Since I floated the name of Tom Garrett as a possible candidate for Governor many have asked, what do I know about him? I can say from a personal stand point he and I have been great friends for many years, he introduced me to then Attorney General Candidate Bob McDonnell . Senator Garrett is … More Who is Tom Garrett ?
Last week I published an opinion editorial that called for the two factions within the State Central Committee to work together towards a compromise that would select a primary as the 2016 method of nomination for President, and a convention for the 2017 Gubernatorial method. I received quite a lot of feedback from the public. … More Guest Post : Chip Muir Part 2 – The Details of the Plan….are you ready for this?
On Sunday, VV published an op-ed by the chair of the Richmond City Republican Committee, Chip Muir, on why we should compromise, and grant the ‘moderate pro-business’ wing of the Republican Party of Virginia a Presidential primary in Virginia next year, in exchange for their so kindly granting us a convention to nominate statewide candidates … More No Need To Compromise
I’ve always believed in principles, and I’ve always applied principles to guide my actions and conduct. Running for the House of Delegates has made me all the more aware of how important sticking to principles in life matters. Recently my opponent and I were invited by Virginia FREE, an organization committed to “protecting and strengthening … More Ciampaglio – Transparency and Accountability
Why I am running for the 36th District Senate seat. We need a Senator in Richmond who will work with both parties to solve problems; with a track record of cutting taxes and providing economic opportunity for all, a commitment to open and transparent government, and a willingness to represent the “entire” district equally, … More OP-ED Mayor Jerry Foreman- Why I am Running for State Senate
Republican Candidate Sang Yi who is set to challenge David “my mom is Sharon” Bulova in the 37th Delegate District got a nice boost with the endorsement of Majority Caucus Chairman Delegate Timothy Hugo. This endorsement is huge, but a united party and hard work will be what beats Bulova. Here is the press … More Hugo endorses Sang Yi for Delegate
Air Force Veteran (20 years), Community Activist, Dedicated Wife and Mother; Republicans rejoiced when Ruth Anderson decided to jump into the race for Occoquan Supervisor. Ruth faces Don Scoggins for the Republican nomination on April 25th. Ruth has been someone I have known since I began my sentence in the political arena many years … More Ruth Anderson the right woman for the job in Occoquan
In a vote of 240-179, the House Republicans voted to repeal the Death tax today. Proudly the entire Virginia Republican delegation voted for repeal, except Congressman Scott Rigell. In his press release, the Congressman explains his vote and I will leave it to the reader to agree or disagree with his reasoning: “Today I … More Virginia Republicans vote to get rid of the death tax…all except Rigell
This just in, the Prince William County Board of Elections has denied a request from a handful of Republican candidates to be included on the June 9 state primary ballot after the PWC GOP missed the Feb. 24 filing deadline with the State Board of Elections to request primaries in those races. Some of those … More DENIED!
By Rick Buchanan, Conservative Activist This is a rebuttal of the Op-Ed entitled ” Establishment Is Not A Four Letter Word” by Jay McConville which can be read HERE. Jay McConville’s post about the word “establishment” completely misses the point of the word’s usage as it pertains to what Republican Conservatives call Establishment Republicans. Mr. McConville’s … More Establishment Really IS a Four Letter Word
With the very popular Supervisor Candland deciding not to run for the Chairmanship of the Prince William Board of supervisor,a GOP activist has stepped up to the challenge. Chris Crawford from Gainesville announced today that he will take on two term Chairman Corey Stewart this year. Crawford going into this has an uphill … More Corey Stewart draws a Primary Challenge
Gerald Geddes wrote this wonderful email on this Martin Luther King Day, making it clear that he will not be a candidate for office. Many in NOVA exhaled in relief . Happy MLK day, My Dream, Tax help, Open House 2/5/15 View this email in your browser I am rededicating myself to my tax … More Breaking : Geddes will not be a Candidate for office in 2015
2015 is here. As we shake off the holidays, take down the decorations, and bundle up to keep warm, many of us will contemplate New Year’s Resolutions for a new “Me” which will be an improvement over last year’s “me.” Did you know that health clubs and fitness centers have the highest enrollment in January? … More Corey, Fool Me Once, Shame on You…Fool Me Twice…Shame on Me
Today State Senator Steve Martin released the following statement: Friends, Today, I write to formally announce my campaign for re-election to the State Senate, representing the 11th District of Virginia. Our Commonwealth faces many challenges, ranging from a budget shortfall to fighting back against the continued infringement on our personal liberty by a … More State Senator Steve Martin announces his plans for reelection
Part I drew criticism for my tone and style as well as the assault on talk radio. However I feel compelled after Tuesday’s vote for Speaker of the House of Representatives to once again try and focus friends, conservatives (actual and not-so-much), Republicans, and sometime friends of Republicans. Let me be clear. I … More It’s Time to Focus Virginia (Part II) From PWC GOP Chairman Bill Card
I had the opportunity to have breakfast a couple of days ago with the leaders of the Prince William Republican Committee Bill Card and DJ Jordan. They have been terrific stewards, leading to strong Republican victories and a very stable committee. Part of the conversation, as would be expected turned to who was running for … More The Need to Build a Bench an OP-ED by Austin Haynes
I was at a Christmas Party recently that included a fairly diverse group of revelers. It usually doesn’t take long for me to get identified as the local top Republican. I don’t mind, I’m proud of the role and I like having the opportunity to chat about us even in social situations. I relish breaking … More It’s time to Focus Virginia. Op-Ed from Bill Card
After much Speculation over the last month the popular Mayor today made it official : FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, December 29, 2014 Dumfries Mayor Jerry Foreman Announces Run for 36th State Senate Seat Says Richmond needs fresh voices & strong leadership to move the state forward DUMFRIES, VA – Dumfries, December 29, 2014 – … More It’s official Dumfries Mayor Jerry Foreman is running for State Senate
The Internet is one of the most dynamic and competitive marketplaces in existence and has become a cornerstone of the American economy and culture. Consequently, concerns about the future of an open and fair Internet, broadly coined as “net neutrality,” have rightfully risen to the forefront of the national debate. The rise of the net … More Op- Ed from Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) on Net Neutrality
With speculation already running rampant regarding who the Republicans will pick as their gubernatorial nominee in 2017, one name made me pause. George Allen. Is the Former Governor looking to retake his old job in Richmond? There have been whispers, there have been conversations, and of course rumors that he could be gearing up to … More George Allen ….for Governor?!?!?
Chairman Stewart has all but announced his intentions to run for reelection, holding his annual Fall fundraiser last month. Chairman Stewart who is a powerhouse at fundraising has the advantage of name recognition, and the power of incumbency. However Corey has caught some slack lately, and has been painted as a tax raiser. In fact, … More Corey Stewart Versus………????
In response to his party’s caucus shrinking to its lowest number in over 80 year, Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY, outgoing Congressional Campaign Chair) revealed a tone-deafness that, if shared by the rest of his caucus, could lead to even further shrinking. Israel parroted the usual line we hear on the left these days – that … More Steve Israel…doesn’t get it