In Roanoke, five Republicans are scrambling to fill the vacant seat left by retiring Del. William Fralin. They will face Democrat Gwen Mason. The candidates: Bill Cleaveland, Chris Head, Josh Johnson, Melvin Williams and Mike Wray are all making last-ditch efforts to get voters of the 17th District to recognize them in time for tomorrow’s […]
Update: you can also add Loudoun Insider of Too Conservative to those Republicans who are are picking Deeds. Last week I wrote that the Democrats best chance at competing this general election is with Creigh Deeds. I have been joined in two-part harmony by Shaun Kenney. Kenney cites Deeds’ close race with McDonnell in 2005, […]
In an environment full of bailouts, buy outs, and handouts, many politicians still claim no matter how much they want to spend or tax or both, they are fiscally responsible. If that were true, one would think every member of Congress would jump at the opportunity to easily prove that point by co-sponsoring legislation to […]
Senate Democrats have attached a $108 Billion bailout for the International Monetary Fund to the War Supplemental. The Supplemental (HR 2346) passed the House 368-60. It gained wide Republican support because the monies were going to the troops though it did have some opposition from the anti-war left. But now, everything has changed. Senate Democrats […]
As I drove through my sub-division the other day, I saw a rather, shall we say, interesting sight – a whole slew of McAuliffe signs about 20 feet apart along the median. Kinda reminded me of this from our last Shad Plank in Wakefield: Sure, there were McDonnell signs…but that’s to be expected from an […]
Guest post By Congressman Randy Forbes (R-4th District) I remember when the TV repair man used to come to our house. Dad would answer the door, greet him by name and escort him to the family room where the wooden-encased television sat. Wire clippers and screw drivers in hand, the repair man would spend what […]
We consistently harp on this blog about wasteful spending by liberals (which occasionally includes some Republicans), but in a new twist, that “throw money at it” attitude, which has generally been reserved to the actual governing, has now filtered into the campaign. Typically, during campaign season, every penny matters to Democrats, and they try to […]
According to a Monmouth University survey released yesterday, support for wind farms and coastal drilling continues to increase in the commonwealth, although there is some split between those in Accomack and Northampton counties and those in Hampton Roads.