Today Del. Jeff Frederick, the deposed former chairman of the Republican Party of Virginia, announced that he would not mount an effort to win back the chairmanship of the state GOP. This follows a decision by his wife Amy Frederick to give up her run for the delegate seat that Jeff Frederick has previously announced he would not seek reelection to.
I will miss this drama. But I don’t think for a moment that we’ve seen the last of the Frederick family in Virginia politics.
One side note, today Jeff Frederick finally updated his Twitter bio to reflect the fact that he’s the former chairman of the Republican Party of Virginia. If I were him, I’d focus on the present and the future. Instead he’s like Karl Rove who merely references his past accomplishments.
But at least Jeff still tweets. That’s more than I can say for Amy.
Talk about timing.
In a few hours, the Central Committee of the Republican Party of Virginia is expected to fire Del. Jeff Frederick as its chairman. But even if they get rid of him, they will have to contend with his wife, Amy Frederick.
Mrs. Frederick announced her candidacy for her husband’s seat in the House of Delegates on YouTube Friday. That fact was missing from a New York Times story about the kabuki theater which will be held in Henrico County later today.
But enough about the soon to be ex-chairman. I wonder, is Amy to Medvedev as Jeff is to Putin?
Whether or not he keeps the RPV chairmanship, Del. Jeff Frederick would also like his wife Amy to win his House of Delegates seat.
I can’t say that I am surprised, but I am delighted to learn that Delegate Jeff Frederick, Chairman of the Republican Party of Virginia, is fighting back against critics who are seeking his ouster from the RPV chairmanship. It makes this kabuki theater show much more interesting.
Today Frederick released a statement to media taking on the naysayers and answering their charges. This follows up a robo-call campaign launched by his supporters.
Frederick writes that his critics are a “small minority” who seek to turn the RPV, “into a rubber stamp for its long-time insiders.”
In Frederick’s view, these “insiders” are the ones to be blamed for the Republican Party’s losses in Virginia, not him. Continue reading
It’s bad enough that conservatives are calling for the ouster of RNC Chairman Michael Steele. Now Virginia’s GOP Congressmen are calling for the ouster of Prince William County Delegate Jeff Frederick as chairman of the Republican Party of Virginia.
That’s just terrible! As a Virginia Democrat, I believe both Steele and Frederick provide the keys to victory — for Democrats in Virginia and in Steele’s case, Democrats across the country. Continue reading
This is too rich.
I’m just reading through some of the various political sites which cover Virginia politics and it turns out that Jeff Frederick has announced that he is not running for re-election to his seat in the Virginia House of Delegates. In the same breath, he recommends his wife Amy Frederick as his replacement.
What is this Alabama? Louisiana? Continue reading