Vice president in Richmond for Va.'s Republican Party fundraiser

White House Photo by David Bohrer
White House Photo by David Bohrer

From NBC12 News

Vice President Dick Cheney is in Richmond at this moment, speaking at the Virginia Republican Convention Gala.

He's headlining Friday night's main fundraiser for the Commonwealth's Republican Party.

Mr. Cheney is expected to paint an upbeat picture of GOP prospects this fall, chief among them the candidacy of Senator John McCain.

While this fundraiser is important for Republicans here in Virginia, the vice president and the national republicans here in Virginia, are concerned about rallying the foot soldiers for McCain's campaign, primarily because the commonwealth is currently in the "toss up" category despite years of being in safe Republican hands.