Dave Foster

Dave Foster Stakes Lead in RPV AG Contest

Announcing the outcome of pre-files for the Virginia Republican Convention, a Dave Foster campaign representative told those gathered at the Virginia Beach Republican breakfast this morning that almost three times as many pre-files were submitted in Virginia Beach this year over last. Apparently wanting to clear up claims in correspondence by one or both of the other candidates, Aaron stated that the outcome ended with Dave Foster receiving more pre-file forms than any other Attorney General candidate, followed by John Brownlee, and that Ken Cuccinelli finished last.

This announcement builds upon the earlier success of the Foster campaign in Alexandria, where he filed more committed delegates than his two opponents combined. About a quarter of the City/County filing deadlines have passed. Senator Cuccinelli has made a number of personal appearances at local events and seemed to be the preference of the local party leadership. However, Foster has demonstrated strong organization and ties to and support from state and national Republican groups.

Foster was a member of former Attorney General Bob McDonnell’s Internet Safety Task Force.

RPV Gala to Feature Hannity, Maybe Palin

The Republicans will headline well-known caricatures of conservative and family values at their gala event during the 2009 State Convention. In addition to Sean Hannity, they have reached out to Governor Sarah Palin in hopes of showcasing her appeal. In the only convention contest, this bodes favorably for Dave Foster.

"As Sean Hannity would say, (Ken Cuccinelli) is a great American. However, it's not about who has been in the Senate the longest, it's not about who's been a prosecutor, it's about who can help Bob and Bill win in November."

A representative for Dave Foster's campaign for Attorney General explained to those attending the Virginia Beach Republican breakfast this morning the importance of a balanced ticket. A former employee of Sean Hannity, he told the group that he wanted to applaud Ken Cuccinelli for his years of work in the Senate but that Dave Foster brings the geography, the values, the business community, and the campaign knowledge that his opponents lack. He also hinted that because Foster is a personal friend of Michael Steele, the Republican National Committee will get involved in Virginia elections if he is the nominee.