Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee

Virginia GOP in Decline -- Republicans Fail to Recruit

WASHINGTON -- Virginia Republicans, scrambling to defend their last vestiges of power in the Commonwealth, failed to recruit candidates for dozens of seats in this November's General Assembly elections. 

"Virginia Republicans aren't just playing defense -- they're in full retreat," said Jessica Post, executive director of the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee. "Republicans' dismal recruitment numbers are symbolic of the party's steep decline in Virginia. The GOP is out of touch on health care, voting rights, choice -- and it's evident in their lack of candidates."