• A common theme in endorsements for Deeds: higher taxesPolitics

    Democratic gubernatorial candidate Creigh Deeds has received the endorsements of several editorial boards from across Virginia – not nearly as many as Republican Bob McDonnell, but he did receive the nod from some pretty well-known papers, such as the Washington Post and the Norfolk Virginian-Pilot. But the endorsements all have one element in common – […]

  • The Federalist #2: Concerning Dangers from Foreign Force and InfluenceCatch-All

    Independent Journal Wednesday, October 31, 1787 [John Jay] To the People of the State of New York: WHEN the people of America reflect that they are now called upon to decide a question, which, in its consequences, must prove one of the most important that ever engaged their attention, the propriety of their taking a […]

  • VPOD 81: Michael Steele, Bob McDonnell, Barbara Comstock and Chris Stolle: Campaign Prediction Open-ThreadPodcasts

    In this episode of Virginia Politics On-Demand, Bob McDonnell, Michael Steele, Barbara Comstock, and Chris Stolle join us for original interviews. Steele talks about the importance of Virginia to the conservative movement and the Republican Party. Not only do we talk Virginia politics, but we delve into NY-23 and New Jersey as well. McDonnell discusses […]

  • Opt out?Policy

    This is the best description of the Democrats’ latest health care ploy – the infamous “opt out” provision of the national ruin health care plan. It’s like a movie theater offering a “money back guarantee” and then explaining, you don’t get your money back, but you don’t have to stay and watch the movie if […]

  • Questions of ethics begin to surround Ben LoyolaPolitics

    First…DON’T SHOOT THE MESSENGER!!! This is the last thing I want to be writing about right now, but CQ reported it, it’s Hampton Roads, we’re known as a conservative blog, so it’s kinda something we have to mention. Apparently 2nd District Congressional Candidate Ben Loyola’s self-funding of a half-million bucks a few weeks back (that […]

  • Victory Tour Breakfast, HenricoPolitics

    A crowd of about 150 greeted Bob McDonnell and Bill Bolling in Henrico County this morning at 7:30 at the Silver Diner in Innsbrook. GOP Chairman Michael Steele was on hand and spoke with optimism about the future of the GOP. McDonnell and Bolling also reflected optimism, but are determined to run as though 10 […]

  • Health care bills released (Updated with photo)Policy

    Update: Of note from Wittman’s staff, on page 1516 the bill states that all vending machines must clearly label how many calories any item available for purchase has. Now that’s what I call vital reform! ***** Special thanks to the staffs or Rep. Rob Wittman and Rep. Glenn Nye for sending out links to the […]

  • 2009 House of Delegate Candidate Interview SeriesCatch-All

    Audio Interviews with Rich Anderson, Kerry Bolognese, Joe Bury, Jason Call, Barbara Comstock, Michael Gage, Tag Greason, Jim Hyland, Jennifer Lee, and Chris Stolle (all of these were done EARLY in the election cycle – last April to be precise) [mp3_embed id=”4″ blog_plyrs=”3″ shuffle=”no” mp3highs=”270″ mp3wids=”500″ playlistfolder=”another” transparent=”no”] Video John Amiral Chris Merola: Jim Hoeft […]

  • National Republicans seizing initiative in VirginiaPolitics

    Chairman Michael Steele of the Republican National Committee is making his second swing through Virginia in a week, this time, traveling with all three statewide office-seekers (Bob McDonnell, governor; Bill Bolling, lieutenant governor; and, Ken Cuccinelli, attorney general) as they barnstorm the commonwealth one final time to seal the deal with Virginia voters. On Tuesday, […]

  • So…What Do We Do Now?Catch-All

    Like the only Freshman girl who gets asked to the prom, Virginia Republicans are in an unfamiliar situation these days. Over the past several years, the last week of a campaign for the GOP has been filled with last ditch pleas to friends and family, convincing ourselves that the polls don’t tell the whole story, […]