Rick Boucher (D, VA-09) buys new car with campaign money.
Via… Not Larry Sabato, who cannot be happy about the fact that his fully-justified anger at seeing a 14 term Democratic Congressman use campaign finance money to buy himself a nice, new car is now showing up as yet another reason why to vote for Rick Boucher’s opponent Morgan Griffith, who is not using special-interest money to buy himself shiny new automobiles. I know this | Read More »
The DCCC’s Super-Genius November Strategy.
In the process of trying to convince people that Tom Perriello might possibly have a chance at keeping his seat in Virginia’s Fifth District (given Perriello’s bad habit of voting as directed by his party’s liberal leadership) against Robert Hurt, the Washington Post tried to trot out this particular line of nonse… ah, conventional wisdom: Though polls suggest that Republicans are by far the more | Read More »
Meet Patrick Murray (R CAND, VA-08)
Col. Murray is running against the infamous Jim Moran in VA-08, and he took a moment to speak with us today. He’s won his primary, so he’s the official Republican candidate in this district. He also didn’t try to get in my face once during the interview when I asked him a question… something that Moran hadn’t mastered as of this April. Patrick’s site is | Read More »
Lots of Primaries today.
According to RCP, we’ve got primaries in California, Iowa, Maine, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, North Dakota, South Carolina, South Dakota, and Virginia. The news has been dominated by California’s, Nevada’s, and of course South Carolina’s – but they’re all important, so if you’re a voter in that state, hie yourselves and any reliable Republican voters within reach to a polling station. You can let the | Read More »
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VA AG Cuccinelli to invoke Virginia Fraud Against Taxpayers Act over Climategate?
Could be, could be: Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is invoking a state anti-fraud law to demand the University of Virginia turn over years worth of documents related to climate scientist Michael Mann, targeting about $500,000 in grants that funded Mann’s studies. Cuccinelli, a Republican who is separately suing the federal government over regulation of carbon emissions, issued the school a civil subpoena late last | Read More »
Meet Matthew Berry (R CAND, VA-08).
You might remember that I’ve talked with him before: but thanks to the new audio rig I can do a somewhat more proper job of an interview. The Virginia primaries are coming up: if Matthew gets the nomination he’ll be up against Jim Moran, who is rapidly moving up my list of People I Don’t Want To See In The 112th Congress*. Matthew’s site is | Read More »
Meet Scott Rigell (R CAND, VA-02).
This would be freshman (and steadily-more-worried) Democrat Glenn Nye’s district; Scott’s been running in this race since last year, but things are heating up enough that I thought that an interview was warranted. Scott’s website is here: you can also see him on Facebook here. Moe Lane Crossposted to Moe Lane.
How unpopular is the Democrats’ federal health care rationing bill?
This unpopular: RICHMOND, Va. — With five Democrats defecting, the Virginia Senate today passed a Republican measure that says Virginians don’t have to buy health insurance. Voting 23-17, the Democratic-controlled Senate kicked to the House a bill by Sen. Frederick Quayle, R-Suffolk, that supporters say will send a message to Washington about its efforts to overhaul the health-care system. (Via AoSHQ Headlines) The bill should | Read More »
VA-08: 44/41 Moran/Berry (Caveats).
Said caveats are: Internal poll, D+16 district, and Moran’s still ahead by three. But a 44/41 Moran/Berry split at this stage is still noteworthy: add five points to Moran’s total and he still polls under 50% – which means that he’s vulnerable. I don’t mind seeing a 40/38 split on ‘try somebody new’/’keep Moran,’ either. Post-Massachusetts, it’s no longer reasonable to assume that anybody on | Read More »
How the worm has turned in Virginia.
Just a random thought: in the process of apparently losing a state Senate special election in Virginia, Democratic candidate Dave Marsden (who is apparently doing his level best to appear ‘bipartisan’) put this letter to the editor up as part of his attempt to win. Please note this sentence: Virginia benefits most from the reasonable expression of many viewpoints, but we are in danger of | Read More »
Matthew Berry to challenge Jim Moran (D, VA-08).
