Creigh Deeds Flees the Confederacy
I said the other day that, “Creigh Deeds, Democrat gubernatorial candidate in Virginia, is running the most pathetic campaign for anything since Alan Keyes challenged Barack Obama for the Illinois Senate.” I was wrong.Creigh Deeds is running the worst campaign since that kid no one in history remembers tried to beat William Pitt the Younger for third grade class president back in the 1760’s. This | Read More »
Creigh Deeds’ Desperation Grows: From Babies to the Confederacy
Creigh Deeds, Democrat gubernatorial candidate in Virginia, is running the most pathetic campaign for anything since Alan Keyes challenged Barack Obama for the Illinois Senate. My city council campaign was run better and more successful that his gubernatorial campaign is going.The other day, the Deeds campaign decided to stop talking about the economic downturn affecting Virginia, taxes, education, and other issues a majority of voters | Read More »
Deeds Stakes Campaign on Killing Babies
Politicians are usually known for kissing babies. But not R. Creigh Deeds. The Democrat candidate for Virginia governor is attacking Republican Bob McDonnell‘s pro-life views in a desperate attempt to woo female voters and excite his liberal base. Tomorrow he will rally with NARAL to promote his pro-abortion position. Deeds previewed his attack for the Washington Post, telling the newspaper, “I think it’s an area | Read More »
Obama Anxiety Gives Bob McDonnell Momentum in Virginia
Call it Barack Obama backlash. Yesterday, as I knocked on doors for Virginia gubernatorial candidate Bob McDonnell, I encountered a variety of interesting folks. Many were willing to listen, some were desperately seeking alternatives to the Democrat Party, and, in a handful of cases, a few were eager to share their astonishment at the leftward direction of America. How this bodes for McDonnell’s campaign in | Read More »
PPP: McDonnell/Deeds 51/37.
[UPDATE] Gah! It’s like a glitch in my brain. McDonnell, McDonnell, McDonnell. That was the response of one of my colleagues from the news that McDonnell has taken a commanding lead in the VA race (and the news that Christie continues to dominate Corzine); while there’s still three months to go before the election, and while Deeds did win the primary despite being the underdog, | Read More »
McDonnell/Deeds 55/40, curse it. [UPDATE: Open Thread]
[Another UPDATE]: Yeah, yeah, yeah: I mucked the name up thoroughly. Sue me. I say ‘curse it’ because if McDonnell had been just one point lower the title could have been McDonnell/Deeds: 54/40, no fight. Anyway, more details here (via @PatrickRuffini). August should prove interesting… Moe Lane PS: McDonnell for Governor. Contribute here. Crossposted to Moe Lane. [UPDATE]: What the heck: open thread. Haven’t had | Read More »
Why Bob McDonnell Will Win Virginia, and What it Can Mean for the Republican Party
As a Virginian and a member of the Republican Governor’s Association, I’m glad that the Democratic primary is settled and now the campaign for Virginia governor can begin. State Senator Creigh Deeds won the primary last night, after trailing by double digits less than three weeks ago. The stakes in this year’s Virginia gubernatorial race are the highest ever. Even more than New Jersey, the | Read More »
Virginia’s General Election is Underway
Yesterday, Virginia Democrats selected Creigh Deeds as their nominee for this year’s gubernatorial campaign. I congratulate Creigh on his victory. While I had held out hope for a contentious and drawn out recount it doesn’t look like that will happen! Now, the general election is underway. I’m looking forward to it. And, no matter what state you call home, I hope you are too. We | Read More »
With a day to go in the Virginia Democratic Gubernatorial Primary…
…the carpetbagger from New York and the brother of the anti-Semite are falling behind the guy who keeps hitting people with his car. PPP’s poll is especially good news for the Guy With The Car’s campaign, but it’ll probably still be a nail-biter for the Other side tomorrow. Unless another six polls come out that confirm PPP’s, of course. Or turnout exceeds the five percent | Read More »
Ten for the Road: Which Republican Leaders Will Lead Us on Our Road to Recovery?
Thanks to my chairmanship of the Executive Roundtable for the Republican Governor’s Association, I have had the privilege of knowing some of the party’s most influential leaders. This, plus concerns on the current Administration’s direction (think assault on free enterprise and march toward socialism) have led me to some early thoughts on who might both lead our party back and who might be our nominee | Read More »
McDonnell’s Got a Big Idea
As is now becoming more well-known, Virginia Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob McDonnell has a bold idea that could change the tenor and direction of the gubernatorial contest — a proposal, still being debated — to eliminate Virginia’s income tax. There is still a great deal of work to be done on this issue, and it is quite possible the particulars may be so daunting that | Read More »
Jeff Frederick Should Go Away Quietly. Bob McDonnell Must Offer Up A Conservative Alternative.
I have taken a special interest in the Republican Party of Virginia’s Chairman controversy. Let me tell you why.I moved to Macon, Georgia in 1993, to attend Mercer University. I had been politically active, but despite a conservative leaning campus there were no outlets for politics on campus. Consequently, I started the College Republicans at Mercer.A couple of years in, the University of Georgia, which | Read More »
I am not a shill for AIPAC.
Thanks to R.S. McCain, I’ve been dragged into this complete non-scandal about him and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe, so I might as well establish this now: I do not work for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. I am not directly compensated by AIPAC in any way. AIPAC has not provided me with any consideration in exchange for my highlighting the Israel-bashing escapades of | Read More »
Chat Live with Bob McDonnell at 7 PM ET
Bob McDonnell, Republican candidate for Governor of Virginia, will be here to answer your questions on RedState from 7:00 to 7:30 p.m. ET. You can start posting your questions for Bob in the comments, and he’ll get to as many as he can in the time he’s here.
Moran, McAuliffe entering full contested-primary mode in VA.
The conflict between two major Democratic candidates (mentioned in yesterday’s RedHot) for the nomination for Governor continues to escalate. For the benefit of those catching the story late, the two individuals are as follows: Brian Moran: former Virginia state legislator. Brother of notorious anti-AIPAC conspiracy theorist Rep. Jim Moran (D, VA-08). Pros: Is not Terry McAuliffe. Cons: Is probably best known for being brother of | Read More »