Conventions are a bad way to nominate candidates. I’ve felt this strongly for a long time now, and having participated in two, my feelings were confirmed. I was at the 2008 convention where Jim Gilmore narrowly defeated Bob Marshall for the honor of losing to Mark Warner for U.S. Senate and also at the 2009 […]
The Republican Party of Virginia is deliberating raising the fee for convention candidates, at the suggestion of Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli.
Charlottesville-based defundit.org invites opponents of Obamacare to help it celebrate the six-month anniversary of the health care reform legislation by signing its anniversary card to President Obama.
I generally don’t like repeating rumors, but when I hear one like this – and from folks I trust – I can’t help but at least put it out there to see if anyone else has heard anything similar. Rumor has it that Fairfax County Republican Committee chairman Anthony Bedell may resign following the November […]
The Food Bank of Southeastern Virginia is facing a critical shortage and we all should help. I’m asking all campaigns, and those who are hosting debates or candidate forums from now until Election Day, to promote them as “Food Bank” events and accept non-perishable food donations or cash at these events. Politics is politics, but […]
Just like the turning leaves, it’s time for campaign signs to start sprouting across the commonwealth! Bearing Drift will be running in the next ezine a compilation of photos of campaign signs, shenanigans, and paraphernalia from around Virginia. Send your favorite campaign photo (at least 640×480 pixels) not later than MONDAY to firstname.lastname@example.org . Photo […]
So now Rick Boucher (D-9th) is actively trying to get his opponent, Morgan Griffith’s television ads pulled. Interesting tactic but this is probably going to backfire now that his attempt is in the open. Read for yourself:
Virginia’s Senators Jim Webb and Mark Warner, both Democrats, voted yesterday to begin debate on the National Defense Authorization Act, a bill which contains language to repeal the Clinton-era “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy.