• Creigh Deeds Campaign StrategyPolitics

    Democrat Creigh Deeds is operating an aggressive 3-step campaign strategy as we the critical final 3 months of the campaign season. Step 1 : Republican Bob McDonnell launches an initiative, plan or announcement. Step 2 : The media calls Creigh Deeds’ campaign staff. Step 3 : They shrug their shoulders and say “uhm, we, er, […]

  • Did Pelosi just discipline Glenn Nye?Policy

    Glenn Nye shunned Democrats by opposing every major initiative of Nancy Pelosi this year, except one – Obama’s budget resolution stimulus. The road to budget reconciliation is where the real money is allocated, though and Glenn Nye dropped the ball. According to some nifty reporting by Avenging Archangel, the study for extensions to light rail […]

  • Nye: Health reform must be fiscally responsible (Updated)Policy

    Yesterday, Rep. Glenn Nye (D-VA02), penned an op-ed for Politico on health care reform. It is essential that health care reform includes affordable access for all Americans and coverage for pre-existing conditions. However, reform that simply creates new problems to replace the old ones is not reform at all. It must also be fiscally sustainable, […]

  • Amundson and Saxman collaboratePolicy

    It should come as no surprise to anyone who reads this blog that I have a great deal of respect for outgoing Dels. Kris Amundson (D) and Chris Saxman (R). Therefore, it was entertaining, and bittersweet, reading their joint article in the Washington Post yesterday on “What [they] learned in Richmond”: “Saturday morning cartoons used […]

  • Defending the General AssemblyPolicy

    Another WHRO roundtable (you can watch it here) where I try to convince host Cathy Lewis, blogger Vivian Paige, Virginian-Pilot editor Don Luzzatto and Daily Press reporter Kimball Payne that the world isn’t begging for higher taxes. We talked transportation, where the gang of four pushed hard for higher taxes for transportation and disregarded anything […]

  • Gubernatorial Candidates: Debate No. 1Politics

    Former Attorney General Bob McDonnell and Creigh deeds held their first debate today, sponsored by the Virginia Bar Association, and carried live on the Internet from the Homestead at . McDonnell came out ahead, as Deeds seemed to have done some homework but couldn’t keep up with the pummeling coming from the former Attorney […]

  • Audio: Virginia Bar Association Debate – July 25, 2009PodcastsPolitics

    Partial audio (about an hour) of the 1 hr. 15 min gubernatorial debate at the Homestead in Hot Springs, Va. between Republican Bob McDonnell and Democrat Creigh Deeds. The debate was sponsored by the Virginia Bar Association and made available by

  • McDonnell visits MeadWestvacoPolitics

    Republican candidate for governor, Bob McDonnell, recently visited the Covington MeadWestvaco facility, which faces closure under the Waxman-Markey National Energy Tax (Cap-and-Trade). McDonnell has unequivocally stated he is against the bill.

  • Where is your money going?Policy

    Guest post by Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA06) It is no secret that the American people are facing a very tough economic climate. Families and small businesses are cutting back on expenses. As economic uncertainty continues, many across our nation are looking to the government for leadership during this difficult time. In these challenging economic times […]

  • First debatePolitics

    The first debate of the gubernatorial race will be held today at 11 a.m. at the Homestead in Hot Springs, VA in front of the Virginia Bar Association. It will be streamed live by Virginia Talks. How do you think each candidate is going to do / is doing / did in this first confirmed […]