This morning I received another email concerning the situation with Chairman Frederick. However, the link it provides does not seem to go to the right place (at least for me). It is as follows:
This letter can be found at <http://virginiapolitics.mytimesdispatch.com/index.php/member/31/> Also it should be noted that the signers below represent Unit Committees which comprise 35% of the Delegates to the upcoming State Convention. Chairman Jeff Frederick Republican Party of Virginia 901 East Cary Street Richmond, Virginia 23219 Dear Jeff: As fellow conservative grassroots Republican leaders, we urge you to resign as chairman of the Republican Party of Virginia. After reflecting on recent events, we have concluded that it is time for new leadership of our Party so that we can unify, and win this November. We have worked tirelessly over the years to build our party, advance conservative ideas, and elect fellow Republicans to local and state office. We have devoted our time, talents and undying commitment to our shared cause. It is with this commitment to our party that we agree with the other grassroots and elected leaders who support a change in leadership. Sincerely, Kenny Golden Chairman, Virginia Beach City GOP Donald Williams Chairman, Chesterfield County GOP Angela Kelly-Wiecek Chairman, Hanover County GOP Susan Stimpson Chairman, Stafford County GOP Mike Meredith Chairman, Rockingham County GOP Anthony Bedell Chairman, Fairfax County GOP Pete Burkhimer Chairman, Chesapeake City GOP Sheriff Mike Wade Chairman, Henrico County GOP Pam Brown Chairman, Norfolk City GOP
If these leaders have joined the growing bandwagon of GOP leaders who want Frederick gone, it will be very difficult for the Chairman to stop this growing coalition. Although I don’t know much about the rest, I have a good deal of respect for Chairman Meredith so his name, like Senator Obenshain’s before him, adds considerable credence to the effort. I’ll post more news on the subject as it becomes available.
Update: Some added allies for the Frederick side. As found on spankthatdonkey.com, the conservative stronghold of Augusta County has recently passed a resolution in support of Chairman Frederick. It reads:
RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF RPV CHAIRMAN JEFF FREDERICK
Whereas, the Augusta County Republican Committee believes that the strength of the Republican Party comes from the grassroots up, not the top down.
Whereas, in June 2008, the State Republican Convention elected Jeff Frederick as the State Chairman with an overwhelming vote ot the delegates.
Now, therefore, be resolved, that the Augusta County Republican Committee:
1] Fully endorses and supports the Republican Party of Virginia Chairman Jeff Frederick.
2] We call on Republicans across the Commonwealth to focus on the elections at hand. Chairman Frederick is doing the job he was elected to do, namely to make the state party the servant of the local unit and not its master.
3] We call on the State Central Committee and senatorial caucus to also fully endorse Chairman Jeff Frederick and assist him unconditionally to retake
the Commonwealth of Virginia for the Republican Party.