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’
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 Supervisor Pat Herrity trying to control Republican politics across Fairfax County and become the new Tom Davis? That’s exactly what’s happening according to Mason Conservative in this excellent piece available HERE. <<<<<Cross posted at TheBullElephant>>>>
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, 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
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
VV lists Virginia’s Winners and losers from Election Night.… More Virginia’s Winners and Losers
Polls are now open in the Commonwealth of Virginia and will remain open until 7 p.m. tonight. So long as you are in line by 7 p.m., you will be allowed to vote. Have you voted yet? How long did it take you to get through the line? What sort of turnout has there been… More ELECTION DAY OPEN THREAD – Share Your Stories Here!
Warner and Foust made a tactical decision to schedule the rally late last week in the first place. So what’s changed?… More Foust Rally With Warner CANCELLED
Out of pocket expenses have risen by 300%. The price of premiums for working families have gone up in VA by 15% So now healthcare premiums are in the $20,000-$25,000 range with a $10,000 deductible. A typical mortgage in VA is half that much. This is the fundamental change Obama has talk about, and Warner… More Warner’s Obamacare and Its Cost to You
It’s insulting that John Foust is hoping and praying that the voters in the 10th district aren’t paying attention… More John Foust Again Lies In A Mailer
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
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
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
Looks like the Democrats have finally gone once too often to that well. Every year they play the race card and hand out free stuff. Looks like the community that suffers the most from identity politics has decided to get off the Democrat merry-go-round. The African American community is the most reliable vote the Democrats… More Black Activists Turn On Democrats
Democrat sample ballot claims a non-existent WaPo endorsement for John Foust and that his win will give Pelosi the Speaker gavel once more. Yeah, it’s crazy.… More Desperate Dems Lie To Boost Foust
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?
Momentum vs. nomentum continues in the 10th District… More As Comstock racks up endorsements, Foust’s death spiral continues
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
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
National Clinton-ites might talk a good talk in their attacks on Barbara Comstock, but none of them have given John Foust a dime, which speaks volumes about his chances… More Foust abandoned by Clinton-ites who can’t put their money where their mouth is
We certainly need “adult formula!” Maybe the Obama Administration will come up with Formula 44E, for Ebola?