs in limited government, strong families, individual liberty, and fiscal responsibility.”
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