Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Jessee Ring Sums It All Up

As you may know, I’m a 9th district native son who lives and works in the district I want to represent. I have deep SWVA roots with strong ties to coal country and world-wide experiences.

I’m running due to a sense of calling, not as some new career move. We all know that the electorate isn’t going to unseat one career politician in November only to install another one.

I’m running because I, like you, am deeply concerned about the direction the country is taking. We’re all concerned, but the question is what do we do about it, and that’s where the differences are among between the candidates.

In my 5 in 10 Commitment, I’ve laid out a specific plan for getting our country heading back in the right direction, and I look forward to discussing that with you. You can download it from my website (

If we all stay focused and on track, we can win this one in November, and I’m the Republican who can do that, because I’m the kind of candidate that the incumbent fears the most.
o I’m not a career politician.
o I’m a 9th District native-son with deep Southwest Virginia roots and world-wide experiences.
o I have the time for this race; this isn’t my second job.
o I’m a staunch conservative and a constitutionalist.

But most of all, I’m a new face with fresh perspectives.
o I was the 1st candidate to declare my candidacy.
o The 1st to issue a call for a debate.
o The 1st to issue a legislative plan of action with my “5 in 10” commitment.
o The 1st to issue a call for campaign funding solidarity among the nominee and former candidates going forward from May 22.
o And there have been other firsts.

I’ve taken the initiative in this campaign and I’ll continue to take the initiative in Washington.

I’ll answer to you the people, not the political bosses. I’ll do what’s best for SWVA and what’s best for the country.

Thank you, my name is Jessee Ring, and I ask for your support
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Monday, May 17, 2010

Meet The Candidate - Jessee Ring

Here is your chance to meet Jessee Ring before he goes to Congress, ask your questions, and make personal contact:

Thursday, May 20
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Zazzy's, 380 E. Main Street, Abingdon

I hope to see you there!
Jessee Ring
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Monday, May 10, 2010

Strong Republican - Strong Southwest Virginian

May 8, 2010
Hello All,

I am taking this opportunity to detail my activities and involvement with the Republican Party of Virginia, since this topic has come up. I think it is a legitimate question to ask of the candidates.

I have been doing the grass roots work of the Republican Party of Virginia for years. I have stuffed envelopes, made phone calls, gone door to door, manned Pulaski headquarters, put up signs, held a "meet the candidate" event in my home for a local candidate, gone to various other candidate events, etc.

I have attended Pulaski County committee meetings, Ninth District committee meetings, the last Ninth District convention, RPV state conventions, RPV annual Advance meetings, the Ninth District Gala last year and this year, RPV Galas, and the RPV Victory dinner in Richmond last August. I was on Chairman Pat Mullins’ and John Hager's Chairman's Advisory Committee. In 2008, I was a Delegate-at-large from Virginia to the Republican National Committee. I have contributed financially to RPV and to various local and state candidates.

I campaigned for Bill Carico when he ran for the Ninth District seat in 2006.

I was heavily involved in the Gilmore campaign for U.S. Senate. I supported him financially and conferred with him on energy issues and how to run on that, as well as doing the grass roots part.

I campaigned extensively for McDonnell/Bolling/Cuccinelli. I attended McDonnell’s campaign kick-off in Richmond and his inauguration in January, so I was there from the beginning to the end of this campaign and everything in between.

I held a “meet the candidate” event for Dave Nutter at my home during the last election, put signs in my yard, and went door-to-door. I also supported his campaign financially.

In the last election, I went door-to-door in my home town of Narrows with Annie B., introducing her to folks there, and I went to some of her campaign events and supported her campaign financially.

I campaigned for our local Pulaski County candidates the last time, and supported them financially.

In addition, my wife has been very active in the Virginia Federation of Republican Women (VFRW) and National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW). She was President of the Pulaski County chapter until she had to resign in order to actively campaign for me. She attended the VFRW state convention in Roanoke recently, and I went there to be with her for their Saturday night banquet.

I have collected numerous pictures of me with various Republicans from all of these events I have attended. You can see them in an album on FaceBook (, and they will soon be on my website.

If anyone has any questions in this area, please feel free to contact me.

Best regards,
Jessee Ring
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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Jessee Ring Discusses 9th. District Race With Eric Cantor

Jessee Ring discusses the Ninth District race with Eric Cantor in Washington, D.C., May 4, 2010.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Website - Jessee Ring For Congress

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April 30 - Call For Fundraising Solidarity After May 22

During the race for this Ninth District nomination, one issue has taken on great importance for the party, and it is one recognized by all the candidates: fundraising. The nominee on May 22nd will need the largest campaign war chest possible.

All six of the candidates have already taken a pledge to support the nominee after May 22 in the general election no matter which one of us gets that nomination. On Thursday, April 29th at the Washington Country meeting, I called for that support to include fund raising efforts on behalf of the party’s nominee by the former candidates.

In a nutshell, I requested that each candidate make a second pledge of support for the nominee, no matter who he is. That second pledge has two parts.

First, each candidate should pledge to find a legal way to get whatever money they have left over from this part of the campaign to the nominee’s campaign for use in the general election running up to November.

Secondly, each candidate should pledge to use their full fund raising resources, time, energy, and effort after May 22 until Nov.2 for the nominee’s campaign.

By making this pledge and following through on it, we will ensure that our candidate, no matter who he is, will have the largest war chest possible to use in defeating Rick Boucher and winning in November.

April 30, 2010
Jessee Ring
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