Monday, June 27, 2016

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Supreme Court Reverses Governor Bob McDonnell's Conviction: Political Witch-hunt Comes to an End

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Supreme Court Reverses Governor Bob McDonnell's Conviction:

Political Witch-hunt Comes to an End

The Supreme Court unanimously overruled the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in the criminal corruption case that was lodged against Governor Bob McDonnell.  From the outset, the prosecution lodged by the United States Attorney was in stark contrast with every prior ruling of the Supreme Court.  McDonnell was prosecuted under the Hobbs Act which requires a quid pro quo in order to demonstrate a corrupt political act.  A quid pro quo is much like a commercial contract; it is an explicit promise to do a political act for a sum of money or other thing of value.

When it appeared that Bob McDonnell might become the Republican Vice Presidential Nominee for Mitt Romney,  the U.S. Attorney concocted a bizarre rationale for prosecuting him.  A fellow named Jonnie Williams was a lobbyist who befriended Governor and Mrs. McDonnell.  After appearing to be a close personal friend, he purchased gifts for family members and things of that sort.  No law prohibited him from doing so. 

The only evidence that the Governor had done anything in return was that McDonnell sent a note to the Secretary of Health asking whether a product sold by Jonnie Williams would be of any use to the Commonwealth.  When Secretary Hazel responded that it could not, the matter was dropped.  Also, Maureen McDonnell, the Governor's wife, held a meeting at their mansion in which she praised the remedy Jonnie Williams was marketing.  During that meeting, Bob McDonnell dropped in and said hello.  

From the outset, it was clear that nothing criminal had been done.  Legal experts in the field were at a loss to explain to politician clients what they could or could not do for constituents in light of this ruling.  Every member of the General Assembly had done a hundred times as much for various constituents as Bob McDonnell did for Jonnie Williams. 

The decision to prosecute Bob McDonnell stinks of political corruption.  The words used in the case of U.S. v. Oliver North, F.2d 843 (D.C. Cir. 1990) seem tailored to this case:  "...we do not countenance political trials in this country..."  From beginning to end, this case represented a dangerous example of political corruption running rampant in the judiciary branch.  Few things are more threatening to personal liberty than the criminalization of politics.

The Supreme Court's unanimous reversal of Governor McDonnell's conviction is, for the U.S. Supreme Court, an uncharacteristic return to the rule of law.  The United States' Attorney should submit a motion forthwith asking for an order vacating the conviction of our former First Lady, Maureen McDonnell.  I know Maureen personally, and it has been heartbreaking to watch the liberal press smear and distort the character of this fine woman.  Not only should the prosecutor and judiciary be ashamed of themselves for using the judicial process as a political bludgeon, but the media should be mortified looking back on the torrent of deliberate lies and distortions against Maureen. They were more than willing to slander the good name of a decent woman in order to bring down their ultimate political target--Governor Bob McDonnell.

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Saturday, June 18, 2016

McAuliffe Restores Rights to Sexually Violent Felons


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Dear friend:

This week, we found even more problems with Governor McAuliffe's
executive order restoring voting and jury rights to 200,000 felons. 
McAuliffe promised that the order was only for felons who had completed their prison sentences and supervised probation.  However, he apparently didn't think about the convicted violent sexual offenders who are being held under civil commitment lockdown in Virginia's state rehab center in Nottoway County.  The facility is not a prison, and according to the local prosecutor, 176 of the felons are no longer on supervised probation.  What does that mean?  Well, according to McAuliffe's order, that makes them potential voters and jurors.  Read the article
(For reference, in 2011 the Nottoway County School Board election in the district was decided by
97 votes. I suppose the McAuliffe thinks politicians should schedule campaign stops at the facility.)
This follows on last week's
investigation showing that the Governor's restored list is riddled with mistakes, and includes murderers still in prison, fugitives on the run, and even a felon who was deported to Peru. All of these problems only emphasize why in the past, restoration has always been done on an individualized basis after case-by-case review. 
At this point, not even Governor McAuliffe can go back in time and modify his order.  However, our court case challenging the Constitutionality of the executive order will be heard at a special session of the Virginia Supreme Court on July 19.  If you would like to read the court filings, you can do so by clicking

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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

I am so proud!! (Need your help today though!)

Dear Friend –

TODAY is Election Day! Randy and I have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of support from so many people like you in the Second District who care about taking care of our troops, protecting national security, and fighting Obama's liberal agenda. On top of that, Randy is also being backed by:

  • Top Navy Seal Commanders
  • 7 Former Secretaries of the Navy, including Senator John Warner
  • Over 120 Second District Business Leaders
  • Over 40 Second District Elected Officials – including 6 out of the 7 Members representing the Second District in the General Assembly and serving alongside our opponent who have given their overwhelming support to Randy
  • Over 50 Retired Military Officers in the Second District
  • Some of the most influential conservative organizations -- like National Right to Life, Concerned Women of America, and the Family Research Council

I'm so proud of Randy because I believe this army of supporters is a testament to his character and his record of fighting for our military and our Virginia jobs. This election isn't about one person -- it's about our future as a region. Will you join the team too? Vote for Randy TODAY, Tuesday, June 14th. Please click forward to help us spread the word.

