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  • Lateef wins in school board chairman's race ... dirty tricks (Exhibit A - How RATs Cheat)

    11/09/2018 2:03:57 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 5 replies ^ | Nov 7, 2018 | By Jill Palermo Times Staff Writer
    Babur Lateef is the apparent winner of Tuesday’s special election for chairman of Prince William County School Board, garnering 48 percent of the unofficial vote to Alyson Satterwhite’s 41.9 percent. The win means Lateef, who ran with the support of Prince William County’s Democratic Committee, will hold onto the top spot on the eight-member board, while Satterwhite, who was endorsed by the local Republican committee, will remain the Gainesville representative on the board, a position she has held since 2012. Lateef was first appointed interim chairman earlier this year after former school board chairman Ryan Sawyers resigned the post following...
  • Let’s Not Make the Corey Stewart Mistake Again

    11/07/2018 6:16:44 AM PST · by C19fan · 20 replies
    National Review ^ | November 6, 2018 | Jim Geraghty
    Virginia’s Senate election did not take long to resolve. Incumbent Democrat Tim Kaine was declared the winner over Corey Stewart immediately after 7 p.m. Eastern. As three Virginia Republicans hold their breath about the outcomes of the House elections — incumbents Barbara Comstock and Dave Brat, and challenger Denver Riggleman — some will wonder if the party partially set its fate in the June 12 primary. If Nick Freitas or even E. W. Jackson had won the GOP nomination for Senate, maybe the Virginia Democratic party would have at least had to expend some resources protecting Kaine.
  • Dave Brat and Scott Taylor Lost

    11/06/2018 9:29:33 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 63 replies
    November 7, 2018 | Pinkbell
    Brat was the guy that was responsible for getting rid of Eric Cantor. It was so close a race. Scott Taylor was a young, charismatic guy, but he also lost.
  • Olivia Wilde's mom Leslie Cockburn loses VA House race to Republican 'Bigfoot erotica' fan

    11/06/2018 9:25:44 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 36 replies
    Actress Olivia Wilde's mother, Leslie Cockburn, has lost in the House race for Virginia's 5th Congressional District to an alleged Bigfoot erotica fan. Republican Denver Riggleman beat Democrat Cockburn, an Emmy award-winning journalist and first time candidate with 53.6 per cent to 46.3 per cent - despite tough campaigning by the Hollywood star's mother. The House star, who backed and campaigned for her mom's run, has not commented on her loss. Cockburn sensationally revealed over the summer that Riggleman was a fan of 'bigfoot erotica', suggesting the odd fetish made him unfit to govern. Actress Olivia Wilde's mother, Leslie Cockburn...
  • AP: House VA 10th: Wexton - D Defeats Comstock -R -Democratic Pickup

    11/06/2018 5:43:34 PM PST · by C19fan · 14 replies
    AP ^ | November 6, 2018 | Staff
    Additionally, Democrat Jennifer Wexton is projected to win her election to represent Virginia's 10th congressional district in the U.S. House against Republican incumbent Rep. Barbara Comstock.
  • In a Northern Va. swing district, will Trump be enough for Democrats to unseat Rep. Comstock?

    11/05/2018 1:33:56 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 34 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 1, 2018 | Jenna Portnoy
    In a Northern Virginia swing district that is one of the most watched in this midterm election, one-quarter of the electorate can’t really say what they think of state Sen. Jennifer Wexton. But in most polls, the Democrat is comfortably ahead of Rep. Barbara Comstock, the two-term Republican who is ubiquitous. That phenomenon says plenty about this particular moment in this particular suburban district across the river from Washington, heavy with college-educated, affluent voters and growing immigrant communities. Voters in Virginia’s 10th Congressional District say they want to vote for a Democrat — any Democrat — as a check on...
  • Support Corey Stewart for US Senate - New Ad - needs help

    11/02/2018 10:03:05 AM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 20 replies
    Corey Stewart for Senate ^ | 11/2/18 | Corey Stewart and others
    Just thought some might have a bit of $$$ available to help Corey Stewart defeat the vile Tim Kaine. There is a new AD that needs to go out all over Virginia.
  • Virginia Poll: Rep. Bart Struggles to Put Away Dem Spanberger

    10/30/2018 8:20:26 AM PDT · by beejaa · 17 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Oct. 29, 2018 | Eric Mack
    Voter enthusiasm might be the difference in Virginia's 7th Congressional District race between GOP incumbent Dave Brat and surging Democrat Abigail Spanberger, according to the latest poll from The Judy Ford Wason Center for Public Policy at Christopher Newport University. The race is a statistical dead heat with Spanberger holding a 1-point edge on Rep. Brat 46-45 among likely voters, which is well within the poll's plus or minus 4.2 percentage point margin of error. Among the most committed voters, Spanberger's lead widens to 3 points 48-45 percent, albeit still within the margin. Voter turnout will decide this race and...
  • Operation Rescue Urges Virginians to Dump Clinton Lackey in Favor of Pro-Life Corey Stewart for...

