Susan Stimpson, the past Chairman of the Stafford County Board of Supervisors, and a candidate last year for Lt. Governor, has endorsed Bob Marshall for the 10th Congressional seat being vacated by Republican Frank Wolf. The Republican Firehouse Canvass is scheduled for this Saturday. Susan cited Medicaid Expansion as one of her chief reasons for supporting Bob Marshall.
Delegate Bob Marshall was one of only two Republican delegates to vote NO to the House Budget Bill 5002. Did you know that the House budget bill that now sits in the Virginia Senate Finance Committee contains language so broad that the Governor could easily interpret it as authorizing a ‘pilot program’ for Medicaid Expansion in Virginia? Did you know that HB 5002 contains language that appropriates the money ‘sum sufficient for those newly eligible under the Affordable Care Act?’ You can read right here, section 301 TTT3 and TTT9 (Download here and see the highlighted sections)Delegate Marshall didn’t go along to get along. He fought to stop this deception.
And when Medicaid Expands, even if they call it a different name, I will know that Bob Marshall did all that he could to prevent the catastrophe of Obamacare.
Good people can disagree. And whoever wins this nomination, we Republicans will rally around him or her. But I just ask you to consider this nomination in a different light than politics as usual. I believe we are in a fight for our freedom and it is going to take courageous people like Bob Marshall to represent us in government, to act on Republican principles such as a limited government and to fight for transparency and our freedom.
I hope you will cast your vote for Bob Marshall for Congress on April 26th.
I admire Susan for her stalwart fight against Medicaid Expansion, even when it has required her, in some cases, to oppose her own delegate and Speaker of the House, Bill Howell. She knows that you can’t add 400,000 new people to the Virginia Medicaid rolls and not suffer consequences. Her glowing endorsement is made from a position of principle on this critical issue – which is how I’ve always known Susan to make her decisions.
I know Susan Stimpson had serious concerns about Barbara Comstock’s campaign website that originally had language that suggested she would be supportive of Medicaid expansion after it was reformed. The infamous phrase that so many General Assembly Republicans have used, “reform and expand,” has not sat well with conservatives and grassroot activists.
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