Pete Snyder isn’t through pitching woo to Virginia conservatives.
Last Valentine’s Day, the Northern Virginia technology entrepreneur issued a video styled like a personal ad as he appealed to GOP convention-goers to nominate him for lieutenant governor.
The pitch was funny but Snyder failed to win as many Republican hearts as Chesapeake minister E.W. Jackson, who went on to lose the general election to Democrat Ralph S. Northam.
Pete Snyder, the Northern Virginia technology entrepreneur who lost a bid for the GOP nomination for lieutenant governor this year, will rejoin Fox News as a political and business commentator.
The move ends speculation that Snyder might be among the Republicans vying for the chance to challenge Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-Va.) next year. Snyder cannot seek public office under the terms of his contract with Fox.
Corey Stewart’s quest for statewide office ended in Richmond tonight when the Prince William Board of Supervisors chairman was eliminated in the third round of voting in a seven-way race for the Republican nomination for lieutenant governor amid a surge of support for Chesapeake minister E.W. Jackson.
With this year’s GOP gubernatorial nominee set, attention is on two other statewide races on the Republican side of the November ballot — particularly the crowded, contentious field vying to become lieutenant governor.
That race features seven hopefuls and has turned nasty in recent weeks, with negative campaigning dominating the contest as the candidates head into the state party convention. About 13,500 delegates will choose the winner in Richmond on Saturday.
The latest outside group to weigh in with its own efforts to back – or urge rejection – of Virginia candidates is Middle Resolution Political Action Committee.
It today reports making just under $2,000 worth of phone calls on behalf of Corey Stewart’s campaign to win the GOP nomination for lieutenant government and state Sen. Mark Obenshain’s bid for the party nod to be its candidate for attorney general, according to the Virginia Public Access Project. The party will pick its candidates at a Richmond convention this weekend.
Investor Pete Snyder announced Tuesday that his venture capital fund has put money into a clothing company with products manufactured in Southwest Virginia.
Snyder’s investment company, Alexandria-based Disruptor Capital, made an investment in Bills Khakis, a Reading, Pa.-based maker of premium men’s clothing. Snyder has been named to the company’s board.
Ahead of the state GOP convention this weekend, Corey A. Stewart has become the target of several tea party groups in Virginia who say that the Tea Party Patriots Federation, an umbrella organization, should not have ranked him as their top candidate for lieutenant governor.
How's this for timing?
With the economy a top issue for voters, Northern Virginia venture capitalist and Republican office seeker Pete Snyder is touting his new investment in an apparel company to preserve 160 manufacturing jobs in Southwest Virginia.
Snyder, 40, said he's been working on the deal announced Tuesday for at least six months.
Morton Blackwell, Virginia National Committee member and founder of the Leadership Institute, has endorsed Corey A. Stewart for lieutenant governor.
“Corey has held true to his conservative principles. And that’s impressive in a part of the state where some Republicans are fearful of standing up for principle,” Blackwell said in a statement released by Stewart’s campaign today.
GOP lieutenant governor hopeful Pete Snyder is sidestepping his competitors and taking aim at Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe in his latest ad launching statewide Tuesday.
The 60-second spot is aimed at snagging delegates at next weekend’s Republican convention and will air on conservative radio in markets including Richmond, Lynchburg/Roanoke, and the Tidewater region, according to the campaign. Snyder is attempting to separate himself from the crowded field of candidates seeking the Republican nomination in the race.