Leahy: The Virginia GOP Exorcised a Few Political Ghosts
Cuccinelli and the other specters of failed GOP candidacies past (E.W. Jackson, Mark Obenshain, and Oliver North), the GOP base has moved beyond you.
Leahy: Ralph Northam Auditions for the Role of Virginia’s ‘Power Broker’
What’s an ambitious pol looking to prove himself to the wider political audience of donors, influencers, hangers-on and wannabes to do?
Leahy: Virginia Democrats Shouldn’t Skip Accountability Now
Let’s step back in time and look at a few instances of Virginia politicians and their approaches to accountability.
Leahy: The Virginia Democratic Gubernatorial Debate Showed There Is No Inevitable Candidate
The primary season continues
Leahy: Virginia Democrats Need To Answer for the Parole Board Scandal
The story has been brewing for months
Leahy: It’s Opening Day for Virginia’s Political Season
In the establishment lane, we hear Del. Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights) repeatedly decry “unchecked, one party Democratic control.” Democrats only achieved trifecta control of state government in 2019 — the first time they had done so since Doug Wilder’s (D) administration in the early 1990s. To take the one-party rule allegation seriously requires ignoring history, which seems rather amazing coming from a longtime teacher of U.S. and Virginia government.
Leahy: The Big Question Virginia Will Have to Face Beyond Reopening Public Schools
Getting public schools reopened as soon as possible is a popular talking point among Republican gubernatorial candidates looking to reconnect with the suburban voters who deserted them during Donald Trump’s presidency.
Leahy: Terry McAuliffe’s Past Becomes a Campaign Issue
The race for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination got a slight jolt this week
Leahy: Virginia Republicans Prep a Law-and-Order Campaign
Given the public lawlessness in their own ranks, Republicans will need more to shake the Democrats’ structural advantages heading into November
Leahy: Virginia’s GOP Gubernatorial Candidates Need More Than MAGA-tudes and Bromides to Win in November
The November election will provide a definitive answer. We have a pretty good handle on where Democrats are heading. How about the GOP? So far, voters have been offered a sorry mix of MAGA-tudes and bromides.