• Live from Richmond: It’s Inaugural Day!Policy

    Welcome to the first of many live posts that will be broadcast throughout the day for the Inauguration. There is a live video feed available on Bob McDonnell’s inauguration website. Also, keep track of Bearing Drift’s Flickr account for pictures throughout the day.

  • Moving day at the Virginia Executive MansionCatch-All

    Moving day at the Virginia Executive Mansion Originally uploaded by bearingdrift A wonderful sight indeed.

  • Bearing Drift coverage of the InaugurationPolicy

    This weekend marks the inauguration of Virginia’s 71st governor – Bob McDonnell – and we’ll be there. Here are a few great ways you can participate too. Add your photos to the Flickr group photo page: Call into the live podcast of the festivities from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The number to call […]

  • Remembering Virginia’s rich heritageCatch-All

    This weekend, Gov.-elect Bob McDonnell will be inaugurated as Virginia’s 71st non-colonial governor, which practice began when Patrick Henry took the oath on July 5, 1776 following Virginia signing onto the Declaration of Independence. In looking back at the names of our Virginia governors, you’re struck by the strength of character, patriotism and perseverance most […]

  • Mel Martinez endorses LoyolaPolitics

    Former Sen. Mel Martinez (R-Florida) has endorsed Ben Loyola for Congress in the 2nd Congressional District. According to a Loyola release: “His conservative credentials are without flaw and I hope the voters of Virginia’s Second District send him to Congress,” said Senator Martinez in supporting Loyola in the highly charged and competitive primary to challenge […]

  • (Updated) Hurt raises several hundred thousand dollars last quarterPolitics

    State Sen. Robert Hurt reports today that he raised nearly $300,000 from 450 donors since after the November General Election, most of the donors being from within Virginia. He also has over $250,000 in cash on hand. This puts him ahead of any competitor in cash raised, cash on hand, number of donors, and number […]

  • Speaker Howell sets the agendaPolicy

    Yesterday, Speaker of the House of Delegates William J. Howell laid out the challenges before the House of Delegates: “Because of the weak economy and decline in state revenues, the General Assembly and Governor face the most difficult budget situation confronted by Virginia’s leaders in at least 70 years. Yet, we still have an important […]

  • Herrity enters race in 11thPolitics

    Pat Herrity made official yesterday his announcement to enter congress. You can read his statement here. Here’s his rationale for running: I stand here today as a candidate because the taxes being raised, the health care policies being levied and the changes in tax codes are disproportionally going to affect the citizens of the 11th […]

  • Griffith and McWaters respond to Kaine’s last addressPolicy

    You can read the full text of the governor’s last state of the commonwealth address here…but there are a couple of key points that you have to take away from the GOP response to see how the next General Assembly session is going to play out. First, here’s the most significant point of the entire […]

  • Feda Morton hires a consultantPolitics

    Feda Morton is definitely in the 5th District race to win, and has hired political consultant KellyAnne Conway. Hopefully Ms. Conway doesn’t come up with any dittys like this during this campaign: