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  • All kidding aside, we really do need your continuing support to keep FR funded. [FReepathon XLIV]

    11/13/2017 3:34:21 PM PST · 24 of 33
    HokieMom
  • Live Election Report From Virginia

    11/07/2017 3:16:04 PM PST · 144 of 590
    HokieMom to janetjanet998

    My purple precinct in ffx county is at about 32% turn out which is low. Easily more ppl taking my GOP sample ballots than are taking the dems.

  • Libertarians brush off concerns they'll play 'spoiler' in Virginia governor's race

    11/07/2017 3:12:48 PM PST · 41 of 42
    HokieMom to NobleFree

    We’ll have to see how it all plays out. Trump changes everything.

  • "Deplorables Unite" (Do you hear the people sing) Trump Victory Anthem

    11/07/2017 11:53:48 AM PST · 20 of 26
    HokieMom

    When I saw this, I knew Trump was going to win.

  • Live Election Report From Virginia

    11/07/2017 11:32:54 AM PST · 44 of 590
    HokieMom to PUGACHEV
    A cold rain is falling in NOVA this afternoon. The timing is perfect. It’s the first really cold unpleasant day of the season.

    I'm in northern Virginia, too. They say this type of rain keeps everyone but the broken glass republicans home. So many voted ahead of time, though, difficult to fully gauge the impact the weather will have.

  • Libertarians brush off concerns they'll play 'spoiler' in Virginia governor's race

    11/07/2017 8:53:50 AM PST · 39 of 42
    HokieMom to deplorableindc

    ACU‏Verified account @ACUConservative 1h1 hour ago

    It's #ElectionDay in #VA! ACU endorsed @EdWGillespie in June, and we're proud to say to Virginians today to get out and #VoteEdGillespie!

  • Republican Ed Gillespie: A Reagan conservative tries to appeal and prevail in the age of Trump

    11/07/2017 8:47:26 AM PST · 150 of 172
    HokieMom to Lurkinanloomin

    Just think how exciting it will be to work on Corey Stewart’s campaign! :^)

  • Libertarians brush off concerns they'll play 'spoiler' in Virginia governor's race

    11/07/2017 7:01:25 AM PST · 38 of 42
    HokieMom to Carry me back

    Lots of people moving to Virginia. Hoping they’re not bringing their evil ways with them!

  • Republican Ed Gillespie: A Reagan conservative tries to appeal and prevail in the age of Trump

    11/07/2017 6:57:54 AM PST · 144 of 172
    HokieMom to Lurkinanloomin

    Ed Gillespie is a nice Catholic guy. I don’t for one second believe he is a liar. Sorry.

  • Republican Ed Gillespie: A Reagan conservative tries to appeal and prevail in the age of Trump

    11/06/2017 4:11:27 PM PST · 120 of 172
    HokieMom to csvset

    “Now it’s a full court press on MS-13 and Sanctuary Cities. Good luck EG, send Northam off with a defeat.”

    Agree. EG has become more boldly conservative as the campaign has developed.

  • Libertarians brush off concerns they'll play 'spoiler' in Virginia governor's race

    11/06/2017 2:13:27 PM PST · 12 of 42
    HokieMom to deplorableindc

    Bump for a GOP sweep tomorrow including growing the majority in the House of Delegates.

  • Charlottesville, Virginia Daily Progress: Gillespie has admirable plan for economy

    11/06/2017 12:31:46 PM PST · 21 of 21
    HokieMom to HokieMom

    In Virginia Election: A Referendum on Decency (Updated: Northam tied to Ad)

    http://committedconservative.com/2017/11/02/virginia-election-referendum-decency/

  • Republican Ed Gillespie: A Reagan conservative tries to appeal and prevail in the age of Trump

    11/06/2017 12:31:02 PM PST · 92 of 172
    HokieMom to leaymane

    In Virginia Election: A Referendum on Decency (Updated: Northam tied to Ad)

    http://committedconservative.com/2017/11/02/virginia-election-referendum-decency/

  • Wither The Democrats?

