• Virginian-Pilot: Endorses Democrats, circulation dropsPolitics

    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 out-raises, out-polls, out-performs Deeds last three weeks

    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 […]

  • Last-minute decision making? Check out Project Virginia.Politics

    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.

  • Bailout bucks for DemocratsPolitics

    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 […]

  • Wagner advertises endorsement she didn’t getCatch-All

    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!

  • Gosport.Conspectus – 10.25.09Catch-All

    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 […]

  • Is Creigh Deeds Making the Environmental Groups Angry?Politics

    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 […]

  • VPOD 80: Jim Geraghty, NROPodcastsPolitics

    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, […]

  • New GOP blood gets surprise WaPo endorsementsPolitics

    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 […]

  • Why Editorial Boards Are Wrong on TransportationPolitics

    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 […]