• Wagner has terrible fundraising quarterPolitics

    Despite being a full-time candidate and having multiple fundraisers, Jody Wagner only managed to raise $375K this quarter ($400K in the bank). That’s just $73K more raised than Bolling, who did not host any fundraisers, only was allowed to accept donations for the month of March, and has more than $1.3 million in the bank. […]

  • Virginia GOP YouTube site “pranked”Politics

    A video that featured two women kissing has been taken down from VAGOPTV – The RPV’s YouTube channel. According to Gerry Scimeca, the party’s communication director, the video appears to have been a “prank.” He also said the RPV is taking steps to ensure the site isn’t compromised again.

  • Republicans doing o.k. in money racePolitics

    Bob McDonnell’s campaign raised $2.2 million ($3.5 million on-hand) and Bill Bolling’s campaign raised over $300K this quarter (with $1.3 million in the bank). In comparison, Terry McAuliffe raked in $4.2 million, Sen. Creigh Deeds raised $600K (but has $1.2 million on-hand) – but spent a large portion of the quarter in session (where fund-raising […]

  • VPOD 57: Del. Sam Nixon on unemployment insurancePodcasts

    In this episode of Virginia Politics On-Demand, Del. Sam Nixon (R-Chesterfield), Chairman of the House Republican Caucus, talks about the confusion regarding the appropriation of federal stimulus money towards unemployment benefits, what Republicans did to support the unemployed, whether there really is a possibility of a reconvened session, what kind of legacy Gov. Tim Kaine […]

  • Bloomberg doesn’t get itPolitics

    New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has decided to enter the Virginia governor’s fray by making an outrageous claim against Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob McDonnell: that somehow current Virginia gun laws lead to the massacre at Virginia Tech. Bloomberg has backed an ad that says Virginia gun laws are currently not strict enough…and that somehow […]

  • Can an editorial board at least agree with itself?Catch-All

    They say two kinds of entertainment thrive in a recession: Comedy and Horror. After reading today’s Virginian-Pilot editorial, I’m not sure which one our newspaper has become. The Pilot awoke today and suddenly discovered that there’s this thing in the sky called “the sun,” when someone drops a rock (or a subscription) it falls, and […]

  • Happy Easter!!!!Catch-All

    Why seek ye the living among the dead? I know that my Redeemer lives; O the sweet joy this sentence gives! He lives, He lives, who once was dead; He lives, my ever living Head. He lives triumphant from the grave; He lives eternally to save; He lives all glorious in the sky; He lives […]

  • Soul released – Edmonson reportedly drops Delegate bid, tooPolitics

    “Somehow, Brian Kirwin is channeling through Pat Edmonson and churning a destructive wave within the Democratic Party,” says noted Democrat blogger Dan Sullivan, whom I think shows up to more Republican meetings than I do. “So Brian, if it is you, I am asking you as a casual acquaintance, don’t make me find a priest […]

  • Exclusive: Bill Bolling confronts Patrick Muldoon and Jeff FrederickPolitics

    The confrontation turns into a hearty debate about government’s role.

  • Winning the Debate (over who has the best Press Release)Politics

    At 9:06 pm last night, I received a press release from Dave Foster entitled: Press Release – Foster Wins Debate He touted a “jobs pledge.” At 10:02 pm, I received a press release from John Brownlee entitled: Another Debate, Another Win for John Brownlee He used the word “prosecutor” (or some variation thereof) no less […]