Thursday, September 21, 2017
Home Tags Alexandria

Tag: Alexandria

Anti-Defamation League Categorizes Corey Stewart, Two Other Virginians as Either “Alt...

Among his many other faults, Donald Trump without a doubt has emboldened and energized some really nasty hatemongers in this country. For instance, check...

Thursday News: “Rhetoric and Bullets”; Special Counsel Looks Into Trump Obstruction...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Thursday, June 15. House majority whip in critical condition after...

Video, Photos: “24 Hours of Tom” Swings Through Alexandria…Arlington…Richmond…Petersburg…Hampton Roads…Eastern Shore…Waynesboro…Charlottesville…

I caught up with Tom Perriello (and also former 10th CD Democratic nominee LuAnn Bennett -- great to see her campaigning for Tom!) at...

Sen. Scott Surovell Statement on Gov. McAuliffe Signing Alexandria Sewage Cleanup...

See below for Sen. Scott Surovell's statement on Governor McAuliffe's decision to sign the Alexandria Combined Sewer Operations bills - SB898/HB2383 - requiring all...

Legislation in Virginia General Assembly Would Be Major Gift to Predatory...

Apparently, our friends in the predatory towing industry are hard at work these days, not just engaging in their less-than-popular (to put it mildly)...

These Photos Bode VERY Well for Virginia Democrats in 2017

Now we need to see standing room only/lines "wrapped around the room" with new members at Democratic committees all across Virginia. Yes, the election...

“Open Carry” Trump Supporter with Rabidly Anti-Hillary Sign Shows Up at...

Lovely, eh? Of course, the sign is completely backwards; in fact, Trump is the candidate who has expressed support and/or admiration for authoritarian/dictatorial regimes,...

State Senator, Former Delegate, Alexandria City Council Members Wage Twitter Battle...

Hat tip to Patricia Sullivan of the Washington Post for pointing out this Twitter war...er, discussion, between Virginia State Senator Scott Surovell, former Delegate...

“Oil-spill fine, if any, to be negotiated between Virginia and Dominion...

Unless I'm reading the following (see below) wrong, the Code of Virginia (Article 11: Discharge of Oil Into Waters)  calls for potentially harsh civil -...

Winners, Losers, and Others from Yesterday’s Primary

Briefly, a few winners and losers from yesterday. In general, the day belonged to the Republican Party of Virginia since most of the focus was on its contests. Generally not that much unusual to note, but if you have anything to contribute or simply disagree, please jump in.

Winners

1. Democrats in Alexandria. Imagine, left to their own devices and without a slate, they managed to choose six diverse and capable candidates for city council.

2. Republican conventions. Formalize incumbent protection over there, will you? The RPV really should get out of these embarrassing and unnecessary primaries when they already know who they want to run. Let's see what they decide come Friday. (Though a 3:1 beat down by Ken Cuccinelli in a primary might be something to behold.)

3. Jim Moran.  A solid and well-deserved victory only surprising by his opponent's meager showing. "Not the incumbent" usually can gather 30% on that distinction alone. (See Bob Goodlatte)

4. Incumbency.  Always a good bet and better now than ever.

5. George Allen.  This man of solidly adequate accomplishment and famous lineage stands a fumble away from the goal line. Virginia may become the first state ever one of just a handful of states to elect a Senator who was unable to win re-election to the United State Senate as an incumbent.