Gilmore focused on the Primary while others are focused on Trump



While everyone else is focusing on Donald Trump and his antics and side show, Former Gov. Jim Gilmore is focusing on running for President

AP Reports : Ex-Virginia Gov. Gilmore officially enters SC GOP primary

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – Presidential hopeful Jim Gilmore has made a special trip to South Carolina to make his candidacy in the state official.

The former Virginia governor stopped by the state Republican Party headquarters in Columbia on Tuesday to file his paperwork for the first-in-the-South primary in February.

Gilmore entered the presidential race in July. The former Army intelligence officer completed one term as Virginia’s governor in 2002 and chaired a congressional panel that assessed America’s capabilities to respond to a terrorist attack.

After filing his papers, Gilmore told The Associated Press that he has the best presidential qualifications among the candidates and knows the most about foreign policy. Gilmore also says he’s less theatrical than some candidates but believes voters will take his message seriously once he gets more exposure.

Republican endorsed Willie Deutsch gets a big nod

Republican endorsed candidate to represent the Coles District Willie Deutsch received the big endorsement from Congressman Rob Wittman. Willie who has been battling some in his own party, in addition to fighting off other challengers has been working the doors and  speaking with members of his community giving his thoughts and explaining his ideas at the doors and on the phones. GO Get um Willie !!!


Singstock showing off his countywide support for PWC School Board Chairman


Tim Singstock, candidate for Chairman – At Large of the Prince William County School Board has collected numerous bi-partisan and community endorsements since beginning his campaign in December 2014. These Prince William community leaders are supporting Tim Singstock for School Board Chairman-At Large in the November 3rd General Election:

U.S. Congressman Rob Wittman (1st CD)

U.S. Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (10th CD)

State Senator Richard Black (13th SD)

State Senator Richard Stuart (28th SD)

Delegate Tim Hugo (40th HD)

Delegate Scott Lingamfelter (31st HD)

Delegate Jackson Miller (50th HD)

Delegate Rich Anderson (51st HD)

Former Delegate Jeff Frederick (52nd HD)

Dumfries Mayor, and candidate for 36th State Senate District, Jerry Foreman

Board of County Supervisors Chairman Corey Stewart

Potomac District Supervisor Maureen Caddigan

Coles District Supervisor Marty Nohe

Occoquan District Supervisor, and candidate for Commonwealth Attorney, Mike May

Gainesville District Supervisor Pete Candland

Brentsville District Supervisor Jeanine Lawson

Former Woodbridge District Supervisor Hilda Barg

Former Gainesville District Supervisor John Stirrup

School Board Chairman-At Large Milt Johns

Gainesville District School Board Representative and Vice-Chair Alyson Satterwhite

Coles District School Board Representative Dr. Michael Otaigbe

Brentsville District School Board Representative Gil Trenum

Former Neabsco District School Board Representative Julie Lucas

Former Occoquan District School Board Representative Mike Wooten

Former Brentsville District School Board Representative Lyle Beefelt

Prince William County Sheriff Glenn Hill

Prince William Clerk of the Court Michele McQuigg

Quantico Town Councilwoman Earlene Clinton

Dumfries Town Councilman Cliff Brewer

Haymarket Town Councilman Matt Caudle

Former Dumfries Mayor Nancy West

Darrell “DJ” Jordan, Virginia Board of Social Services

David Byrne, Chairman of the Boy Scouts Occoquan District

Dalena Kanouse, President & CEO MTCI Inc.

Paul Colangelo, Coach, Parent, and 36 year Prince William County resident

I would like to add my name to this list, having known Tim for some time I know that when he sets his mind on a goal he will do all he can to accomplish it, and he is the kind of person we need guiding the next school board – Terrence Boulden

Lisa Bell …..for Supervisor?

Current PWC School Board Representative  for the Neabsco District announced a few months ago (to the dismay of many) that she would not seek re-election. Could this have caused many in the district to want to hold on to her and start a write-in campaign for her to take down very long time and unopposed King of Dale City Supervisor John Jenkins? Lisa would not out right challenge John someone she had worked  very well with to get things done in her district, but i must say …Lisa would be a great successor to King  John


Looks as though she has one vote already


Gilmore the Sneakiest Around?

