Frederick Lukewarm on State GOP

After a brief absence from the public stage, Del. Jeff Frederick (R-Woodbridge) is once again broadcasting displeasure with members of his own party.

Frederick, who in April was ousted from his post as chairman of the state GOP, posted the following two items to Twitter this weekend while traveling in Southwest Virginia:

“At ‘Poor Man’s Dinner’. Not wearing any stickers. McDonnell speaking. No comment.”


“Heading to hotel. Long day, but very fun night. Very glad I don’t need to be top GOP cheerleader any more. Some of our guys are hard to cheer for.”

Many of the state’s leading Republicans — including GOP gubernatorial nominee Bob McDonnell— played a role in tossing Frederick out of his party leadership post. McDonnell said it was time for Virginia Republicans to have more effective leadership. The nasty battle came on the heels of the state GOP’s major losses in the 2008 elections.

Frederick is not running for re-election to the House of Delegates this fall.

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