Stewart, Vogel Cite Importance of Trump Campaign

Two candidates vying for statewide office on next year’s ballot were in Leesburg on Monday night touting the importance of Donald J. Trump’s presidential bid.

Prince William County Chairman Corey Stewart is running for the GOP’s gubernatorial nomination. He is also the chairman of Trump’s campaign in Virginia. Sen. Jill Hotzman-Vogel (R-27) is campaigning for the party’s nomination for lieutenant governor. Both addressed the Loudoun County Republican Committee on Monday night.

They said Trump’s push for change as an outsider businessman willing to eschew political correctness is resonating with voters—and that’s being reflected in polls nationally and in Virginia that show the race tightening.

Vogel said the Democrats’ efforts to paint Republicans as being against women and the working class are not getting traction. Women are more concerned about the Second Amendment protections and economic freedoms championed by Republicans and working people support Trump’s call for tighter controls on illegal immigrants who compete for their jobs, she said.

Corey Stewart address the Loudoun County Republican Committee on Sept. 19.
Corey Stewart address the Loudoun County Republican Committee on Sept. 19.

Stewart highlighted the shifting poll numbers in recent weeks that show Trump’s support growing—the Republican running neck-and-neck with Hillary Clinton in Virginia and other battleground states. Voters feel the country is headed in the wrong direction and are looking to Trump to lead the change, he said.

If the race stays close through November, all eyes will be on Virginia—and on Loudoun County, Stewart said. “Virginia could be the Florida of 2016.”

Loudoun County has been the bellwether of presidential elections in Virginia for more than 50 years. Stewart said it was critical for local Republicans to support the campaign. “Everything you do will be important.”

Vogel and Stewart said they were focused on helping GOP candidates succeed in November, but they agreed that this year’s results could help set the stage for Republicans to win the state race next year.

“If we can take back America in 2016, we can take back Virginia in 2017,” Stewart said.

3 thoughts on “Stewart, Vogel Cite Importance of Trump Campaign

  • 2016-09-20 at 5:12 pm

    Worst presidential nominee in living memory, if not the entire history of the United States—not a day of experience in any public office, publicly mocks a reporter’s handicap, insults women with a crudity ordinarily heard only on the streets, questioned the military performance of a veteran who endured torture, suggested military forces commit war crimes to include the killing of children, suggested a religious test for entry to the United States which would bar nearly a fourth of the world’s population, enraged with insulting stereotype officials and citizens alike in a neighboring country, encouraged violence at political rallies—who has the time or space to list it all? The man does not qualify for the front desk of an embassy in a faraway country—never mind the Presidency of the United States of America.

  • 2016-09-21 at 12:06 pm

    Corey Stewart just claimed that Clinton and Trump are “neck and neck in Virginia”.

    This is factually incorrect.

    Unfortunately this is in line with the Trump method of campaigning on untruths, lies and misinformation.

    Mr. Stewart, you are a front-line politician, and I honor your service. You are better than Trump. Go your own way, and don’t soil yourself with Trump’s dirt.

  • 2016-09-22 at 10:02 am

    Edmund – having lived in PWC for decades, known Corey personally for quite some time, seen the downward spiral of PWC due to many variables especially resulting from illegal immigration and the overall impact on the County (the primary reason I moved to LC), and personally observed this man trying diligently trying to not only save the County but even the very illegals who continue to be victimized by the gangsters, well before Trump came into the picture, it should not be construed as him soiling himself. He is intent upon returning folks like me to our rightful county in lieu of fleeing, which my current town has become another sanctuary town as our criminal gangs are only an “issue” as offered by our incoming police chief as the murders, drugs running, prostitution, extortion, etc., within my “quaint” town, and county, as the overall numbers keep adding up and they are ill prepared to handle the “problem” and need to enlist outside regional and federal sources, which are equally ineffective to minimize or prevent the problem. Our overall quality of life goes down… Many don’t care, many don’t drive through the neighborhoods or turn a blind eye (especially the liberal Town Council/Mayor, unless they are pandering for votes), and the police relatively don’t act until something major happens. I applaud Corey for wanting to bring a better life to the American Citizens first. In regards to the article, in my second career I’ve seen firsthand in the construction industry that illegals have forced out most blacks (and others), and I continue to speak to legal Latinos that are concerned that illegals will steal their jobs in the future for lower wages. CMC – why not spout some gun data??? You don’t care about John, so why reference him? You hate our military, the same as Obama and Clinton, so why reference them? Mr. Khan hates our Country, and our Constitution, which ironically as it is about 10th on his list after his 1st Quran, so why reference him, but I guess that’s assimilation? In case you don’t remember, we shutdown the entire airspace, borders, etc. for several days after 9-11 to everyone including all religions….. If it is in the Nations interests, and it continues to prevent issues such as NYC, NJ, Minnesota, California, Florida, Texas, etc., whether international or domestic, I support the cause of preventing a quarter of the world population entering this country until we have a better grasp. We have a massive issue of domestic inspired issues and our President is 100% MIA, well, unless he’s giving a speech pandering to the UN. Perhaps we can get Hillary the front desk job at a new embassy in Libya after she loses the election with the same protection she offered her heros….. Trump can also offer Stein a position to protect the pipelines and Johnson to watch over the poppy fields in Afghanistan….

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