James Stuart “Jim” Gilmore III – 2016 Presidential Candidate

 

 James Stuart “Jim” Gilmore (born October 6, 1949) was the 68th Governor of Virginia from 1998 – 2002. Gilmore graduated from the University of Virginia as a Bachelor of Arts with a Juris Doctor. He then served in the United States Army as a counterintelligence agent. He also has served as a county prosecutor and as the Attorney General of Virginia.  Gilmore announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination in the 2016 Presidential election on July 30, 2015. Gilmore’s campaign included, focus on the 2nd amendment; the right to bear…

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Carly Fiorina – 2016 Presidential Candidate

 

 Cara Carleton “Carly” Fiorina (née Sneed ; born September 6, 1954)  was a candidate for the United States Senate in 2010, Fiorina ruled out running for the U.S. Senate in 2016, but did not rule out running for President in 2016. Fiorina formally announced her intentions to run for the Republican nomination on May 4 2015.  Her business background and status as the only female CEO amongst a sea of “suited men” were viewed as positives with Republican strategists.

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Fmr. Gov. Robert F. McDonnell (R – VA) found guilty of 11 counts of corruption!

 

  Recently: Bob McDonnell (former VA Governor) and his wife were found guilty of public corruption charges on September 4, 2014. He was convicted of honest services wire fraud, obtaining property under color of official right, and extortion under color of official right. His wife was convicted of honest services wire fraud, obtaining property under color of official right, extortion under color of official right, and obstruction of a federal proceeding. McDonnell tried to exploit loopholes in Virginia law to pocket $177,000 in luxury gifts and sweetheart loans.

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Eric Cantor (R-VA-7th) Rep., Defeated In Primary, Steps Down as GOP Leader

 

  Eric Ivan Cantor (born June 6, 1963) is the United States Representative for Virginia’s 7th congressional district, serving from 2001. A member of the Republican Party, he became House Majority Leader when the 112th Congress convened on January 3, 2011. He previously served as House Minority Whip from 2009 to 2011. His district includes most of the northern and western sections of Richmond, along with most of Richmond’s western suburbs and portions of the Shenandoah Valley. Cantor is the highest-ranking Jewish member of Congress in its history, and currently…

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George Washington – 1st President of the United States

 

 George Washington was the first President of the United States from 1789-1797.  He was also the Commander in Chief of  the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Was presided over the drafting of the Constitution replacing the Articles of Confederation, establishing the position of President. Washington’s leadership style established many rituals and forms of the government that is still used today such as using a cabinet system and the inaugural address . During his lifetime Washington was hailed as…

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Thomas Jefferson – 3rd President of the United States

 

   Thomas Jefferson was the third President of the United States , an American Founding Father and the principal author of the Declaration of the Independence. He served in the Continental Congress representing Virginia at the beginning of the American Revolution and then as Governor . Jefferson was the first Secretary of State serving under President George Washington.  He oversaw the Louisiana Purchase and sent the Lewis -Clark expedition to explore the Midwest. Born on April 13,1743 Jefferson was the third of ten children.  Jefferson married Martha Wayles Skelton on…

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James Madison – 4th President of the US

 

   Hailed as the “Father of the Constitution” , James Madison was the 4 th President of the United States. He was instrumental in drafting the United States Constitution and was one of the key authors of the United States Bill of Rights. He is credited with drafting the first ten amendments to the Constitution.  In 1789 Madison became a leader in the new House of Representatives and drafted many basic laws. Madison also served as Thomas Jefferson’s Secretary of State from 1801-1809 and supervised the “Louisiana Purchase” which doubled…

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James Monroe – 5th President of the US

 

 As the last President of the Founding Fathers of the United States and the third President to have died on Independence day; James Monroe was the fifth President of the United States from 1817-1825. As a member of the anti-Federalist party, Monroe served as a delegate in the Continental Congress.  Monroe opposed ratification of the US Constitution claiming that it gave too much power to central government. Active in the new government , Monroe was elected to the Senate of the first United States Congress.  Monroe gained executive experience as…

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John Tyler – 10th President of the US

 

   John Tyler was the tenth President of the United States  from 1841-1845. Tyler served as state legislator, United States Representative and in the United States Senates prior to his election as Vice President in 1840. He succeeded William Henry Harrison’s after his death and was the first President to succeed to this office following the death of the incumbent. Tyler opposed Federalism and emphatic support of states’ rights, alienating him from most political allies that brought power to Washington. Initially a Democrat, Tyler’s opposition to Andrew Jackson and Martin…

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Zachary Taylor – 12th President of the US

 

 Zachary Taylor , a member of the Whig Party was the 12th President of the United States from 1849-1850. His top priority while President was to preserve the Union but it was short lived; Taylor died just 16 months into his term.  Taylor was born November 24, 1784 in Orange County, Virginia. Taylor married Margaret Mackall Smith in June of 1810. Together they had 6 children: Ann Margaret Mackall Taylor (1811–1875),  Sarah Knox Taylor (1811-1875), Octavia Pannill Taylor (1816-1820), Margaret Smith Taylor (1819-1820), Mary Elizabeth Taylor (1824-1909) and Richard Taylor…

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