Everyone is shocked Artur Davis is a Democrat again…………..not



From the Washington Post Venessa Williams :

Artur Davis, the former Alabama Democratic congressman and rising star who crashed and tried to regain his political swagger as a Republican, says his decision to re-join his old party is part of his return to his “roots.”

“I made a personal decision once I relocated to Alabama to engage local priorities, and to reconnect with my roots in politics: helping poor communities, reviving public education, putting jobs in sides of town that don’t have good jobs today,” Davis, who in August lost a bid for mayor of his native Montgomery, Ala., said via e-mail.

A little over three years ago, Davis had been one of the first members of Congress to endorse Obama in the 2008 Democratic presidential primary. At that year’s party convention, Davis, who like Obama was raised by a single mother, graduated from Harvard Law School and became a member of Congress, praised the party’s first African American presidential nominee as the leader of a new era of politics.

Two years later, Davis sought to use that new black leadership brand in his bid to become the first African American governor of Alabama. Positioning himself to the right of his party, he touted his vote against the Affordable Care Act, and in an effort to downplay race, he declined to court some traditional black organizations. Black voters instead backed a white candidate and Davis lost by 24 points.

After that crushing defeat, Davis left the Democratic Party. He quit his House seat and moved to Northern Virginia, where he flirted with the idea of running for Congress as a Republican, ultimately deciding against the idea.

Last year he returned to Alabama and ran in the nonpartisan mayoral race in his hometown, coming in a distant second to the incumbent mayor Todd Strange. Now, he’s mulling a run for the Montgomery County Commission — as a Democrat.

“I have no ill will toward Republicans, and nothing but kind words to say about the many Republicans at every level who welcomed me in 2012,” Davis said when asked if he’d become disillusioned with the GOP.

Boulden Resigns as Prince William County YR Chair



Terrence Boulden (me) announced that he will be stepping down as YR Chair next Wednesday after his last meeting where the YR’s will be hosing former Gov Jim Gilmore. He sent out the following email out a few days ago :

Dear Friends,

I first would like to say that being YR Chair has been fun and a spectacular experience, especially the second time around. They say all good things aren’t mean to last and I am announcing to all of you today that next week’s meeting with Gov. Gilmore will be my last meeting as Chair.

Taking on more responsibility as Woodbridge Magisterial Chair, and remaining 11th district YRFV Rep puts a lot on my table, but it keeps in me involved which is most important. My focus will be in the 11th district because that’s where it needs to be. We have lots of work to do to strengthen Eastern PWC and the 11th as a whole.
I want everyone to know even though there has been lots of crazy drama surrounding me lately, my decision had nothing to do with all of this. I am dedicated to our basic principles and the basic message everything else is unnecessary and hurtful noise. I ask that all of you ignore the noise and raise the flag for liberty and freedom instead.
Joe will be the temporary chair until next year’s convention in Feb/ March.

I will see you all next Wednesday, let’s have a drink and some cheese fries!!

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


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:http://www.johnguevaraforsupervisor.com/

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?



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.



For more information about the Committee, go to www.pwcgop.org

Mayor Foreman on Virginia’s Economy & Jobs

GM Foreman Senate


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 rednova8.com


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

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

The NOVA Battle Flag : by Terrence J Boulden



As of late America has been going through a transition of social change, no one can deny it. The thing that obviously affects me is race relations and how people are reacting to it.

The outrage of the week is the Northern Virginia battle flag, otherwise known as The Confederate Flag. I of course have been asked by my conservative friends how I feel about the flag, clearly some were looking for a pass to praise the flag, and some were looking for someone else to spit on it. My answer is it’s a battle flag, and if a group or individual want to make it represent something more than that, that burden is on them..

It is important that some understand that the flag is a symbol of race in the south. Slavery, oppression, segregation, and police brutality. Why? Because that was black experience in the south. The flag is also seen by others as simply a representation of southern heritage. Southern people are prideful and use the flag as a representation of that pride and of the south. The debate that has erupted has done so not because one side is wrong, but because one side does not understand the others point of view, which of course is nothing new for the United States.

It all comes back however to one simple fact, it’s a flag and how you use that flag is what matters. I personally have two flags in my room, the American Flag and the French Republic Flag. Why do I have the French flag in my room? I appreciate French history, art, and literature, and it’s a bad ass flag. I would ask that we as Americans don’t be so quick to assume what something symbolizes, as it can represent different things to different people.

I’ll give you one more example in closing, a few years ago at the annual Shad Planking off in the distance I saw the hugest Confederate flag I had ever seen blowing in the wind. My curiosity drew me to it, not to cause trouble or to yell at the owners but out of mere curiosity of what else was there. When I got there, there were two older white gentlemen drinking beers and hanging out, no one else had come to them and I think the big flag had something to do with it. I introduced myself and shook their hands and they introduced themselves in kind, I asked what’s up with the big Confederate flag, and they explained they were members of the “Sons of the Confederacy”, we spoke for an hour or so about their organization and even spoke how they had many black members who were active and contributed.

These were two of the nicest guys I met that day and we had a great conversation, and I am grateful that day that I was not scared off by a flag. So I ask that when you take to social media and mock those who may be offended or mock those who are offended that others may be offended, take into account different experiences and different feeling, but all in all remember that it’s a flag.


Op Ed : Mark Dudenhefer on to November


On to November!

Winning the Republican nomination was a team effort and I am extremely humbled and appreciative of our dedicated supporters. In just a few months, our campaign knocked on over 3,500 doors and made over 4,000 phone calls. We had an aggressive outreach plan in both counties and it was clear that our hard work paid off as the returns came in. Winning Stafford County by 19 points and Prince William County by 13 points showed broad support for my message of improving our infrastructure, leaner, more efficient government, and improving education opportunities for our youth.


Thanks goes to Tim Ciampaglio for stepping into the public square. I know first hand how tough it can be on one’s family to be thrust into the public eye.  Moving forward, I wish Tim and his family the best. He has reached out to me with offers of support in the general election. I will need him and his supporters to win back the House District 2 Delegate seat.


Primary elections are never fun, and many times friends are drawn into opposing camps.  Now that the primary election is over, it is crucial that we unite together under the Republican banner and work towards victory in November.  John Whitbeck, RPV Chairman, recently addressed a crowd of young Republicans. His message was one of unity. He asked that we put our differences aside and work together.  I pledge my support to his efforts and ask others to follow his lead.


As many know, my passion for public service centers on addressing our region’s inadequate infrastructure. I have a proven track record of fixing our region’s transportation problems and, once back in Richmond, I will dedicate my efforts to this issue. While I was out of office millions of dollars were stripped from I-95 road improvements in this region.  I will not rest until these funds have been returned and our region receives the priority it deserves. .  It is crucial, for the sake of our families and for the Commonwealth’s economy, that we continue to invest in our infrastructure.


The government must operate as efficiently as possible.  Too many taxpayer dollars are being wasted. It is a dereliction of duty by the government to waste our money and then turnaround and ask us for more. I have proposed a “Lean Government Initiative” that is similar to those already in effect in other states and has saved them millions of dollars. It forces the government to run more like the private sector. Visit my website www.va02.com to learn more about this proposal.

Lastly, investing in our children must be a priority. My three children attended Stafford County Public Schools and three of my grandchildren are currently enrolled. The cost of education at all levels is skyrocketing and federal mandates are exacerbating the problem. I will do my best to make sure that the bureaucrats in Washington do not dictate a one-size-fits-all approach. Each school and county is different and the leaders in those communities know what works best for them. Big government should get out of the picture and adequate funding must be provided in order to give our teachers and students the tools they need to succeed.


Over the next couple months, I look forward to talking to families all across the district, and listening to the issues and concerns that voters in our region face.


If you wish to learn more about my candidacy, please visit my website at www.va02.com or follow me on Facebook or Twitter.  I hope to see you soon on the campaign trail.




Mark Dudenhefer

Candidate for Virginia House District 02

OP ED By Chip Muir “Together We Attack!: Why My Compromise Should Be Approved by State Central”

“Together We Attack!: Why My Compromise Should Be Approved by State Central”

I played college basketball, though play is a bit of an overstatement. The most accurate description of my college basketball career was


“seldom-used guard;” and I wasn’t a point guard or shooting guard so much as I guarded the water cooler during games. I enjoyed time outs because it gave me a chance to stand up and stretch my legs during games. When our team broke the huddle after time outs, our coach had us put our hands together. He would say, “Together!” and we would respond by saying, “We attack!” Yes, this post is actually about politics.

We had a very good small college team during my sophomore year. We had great senior leadership from guys that were getting professional looks, and promising young talent that could give good minutes when called upon. We got out to a great start, and we were openly talking about the NCAA tournament. We ate lunch together, dinner together, and socialized together. But then something happened, and we started losing games, and we started pointing fingers, and then finger pointing became outright fistfights. The team broke into factions, and players on one side of the team actually wouldn’t pass the ball to players on the other faction. A team that looked poised to coast to the NCAA tournament fell apart before Christmas, and that talented group of younger players began quitting the team…and that’s the connection to politics, and it’s why SCC should pass my proposed compromise. When teams, or political parties, feud, fight, freeze each other out, they lose. They lose, and people start finding other things to do with their lives. When teams cultivate the talent, rely on experienced leadership, put in the hard work, and play their roles, they win. I have been on a few losing teams, and one hell of a lot of winning teams, and I can assure you that winning is a whole lot better than losing. Just take my word on this.

You can read the rest here :https://athensschool.wordpress.com/2015/06/24/guest-post-chip-muir-together-we-attack-why-my-compromise-should-be-approved-by-state-central/ 


Hey, Hey , Hey Goodbye……. TB



Well, after a nice ride my time as the Editor of Virginia Virtucon is over. I have had a great time at the helm and I hope I helped to promote the party, and tried to be fair in everything that came out.

I think everyone knows that over time you are interested in a change of pace and a change of activity, and that is where I am right now. I will move on to other things that will help to promote our party and to help our limited government candidates. I also will continue to work with other like-minded activists to help to grow our party.

Thank you all for the support, and please continue to show VV some love, now I will go back to focusing on the PWC Young Republican Club and other ventures.



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