• Remembering Virginia’s rich heritageCatch-All

    This weekend, Gov.-elect Bob McDonnell will be inaugurated as Virginia’s 71st non-colonial governor, which practice began when Patrick Henry took the oath on July 5, 1776 following Virginia signing onto the Declaration of Independence. In looking back at the names of our Virginia governors, you’re struck by the strength of character, patriotism and perseverance most […]

  • Mel Martinez endorses LoyolaPolitics

    Former Sen. Mel Martinez (R-Florida) has endorsed Ben Loyola for Congress in the 2nd Congressional District. According to a Loyola release: “His conservative credentials are without flaw and I hope the voters of Virginia’s Second District send him to Congress,” said Senator Martinez in supporting Loyola in the highly charged and competitive primary to challenge […]

  • (Updated) Hurt raises several hundred thousand dollars last quarterPolitics

    State Sen. Robert Hurt reports today that he raised nearly $300,000 from 450 donors since after the November General Election, most of the donors being from within Virginia. He also has over $250,000 in cash on hand. This puts him ahead of any competitor in cash raised, cash on hand, number of donors, and number […]

  • Speaker Howell sets the agendaPolicy

    Yesterday, Speaker of the House of Delegates William J. Howell laid out the challenges before the House of Delegates: “Because of the weak economy and decline in state revenues, the General Assembly and Governor face the most difficult budget situation confronted by Virginia’s leaders in at least 70 years. Yet, we still have an important […]

  • Herrity enters race in 11thPolitics

    Pat Herrity made official yesterday his announcement to enter congress. You can read his statement here. Here’s his rationale for running: I stand here today as a candidate because the taxes being raised, the health care policies being levied and the changes in tax codes are disproportionally going to affect the citizens of the 11th […]

  • Griffith and McWaters respond to Kaine’s last addressPolicy

    You can read the full text of the governor’s last state of the commonwealth address here…but there are a couple of key points that you have to take away from the GOP response to see how the next General Assembly session is going to play out. First, here’s the most significant point of the entire […]

  • Feda Morton hires a consultantPolitics

    Feda Morton is definitely in the 5th District race to win, and has hired political consultant KellyAnne Conway. Hopefully Ms. Conway doesn’t come up with any dittys like this during this campaign:

  • Drake is heading to a transportation post after allPolicy

    The Virginian Pilot is reporting that former U.S. Rep. Thelma Drake is getting a transportation post with the McDonnell administration – just not the top post. According to the Pilot: Stepping into one of the top transportation jobs in the new administration is Thelma Drake, who is to serve as director of the state Department […]

  • Kerry Bolognese Declares for the 41st House SeatPolitics

    Kerry Bolognese, who challenged Dave Marsden for his former House seat, has just declared that he will be running for the open House seat. Bolognese came within 209 votes of defeating Marsden in the general election. SPRINGFIELD, VA (January 13, 2010) – Kerry Bolognese of West Springfield announced today his candidacy for the Virginia House […]

  • Bob McDonnell Congratulates Jeff McWaters and Dave Marsden for their Election VictoriesPolitics

    Governor-elect Bob McDonnell released a statement congratulating Jeff McWaters and Dave Marsden for their election to the State Senate. “I want to congratulate Delegate Dave Marsden on his victory tonight. I look forward to continuing to work with him in the years ahead in his new capacity. In these tough economic times, Virginians need leaders […]