The Republican Party of Virginia is dropping its loyalty oath requirement.
The group's chairman, Pat Mullins, posted a message on his Facebook page Tuesday night saying the Republican Party of Virginia has asked the State Board of Elections to drop the pledge.
Here is the message Mullins posted on his Facebook page:
I'm very pleased to let you know that the Republican Party of Virginia has informed the State Board of Elections that the "loyalty oath" will be rescinded.
We informally polled the GOP State Central Committee over the past week and there was an overwhelming and near unanimous feeling that we should rescind the loyalty oath.
The Executive Committee of RPV voted last night unanimously to have me inform the State Board of Elections, that having heard from nearly all members of the GOP State Central Committee, that we would have an overwhelming majority vote to rescind the "loyalty oath".
We will formally approve this on Saturday.
This year is going to be one of the biggest recruitment years of new people into the Republican Party we've had since Ronald Reagan ran for President in 1976 and 1980 and 1984.
Young people, who went overwhelmingly for the current occupant of the White House 4 years ago, are now unemployed to the tune of 25%+ - they will be flocking this year to our cause.
Independents, who have seen the economic devastation of the Democrat administration who led a government spending spree that has exacerbated unemployment and saddled future generations with trillions of debt, will be helping our cause this year.
Tea Party Patriots, who are largely unaffiliated party voters, have seen the Constitution trampled on by liberals intent on reshaping the America we knew into their brand of western European style socialism, will also be helping our cause this fall.
We welcome all newcomers like these to our Party with open arms as we build a coalition to bring our Country back to greatness once again.
In 2009, we made history by electing our statewide slate. In 2010, we defeated 3 incumbent Democrat Congressmen. In 2011, we won back the State Senate.
In 2012, Virginia will give its electoral votes to the Republican candidate for President, elect a new Republican to the United States Senate, and help bring back sanity to Washington, D.C.