Vivian Paige breaks the story that Richmond political consultant Rich Savage has dropped out of the race for the Democratic nomination for Lieutenant Governor: In a phone call this morning, Savage said he is proud of the race that he ran. He leaves with his head held high, having “raised the bar” on the issues, […]
In this episode of Virginia Politics On-Demand, Republican candidate for governor, Bob McDonnell, discusses the need for “effective leadership” at RPV, party unity and how he will provide it, his thoughts on the GOP nomination fight for attorney general, the state of the Virginia budget – and why our problems are only just beginning, his […]
Pilot Online is reporting that Republican nominee for Governor Bob McDonnell ensorsed the efforts to remove Jeff Frederick as Chairman of the RPV: “It is clear to me, after hearing from Republican leaders across the state, that as we move forward with our campaign, as well as the other statewide and House of Delegates races, […]
Jeff Frederick is not planning on resigning before an April 3 meeting of the RPV, says Jim Riley at Virginia Virtucon. According to Riley, an active campaign within the RPV State Central Committee is being waged between those who want Frederick removed and those desiring that he stay, which includes House Majority Leader Morgan Griffith. […]
Byron York, David Frum, and David Keene appear on today’s Diane Rehm show regarding leadership challenges in the GOP. The question posed from Rehm is who is going to be the chief spokesman and de facto leader of the GOP? Steele? Limbaugh? According to York, “Republicans are now in the wilderness.” You can listen to […]
In an age of international terrorism, war, gang violence and school shootings, it is an absolute outrage that members of the Norfolk Federation of Teachers protested budget cuts by carrying a CASKET!! It’s a budget cut. A national recession means government revenues are down. Protesting a lack of raises and some job losses, most of […]
President Obama is attempting to reform how Defense contracts are granted by greatly reducing no-bid contracts and opening up the process to more small businesses. No doubt there are several abuses of no-bid contracts by large companies, especially those in war zones who are simply not performing the work requested. But there is a reality […]
Should Jeff Frederick resign as party chair, perhaps the biggest second-order effect will be in the Virginia GOP attorney general race. As Jim Riley speculated, Tom Davis might become the next party chair. If that were to happen, clearly Dave Foster, whom Davis just endorsed, would become a major player in the race.