Jeff Frederick, the Republican Party of Virginia Chair, is also being pressured to resign. Today, Republican presumptive nominee for Virginia Governor, Bob McDonnell, voiced his concern over Frederick's leadership. Lowell has the scoop:
“It is clear to me, after hearing from Republican leaders across the state, that as we move forward with our campaign, as well as the other statewide and House of Delegates races, it would be helpful for the Republican Party of Virginia to have more effective leadership in this pivotal year,” McDonnell said in an e-mail.Ouch. When the current standard-bearer for the whole Republican Party in Virginia says that Frederick is a disaster, things are really bad. Of note, Frederick has every intention of finishing his term.
Fairly or unfairly, and much to Democrats' amusement, both Steele and Frederick have become iconic laughingstocks, nationally and state-wide, respectively, to the Republican party. Are these guys worth keeping?