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This week Virginia Republicans vote for their nominee for President of the United States. That contest has effectively narrowed to a choice between Donald Trump, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, and the choice the Commonwealth makes couldn’t be any more important to the future of our country.
Conventional wisdom holds that Donald Trump is probably going […]
Tuesday is primary elections day in Virginia, and no other race in the Commonwealth has nearly the significance of the 28th House District, where embattled House Speaker Bill Howell is desperately trying to hold onto his seat. That election, which is nominally between Howell and Susan Stimpson, will determine who the next Speaker of the […]
The story of what happened at RPV that lead to their current financial situation and the firing of Executive Director Sean Kenney is a particularly difficult one. As I’ve dug into RPV’s financial disclosures and sought out narratives that might explain how events unfolded, I’ve been confronted with conflicting accounts and stories that don’t seem […]
UPDATES: WashPo says RPV Executive Director Sean Kenney is out. RPV’s federal account has $252 cash on-hand and $217,499 in debts. In January, the gap widened by another $11,086, worsening the situation just as RPV sent out mailers for Bill Howell’s primary campaign. The state account shows $47,147 on-hand at year’s end, not enough to cover the […]
Susan Stimpson is complaining about RPV sending out mailers on behalf of House of Delegates Speaker Bill Howell’s re-election campaign dressed up as a “survey”, and newly-minted chairman John Whitbeck has gone on the offensive to defend the institution he now leads against her complaints. That certainly creates an opportunity for bloggers of various ideological […]
Unless the Republican Party of Virginia swiftly amends Article 1, Section A(2) of their party plan the following incumbent officeholders will be disallowed from being Republican nominees in the 2015 and 2016 elections:
Congressman Robert Hurt, 5th District
Congresswoman Barbara Comstock, 10th District
Senator Tom Garrett, 22nd District
Delegate Greg Habeeb, 8th District
Delegate Danny Marshall, 14th District
Delegate Todd Gilbert, 15th District […]
The Republican Party is in deep trouble. After candidates tell us during their campaigns that they’re actually conservatives, that they’ll fight for principle, that they’ll be reliable and honorable, too many of them retreat right back into doublespeak, back-room dealmaking and abandon their principles at the first opportunity for them to follow through on their […]
If you had to pick between Eric Herr and John Whitbeck to become the next Chairman of the Republican Party of Virginia, would that decision be as difficult for you as it would be for me? That indeed looks to be the decision the State Central Committee will have to make at their January meeting […]
I visited with Scott Jacobs today, originally to confirm that it was one of his employees pictured on Virginia Virtucon taking down one of Jeanine Lawson’s signs. Scott was still in the midst of trying to figure out what to do in the wake of his campaign essentially coming to an abrupt end after neglecting to file […]
When a group of shady characters filed a lawsuit against the Republican Party of Virginia asserting that it is right and proper to have Democrats determine the outcome of local Republican Party operations, some of the names involved were hardly surprising. Jim Rich, for one, has been amazingly consistent over the years in demonstrating that he believes Democrats should […]
The conclusion of another state-wide Republican convention, one that nominated the candidate that nearly all of the anti-convention activists hoped would win, hasn’t much abated the whining from them that we shouldn’t ever have a state-wide convention again. They got what they wanted as an outcome, but it isn’t enough. They’ll be satisfied with nothing […]
On Friday and Saturday, a few of my fellow conservatives will be travelling down to Roanoke for the Republican State Convention to select a nominee to challenge Mark Warner’s Senate seat. In a year where there’s a pretty pitched battle between establishment moderates and the conservative grassroots, this might be a far more interesting convention […]
Following the drama of the RPV Executive Director hosting amnesty activists two days after taking the job comes now rumors of him being the subject of an active investigation involving insider trading. The story — still unconfirmed — is that during his tenure on the Louisa County Board of Supervisors he became aware of an economic development […]
The truth (is now) out there. Contrary to his recent claims to the contrary, Shaun Kenny is actually on the Eric Cantor and Barbara Comstock payroll, and doubtless we will discover in short order what exactly his financial relationships with Ed Gillespie is as well. Secrets don’t last very long in politics, and lies have a […]
Yeah, just in case anyone was under the impression that our new Executive Director of the Republican Party of Virginia was serving the interests of Virginia Republicans by inviting these folks into his headquarters for an unprecedented “unscheduled” meeting, here’s what “Fast For Families” is touting on their twitter feed.
Sure, it’s a good idea to […]
The newly-minted Executive Director of the Republican Party of Virginia sure didn’t waste any time looking for a conservative pulpit to talk about Republican values.
“This is not an issue of right or left, this is an issue of right and wrong. And that’s what we need to hear… If we are going to have any sort […]
As the Communications Arm of the Barbara Comstock campaign continues in their drive to crucify anyone who stands in the way of Comstock’s coronation, we might want to step back for a moment and consider just what the long-term impact might be of this new, leftist-style penchant for wanting to destroy good and decent conservatives with whom […]
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E. W. Jackson visited Old Town Manassas this week and spoke to volunteers and activists about his campaign and his vision for Virginia. This is the guy that some liberals are trying to characterize as some sort of monster, but the truth is quite obviously rather different. Jackson is one of the most […]