    11/06/2017 10:49:35 AM PST · 9 of 43
    HokieMom
  • Republican Ed Gillespie: A Reagan conservative tries to appeal and prevail in the age of Trump

    11/06/2017 9:20:24 AM PST · 22 of 172
    HokieMom
    From Breitbart's facebook page:

    Bannon embraces Ed Gillespie

    Bannon: Trump, Stewart Voters Going to Win Virginia Governorship for ‘Bush Guy’ Gillespie

    Following headliner Stephen K. Bannon, executive chairman of Breitbart News, populist-nationalist 2018 U.S. Senate candidate Corey Stewart addressed the Remembrance Project National Conference in Washington, DC, Saturday. The event, at the capital’s famous Willard Hotel, featured a “who’s who” of leaders in the fight against illegal immigration, including headliner Bannon, Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton, and Colorado gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo, in Remembrance Project’s largest annual event to honor Americans killed by illegal alien crime and the “angel families” they left behind.

    Stewart, speaking afterwards with Breitbart News, called Bannon “the most powerful political figure in the United States today.” He agreed with Bannon’s assessment of the political winds in the country. “There’s momentum in the country to destroy political correctness, to do something about illegal immigration, to build the wall, and enforce immigration laws,” he said.

    Virginia gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie made “Mara Salvatrucha,” or MS-13, a focal point of his campaign as Tuesday’s election draws near. Fueled by illegal aliens, the transnational criminal gang has become a gruesome feature of the once placid Northern Virginia suburbs of Washington, DC.

    The issue, that has come to define the race in the last month, is no news to Stewart, who extensively raised the alarm on MS-13 and the refusal of Gillespie opponent Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam to endorse banning the “sanctuary city” policies that fuel transnational criminal organizations in other states in his primary campaign.

    Just Thursday, the Department of Justice unveiled indictments for murder against four more alleged MS-13 members from Anne Arundel County, Maryland, just over the state line from the Northern Virginia communities, about which both Gillespie and Stewart have raised concerns.

    “MS-13 is not just a Northern Virginia problem. It’s not just in Northern Virginia and tidewater,” Stewart told Breitbart News on Saturday. “It is spreading down the [Interstate] 81 corridor and is becoming a statewide issue … It’s an issue that will drive not only conservatives but independent voters who are concerned about it.”

    Stewart, who lost to Ed Gillespie by the narrowest of margin’s in June’s GOP primary, thought his one-time opponent has done well for himself by making illegal immigration-fueled crime the central issue of his campaign. “As he’s moved to the right,” Stewart told Breitbart News of Gillespie, “as he’s embraced the issues of protecting historical monuments and cracking down on illegal immigration, I don’t think it’s a coincidence his poll numbers have improved dramatically.”

    The left, including the incumbent Democrat, arch-Clinton ally Terry McAuliffe, has tried to shame Gillespie’s populist turn as “racist.” Most prominent is the response of leftist PAC “Latino Victory Fund,” placing in circulation an ad showing a Gillespie supporter with a confederate flag on his pickup trying to run down Muslim and Latino children. The ad, now conclusively linked to the Northam campaign, has been called “vile” and “despicable” by the Washington Post editorial board.

    Corey Stewart called the ad “by far the dumbest move by the left in the last year.”

    Bannon, in his own address, broadly agreed with Stewart’s understanding of the path of the Virginia governor’s race. When he mentioned Gillespie’s name, cheers of “Corey! Corey!” erupted from the crowed. “For the Senate in ’18,” was Bannon’s reply.

    “That’s a horse race now,” Bannon said. “Gillespie, what was he? Eight, ten points down two weeks ago, two and a half weeks ago?”

    Gillespie is now running even or ahead in many polls.

    “If Gillespie … a Bush guy … wins, and I do believe that Gillespie’s going to pull this thing out,” Bannon continued, “it will be because of the underlying message of Corey Stewart and what he believes in, and the Trump voters in Virginia who are gonna turn out!”

    Stewart was similarly optimistic about the effect of the momentum Gillespie has stirred up with his embrace of Virginia’s populist energy. “A Gillespie win or a narrow loss means there will be a lot more national money and resources going into Virginia in 2018,” he told Breitbart News.

  • Fox News Poll: Race for Virginia governor remains tight

    11/06/2017 8:48:52 AM PST · 17 of 29
    HokieMom to Truth29

    I don’t know a single conservative who responds to pollsters.

  • Charlottesville, Virginia Daily Progress: Gillespie has admirable plan for economy

    11/06/2017 8:45:29 AM PST · 20 of 21
    HokieMom to Deplorable American1776

    I hope so!

  • Charlottesville, Virginia Daily Progress: Gillespie has admirable plan for economy

    11/05/2017 7:51:25 PM PST · 14 of 21
    HokieMom to Combat_Liberalism

    Gillespie’s been able to put together a coalition around common themes that we share — I think he wins!

