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Delegate Bob Marshall: The Most Important State Legislative Race In America

Virginia Delegate Bob Marshall (District 13) has been recognized as one of America’s most stalwart and principled conservative state legislators for the almost 26-years he has served in the Virginia House of Delegates.

Author of Virginia’s marriage bill, defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman, Del. Marshall has won re-election through a combination of hard door-to-door campaigning, hands-on constituent service and Bob Marshallprincipled advocacy of traditional Judeo-Christian values.

But this year Bob Marshall is in the fight of his political life against Far-Left transgender activist Daniel Anthony Roem, now known as Danica Roem.

Roem said he hopes being the first transgender “woman” elected to the Virginia General Assembly would “fundamentally change the conversation of how we talk about LBGT issues,” Roem has made the race a referendum on transgenderism and the Far-Left social agenda.

Roem said he hopes to continue working toward expanding the Prince William County school division’s nondiscrimination policy to protect gay and transgender students and staff, calling the policy change, “a step in the right direction” for the school division’s “most vulnerable students and staff members.”

“It’s a step that says the school system has your back, that the school system will protect you, embrace you, accept you for who you are,” Roem added.

It’s something Roem wants to take to the state level as well, too, by making the Commonwealth of Virginia “the most welcoming state in the Mid-Atlantic.”

An avalanche of progressive media attention, including a fawning spread in Cosmopolitan magazine, has attracted national attention and fundraising from the Far Left to his candidacy, banking a 5 to 1 or better funds-raised advantage over Bob Marshall.

One progressive donor, in Wisconsin, has given $115,000 to Roem’s campaign — almost as much as Bob Marshall’s entire general election campaign budget last cycle.

Roem’s vast fundraising has enabled him to craft a very professional stealth campaign that emphasizes a moderate sounding agenda on local issues, like transportation, to put a more palatable gloss on a hard-Left social agenda.

“No matter what you look like, where you come from or who you love … we can do that with low taxes and progressive social policies,” Roem told “Virginia is uniquely situated to be the best of all worlds, and I want to do my best to make that happen.”

However, there is a lot more to the Roem candidacy than a desire to impose progressive social policies on Virginia’s reluctant conservative citizens, while keeping taxes low.

A big part of Roem’s appeal is to the Far Left “resistance” who see every election as a referendum on President Trump and by extension, the traditional values that underpinned his unexpected win in 2016.

Roem, spends upwards of 30 hours a week asking for money, according to reporting by Cosmopolitan’s Rebecca Nelson. And he has focused on turning progressive fury over Trump’s transgender policies into fundraising opportunities.

Nelson reported that on a conference call, a consultant brought up the latest anti-transgender news out of the Trump administration: The White House was due to tell the Pentagon how the ban on transgender soldiers should be carried out. Roem leaned over to Nelson. “Horrible policy,” he cynically stage-whispered, “that raises us a ton of money.”

And Roem’s cynicism about the campaign and why he has worked so hard to make himself a national symbol isn’t limited to the fundraising advantage it generates among sympathetic (or gullible) progressives.

As Roem told Cosmopolitan’s Rebecca Nelson: it’s been a financial sacrifice to run for Delegate, but he’s confident he’ll be able to recoup his losses: “I think the first out transgender person seated to a legislature — there's probably gonna be interest in a book deal.”

Citizens in Manassas and Prince William County have been well-served by Bob Marshall, but this year the Far Left isn’t just coming for another Republican politician, they are coming for one of America’s most principled conservative state legislators.

This election, as an off-year election with a weak Republican at the top of the ticket, will be decided by local voter turnout.  Every single Republican vote will count.  And to ensure Bob Marshall’s reelection, every single conservative voter in Virginia House of Delegates District 13 must be identified and gotten to the polls.

We encourage conservatives around the country to help spread the message that Bob Marshall needs help and that individual liberty, true conservatism and good government are on the line in this election.

Click here to donate to Bob Marshall’s campaign.

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CHQ Editor George Rasley is a veteran of over 300 political campaigns, including campaigns in every Republican presidential campaign cycle from 1976 to 2012. He has served as a consultant, staff member or advance representative for many of America’s leading conservative candidates and elected officials, including President Ronald Reagan, Vice President Dan Quayle and GOP vice presidential nominee Jack Kemp. In the 2008 campaign he served as lead advance representative for GOP vice presidential nominee Governor Sarah Palin. 

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