November 18, 2019 News & Press Releases

Delegate John McGuire abandons constituents days after re-election to run for Congress

by Democratic Party of Virginia

RICHMOND, VA. – The Republican Party primary in Virginia's Seventh Congressional District now includes Delegate-ish John McGuire, who today officially confirmed his hyper-partisan 23 months in the Virginia General Assembly were simply a springboard to a campaign for higher office.

McGuire, who ran for the House of Delegates this year admitting he didn't care much about actually serving a full term, is eager to depart his current job just days after winning his first re-election. McGuire's claims to fame during his pre-Congressional campaign time as a Delegate have been renting a house in order to run in the 56th district (earning him the nickname "No Show" John McGuire), flip flopping and opposing the Equal Rights Amendment when he realized it would hurt him in a Republican primary for higher officevoting against Medicaid Expansion even when other Republicans like Kirk Cox voted for it, and taking part in a secret, closed-door NRA strategy session in advance of the July 9th Special Session where Republicans cut and run after 90 minutes without debate.

“John McGuire doesn't care about representing his constituents because his mind has been on running for Congress ever since Dave Brat lost his seat," said DPVA Press Secretary Grant Fox. "No Show John McGuire has used his time as a 'Delegate' to cozy up to the NRA, oppose equality for women, and vote against Medicaid Expansion even when many of his Republican colleagues supported it. Residents of the 7th Congressional District got rid of their no-show Congressman last year. Why would they elect another one who won't even bother to show up for his current constituents?"