Could Jim Gilmore be the sneak attack candidate for the Republican Nomination in 2016?  Stay with me here.  I know what you are thinking. . . Jim Gilmore? is he running for President? the guy isn’t even registering in polls and has no money, he’s not going anywhere.

As the other flies start falling in earnest, what does Gilmore have to lose?  He can stay in the race indefinitely and start making moves much later than others.   As the pool of campaign staff is gaining experience working for the Jindals, Walkers, Santorums, Pauls, etc. and they drop out, a stealth campaign like GIlmore’s would be wise to start picking even low-level staff members up from the fallen campaigns.  As the top contenders beat and batter each other on the national stage Gilmore would be wise to make his way around early and 2nd round primary states introducing himself and picking up support.  If he could pull off a miracle like picking up a 4th or 5th place win in a 2nd round primary state like SC or NV or even have a showing (of any sort) in a couple March 1 states he could gain momentum and carry himself into the Spring.  Eventually the Cruz’s, Rubio’s, Christie’s – if they aren’t moving up in the polls are going to have to get back to their day jobs.  Gilmore – as the head of the Free Congress Foundation he has access to donors and he has plenty of flexibility to take time away to run for President.


If Trump sticks around long enough to cause lasting damage to Fiorina and Bush other guys like Gilmore could be damage free enough to step into the light.  Of course then they’d have to deal with Trump.

Okay enough with the speculating of the long shot what if’s . . .back to your regularly scheduled programming.

(and who knows an announcement of his withdrawal – now that I’ve written this – is probably imminent)

Sen. Dick Black: More than a Ham Sandwich…it’s time to elect Mike May to replace PWC Commonwealth’s Attorney Ebert

Op-Ed by Sen. Dick Black:

“It’s time to take politics out of the prosecutor’s office.”

On Sept 23, 2015, I strongly endorsed Occoquan Supervisor, Mike May, Republican candidate for Prince William County Commonwealth’s Attorney. Mike May served the citizens of Occoquan with honor and distinction and his non-partisan approach to enforcing the law will be a breath of fresh air in Prince William County.

When I was on active duty, I headed the Army’s Criminal Law Division at the Pentagon and have extensive experience running major legal offices for the military. I believe citizens deserve even-handed justice. A good commonwealth’s attorney is non-partisan and fair.

A 2011 article published at Virginia Virtucon said, “Ebert [the incumbent Commonwealth’s Attorney] has a history of investigating [Republican] candidates up for election and, in the past, made a very public show of investigating Corey Stewart, Rich Anderson, and Steve Chapman in election years.” Each of the Republicans was later cleared any wrong-doing.

Politics should have no place in the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office. It presents a danger to the electoral process.

A Washington Post article reported, “Ebert is a great example of just how inept the courts and bar associations are at disciplining bad prosecutors.” The reporter went on to say, “A few years ago, some Virginia residents were so fed up with Ebert’s ability to run unopposed, or with only token opposition, that they drafted a ham sandwich to run against him.” [Washington Post, Feb. 19, 2014, “Supreme Court Has Opportunity to Revisit Prosecutor Misconduct”].

Criminal justice systems should be above reproach. They must not be used as political tools for either political party. On November 3rd, voters can bring fair, balanced criminal justice to Prince William County. I strongly endorse Mike May, who has served eight years with integrity and transparency. May’s stellar reputation as an ethical attorney will serve Prince William County well.

John Guevara Endorsed by NOVABizPAC


Wednesday, September 16, 2015

CONTACT: Sean McCort,

CHANTILLY, VA – With just 48 days left before Election Day, momentum continues to build for the Guevara for Supervisor campaign. Today, the Guevara campaign announced the endorsement of NOVABizPac, the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce’s political action committee. Guevara is the only non-incumbent candidate for the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors to receive the endorsement.

“The Northern Virginia Business Political Action Committee (NOVABIZPAC), the political action committee of the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce (Fairfax Chamber) is proud to endorse John Guevara for the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors,” said NOVABizPAC Chair Scott McGeary. “Our board believes he will be an outstanding leader on many issues critical to the Northern Virginia business community. We look forward to working with him to keep Fairfax County a top state for business.”