    10/27/2018 10:28:52 AM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    OPERATION RESCUE ^ | October 13, 2018 | Cheryl Sullenger
    FULL TITLE: Operation Rescue Urges Virginians to Dump Clinton Lackey in Favor of Pro-Life Corey Stewart for U.S. Senate Washington, DC – According to pundits and polls, the Senate race in Virginia is all but over, but Operation Rescue doesn’t buy it. Pro-life Republican Corey Stewart is challenging incumbent Democrat Sen. Tim Kaine, who was Hillary Clinton’s 2016 running mate. “We believe Kaine’s seat is vulnerable, despite all the suppression polling out there that is meant to make people believe this race is already over. Kaine represents the corrupt Clinton agenda of unrestricted abortion, higher taxes, and disastrous foreign policies...
  • In Virginia, Dave Brat Runs to Represent His District, Not National Pundits

    10/26/2018 6:10:51 AM PDT · by C19fan · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | October 26, 2018 | Theodore Kupfer
    At a town hall last May in Blackstone, Va., congressman Dave Brat, representing that state’s seventh district, couldn’t get a word in edgewise. A comment about the importance of economic growth was met with jeers from the crowd of mostly women, many of whom were waving red rectangles of construction paper they had brought for the occasion. The town hall was one of many across the country that spring at which Republican congressmen were met with an angry reception, but Brat’s drew national attention. The congressman who had three years prior defeated House majority leader Eric Cantor on the back...
  • Dem Candidate Jennifer Wexton Has Staffer Dress as Cop to Fake Police Support [tr]

    10/25/2018 8:14:46 PM PDT · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 27 replies
    Conservative News ^ | OCTOBER 26, 2018 | Staff
    Far left Democrat Jennifer Wexton is running for US Congress against Republican Rep. Barbara Comstock. Comstock is tied with Wexton in the latest polls after trailing for several weeks. But now this… Democrat Wexton was caught using fake cops in her ad showing support for her candidacy. In fact one of the fake cops is her campaign field director. A new ad for Jennifer Wexton, a top Democratic challenger to Virginia GOP Rep. Barbara Comstock, briefly features three police officers signing a poster promising “Change is Coming.” But none of them are actual law enforcement. In fact, one of them...
  • He fought in World War II. He died in 2014. And he just registered to vote in Va.

    10/21/2018 9:33:43 AM PDT · by Mr. K · 72 replies
    washingtonpost ^ | 10/21/18 | Laura Vozzella
    RICHMOND — The FBI and local police are investigating how at least 19 dead Virginians were recently re-registered to vote in this critical swing state. One case came to light after relatives of a deceased man received a note congratulating him for registering, Rockingham County Commonwealth’s Attorney Marsha Garst said Thursday. “His family members were very distraught,” said Garst, who confirmed the existence of the FBI and police investigation but said she could provide few details because the case is ongoing. All 19 were initially registered as voters in the Shenandoah Valley city of Harrisonburg, although a clerk double-checking the...
  • Comey donates maximum amount to Democratic challenger in Virginia House race

    10/16/2018 1:03:09 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | ARIS FOLLEY - 10/16/18 | ARIS FOLLEY - 10/16/18
    Former FBI Director James Comey donated the maximum legal amount to Democratic candidate Jennifer Wexton as she campaigns to unseat vulnerable Virginia Rep. Barbara Comstock (R) in November. Comey donated $2,700 to Wexton's campaign in September as the Virginia Democrat continues to gain momentum in the state's hotly-contested 10th congressional district race, Federal Election Commission filings show. The former FBI head has traditionally donated to Republican campaigns, including Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign and John McCain’s presidential campaign in 2008. However, Comey, who was fired by President Trump in May 2017, revealed earlier this year that he was leaving the...
  • Sen. Tim Kaine: 'We've Got' to 'Fight in the Streets'

