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  • Republicans for Deeds?Politics

    The Deeds campaign announced today the following “Republicans” were endorsing him: Sen. Brandon Bell (R. – Roanoke Co.) – Member of Senate: 1992-96; 2004-2008. Sen. John Chichester (R. – Stafford) – Member of Senate: 1978-2008. Elected President pro tempore of the Senate, 2000. Former Chair of Finance Committee. Sen. Russ Potts (R. – Winchester) – […]

  • Rest Stop RodeoPolicy

    Who would have thought that the biggest issue of the Summer of 2009 would have been…rest stops? Of course, when you think about it, it encompasses all the elements of a hot-button political issue: the economy, transportation, the free market, the tenth amendment / federal-state relations, etc. If you don’t know what I am referring […]

  • Congratulations! Kaine to spend entire day in Virginia!Policy

    It’s an exciting day! Governor Tim Kaine is actually going to spend the entire day in Virginia! I can hardly contain my excitement! Kaine’s usual itinerary boasts “Aspen, Atlanta, Biloxi, Chicago, Cincinnati, Dallas, Detroit, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, New York, Orlando, Philadelphia and San Francisco.” But Virginia? I never expected that. Who knows? […]

  • Blogs United not included on Deeds debate listPolitics

    Please check out my post on the Blogs United web site for the organization’s position on not initially being included in the Deeds campaign list of debates for this campaign. “We still want to do this debate,” wrote Tucker Martin, McDonnell spokesman to the Deeds campaign and the BU Board of Directors via email.

  • McDonnell’s transporation plan unveiled: “End Gridlock, Create Jobs: Get Virginia Moving Again”Politics

    Comprehensive Plan Includes: Privatization of ABC with Revenue Dedicated to Transportation; Expand 70mph Speed Limit to Interstate Sections Statewide; Utilize Port Revenue and Dedicate Percentage of New Growth Revenue to Transportation; External Audit of VDOT; Allow Northern Virginia to Retain Portion of Sales Tax Revenue for Roads

  • Cap and Trade protests in VirginiaPolicy

    All is not lost on the horrid Waxman-Markey National Energy Tax bill…it still has to go to the Senate. Which means that, however unlikely, Sens. Warner and Webb still might be persuaded, as Rep. Glenn Nye (D-VA02) was, to vote against the bill. Taking to Sen. Warner’s office in Chesterfield last week (as well as […]

  • Creigh Deeds and 9-11: He’s horribly wrongPolitics

    I don’t know what’s more sickening. That Creigh Deeds would use September 11th to push his transportation plan, or that he’d be so horribly misinformed and still be considered a legitimate candidate for Governor. “We need to invest in greater capacity at the bridges and tunnels in Hampton Roads,” Deeds said. “If we have a […]

  • Forbes visits GuantanamoPolicy

    Rep. Randy Forbes (R-VA04) visited the Guantanamo Bay detention center yesterday and offers his thoughts with constituents:

  • Why is the Sheila Johnson endorsement of McDonnell important?Politics

    The knee-jerk reaction to long-time Democratic donor and co-founder of Black Entertainment Television Sheila Johnson’s endorsement of Bob McDonnell, Virginia Republican gubernatorial candidate, is that it’s important because she is black.

  • Creigh Deeds: Can’t tell tunnels apartPolitics

    Early this morning, Democrat for Governor Creigh Deeds put out a lengthy Virginia stimulus plan, which was basically unfunded Democrat talking points wrapped in a “jobs” plan that didn’t create that many jobs, at least not for a while. But the original press release contained this little tidbit: “· Ease congestion on the Chesapeake Bay […]

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