AP & VCCA – Assuming George Allen Has Won The Primary

Posted by Kurt Feigel   // September 20, 2011   // Comments Off

So I guess in the eyes of the AP and the VCCA George Allen has won the Republican PRIMARY race.  Not so fast AP. The choice is apparently the Governor (Kaine) who almost bankrupted the Commonwealth or the Senator that helped to Bankrupt the nation. To be fair to Allen the story doesn’t say if he has accepted the terms.

Ironic being that they showcase this quote on the VCCA Site: “A popular government without popular information,  or the means of acquiring it, is but a Prologue to a Farce or a Tragedy; or perhaps both.”    James Madison “

Statement By Radtke For Senate:

Virginia voters: the Mainstream Media wants to choose your Senate candidates for you – and guess what? They picked Washington politicians.

The Virginia Associated Press (AP) Managing Editors and the Virginia Capitol Correspondents Association (VCCA) have decided to hold a general election debate in December between the Washington Establishment candidates Tim Kaine (former DNC chairman) and Senator George Allen, and the

AP and VCCA wrote rules to exclude everyone but the Washington candidates:

  • Candidates that average 15 percent or better in published, non-candidate primary polls; and,
  • Have raised at least 20 percent as much money as their party’s frontrunner by the end of October

The AP and VCCA ignore head-to-head Senate polls, such as the July 27 PPP poll showing:

Tim Kaine: 47%
Jamie Radtke: 31%

This is well over the 15% threshold set by the AP and VCCA. This is a general election debate, so why wouldn’t they use general election poll numbers?

The AP and VCCA ignore the fact that, by scheduling a general election debate six months before the primary, the Mainstream Media is circumventing the electoral process and telling Virginians that your voices and votes are irrelevant.

By their logic, an AP / VCCA presidential debate in Virginia would include only Rick Perry, Mitt Romney and Barack Obama. The AP and VCCA would exclude Ron Paul (9.8%), Michele Bachmann (6.8%), Newt Gingrich (6.2%), Herman Cain (5.4%), Rick Santorum (1.8%) and Jon Huntsman (1.4%).

The AP and VCCA is using its Mainstream Media power to shut down conservative Virginians, saying: We will pick your Senate candidates.

Don’t let this collusion between Mainstream Media and the Washington Establishment take away your voice!

Please help. I need you to do three things right now:

1. Let the AP and the VCCA know what you think:
Associated Press Phone: 804-643-6646
Associated Press Fax: 804-643-6223
Associated Press Richmond Bureau Chief: dabernathy@ap.org
Virginia Capitol Correspondents Association: officers@vapress.org

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  1. By Bob Shannon, September 21, 2011

    1 phone call from the cowards at the Virginia Republican Party could put a stop to this. They won’t because they are owned by the Blue Blood law firms and PAC’s that have controlled them for years.

    When the local TEA Party folks wake up to this and decide to fight, instead of lick their boots let me know. This ol’ Marine has been spoiling for this fight for two years now.
    Perhaps you might remind them of the proud and distinguished role journalism used to play in America. They are an embarrassment to their profession.
    Bob Shannon Founder Mechanicsville & King William TEA Party’s

  2. By tricia stall, September 22, 2011

    Certainly, the Allen campaign will not allow this and expose this black eye to the Republican Party of VA for not boldly standing against such anti liberty and unethical actions by the Press. I would NOT participate in this event based on principle! Principles, before Politics!

    • Kurt Feigel By Kurt Feigel, September 22, 2011

      The news has reported that he has agreed to this debate.

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