Friends,

Welcome Winter Gala

Thank you to all who attended the Welcome Winter Gala on December 11th with Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey. We had a fantastic turnout, enjoyed a great meal, and heard an inspiring and invigorating message from Gov. Christie. Those in the room could feel the energy and there were smiles and encouraging words shared that evening and in dozens of notes and e-mails since then. This was our most successful fundraising event in decades and we very much appreciate the leadership of Lt. Governor Phil Scott and Rep. Heidi Scheuermann (R-Stowe) for making this event so successful. There were many others who played a critical role in the success of this event and our deep gratitude goes out the them as well.

If you were unable to attend, you can see and hear his speech here (captured by an audience member via cell phone):

This event was a great launch for the new Vermont Republican Party, but it was only the beginning and we need your continued partnership as we move forward with the work to restore balance and common sense leadership in Montpelier. If you missed my letter to our supporters following the event, you can read it now here.

House Speaker Stacks Health Care Committee

This week Brent Burns, VTGOP Political Director, penned this statement related to House Speaker Shap Smith’s (D-Moretown) outrageous and unnecessary replacement of John Mitchell (R-Fairfax) on the House Health Care Committee with yet another hand picked Democrat. This further solidifies the “rubber stamp” mission of this committee and lessens the chance of any balanced, and common sense debate about Vermont’s health care future. You can read Brent’s statement here.

Fiscal Crisis in Montpelier

House Republican Leader Don Turner (R-Milton) wrote an Op/Ed this week that clearly and effectively reported the dangerous fiscal position of our state resulting from reckless spending policies by the super-majority in Montpelier. You can read Rep. Turner’s editorial here.

________________________________________

Vermont Republicans have positive and forward looking solutions to the problems our state is facing. By restoring balance to the lop sided super-majority in Montpelier, we can bring about the change that Vermonters deserve and demand. You can help us right now! Please follow this link and make a donation of ANY size to help us make that vision a reality.

Click here to say:

“Yes, I will help restore balance in Montpelier!”

________________________________________

In the News

Governor Shumlin tries to reconstruct history on health exchange rollout:
http://mobile.vnews.com/home/9822108-108/editorial-radical-reconstruction-shumlin-opts-for-damage-control

Yet another security breach in health care exchange:
http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2013312170012

Overtime and 80 Temporary Workers Required to Process Health Care Paperwork:
http://www.rutlandherald.com/article/20131219/NEWS03/712199895

Mismanagement Spreads to Department of Corrections and Costs Vermonters Millions:
http://watchdog.org/121100/vermont-doc-spending/

Tax Commissioner Increases Size of Recommended Property Tax Rate Hike:
http://vtdigger.org/2013/12/17/tax-commissioner-corrects-statewide-property-rate-tax-go-additional-2-cents-top-5-cent-rate-increase-already-reported/

Upcoming Events:

Castleton Town Committtee Breakfast:

January 11, 2014 at the Track-In
For more information, follow the link below:
http://vtgop.org/event/castleton-republican-quarterly-breakfast-2/

Caledonia County Republican Party Dinner

January 24th at the Elks Club, 118 Western Avenue, St. Johnsbury, VT
The social hour begins at 6:30 p.m. and dinner at 7:00 p.m.
Lt. Governor Phil Scott will be the guest speaker
Tickets are $35.00 each

Contact: Sue Parker, Secretary
Caledonia County Republican Committee
Email: susanparker114@gmail.com

 

Again, thank you all for all of the support you have shown for our organization. We couldn’t do it without you.

Best Regards,

 

David Sunderland
Chair, Vermont Republican Party

 

Follow Us!

Follow us on Facebook Here: https://www.facebook.com/vtgop
Follow us on Twitter Here: https://twitter.com/VTGOP
Favorite us on Your Browser Here: http://vtgop.org/

Leave a Reply