Virginia House Category Archives
These are the races that are bombarding you with radio and TV ads, stuffing your mailboxes with fliers, and generally doing more to confuse you about the facts with their campaigns than enlightening you on anything. Don’t worry, I’ll sort out this mess for you without subjecting you to sheer partisanship and even if you […]
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 […]
Delegate Tim Hugo will have a press conference on Wednesday about the Bi-County Parkway. Having heard nothing about this project for months, I was pretty intrigued. When I asked his staff what this could be about, all I could get about this was “If you oppose the BCP tomorrow will be a good day.”
Now I’m […]
When Republican elected officials try to tell you they’re all about conservative fiscal governance, make sure you remind them of what happened in Richmond today.
Today the conference report was released on the amendments to the biennial budget, and lo and behold, the conference report between the Republican controlled Senate of Virginia and the Republican House of Delegates […]
So how many House Republicans in Virginia want to help leftist New York City Mayor Bill Deblasio collect punitive taxes on New Yorkers? As it turns out, there’s a lot.
We’re going to make it a felony offense for someone to purchase a legal product in Virginia with the intent of transporting it to somewhere else, where […]
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 […]
Prince William County Schools were obviously quite happy to report on the assigned responsibilities for members of the School Board today, detailing which members were the official liaisons to various associations and professional education organizations. There were representatives to the Virginia School Board Association, the National School Boards Association, the Northern Virginia Special Education […]
A credible source has tipped me off that in the next few days Delegate Bob Marshall will announce a run for the 10th Congressional District, having obtained the level of grassroots support he feels he needs to run a strong and credible campaign for Congress. Barbara Comstock may well have a real race on her […]
Funny how the supposed “War On Women” Democrats keep harping about is apparently sponsored in part by Democratic Senator Chuck Colgan.
If you’d like to see this running on cable this week, swing by this fundraising page. Every time it runs, a Democrat’s head explodes.
Delegate Bob Marshall has filed suit against the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority saying that the process being used to select projects for funding does not comply with the law passed by the General Assembly. In essence, NVTA has ignored input from their town hall meetings from residents, failed to evaluate the congestion or safety improvements that projects […]
I saw on facebook that Jeremy McPike was going to have a campaign event at the Dale City Volunteer Fire Department tonight that was billed as “Zumba With The Candidate”, and I just wasn’t going to miss this. I’ve never seen a candidate dress up in a spandex outfit and lead an exercise class before, […]
The defeat of House Transportation Committee Chairman Joe May by Dave Larock in the 33rd District is being touted by some as an unprecedented revolt by the grassroots against Republican tax-hikers. It is not. Back in 2003, then-House Transportation Committee Chairman Jack Rollison was defeated in a primary by Jeff Frederick after Rollison played the […]
With porn shop owner Paige Critchley announcing her support for the Joe May campaign in a comment here on BVBL, we thought it might be a nice gesture to offer the May campaign some graphic design help with their next mail piece which really ought to feature this surprise development. It’s not every day that […]
You don’t have to get elected in order to abuse the public trust. Just ask Jeremy McPike. You can do that from any position in government.
Jeremy McPike works for the City of Alexandria and is the Democrat running for the 31st House District, which is currently represented by Delegate Scott Lingamfelter. Either he’s getting a […]
Established in 1989, the Carter-Knight Freedom Fund Award is the most prestigious honor bestowed by the NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund. Named for Harlon Carter, founding Director of the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action, and George Knight, founder of the Fund, it was created to honor those who demonstrate exemplary support for the constitutional and […]
Once again Bob Marshall proves that he understands Virginia law better than anyone else in the General Assembly. This time, Marshall suspected that the establishment of a “Medicaid Innovation and Reform Commission” that had the power to enroll the Commonwealth in an expansion of the federal medicaid program was a violation of the Constitution of […]
Well, that sure was a quick campaign. Donna Sellinger, whose campaign kickoff was just last Sunday, has announced on twitter tonight that she will no longer be seeking election in the 13th House District. This is the second Democrat candidate in two weeks to begin and end their campaign in this district without any public […]
There’s probably no one in the General Assembly more hated by the homosexual lobby than Delegate Bob Marshall, so each election year whichever far-left wingnut in the district despises Marshall the most will mount a campaign to try to unseat him. This wonderfully amusing bi-annual comedy to see if the Washington Blade’s endorsed candidate, backed […]
What if the Prince William County Board of Supervisors had the power to enact a local income tax to support additional spending without any voter referendum at all, and that tax could not be repealed at some later date unless some other source of revenue was made available to fund the spending that tax enabled? […]
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 […]