It’s not unusual for those with tax-and-spend records to run from them at re-nomination time – particularly when they are facing formidable challengers. But in the case of Bill Howell in the 28th House District and Mark Dudenhefer in the 2nd House District, the subterfuge intended to fool Republicans is simply breathtaking. As you can … More Moulton: Desperate Dodging by Big Tax and Spenders
Late this afternoon, Bearing Drift’s Brian Kirwin posted about the State Senate GOP primary in SD14 (Chesapeake, Virginia Beach, Suffolk), blasting conservative challenger Bill Haley for supposedly sending out an email claiming support from the Chesapeake TEA Party. The Bull Elephant has come on credible information that, not only did Haley not send out the … More Kirwin steps in it on SD 14
Cronyism and corruption. Think about it: what is Hillary Clinton’s biggest weakness? The public doesn’t trust her, and for good reason. She took money from foreign governments lobbying the State Department while she was Secretary of State; her Foundation took money for over 25 foreign governments. She and her cabal are as corrupt as they … More The Critical Issue of 2016 is…
We know Bill: our “higher-tax” Bill! Republicans have enjoyed a large majority in the Virginia House of Delegates the entire time Bill Howell has served as Speaker. Today, 68 out of 100 members of the Virginia House of Delegates have an (R) next to their name—a bona fide super-majority. Speaker Bill Howell rules the House, … More Russ Moulton weighs in on Stimpson-Howell race
So does she! Meanwhile, if you want a solid community guy who will fight to lower Fairfax’s outrageous tax burden for its hardworking families, you have an obvious choice in John Guevara! Donate to John today to help him take his message of restrained government and lower taxes to Sully!
Folks, the Establishment is at it again. Ignoring the wishes of Republicans in Sully, trying to anoint a nominee from outside the district, trying to exclude Hispanics and conservatives from the party — the Establishment has made one thing clear: they want power in Fairfax. John Guevara is here to send them a message: No … More Money Bomb for John Guevara!
Boy, when the Washington Post Editorial Board comes after you, they don’t mince words. Today they launched yet another in a series of vicious and unprovoked attacks on the Virginia GOP, this time over a proposal to hold a convention instead of a primary for Virginia’s part in the 2016 presidential nomination. As expected, the … More Lowering the boom on the WaPo- and their 5th column
“…as long as it’s under MY faction!” So, the WaPo decided to take another stab at a hit piece attacking conservatives today. Some of it is the usual tripe about being out of touch, blah blah blah. The twist? This time, they interviewed NOT A SINGLE CONSERVATIVE, instead opting for half a dozen moderates. Seriously? … More “Unity!”
So, Shaun is gone, less than a year after taking the job. I know some revel in this information, but I do not. Having seen from the inside some of the issues inherent, I can vouch that whoever leads that organization has a miserable hand to play- and Shawn played it as well as it … More RPV suffered a BIG loss today
Lynn Mitchell is at it again. This time standing up for disgraced 5th District GOP Chairman Jon Berkley. Let’s run through her arguments methodically, to be fair. Her arguments: Berkley was a good Chairman. Berkley did nothing to deserve his removal. Berkley had “overwhelming support” within his committee. All three arguments are intellectually dishonest on their … More Attack of the Moderates, Part 4
The race to replace Senator Watkins is starting to take shape, with former Richmond City Council member Bruce Tyler positioning himself as a moderate to challenge liberty-minded State Central Committee member Steve Thomas from Richmond City. For those not familiar, Bruce Tyler was a Republican member of Richmond City Council (1st District) until he was beaten … More Busted!
The part of the conservative grassroots takeover of the RPV’s State Central Committee in 2012 that annoyed the Washington Post the most, was the move to conventions- which tend to empower high-information, grassroots activists- rather than open primaries in which Democrats may vote. The Post- never a bastion of conservative thought- has never forgiven the … More Attack of the Moderates, Part 3
Apparently Friday the Washington Post’s Jennifer Rubin stepped in to slam liberty-minded Senator (and perhaps Presidential candidate) Rand Paul. Her main contention? That Rand was not conforming to decades of failed Republican inside-the-Beltway thinking about foreign policy and the role of government, and thus is not really a Republican. So let’s examine this. First, she … More Attack of the Moderates, Part 2
Boy, for people who supposedly pride themselves on temperamental moderation, the establishment moderates sure are coming out swinging lately, eh? First, noted liberal Republican Lynn Mitchell takes issue with conservatives and populists. Apparently content to continue losing national election after national election, Mitchell recently pondered the quandary of being able to nominate two-time loser and … More Attack of the Moderates, Part 1
7th State Senate District 2014: Gillespie 50%/Warner 47%/Sarvis 3% 2013: Cuccinelli 47% / McAuliffe 46% / Sarvis 6% 2012: Romney 49% / Obama 49% / Johnson 1% 2012: Allen 48% / Kaine 52% VV calculation: R+1; Tossup district with R lean in non-presidential years The 2011 redistricting changed this district dramatically, from a 63% McDonnell … More Better Know a (State Senate) District: the 7th
I am friends and connected on social media with most of the rightosphere in Virginia and much of America. While I disagree often on one issue or another, one tactic or another, one philosophy or another, I truly believe everyone I come in contact with genuinely wants good for our country and is a well-meaning … More A Christmas Wish Worth Repeating
17th State Senate District Lean 2014: Gillespie 53%/Warner 44%/Sarvis 3% 2013: Cuccinelli 49% / McAuliffe 44% / Sarvis 7% 2012: Romney 50% / Obama 49% 2012: Kaine 50%/Allen 49% VV calculation: R+2; Tossup district with R lean in non-presidential years The 2011 redistricting changed this district dramatically, from a 61% McDonnell district to one Obama had actually won in 2008. … More Better Know a (State Senate) District: the 17th
29th State Senate District 2013: Cuccinelli 39% / McAuliffe 57% / Sarvis 4% 2012: Romney 35% / Obama 63% (source: VPAP) VV calculation: D+9; Safe Dem The 2011 redistricting really did a number on this district; where McDonnell carried the old district with 55% (it was basically a tossup district, a bellweather for the state), Mitt Romney managed only 35% … More Better Know a (State Senate) District: 29th
I do not wish to re-litigate Ferguson here; there is a tremendous amount of political and racial tribalism that colors who people view that situation, and it really is open to interpretation. The situation in New York, where a New York cop brutally choked Eric Garner for selling loose cigarettes, is another matter altogether. For … More It’s time to re-examine our laws to increase police accountability
Much talk lately about “whither Jeb Bush” for President in 2016- but more specifically, if he is a conservative. Liberals in the Republican Party here in Virginia are big fans. They cite Bill Bolling as another local Republican who is “misunderstood”. There are several problems here. The biggest one is, it really is a different … More No, Jeb Bush is NOT a conservative.
Next year, the close State Senate races will be the ones to watch, as the GOP tries to defend their slim one-vote majority against the marauding money of Gov. McAuliffe and the Democrats. Which races will be close? Which will be noncompetitive? Where will we see hot nominating contests? Will any incumbents fall? If you … More Announcing the VV 2015 State Senate Race Preview Series
The ink is not yet dry on this year’s elections, with a possible recount in VA and a runoff in Louisiana and several races undeclared across the country. But that does not stop the postmortems from coming out. The curious case of Virginia is the topic of many already this year. Ed Gillespie, left for … More A Conservitarian postmortem of the Virginia race that is not yet ended