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Virginia GOP Elects Jack Wilson as New Chairman

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    Virginia GOP Elects Jack Wilson as New Chairman
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    File photo: The Republican Party of Virginia has elected elected Jack Wilson of Chesterfield to finish former Chairman John Whitbeck's term.

    The Republican Party of Virginia has elected a new chairman after its previous leader resigned.

    The party said in a statement Saturday that members of the State Central Committee had elected Jack Wilson of Chesterfield to finish former Chairman John Whitbeck's term. Wilson will be eligible to run for re-election in 2020.

    The change in leadership comes at a tough time for the state GOP. Republicans did poorly in last year's state-level elections, President Donald Trump lost Virginia in 2016, and Republicans haven't won a statewide election since 2009.

    Whitbeck announced in June that he would be stepping down from the unpaid position.

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