The Commonwealth of Virginia is currently at a crossroads. It’s been turning blue over the years — at least since I moved here in 2012. Our state is one week away from holding its primary, June 12th, where the next Republican nominee for U.S. Senate will challenge former Democrat VP nominee and sitting U.S. Senator Tim Kaine. Virginia under Kaine and his fellow Democrat Mark Warner has put our state on a downward spiral. Our state is in desperate need of leadership in the form of new blood.
After painful gubernatorial losses in 2013 and 2017, narrowly losing to Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) in 2014, and barely holding control of both General Assembly chambers, the Republican influence in Old Dominion may go the way of California or New York if better candidates fail to run. That would be horrific.
There is hope for our state, however. That hope comes in the form of Culpeper Delegate and former Green Beret Nick Freitas. Those of us in grassroots circles here have known Nick prior to his run for U.S. Senate. (Nick hosts some of the best political fundraisers out there—marked by by good BBQ and mechanical bull riding.) Many of you have probably discovered him in recent weeks after he delivered this superb speech on the General Assembly floor in support of the Second Amendment in wake of smear campaigns against law-abiding gun owners from some of his Democrat colleagues. He is, without a doubt, Virginia’s best kept secret. And if he wins on June 12th, the rest of America will come to admire him if they haven’t yet.