• Krystal Ball makes a splashPolitics

    Krystal Ball, Democratic candidate for the 1st District congressional nomination, is making some noise and is rightfully crowing about it. Here’s what Candidate Ball has to say about her latest efforts: I received the endorsement of Congressman Bob Filner, Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs. This is especially important to me because helping […]

  • VPOD 79: McCain, McDonnell and MurtaughPodcastsPolitics

    In this episode of Virginia Politics On-Demand, Tim Murtaugh, Communications Director of the Republican Party of Vriginia, gives us his analysis on the 2009 campaign and what to expect these last two weeks. We also hear from John McCain and Bob McDonnell who appeared together in Virginia Beach and tune in on the press conference […]

  • Jody Wagner: Preparing to lose?Politics

    Jeff Shapiro certainly floated the suggestion in the Richmond Times-Dispatch. “a special election in Virginia Beach for the seat of Republican Ken Stolle. He’s favored to win a contest there for sheriff. Assuming she loses for lieutenant governor but is competitive in Stolle’s district, Democrat Jody Wagner could stand for the seat.” There’s a good […]

  • Gosport.Conspectus – 10.18.09Catch-All

    Trying something a little different, quick snapshot summary of pretty much anything I think from this week’s events. Enjoy, feel free to comment, I’ll argue with you (and however many other names you choose to use) and we’ll have some fun. – Feeling great about Stolle’s chances. Both of them. – Saw a John Bell […]

  • Could Big Labor Spoil Creigh Deeds’ chances?Politics

    Right now, there is no question that labor unions have been active in the Virginia statewide races this year. Creigh Deeds has received numerous contributions from the AFSCME, SEIU, AFL-CIO, and other labor unions. With these contributions, one has to wonder if big labor has the capacity to spoil Creigh Deeds’ chances to become Governor. […]

  • Deeds Campaign Reveals Bizarre New Strategy: Solidify BasePolitics

    In the latest in the bizarre world of the Creigh Deeds gubernatorial campaign, Politico has released an extensive article from the Deeds campaign trumpeting their strategy: shore up the Democratic base. Let’s set aside for the moment that even having the strengthen your base of voters shows Deeds is weak from the get-go. While it’s […]

  • Astroturfing will not be toleratedCatch-All

    In our recent post on the 2nd District fundraising, I noticed some interesting things in the comments section… Independently Independent Submitted on 2009/10/15 at 10:34pm Stacey Submitted on 2009/10/15 at 10:29pm Dominic Submitted on 2009/10/15 at 10:11pm Conservative Virginian Submitted on 2009/10/15 at 10:00pm Virginia Republican Submitted on 2009/10/15 at […]

  • Video VPOD: Rep. Eric Cantor at the Republican RoundupVideos

    U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA07), Republican Whip, hosted his fifth annual “Republican Roundup” in Glen Allen, VA Oct. 17. He joined J.R. Hoeft to discuss the event, the overstep of national Democrats, U.S. policy in Afghanistan, and the importance of Virginia’s election to national policy-making. “One thing we see right now is unfettered power going […]

  • Message of the Washington Post and Creigh DeedsPolitics

    Save yourself 13 paragraphs. Here is the message of the Washington Post in their endorsement. Creigh Deeds raised taxes before and he’ll do it again. Honestly, that’s why they endorse him. Since my self-imposed policy of not linking to liberal commie rags of claptrap, you’ll have to look it up on your own. Google “supports […]

  • Cantor’s Republican RoundupPolitics

    Glad to be in Richmond (Innsbrook specifically) at Minority Whip Eric Cantor’s “Republican Roundup.” It is pretty chilly as the event gets started, but spirits are high amongst the supporters here who have joined for music (provided by “Royal Blue Band” – who absolutely rock), games, food and some speechifying. Check here over the next […]