Mass Meetings are Still a Bad Idea
Mass meetings continue spawning pointless bureaucracy and infighting. Virginia Republicans should take a fresh look at how local party leaders are elected.
The Real Dangerous Liaison: Leslie Cockburn’s Flirtation with Antisemitism, Saddam Hussein and White Supremacy
Since winning the Democratic nomination in Virginia’s Fifth District, author Leslie Cockburn has been plagued by accusations of anti-Semitism from…
Cynthia Dunbar: Two House Races, Two Weeks, Too Hungry for Power
Cynthia Dunbar is now running in the Fifth District two weeks after losing her race in the neighboring Sixth. Outraged Republicans are calling Dunbar a Congressional “carpetbagger” engaged in a relentless pursuit of power.
Shak Hill’s Staff Pledges Money to Democrats if Comstock Wins
Shak Hill’s finance director pledged to raise money to help Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats defeat Republicans if Hill loses June’s GOP primary.
Virginia Democrats Lose Narrative After SCC Chooses a Primary
Minutes after the vote, Democrats are already tripping over their own two feet trying to spin the result.
Vote for Party Peace
The outcome of tomorrow’s vote for a primary or convention is important. So too is putting aside the infighting and spending the next two years winning elections.
Does Virginia Have a Venue Capable of Holding a 2017 Nominating Convention?
Over 13,000 delegates filed in 2013 without a contested Gubernatorial or Senate race. Virginia’s largest indoor venue can only hold 15,405. Will the perfect storm of turnout overflow the venue?
The Great State Central Caper Which Wasn’t
In advance of Saturday’s big primary vs. convention vote, silly conspiracy theories are swirling around questioning the legality and motives of a proposed change to the meeting’s location which isn’t happening.
The Democratic Crossover Isn’t Coming
Polling shows the race is now about base consolidation, turnout, and independents. Mounting a Virginia comeback will need to address those three challenges – and it will need to be done by Virginians, with Virginian resources.
McDaniel: Create Task Force to Boost Transparency in Virginia GOP
SCC member Kyle McDaniel calls for the creation of a transparency task force charged with finding ways to increase transparency, communication, and accountability within the Virginia GOP.