“It’s an honor to have the support of the Fairfax Chamber of Commerce’s NOVABizPAC,” said John Guevara. “As a businessman living and working in Fairfax County, I have seen firsthand the importance of creating jobs, fostering innovative industries, and growing new businesses relevant to our economy. I’m running to strengthen Fairfax County and enhance our quality of life by easing traffic congestion, providing our children with the best education, and ensuring the County provides quality services with maximum return on investment. I look forward to working with the Fairfax Chamber as a member of the Board of Supervisors to advance policies that allow all businesses and their employees to thrive in Fairfax County.”

NOVABIZPAC was founded in 2002 to support Virginia legislators and policymakers, inside and outside of Fairfax County, who promote a favorable business climate and a high quality of life in Virginia. NOVABIZPAC is administered by a Board of Trustees composed of top executives and government affairs professionals from Chamber member companies. The success of NOVABIZPAC is not possible without the effective participation of the Northern Virginia business community in the political process and the financial support of our members.

The decision to endorse Mr. Guevara was made following an extensive, in-person interview of both candidates seeking to represent Sully District on the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors.

For more information about John Guevara, please visit our website:

Repairing Hillary’s Image

Real Ideas You Won’t Find Anywhere Else

This morning, we heard on WMAL that the New York Times ran an article on the problem with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s campaign, and how her campaign is trying to change her image to being one of a more fun and spontaneous person.  In the spirit of bipartisanship, we would like to lend our assistance to this effort with our suggestions.

  • Hillary Clinton should just “get drunk and be somebody.”  We should probably watch the amount imbibed so she doesn’t become a “mean drunk” (since she is pretty mean sober).  Then again, maybe she is nicer the drunker she is.  Per haps her good friend Terry McAuliffe can suggest an array of libations, since he says he likes to go out to drink for important government business.

  • We all know that Bill Clinton comes across as a fun and spontaneous person.  Perhaps Hillary should try to “borrow” from her husband’s playbook.  In this case, it might involve Huma, Mr. Huma, and maybe Sid Vicious.

(At this point, we will refrain from providing details as we are trying to keep this blog family-friendly.)

  • Unfortunately, Hillary is about her most natural when riding a broomstick.  Perhaps she can leverage this into an advantage.  Besides, she is unlikely to win Kansas.  Don’t throw water on her as it might dissolve her as well as mess up her newest hairdo.
  • Hillary can empathize with us poor slobs by doing radio traffic reports.  She may have just the serious, sarcastic voice to pull this off!  Besides, her broomstick can fly in more weather conditions than the standard traffic helicopter.
  • Another idea is for Hillary Clinton to take a page from Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and pose on a motorcycle.  Put a leather outfit on Hillary and it is clear she has the “build” for a Harley.  All that leather is bound to excite a certain segment of her supporters, especially a certain former leftist blogger we can all think of.  In addition, by wearing the helmet, she can only improve her looks.  Of course, the helmet will likely mess up her hairdo.
  • But then again, Hillary Clinton is never going to change who she is.  Instead of the latest “look du jour,” why not present the real person?  Her slavishly-devoted friends at the New York Times and MSLSD could probably make boring fake feminist killjoy the new cool, “in” thing, and you are nothing but a hateful racist misogynist if you don’t get with the program!

Remember, you read it here first!

We have our first candidate for 2017, unfortunately its Mark Herring



A.G Mark Herring announced today that he is already planning on running again in 2017 .

In an email circulated through the A.G office Herring states:

“This job provides us with incredible opportunities to have a positive impact on the lives of our fellow Virginians and I want to keep doing it”

He has also used this announcement as a fundraising opportunity in an email blasted across the Commonwealth :

Two years ago, our Commonwealth united around the idea that our attorney general should be a force for good who works to better the lives of all Virginians. That’s why I’ve fought each and every day for justice, equality and opportunity, with every action we take firmly grounded in the law.

Over the last 20 months, we’ve shown a new vision for this office. We’ve successfully fought in the courts for marriage equality and made college more affordable for Virginia’s DREAMers. We protected our Chesapeake Bay cleanup efforts from out-of-state special interests. We defended accessible health care against cynical, political attacks. We fought to combat campus sexual assaults and to stop the heroin epidemic.

We’ve helped change lives for the better here in Virginia – change that would not have happened without the powers and authority of this office. That means our hard-won progress is as fragile as the next election – and for that reason, I am running for reelection as attorney general.

