Tag: Republican National Committee (RNC)

RNC Threatens John Canegata With Criminal and Civil Legal Action

A six-page cease and desist letter from the top lawyer for the national Republican Party threatened John Canegata with legal action. The letter, sent by Republican National Committee chief counsel Justin Riemer, comes after the national party recognized Gordon Ackley as chairman of its V.I. affiliate following Ackley’s win in a territorial caucus on March […]

Ackley Wins Republican Caucus; Gumbs-Hecht Gets The Most Votes

Political newcomer Antoinette Gumbs-Hecht was the top vote-getter in the caucus to reconstitute the V.I. Republican Party. The St. Thomas real estate agent and mother of two bested April Newland — ironically her boss at Newland Real Estate — with 90 percent of the vote. “It is humbling and a great honor to be entrusted […]

BREAKING: National Republicans To Seat Caucus Winners; Lawyers Threaten John Canegata With Legal Action

The Republican National Committee threatened legal action against John Canegata on the eve of a territorial caucus to reconstitute the territorial Republican Party. The warning was delivered in an email message from RNC Chief Counsel Justin Riemer after Canegata announced he wouldn’t recognize the results. “The RNC hereby puts you on legal notice to preserve […]

BREAKING NEWS: Gordon Ackley Will Win GOP Caucus Without Opposition

The longstanding intra-party fight for the leadership of the V.I. Republican Party was settled this week without a contested election. St. Thomas businessman Gordon Ackley will assume the chairmanship after John Canegata failed to file by the March 22 deadline, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned exclusively. Canegata, who won the party chairmanship in […]

RNC-Run Virgin Islands Republican Caucus Going Forward, Despite Suppression Efforts

A territorial caucus on March 29 to reorganize the Republican Party in the U.S. Virgin Islands is going ahead as planned, according to sources with knowledge of the caucus. The caucus, which was first reported by the Virgin Islands Free Press, is being administered by lawyers from the Republican National Committee in Washington, D.C. It […]

Republicans Running For Territory-Wide Offices In Upcoming Caucus Overseen By RNC

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Republicans in the U.S. Virgin Islands are rebuilding their party after years of inactivity. The first step is a caucus in March administered by lawyers from the Republican National Committee in Washington, D.C. The caucus will elect new leaders after the Republican National Committee decided in 2020 that John Canegata was not […]