Matthew Berry. Not the ESPN guy: the former Clarence Thomas clerk/DoJ/FCC guy. He’s running on a fiscal conservatism/national security/ethics platform; and opposing the infamous Jim Moran, believer in Israeli conspiracies. His statement about Moran’s blathering* on the NYC show trials works for me: “It is wrong for Congressman Moran to question the patriotism of the millions of Americans who believe that terrorists such as Khalid | Read More »
Politico compares Obama to Bush.
So, Axelrod’s trying his best to convince people that the fact that independent voters in two states won by Obama broke heavily for the Republican gubernatorial candidates is much less important than a three-point win in a district where conservatives made it clear that they’d rather lose than not be listened to by GOP party leadership. His best is actually not all that great, given | Read More »
FrankJ on yesterday’s elections.
There is a certain amount of snark in this comment – gee, you think? – but it does lead to a question: Anyway, the main message of the election was Obama sucks and is stupid and everyone now hates him. Obama campaigned in both Virginia and New Jersey, and the Democrats lost hugely in both (well, by 18 points in Virginia, and 4 points in | Read More »
A hearty ‘Good morning!’ to some of our elected officials!
Now that the elections in NJ and VA are over – and now that there’s going to be some really critical votes coming up on cap-and-trade and health care rationing – I just wanted to greet some members of the two states’ Congressional delegations. Robert Andrews, NJ-01 (Burlington/Camden/Gloucester) John Adler, NJ-03 (Burlington/Camden/Ocean) Frank Pallone, NJ-06 (Middlesex/Monmouth/Somerset/Union) William Pascrell, NJ-08 (Essex/Passaic) Steven Rothman, NJ-09 (Bergen/Hudson/Passaic) Donald | Read More »
Virginia Results Open Thread.
Results here. UPDATE [LHW]: ABC calls it for McDonnell. Others sure to follow. At this point it’s about how bad it will be for Deeds and the other Dems. UPDATE [ML]: Not Larry Sabato is morbidly counting the VA House races. If the Democrats are lucky, they’ll be down six by the end of the night. UPDATE [LHW]: Total bloodbath for the Dems. Cuccinelli and | Read More »
PPP’s Tom Jensen has a problem.
As in, how to shout out a warning without… actually shouting out a warning. In this case, he’s getting just a little worried about his fellow Democrats turning out. To put his findings in handy table form: Voters Percent Estimated % R % D R 2009 R 2008 D 2009 D 2008 R D VA 2.000 48% 44% 0.960 1.725 0.880 1.960 56% 45% NJ | Read More »
DOOMWatch: Why Creigh Deeds is losing.
It’s because of this question, and the answers. 17. Can you name one good reason that someone should vote for your opponent? DEEDS: [Long pause] You know, I can name you a thousand good reasons why they should vote for me. I’m the best-prepared person to be the next governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia. … Bob is a guy that I’ve always gotten along | Read More »
DOOMWatch: Let the Blue-on-Blue sniping begin in Virginia.
(Via @mattklewis) I would take it as a personal favor from the Left if they would [verb deleted*] Mudcat Saunders. He’s very unhappy about the upcoming Democratic abandonment of Virginia – to the point where he’s obviously indifferent to the fact that he’s openly cussing to CNN about how stupid both the administration and the national Democratic party is being right now. Usually all of | Read More »
Booby Prize for Creigh Deeds.
He asked for the President; he got the Cubslayer. Gore coming to Va. for Deeds Former Vice President Al Gore will be coming to Virginia on Friday to give a last-minute boost to the Democratic candidate for governor, Creigh Deeds, a party source said. Gore will headline a private fundraiser in McLean at the home of longtime Democratic supporters Al and Claire Dwoskin. But surely | Read More »
(Via Hot Air) The Democrats in this Politico piece about former Gov. Palin and the VA/NJ races are spouting nonsense about her long term appeal*, of course – they’re aware as I am that she’s going to be very much in demand in Congressional races where the Democratic incumbent is holding down a seat in a district that McCain or Bush won. Of which there | Read More »