McDonnell Victory Party – Andy Fox reportsNovember 3rd, 2009 at 10:28 pm by Jane Alvarez-Wertz under Personalities, Politics
Political Reporter Andy Fox here at a boisterous victory party for Virginia Beach’s Bob McDonnell. As one speaker said, “Bob has lead the republican party out of a seven year wilderness politically.” The last time Republicans won all three statewide offices was back in 1997.
National Republican Chair Michael Steele told WAVY.com, “Bob ran a campaign that reached out. He won back independents…no one cared about his 1989 Thesis because they care about jobs. They care about roads. They care about education.”
Early results show Deeds failed to generate the needed turnout in African American Communities, women and Hispanics.
Republicans are using the victories tonight in Virginia to re-energize a Republican Party that has failed to win a gubernatorial race since 1997.