• Krystal Ball zings NyePolitics

    Blue Virginia has the thoughts of Democratic Candidate for Congress, Krystal Ball, who gives the equivalent of the cold shoulder to Congressman Glenn Nye (D-Virginia Beach) on the Bill Press Show: “I think [Congressman Tom Perriello] is in a much stronger position going into 2010 than Congressman Nye, who’s been on the other side of […]

  • “New” blog in 5th DistrictCatch-All

    Check out “Freedom Watch“. Audrey Welborn started the blog in July and has been fairly prolific and consistent at gathering news and information from a conservative perspective ever since. Welcome to the Virginia blogosphere, Audrey!

  • McDonnell releases jobs creation planPolicy

    Governor Bob McDonnell, along with legislators from both parties, released his jobs creation plan at the state capitol today. Some of the ideas we’ve heard before, such as doubling the Governor’s Opportunity Fund, but many of those ideas and new ones were expanded upon today. From a McDonnell press release: Among the highlights of McDonnell’s […]

  • Should Republicans be seeking national, state or local office in 2010?Politics

    An interesting take in the American Spectator by Project Virginia founders Ford O’Connell and Steve Pearson who take a bit of exception to Karl Rove’s article that “ambitious Republicans” should be vying for Federal office. Instead, given that many states have state legislatures also up for election this year and this year also begins the […]

  • Will Sen. McWaters vote with Republicans on health care?Policy

    The Virginian-Pilot reports that three bills are headed to the Virginia Senate floor to oppose forcing citizens to buy health insurance. (SB 283 , SB311 and SB417) They all basically say the same thing, that a resident of the Commonwealth shall not be required to obtain or maintain a policy of individual insurance coverage. It […]

  • Congressman Duncan Hunter to endorse Scott TaylorPolitics

    Congressman Duncan Hunter (R-San Diego) is endorsing Scott Taylor for Congress in Virginia’s Second Congressional District. Hunter also serves on the House Armed Services Committee with Congressman Glenn Nye, the district’s Democrat incumbent. Taylor has also been endorsed by Indiana Congressman Dan Burton.

  • Michael Townes claims racismPolicy

    Outgoing HRT chief and light rail leader Michael Townes launched an attack on his Facebook account claiming he is the victim of racism. Michael Townes Dishonorable politicians cannot change the many accomplishments that the superior staff at HRT has acheived while I have had the honor of leading them. In spite of scapegotting and racism […]

  • Sen. John Miller wants tax increasePolicy

    Sen. John Miller didn’t get the memo. Even though his district was won by Governor Bob McDonnell with 64% of the vote, Democrat Miller thinks right now is a dandy time for a giant tax increase! SB 684 would add a 5% tax to gasoline while lowering the current 17.5 cents per gallon gas tax […]

  • Ben Loyola’s Campaign Takes the Low Road in the 2nd DistrictPolitics

    Checking my email today and received another burst of emails claiming victory in the recent 2nd District debates. Usually, I quickly skim for anything worth reading, most are simple bluster and spin. However, after the VBTA town hall debate this past Saturday, Ben Loyola’s new campaign team stooped to a new low, insulting supporters intelligence […]

  • (Updated 1/25) McPadden dominates at recent 5th District congressional debatePolitics

    Update: VA5thDistrict is blogging that the McPadden campaign provided straw poll participants with pre-marked ballots (not sample ballots) and a separate source tells me that some votes for other candidates were thrown in the trash. Still, 56% is a lot of votes…we’ll see what happens with the next poll to get a better feel for […]