• 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 […]

  • We’re back to issues in Virginia…YAY!Politics

    Creigh Deeds called Bob McDonnell a liar in last night’s debate. And it was music to my ears. Even though Deeds has run one of the nastiest, most disingenuous campaigns in memory – (hey, don’t take my word for it): The News and Advance said “His television ads have been below-the-belt and beyond-the-pale attacks” and […]

  • It’s About LeadershipPolitics

    Theories about the reasons for Creigh Deeds’ lackluster campaign and inability to motivate or connect with voters have been flying fast and furious this week. As long as Deeds continues to trail in the polls, those unanswered questions will continue to pop up over the next 21 days. Indeed, the longer the second-guessing goes on, […]

  • McDonnell to receive the Washington Post’s endorsement?Politics

    No…stop laughing. Really. A respected journalist on the WaPo staff tells us so. Robert McCartney, Metro Reporter for the Washington Post, in a live chat today seemed to think there was some doubt. In his commentary regarding the campaign, he has some straight-forward words of advice for Deeds: Get the Washington Post’s endorsement and get […]