Rep. Brat Shouldn’t Breathe Easy, Despite Polling Data That Shows Him Ahead
The poll shows that Brat trails Spanberger by 10 percentage points in the increasingly blue Henrico. But in Chesterfield, Brat has a lead over Spanberger of 48-44 percent, with 8 percent undecided.
The Case of the Unredacted Spanberger File
The big question is whether any of this changes the complexion of the 7th District race. On balance, probably not. At least not yet.
Bill Stanley’s School Plan Shuffles the Partisan Deck
A partnership between the state and local governments could help tackle the most problematic schools first.
Dave Brat’s Out of Tune
Brat hasn’t held any town hall style meetings since 2017, preferring instead to hold “mobile office hours” where he meets with constituents “who requested it.”
Fiddling While the Virginia GOP Burns
As the fringes of the party grew stronger, the GOP’s statewide fortunes cratered. It is not a coincidence. That so many have been so publicly silent tells us how terrified they are to confront, let alone correct, the irrational mass pushing the party toward oblivion.
It’s Time for Virginia Republicans to Choose
Virginia Republicans have a time-sensitive choice: Toe the Trump line on trade or stand up for the commonwealth.
On the “Flip List:” Dave Brat and Barbara Comstock
If they prevail in November, Democrats may want to ponder whether the gains they might make in November can survive post-Trump.
The Virginia GOP’s Big Drag
The big drag is the same as it was for Ed Gillespie a year ago: President Trump.
Why Dave Brat Should Dodge Corey Stewart
Brat’s biggest problem is how and whether he can separate his campaign from that of Trump mini-me Corey Stewart.
The Virginia GOP’s Death March
Those who remain — those who voted for Stewart, schemed to nominate Cynthia Dunbar in successive congressional districts and pushed Shak Hill’s bizarre challenge to Rep. Barbara Comstock — will pick the desiccated carcass of the once-formidable Virginia GOP.