Meet Ryan Rauner. Â Heâ€™s running for a Â state central committee seat in the 11th district and he wants us to know that you donâ€™t have to be a Republican to support him. Â
Wait, what? Â Someone wants to run for a position within the Republican Party of Virginia and they are openly saying you donâ€™t have to be a Republican to support him? Â That canâ€™t be right? Â Oh wait â€¦ there is video of it.
For those who donâ€™t know, so far one of the three committee positions from the 11th is now open, with Patsy Drain stepping aside.Â These State Central races are going to be free-for-alls, but this one got my attention. Â
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? Â I understand if you’re a candidate for public office and you want to expand the base, but openly saying â€œyou donâ€™t have to be a Republicanâ€ to get elected to the governing body of the Republican Party is unbelievable.
But hey, I guess Iâ€™m not â€œpragmaticâ€ enough.