The GOP Establishment did major damage to the party back in 2013 when they sandbagged the Conservative gubernatorial candidate. Since then they have held the reigns on the GOP and the party has suffered considerably. This primary is the first step for Conservatives looking to reclaim their party and their state which has turned blue on them. That first step is helmed by Nick Freitas as he seeks to unseat Tim Kaine. A quality candidate and a skilled campaigner can do the job. He just might be the guy. In the House, Virginia has the opportunity to unseat a few RINOs.
Best Picks: Nick Freitas, Shak Hill
Worst Picks: Corey Stewart, Barbara Comstock
Best Race: US Senate
Worst Race: None
By now you’ve likely heard about this race. The social media favorite, Nick Freitas. Freitas is the Conservative favorite, but is he the best? Rand Paul, Mike Lee, the NRA, Austin Petersen, and Ron Paul. The endorsements are high and he is alone in them. He has one of the strongest grasps on liberty out of the Republican candidates so far. He’s up there with Eric Brakey of Maine and Austin Petersen of Missouri. There are too few of this kind of Republican in the Senate and Freitas would be a strong reinforcement.
Opposing him is Corey Stewart. Stewart is a formidable candidate whose love for the heretical Jew-hating Paul Nehlen. But Stewart’s formidability is in his funds and past reputation. He narrowly lost, in last year’s primary, to Ed Gillespie, who didn’t know how to campaign. So that is telling about Stewart’s ability to beat Tim Kaine. EW Jackson is the third candidate. He lost running for Lt. Governor and is now seeking the Senate. Jackson seems like a strong Christian but otherwise, he’s not a formidable candidate.
Conservative Pick: Nick Freitas
Rob Wittman is an unchallenged RINO.
In his first term Scott Taylor has shown he is a RINO. Mary Jones is the lone challenger. She is challenging from the right. She can do no worse.
Conservative Picks: Mary Jones
There is no Republican running.
Ryan McAdams is a strong Conservative who brings a lot of needed positions to the table. He is campaigning on fiscal responsibility, reforms that would shrink the government and our basic human liberties. Shion Fenty is a decent candidate but is not running as a strong Conservative.
Conservative Pick: Ryan McAdams
There is no race. There was a nomination convention.
The GOP held a nomination convention.
David Brat is Virginia’s best Conservative.
Thomas Oh is running unopposed.
Morgan Griffith is a decent Congressman who is not a RINO. He is unchallenged.
Barbara Comstock is a severe RINO. She’s a big spender and doesn’t hold principles Conservative views even most RINOs hold. She is opposed by Shak Hill. Shak Hill is a solid Conservative running on Comstock’s record. He would make an excellent Congressman.
Conservative Pick: Shak Hill
Jeff Doves is unopposed.