Not all of Virginia’s delegates believe Trump is the best nominee for our party but many are hoping for unity in Cleveland and beyond. Senator Dick Black, a 10th district delegate and Chairman of Ted Cruz’ efforts in Virginia said,
“We got to move on.
“We’ve got a presidential election ahead,” he said, “and I think it’s vital that we win it.”
““I think that gradually people are getting on board,” Black said of support for Trump.
Gary C. Byler, a lawyer from Virginia Beach, and 2nd district delegate, chaired Trump’s campaign in Hampton Roads.
“It’s a big cocktail party,” said Byler, “These things are usually a large social event as well as a little strategic planning and a good jump for the national campaign.”
Waverly Woods a party activist and delegate from the 2nd district who supported Cruz says,
“I am going to support Donald Trump,” she said. Trump “is going to disrupt this Republican Party and its corrupt cronyism. They can’t control him.”
Prince William county Chairman of the Board of Supervisors and co-chair of Trump’s Virginia campaign will be attending the convention but not as a delegate. He too sees people coalescing behind Trump,
“The establishment is never going to be wholeheartedly behind Mr. Trump,” Stewart said. “The power has shifted from establishment figures and establishment Republican politicians to the grassroots, which Trump really represents and leads.”
“Although there will be no floor fight with regard to the nominee, this convention does mark a watershed moment, I believe, where the grassroots has taken back control of the party away from the elites.”
(Oh really? Perhaps Mr. Stewart should speak with Ken Cuccinelli and Morton Blackwell about that.)
Conservative Talk Show host John Fredericks, a delegate from the 4th district, will be broadcasting live from Cleveland. He is co-chair of the Trump campaign in Virginia along with Corey Stewart.
More on the coming together of our delegates in Cleveland here.