Virginia Steps Towards Statewide Election Run-Offs

The Virginia State Senate voted 22-16 yesterday to implement run-off elections for statewide offices where no candidate receives a majority of the vote. The Washington Times article reporting on this gets the analogy wrong, however — it wouldn’t turn Virginia’s system into one like Louisiana’s since Louisiana holds a “jungle primary” on Election Day and… More Virginia Steps Towards Statewide Election Run-Offs

Did Corey Stewart Pay A Bribe To Secure An Endorsement?

Uh, oh. The reverberations of Corey Stewart’s failed 2013 Lt. Governor campaign continue. An investigative blog known as the Louisville Courant takes note that the alleged “bagman” in an endorsement for sale scheme involving the 2012 Iowa GOP caucus also received a $10,000 payment from Stewart’s campaign just two days before he received an important… More Did Corey Stewart Pay A Bribe To Secure An Endorsement?

Dear Virginia Senate Republican Majority: Don’t mess it up again with another tax hike

With Ben Chafin’s election, it is now official. After seven months, the Republicans have a majority in the Virginia Senate once more. As one would expect, a number of my friends are crowing. Unfortunately for me, recent political history is screaming in my ears. It makes my optimism about a fully Republican-controlled Virginia legislature extremely… More Dear Virginia Senate Republican Majority: Don’t mess it up again with another tax hike

We Told You So About Terry McAuliffe and the Bi-County Parkway…

Surprise, surprise. According to Leesburg Today, Gov. Terry McAuliffe is pushing to get the controversial Bi-County Parkway through: Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) said today that he expects the Bi-County Parkway to receive a high priority rating among transportation projects being considered in Northern Virginia. “We have to open up Dulles airport,” McAuliffe said. “We will… More We Told You So About Terry McAuliffe and the Bi-County Parkway…

Four 2013 GOP LG Candidates Co-Write Op-Ed Supporting Federal Tax Reform

Well, here is something you don’t see every day. Four of the Republican candidates for Lt. Governor in 2013 (including its nominee), wrote an op-ed published in Washington, D.C.’s “The Hill” newspaper in support of of federal tax reform. Former Chairwoman of the Stafford County Board of Supervisors Susan Stimpson, Virginia State Senator Steve Martin,… More Four 2013 GOP LG Candidates Co-Write Op-Ed Supporting Federal Tax Reform

Is Rob Wasinger a Catfish Candidate?

#HARVERD Strikes Again. Republicans in Virginia’s 10th Congressional district are wondering whether Capitol Hill careerist Rob Wasinger is actually a real candidate running to replace retiring Rep. Frank Wolf. Known most widely for the amateurish astroturf rollout of his campaign by a handful of sock puppets, one can be forgiven for wondering if Wasinger is… More Is Rob Wasinger a Catfish Candidate?

VA Senate Dems Setting Dangerous New Precedents

Virginia Democrats in the State Senate, now in control of that body thanks to Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam’s tie-breaking vote, have begun reorganizing the chamber.  However, things are going beyond that and wholesale rules changes are being implemented. According to state Sen. Bryce Reeves (R): Rules that have governed this chamber have been dramatically changed.… More VA Senate Dems Setting Dangerous New Precedents

Recount Update: Are Democrat Voters Truly Morons?

The recount in the Attorney General race is nearing its conclusion. Democrat Mark Herring has picked up several hundred votes and now leads by approximately 800 as of early morning on Wed., Dec. 18th. How has he picked up so many votes? Well, apparently those “geniuses” who vote for Democrats can’t distinguish between the oval… More Recount Update: Are Democrat Voters Truly Morons?

The Washington Post Plays Fast and Loose With the Truth to Support Liberal Joe May

Today’s Washington Post editorial criticizing 33rd Senate District Republicans for supposedly forcing Joe May to run as an independent misses the mark entirely. The Post either failed to do its research or is intentionally trying to mislead its readers. POST: The editorial claims local Republicans should have chosen an open primary to nominate their candidate.  FACT: This is nonsense. Virginia law… More The Washington Post Plays Fast and Loose With the Truth to Support Liberal Joe May

UNFAIR in FAIRFAX

The largest Democrat stronghold in the state gave their provisional voters significant advantages that provisional voters elsewhere in the state did not get. The result? Predictably, the Democrat wins. This isn’t about not wanting to count votes that should be counted. It’s not about seeking partisan advantage. To the contrary, it’s about fairness and equal… More UNFAIR in FAIRFAX

The Myth Of Red Virginia

We’ve been hearing for years that Virginia is a “red” state.  True, Republican presidential candidates carried it in every election from 1968 through 2004, but apart from that, exactly how “red” has Virginia been? If Mark Obenshain loses the race for Attorney General following the recount (as of right now after the completion of county… More The Myth Of Red Virginia

Why Election 2013 Was Like 2001 (And 2014 Will Be Like 2006)

A Republican Attorney General popular with the social conservative movement bests a Republican Lt. Gov. rooted in the business community for the GOP gubernatorial nomination.  A multi-millionaire Democrat nominee for governor with no elected experience and a questionable history about how he made his money.  An unexpected Republican nominee for Lt. Governor popular with the… More Why Election 2013 Was Like 2001 (And 2014 Will Be Like 2006)

And the most accurate pollster of 2013 is…

Each election cycle, Virtucon likes to go back and see which pollster was the most accurate with their final poll before the election.  Without further fanfare… Final Result: McAuliffe +2.5% 1. Emerson College: McAuliffe +2% (off by 0.5%) 2. Wenzel Strategies: McAuliffe +1% (off by 1.5%) 3. (TIE) Hampton University: McAuliffe +6% (off by 3.5%)… More And the most accurate pollster of 2013 is…

Meet The Democrats’ Newest Delegate – Michael Futrell

Meet Michael Futrell, the Democrat Delegate-elect in the 2nd Dist. House of Delegates. In one of his campaign fliers, he claimed to be a “lifelong educator”: as he did in this video where he talks about a girl who was a senior in high school that he taught: Yet, his own resume shows he was… More Meet The Democrats’ Newest Delegate – Michael Futrell

UPDATED: Obenshain Up By More Than 1,100 Votes With 100% Reporting

And here you thought Bob McDonnell’s race for Attorney General in ’05 was close when he beat Creigh Deeds by only 323 votes.  With 100% reporting, Mark Obenshain leads Mark Herring by just 276 votes: Obenshain 1,099,412 Herring 1,099,136 Heading for an automatic recount… UPDATE:  SBE is now reporting the margin is 491 votes. Obenshain… More UPDATED: Obenshain Up By More Than 1,100 Votes With 100% Reporting

ELECTION DAY 2013 OPEN THREAD (Continuously Updated)

Keep coming back throughout the day for updates on Election Day 2013. Post your experiences here. How was turnout in your precinct? (Please give your county and precinct name as well as the time you were there.) Any observations about which side appeared to have the advantage in getting their supporters to the polls, etc.… More ELECTION DAY 2013 OPEN THREAD (Continuously Updated)

Bob McDonnell Weighs In For The GOP Ticket

This is a clear message from Gov. Bob McDonnell to Establishment Republicans – get out and vote for the entire GOP ticket tomorrow. These nominees may not have been the ones that you would have preferred, but they are head and shoulders better than the Democrat alternatives. Don’t make Virginia suffer for four years out… More Bob McDonnell Weighs In For The GOP Ticket