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Jason Farrell: Why Libertarians are failing at politics

Jerry Taylor of the Niskanen Center dropped a truth bomb on the beltway in his recent piece for Fox News about the decline of Rand Paul. Taylor notes that the alleged growth of the libertarian movement in the wake of the Ron Paul campaign was largely illusory.


GOP activist leaves party, joins Robert Sarvis Senate campaign

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.


Karen Kwiatkowski: Thoughts on the McAuliffe win in Virginia

For many conservative and libertarian Virginians, there is a dull sense of horror at the somewhat close election of uber-slimy Terry McAuliffe. We were subjected to nonstop negative ads, in particular focusing on women’s body parts. Anyone with a uterus was encouraged to “see something, say something,”


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The Spin Room: Cuccinelli, McAuliffe campaigns declare debate victory

Odds are, you didn’t watch the Virginia governor’s debate. You didn’t miss anything.


David Reynolds: Only in Virginia

On Tuesday when my wife and I went to the polls to vote we found out that the privilege to freely vote for the candidate of our choice has been completely taken away. Yes, again, this is politics as played in Virginia – and other lands where government restricts your choices. I am not referring […]


Suffolk U. Ohio poll shows Santorum edging Romney

Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum (37 percent) leads former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (33 percent) by a narrow margin, according to a Suffolk University poll of likely Republican Primary voters in Ohio. Newt Gingrich (16 percent) was a distant third, and Ron Paul struggled (8 percent) in single digits with 6 percent undecided.  The race […]


PPP: Santorum polling better than Romney against Obama

New polling by Public Policy Polling has for the first time a GOP candidate other than Mitt Romney faring better in a hypothetical matchup with Barack Obama. Rick Santorum, riding the wave of a string of victories in Republican presidential contests last week, has for now the mantle of “most electable” Republican candidate, according to […]


Poll: Santorum builds big, if brief, lead in GOP race

It may be fleeting, but Rick Santorum is riding a wave of enthusiasm about victories in presidential contests in Missouri, Minnesota and Colorado earlier in the week to a big lead for the Republican Party nomination in a new national poll. A Public Policy Polling survey released on Saturday has Santorum with the support of […]


Poll: Romney on way to Florida landslide?

Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney has opened up a 20-point lead in the final days leading up to the Republican primary in Florida, according to a Suffolk University/7NEWS (WSVN-Miami) poll of likely Republican primary voters in Florida. Romney led Newt Gingrich 47 percent to 27 percent, while Rick Santorum got 12 percent and Ron Paul […]


Poll: Romney now holds lead in Florida

Whatever momentum that Newt Gingrich had after his big win in South Carolina seems to be eroding, with new polling in Florida showing Mitt Romney on top by eight points. The latest Public Policy Polling Florida poll has Romney at 40 percent and Gingrich at 32 percent. On Tuesday, PPP had Gingrich at 38 percent […]


Poll: Gingrich has early lead in Florida

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has a five-point lead on Mitt Romney among Florida Republicans, according to poll numbers released on Monday by Public Policy Polling. PPP has Gingrich at 38 percent in Florida and Romney at 33 percent. Rick Santorum, who won the Iowa caucus earlier this month, is a distant third at 13 […]


Poll: Gingrich leads in SC

A tracking poll from Public Policy Polling has former House Speaker Newt Gingrich leading Republican presidential nomination frontrunner Mitt Romney in South Carolina by six points. The PPP tracking poll has Gingrich at 35 percent and Romney at 29 percent. Ron Paul and Iowa caucus winner Rick Santorum are well back in a third-place tie […]


Poll: Romney appears headed to big win in NH

Mitt Romney is primed to complete the political perfecta of winning both the Iowa caucus and the New Hampshire primary, according to the final two-day Suffolk University/7News tracking poll of likely voters in New Hampshire. Romney (37 percent) led Ron Paul (18 percent), Jon Huntsman (16 percent), Rick Santorum (11 percent), and Newt Gingrich (9 […]


Suffolk: Romney holds big lead in New Hampshire

A win in Iowa and an endorsement from 2008 Republican nominee John McCain did not provide a bounce for Mitt Romney in New Hampshire, according to the latest Suffolk University/7News two-day tracking poll. Romney dropped 2 percentage points, though he still holds a commanding lead with 41 percent of likely voters in the Jan. 10 […]


PPP: Iowa headed to photo finish

Ron Paul holds a slim lead in Iowa heading into this week’s Republican presidential caucuses, but Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum have made up a lot of ground in the past week, making it anybody’s ballgame at this point in time. Paul was at 20 percent in polling released Monday by Public Policy Polling, with […]


Bolling takes swipe at Cuccinelli over primary

Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has reversed his position on an earlier public call for immediate action that would allow candidates who failed to qualify for the March Republican presidential primary a spot on the ballot. Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling took a swipe at his rival for the 2013 GOP gubernatorial nomination in the aftermath, encouraging […]


Cuccinelli amends stance on ballot access

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has reversed course on his call for immediate corrective action regarding ballot access for the March Republican Party presidential primary. “After working through different scenarios with Republican and Democratic leaders to attempt to make changes in time for the 2012 presidential election, my concern grows that we cannot find a […]


PPP: Paul continues to lead in Iowa

Texas Congressman Ron Paul continues to hold a modest lead in Iowa as the days count down to the first presidential contest of the 2012 presidential cycle. Public Policy Polling has Paul at the front of the pack of contenders in the Iowa Republican caucuses at 24 percent. Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is second at […]


Gingrich, Perry fail to qualify for Virginia GOP primary

It looks like the 2012 Virginia Republican presidential primary will be a two-horse race. The Republican Party of Virginia reported on its Twitter feed that Texas Gov. Rick Perry and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich did not qualify for ballot access to the March 6 primary. That leaves former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and Texas […]


Poll: Gingrich leads nationally, but …

The good news for Newt Gingrich – and if you’re a loyal backer of the former House Speaker, don’t get too excited, but here it is: Gingrich continues to lead the Republican presidential field in the national polls. The bad news: His campaign appears to be cratering in Iowa and New Hampshire, the homes of […]


Chris Saxman: Cold Fusion-Nashua Debate Edition

It’s not that we have a deficit, we usually have had one, it’s that the deficit is 1.6 Trillion. It’s not that we have illegal immigrants, we always have, it’s that the numbers are close to 20 million. It’s not that we have debt, we always have, it’s that it is 14 Trillion. It’s not […]


The World According To ChrisGraham.com: Even more fun with numbers

Public Policy Polling is helping me fill out another slow late-spring news day. Thanks, fellas! Today’s tidbits from PPP – that Democrats have a slight, slight lead in a generic congressional ballot over Republicans for the first time since December, and that Barack Obama continues to lead his potential 2012 GOP opponents in hypothetical one-on-one […]


Group urges Webb, Warner to oppose Bernanke confirmation

   Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net A vote is expected this week on the nomination of Ben Bernanke to serve another term as the chairman of the Federal Reserve. A political action organization founded by conservative Republican Congressman Ron Paul is calling on Virginia Sens. Jim Webb and Mark Warner to vote no. “The American […]


AFP Politics Blog – Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009

– News: Webb statement on NAACP anniversary, Thursday, 9 p.m. – News: Family Foundation president offers statement on House of Delegates votes on pro-life amendments in Virginia budget, Thursday, 9 p.m. – News: Shannon gets endorsements of Richmond, Norfolk mayors, Thursday, 4:15 p.m. – News: Perriello praised for voting against pay raise, Thursday, 4:15 p.m. […]