Press release from the office of Speaker-designee Kirk Cox
November 7, 2017
The following statement may be attributed to Matt Moran, spokesman for the House Republican Caucus.
Obviously, tonight was a difficult night, and the outcome is not what anyone expected. House Republicans extend their congratulations to Governor-elect Ralph Northam on his election, Lieutenant Governor-elect Justin Fairfax, and Attorney General Mark Herring on their victories. All House members and Republican candidates considered it a privilege to run as part of a unified ticket with Ed Gillespie, Jill Vogel, and John Adams. They are distinguished public servants and should be thanked for their willingness to step forward and lead. We also want to thank our colleagues and fellow Republican candidates who ran principled campaigns based on positive ideas in a difficult political environment. Our team is closely monitoring the canvasses that will take place tomorrow, as we await the official results.