  • Charlottesville, Virginia Daily Progress: Gillespie has admirable plan for economy

    11/05/2017 7:50:07 PM PST · 13 of 21
    HokieMom

    Ekstrom: Pro-Trump monument supporters in Virginia must vote Tuesday

    I helped found the Conservative Response Team to fight and defeat the growing Cultural Marxist cancer in America today.

    The battle started in South Carolina when Gov. Nikki Haley and feckless legislators voted to remove the battle flag from the Confederate Memorial in Columbia.

    At that time, we warned that that vote would be the first domino in an effort to tear down monuments, rename streets, schools and parks and even dig up graves.

    Sadly, we were right.

    One by one, liberal cities began destroying their history, just like ISIS. Memphis even wanted to dig up Confederate Lt. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest’s grave! Lee Circle in New Orleans was destroyed as was the beautiful sculpture of Confederate Gen. Pierre Gustave Toutant-Beauregard and other historical monuments. Then it was the monument to General Lee in Dallas, dedicated by Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1936.

    But nowhere has the battle been more heated than in Virginia, where gubernatorial candidate Corey Stewart dared speak out against Charlottesville’s attempt to remove a statue to General Lee. The issue went on to dominate the gubernatorial race and Stewart nearly pulled off an upset in the primary over RNC-backed candidate Edward W. Gillespie.

    Gillespie’s unwillingness to support legislation backed by every single Republican delegate and state senator was a major factor in the results. Gillespie lost whole sections of the state and was saved only by margins in liberal Fairfax and Arlington counties, and in Alexandria and other liberal cities.

    Shortly after the primary, violence broke out at a rally in Charlottesville, and Democrats got caught up in the rhetoric coming forth from their Alt-Left, Antifa and Black Lives Matter supporters. Democratic nominee Ralph S. Northam, a graduate of Virginia Military Academy, endorsed taking down all Confederate statues, including the one of Confederate Lt. Gen. Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson at VMI, a request the college board immediately rejected.

    But soon Northam realized he overreached in response to the frenzy and began trying to back away from his promise, but it was too late and Gillespie wisely attacked Northam over his position.

    The decision sparked a jump in Gillespie’s poll numbers, perhaps driven by several positive tweets from President Donald J. Trump highlighting Gillespie’s monuments stand. Today, Gillespie’s now down by a hair in the RCP average, below the margin of error.

    At the same time, Conservative Response Team has remained determined to keep holding Gillespie’s feet to the fire, and we did, despite pressure from a lot of Republican Party types who asked us to “lay off Ed.”

    Believe me, Ed’s heard the message loud and clear. Very clear. Very very clear.

    Now voters must make a choice. It’s a tough one because Gillespie is just uncomfortable with controversy and this is a controversial issue that divides voters. But it’s also clear that Gillespie will have no choice as governor but to sign legislation protecting these monuments from leftist politically correct politicians in liberal cities like Charlottesville and Richmond.

    Gillespie will have no choice because virtually every Republican candidate for every other office in the state has taken a strong and bold stand for protecting our history and fighting political correctness.

    As voters, there really isn’t any choice either.

    Of course, there’s the alternative of casting a third-party protest vote, not voting at all or even voting for Northam. But none of these are real choices.

    Northam is a leftist ideologue who has endorsed destroying all Confederate Statues and who knows what other kooky liberal ideas he’ll endorse after election day? Couple this with Northam’s radical views on everything from abortion to guns to taxes and extremist environmental regulations, and it’s obvious Northam is a totally unacceptable choice.

    If Northam, Justin Fairfax and Mark Herring are defeated, it’s going to be a shattering psychological blow, not only to the Democratic Party, not only to the radical Alt-Left who makes up their hard-core base, but also to the Cultural Marxist gang trying to airbrush our heroes and our history.

    Corey Stewart and his army of 155,000 plus rank-and-file grassroots Republicans shook up the Virginia GOP the way Donald Trump and his team shook up the party nationally. Stewart will be back, stronger than ever, in 2018 as the nominee and eventual victor against the “Senator from Antifa,” Sen. Timothy M. Kaine (D.-Va.). Conservatives will continue to get stronger, win more primaries and elect more candidates.

    But first, there’s Nov. 7, because that is the day Virginians have the key to stopping Northam, Fairfax, Herring and their radical Alt-Left running mates for House of Delegates.

    I do not live in Virginia and cannot vote in your election, but I speak out as a concerned conservative fed up with the left rolling over our history and our heritage through political correctness. Virginia is a treasure trove of American Heritage and both Virginians and non-Virginians should be concerned about it.

