A New ‘Arlington Way’

  So, retiring Arlington County Board member Walter Tejada seems worried. In a speech to the Arlington County Democratic Committee last week, he seemed to be fretting that Arlington might, “allow ourselves to become a new Arlington of rich, entitled people, lacking in compassion, empathy and a sense of community, viscerally opposed to government of … More A New ‘Arlington Way’

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

Is The Balance Of Political Power In Arlington Actually Shifting?

Anyone who follows politics in Arlington County knows about the relative political earthquake that was triggered by John Vihstadt’s reelection to a full term as a member of the Arlington County Board. He’s the first non-Democrat elected to the board since dinosaurs roamed the Earth. Worse yet, from the perspective of the Democratic junta that’s … More Is The Balance Of Political Power In Arlington Actually Shifting?

Scott Jacobs’ Statement of Economic Interests Makes for Interesting Reading

Scott Jacobs, the Republican-turned-Independent candidate for Brentsville Dist. supervisor in Prince William County, has filed his Statement of Economic Interests as a candidate (see here and here). It appears that once again, just as his sloppy handling of a simple filing fee cost him the chance to compete for the GOP nomination, Mr. Jacobs put his incompetence on display once again with this filing (and perhaps revealed an intriguing issue with the county’s assessment system.) … More Scott Jacobs’ Statement of Economic Interests Makes for Interesting Reading

PWC-Loudoun Split Politically For First Time In Modern Era

I noticed something very interesting in last week’s election results. For the first time in at least 20 years, Prince William County and Loudoun County split in how they voted for the top of the ticket. While Ed Gillespie narrowly carried Loudoun County by about 0.5%, Mark Warner carried PWC by almost 3%. I have … More PWC-Loudoun Split Politically For First Time In Modern Era

Real Clear Politics Downgrades Mark Warner’s Chances for Reelection

Yesterday, we brought you news that Real Clear Politics said to keep your eyes on the Virginia senate race as one that may blindside pundits and pollsters on election night.  Today, we get further confirmation of such movement towards Ed Gillespie as RCP downgrades Mark Warner’s chances of holding the seat for Democrats from Likely … More Real Clear Politics Downgrades Mark Warner’s Chances for Reelection

Real Clear Politics Says Pollsters and Pundits May Be Blindsided in VA Senate Race

Sean Trende at Real Clear Politics says keep your eye on the Virginia Senate race as it could be the one that blindsides the pollsters and pundits on Tuesday: The first scenario involves the working hypothesis I’ve used for most of this cycle: Gravity wins out. In that scenario, Democrats are effectively capped by the … More Real Clear Politics Says Pollsters and Pundits May Be Blindsided in VA Senate Race

Virtucon’s 2014 Pre-Election Congressional Analysis

One thing is certain no matter which party holds the majority in the Senate after the elections – they will likely have a narrower majority than the current 55-45 split Democrats have now. National Journal writes, “Republicans now are positioned to net between six and nine Senate seats in the upcoming midterms, with the higher … More Virtucon’s 2014 Pre-Election Congressional Analysis

So, Why Did Mark Warner REALLY Not Run For President In 2008?

Mark Warner made 67 trips to 28 states in preparation to run for president in 2008. He had field offices open in both New Hampshire and Iowa. Barack Obama was on nobody’s radar screens for 2008 at that point. Mark Warner had the entire field to himself as the legitimate alternative to Hillary Clinton. Then … More So, Why Did Mark Warner REALLY Not Run For President In 2008?

New Poll Shows Comstock Is Geared Up To Crush Foust

A new poll puts GOP nominee Barbara Comstock up +16% over Democrat John “Hey, ladies, you’ve never had a real job” Foust in the contest to succeed retiring U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf in Virginia’s 10th congressional district. The truly amazing thing about this poll is that the sample gave Democrats a 2% edge in turnout … More New Poll Shows Comstock Is Geared Up To Crush Foust

Don Beyer Latest Dem to Open Mouth, Insert Foot and Show Elitist Attitude

The Democrat nominee for Virginia’s 8th Congressional District Don Beyer just stepped in it. Apparently he’s too good to meet with “the little people” that he is seeking to represent in Congress… “I am not going to spend every waking moment knocking on doors of people that aren’t likely to vote or are not likely … More Don Beyer Latest Dem to Open Mouth, Insert Foot and Show Elitist Attitude