Hire Ed for Higher Ed!

Last year, Virginia was the 6th most expensive state for college. Over the past decade, the cost of higher education in Virginia has doubled, while the medium income for Virginia families has only risen 27%. Between 2002 and 2012, the cost of tuition, room and board at public colleges and universities rose by 40% at a rate 4 … Read more…

Ed Gillespie Should Bust Virginia’s Liquor Monopoly

Since May 28, 1934, Virginia has held a monopoly on liquor sales in the commonwealth – a scheme that has been fruitful for the state’s government for over 80 years. Now, however, the time has come to relinquish the Prohibition-Era policies and get the government out of the citizen’s lives in Virginia. Republican gubernatorial candidate … Read more…

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…

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…

Virginia’s GOP Governor Hopefuls on Twitter

Thanks to President Donald Trump, the Twitter habits of elected officials and political candidates has become even more relevant, sparking wide-spread interest and criticism. Considering this unprecedented and unorthodox level of Twitter usage by a sitting President, I was curious about how our four Republican candidates for VA Governor have been utilizing the social media platform on their own campaigns. … Read more…