• NBC29: Five GovernorsCatch-All

    Govs. Linwood Holton, Doug Wilder, George Allen, Jim Gilmore and Tim Kaine sit down in a great twenty-minute interview with Adam Rhew of NBC29: Absolutely fascinating stuff about fundraising, campaigning, social media, lame duck governors, and what skills and values in a candidate to consider in picking the next governor. I was really surprised by […]

  • UPDATED: Financial Filings Due TodayPolitics

    All races this November have filings due by 5pm today.  VPAP will have sortable lists available by 6pm tonight and Bearing Drift will have numbers and thoughts later tonight as well. 2:21pm UPDATE: The Washington Post is already reporting some numbers. In the race for LG, Democrat Jody Wagner is reporting $465,000 raised from 503 […]

  • Ben Loyola outraises Scott Rigell and Glenn NyePolitics

    The Second Congressional District race is quickly becoming the hottest race in the nation. Ben Loyola blasted his fundraising numbers out first – filing his first report with $536,513 on hand. Breaking the half-million mark out of the gate is impressive! Loyola is a 30-year veteran and small business owner Scott Rigell raised over $227,000 […]

  • Democrats excited about their House of Delegate prospects?Politics

    A friend sent me a link from the national Democratic National Legislative Campaign Committee. You would think with three weeks to go in a campaign that sees all 100 seats up for election in the House of Delegates – a legislative house the Democrats were eager earlier this year about gaining the majority – there […]

  • Mathieson attacks “distort” Villanueva’s record says Beach CouncilPolitics

    We mentioned back over Labor Day weekend that Del. Bobby Mathieson (who stood idly by while Del. Joe Bouchard played the race card) began a negative attack on City Councilman Ron Villanueva regarding his attendance at city council sessions. Today, in the Letters to the Editor section of the Virginian-Pilot, the Virginia Beach City Council […]

  • Virginian-Pilot and Sen. Tommy NormentPolicy

    Can I have Bill Sizemore’s job? All I have to do is Xerox the same article every day with a banner headline on the front page criticizing Sen. Tommy Norment who teaches at a university (3 stories this week, plus a giant sop from the partisans on the Editorial Board). Bill shouldn’t be asking questions […]

  • Gore to campaign for Deeds; Obama comes to VirginiaPolitics

    Pres. Barack Obama visited the Fairfax County Parkway Extension project today – Virginia’s largest transportation project under the federal stimulus plan – yet there was no Gov. Tim Kaine and no Sen. Creigh Deeds; they were as absent as their own transportation plans. Deeds continues to push that he’ll come up with a plan, and […]

  • Two-way race in the 100thPodcastsPolitics

    It’s now head-to-head on the Eastern Shore between Del. Lynwood Lewis (D-100) and Ms. Melody Scalley, the Republican. At a debate sponsored by the Citizens for a Better Eastern Shore, John Smith, a third party candidate, took the opportunity to lambaste Lewis and throw his complete support behind Scalley. In an already close election, this […]

  • Joe Bouchard goes overboard with negative adsCatch-All

    Del. Joe Bouchard, Director of Government Sales for Cox Communications (nice job for a legislator, huh? Hey Virginian-Pilot! While picking on Tommy Norment for teaching classes, why not look at these Democrat jobs in YOUR OWN READERSHIP AREA). I wonder what governments Del. Bouchard sells to, and what his position on the FINANCE committee (where […]

  • Hamilton wins? A GOP tide in VA?Politics

    Sources close to House of Delegate Republicans are sounding awfully confident three weeks out, predicting between 5-8 GOP pick-ups and retaining embattled Republican Del. Phil Hamilton’s seat in the 93th. Now, I’m not ready to drink the Kool-Aid yet on Hamilton, but he has done excellent things for his district. Is there an air of […]