I've lived in VA for almost 30 years. Always registered as an independent until now. I tend to vote conservative ( fiscally), but I'm tired of holding my nose on VA republican social issues. I've reregistered as a republican so I can vote in the primaries. Please, if you don't like the candidates they put forward, get involved and try to change it!
Well, the problem in the last gop ticket for the governor's slate was the tea party somehow wrestled control from regular gop and they didn't have a primary to nominate their ticket. They were a little too clever for their own good. They had a convention and a small minority picked the candidates, not the people of Virginia.