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  • Bearing Drift Advertising and Consulting PolicyPolitics

    The Bearing Drift policy on advertising and consulting has always been very clear, but just to reiterate: 1 – should we receive advertising money from a candidate, it does not imply endorsement 2 – should a contributor provide consulting to a candidate, that contributor will not write about that race. I hope this clarifies the […]

  • VPOD 84: Rosemary WilsonPodcasts

    In this episode of Virginia Politics On-Demand, Rosemary Wilson, candidate seeking the GOP nomination for Virginia’s 8th Senate Seat, explains why she’s the best candidate to help Bob McDonnell take on our most pressing challenges in Richmond.

    Drop me an email at vpod@bearingdrift.com with your thoughts and comments on the show. To listen to […]

  • Recap from Blogs United 2009Catch-AllPolitics

    Yesterday, bloggers from throughout the Commonwealth gathered at Christopher Newport University to discuss various issues and to network with each other.   Since this was my first Blogs United conference, I definitely learned a lot from the various discussions from the media panel (which featured journalists from both print and broadcast media outlets), the legal issues […]

  • Wilson & McWaters disagree on ObamacarePolitics

    Never thought a Republican primary would turn on who supports Obamacare, but that’s the way it’s going for the 8th Senate district race between Rosemary Wilson and Jeff McWater$. “Wilson accused McWaters of favoring mandated health insurance for all Americans, a charge he did not deny. A Wilson mailer distributed on breakfast tables Saturday pictured […]

  • Time to Apply Pressure on Senators Webb and WarnerPolicy

    Tomorrow, the U.S. Senate will be voting on Senator Harry Reid’s (D-Nev.) health care bill. It appears that both of Virginia’s Senators are on the fence voting on this legislation. Perhaps, Senators Jim Webb and Mark Warner should be on the fence considering that this bill will impose $36 Billion in new taxes and fines […]

  • McWaters endorsed by Stolle; Wilson endorsed by city leadersPolitics

    Jeff McWaters has received the endorsement of Virginia Beach Sheriff-elect and soon-to-be former State Sen. Ken Stolle, who is vacating the seat. In an email today to supporters, Stolle writes: “In this election there are two Republicans vying for the seat, both have served the community of Virginia Beach for many years and both are […]

  • 8th Senate District GOP primary may go nasty – and quickPolitics

    Yesterday, the Jeff McWaters’ campaign for State Senate released a very interesting campaign email that seems like they might know something the rest of us don’t. Chris LaCivita (who recently aided Attorney General-elect Ken Cuccinelli and was the media advisor for Swift Boat Veterans for Truth) appealed to voters about potential negative campaigning from Rosemary […]

  • The Federalist #8: The Consequences of Hostilities Between the StatesCatch-AllMultimedia

    New York Packet Tuesday, November 20, 1787 [Alexander Hamilton] To the People of the State of New York: ASSUMING it therefore as an established truth that the several States, in case of disunion, or such combinations of them as might happen to be formed out of the wreck of the general Confederacy, would be subject […]

  • Why Democrats are losingPolicy

    We’re in the middle of the worst recession in a generation with unemployment in double digits, and the number one priority for Democrats throughout the entire first quarter of Obama’s Presidency has been a government takeover of health care. Whatever problems exist in health care, they pale in comparison to recession, unemployment and economic stagnation. […]

  • Trouble in the 37th DistrictPolitics

    Coming soon to the 37th State Senate district…Dave Marsden. It appears Marsden has established a web appearance showing that he is running for the Democratic nomination. Is this the best candidate that the Democrats could recruit? He nearly won re-election by 209 votes for his House of Delegates seat. Aside from this, there are some […]

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