Donald Trump skipped the Fox News Republican debate, the final chance to speak to voters before the Iowa caucuses on Monday.
24th District State Senate Republican nomination candidate Dan Moxley responded to the news today from Richmond that State Senator Walter Stosch is retiring from the Virginia General Assembly after 33 years.
As we look to a new year and a new Congress, we have before us a unique opportunity with a Republican majority in both Houses.
If Emmett Hanger wants a primary, Emmett Hanger gets a primary. That’s how Virginia state law is written. Backers of one of his potential Republican nomination opponents in the 24th Senate District want to change the rules to give district GOP committees the power to choose how a nominee is decided.
A third candidate has entered the race for th3e 24th Senate District Republican nomination: Dan Moxley, a former chair of the Augusta County Republican Committee who owns a small business based in Pennsylvania.
The pundits have declared President Obama a lame duck in light of the wave that swept Republicans into power in the U.S. Senate this week.
Conventional wisdom had Republicans big favorites to win a Senate majority, build on its strong House majority and pick up several governorships.
WINNER: Ed Gillespie OK, he lost, sure. But we expected him to lose. Just not by 18,000 votes. (Maybe 18 points, but not 18,000 votes.) Now Gillespie is the odds-on favorite to be the Republican nominee for governor in 2017.
University of Virginia political science professor Larry Sabato is forecasting a Republican wave in the 2014 midterm elections on Tuesday.
The 2016 presidential election is two years away. Hard to believe, ain’t it? I mean, didn’t we just have one of them presidential elections?
Augusta Free Press debuts a new podcast, Inside the Newsroom, with AFP editors Crystal Graham and Chris Graham, covering news, politics and culture in Virginia and the world.
Republicans took aim at winning a Senate majority in the 2014 midterms early last year, and as of this writing are the odds-on favorite to achieve their aim. The reward: impeachment.
Mitt Romney has been very busy traversing the states, playing out the same strategy of raising money for midterm candidates that he effected running up to his 2012 Presidential run.
Today, Republican Senate candidate Ed Gillespie unveiled his long awaited alternative to the Affordable Care Act. As expected, Gillespie’s plan is nothing more than a veiled attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
All year long, Mark Warner has been such a heavy favorite in his Senate re-election race that the race has barely been polled. And then things tightened up a bit, not to a point where the Democrat should be uncomfortable, but even so.
Tuesday’s historic decision by a federal judge in the Eastern District of Virginia has paved the way for new congressional districts that better reflect Virginia’s unique demographics. The question being asked by Virginia Democrats: will Republican leaders who pushed the redistricting ultimately shot down by the federal judge support a new, fair approach to redistricting?
That the political winds are pushing Republicans is obvious not only to the Fox News-glued set. UVA politics professor Larry Sabato calls it the sixth-year itch; a second-term president, a lame-duck from the moment he is re-elected, historically struggles in his second midterm elections.
Dave Brat was frustrated when powerful House Republican leader Eric Cantor seemed to be avoiding his requests for a debate during their congressional nomination race.
Conservative waterboy Bart Hinkle has the Bob McDonnell appellate case all figured out: blame Obama. Or to take it to the extreme, indict Obama, because really, why not?
Virginia Democrats blasted House Republicans after an uneventful special session of the Virginia General Assembly came and went on Thursday without any action on Medicaid reform.
Virginia House of Delegates Speaker William J. Howell (R-Stafford), Majority Leader Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights), Caucus Chairman Timothy D. Hugo (R-Fairfax), Majority Whip Jackson H. Miller (R-Manassas), and Deputy Majority Leader Todd Gilbert (R-Shenandoah) issued the following statement Thursday.
As recently as last week, former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell was talking with reporters covering his corruption trial about perhaps running for governor again in 2017, and it wasn’t hard for at least GOP partisans to imagine that being within the realm of possibility.
Following the release of Republican U.S. Senate candidate Ed Gillespie’s new “Blank Check” television advertisement, Libertarian candidate Robert Sarvis made the following statement.
The world is coming to an end, and the reason why: Barack Obama. This was the message from Republican Senate candidate Ed Gillespie Monday in Buena Vista.
Bishop E.W. Jackson Sr., pastor of a local church in Chesapeake and bishop of Exodus Faith Ministries, visited Ferguson, Missouri, on a fact-finding mission for STAND, a nonprofit organization bringing people together across racial and cultural lines.
Virginia House of Delegates Speaker William J. Howell (R-Stafford), Majority Leader Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights), Chairman Timothy D. Hugo (R-Fairfax), Majority Whip Jackson H. Miller (R-Manassas), and Deputy Majority Leader Todd Gilbert (R-Shenandoah) issued the following statement Tuesday on a report that 17 individuals cast ballots in both Virginia and Maryland during the 2012 Presidential election.
