• Bearing Drift endorses Bill Stanley in the 19th Senate DistrictPolitics

    Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, Senators Jill Vogel, Mark Obenshain, Ralph Smith, Steve Newman, Steve Smith, and Delegate Bob Marshall have all endorsed Bill Stanley’s campaign for the Republican nomination of the 19th State Senate District. Not like we need to add our names to this list of conservative stalwarts for Stanley (and not like folks […]

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    Recently Ron Paul (R-TX) who may never get the credit for actually inspiring the Tea Party movement decided not join the Tea Party Caucus started by his own son, Senator-elect Rand Paul (R-KY). I have never been comfortable calling myself a part of the Tea Party movement because I perceive most members as more anti-Obama […]

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    Early voting = Expensive campaignsPolitics

    The Virginian-Pilot is clear in supporting “early voting” in its recent editorial. What isn’t clear is why it would support an initiative that will undoubtedly make elections and campaigns more expensive and less competitive.

  • Breaking – SCC votes for primary, against increased convention and delegate feesPolitics

    This just in from the RPV Advance – the State Central Committee has voted in favor of a primary to choose our nominees for the 2012 election cycle.  In addition to opting for a primary over a convention, SCC voted against amendments to the party plan that would increase the amount of the filing fees […]

  • Robert Hurt at the RPV Advance LuncheonPolitics

    After being introduced by 5th District Chairman, Bill Stanley, Congressman-elect Robert Hurt spoke to the audience at the Republican Party of Virginia Advance Luncheon. Hurt thanked everyone for their support. Hurt began his speech saying that his fellow Freshmen in Congress also are thankful…that he picked 85 out of 85 in the office lottery yesterday. […]

  • Bill Bolling at the RPV Advance LuncheonPolitics

    Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling was one of the featured keynote speakers during the Republican Party of Virginia Advance luncheon.  In a speech that focused on the victories and the challenges ahead, Bolling gave an overall motivational talk about the direction of our party. Bolling discussed the improvements in the Commonwealth when it comes down to […]

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    Bristol Palin and the Tea Party VoteCatch-All

    So, the fact that Bristol Palin is not the most talented dancer on Dancing With the Stars (not that I would know because I don’t watch the show), but now her continued success is a Tea Party conspiracy? Google “Bristol Palin” and “Dancing with the Stars” and you’ll get these headlines. Brandy edged out by […]

  • Cuccinelli Endorses Bill Stanley in the 19th DistrictCatch-AllPolitics

    Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has given his endorsement to Franklin County Attorney Bill Stanley in the race to fill the Virginia Senate seat being vacated by Congressman-Elect Robert Hurt. WSLS reports that the Attorney General stated the following in an e-mail, “Virginia needs to elect more candidates to office who truly hold their conservative beliefs […]

  • McDonnell elected as RGA Vice-ChairmanCatch-AllPolicyPolitics

    Governor Bob McDonnell has been elected as the Vice-Chairman of the Republican Governor’s Association. According to the Richmond Times-Dispatch, McDonnell will serve alongside Texas Governor Rick Perry, the new RGA Chairman. This bodes well for conservatism at the state level.

  • Habeeb gains GOP nod in 8thPolitics

    Attorney, periodic Bearing Drift contributor, and all around awesome guy, Greg Habeeb, has just received the GOP nomination in the 8th House of Delegates district to fill the seat vacated by Congressman-elect Morgan Griffith. The special election will be held Jan. 21 11.