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Amanda Chase, Virginia Republican, running for governor to defend gun rights


Added 02-17-20 05:22:02pm EST - “Sen. Amanda Chase announced her candidacy Monday to a crowd of about 100 outside the Capitol on Monday, saying voters were unhappy with the state's new liberal direction under a Democratic majority - particularly on gun laws.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Virginia Republican running for governor to defend gun rights: ‘I can’t take it anymore’”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

RICHMOND, Va. — A Virginia Republican state senator says she’s running for governor next year as an unabashed conservative whose top priority will be to promote gun rights.

Sen. Amanda Chase announced her candidacy Monday to a crowd of about 100 outside the Capitol on Monday, saying voters were unhappy with the state’s new liberal direction under a Democratic majority - particularly on gun laws.

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Virginia has become ground zero in the country’s gun debate, as a newly empowered Democratic majority seeks to pass several gun-control measures.

Chase is the first major candidate to formally announce a gubernatorial campaign. though several Democrats have indicated their interest in running. That includes Del. Jennifer Carroll Foy, Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax, former Gov. Terry McAuliffe, Sen. Jennifer McClellan and Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney. Republican businessman Pete Snyder has also indicated an interest in running.

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