RNC Convention

A Conversation with AKIN Director Kani Xulam on the Kurdish State

Kani Xulam, the Director of the American Kurdish Information Network, is no stranger to both “Talking the Talk and Walking the Walk”. While an undergrad at UC Santa Barbara he was sentenced to court ordered community service for protesting the 1991 Gulf War. In 1993 he left his successful business in California to start a … Read more…

The Republican Slate is Clean… Bring on 2017.

If 2016 has taught Republicans anything (and it SHOULD have)… it has taught us that all bets are off. The political climate this cycle has been nothing but unpredictable and the campaign strategies of old just aren’t cutting it anymore. After the strategically planned Cruz-Cuccinelli performance in Cleveland, Republicans appear to have lost the small chance we … Read more…

The Silencing of Millennials in Virginia’s 6th District

The 6th District Republican Convention will take place this Saturday in Roanoke, but millennials lost their voice in the district long before the convention begins. Before the controversial 6th District Committee meeting last December during the annual Republican Advance at the Homestead, 6th District Republican Chairman Wendell Walker had planned on holding the convention in Staunton mid-April in order to accommodate the … Read more…

Meet the 7th District Candidates

Next weekend, 7th District Republican activists with gather at the Richmond Convention Center for the 7th District Republican Convention. This will be a victory lap for Congressman Dave Brat, who is unopposed for the congressional nomination. In addition to officially nominating the Congressman, convention delegates will elect three members of RPV’s State Central Committee, three delegates … Read more…

5th District Convention Results

Congratulations to… 5th District Republican Congressional Nominee: State Senator Tom Garrett 5th District Chair: Lynn Tucker 5th District SCC Reps: Renee Maxye, Jo Holden & Ed Yensho RNC Delegates: Virgil Goode, Jim McKelvey & Diana Shores  Elector: Lynn Tucker Results: 5th District Congressional Race: 1st Ballot Results Michael Del Rosso 32.25% State Senator Tom Garret 29.95% Joe Whited 20.3% Jim McKelvey … Read more…