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Republican Ticket Fly Around Speeches

20 May 2013 | RPV, Virginia Politics | No Comments

Meet the 2013 ticket!  Here’s videos of the speeches filmed at the Fairfax rally that was part of the RPV Fly Around that kicked off the day after the Republican Convention.
Ken Cuccinelli for Governor

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My Convention Picks: Lingamfelter And Bell

15 May 2013 | RPV, Virginia Politics | 4 Comments

Delegates going to the Republican Convention in Richmond this weekend are still reeling under all the direct mail, phone calls and email messages the seven Lieutenant Governor and two Attorney General campaigns have been putting out in earnest over the past couple of weeks and having a hard time sorting it all that information out. […]

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Dysfunction, Thy Name Is Manassas Park

18 February 2013 | RPV, Manassas Park, Manassas City | 3 Comments

The Manassas GOP joins the Prince William County Republican Committee in getting their call for a delegate selection process for the 2013 State Republican Convention out the door, and as usual all we hear from the Manassas Park Republican Committee is silence.  Those patiently waiting for an update to the Manassas Park Republican Committee’s website for any kind […]

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JMDD Tries To Buy Votes

12 February 2013 | RPV, Virginia Politics | 3 Comments

According to NLS, staffers for Jeanmarie Devolites-Davis have been offering bribes to get voters to sign up for the 2013 Republican Convention as delegates for her.  As if working overtime to deprive you of your constitutionally-protected right to self-defense wasn’t enough for her, now her campaign is violating Virginia law in an attempt to harm […]

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Ron Paul Cultists Attack Scott Lingamfelter

6 February 2013 | RPV, 31st HOD District, Virginia Politics | 5 Comments

Scott Lingamfelter has bumped up against the folks that can’t distinguish between the principles of libertarianism and the cult of personality that surrounds Ron Paul.  In chastising Ron Paul for his recent comment of “live by the sword, die by the sword” about the recent death of a decorated serviceman, a legion of Ron Paul supporters have […]

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Pete Snyder And Buttlickers

4 February 2013 | RPV, Virginia Politics, Humor & Satire | 4 Comments

Sometimes, YouTube is a dubious friend.
In this instance, Lieutenant Governor candidate Pete Snyder posted a video on YouTube, and it helpfully suggested some other “related” videos that I might be interested in watching after I finished with Pete.  In this case, there are some news clips, something about a swine flu panic, a cow, a […]

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Who Is Ahead In The LG Race?

1 December 2012 | RPV, Virginia Politics | 2 Comments

I wanted to get a read on which of the candidates for Lieutenant Governor actually have a serious shot at securing the Republican nomination, so I put up a poll last week.  Not that there’s much reason to think that a poll on this one blog, one with a local rather than state-level readership would […]

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Bolling Announces….

27 November 2012 | RPV, Virginia Politics | 21 Comments

…that he will not run for Governor in 2013 tomorrow.  That leaves only Tareq Salahi (provided he meets filing requirements) as the only opponent to Ken Cuccinelli for the Republican nomination for Governor.  The RPV Advance will become one big Cuccinelli victory party.
Bolling has been polling way behind Cuccinelli, usually by about 30 - 40 […]

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2013 State-Wide Candidates Poll

27 November 2012 | RPV, Virginia Politics | No Comments

With Republicans gearing up for the Advance it’s time to check the political weather with these polls for Governor, Lieutenant Governor and Attorney General.  I wonder if there will be any surprises here…

Who do you support for Governor?

Ken Cuccinelli

Bill Bolling

Tareq “Gate Crasher” Salahi

Terry McAuliffe

View Results

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Who do you support for Lt. […]

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The 2013 LG Candidate Scorecard

13 November 2012 | RPV, Virginia Politics | 5 Comments

For a while there in 2012 it seemed that if you randomly tossed a rock in Virginia it would likely hit someone either running for US Senate, or considering a run.  The experienced, the known, the inexperienced and people no one had ever heard of all decided to run in that race.  This year the […]

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How They Won

7 November 2012 | RPV, National Politics, Manassas Park, Manassas City, Prince William County | 69 Comments

Candidates and campaigns win elections in the environment that exists while voting is conducted.  While that statement isn’t terribly revealing it points out the three primary components of an outcome.  Activists like myself can’t change the candidates (at least after they’re nominated), the environment is largely out of our control, but we do impact campaigns […]

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6 November 2012 | RPV, National Politics, Virginia Politics | 15 Comments

With the kind of enthusiastic crowd I saw in Fairfax today, I’m pretty hopeful for a Romney and Allen win in Virginia!

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Lingamfelter Enters The Race

18 June 2012 | RPV, 31st HOD District, Virginia Politics, Prince William County | 23 Comments

The WashPo reports that Delegate Scott Lingamfelter has filed paperwork to run for Lieutenant Governor in 2013 and setting up an interesting case where two candidates from the same locality are vying for the same statewide office.  This certainly invites other potential candidates from elsewhere around the state to enter the race, perhaps as many as three […]

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The Week In Review

16 June 2012 | RPV, National Politics, Virginia Politics, Prince William County | 5 Comments

This has been a wild week at the local, state and national level.  Beyond the news, or lack thereof in the mainstream media, there’s a lot of important insights from this week’s developments that give us a good view on what’s going to happen in the weeks and months ahead.

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His Royal Highness Bill Bolling Commits Political Suicide

11 June 2012 | RPV | 25 Comments

Tonight I’ve heard that Bill Bolling is actually threatening RPV Chairman Pat Mullins with a lawsuit if Mullins doesn’t rule out of order any motion at Friday’s meeting of the Republican State Central Committee seeking to reverse course on the convention/primary debate.  Bolling is saying that if Mullins doesn’t fall into line and do everything […]

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Convention or Primary, A Legal Primer

10 June 2012 | RPV, Virginia Politics | 25 Comments

A few blogs this week, including this one, have been engaging in a pretty in-depth discussion about the issue about whether Republican statewide candidates in 2013 should be nominated by convention or primary.  Although this kind of party mechanics minutae might seem pretty irrelevant to the concerns of many voters, there is a decent possibility that […]

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Primary Election On Tuesday

9 June 2012 | RPV, Virginia Politics | 5 Comments

Via twitter: “I wish the people arguing primary vs. convention for 2013 would remember that we have a primary this Tuesday. #vasen #mylastnerve”
Although I’m pretty certain this wasn’t directed at me, it is a reminder that there’s a primary election of minor importance on Tuesday.  Not “minor” because US Senate races are somehow inconsequential, but […]

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The Final Debate

25 May 2012 | RPV, US Senate | 2 Comments

Tonight was the final debate between candidates for the Republican nomination for US Senate.  About 450 people were in the crowd, and plenty of others watched online as these candidates made their final case for your vote on June 12th.  This was probably the most interesting of the debates in my view, as it focused […]

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Cuccinelli Channels Stonewall Jackson

22 May 2012 | RPV, Virginia Politics | 8 Comments

I had the chance to speak with Attorney General Cuccinelli over the weekend, and one of the topics that came up in that discussion is precisely what Mason Conservative felt compelled to discuss tonight.  After what we’ve seen happen over the past few weekends at district conventions across the state, is it even worth it […]

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Ken Cuccinelli Wins 10th CD

19 May 2012 | RPV, Loudoun County, Prince William County | 18 Comments

“Hey, wait a minute!  Ken wasn’t on the ballot in the 10th.  He wasn’t even a write-in!”
Yes, I know that.  But he still won.  And not only won, he absolutely crushed, and not only in the 10th District.

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