To Win, Gillespie Must Go Bold With Decriminalization

For weeks, conservative activists across Virginia have been scratching their heads, collectively wondering how, when, and if Ed Gillespie will seize grassroots support from former gubernatorial rivals Denver Riggleman and Corey Stewart. Issues some label populist are motivating factors for growing, dedicated swaths of activists, such as the decriminalization of marijuana use. According to polling … Read more…

Emily Brewer Shows Republicans the Way Forward

On Tuesday, Virginians experienced two very different primaries with Democratic turnout blowing Republican turnout out of the water. Of the 909,320 voters who cast ballots yesterday, 543,046 were Democratic and 366,274 were Republican. This year’s Democratic primary drew near 4-times the number of voters than their 2013 primary which drew only 144,435. In the wake … Read more…

The NEW Grand Old Party

The Republican Party is changing. And no, I’m not talking about the recent populist wave responsible for the election of President Donald J. Trump. The change I’m referring to is not happening at the national level (yet), but at the local level. How ’bout that small government!? Millennials may be America’s largest bloc of eligible voters, but … Read more…

The 12 “Days” of Campaigning

The final countdown has begun…   On the 1st day of campaigning, my candidate sent to me…  petitions to gather and sign. On the 2nd day of campaigning, my candidate sent to me… TWO rally invites, and petitions to gather and sign. On the 3rd day of campaigning, my candidate sent to me… THREE guilt trips, TWO rally … Read more…

A Meet Up in Short Pump

This past Saturday, the scene was set in Short Pump, Henrico for a meet and greet for three state wide Republican candidates.  Over 150 people (by the author’s count) turned out to the event hosted by Dishant and Meeta Shah at their home for gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie, lt. gubernatorial candidate Glenn Davis, and Republican … Read more…