Archives for August 2011
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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% […]
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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.
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. […]
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 […]
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.