24 hours from now the polls will be closed on the election of our generation. Tomorrow's Election Day is about America and the future we will leave to our children, Camden and Henry, and yours. Mitt Romney will bring REAL change to this nation. He has built a business and turned around another, put an Olympics back on track, and worked with a Democratic legislature to take Massachusetts from deficit to surplus, from job losses to job growth, and from higher taxes to higher take-home pay. I believe in Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan and ask that you vote for them tomorrow. You will not regret your vote.
When Mitt Romney is president, he will change the nation's course, get us to a balanced budget, create jobs and deliver more take-home pay. Real change will begin on Day One through:
Energy Independence: increasing the number of leases and permits to drill on federal lands, speeding the approval of the Keystone pipeline, re-visiting coal regulations that were designed by the administration to strangle the industry.
Trade That Works: boosting trade, asking Congress for Trade Promotion Authority, designating China as a currency manipulator.
Skills to Succeed: sending the Retraining Reform Act to Congress to ensure that every worker can get the skills and the chance for a good-paying job.
Cutting The Deficit: sending Congress the Down Payment on Fiscal Sanity Act to immediately cut non-security discretionary spending by 5 percent.
Championing Small Business: granting state waivers from Obamacare to begin its repeal, launching a sweeping review of all Obama-era regulations with an eye to eliminating or repairing those that are killing jobs and small businesses.
This is not the time to settle for a small agenda or for four more years of the same. Americans can do anything - and with the right leader in the White House, our nation will come roaring back. A Mitt Romney presidency will bring people together, do big things for the common good, and show the best of America. On November 6, we come together for a better future. And on November 7, we'll get to work rebuilding our country, restoring our confidence, and renewing our conviction.
Election Day is upon us, and George Allen is ready to go to the U.S. Senate and fight for our jobs, our families and our businesses - but he needs your help to get there. Over the last four years, we've all seen the effects of the Obama-Kaine policies that are continuing to hurt hard-working Virginians. George Allen is a proven leader with a proven record of creating jobs and helping families and businesses to achieve their goals and dreams. His policies made our Commonwealth a better place to live, work, build a business and raise a family and we need him advocating for us in Washington once again. This is going to be a close election, and your vote can make a huge difference in bringing a change of leadership to Congress. On November 6th, please remember to vote for George Allen and bring your friends and family to the polls as well. Thank you for your hard work and support!
There are two proposed amendments to the Constitution of Virginia which appear on your ballot on Tuesday.
The first amendment relates to property rights in Virginia, and the second is a minor change to the legislative calendar of the General Assembly. Both passed the House of Delegates by wide, bipartisan majorities in 2012. In the Virginia Senate, the first proposed amendment passed more narrowly but with bipartisan support; the second passed unanimously.
I voted "yes" on both of these amendments when they passed the General Assembly, and I plan to vote "yes" again on Election Day.
Official information about each amendment may be found at: www.sbe.virginia.gov/CandidatesList.html
Ballot question 1 is the property rights amendment. It expands the rights of Virginians when private property is taken for public use. For example, when a business is relocated to make room for a transportation project, any lost profits would be considered in compensating the business owner in addition to the value of land and buildings. The amendment also prevents, for example, localities from acquiring private property if the purpose is primarily related to rezoning to generate more tax revenue for the locality.
Ballot question 2 is the amendment related to the legislative calendar. In particular, each year after its regular session, the General Assembly reconvenes in March or April to consider the Governor's amendments and vetoes to legislation. The exact date is determined by the Virginia Constitution, and sometimes falls on a religious holiday. The amendment would allow the General Assembly to adjust the date within a few days to avoid meeting on a religious holiday.