There sure was a lot of talk about Washington when the newly-minted GOP swung by Roanoke Regional Airport today. midway through a three-day statewide tour. (The story is here.)
Besides the candidates, Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Roanoke County, and Republican party chair Pat Mullins also reminded the Republican-leaning crowd that Virginia could send a strong signal to the rest of the nation by voting for the ticket.
“We want a governor who stands up for Virginia not a governor who stands up for Washington, D.C.,” Mullins said.
Chatting just before boarding his plane to his next stop, Cuccinelli said Virginia’s gubernatorial race, always held the first year after a presidential election is often considered the first test of how a president is doing.
He said he expects that will be on the minds of campaign volunteers in the five months ahead as they work to win votes for their candidates.