    It is time to stop historical vandalism in our country and Virginians can start that process on Tuesday with their vote. And once Virginia leads, America will follow.

    It is now or never.

    Christopher S. Ekstrom is a Dallas investor and chairman of the Conservative Response Team, Inc., a 501(c)4 organization. Contact Christopher S. Ekstrom at (252) 564-4730.

  • Charlottesville, Virginia Daily Progress: Gillespie has admirable plan for economy

    11/05/2017 7:41:35 PM PST · 11 of 21
    HokieMom

    Bannon embraces Ed Gillespie

    Bannon: Trump, Stewart Voters Going to Win Virginia Governorship for ‘Bush Guy’ Gillespie

    Following headliner Stephen K. Bannon, executive chairman of Breitbart News, populist-nationalist 2018 U.S. Senate candidate Corey Stewart addressed the Remembrance Project National Conference in Washington, DC, Saturday. The event, at the capital’s famous Willard Hotel, featured a “who’s who” of leaders in the fight against illegal immigration, including headliner Bannon, Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton, and Colorado gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo, in Remembrance Project’s largest annual event to honor Americans killed by illegal alien crime and the “angel families” they left behind.

    Stewart, speaking afterwards with Breitbart News, called Bannon “the most powerful political figure in the United States today.” He agreed with Bannon’s assessment of the political winds in the country. “There’s momentum in the country to destroy political correctness, to do something about illegal immigration, to build the wall, and enforce immigration laws,” he said.

    Virginia gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie made “Mara Salvatrucha,” or MS-13, a focal point of his campaign as Tuesday’s election draws near. Fueled by illegal aliens, the transnational criminal gang has become a gruesome feature of the once placid Northern Virginia suburbs of Washington, DC.

    The issue, that has come to define the race in the last month, is no news to Stewart, who extensively raised the alarm on MS-13 and the refusal of Gillespie opponent Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam to endorse banning the “sanctuary city” policies that fuel transnational criminal organizations in other states in his primary campaign.

    Just Thursday, the Department of Justice unveiled indictments for murder against four more alleged MS-13 members from Anne Arundel County, Maryland, just over the state line from the Northern Virginia communities, about which both Gillespie and Stewart have raised concerns.

    “MS-13 is not just a Northern Virginia problem. It’s not just in Northern Virginia and tidewater,” Stewart told Breitbart News on Saturday. “It is spreading down the [Interstate] 81 corridor and is becoming a statewide issue … It’s an issue that will drive not only conservatives but independent voters who are concerned about it.”

    Stewart, who lost to Ed Gillespie by the narrowest of margin’s in June’s GOP primary, thought his one-time opponent has done well for himself by making illegal immigration-fueled crime the central issue of his campaign. “As he’s moved to the right,” Stewart told Breitbart News of Gillespie, “as he’s embraced the issues of protecting historical monuments and cracking down on illegal immigration, I don’t think it’s a coincidence his poll numbers have improved dramatically.”

    The left, including the incumbent Democrat, arch-Clinton ally Terry McAuliffe, has tried to shame Gillespie’s populist turn as “racist.” Most prominent is the response of leftist PAC “Latino Victory Fund,” placing in circulation an ad showing a Gillespie supporter with a confederate flag on his pickup trying to run down Muslim and Latino children. The ad, now conclusively linked to the Northam campaign, has been called “vile” and “despicable” by the Washington Post editorial board.

    Corey Stewart called the ad “by far the dumbest move by the left in the last year.”

    Bannon, in his own address, broadly agreed with Stewart’s understanding of the path of the Virginia governor’s race. When he mentioned Gillespie’s name, cheers of “Corey! Corey!” erupted from the crowed. “For the Senate in ’18,” was Bannon’s reply.

    “That’s a horse race now,” Bannon said. “Gillespie, what was he? Eight, ten points down two weeks ago, two and a half weeks ago?”

    Gillespie is now running even or ahead in many polls.

    “If Gillespie … a Bush guy … wins, and I do believe that Gillespie’s going to pull this thing out,” Bannon continued, “it will be because of the underlying message of Corey Stewart and what he believes in, and the Trump voters in Virginia who are gonna turn out!”

    Stewart was similarly optimistic about the effect of the momentum Gillespie has stirred up with his embrace of Virginia’s populist energy. “A Gillespie win or a narrow loss means there will be a lot more national money and resources going into Virginia in 2018,” he told Breitbart News.