Roanoke native and political activist Caleb Coulter has resigned his position with the Republican Party in order to work as full-time campaign manager for the Libertarian Party candidate for U.S. Senate, Robert Sarvis.
Seventh District Republican Congressman Eric Cantor, after his shocking upset loss in a June party primary, is resigning his seat effective Aug. 18 and is asking Gov. Terry McAuliffe to call a special election to fill the seat.
Roanoke Democratic Del. Sam Rasoul has joined others in denouncing comments made by Republican Party of Virginia treasurer Bob FitzSimmonds.
Augusta County Republicans have called a mass meeting to determine a nominee for the open South River seat on the Board of Supervisors.
In response to Republicans’ announcement that the General Assembly will reconvene to debate Medicaid expansion on the week of September 22, Caucus Chair Sen. Donald McEachin (D-Henrico) issued the following statement.
Every two years, Bob Goodlatte is reminded of a campaign promise he made way back in 1992, when he was making his first bid for the Sixth District congressional seat.
Andy Schmookler: We see now more clearly all that the Supreme Court stole from the American people in Bush v. Gore
The decision in Bush v. Gore was so disgraceful on the face of it that the Court itself warned against using its “reasoning” in other cases. The five conservative justices elected Bush president.
Virginia Democrats are pointing to emails obtained by The Times-Dispatch as clear evidence that House GOP Delegate Terry Kilgore was complicit in Senator Phillip Puckett’s resignation.
“Terry spoke to us today about announcing your role w/ the Commission in conjunction with what he said is your intention to announce your Senate plans tomorrow,” an email dated June 5 from Tim Pfohl, the interim executive director of the Virginia Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission, to Phil Puckett, a Democratic state senator at that point two days away from announcing his resignation.
Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 4899, the Lowering Gasoline Prices to Fuel an America that Works Act of 2014, which expands onshore energy production, streamlines permitting processes and reduces unnecessary red tape.
Virginia Democrats are raising issue with the dirty tricks that they say House Republicans are using to make sure that 400,000 Virginians are denied their healthcare.
Dave Brat, Republican candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives in Virginia’s 7th District, announced Monday his public calendar for this week as well as his communications director.
The re-election campaign of Senator Mark Warner today announced 16 former Virginia Republican elected officials who have endorsed Warner (D-VA) for his 2014 re-election bid.
Think of Eric Cantor as a #1 seed, Dave Brat as a #16 seed, the primary as the opening game of an NCAA Tournament, and what that means in March.
A new Public Policy Polling survey conducted in the Seventh District Tuesday night finds that both House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and the GOP House leadership are deeply unpopular in the district, even with Republican voters, and that likely led to his stunning loss in a Republican primary.
With Phil Puckett’s resignation throwing control of the State Senate back to Republicans, it’s looking like the budget stalemate that has tied up local and state government since the winter will lift as soon as Thursday.
Calling it a ‘new low in GOP health care obstructionism’, Americans United for Change issued the following statement reacting to the Washington Post’s reporting that Virginia House Republicans appear to have persuaded a Democratic senator to resign his seat.
The nonsense over Bowe Bergdahl, who Republicans for years wanted President Obama to do something to free from his Taliban captors, then cried foul over when Obama actually did, says a lot about where our national discourse is right now.
Last night, at a standing room only rally headlined by conservative radio and TV host Laura Ingraham, Dave Brat received a raucous welcome from more than 660 constituents from all counties of the Seventh Congressional District.
The Dave Brat Seventh District Republican nomination campaign is looking for a boost from a guest appearance by nationally syndicated conservative radio and TV host Laura Ingraham.
U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) has been named a ‘Fiscal Hero’ by the nonpartisan Campaign to Fix the Debt for his leading role in assembling a bipartisan coalition to responsibly address our nation’s deficits and debt.
The House of Representatives today approved by a vote of 302-121 the USA Freedom Act (H.R. 3361), a bipartisan bill authored by Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wisc.).
There are legitimate debates to be had on issues like how to deal with long-term debt and healthcare. But those issues aren’t the focus right now, President Barack Obama noted in remarks at a private Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee fundraiser in Potomac, Md., Monday night.
Republicans in the Virginia House of Delegates holding off the inevitable deal on Medicaid expansion need to declare whatever victory they can and get moving toward setting a state budget for 2014-2016.
You can’t negotiate a truce with a guy like Karl Rove, and you can’t make peace with him, either, by endlessly parsing his words. So how do you neutralize him? By playing his game.
Former WRVA host Doc Thompson will moderate a debate of sorts in the Seventh District Republican primary race between challenger Dave Brat and possibly including Congressman Eric Cantor.
Virginia Democrats highlighted a comment from Mark Obenshain in which the 2013 Republican attorney general nominee said he and Ed Gillespie, a candidate for the GOP Senate nomination, share the same values.
U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine released the following statement after the Senate failed to advance legislation that would raise the minimum wage.