John O’Bannon: Statement on Eric Cantor primary defeat

congressI congratulate Dave Brat on his victory in the 7th District Republican Primary yesterday.  Dave ran an outstanding campaign, generating strong support throughout the district.  His victory demonstrates the power of conducting a campaign neighbor-to-neighbor, earning the support of the voters by taking his message directly to them.

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor was my immediate predecessor as Delegate for the 73rd District.  I have known Eric and the entire Cantor family for decades.  I know how committed he is to our Party and to serving Virginia.  While Tuesday’s results are undoubtedly disappointing, they do not diminish his strong record of public service.

With the primaries now over, Virginia’s Republican ticket for 2014 is set.  My neighbors in the 73rd District can make the conservative change we need in Washington by electing Ed Gillespie to the U.S. Senate and Dave Brat to the U.S. House of Representatives.  I will be voting for Dave Brat and Ed Gillespie onNovember 4th and hope that you will join me in supporting them.

John O’Bannon is a member of the Virginia House of Delegates.


UVA Basketball Fans!

uva basketball team of destiny
Team of Destiny: Inside Virginia Basketball’s Run to the 2019 National Championship, by Jerry Ratcliffe and Chris Graham, is available for $25. The book, with additional reporting by Zach Pereles, Scott Ratcliffe, and Scott German, will take you from the aftermath of the stunning first-round loss to UMBC in 2018 through to the thrilling overtime win over Texas Tech to win the 2019 national title, the first in school history.

Dick Vitale on Team of Destiny: “This is a hoops story you will LOVE! Jerry and Chris capture the sensational and dramatic championship journey by Tony Bennett and his tenacious Cavalier team. UVA was Awesome Baby and so is this book!”

Ralph Sampson on Team of Destiny: “Jerry and Chris have lived and seen it all, even before my time. I highly recommend this book to every basketball fan across the globe. This story translates to all who know defeat and how to overcome it!”

Feedback from buyers: “Got the Book in the Mail Saturday, and could not put it down! Great read and great photography as well! Love all of the books I’ve received, but hands down, this is my favorite!” – Russell

Buy here.

augusta free press news
augusta free press news
augusta free press news