    10/16/2018 10:31:22 AM PDT · by rktman · 93 replies ^ | 10/16/2018 | Michael W. Chapman
    Commenting on how Democrats can strengthen their party by effectively targeting Trump administration policies they oppose, Senator Tim Kaine (D-Va.) said liberals must "fight in the courts, fight in the streets" and "fight at the ballot box." On Tuesday morning's Morning Joe (MSNBC), co-host Mika Brzezinski asked, "So, broad question about the future of the Democratic Party, especially given your firsthand experience with what we've all been through. There's so much going on here that we clearly see, you know, places where you -- we can criticize what the administration is doing, but how does the party rebuild? How do...
  • THREE WEEKS OUT: No Blue Wave, Not Even in the Pacific!

    10/15/2018 5:18:55 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 41 replies ^ | Oct 15, 2018 | Larry Schweikar
    With two weeks to go until the midterms, Republicans are virtually guaranteed to win the Senate. As of today, North Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Arizona, and Missouri appear safe. Just today, the third consecutive poll showing Dean Heller up in Nevada came out (Emerson) and he has expanded his lead now to seven. This would mean that as of today, the GOP would gain a net of two seats in the Senate. Races still supposedly up in the air are Montana, Indiana, West Virginia, Florida, Minnesota, New Jersey, and Ohio. Races where the Democrat has a lead outside the margin of...
  • Poll: Republican Scott Taylor Leads in Virginia Congressional Race

    10/16/2018 2:16:21 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 15 October 2018 | Sean Moran
    Rep. Scott Taylor (R-VA) leads by seven points in a crucial race for the Republican House majority, according to a poll released on Monday. Congressman Taylor leads by seven points — 50 to 43 percent - against Democrat Elaine Luria in the 2nd congressional district, according to a Christopher Newport University (CNU) survey released on Monday. Five percent of Virginia voters remain undecided, while the margin of error for the poll is four points, making Taylor’s lead beyond the margin of error. Taylor also leads by six points — 50 to 44 percent — with “committed voters” or voters who...
  • Young Virginia Voters Aren’t Sending In Their Ballots Because…

    10/15/2018 10:27:22 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 56 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 15 Oct 2018 | Jazz Shaw
    Democrats are already worried about turnout this November, particularly because polling shows that the youngest voters – college students in particular – are the least enthusiastic and the least likely to show up at the polls. That gap extends up through the age bracket of the youngest millennials but mostly focuses on what’s now being called Generation Z. In Virginia, however, it appears that enthusiasm isn’t the only problem they have. Young voters there are complaining that they can’t mail in their absentee ballots. Why? Because many of them can’t figure out where and how to purchase stamps to send...
  • CNU Poll: Incumbent Scott Taylor posts lead over Democrat in Va.’s 2nd Congressional District

    10/15/2018 4:59:30 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 15 Oct 2018 | Gregory S. Schneider
    RICHMOND —Rep. Scott Taylor (R-Va.) leads Democratic challenger Elaine Luria 50 percent to 43 percent in Virginia’s 2nd Congressional District, according to a new poll released Monday by Christopher Newport University’s Wason Center for Public Policy. Taylor has a 7-point lead among likely voters, suggesting that voters are not troubled by his involvement in a scandal in which his campaign staffers submitted fraudulent signatures in a failed effort to get another candidate onto the ballot. The poll had a margin of error of about 4 percentage points.
  • Republicans fear Democratic 'blue wave' spreading to once-safe districts

    10/08/2018 7:56:30 AM PDT · by 4Runner · 33 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 8, 2018 | James Oliphant
    [snip]Last year, as protesters crashed his events in the midst of a House push to repeal former President Barack Obama’s healthcare program, Brat remarked that “women are in my grille no matter where I go.” Those words have followed him ever since.[snip]
  • Republicans start to pull plug on members

    09/26/2018 6:05:07 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/26/18 | Melanie Zanona
    Republicans are performing critical triage to their midterm spending strategy as they seek to hold on to their House majority in a difficult midterm year. The House GOP’s campaign arm pulled the plug on its remaining ad buys last week for the Pittsburgh media market, where Rep. Keith Rothfus (R-Pa.) is desperately fighting to hang on to his seat in a race against Rep. Conor Lamb (D-Pa.). It’s grim news for Rothfus, who has largely been seen as a dead man walking since redistricting left him with a Democratic-leaning district and a difficult opponent in Lamb. For the GOP, it’s...