We’ll face many new challenges in the coming years. Our future progress requires an attorney general fiercely and fearlessly committed to defending our shared values. If you’ll entrust me with this office again, I know we will keep Virginia moving forward, together.

But victory has never come easily – we’ve fought hard for every achievement, and this campaign in 2017 will be no different. I’d be grateful if you help kick off our efforts today:


Or, click here to read more about how I’ve come to this decision and what I’m planning to do next:

Thank you for making every milestone over the past 20 months possible. I’m excited to run a strong campaign alongside my friend and colleague Ralph Northam in his campaign for governor, and the entire 2017 ticket. I do this work with you and for you, and I would be honored to have the opportunity to continue it.



There you have it folks the Dems are already thinking 2017…should the Republicans be doing the same?



Cruz campaign names statewide leadership team

Senator Bill Stanley (R-Franklin) has been named State Chairman. Stanley is joined by state co-chairs Shak Hill, a Fairfax small businessman and former candidate for Senate, and law professor Cynthia Dunbar.

The appointment Stanley is a pretty good score by Cruz.  Stanley is an up-and-comer in Virginia Republican politics (rumored from time to time to be interested in running for Attorney General), with solid conservative bona fides.  He will elevate the Cruz campaign in Virginia.

“I am excited to lead the Virginia effort to elect the freedom-loving constitutional conservative Ted Cruz as our next President,” said Sen. Stanley. “I am asking all Virginians, from all walks of life, and from all corners of the Commonwealth, to join our grassroots effort to be a part of reigniting the promise of America – for us, our children, and for generations to come. The story of Ted Cruz’s life and that of his family is the epitome of the American Dream. His vision for the future of our country is simple: that through his principled leadership, together we will build a dynamic nation where even those with nothing, have the chance to achieve anything.”Sen. Bill Stanley

Though the campaign hasn’t made staff hires or other appointments, we understand that longtime Virginia conservative activists and current RPV State Central Committee Member Chris Shores has been officially tapped by the campaign to organize in Virginia.

The full press release can be found here.

Gov Scott Walker Charms Woodbridge activists


Governor Scott Walker Rallies Prince William County Republicans

GOP Presidential Candidate Becomes First To Visit Pivotal Bellwether County


WOODBRIDGE, VA – Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker today visited Prince William County to participate in a GOP cookout and rally organized by the Prince William Area Young Republican Club and Prince William County Republican Committee. Today’s event was part of a visit through Virginia that the Walker campaign is using to collect signatures to get on the ballot for Virginia’s Republican primary on March 1, 2016, also known as Super Tuesday.


The event included remarks from Prince William County Republican Committee Chairman Bill Card, Prince William Area Young Republican Club Chairman Terrence Boulden, Coles School Board candidate Willie Deustch, School Board Chairman candidate Tim Singstock, State Senate District 36 candidate and Dumfries Mayor Jerry Foreman, and Gainesville Supervisor Pete Candland. Walker was introduced by his Virginia campaign chairman and State Senator Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisburg).


“It was great to have Governor Scott Walker in Prince William County today as part of his campaign to meet voters and discuss solutions to the problems facing our nation,” said Bill Card. “His visit here shows that he recognizes the political importance of Prince William County as not only a bellwether County for Virginia but also for the race for the White House.”


“Republicans have a great group of candidates to choose from in this Presidential election and Governor Scott Walker has a strong conservative record of leadership in Wisconsin to run on,” said Terrence Boulden. “His bold message of reform, economic growth, and strong foreign policy is one that resonates with Prince William County Republicans and with young people all across America.”


Prince William County is the second largest County in Virginia with a population of about 430,000 residents. The County has regularly been listed as one of the top ten to twenty counties in the nation considered a must-win for any presidential candidate. For example, in April 2012, Campaigns & Elections Journal listed the County at #8 among its top ten counties Mitt Romney needed to win the 2012 election. And Fox News Channel’s Special Report with Bret Baier chose the County in its special series, Road to the White House “Counties That Count” broadcast on July 9, 2012.


No President or Virginia Governor or Senator has won their election without winning Prince William County since 2002. And no President or Virginia Governor or Senator has won their election without winning Prince William County since 1997, with the exception of the 2001 (Mark Warner).


