Very few midterm elections affect both the winning and losing parties in the long run (the exceptions make up this list), but Virginia’s 2006 Senate election impacted both – and very quickly.
2012 was to be the year that Obamacare was defeated, Republicans re-took control of the White House and the Senate and the year the world ended, at least according to the Mayans. That’s not quite how things turned out.
Thanksgiving message from two well-respected and classy individuals, Susan and George Allen…. This Thanksgiving, we’re so thankful for the men and women of our Armed Services, away from their families. Their dedicated service helps keep America free. We’re thankful for millions of Virginians and Americans who have supported us and stood with us through the […]
Susan and George Allen at their home, summer 2011. Waynesboro reporter Bob Stuart sat down Monday with Republican George Allen for Allen’s first post-election interview less than a week after his loss to Democrat Tim Kaine. In the most-watched and most expensive U.S. Senate race in the nation, it went down to the wire before […]
Superstitions are alive and well in politics. Case in point is the story in Saturday’s Richmond Times-Dispatch, ” ‘Curse’ is silver lining for GOP?” It goes on to say that gubernatorial races in Virginia are traditionally won by the opposite party that holds the White House. Since Barack Obama just won reelection, theory would have […]
Susan and George Allen in line to vote early Tuesday morning. “If not now, when? If not us, who?” When my father passed away, my mother gave me a plaque of his with those engraved words of Ronald Reagan. In fact, Ronald Reagan inspired me to get involved in organized politics. When I was […]
Mitt Romney and George Allen had a huge crowd of over 10,000 Monday at George Mason University’s Patriot Center, and reportedly that many more could not get in. One person tweeted the line waiting for the doors to open was a mile long … in Northern Virginia. Meanwhile, Democrats Joe Biden and Tim Kaine spent […]
In his last stop in the Shenandoah Valley before Election Day on Tuesday, Republican U.S. Senate candidate George Allenmet with enthusiastic supporters at Mrs. Rowe’s Restaurant in Staunton. The Friday stop saw local elected officials joining him including (from left) Del. Dickie Bell, Congressman Bob Goodlatte, Waynesboro City Councilman Mike Harris, former Augusta County Republican […]
By this time next week, your phone won’t be ringing, your mailbox won’t be stuffed, and your email won’t be overflowing.