RPV Category Archives
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
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
…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 […]
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?
Tareq “Gate Crasher” Salahi
Who do you support for Lt. […]
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 […]
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 […]
With the kind of enthusiastic crowd I saw in Fairfax today, I’m pretty hopeful for a Romney and Allen win in Virginia!
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
“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.