First the 11th district. The young and reliably whiny Kyle McDaniel has resigned his 11th district seat on the State Central Committee (SCC), also resigning from the Republican party, because he has repeatedly disagreed with other members of the committee and President Trump. Kyle does not play well with others and was upset when the Fairfax County Republican Committee wouldn’t give him a leadership role he sought. As part of his resignation, Kyle has written a blistering attack on the Republican party and worse, he has sent it to the Washington Post where they were thrilled to have a ready-made story bashing Republicans, particularly the President. Kyle is so unhappy with the party, he will no longer consider himself a Republican but will be an independent for the foreseeable future. Who would care? As we say in the south, don’t let the screen door hit you on the way out. Now his seat on SCC can be filled by a real Republican, hopefully, a grassroots conservative.
From the Washington Post, RPV chairman John Whitbeck responded to the ever complaining Kyle McDaniel:
“He knows full well that the Republican Party of Virginia, and I as chairman, have worked tirelessly to expand the Party into new communities,” Whitbeck said in a statement. “We wish Mr. McDaniel the best in his future endeavors but he owes every member of his party an apology for repeating the Democrat talking points that Republicans are a bunch of racists.”
Thank you Chairman Whitbeck!
Turning now to changes in the 10th district. On Thursday evening Andrew Nicholson of Clarke County will become the new Chairman following the recent resignation of Chairman Jo Thoburn. That leaves his seat vacant on State Central Committee. The two leading contenders for the seat are Sharon Ashurst the current Chairman of Manassas City Republican Committee and Jim Huber the current membership chairman of Loudoun County Republican Committee. Jim has held a number of positions on the LCRC executive committee over the years and he is a solid conservative. He would make an excellent representative to State Central Committee.
There is second open SCC seat in the 10th District. That is the seat formerly occupied by Puneet Ahluwalia who has been ‘deemed to have resigned’ by party rules requiring the members of SCC to attend the meetings. Ahluwalia attended one meeting and missed the three other meetings held over the last year. Running to replace him is the Vice Chairman of the 10th district Julie Williams who previously served on State Central. She lost her seat when Republicans in the 10th failed to carry the district for President Trump. She is a reliable conservative who has been very active in the grassroots of the party for many years. It appears she has the support and votes of the committee to replace Ahluwalia on SCC. It is not clear if Ahluwalia will also run to regain his seat. We need Julie Williams representing us on the State Central Committee.