The Virginia State Board of Election requirement to get on the Presidential Primary ballot is 5,000 valid signatures, with at least 200 in each of the state’s 11 congressional districts, and the signatures must be filed with the State Board of Elections by 5:00pm on Thursday, December 10, 2015.



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Mayor Foreman on Virginia’s Economy & Jobs

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Mayor Foreman on Virginia’s Economy & Jobs

According to data released by the United States Department of Commerce, Virginia posted zero percent economic growth in 2014 – that is 0.0% to be exact.  That depressing figure ranks Virginia 48th out of 50 states when it comes to economic growth, trailing only Alaska and Mississippi, which saw their economic outputs drop by over 1 percent, respectively.

While some in my party would simply lay all of the blame at Governor McAuliffe’s feet for these dismal numbers during his first year in office, I am not willing to do that.  The reality is that prior to Governor McAuliffe’s arrival, our state’s economy was already struggling.  According to a recent Washington Post story (“With zero GDP growth, Virginia’s economy flat lines despite McAuliffe’s best efforts,” June 11, 2015), our commonwealth’s GDP was 0.6% in 2011, 0.7% in 2012 and 0.4% in 2013.  Yes, it’s better than 0.0% but it’s far from where we need to aspire – and that is turning Virginia back into an economic and job-creating powerhouse.

Speaking parochially, parts of Northern Virginia have been hit harder than anywhere else.  Between 2012 and 2013, per capita income has fallen by 2.3 percent in Prince William County.  As the Mayor of Dumfries during this time, I have unfortunately seen the economic impact on our families, seniors and businesses firsthand.

My opponent in the 36th District Senate race, incumbent Delegate Scott Surovell, has been in Richmond for nearly six years and someone involved as an insider in politics and government long before that.  Delegate Surovell is terrific at identifying problems we already know exist, and repeatedly talking about how important it is that we solve them.  Each time he is up for re-election, you’ll see a lot of him in the newspaper making one promise or another about what he’ll do in yet another term in office.  I think people are tired of talk, and they’d prefer decisive action that leads to long-term solutions.

As a 25-year Mustang Marine, I was taught to prioritize action over talk.  As United States Marines, we were always taught to confront difficult challenges, not run away from them.  In addition, as someone who has owned a small business, I understand the what entrepreneurs, employers and employees mean when they voice their concerns about government overregulation and meddling that makes it harder to attract, create and grow jobs here in Northern Virginia.

That’s why as Mayor of Dumfries, along with my colleagues on Council and friends in the business community, I have taken concrete steps to affect positive economic and fiscal changes in my town to help our residents during these tough times, such as:

  • Establishing an HUB Zone in Dumfries aimed at sparking economic growth and providing federal contracting preferences to small business owners.
  • Bringing together the town’s business and elected leaders for an Economic Summit to outline achievable strategies that we can put into action to make the town more business friendly.
  • Created a Revitalization Area that allowed properly qualified developers to secure low-interest financing for their redevelopment projects.
  • Cut and, in some cases, eliminated costly fees on businesses and reduced the town’s property tax rate by more than 50%.

Each of these actions has helped to make Dumfries more competitive, and the last one has resulted in our business fees being equal to or less than Prince William County and Stafford County in every category.

I am running for Senate to bring that same common sense problem-solving and strong leadership to Richmond.  I look forward to working with my colleagues on both sides of aisle and with Governor McAuliffe to revitalize Virginia’s economy, restore growth and promote policies that help to foster an environment that creates jobs, not repels them.

Together, we can create economic opportunity for all Virginians, and ensure that every resident of our state has a fair chance to thrive and create a better life for them and their families.


Checking the Spam Folder for Hillary’s Emails



Cross-posted from


We want honesty in our elected officials. There is nothing partisan there. That said, can we still agree that the circumstances surrounding Hillary Clinton’s personal email server clearly illustrate that she is a dishonest person and therefore unfit to serve in our highest office? Probably not, but that’s because of your partisanship, not mine.

Clinton had a personal email server that she used as Secretary of State for her stated reason of convenience. Of course the press won’t press her, but they should have reported that that very statement is an admission of guilt because it shows that Clinton knew this was, at the very least, against protocol. And when you break protocol on handling top secret information concerning national security then you have broken the law. Also, Clinton is telling us that she couldn’t handle two email accounts at once, but she is somehow ready to handle everything our chief executive is involved with. Where is the honesty in any of this part of her story?

