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Amanda Chase’s Offensive Behavior Is Pushing Away Fellow Republicans, Swing Voters

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State Sen. Amanda Chase (R-SD11) – so bad, even her own party wants nothing to do with her! See below for the press release from the Democratic Party of Virginia, per the breaking story in the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Also, for more information on Chase and her deplorable behavior, see Audio: Sen. Amanda Chase (R) Says “I Wish [NRA] Would Write *Me* a Check for $200,000”,  Right-Wing Republican Virginia State Senator Amanda Chase: “It’s those who are naive and unprepared that end up raped”,  “I Call My Revolver My Little Equal Rights Amendment”State Senator Amanda Chase (R-11th) Claims Capitol Police Are Partisan Liars; Far-Right, Pistol-Packing Virginia State Sen. Amanda Chase Praises “Make Bang Bang” Gun Guy’s “great group who believe in our constitution and rights as Americans.” and Far-Right Virginia Sen. Amanda Chase: “The ERA Amendment is nothing more than a ploy by the left to eliminate gender altogether.”

Update: The Richmond Times-Dispatch has just reported that the Chesterfield County GOP HAS KICKED SENATOR AMANDA CHASE OUT OF THE COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY. 

From: Grant Fox (DPVA) 
Date: Mon, Sep 30, 2019 at 1:15 PM
Subject: Amanda Chase’s Offensive Behavior Is Pushing Away Fellow Republicans, Swing Voters

Amanda Chase’s Offensive Behavior Is Pushing Away Fellow Republicans, Swing Voters

GOP Senator Amanda Chase likes to think that her public fights with Virginia Capitol Police, inflammatory ads that call for violence against gun violence prevention groups, and Trump-like offensive behavior endear her to Republicans. But the cracks are starting to show in the 11th District where she is facing a tough challenge from Democrat Amanda Pohl, who outraised Chase by $50,000 in the last quarter. New reporting from the Richmond Times-Dispatch shows local Republicans are sick and tired of Chase’s combative behavior that gets nothing done for their district, and some are refusing to vote for her in November. 

KEY POINTS:

“Chase used the Capitol Police for transportation so frequently during this year’s General Assembly session that its chief asked the House and Senate clerks to remind lawmakers that police were not available to transport them to restaurants or social functions. Chase said no one had ever told her the rules.

In April, a Capitol Police report said Chase cursed at a female African American police officer after Chase tried to park in a secured area. Chase said the officer falsified the report, prompting her fellow Republican senators to write to the Capitol Police chief expressing their support for “every one of your officers.” Chase denied cursing at the officer but later admitted she did use the F-word. As recently as Wednesday, Chase continued litigating the issue on her Facebook page, saying the officer “neglected her responsibility to ensure my safety as a member of the General Assembly.”

Chase publicly feuded with a campaign vendor a week ago after a Facebook ad with the senator holding a gun said: “I’m not afraid to shoot down gun groups.” Chase said she never approved the wording, recorded a call with a vendor employee who agreed, and demanded an apology. But the vendor’s president refused, saying Chase had approved the language.

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Veteran political analyst Bob Holsworth said Chase hasn’t endeared herself with some of the Republican establishment in Chesterfield. “Over time, the local government response to her in Chesterfield has not been very positive,” Holsworth said.

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[Chase’s Democratic challenger Amanda] Pohl has shown that she’s able to raise money.

She raised about $50,000 more than Chase in the last reporting period, covering July and August, and had about $26,000 more in hand on Aug. 31. Chase has raised more money overall; almost half of the $356,189 in contributions came between Jan. 1, 2016, just after her last campaign, and the end of last year. In contrast, Pohl raised $251,677 this year, including 1,440 donations of less than $100 each.