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   RPV State Central Committee Withdraws Statement of Intent Requirement for 2008 Primary
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Last EditedServo  Dec 05, 2007 10:43am
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News DateSaturday, December 1, 2007 04:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionThe Republican Party of Virginia State Central Committee yesterday evening passed a motion requesting the Virginia State Board of Elections withdraw the “statement of intent” requirement before participating in the 2008 Republican presidential primary contest.

While the committee did request the Virginia State Board of Elections to withdraw the requirement to sign a statement of intent for the 2008 primary, State Central re-emphasized their commitment to closed primaries by passing a resolution supporting party registration in Virginia.

“The State Central Committee was very clear about including all Virginia registered voters that share our values and believe in the principles of the Republican Party of Virginia,” stated RPV Chairman John Hager. “Our original request for an statement of intent was based on precedent from the 2000 presidential primary, but in 2008 the Democrats will have an active contest as well. RPV's State Central Committee therefore determined the contingent statement was not necessary to prevent crossover.”
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