Yours in friendship,


P.S. Don't forget to reach out to 5 friends and bring them with you to the polls TODAY BEFORE 7PM. Randy and I are so grateful for your friendship and support, and we're counting on you to help us turn out the vote! Thank you for everything.


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Monday, June 13, 2016

A Time for Choosing STRIVE MEETING TONIGHT 6-7pm  6/13/16 catered for 150 by Dutch Mill Caterers

Big night two meetings on Monday 6/13/16 S.T.R.I.V.E. for America 6-7pm and VA 11th congressional district committee at 7pm-?  will have a meeting to decide if they will be fielding a candidate to run against Gerry Connolly. 
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Come and meet Stanley 6/13/16 6-7pm at the FCRC Headquarters parking lot, 4246 Chain Bridge Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030.
S.T.R.I.V.E. for America will be presenting the tax proposals that they will be advocating for this year.  If parking is a problem you can try the City of Fairfax parking lot across from the FCRC HQ. Finger food will be provided by Dutch Mill Caterers for 150 people.

Dear Robert,
It is very important that if at all possible you come out to support S.T.R.I.V.E. for America this Monday between 6:00 to 7:00 pm. Light fare will be provided by Dutch Mill Caterers

The 11th district Committee is inclined not to have a candidate to run against Gerry Connolly.  Let Paul Prados the Chairman of the Committee know your feelings on whether or not to field a candidate:
In a previous email I had accidentally given Paul's personal email. PLEASE do not use that email or he will never forgive me, with one exception if you have a lucrative legal case for him to work on, that is the one exception where using that personal email would be acceptable.
As you may know Paul worked with Ken Cuccinelli so I am certain that he is a terrific attorney.

Come and meet Stanley 6/13/16 6:00-7:00 pm at the FCRC Headquarters parking lot, 4246 Chain Bridge Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030.
S.T.R.I.V.E. for America will be presenting the tax proposals that they will be advocating for this year.  If parking is a problem you can try the City of Fairfax parking lot across from the FCRC HQ. 

Call if you have any questions 703-764-0829 or

I look forward to seeing you Monday night.

My son took me to a Nats game last night and the Nats won 5-4 scoring 2 runs in bottom of ninth when there were two outs, life is good.

Let's S.T.R.I.V.E for America


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Sunday, June 12, 2016

Snapshot: Where I Stand (And Who Stands With Me)

Friend -- 

In Washington, many people talk a lot, but say little. That's not my style -- I want you to know where I stand.

Here's a quick snapshot of my work and the partnerships I've built in our region. CLICK to spread the message.

If you're hiring someone for a job, wouldn't you check their references? Well, here are a few of my Second District references (including the majority of the Virginia Beach Republican Delegation to the General Assembly -- who serve alongside my opponent):

In two days, on Primary Day, Tuesday, June 14th, you will be making an important decision about the future of our region, our jobs, and our national security. I'd like to ask for your vote, so we can continue building these partnerships and together, grow our region.

Yours in service,


P.S. Don't forget to remind your friends and family to get out and vote on Tuesday, June 14th. Or better yet, bring 5 of them to the polls with you as part of our #5friendschallenge. Every vote counts in the fight for the future of our region and we're counting on YOUR help getting out the vote on June 14th.

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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Can I add your name to the list to give to Randy?

Dear Friend --

Many of you have called expressing your concern over the vicious and false attacks that Scott Taylor has made about Randy. He certainly has exceeded his reputation as a negative campaigner!

As you know, Randy is one of the most respected Members of the U.S. House of Representatives for his character and his effectiveness on behalf of the defense of our nation and our religious liberties. 

Even though Scott Taylor is a Member of the Virginia House of Delegates, 6 of the 7 Republican Delegates from the 2nd District who are endorsing in this race have endorsed Randy. That's right -- his own colleagues in the General Assembly are supporting Randy overwhelmingly. That alone speaks volumes!

Help me send a message to Scott Taylor that a campaign of "smoke and mirrors" does not make one immediately capable of stepping in the shoes of a man like Randy Forbes -- who has the support of 7 Former Secretaries of the Navy, top Navy SEAL Commanders, 50 retired military officers from across Hampton Roads, and over 200 Second District elected, business, and community leaders.

Would you consider making a donation of $35, $75, $150, $500, or even $1,500 today to help me send this message? With only 6 days left, your support is more critical now than ever and I would love to add your name to the list of supporters to give Randy. As always, we are so deeply grateful for your support, friendship, and all that you do.



P.S. This is it. In less than one week, voters will make a choice that will have a big impact on our region, our military, and our families. We need to ensure Randy's message of protecting local jobs and a strong defense continues to reach voters in these final days. Will you help us?

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