By Clark Williams
September 16, 1999
The upcoming General Assembly elections could decide the fate of the Republican Party in Virginia politics for the coming decade, said Ed Matricardi, executive director of Virginia's Republican Party, last night in a speech to the College Republicans.
Matricardi told the audience of about 20 students that the General Assembly -- which historically has been controlled by the Democrats -- elections this fall are crucial for the Virginia Republican Party's future.
"If we control the General Assembly after this year's election, we will probably control Virginia for the next generation," he said.