Meet Ryan Rauner. He’s running for a state central committee seat in the 11th district and he wants us to know that you don’t have to be a Republican to support him.
Wait, what? Someone wants to run for a position within the Republican Party of Virginia and they are openly saying you don’t have to be a Republican to support him? That can’t be right? Oh wait … there is video of it.
For those who don’t know, so far one of the three committee positions from the 11th is now open, with Patsy Drain stepping aside. These State Central races are going to be free-for-alls, but this one got my attention.
Do we really want someone to be an official IN THE PARTY who is openly advocating for people not in the party to elect him? I understand if you’re a candidate for public office and you want to expand the base, but openly saying “you don’t have to be a Republican” to get elected to the governing body of the Republican Party is unbelievable.
But hey, I guess I’m not “pragmatic” enough.