State senator Mark Obenshain was the special guest at last night’s Loudoun County Young Republicans meeting in Leesburg. Senator Obenshain thanked the YRs for all their hard work during the election cycles and congratulated them for their contribution to Barbara Comstock’s election to Congress, before going on to speak about the importance of staying active… More Obenshain Thanks Loudoun YRs
State Sen. Mark Obenshain has announced his endorsement of Ed Gillespie for U.S. Senate.
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
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
THE REAL MARK HERRING By John Whitbeck A Clear Choice The 2013 state-wide campaign is in full swing, and we are hearing the same thing we did last year. Win Loudoun and Prince William, and we win it all. I suppose that’s true and it makes it extremely serendipitous the Democrat Party has nominated Mark… More The Real Mark Herring, by John Whitbeck
In June 3,741 people contributed to the campaign of Ken Cuccinelli for a total $1.1 million. Cuccinelli currently has $2.7 million on hand. Terry McAuliffe took in $2,232,412 in June and now as a whopping $6,012,697 on hand. Lt. Governor candidate E.W. Jackson raised $118,608 in June and currently has $90,025 on hand. During the same period Ralph Northam raised $226,412 and… More Mid-year financial filings for Virginia Candidates
Democrats and spineless RINOs are jumping for joy and wringing their hands respectively over a bill that state Sen. Mark Obenshain, now the GOP nominee for Virginia’s Attorney General, introduced dealing with miscarriages where the mother was not attended to by medical personnel and there are remains of the child that have been delivered. They… More Nonsense vs. Reality on the Obenshain Bill
For those who are wondering how their delegates voted at the recent Virginia Republican Convention in Richmond, the RPV has published the results, for each round of balloting. Those results are here. Looking at the results, it is very clear that Susan Stimpson (second in the first round of voting) was hurt by the announcement… More How did your delegates vote at Republican Convention 2013?
As you may have predicted, it is my pleasure to endorse Delegate Rob Bell for Attorney General. 1. We all live in a safer Commonwealth of Virginia due to Rob’s work over the last 12 years. Because of Rob’s efforts: life in prison is mandatory for those who commit sexual offenses against children sex offenders… More The Endorsement of Rob Bell for Attorney General
Bearing Drift.com has posted a very interesting video of the RPV Convention in 1978. It’s definitely worth watching. At this convention Mark Obenshain’s father, Dick Obenshain, was nominated to run for Senate against John Warner. Like his son, Dick Obenshain had previously run for Attorney General of Virginia. Later in the summer of 1978, Dick Obenshain… More RPV Convention 1978, A Must See
RPV has been hammering hard calling for Terry McAuliffe to release his tax returns. Susan Stimpson, candiddate for Lt.Governor agrees. Stimpson has released a press release in which she has made her tax returns available and has called on all candidates seeking state-wide office this year to do the same. “Everyone wants transparency in government.… More What is Terry Hiding?
After a long, grueling, process that included a lengthy and intense interview before 200 people, the Virginia Tea Party and the Middle Resolution have endorsed Corey Stewart for Lt. Governor and Mark Obenshain for Attorney General. The endorsements came as a surprise to many involved in Virginia politics. From the Virginia Tea Party press… More UPDATED: Virginia Tea Party Patriots and the Middle Resolution Endorse Corey Stewart and Mark Obenshain; PWC TPP Calls Process “Flawed”
Last week, the Montross Tea Party held a Mini Convention at American Legion Hall, 14576 Kings Highway to gauge support for candidates in the Lieutenant Governor and Attorney General races. Delegate Rob Bell in a press release said, “We were very happy to win the Montross Tea Party’s straw poll with 64%.” Bell also scored recent straw… More Tea Straw Poll Wins Propel AG Candidate Rob Bell
Martha Boneta has endorsed Delegate Rob Bell for Attorney General. Ms. Boneta is a farmer and the inspiration for the ‘Boneta Bill.’ This bill, HB1430, sought to strengthen private property rights and was introduced by Delegate Scott Lingamfelter. It: Expands the definition of agricultural operations to include the commerce of farm-to-business and farm-to-consumer sales as… More Martha Boneta Endorses Rob Bell for AG
On Monday John Frey, clerk of the court for Fairfax county, will announce that he is withdrawing from the 2013 race for Attorney General of Virginia. Still in the race are republicans Senator Mark Obenshain and Delegate Rob Bell.
As has been rumored, Mark Herring (D-Loudoun/Fairfax) is running for Attorney General next year. Yawn. He will never beat Rob Bell or Mark Obenshain.
For those of us who couldn’t make it today, here are some scenes from the Shad Planking: Jean Ann Bolling serving hot dogs at the Bolling for Governor Tent at Shad Planking (photo courtesy Bolling for Governor) Corey Stewart gears up for the crowds with plenty of Sam Adams and Miller Lite. (photos courtesy Corey… More Scenes From The Shad Planking
VPAP fundraising reports show a 10 to 1 fundraising advantage for Delegate Rob Bell over Senator Mark Obenshain. In the period which covers July 1 to December 31, 2011, Delegate Bell raised $602,970.00 to Senator Obenshain’s approximately $60,000. Senator Obenshain currently has only $6,000 listed in his Obenshain for Attorney General account, but has about… More AG Race: Rob Bell Holds 10 to 1 Fundraising Advantage over Mark Obenshain
Today’s WashPo provides a list of potential GOP Lt. Governor candidates for 2013 and gives PWC Chairman Corey Stewart top billing in both its headline and the body of the article. Also mentioned (in order of appearance in the article) are two-time congressional candidate Keith Fimian, Sen. Mark Obenshain and Sen. Jeff McWaters. Obenshain, of course, is the… More WashPo Highlights Prospective 2013 GOP LG Candidates