• Victory Tour Breakfast, HenricoPolitics

    A crowd of about 150 greeted Bob McDonnell and Bill Bolling in Henrico County this morning at 7:30 at the Silver Diner in Innsbrook. GOP Chairman Michael Steele was on hand and spoke with optimism about the future of the GOP. McDonnell and Bolling also reflected optimism, but are determined to run as though 10 […]

  • Health care bills released (Updated with photo)Policy

    Update: Of note from Wittman’s staff, on page 1516 the bill states that all vending machines must clearly label how many calories any item available for purchase has. Now that’s what I call vital reform! ***** Special thanks to the staffs or Rep. Rob Wittman and Rep. Glenn Nye for sending out links to the […]

  • 2009 House of Delegate Candidate Interview SeriesCatch-All

    Audio Interviews with Rich Anderson, Kerry Bolognese, Joe Bury, Jason Call, Barbara Comstock, Michael Gage, Tag Greason, Jim Hyland, Jennifer Lee, and Chris Stolle (all of these were done EARLY in the election cycle – last April to be precise) [mp3_embed id="4" blog_plyrs="3" shuffle="no" mp3highs="270" mp3wids="500" playlistfolder="another" transparent="no"] Video John Amiral Chris Merola: Jim Hoeft […]

  • National Republicans seizing initiative in VirginiaPolitics

    Chairman Michael Steele of the Republican National Committee is making his second swing through Virginia in a week, this time, traveling with all three statewide office-seekers (Bob McDonnell, governor; Bill Bolling, lieutenant governor; and, Ken Cuccinelli, attorney general) as they barnstorm the commonwealth one final time to seal the deal with Virginia voters. On Tuesday, […]

  • So…What Do We Do Now?Catch-All

    Like the only Freshman girl who gets asked to the prom, Virginia Republicans are in an unfamiliar situation these days. Over the past several years, the last week of a campaign for the GOP has been filled with last ditch pleas to friends and family, convincing ourselves that the polls don’t tell the whole story, […]

  • Deeds advisers have a conference callCatch-All

    Joe and Mo had another conference call for reporters and bloggers today at 3 p.m. to espouse the state of the campaign. While I can’t attend (not that they’d give me the dial-in information anyway – yes, I have asked before), I thought it might be fun to play the “What will they say” game. […]

  • Negative bells toll for theePolitics

    As we approach the final weekend in the middle of a landslide, undoubtedly some desperate decisions are being made. “Should we launch that last minute personal attack.” Candidates gamble that they won’t self-destruct in the launch, but also risk that they’ll be hit by a similar personal attack by the aggrieved candidate who will then […]

  • Virginia Beach (tunnel) Vision

    Despite my better judgment, JR and I wandered into a forum sponsored by the business community in Virginia Beach that would discuss transportation in a non-partisan, non-political way. They would not discuss legislation, but the goal was a “more informed citizenry.” The Library doesn’t usually allow popcorn, which is usually my snack of choice while […]

  • Fimian and Rigell make top GOP listPolitics

    Keith Fimian in the 11th Congressional District and Scott Rigell in the 2nd Congressional District have made it onto the “top 40″ list of the National Republican Campaign Committee. The so-called “Young Guns” program was established by Reps. Cantor, McCarthy and Ryan in 2007 in order to recruit and elect Republicans in open-seat and challenger […]

  • A new source for Virginia politics?Catch-All

    Just as has transformed the transparency of Virginia politics, a new source has emerged in 2009 to help voters get more information before they head to the polls. Imagine Election allows a voter to enter their Virginia zip code and find out about their candidates. The site has maps, State Board of Elections data, […]