August 27, 2016 News & Press Releases · Press Releases and Announcements

DPVA Chairwoman Statement Virginia Republicans’ Decision to Nominate by Primary in 2017

by Democratic Party of Virginia

Democratic Party of Virginia (DPVA) Chairwoman Susan Swecker released the following statement on Virginia Republicans' decision to hold a primary in 2017: 

"Virginia Republicans' decision to hold a primary provides the same nominating mechanism that delivered Donald Trump a victory on Super Tuesday against a crowded field of candidates. They will not be able to escape their years of pandering to the far right, and their candidates will reflect that strategy.

"Virginia Republicans will be engaged in a bitter race to the right until primary day, while Virginia Democrats will continue to lay critical groundwork for 2017."