Now she has turned over her server to the feds as part of an FBI investigation. Her campaign likes to believe that Clinton ordered her people to do so voluntarily, as I am sure Clinton is totally thrilled with being the subject of a criminal investigation, of course, she could be used to it by now. Anyway, the server is being either reported as, or rumored to be, blank. So where is the honesty in deleting evidence before having to turn it over?

Transparency must not apply to Clinton if you are still a fan of hers after this. Honesty must not be a requirement to earn your vote if you are still on board with Clinton after this. And if your response is all politicians lie, then all you are really saying is it is ok for Hillary Clinton to lie, cheat and steal. I won’t be voting for her for several reasons, most of them involving policy. But the question I can’t figure out is, why would anyone who likes Clinton’s policies still cast her a vote after seeing how blatantly dishonest she is?


Tyler Voigt going on to North Carolina



With all the negative and divisive crap going on at the other blogs. its nice to report on some of the good that is going on.  My good friend Tyler Voigt has made a name for himself as the Virginia Field director for AFP, and his great work has paid off with a promotion.Here is his announcement from his facebook :

“I’m excited to finally be able to share that I have accepted a new position with AFP as Deputy State Director of North Carolina and will be moving there at the end of the month. While I’m pumped for the opportunity to join Donald Bryson and the rest of team NC in the Tar Heel State, I am sad to be leaving my fellow freedom fighters in the great Commonwealth. You will all be missed!

Also sorry to leave the state a little uglier, by taking the best looking Virginian (Tiffany) with me.”

I am very excited for him and this opportunity, yet sad we are loosing another sane conservative activist here in Virginia, God Speed to my brother from another mother – tb

Trump in his own words.



Politico gives you Trump in his own words in their cover story: “The 199 Most Donald Trump Things Donald Trump Has Ever Said, Would you vote for this man?

Here are some of the highlights of PUBLIC STATEMENTS made by Trump… The only commentary I will give is the categories I list the comments under:

Trump the Racist:

  1. “I have a great relationship with the blacks. I’ve always had a great relationship with the blacks.” (Albany’s Talk 1300, April 14, 2011)
  1. “I just have great respect for them, and you know they like me.” (CNN, July 23, 2015)
  1. “I have black guys counting my money. … I hate it. The only guys I want counting my money are short guys that wear yarmulkes all day.” (USA Today, May 20, 1991)
  1. “Who the fuck knows? I mean, really, who knows how much the Japs will pay for Manhattan property these days?” (TIME, January 1989)
  1. “Jeb Bush has to like the Mexican Illegals because of his wife.” (Retweeted and then deleted on Twitter, July 4, 2015)

Trump the Misogynist:

  1. “She’s not giving me 100 percent. She’s giving me 84 percent, and 16 percent is going towards taking care of children.” (TIME, May 23, 2011)
  1. “All of the women on The Apprentice flirted with me— consciously or unconsciously. That’s to be expected.” (How to Get Rich, 2004)
  1. “When a man leaves a woman, especially when it was perceived that he has left for a piece of ass—a good one!— there are 50 percent of the population who will love the woman who was left.” (Vanity Fair, September 1990)
  1. “… she does have a very nice figure. I’ve said if Ivanka weren’t my daughter, perhaps I’d be dating her.” (ABC’s “The View,” March 6, 2006)
  1. “There’s nothing I love more than women, but they’re really a lot different than portrayed. They are far worse than men, far more aggressive … ” (The Art of the Comeback, 1997)
  1. Women? “You have to treat ’em like shit.” (New York magazine, Nov. 9, 1992)
  1. “You know, it really doesn’t matter what they write as long as you’ve got a young and beautiful piece of ass.” (Esquire, 1991)
  1. “I know politicians who love women who don’t even want to be known for that, because they might lose the gay vote, OK?” (Playboy, March 1990)
  1. “Rosie’s a person that’s very lucky to have her girlfriend. And she better be careful or I’ll send one of my friends over to pick up her girlfriend. Why would she stay with Rosie if she had another choice?” (“Entertainment Tonight,” Dec. 21, 2006)
  1. Bette Midler is “grotesque.” (Twitter, Oct. 28, 2012)
  1. Arianna Huffington is “a dog.” (Twitter, April 6, 2015)
  1. Megyn Kelly is a “bimbo.” (Twitter, Aug. 7, 2015)
  1. “My favorite part (of Pulp Fiction) is when Sam has his gun out in the diner and he tells the guy to tell his girlfriend to shut up. Tell that bitch to be cool. Say: Bitch be cool. I love those lines.” (TrumpNation: The Art of Being The Donald, 2005)

