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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…

Fmr. Governor Gilmore to Address Millennials, RPV Chairman John Whitbeck to Moderate 2017 Statewide Candidate Debate

Richmond, VA – Today, the Millennial Advocacy Council PAC announced Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore as the keynote speaker for their Inaugural Phoenix Summit this Saturday, February 18th. MAC-PAC also revealed today that Republican Party of Virginia Chairman John Whitbeck will serve as moderator during the 2017 Statewide Candidate Debate they are co-hosting with NextGen GOP … Read more…

Donald Trump 2.0

What if you could have Donald Trump, but without any of his flaws? All the benefits of an outsider that’s going to clean up the political scene, without even a hint of concern. Someone with great success in business, no concern for political correctness, but no scandals, no big mouth, and no perceived prejudices.  Now Virginia needs … Read more…

In Preparation for Lobby Day in Richmond

So much of our polemics depends upon what we wish to see society look like and how we wish to be governed. Too little of our polemics depends upon questions surrounding the nature of Man, the function of economies, the justice and efficiency of laws, and the efficacy and purpose of government itself. We say … 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…

Denver Riggleman Shakes Up the Governor’s Race

A lot can change in a weekend…. and following the 2016 RPV Advance this past weekend, the dynamic of the 2017 Gubernatorial race has certainly changed. In my humble opinion, this change is for the better. We now know that Wittman is out. I have tremendous amount of respect for Congressman Wittman and am grateful … Read more…

Established Insiders Can Get the Job Done.

“She’s an established Washington insider”. I recently noticed a Facebook comment criticizing Congresswoman Barbara Comstock on a friend’s Facebook post that nicely reflects the problem with American populism. By referencing Comstock’s length of public service, this person quickly assumed that her connections and relationships in Washington automatically make her out-of-touch with her constituents. The tea-party movement had … Read more…