Virginia Freedom Caucus held an online straw poll for the next Governor of Virginia. This poll determined how the grassroots activist would give their support in the gubernatorial races for 2017. As most political insiders know the grassroots are the backbone of any campaign. They make the calls and knock the doors. The establishment bet on buying the election and never really lowering themselves to actually mingle with the minions.
In the year of Trump, the blue-collar grassroots activist made a big statement, enough! In the online poll, these very same people wanted to prove that they indeed have had enough. It became a wildfire of supporters in a furry to make their voice heard of giving the support to the candidate of choice.
Here are the results:
Corey Stewart 124
Denver Riggleman 96 (has withdrawn from race)
Ed Gillespie 27
Frank Wagner 2
Michelle Rilee on the right