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?
Quite impressive. In yet another sign of the growing unity around Ed’s campaign, I’m excited to share with you the news that 65 Republican state legislators have publicly endorsed Ed Gillespie to be our party’s nominee for the United States Senate. These elected leaders from every corner of the Commonwealth stand with Ed. Check out… More Ed Gillespie Announces Endorsements from 65 Virginia Legislators
Earlier this month, Dumfries Mayor Jerry Foreman stunned the town’s residents by announcing that he would not seek reelection in the election being held on May 6. Mayor Foreman had declared for reelection back in November and was actively campaigning until that point. Last week, Mayor Foreman reversed his decision and is back in the… More Jerry Foreman Proves He’s The Right Man To Lead Dumfries
State Sen. Mark Obenshain has announced his endorsement of Ed Gillespie for U.S. Senate.
The Fairfax Chamber of Commerce endorsed Democrat gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe yesterday. Birds of a feather. A new report from George Mason’s Mercatus Center found that Federal government spending accounts for nearly 30 percent of Virginia’s jobs. “It has only been the government part that has been recession-proof, and the remaining 70 percent or so actually looks… More Fairfax Chamber of Commerce Jumps In Bed With Fellow Crony Capitalist McAuliffe
There has been a lot of to and fro this week over the Northern Virginia Technology Council’s Tech PAC endorsement of Ken Cuccinelli in the governor’s race as well as the behind the scenes machinations to try and rescind or blunt its impact. Apparently, Terry McAuliffe & Friends’ bullying tactics didn’t sit well with members… More Terry McAuliffe – An “uninformed and superficial” drunkard who is winging it
The following endorsement does not necessarily reflect the views of other contributors here on Virginia Virtucon. I speak only for myself. I remember meeting Scott Lingamfelter in 2001 at the Prince William County Fair when he was running for delegate the first time. It was a three-way Republican primary and he wasn’t supposed to win.… More Why I Support Scott Lingamfelter for Lt. Governor
What do Dick Heller and John Taylor have in common? They have all endorsed Delegate Rob Bell for the Republican nomination for Attorney General of Virginia. Dick Heller is a hero to the 2nd Amendment movement. In the landmark case of District of Columbia v. Heller, the Supreme Court by a 5 to 4 vote held that… More Bell Endorsements Pile Up
On the page before today’s WashPo editorial claiming that Mitt Romney’s campaign is an insult to voters (seriously), their ombudsman addressed readers’ complaints about their endorsements being more left than right of center. The Post began regularly endorsing candidates for president in 1976, with Jimmy Carter. The Post editorial board hasn’t endorsed a Republican for the Oval Office since,… More WashPo Ombudsman — Post Has Never Endorsed GOPer for Prez, VA Gov.
The New York Daily News — NOT the NY Post — the DAILY NEWS has endorsed Mitt Romney for President. Meanwhile, new polls show the race tied at 47% in Pennsylvania and Romney leading by 1% in Michigan and Minnesota. Obama is set to disappoint the last people in America that he hasn’t already disappointed… More Mitt-mentum Continues — NY Daily News Endorses Romney, Tied In PA, Romney +1 In MI And MN
New Hampshire Union Leader: “Romney Offers A Better Way, A Realistic Way, To Restore American Prosperity.” (Editorial, “Why Mitt? Reality Over Fantasy,” New Hampshire Union Leader, 10/21/12) Tampa Tribune: “Romney Would Come To Office Ready To Put The Country On The Course To More Freedom And Prosperity.” (Editorial, “Mitt Romney For President,”Tampa Tribune, 10/21/12) The Columbus Dispatch: “Voters… More Sunday Newspapers’ Romney Endorsements Round-Up
George Allen received the endorsement of the Richmond Times-Dispatch, ranking Allen “among Virginia’s most consequential chief executives in modern times” and stating: “Allen would start from a stronger position… An Obama administration returned to power would make it increasingly difficult for Kaine to demonstrate independence. His tenure at the DNC emphasized his partisan ties… We… More Allen Endorsed By Richmond Times-Dispatch
Former Chrysler CEO Lee Iacocca has endorsed Mitt Romney for President. It doesn’t appear that Iacocca – who has described himself as an independent – endorsed a candidate four years ago, but eight years ago he endorsed Democratic U.S. Sen. John Kerry over sitting Republican President George W. Bush, even though Iacocca endorsed Bush and… More Lee Iacocca Endorses Romney
Two-time independent presidential candidate Ross Perot has endorsed Mitt Romney for President. Our country faces a momentous choice. The fact is the United States is on an unsustainable course. At stake is nothing less than our position in the world, our standard of living at home and our constitutional freedoms. That is why I am… More Ross Perot Endorses Romney
I think that this answers that question… George Allen Receives U.S. Chamber of Commerce Endorsement McLean, VA – Today, George Allen received the official endorsement of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for the Virginia U.S. Senate race. The announcement was made at a press conference this morning held at Fairfax County’s Pavilions of Turkey Run sponsored by… More Who Will Be Best For Business, Allen or Kaine?
U.S House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is reported to be set to endorse LG Bill Bolling for Gov. in 2013. Time will tell what sort of boost it will be for Bolling who badly trails AG Ken Cuccinelli in recent polls.
Here’s an interesting factoid from yesterday’s Dumfries mayoral election with regard to the candidates’ endorsements…. Gerald “Jerry” Foreman: Endorsed by Dumfries Council Lady Kristin Forrester + Virginia Virtucon = 57% (Mayor-elect) Nancy West: Endorsed by Potomac Supervisor Maureen Caddigan (R) + state Sen. Linda “Toddy” Puller (D) = 42% (interim-Mayor defeated) I’m just sayin’…. You… More I’m Just Sayin’….
Newt Gingrich will suspend his campaign on Tuesday in an announcement in the Washington, D.C., area, multiple sources close to the campaign confirmed to POLITICO. It is “highly likely” that Gingrich will endorse Mitt Romney at that time, the sources also confirmed. FOX News has more.
Fellow Virginia blogger Ben Tribbett of Not Larry Sabato fame is running to be Democratic National Committeeman from Virginia. Virginia Virtucon is proud to announce its cross-party endorsement of Ben for whatever it is he is currently running for because he represents the ideals of the Democrat Party better than any living American. From calling African-American… More Virginia Virtucon Announces Cross-Party Endorsement
NO ONE. I have confirmed from an election official that it is possible to cast an under vote on March 6th. The sample ballots that the Officers have – and are posted on the wall – will show you most of the screen shots that are important in this discussion. After you finalize the vote… More ENDORSEMENT: In The March 6th Virginia GOP Presidential Primary Vote…
Bob McDonnell has endorsed Mitt Romney for President. I’ve been waiting for this to happen ever since the lawsuit seeking to add more candidates to the March 6th GOP Primary ballot failed. This should come as no surprise given a few factors: a.) Only Romney and Ron Paul are on the VA ballot and McDonnell was never going to… More McDonnell Plays It Smart And Endorses Romney
Mitt Romney = John McCain 2.0 (a.k.a. Bob Dole 3.0, a.k.a. Bush 41 4.0)