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…

Prince William County GOP Gears Up for November

Last night, 300 Republican activists gathered at the Heritage Hunt Golf & Country Club in Gainesville for the Prince William County GOP’s sold-out Lincoln-Reagan dinner, featuring former Presidential candidate, and rumored 2018 Senatorial candidate, Carly Fiorina. Every single statewide candidate for the Republican nomination for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Attorney General were in attendance and each were … Read more…

Virginia’s 2017 Gubernatorial Election Preview

There is no off-season in Virginia politics. Because Virginia holds an election every single year, someone (and everyone) is ALWAYS campaigning. As they say… no rest for the weary! As Virginia politicos gear up for the 2017 state-wide primary season, and with the 2016 Election cycle behind us [finally], political candidates are busy laying the groundwork of … Read more…