As the Virginian-Pilot laughably and predictably tells people they need higher taxes and Democrats, more people tell the Pilot they don’t need the newspaper. Daily circulation is down over 5%, and Sundays are down 9%. The Pilot’s analysis is that they are doing everything right and the bleeding is fine, because other newspapers are losing […]
McDonnell raised over 4 million dollars, has nearly 2 million on-hand, and, most importantly, had 2,758 first-time donors with 2,426 donations of $100 or less, according to filing data released today. McDonnell also leads in the latest Washington Post poll – yes, WaPO – by 11 points – 55 to 44. Deeds in every poll […]
Still trying to find information about a specific campaign? Check out Project Virginia’s Campaign Resources page. They’ve consolidated a ton of disparate information into a one-stop shop for the discriminating voter. Of course, you should also do a search of the Bearing Drift archives…but I digress.
Let’s see which Democrat delegate campaigns the Dems are most scared of losing. Top 5 bailout totals from the Democratic Party of VA. $119,623 Mathieson for Delegate – Robert $102,438 Werkheiser for Delegate – Gregory $99,035 Bell for Delegate – John $90,027 Miller for Delegate – Stevens $85,875 Caputo for Delegate – Chuck Top 5 […]
Washington Post reports about Jody Wagner TV ads and says: “One in Hampton Roads calls Wagner “Virginia Beach’s own” and mentions her endorsement by the Pilot editorial page” (WaPo 10-26-09) Wagner didn’t get the endorsement. Problem!
Chapter II… – What a horrendous week for Creigh Deeds. Just brutal. – Still waiting for anyone to explain justification for voting for Deeds. Which policies work for you vs McDonnell’s? – Young Democrats boast about walking 600 doors over the course of a weekend (looking at you vbdems) Young Republicans today walked over 1000 […]
At the last Governor’s debate in Roanoke, Creigh Deeds indicated that he opposed the cap and trade bill that has been introduced in Congress. This opposition was even featured in a recent ad, and now, this is beginning to infuriate the League of Conservation Voters, who endorsed Deeds. According to The Politico, the Director of […]
In this episode of Virginia Politics On-Demand, we take a quick look back at the biggest news of the week in politics, including the debates between the LG candidates and the gubernatorial candidates, what Sen. Creigh Deeds thinks about a federal public option in health care, the closing of the International Paper Mill in Franklin, […]
The 47th and 48th districts are among the bluest of the blue districts in Virginia. In the 48th, the Democratic incumbent, Bob Brink, has blocked any chance of widening I-66 inside the beltway in the last 10 years in office. The open seat in the 47th has a Democrat challenger who is a healthcare lobbyist […]
Repeated criticism of Bob McDonnell’s transportation plan ring hollow with savvy Republicans, who understand exactly the situation with the Commonwealth. Fact of the matter is 60% of Virginians do not agree with a tax increase to pay for transportation. 75% of editorial boards, however, do. (ballpark estimate) These editorial boards, WaPo, Virginia-Pilot and others repeatedly […]