Virginia (RPV) announced today that Governor Jim
Gilmore will be the Chairman of its 2016 “Team Virginia” field program.
Team Virginia is the Party’s grassroots efforts in partnership with the
Republican National Committee, formerly known as the “Victory” program.
traditional GOP field effort. We’ve learned that it
takes relationships with people voters know and trust to get them out
to the polls. Team Virginia will see neighborhood-based, Republican
teams talking to their own friends and neighbors in every corner of the
Commonwealth. Whether it’s Lee County or Alexandria, Winchester or
Virginia Beach, we’re building groups of local volunteers to reach out
to their own communities.
historic number of people on the ground working to win
in 2016. Over the coming weeks, those numbers will grow rapidly as we
build out regional teams into neighborhood teams.
just about identifying, persuading and turning out
voters, it is also a communications and social media plan and an
aggressive voter registration effort – building the long-term,
neighborhood-level infrastructure we need to win in 2016, 2017, and
that Gov. Gilmore has agreed to be the Chairman of our
field program,” said RPV Chairman John Whitbeck. “Team Virginia is the
largest and most aggressive plan in the history of the RPV. We will
have hundreds of staffers across the Commonwealth working out of an
unprecedented number of field offices.”
proud that almost all of the staff we employ will have
been hired from Virginia. Nobody knows better how to win in our
Commonwealth than the local activists in the various geographic regions
around our state. Having a former Governor who has won multiple
state-wide races is a big boost to Team Virginia. We really appreciate
the Governor’s willingness to serve.”
– and all of us – aware of the challenges and
opportunities that are ahead for our country,” said Governor Gilmore.
“I look forward to working with Chairman Whitbeck and the entire GOP
team to defeat Hilliary Clinton and Bernie Sanders and to delivering
the vote for our Republican ticket in November.”
already on the ground in the 2015 elections and
were a big part of the RPV’s success in help hold the Republican
majorities in the State Senate and House of Delegates.