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5 Top Reasons Virginia’s 2017 Election Matters

Guest post by Thomas Bowman of the Competitive Commonwealth Fund The General Assembly of Virginia is the oldest continuously operating legislative body in the New...

David (Brat) and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Term

“Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? And when...

The People’s Court: Prince William Clerk of the Circuit Court Candidates’...

crossposted from Daily Kos I recently wrote about the Prince William Clerk of the Circuit Court Special Election and fellow Kos contributor pdxbuckeye published an excellent...

Ralph Northam’s Campaign Praises the “Virginia Way.” Here’s Why They’re Wrong.

The Virginia Capitol, ground view. While Democrats justifiably lament the rise of fake news, Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam campaign’s latest press release concludes with a...

#Resistance Virginia: Schuyler VanValkenburg for VA-72

Riding the wave of Democratic enthusiasm in Virginia, Schuyler VanValkenburg has thrown his hat into the ring for the VA-72 race. Schuyler is a...

No Longer Invisible, No Longer Alone, No Longer Hopeless

After watching President Obama’s farewell address last night, I found myself thinking back on his presidency, and where I was in my life when...

TRUMPTANIC Sinking in VA-7…Brat at Helm…Pence Lifeboat Sent in with…Pizzas?

"Mike #Pence made an unannounced trip to Central Virginia today... All to see Dave Brat, rally supporters at Brat's campaign office," so reported NBC...

Dave Brat: The Biggest Loser in the Trump Train Wreck

Dave Brat clambered onto the Trump Train last year after The Donald donated thousands of dollars to his war chest.  Though he didn’t formally...

Res ipsa loquitur – the matter speaks for itself

Donald Trump's lame apology, followed by the even lamer remarks of Dave Brat.  Thank goodness Eileen Bedell had intelligent things to say!  The CBS...

Will 2016 Democratic Campaigns Continue to Flush Their $$$ Down the...

Back in November 2014, I used that year's VA-10 Congressional race as a case study in looking at whether broadcast TV political ads are...