174. “It’s all in the hunt and once you get it, it loses some of its energy. I think competitive, successful men feel that way about women. Don’t you agree? Really, don’t you agree?” (TrumpNation: The Art of Being The Donald, 2005)

Trump on Politics:

  1. “Well, if I ever ran for office, I’d do better as a Democrat than as a Republican—and that’s not because I’d be more liberal, because I’m conservative. But the working guy would elect me. He likes me.” (Playboy, March 1990)
  1. “When you need zone changes, you’re political. … You know, I’ll support the Democrats, the Republicans, whatever the hell I have to support.” (BuzzFeed, Feb. 13, 2014)
  1. “I will tell you that our system is broken. I gave to many people. Before this, before two months ago, I was a businessman. I give to everybody. When they call, I give. And do you know what? When I need something from them two years later, three years later, I call them—they are there for me.” (Republican presidential debate, Aug. 6, 2015)
  1. “I’ll do nearly anything within legal bounds to win.” (The Art of the Deal, 1987)
  1. John McCain is “not a war hero. … He is a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured, OK?” (Ames, Iowa, July 18, 2015)
  1. “Truly weird Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky reminds me of a spoiled brat without a properly functioning brain.” (Twitter, Aug. 10, 2015)

Just Plain Trump:

  1. “I like the challenge and tell the story of the coal miner’s son. The coal miner gets black-lung disease, his son gets it, then his son. If I had been the son of a coal miner, I would have left the damn mines. But most people don’t have the imagination—or whatever—to leave their mine. They don’t have ‘it.’” (Playboy, March 1990)
  1. “Sorry losers and haters, but my I.Q. is one of the highest — and you all know it!” (Twitter, May 8, 2013)
  1.  “… of course, it’s very hard for them to attack me on looks, because I’m so good looking.” (NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Aug. 9, 2015)
  1. “The hardest thing for me about raising kids has been finding the time. I know friends who leave their business so they can spend more time with their children, and I say, ‘Gimme a break!’” (New York magazine, Dec. 13, 2004)

How to Get Hillary Elected … and Trash Republicans as a Bonus

Imagine you are on the Campaign Team for Hillary Clinton, one of the most well known individuals in world.  The problem is your candidate has an approval rating lower than George W. Bush and her dislikes are consistently above 50%.  As the campaign progresses you know your candidate’s situation is expected to worsen with the pending scandals.

So under these circumstances, how can your candidate possibly succeed in an election where you typically need 50% of the vote plus one to win?

In 1992 Bill Clinton won the Presidency with only 43% of the popular vote.  Ross Perot, a loud-mouth populist, managed to convince 19% of the electorate to waste their vote on his rhetoric.  If it wasn’t for Ross Perot there is a good chance Bill and Hillary would be just insignificant footnotes in Arkansas lore.

Fast forward to the 2016 election and Donald Trump is running for the Republican Nomination for President.  This candidate has not only been one of the major donors to the Clinton Foundation ($100,000+) but also Democrat campaigns like Hillary Clinton, Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi.  He even boasts Hillary Clinton was a guest at his most recent wedding and he speaks regularly with Bill Clinton.  In the recent debate he clearly stated he will not rule out a 3rd party challenge.

When he declared his candidacy for the Republican nomination Donald Trump managed to insult most of the Hispanic community.  Days later he insulted many Veterans with comments on John McCain and most recently had misogynistic comments about a female news reporter.

Intentional or not, this so-called ‘Republican’ candidate is single-handedly writing a new chapter in the Democrat Play Book on the faux Republican War on Minorities and Women.  There is the old saying, “With friends like these who needs enemies?”

