2018 Middle Resolution General Assembly Scorecard

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July 11, 2018
 

2018 Middle Resolution General Assembly Scorecard

Mechanicsville, VA ...The Middle Resolution is proud to announce it has released it's 2018 General Assembly scorecard.  This scorecard takes into account everyvote legislators could have taken on a series of priority bills in Education, Healthcare, Election Laws, and the Budget.

As part of the scorecard, Middle Resolution is proud to announce that Senator Glen Sturtevant and Delegate Charles Poindexter as the recipients of our first Legislators of the Yearaward for the highest scores on our scorecard.

Craig DiSesa, President of Middle Resolution had the following statement about the release of the scorecard, "I'm truly proud of Senator Sturtevant and Delegate Poindexter for how they voted this past year.  Quite frankly, I'm proud of all 47 Senators and Delegates who scored above 80% on the scorecard this year."

He added, "I'm incredibly disappointed with the 19 Republicans who scored under 30%, particularly given the districts some of them reside.  We don't feel they represented their constituents very well and that their constituents will be surprised with how some of them voted on key legislation this past year."

To view the full scorecard go to https://scorecard.middleresolution.org/

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Big Announcement: Legislators of the Year

As you know, The Middle Resolution prizes legislator accountability above all else.  That’s why, at the beginning of the General Assembly session, we let everyone know that we would be publishing a scorecard on how each legislator voted on a series of priority bills.  However, our scorecard is different.  Unlike typical scorecards, we don’t just go with a particular floor vote; ours takes everythinginto consideration - including subcommittee and committee votes, as well as changes to legislation throughout the "sausage-making" process.

The results were rather shocking to say the least.  We had some very strong scores, and then we had some not-so-great, downright-scary scores – particularly from some Republicans in the hardest red districts of the state.  I think there will be quite a few surprises for you.

After talking it over, we felt that it would only be proper to recognize and reward those legislators who best embodied the values we were looking for in both the House of Delegates and State Senate with “Legislator of the Year” Awards (one for each chamber).  These awards will go to those legislators who scored the highest on our scorecard by showing their commitment to limited government and free-market principles in the areas of Fiscal Responsibility, Healthcare, Election Law, and Education.

Before we announce this year's recipients, we’d like to thank our very own Board and Executive Committee member, Kris Allen, who spent countless hours and put in tireless work to capture and organize all the necessary data for our scorecard.  Thank you, Kris!  We are so lucky to have you on our team!

Without further ado, the Legislators of the Year ...




... will be announced at our next Quarterly meeting on Wednesday, July 11that 7:30AMin the Community Room located inside the Publix on Staples Mill Road (10250 Staples Mill Rd, Glen Allen, VA 23060 - The Shoppes at Crossridge).  In addition to announcing the winners, we will reveal the full scorecard at the meeting.

We hope you’ll be able to join us for this momentous occasion!  We look forward to sharing the results with you.  After the meeting, we’ll email an announcement to congratulate the winners and publish the scorecard on our website.

Election Day for the VA Primaries Is Almost Here! Are You Ready to Vote?

Primary elections are being held across Virginia on June 12 for all the U.S. House of Representatives seats in Virginia, as well as the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Democrat Tim Kaine.

Three Republicans are running to challenge U.S. Senator Tim Kaine in November — Del. Nick FreitasBishop E.W. Jackson and Corey Stewart. These three largely agree on free market principles and limited government, as well as their support for President Donald Trump.

This election is important, and it is your chance to take control of your community and weigh in on the issues that matter most to you and your family. As voters, we all have an equal say in determining our future. That’s why it is so important to cast your vote this Tuesday, June 12!

The Good News – There Are Statesmen and Stateswomen in the Virginia GA

“A politician thinks of the next election. A statesman, of the next generation." James Freeman Clark

Yesterday we sent an email calling out Republicans who made the political calculation that it was best to give the democrats what they wanted – an explosion of the welfare state in Virginia - rather than uphold the important principles of personal responsibility, equal justice, budgetary restraint and limited government. 

However, there were more than twice as many Republicans who had the courage to stand up to the unending pressure from the private hospital lobbying groups, the Democrat’s threat of shutting down rural hospitals, and the progressive onslaught of fake news.

The Ultimate in Accountability

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May 22, 2018
 

The Ultimate in Accountability

Mechanicsville, VA ... The Middle Resolution has been resolute in its opposition to Medicaid Expansion for four years.  The plan put forward by the House (HB5001 and HB5002) to expand Medicaid is an unacceptable solution to ensuring that healthcare is accessible to the most in need.

Republicans who have supported this program, unsuccessful in every state where it has been implemented, have violated the essential principles upon which Republicans are supposed to stand:

- Personal Responsibility

- Equal Justice

- Budgetary Restraint at all Levels of Government

- Promotion of Free Market Principles

As part of our mission, we are committed to holding legislators accountable. When Republican lawmakers fail to uphold these principles, the Middle Resolution PAC will be deliberate in our support of candidates who promise to uphold these basic tenets of responsible government.

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Middle Resolution’s mission is to identify and elect qualified candidates, collaborate on free market policies and hold leaders accountable. Middleresolution.org

We Must Stop Nancy Pelosi!

Have you been helped by President Trump's Tax Cut and Jobs Act?
 
Do you know employees or small businesses who are better off because of it?
 
Please help us find them!
 
This is not a fundraising pitch.
 
All we need is your recommendation. Read on and allow me to explain.
 
The Tax Cut and Jobs Act (TCJA) has meant larger paychecks, salary bonuses, pay raises, and increased retirement contributions for tens of thousands of Virginians. You can see just some of the successes by clicking here.

Senate Republicans are to be Commended for Responsible Government

A lot of ink has been spilled over the outcome of Medicaid expansion in VA. On Nov. 8, 2017 the pundits were out in force writing that it was a done deal. They foretold the future predicting Republicans would fold and finally 400,000 people in Virginia would get “free healthcare.” They were half right. 

House Republican Leadership’s Calculation
Republicans in the House determined they didn’t have the votes to stop Medicaid expansion because a handful of House Republicans would vote with the 49 Democrats for the Governor’s budget allowing expansion of Medicaid. The House Republican leadership reasoned it would be better to control the process and develop a “conservative” form of Medicaid expansion rather than let the Governor get “outright” expansion.

The Middle Resolution Gets National Attention

The Middle Resolution is excited to report an extremely inspiring and successful "Behind the Scenes" event this past Wednesday featuring Fox News contributor, National Strategist and Former Deputy Assistant to President Trump, Dr. Sebastian Gorka.

Over two hundred conservatives packed the Delta Hotels by Marriott Richmond Downtown. A grateful THANK YOU to all who joined us, our generous sponsors, as well as Apostle Leon Benjamin, Sr. and the Honorable Heather Cordasco who also addressed the audience. Photos from the event are included below.