• Live from Obama Rally! Deeds Loses Sign WarCatch-All

    At the largest Creigh Deeds event this year, his staffers continue to drop the ball. The McDonnell demonstrators provided enough signs to blanket Hampton Blvd, upending Deeds on his day. Pictures after I get off work tonight. Over 50-100 people are here out front!

  • Jody Wagner still fumbles numbersPolitics

    Got an email today with Jody Wagner proclaiming “We’ve been shown two polls in the last week that have this race within a single point.” Probably from the same folks who told Jody government revenues would be way up this year. Two reputable polls show Bill Bolling ahead by 12 points and 14 points respectively. […]

  • Two New Polls Give Republicans Sound SweepPodcastsPolitics

    Both SurveyUSA and Public Policy Polling has new numbers out and they aren’t looking good for any of Virginia’s statewide Democratic nominees. SurveyUSA: Governor Bob McDonnell: 58 Creigh Deeds: 41 Lt. Governor Bill Bolling: 56 Jody Wagner: 42 Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli: 57 Steve Shannon: 41 SurveyUSA is heavy Central Virginia but still has McDonnell […]

  • Federalist #1: IntroductionPolicy

    Independent Journal Saturday, October 27, 1787 [Alexander Hamilton] To the People of the State of New York: AFTER an unequivocal experience of the inefficacy of the subsisting federal government, you are called upon to deliberate on a new Constitution for the United States of America. The subject speaks its own importance; comprehending in its consequences […]

  • Making Sense Of The Latest Dollars In The Race For GovernorPolitics

    Republican nominee Bob McDonnell out raised Democrat Creigh Deeds 4 to 3 in the first three weeks of October. Most of McDonnell’s $4,019,760 was thanks in a large part to in-kind contributions from the US Chamber of Commerce of nearly $1 million and RPV. Of McDonnell’s $1.8 million cash raised from 4171 donations, no contributions […]

  • Last day for “Berry” nominationsMultimedia

    If you have not submitted a campaign, committee, or organization for Bearing Drift’s first annual best use of web 2.0 award, “The Berry”, today is the last day to do so! Nominate today! Voting will begin later this evening.

  • Pro-McDonnell rally to be held at ODUPolitics

    College and Young Republicans are intending to hold a pro-McDonnell rally in front of the Ted Constant Convocation Center, 4320 Hampton Blvd, Norfolk, VA at ODU beginning at 1:30 p.m. today. President Obama and Sen. Deeds will be appearing at the same venue later in the afternoon sometime after 4 p.m. The organizers of the […]

  • 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.