Release by Vogel for Virginia on March 1, 2017
VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA – Following the conclusion of this evening’s debate among Republican candidates for Lieutenant Governor, Senator Jill Vogel released the following statement celebrating her debate victory and the audience’s enthusiastic reception of her positive vision and unequaled record of action on the most important issues in the race.
I would like to thank all of our hosts this evening for another outstanding opportunity to share my positive vision for conservative reform in Virginia (said Senator Jill Vogel). I am glad we had this opportunity to examine in detail some of the most important issues and policies in this race.
Before a packed audience in excess of 250, Vogel drew tremendous applause by remaining positive and committed to the core issues of the race
Virginia must embrace conservative reforms on reducing regulations and lowering taxes to revive our sluggish economy (added Vogel). I am running because I know Virginia’s economy can do better than 48th in growth.
Throughout the debate, Vogel highlighted the key legislative accomplishments at the center of her pro-growth platform, including her leadership in passing Virginia’s Regulatory Rollback Amendment and introducing a tax reform plan calling for refunds of budget surpluses and automatic reductions of tax rates during years of strong revenue growth.
Jill Vogel clearly won this debate by offering the most substantive vision for returning Virginia to economic growth through regulatory reform and tax cuts (noted Campaign Manager Pat Truman). Jill’s conservative record is unequaled in this race. With each passing day, Virginia Republicans continue unifying behind Jill because they see in her a positive candidate with the best conservative record and the best running mate for the entire GOP ticket.
Thus far in the race, Vogel’s positive and issue-focused campaign has set itself apart from the field in remaining laser-focused on Jill’s conservative policies and record. The result is predictable: Jill has raised more money than all of her opponents while posting key, field-leading endorsement totals among local Republican leaders, including Commonwealth’s Attorneys, as well as local Sheriffs.