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PWC Dems Go Bonkers

31 August 2011 | Prince William County | 25 Comments

Democrats in Prince William County seem to have utterly lost their minds lately.  I’ve never seen such a damning string of out-of-touch-with-the-electorate decisions in a single cycle, and we’ve seen some crazy election cycles over the past few years.  Do these folks really think that now that Obama is president the entire electorate has been […]

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PWC School Board Endorsements

29 August 2011 | PWCRC, Prince William County | 5 Comments

Incumbent Gainesville school board representative Don Richardson got trounced by Alyson Satterwhite 42-13 at tonight’s committee meeting, putting a long-awaited, thundering nail in the political coffin of a board member who angrily told parents to “grow up” when they expressed concerns about the county schools.  Congratulations to Alyson Satterwhite who has been working a long time for this.

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PWCRC School Board Endorsements Tonight

29 August 2011 | PWCRC, Prince William County | 3 Comments

Tonight the Prince William County Republican Committee will choose which candidates for school board will receive their endorsement.  One of the contested races is in Gainesville, where Alyson Satterwhite is seeking to replace incumbent Don Richardson.  Both have received important endorsements, as the following videos demonstrate.

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Ham Sandwich for PWC Commonwealth’s Attorney

29 August 2011 | Prince William County | 10 Comments

Virtucon has an announcement of sorts up for the Ham Sandwich campaign that will defeat the atrocious Paul Ebert in November, and lays out a strong case why Ebert doesn’t deserve to be re-elected.  By far, the most interesting part of this is the curious campaign slogan that seems to be emerging:
“If Ebert wants another […]

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General Election Outlook in PWC

28 August 2011 | Prince William County | 7 Comments

Now that primaries are behind us it’s time to look ahead to the contests in November happening in Prince William County.  Some are going to be snoozers, but there are a couple that could be pretty exciting, and are certainly worth your time as a volunteer.  Don’t sit on the sidelines when the stakes are […]

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I Am Disgusted By George Allen Today

26 August 2011 | Virginia Politics, US Senate | 19 Comments

Normally a US Senate race happening more than a year from now wouldn’t get a whole lot of attention from me.  We have more immediate concerns in Virginia, and it doesn’t please me a whole lot that with a battle that would decide the balance of power in the Senate of Virginia we’ve got Senate […]

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Kristin versus The Wimps

25 August 2011 | Prince William County | 17 Comments

Today’s News & Messenger article about the Town of Dumfries exhibits an important lesson in political leadership that’s worthy of review by any current or aspiring elected official.  If you don’t get the fundamental concepts right, such as service vs. power, authority and responsibility, and what the role of a political leader is, it is terribly […]

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Thoughts On The Gainesville Supervisor Race

24 August 2011 | Prince William County | 7 Comments

This has been one of the most unusual primary elections in Prince William County in recent history.  Having five people contend for a nomination makes for a strange campaign, and within that mix there’s inevitably going to be several people who demonstrate they really didn’t belong in the race and never found the good sense […]

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When Campaigns Go Bad

24 August 2011 | Virginia Politics | 15 Comments

Conventional wisdom would say that going negative in a campaign is a good strategy, but the caveat that what you go negative with better really be worth it seems far less remembered.  Several campaigns dabbled in the negative this primary cycle and saw once again how this maxim plays out in Virginia to their detriment.

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Election Results

23 August 2011 | Loudoun County, Fairfax County, Prince William County | 28 Comments

As they come in…
Senate 13: Dick Black WINS with 39% of the vote with 100% reporting, Stirrup at 37%, Fitzsimmonds at 24%.  The margin of victory is 113 votes.
Senate 36: Frederick WINS with 69% with 100% reporting.
Senate 37: Flanary WINS with 55%, 100% reporting.
Senate 39: Baker WINS 73% with 100% reporting.
HOD 10: Minchew WINS 42% […]

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Primary Election Day

23 August 2011 | Prince William County | 15 Comments

It’s primary day, and if you haven’t voted yet polls are open until 7PM.  Turnout is as light as I expected, and with plenty of inexperienced volunteers working for untested campaigns there are a couple of unusual happenings to note.

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Frank Principi: “I’m Not Doing A Good Enough Job”

22 August 2011 | Prince William County | 18 Comments

So says the Woodbridge supervisor in response to a question about why the Route 1 corridor looks like “a ghetto.”  I suppose he wins a point or two for being honest here, but you have to wonder why he’s running for re-election if even he admits he’s not up to the job.

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NOVA House and Senate Races

22 August 2011 | Virginia House, Virginia Senate | 17 Comments

Northern Virginia has been quite the battleground this primary season and has had more than it’s usual share of amusing campaigns.  Here’s a roundup of some of the more interesting races as we head into tomorrow’s primary elections.

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The Gainesville District Republican Primary

22 August 2011 | Prince William County | 8 Comments

Of the five candidates running for the Republican nomination for Gainesville Supervisor, only two of them have any chance of winning.  To varying degrees, the rest just aren’t ready for prime time. While poking fun at some of their antics can be enjoyable, at this point in the race doing so is simply overkill.  The […]

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Bob Pugh For Coles District

22 August 2011 | Prince William County | 4 Comments

Few members of the Board of County Supervisors have been more consistently problematic than Marty Nohe.  His support of the illegal alien lobby while he claimed to be strongly in favor of the Rule of Law Resolution, his championing roads that only benefit development interests while denying he is trying to gut the Rural Crescent, […]

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Vote Jeanine Lawson In The Brentsville District Primary

22 August 2011 | Prince William County | 4 Comments

Jeanine Lawson and Wally Covington square off in a primary for the Republican nomination in the Brentsville Magisterial District tomorrow in what will effectively be the deciding election for this district.  Here a pro-development establishment incumbent with a spotty record tries to fend off an insurgent campaign mounted by the activist who has proven to be the […]

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The Jo-Ann Chase Insanity Circus

19 August 2011 | 87th HOD District, Jo-Ann Chase | 34 Comments

On Wednesday we will be done with having a nutcase like Jo-Ann Chase running for office, and for me that moment cannot come soon enough.  Having crazy people in politics just makes life difficult for too many good people, and the last few days have been crazy — as in off-your-meds, break out the straightjackets crazy.

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Jeff Frederick/Tito Munoz Debate

19 August 2011 | 36th VA Senate | 2 Comments

Goodness gracious. If you didn’t know who these two were, you’d think this was a debate between a candidate for the Senate of Virginia and a candidate running for U.S. Congress. No wonder Jeff Frederick’s campaign released an internal poll this past week showing that Jeff is polling at 57% in this district. […]

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Stevens Miller Endorses Jo-Ann Chase

18 August 2011 | 87th HOD District, Jo-Ann Chase | 4 Comments

I can’t imagine Jo-Ann Chase really wanted this endorsement, but Democrat Stevens Miller apparently would rather see her as the nominee in the 87th District. I guess running against a nut is a bit easier for Dems, after all.
While I have to say that, naturally, I hope neither of them wins the election in […]

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10th District Facts Vs. Reality

17 August 2011 | Loudoun County, Virginia House | 1 Comment

 As the primary approaches in the 10th District, facts are getting sacrificed on the altar of political expediency, as often happens.  Here’s a little cheat sheet to keep things straight.

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