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.
Leahy: Trump’s Lies About the Election Haunt Virginia Republicans
Former president Donald Trump may have slunk off to exile at Mar-a-Lago, but the toxic residue he leaves behind will take more than a deep cleaning of the White House to correct. The process begins with Delegates Ben Cline, Morgan Griffith, Rob Wittman, Bob Good, Dave LaRock, Ronnie Campbell, Mark Cole, and Sen. Amanda Chase concerning the damage those lies did to voters’ trust
The Virginia GOP Gubernatorial Convention Just Got More Interesting
Republicans could have chosen a primary. But they can be as messy and anxiety-filled as conventions.
Some in the Virginia GOP Go Over the Edge
Need them to sign on to your bizarre, federalism-crushing legal briefs about the electoral college? Virginia Reps. Ben Cline, H. Morgan Griffith and Rob Wittman are standing by for your call