The September Issue of Virginia Politics on Demand takes a look at Education in Virginia. Education often is seen as a national issue, represented through a debate on whether the federal government has the right to set policy, and to what extent. Often lost is the role of the states in determining how best to […]
Labor Day is a welcome long-weekend for many Virginians. But others are out of work. And with unemployment comes hunger. September is National Hunger Action Month. Find out how you can help a local foodbank feed the hungry in your community.
Advice conservatives can only hope is taken by Democratic candidates from former part-time Virginia governor now full-time Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine: Kaine has a message for Democrats trying to run from President Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi or Harry Reid: Don’t be foolish. “If you run away from who you are and you’re a […]
The Richmond Times-Dispatch previewed both the 2nd and 5th Congressional races recently saying the 2nd has much to do with military voting and the closure of Joint Forced Command (JFCOM) and the 5th is about “voter anxiety”. In the 2nd, RTD points to military voting as part of the problem for Nye, but likely hits […]
In his latest Cyrstal Ball (not to be confused with the 1st District candidate with questionable finances) UVA Center for Politics Director Larry Sabato currently projects that Republicans will gain as many as 47 house seats, 9 senate seats and 9 governorships. That gives the Republicans control of the House, and a good step up […]
Glenn Nye’s campaign released their new ad today, virtually a complete 180 turn-around from their much (and justly) criticized first ad. Contrasted with Rigell’s ad, where Rigell spoke directly to the camera, Nye’s lame attempt at a first ad was all voiceover, with the requisite ‘I approved this ad’ at the conclusion. Rigell’s ad was […]
As if the legislature cancelling insurance coverage of their Viagra wasn’t enough to make DMV workers even more cranky than usual, now they have to work on a holiday weekend. Governor McDonnell announced this afternoon that, due to the recent computer problems, DMV offices will be open this weekend on Saturday, Sunday and yes, on […]
Survey USA doubles down: its latest poll has Robert Hurt’s lead rising to 26 points.