• Bob McDonnell Major Endorsement Monday at 3Politics

    Endorsements in a Governor’s race are fairly common, so my ears perk up when a candidate announces a press conference for one. Bob McDonnell will be announcing an “important endorsement” Monday at 3 PM in the General Assembly building in Richmond. Whom could it be?

  • Does Creigh Deeds Need Enemies?Policy

    When he has a friend like Joe Biden? Campaigning for Creigh Deeds, Biden claimed that we have to spend more money to keep from going bankrupt. Really? I couldn’t make this stuff up. News flash, Joe. California’s been trying that for awhile, and, guess what – they ARE bankrupt! Is that kind of spending part […]

  • Wonderful Wagner (Jody)Catch-All

    This will run for a couple seconds before the music starts. Lyrics by Brian Kirwin Don’t know much about math, you see Don’t know our economy Don’t know why my budget was so wrong “Four billion off” is my campaign song But I do know that I’ll fool you Into giving us more revenue What […]

  • Cuccinelli tires of Shannon’s games; issues a man-to-man challengePolitics

    Representing something akin to “meet me in the playground after school”, Sen. Ken Cuccinelli issued the following challenge to Del. Steve Shannon today: FAIRFAX — After hearing of Steve Shannon’s silly, time wasting tele-conference, Senator Ken Cuccinelli pledges NOT to do the same. However, Ken Cuccinelli did issue the following challenge: “Steve, last week I […]

  • Democrat Freshmen tell Pelosi NO NEW TAXESPolicy

    The Hill reports that 21 Dem Freshmen, including Reps. Glenn Nye, Gerry Connolly and Tom Perriello, signed a letter today telling Speaker Nancy Pelosi that they can not support the tax increases in Obama’s health care plan. They even criticize the rollback of the Bush tax cuts, something Democrats have campaigned on constantly. Maybe someone […]

  • Goodlatte: We Shouldn’t Put Health Care in the Hands of Washington BureaucratsPolicy

    Guest post by Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA06) Earlier this week Democratic Leaders in Congress introduced the “America’s Affordable Health Choices Act”, which sets the tone for a Washington takeover of the health care system —one defined by federal regulation, mandates, a myriad of new big government programs, and a significant increase in federal spending.

  • No fundraising worries for Ken StollePolitics

    Sen. Ken Stolle (R-8), who is running for Virginia Beach sheriff, reports that he has over 21 times the money in the bank than his opponent. According to his web site: “Ken has $150,455 in the bank compared to his opponent John Bell’s $6,949. Stolle also boasts over 4 times the donors, raising $183,389 from […]

  • Update: Saxman to withdraw from House of Delegates racePolitics

    This is an update to a previous post Saxman, who said this was one of the most difficult decisions of his life, is going on to promote the philosophy of “pragmatic conservatism”, which is founded in what he calls “Truth with a capital ‘T’”. “Sometimes the most difficult decisions are the ones that are the […]

  • Saxman to withdraw from House of Delegates racePolitics

    Del. Chris Saxman, the Virginia co-chair for McCain-Palin, chair of the House Cost Cutting Caucus, and a rising star in the GOP, will announce today that he will not seek re-election. He wrote to Bearing Drift that there are other “projects” that he would like to work on and that “all is well.” Saxman lives […]

  • VPOD 68: Shaun and Jim talk Crabill, Kaine, fundraising, polls, and morePodcasts

    In this episode of Virginia Politics On-Demand, Shaun Kenney and I discuss Catherine Crabill’s outrageous comments, the latest fundraising numbers between Deeds and McDonnell, the latest Rassmussen gubernatorial poll, the latest Jeff Schapiro article (do you sense bias here? – let me know), the Democratic woes in 2010, Governor Kaine doing his job 70% of […]