Unfortunately I fear something far more sinister.  Donald Trump’s ultimate goal could be to get Bill and Hillary back in the White House.  Looking back at 1992 … it might work.

Ciampaglio announces his support for Dudenhefer for Delegate


Stafford, Virginia – Mark Dudenhefer, Republican candidate for Virginia House District 2, is honored to announce an endorsement from Tim Ciampaglio.

“I’m pleased to endorse Mark Dudenhefer. Our primary election was focused on the issues that families face in this region and throughout the Commonwealth. It is crucial we unite as Republicans and elect Mark to Richmond this fall,” said Tim Ciampaglio.

“I’m humbled to have the endorsement of Tim Ciampaglio. He ran a spirited campaign, and the primary made us stronger and better prepared for the general election. I’m looking forward to working alongside Tim to ensure victory in November,” said Mark Dudenhefer.


Obie picks Walker

Mark Obenshain making the first big splash in Virginia this morning announcing not only his support for Presidential Candidate Gov. Scott Walker, but that he will Chair his campaign  in Virginia.

FILE - In this April 4, 2013 file photo, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is seen in Milwaukee. Getting ready to run for president means working through a hefty checklist of activities long before most people are paying attention to the contest ahead. Prep work, positioning and auditioning don't wait for the primary season. Just about everyone thinking about running for president is kicking it into gear now, slowpokes included. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File) ORG XMIT: WX915


Dear Friend —

I am honored to announce that I am joining Scott Walker’s team as his Virginia Campaign Chairman. After eight years with Barack Obama in the White House, the American economy is stagnant and burdensome regulations are crippling small businesses. The Obama-Clinton foreign policy doctrine has left our friends to fend for themselves, our enemies unchecked, and the world a more dangerous place. We simply can’t afford eight more years of irresponsible liberal leadership.

Instead, America needs conservative leadership. Scott Walker is a reform-minded leader with the executive experience to allow him to transform the way Washington works. By winning three elections in four years without compromising his conservative principles in a state that hasn’t voted for a Republican presidential candidate since Ronald Reagan, I am confident that Scott Walker can defeat Hillary Clinton or whoever else the Democrats put up in 2016. What makes me so sure? His record.

Governor Walker inherited a $3.6 billion deficit when he took office in 2011 and quickly turned it into a surplus. But it’s what he did with that surplus that really impressed me. Since assuming office, Governor Walker and Republican leaders have cut taxes by nearly $2 billion, including over $500 million in 2014 alone. In Washington, politicians see budget deficits as an excuse to raise taxes on the middle class. Governor Walker on the other hand has grown the economy, added more than 35,000 new businesses in four years, and cut taxes—returning money back to the taxpayers where it belongs.

Scott Walker has accomplished these things despite relentless opposition from big labor. In 2011, Governor Walker immediately took on the powerful labor unions in an attempt to return power back to the working class. No longer can union bosses forcibly withhold dues from workers’ paychecks. Instead, union membership is now optional—the way it should be.

Despite months of marches and occupation of the capitol grounds with more than 100,000 protesters, organized efforts by national union bosses and liberal activists across the nation, and millions of dollars spent to vilify him and his efforts,Governor Walker won this fight. He did it with a smile on his face, rallying support from across the country, and forging a broad coalition of Wisconsinites who admired his courage and understood the common sense principles undergirding his policies. He refused to give in to the demands of big labor.

On education, Governor Walker has fought for school choice—expanding the nation’s first school voucher system, increasing the number of charter schools, and removing the requirements for tenure and seniority. These reforms are working, improving the quality of public and private schools in the state where graduation rates have increased, test scores are higher, and the best and brightest teachers are remaining in the classroom. Like me, Walker believes that all children should have access to a quality education, regardless of their zip code. It’s this kind of mentality we need in the White House, not more of the failed, one-size-fits-all approach pushed by bureaucrats in Washington.

Whether it’s growing Wisconsin’s economy, fighting for the working class, or reforming education, Scott Walker has a consistent, proven record of success. America needs bold leadership to get us back on track, and I’m excited to help spread his message of conservative reform. It is a message that resonates not only with Republicans, but also with independents and conservative Democrats, and that’s a message and a coalition that will get him elected as our next president. I hope you’ll join me in this fight!

Best Regards,
Mark Obenshain