Keeping Virginia Red

Two states hold elections this year: Virginia and New Jersey. But all eyes will be on Virginia. That’s because Virginia, once a solid “red” state, is the top target in the liberal Democrat national strategy to turn “red” states into “blue” ones.

Not only is Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine a Democrat, he’s also Chairman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), hand-picked by Barack Obama as a clear message that the party is serious about tipping the political scales in Virginia and other once-firm GOP states. In 2008, Virginia went Democrat for President for the first time in 44 years and Democrats took three Congressional seats away from the GOP. Democrats also hold both of Virginia’s U.S. Senate seats.

As elections for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, and the state’s House of Delegates loom this fall, there’s one group in the thick of the battle to trip up the liberal Democrats and stymie their plans to turn Virginia “blue.” It’s the all-volunteer Virginia Conservative Campaign Fund (VCCF). Launched in 2005, VCCF has provided important, timely financial help to conservatives running for statewide office as well as to top conservatives running in the toughest races for the General Assembly.

Kate Obenshain. Courtesy of KochFoto.

VCCF’s Honorary Chairman is Fox News guest analyst and commentator Kate Obenshain, who was Chairman of the Republican Party of Virginia from 2003 to 2006. “Virginia is in the sights of the Obama Administration, the DNC and all their friends in the liberal media as a real bellwether state,” she said in a messsage on the VCCF website. “We Virginians, and other freedom-loving Americans around the country, can stand against socialism and send a loud and clear message ringing through the halls of Washington. We will not stand idly by!”

VCCF is busy helping former Attorney General Bob McDonnell in his bid for Governor to succeed the term-limited Kaine. Also enjoying VCCF support are Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling, who is seeking re-election, and State Sen. Ken Cuccinelli, a conservative stalwart running for Attorney General. Meanwhile, VCCF is closely watching several House of Delegates races around the state, and as they develop, VCCF will step in to assist the most promising conservative candidates.

There may be no elections this year where you live. But you can still help VCCF send that message to the Obama administration, the liberal Democrats, and their allies by making a gift to VCCF in support of its program to keep Virginia a “red” state. Virginia law sets no contribution limits and donations from businesses are welcome.

The whole country will be watching Virginia’s results this November. VCCF will do its part to “chase the blues away” from the Old Dominion. VCCF, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, #586, Arlington, VA 22203. Tel. (703) 945-1360. Web site: