In the least surprising news out of a statewide election of surprises this year, Republican Attorney General Candidate Mark Obenshain is requesting a recount after the official canvass of this month’s election shows him trailing Democrat Mark Herring by 165 votes out of the 2.2 million cast. Recounts are virtually automatic in […]
The Millboro area of Bath County remains in shock today after what appears to be a suicide by the 24 year old son of State Sen. Creigh Deeds, who is hospitalized at the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville with multiple stab wounds of his upper torso and face. Deeds was airlifted to the […]
Always happens. Whenever I write something that raises the question of misdeeds or dishonesty of an elected official I get accused of being a member of the “other party.” Thursday’s piece about the many problems and failures of Obamacare brought several shraply worded replies that claimed I was a “right winger” or “part of the […]
Recounts in close elections can sometimes change what the voters say.
Democrat Mark Herring is claiming victory in the seesaw race for Virginia Attorney General that currently gives him a 163-vote margin over Republican Mark Obenshain after local officials “finalized” their numbers and turned in the results before the deadline for doing so at midnight Tuesday. Previously uncounted returns from Fairfax County increased Herring’s slight lead […]
The turnaround is just the latest tally as checks and rechecks continue.
In the topsy-turvy and still undecided Virginia Attorney General’s race where a recount is almost certain, Democrat Mark Herring is now leading by 117 votes, wiping out a 17-vote lead by Republican Mark Obenshain after the Virginia Board of Elections published new figures. The turnaround is just the latest tally as checks and rechecks continue […]
A close look at last Tuesday’s defining governor’s election in Virginia leaves both the ultra right-wing tea party and soon to be ex-Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli with a clear message — don’t piss off women in the Old Dominion. Women in general — and particularly single women — told Cuccinelli and the tea party to […]
Sadly, three days after a game-changing statewide election in Virginia, attorney general and failed Republican governor candidate Ken Cuccinelli is showing his true tea party colors by refusing even to talk to Democrat Terry McAuliffe — the man who beat him at the polls — and blaming everyone for his loss except for the one […]
Probably the most important news out of Tuesday’s election is the message voters sent to the tea party: ‘Take a hike,” That message was delivered strongly in Alabama where in a GOP Congressional primary runoff, business-backed Republican moderate Bradley Byrne convincingly defeated tea party candidate Dean Young, a hardcore right-wing ideologue. The same message came […]
After going into election day with a comfortable lead in most polls, Democrat Terry McAuliffe eeked out a thin victory Tuesday over Republican Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli while Ralph Northam won a more decisive victory over right winger E. W. Jackson for Lt. Governor. In the attorney general’s race, Republican Mark Obenshain finished the night […]
Ethics-challenged Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli — out of money and running out of time — turned over the weekend to the only thing left for a rabid-right candidate to do in a desperate try to win a governor’s race that many think he has already lost. He is stepped up his rants to attack […]