Monday, June 13, 2016

Vote Tomorrow -- Click to find your polling place

Friend -- 

Tomorrow is the BIG day for the Second District! Polls are open 6am -- 7pm so be sure to schedule time during your day tomorrow to get out and vote. You can find your polling location here.

There's some back story about this election, though, that I want to share with you...

Soon after I announced my decision not to seek reelection, I called Randy Forbes to ask, and strongly encourage, my friend to seek reelection in our district, VA02. My call came as a surprise to Randy. We had not had any prior conversations about my decision and the clear need for him to run in VA02. Randy is a thoughtful leader and to his credit, his response that day was simply: "Scott, I'm humbled by your call. You've given me a lot to consider and pray about." 

A long week went by before I heard from Randy. He let me know that he and his wife of 38 years, Shirley, had agreed that he would answer the many calls he had received (in addition to mine) to run in VA02 – and he was running to win.

I implored Randy to run for three compelling reasons:

1.      Randy's district (VA04) was radically redrawn by two activist judges and a California law professor
2.      Randy's influence on national security and jobs across Hampton Roads
3.      Randy's proven character and leadership

Radical Redistricting

For the past months, Randy, myself, and the entire Virginia Republican congressional delegation have vigorously fought a lawsuit filed by Democrats which sought to drastically redraw Virginia's Congressional districts. Unfortunately the Courts have ruled and the Democrats succeeded in completely redrawing the lines, especially in VA04. As I see it, about the only thing in common between the old VA04 and the radically redrawn VA04 is just the number 4. All else has been altered in favor of Democrats.

Hampton Roads Jobs and Families

Randy is Chairman of the powerful House Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower. His influence on defense is critical to our nation and our region. Vital decisions about where ships and submarines are homeported are made by his subcommittee. Randy is putting to good use his knowledge, wisdom, and authority to fight for our Navy and our region, and his subcommittee has a major impact on all of our Marines, Airmen, and Sailors. To lose his voice and influence would be a tremendous loss not only to our region, but to our country as well.

Character and Convictions

I believe that the foundation of good leadership is good character, and not all who seek office, or seek higher office, are worthy of the honor. I have worked closely with Randy for more than five years, including four years serving on his Seapower Subcommittee. Randy is guided by principle. He is a man of character and a man of faith. I trust Randy Forbes and would rest easier at night knowing that this good man is fighting for our families, our district, our men and women in uniform, and their families.

Randy Forbes is running in the right district for the right reasons. No candidate could match his ability to fight for a stronger Navy, a stronger region, and a stronger country. I thank him for being willing to serve and fight for this district. He's a good man and a great leader for Virginia.

Please join Teri and me in voting for Congressman Randy Forbes TOMORROW on Tuesday, June 14th to ensure Virginia's Second District has the strongest voice possible fighting of our military, our national security, and our Virginia jobs. 

Yours in Freedom,

Scott Rigell

P.S. - Polling locations and precinct lines may have changed since the last time you voted - make sure to check your polling location before you head out to vote. Click here to share this information with your friends on Facebook.


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