Hugo For Lieutenant Governor Weekly Newsletter 1/25/2021
I joined the race to be the Republican nominee for Virginia Lieutenant Governor a little over three months ago because I am fed up with what the Democrats are doing to our Commonwealth. I believe you deserve a conservative alternative to the Democrats and their out of touch liberal policies.
Since launching this campaign, I’ve been humbled by the outpouring of support I have received from friends and grassroots supporters like you. With your help, we not only outraised all of our opponents for the GOP nomination, we also raised more in small dollar contributions than all of them combined.
As I have said before, however, our campaign isn’t about beating our fellow Republicans. It is about uniting the Republican party and building a statewide coalition that can defeat the liberal Democrats in November.
With that said, I wanted to start providing you a weekly update on what our campaign is up to so that you know I am working hard to earn your vote and build the organization we need to win in November. I hope you enjoy this first issue of our weekly newsletter.
Speaking To Grassroots Republicans
If we are going to defeat the Democrats in November, we are going to need a candidate who is willing to engage our grassroots Republicans. That’s why I am making it a priority to visit as many local Republican groups as possible. Last week, I had the opportunity to address Republicans in Fairfax County, Goochland County, York County, and Appomattox County.
In the last several months, I have also previously spoken to Republicans in Fredericksburg, Hanover County, Virginia Beach, Colonial Heights, Henrico County, Fauquier County, and Powhatan County. My promise to you is I am going to continue to make time to visit, speak, and listen to our grassroots Republicans.
We are scheduling more visits with local GOP units everyday. Contact our campaign manager Dustin Rhodes at [email protected] to make sure we have the next meeting time for your local committee!
Consolidating Conservative Support
Over the course of the last month, I have been proud to announce our campaign’s endorsement by prominent conservative leaders throughout our Commonwealth. Last week, I was pleased to add Congressman Ben Cline (VA-6) to our growing list of conservative endorsements. Watch Congressman Cline’s endorsement video below. You can also read his full endorsement statement by clicking here.
Our campaign also has the support of Senator Bill DeSteph (Virginia Beach), Senator Ryan McDougle (Hanover), Senator Richard Stuart (Fredericksburg), Delegate Rob Bell (Albemarle), House of Delegates Caucus Chair Kathy Byron (Bedford), Delegate Bobby Orrock (Caroline), Delegate Matt Fariss (Campbell), Delegate Buddy Fowler (Hanover), Delegate Margaret Ransone (Westmoreland), Delegate Nick Rush (Montgomery), Delegate Lee Ware (Powhatan), Delegate Mark Cole (Spotsylvania), Former Senator Dick Black, Former Speaker of the House William Howell, Former Delegate Scott Lingamfelter, Former Delegate Brenda Pogge, Former Delegate Jackson Miller, Former 10th Congressional District Candidate/Current HD 51 Candidate Jeff Dove, Former 10th District GOP Chair Jo Thoburn, Chesapeake City Clerk of the Court Alan Krasnoff, Fairfax City Councilman Sang Yi, Prince William County Supervisor Pete Candland, Former Prince William County Supervisor Ruth Anderson, Former Manassas Mayor Mayor Hal Parrish, and Former Manassas City Councilman Ian Lovejoy.
Our Path To Victory
If we are going to beat the Democrats in November, we need to run a campaign that is both well funded and has a strong grassroots operation. My promise to you is our campaign will do both. Last cycle, our campaign for Delegate assembled a grassroots team that knocked on over 60,000 doors (more than any other Delegate campaign in the state). And we did it while also being the #1 fundraiser in the Commonwealth among Delegate campaigns.
The other component here is making sure Republicans stop getting absolutely crushed in Northern Virginia. I am the only candidate in this race who is not only a conservative, but also has a proven track record of winning elections in Northern Virginia. I can and will deliver these vital votes for our Republican statewide ticket. We don’t have to win the region, but we have to do better and I will help make sure we do.
On The Issues
I want to make sure all of you have the facts about my record and my tenure in the Virginia House of the Delegates. Here are the facts:
- For 17 years, I voted to protect your Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms. It’s why I have a lifetime “A” rating from the NRA and why I was supported by the Virginia Citizens Defense League during my past campaign.
- For 17 years, I voted to protect life and the unborn. It’s why pro-life champions like former Delegate Brenda Pogge have endorsed my campaign.
- For 17 years, I voted for lower taxes, less regulation, balanced budgets, and AGAINST medicaid expansion. It’s why Virginia was ranked the #1 state for business when I was a member of the House of Delegates.
Some people like to TALK. I prefer to DO. And if you look at my voting record, you’ll find I have a 17 year record of advancing conservative legislation.
I’ll be frank. The Democrats are destroying our Commonwealth. We need strong conservative candidates with a record of getting things done and who can marshal the resources we need to defeat the liberals in November.
Right now, Democrats hold the Presidency and Congress. They hold the Governor’s office, the Lieutenant Governor’s office, the Virginia State Senate, and the Virginia House of Delegates. They have complete control, and our Commonwealth is suffering because of it.
We cannot take anything for granted this year. Failure at the polls is NOT an option. I know I can help lead our party to victory. That’s why I am asking for your vote, your support, and your prayers.
Become A Convention Delegate
Want to help our campaign win the Republican nomination? Sign up to become a Hugo for Lieutenant Governor convention delegate right now by clicking here.
While we don’t yet know what the final format for the convention will be, it is critical that we start mobilizing our supporters like you to be Hugo for Lieutenant Governor delegates at that convention.
Over the last several months, I’ve built a strong team with previous convention experience, but we are counting on grassroots supporters like you to help us win.
As we receive more information regarding the convention, our campaign will be sure to keep you up to date on developments regarding dates, locations, etc.
Keep Up With Our Campaign
I hope you enjoyed our first campaign newsletter. If you have any questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us as at [email protected].