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  • National Democrats are jittery about Va. governor’s race

    10/22/2017 5:35:06 PM PDT · by markomalley · 42 replies
    Washington ComPost ^ | 10/22/17 | David Weigel and Ed O'Keefe
    The Democratic National Committee gathered here over the past week with one worry on every activist’s mind: We’d better not lose the Virginia governor’s race. It’s a surprising case of the jitters over a place that hasn’t elected a Republican to statewide office in eight years — and that voted resoundingly against Donald Trump last year. But nationally, Democrats haven’t won a marquee race since losing the presidency. They lag Republicans in fundraising. A loss for Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam against Republican Ed Gillespie on Nov. 7 could stir doubts about message and strategy just as the party is gearing...
  • Obama tears into Ed Gillespie’s MS-13 ads, calling them ‘as cynical as politics gets’

    10/21/2017 7:40:52 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 58 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 10/20/2017 | Fenit Nirappil
    RICHMOND — Former president Barack Obama took the unusual step of criticizing and mocking Virginia’s Republican gubernatorial candidate for a controversial ad blitz highlighting Latino gang violence. As he rallied for the Democratic candidate Ralph Northam on Thursday night, Obama mentioned that he and his wife, Michelle Obama, have seen Republican Ed Gillespie’s commercials airing on television in their D.C. home. The spots say Northam is “weak on MS-13” as images of tattooed Latino men and the gang motto “Kill, Rape, Control” pop up on the screen.
  • Dulles Toll Road Fee Projected to Increase to $4.75 in 2019, $6 in 2023

    10/22/2017 11:15:56 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    Reston Now ^ | October 18, 2017 | Dave Emke
    Users of the Dulles Toll Road can expect to pay more in 2019, according to a 2018 draft budget presented to the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Board today.No increase from the $3.50 toll ($2.50 at the plaza and $1 at the ramp) is planned in 2018; however, it is expected to jump to $4.75 the following year. Numbers presented by the Board’s Finance Committee show that is only the beginning of the hikes.In 2023, the toll is projected to go up to $6. Additional jumps of $1.25 or more are projected every five years for the following two decades, resulting...
  • The Democrats should be terrified by this governor’s race

    10/21/2017 12:45:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The New York Post ^ | October 21, 2017 | Salena Zito
    WINCHESTER, VA. — The melodic sounds of a street musician’s trumpet echo through every corner of this old Virginia town as locals shop or make their way to lunch. Daren Johnson has been blowing his horn at the pedestrian mall in the shadow of the Shenandoah Valley Civil War Museum for over an hour. He performs for two reasons: “To make some extra cash and to share a little bit of lightness. We are exhausted as a country,” he said, “a direct result of last year’s election.” Johnson and his wife were tireless volunteers for Hillary Clinton last year. They...
  • Improvised explosive devise found in Merchant’s Square Williamsburg Va.

    10/20/2017 1:34:46 PM PDT · by Merrittk · 9 replies
    The Virginia Gazzette ^ | Oct. 20, 2017 | Jimmy LaRue
    A vehicle with three propane tanks in it caused enough concern among law enforcement that they locked down Matthew Waley Elementary for a short time Friday morning to investigate.
  • Why Ed Gillespie is surging in Virginia

    10/20/2017 8:10:31 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 31 replies ^ | 10/20/17 | Mark A. Thiessen
    In the run-up to Virginia’s 2014 Senate election, Republican Ed Gillespie trailed Sen. Mark Warner (D) by double digits in almost every single public poll. Gillespie knew the polls were wrong, but to the GOP establishment, Warner seemed invincible, and as Election Day approached, the party focused its resources on more “winnable” races (such as Scott Brown’s failed Senate campaign in New Hampshire). Two weeks before Election Day, Gillespie tried to get the GOP to kick in just $350,000 for ads and get-out-the-vote efforts, but his pleas fell on deaf ears. In the end, he lost not by double digits,...
  • Transgender woman denied access to Busch Gardens over skirt

    10/19/2017 8:32:57 PM PDT · by Morgana · 63 replies
    wtvr ^ | October 19, 2015 | Jake Burns
    WILLIAMSBURG, Va. -- A transgender woman was denied access to Busch Gardens theme park in Williamsburg because a park security guard deemed her skirt a costume. Bria Gibson's girlfriend was born a male, but identifies as female. The couple went to the park on Saturday to enjoy the Halloween season's Howl-o-Scream event. But their day took a turn as soon as they reached the park's security gate. There, a security guard looked at her girlfriend, who was wearing an ankle length skirt, and began shaking his head, according to Gibson.
  • Dems need more than 'meh' in Virginia race

    10/19/2017 1:34:47 PM PDT · by leaymane · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/19/17 | Chris Stirewalt
    If Democrats can’t deliver a win in Virginia’s gubernatorial election 19 days hence, they should shut down and reopen as a haunted house. “See the spine-tinglingly campaign finance reports!!! Hear the bloodcurdling voicemails from Debbie Wasserman Schultz!!! Smell the horror of a goat cheese and red-pepper hummus sandwich one of the interns left downstairs!!!” Republicans have done well in recent cycles in gubernatorial races in Democrat-leaning states. Massachusetts, Maryland, Illinois, Maine, Michigan, Nevada, New Jersey and Wisconsin are all presently governed by Republicans. So it wouldn’t be all together shocking for a state that had a strong Republican lead until...
  • Criticizing Murderous MS-13 is Apparently Racist Now

    10/19/2017 12:21:40 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 7 replies ^ | October 19, 2017 | Katie Pavlich
    Republican Ed Gillespie, who is running for governor of Virginia against Democrat Ralph Northam, is being criticized for portraying MS-13 members as "heavily tattooed Latino men" who want to "KILL, RAPE, CONTROL." From Yahoo News : Ed Gillespie often insists that the gubernatorial election in Virginia should mainly be a dialogue about the deeply researched policy papers he’s put out on seemingly every topic under the sun. And while that may be true, the Republican’s campaign might be best known at this point for a series of TV ads in which photos of heavily tattooed Latino men are displayed...
  • Trump Operative Quits Gillespie campaign for Va. governor, sources say

    10/18/2017 5:46:20 PM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 31 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/18/2017 | Laura Vozzella
    RICHMOND — The man who rallied Southwest Virginia to vote for Donald Trump last year quit Republican Ed Gillespie’s gubernatorial campaign this week, offended by a personal snub and exasperated by the campaign’s highly cautious stance toward the president, according to three Republicans familiar with his decision.
  • Vanity - Obama campaigns in Virginia, 10/19/2018 for Candidate Northam

    10/16/2017 6:02:53 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 17 replies
    "Failed"`Ex-POTUS, Barack Hussein Obama will campaign in support of Democrat, Progressive, Extreme Left-Wing, Governor, candidate, Northham on 10/19/2017 along with present VA Governor, Terry (The Charlottesville Murder/Riot Organizer) McAuliffe. It will be most interesting and informative to see if Obama can muster up the 20,000-30,000 attendees that POTUS, Trump receives at his rallies, with a snap of his fingers. Or...will Obama mimic Hillary Clinton with 100-200 attendees? Shucks...I'm looking for Obama to attract 100,000 folks or more, mostly ill-informed, African-Americans who have been royally screwed by Obama during his eight year, failed presidency. Can't figure that one is as...
  • Gillespie +1 in Virginia Governor's race

    Monmouth University(which is very lib) Gillespie 48% Northam 47%
  • Company will grow lettuce in Virginia using fish waste (21 jobs)

    10/17/2017 1:20:04 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    WCAV-TV ^ | The Associated Press
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- A company that uses fish waste to grow organic baby lettuce and arugula plans to create 21 new jobs in Northern Virginia. Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe's office announced Friday that Kappa Farms will invest $865,000 to open a new "aquaponics" operation in Loudoun County....
  • Why Virginia Democrats Are Right to Be Nervous

    10/16/2017 8:32:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The National Review ^ | October 16, 2017 | Jim Geraghty
    On paper, Democrat Ralph Northam holds a small but fairly consistent lead in the polling of Virginia’s gubernatorial race. The most recent survey, from Emerson College, puts Northam ahead of Republican Ed Gillespie, 49 percent to 44 percent (with a margin of error of 5.5 points). But Democrats don’t feel confident at all. Last week Paul Krugman wrote about the race in a tone of panic: For whatever reason, however, Virginia isn’t getting nearly as much play in national media or, as far as I can tell, among progressive activists, as it deserves. Folks, right now this is where the...
  • Virginia governor race: Candidates pull out political heavy hitters as showdown gets nasty

    10/16/2017 7:15:03 PM PDT · by leaymane · 40 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/16/17 | Doug McKelway
    In a year where coverage of President Trump has generated TV ratings, limitless controversy, and the world’s scrutiny, the November 7th Virginia governor’s race between former Republican National Committee Chair Ed Gillespie and Democratic Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam has been gasping for attention. That may change this week as both campaigns pull out some heavy hitters. President George W. Bush is attending two Gillespie fundraisers on Monday. President Obama is campaigning for Northam on Thursday. That, following weekend appearances by Vice President Mike Pence at a Gillespie rally and former Vice President Joe Biden at an Northam event. Unknown yet...
  • Pence, Biden going to bat for candidates in Virginia gubernatorial race

    10/14/2017 2:20:45 PM PDT · by leaymane · 27 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 10/13/17 | Seth McLaughlin
    Democratic gubernatorial nominee Ralph Northam and his Republican rival Ed Gillespie are pulling out a couple of the big guns Saturday, as they look to energize their respective coalitions less than a month out from Election Day. Mr. Northam plans to spend the morning campaigning with former Vice President Joseph R. Biden in Northern Virginia, and Mr. Gillespie is set to appear at an evening rally with Vice President Mike Pence in Southwest Virginia. The race is tight, according to polls, which has shown Mr. Northam, the state’s lieutenant governor, with a fairly consistent lead, riding strong support from voters...
  • Dinesh D'Souza Convocation at Liberty University

    10/12/2017 1:03:27 PM PDT · by tired&retired · 23 replies
    YouTube ^ | September 21, 2017 | Dines D'Souza
    Dinesh outlines his new book, The Big Lie. This is beyond excellent and worth the time to watch and share. It's about 30 minutes.
  • US black man beaten by racists is charged (Accused of violence at Charlottesville-DJT)

    10/12/2017 1:53:26 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 14 replies
    A black man who was beaten at a far-right rally in Virginia has turned himself in to be formally charged in connection with the incident. DeAndre Harris, 20, who is accused of unlawful wounding, was taken before a magistrate before being released on an unsecured bond. Photos and video of Mr. Harris being attacked by white men at the August 12 event were widely shared online. Two alleged assailants were charged with malicious wounding in September....... Another individual alleged that Mr. Harris attacked him, prompting the warrant on Tuesday........
  • A $9 Billion Highway That Promises to Pay for Itself

    10/10/2017 5:17:00 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 35 replies
    Citylab ^ | September 26, 2017 | Andrew Zaleski
    Last Thursday, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan unveiled a $9 billion project to widen three of the state’s most heavily trafficked highways: I-270, I-495—also known as the Capital Beltway—and MD-295, the Baltimore-Washington Parkway. What the governor’s office dubbed the Traffic Relief Plan involves constructing two express toll lanes each way—or four total toll lanes—to all three highways. Widening the Capital Beltway and the section of I-270 connecting the growing commuter-city of Frederick to Washington, D.C., would cost an estimated $7.6 billion, which the state expects to be financed via public-private partnerships: Private companies would build and maintain the new toll lanes,...
  • Candidates for Virginia governor set for 3rd, final debate

    10/09/2017 3:28:48 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 25 replies
    WTOP News [Washington DC] ^ | October 9, 2017 6:48 am | AP
    WISE, Va. (AP) — The two major party candidates in Virginia’s closely watched race for governor are set for their third and final debate. Republican Ed Gillespie and Democratic Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam will debate Monday evening at the University of Virginia at Wise. Gillespie was a senior White House adviser to former President George W. Bush. The southwest Virginia debate comes a month before Election Day in a year when only two states are electing new governors. Virginia’s swing state status has led to intense national interest, with President Donald Trump recently weighing in on Twitter to attack Northam...