Republican strategist Ralph Reed explained last week that the GOP needs to pick up seven U.S. Senate seats to control the Senate. Reed identifies seven strong opportunities. But the GOP must win all seven States. If a strong candidate runs in Virginia, that would make eight. A strong candidate in New Hampshire would put nine States in play. Michigan could make ten.
Sunday, December 1, 2013
KAY COLE JAMES for US SENATE in Virginia in 2014
Virginia Republicans should nominate for US Senate for 2014 a highly-respected, conservative African-American woman Kay Cole James. That is necessary because male Republicans appear unprepared to counter Democrat "war on women" smears.
In Virginia, despite Terry McAuliffe being the type of phony that women regret having dated, McAuliffe won the votes of Virginia women over Ken Cuccinelli for Governor by 51% to 42%, according to exit polls from CNN, http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2013/images/11/05/va.gov.exit.polls.1120p.110513.v2.final%5B1%5D.copy.pdf, including 91% of Black women who voted for Terry McAuliffe. Unmarried women voted 67% for Terry McAuliffe over 25% for Ken Cuccinelli and 9% for Robert Sarvis.
Democrats recycled their 2012 campaign against Mitt Romney, warning of a Republican “War on Women.” Liberals have fabricated a theme that conservative Republican men want to take away women’s rights and hate women.
Eventually an alert and capable Republican party can turn this problem around. But there is not enough time to achieve such a transformation before November 4, 2014. And the Republican Party of Virginia (RPV) is consumed with insider games. The RPV is focused on dividing up spoils they haven’t earned yet instead of on winning elections.
Therefore, as a matter of tactics, only a woman can refute the lies that the Republican nominee hates women. And to play that role, no one would be better than an African-American woman. Kay Cole James would be both the first Black US Senator from Virginia in history as well as the first female U.S. Senator from Virginia.
Kay Cole James http://gloucesterinstitute.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=72&Itemid=75 was Virginia’s Secretary of Health and Human Resources under Governor George Allen. She served on the Fairfax County School Board and the Virginia State Board of Education. She received the University of Virginia's Publius Award for Public Service. She has extensive national television and speaking experience. She was born in Virginia and graduated from Hampton University.
Kay Cole James served as Director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) in the Bush Administration She led a department of 3,600 employees with responsibility for all personnel practices and programs for the 1.8 million members of the federal civil service, including stewardship of over $650 billion in federal retirement, health, life, and long-term care insurance assets. She served as the Chair of the Joint Financial Management Improvement Program Principals.
Kay Cole James describes herself as a "Christian conservative." She has served on the Boards of The Heritage Foundation, Focus on the Family, The Salvation Army, PNC Financial Services Group, The Amerigroup Corporation, Virginia Commonwealth University, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, and Young Life. She was a member of the NASA Advisory Council, the National Commission on Children, and the Medicaid Commission. She is a member of the official Speaker's Bureau for the American Enterprise Institute (AEI).
Echoing Republican Abraham Lincoln, could God be arranging that an African-American woman conclude the sins of slavery as US Senator in the former capitol of the Confederacy? Is there a plan “for such a time as this?”
Posted by Jonathon Moseley at 11:32 AM