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 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…

The GOP’s Immigration Problem

Republicans LOVE to talk about immigration. I think Donald Trump even dreams about building his “big, beautiful, powerful wall” on the southern border. The so-called “grassroots” conservatives love the idea. And now Corey Stewart has pretty much made kicking out illegal immigrants his entire gubernatorial platform (along with defending Gen. Lee’s statue and attacking Ed Gillespie, of … 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…

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…