FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Saturday, March 4, 2017
Carly Fiorina Speaks to a Sold-Out Prince William GOP Lincoln-Reagan Dinner
Gillespie, Vogel & Adams Win Straw Poll for Governor, Lt. Governor and Attorney General
WOODBRIDGE, VA – Former presidential candidate Carly Fiorina tonight wowed local Republicans at the 28th Annual Prince William Republican Lincoln-Reagan Dinner. In addition, all nine Republican statewide candidates attended and spoke at the sold-out event at the Heritage Hunt Golf & Country Club in Gainesville.
Fiorina focused her remarks on the exceptionalism of the United States of America and our nation’s role in the world. She also passionately spoke about the potential of every human to succeed and the role of government to provide opportunity and fairness.
“There is so much excitement within the Prince William Republican Committee right now,” said GOP Committee Chairman Dottie Miller. “We are grateful for Carly Fiorina coming to energize our Republicans and jump-start our efforts for this Fall’s election. This sold-out Dinner is a sign that Prince William Republicans are ready to win the race for Governor, Lt. Governor and Attorney General this year. No one wins the state of Virginia without winning Prince William County.”
Virginia is a unique state that has an election every year. This November, Virginians will elect Governor, Lt. Governor and Attorney General. Each Party will decide its nominees through a traditional primary election on June 13, 2017. In addition, all 100 members of the House of Delegate are up for election this year.
“Prince William County is a key battleground for us in 2017,” said Republican Party of Virginia Chairman John Whitbeck. “It is great to see our candidates prioritize this great County so early in the process.”
The Dinner had more than 300 Prince William residents in attendance. The Dinner also featured a straw poll for all three statewide primary races for June 13.
Straw Poll Results for Governor:
62.3% (165) Businessman and 2014 Senate nominee Ed Gillespie
24.5% (65) Prince William Board of County Supervisor Chairman Corey Stewart
8.7% (23) Businessman Denver Riggleman
3% (8) State Senator Frank Wagner
1.5% (4) Write-In
Straw Poll Results for Lieutenant Governor:
57.4% (148) State Senator Jill Vogel
29.8% (77) State Senator Bryce Reeves
12.8% (33) Delegate Glenn Davis
Straw Poll Results for Attorney General:
71.8% (183) Richmond Attorney John Adams
28.2% (72) Virginia Beach Attorney Chuck Smith
Marco Rubio won the 2016 Lincoln-Reagan Dinner presidential Straw Poll.