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Tom Garrett earns Republican Party nomination in Fifth District

Tom Garrett has earned the Republican Party’s nomination in Virginia’s Fifth District. As the only candidate to file with the Fifth District Republican Committee before the February 28th deadline, he has secured the nomination without opposition.

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Epilepsy Foundation of Virginia supports Garrett bill to decriminalize marijuana

Epilepsy Foundation of Virginia supports Fifth District Congressman Tom Garrett’s legislation aimed at federally decriminalizing marijuana.

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Garrett takes first step toward repealing Obamacare

After an evening of debate in the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, a budget resolution for Fiscal Year 2017 passed along party lines.

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Poll: Tom Garrett has lead in Fifth District race

The campaign of presumptive Fifth District favorite Tom Garrett is citing new polling to claim a lead that is smaller than you’d expect.

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Tom Garrett: Latest terror attacks evidence of inability to vet refugees

The Department of Homeland Security admitted to mistakenly granting citizenship to 858 immigrants who had previously received orders for deportation.

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Tom Garrett plays Clinton Foundation card in Fifth District race

“Benghazi” is yesterday. The Republican playbook today is “Clinton Foundation!” Fifth District Republican congressional candidate Tom Garrett is going full Clinton Foundation.

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Fifth District race: Tom Garrett promises to fight for manufacturers

Fifth District Republican congressional nominee Tom Garrett toured the American Buildings Company, a Nucor steel facility located in LaCrosse.

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Tom Garrett touts NFIB endorsement

The National Federation of Independent Business endorsed Republican State Sen. Tom Garrett for the Fifth District seat in Congress.

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Tom Garrett: Albemarle economy struggling under Jane Dittmar

A recent article by Charlottesville Tomorrow highlighting dire economic issues in Albemarle County is being cited by the campaign of Fifth District Republican congressional nominee Tom Garrett.

Fifth District race: Jane Dittmar presses Tom Garrett on Trump, veteran

The Jane Dittmar campaign is calling on Fifth District Republican nominee Tom Garrett to repudiate Donald Trump’s hateful message. Story updated with response from the Garrett campaign.

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Tom Garrett plan would tie student loan repayment, Social Security

Fifth District Republican congressional nominee Tom Garrett introduced a proposal targeting the growing crisis of student loan repayment and Social Security solvency.

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Tom Garrett comments on Dallas shootings

Fifth District Republican congressional nominee Tom Garrett issued the following statement on the shootings of five Dallas police officers Thursday.

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Tom Garrett comments on FBI, Hillary Clinton, emails

Fifth District GOP nominee Tom Garrett offered perspective on the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s mishandling of sensitive and classified material.

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Tom Garrett weighs in on final Benghazi report

The House Select Committee on Benghazi released its final report on the attack on the American Embassy in Benghazi in 2012.

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Fifth District GOP nominee opposes new gun restrictions

Fifth District Republican nominee Tom Garrett is taking issue with legislation in Congress that would bar people on the terror watch list from being able to buy guns.

State Senate defeats Republican bill to allow guns on school property

This afternoon, the Senate defeated Senator Tom Garrett’s (R-Buckingham) SB 1132, a bill to allow guns onto school property outside of “normal school hours” – that is, at times when communities of faith, civic organizations, and other outside groups could easily be using school facilities.

Seven Hills Food to provide new market for Virginia livestock producers

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Seven Hills Food, LLC will revitalize and open a meat processing facility in the City of Lynchburg.

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Virginia leaders applaud efforts to combat sexual violence on college campuses

Governor Terry McAuliffe on Thursday signed Executive Order 25 establishing a new task force, chaired by Attorney General Mark Herring, to help combat sexual violence on college campuses.

Politics Beat: No free speech for Virginia legislators?

Republicans are falling all over themselves to protect the free speech rights of “Duck Dynasty” patriarch Phil Robertson. But if a Senate Democrat dares to say anything that a Republican considers to be out of line, well, no free speech for Democrats. “I’m not targeting anybody. I’m targeting behavior,” said State Sen. Tom Garrett, R-Louisa.