• 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, […]

  • Delegate Lynwood Lewis belittles a voter for asking a questionPolitics

    At a public forum on the Eastern Shore, Del. Lynwood Lewis (D-100), was asked a question by a voter about where his campaign contributions come from. Lewis quipped that the man probably fell asleep during accounting class.

  • Vote for the Berry winnersCatch-All

    Based upon your nominations, here are the nominees for the 2009 Bearing Drift Web 2.0 Awards – The Berrys. Voting ends on Halloween. Best Video: Online Surveys & Market Research Best blog: Online Surveys & Market Research Roanoke Valley Republicans VA GOP Caucus Best Social Network: Online Surveys & Market Research Ken Cuccinelli (Twitter and Facebook) Tag Greason RPV Network Best […]

  • Outside the Obama/Deeds Stump: Recap w/ PicturesPolitics

    (due to work, my report covers the outside of the event up until 3 PM; for inside analysis, see Brian’s comments here) Pictures speak for themselves, McDonnell’s supporters blew Deeds camp away at their own event. Deeds people seemed to take for granted that they would have the floor to themselves; McDonnell’s supporters made sure […]

  • Live from Obama/Deeds Rally! Voters Dont Turn Out!Catch-All

    The overwhelming majority of people standing in line are students, not residents of Norfolk, Portsmouth or Virginia Beach. Very few Deeds paraphernalia, signs or shirts. Obama is clearly the draw, not Deeds.

  • Live from Obama Rally! Deeds Loses Sign WarCatch-All

    At the largest Creigh Deeds event this year, his staffers continue to drop the ball. The McDonnell demonstrators provided enough signs to blanket Hampton Blvd, upending Deeds on his day. Pictures after I get off work tonight. Over 50-100 people are here out front!

  • Jody Wagner still fumbles numbersPolitics

    Got an email today with Jody Wagner proclaiming “We’ve been shown two polls in the last week that have this race within a single point.” Probably from the same folks who told Jody government revenues would be way up this year. Two reputable polls show Bill Bolling ahead by 12 points and 14 points respectively. […]

  • Two New Polls Give Republicans Sound SweepPodcastsPolitics

    Both SurveyUSA and Public Policy Polling has new numbers out and they aren’t looking good for any of Virginia’s statewide Democratic nominees. SurveyUSA: Governor Bob McDonnell: 58 Creigh Deeds: 41 Lt. Governor Bill Bolling: 56 Jody Wagner: 42 Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli: 57 Steve Shannon: 41 SurveyUSA is heavy Central Virginia but still has McDonnell […]

  • Federalist #1: IntroductionPolicy

    Independent Journal Saturday, October 27, 1787 [Alexander Hamilton] To the People of the State of New York: AFTER an unequivocal experience of the inefficacy of the subsisting federal government, you are called upon to deliberate on a new Constitution for the United States of America. The subject speaks its own importance; comprehending in its consequences […]

  • Making Sense Of The Latest Dollars In The Race For GovernorPolitics

    Republican nominee Bob McDonnell out raised Democrat Creigh Deeds 4 to 3 in the first three weeks of October. Most of McDonnell’s $4,019,760 was thanks in a large part to in-kind contributions from the US Chamber of Commerce of nearly $1 million and RPV. Of McDonnell’s $1.8 million cash raised from 4171 donations, no contributions […]