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  • Attack of the Dean-Leaners The Libertarian Case for the Democrats

    10/14/2003 5:07:32 PM PDT · by RJCogburn · 26 replies · 110+ views
    Reason ^ | October 14, 2003 | Julian Sanchez
    I think I must have been ill that day. At some point, no one can say precisely when, libertarians apparently swore a feudal oath of fealty to the Republican Party. In response to an American Prospect article on libertarian disenchantment with the Bush administration, Reason's own former editor in chief Virginia Postrel explained that "real Dean voters don't like Jeff Flake. (I do.)" On the Crossfire view of politics, this makes sense: You pick your team and root for it, come hell or high water. The Platonic Real Dean Voter can't possibly hold any affection for a member of the...
  • The Upside to Moore Loss for Trump and Republicans

    12/13/2017 10:32:59 AM PST · by Liberty7732 · 59 replies
    There is plenty of Republican hand-wringing and media gloating this morning over the dramatic loss of a Republican-held U.S. Senate seat in the deepest red Alabama yesterday — the first time since a conservative Democrat won in 24 years. It is mostly much ado about nothing. It had nothing to do with the very liberal Democrat running, Doug Jones, who was originally just a “D” set up as a lamb to the slaughter in a state Republicans typically win by 25 to 30 points. Trump won Alabama by 28 points. It had everything to do with Republican Roy Moore being...
  • Transportation secretary wants to keep politics out of Virginia road funding

    11/15/2017 10:09:33 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    The Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | October 18, 2017 | Michael Martz
    Virginia elected officials thought they had taken politics out of highway funding when they adopted a new way of scoring and ranking transportation projects three years ago. But maybe not in this election year. With three statewide offices and the House of Delegates up for grabs in three weeks, a regional spat over highway funding caught fire Monday, as Secretary of Transportation Aubrey L. Layne Jr. took aim at Republican political leaders in Southwest Virginia who have accused Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a Democrat, of doing too little to fund critical road projects in their region. Layne told the House Appropriations...
  • 2016 Is Looking Like the New Normal

    11/10/2017 12:30:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | November 10, 2017 | Michael Barone
    If you wanted to predict the results of Tuesday's gubernatorial elections in Virginia and New Jersey, you would have been wise to ignore the flurry of polls and campaign events. You would have paid no heed to the conventional wisdom that Republican Ed Gillespie had a solid chance to beat Ralph Northam in Virginia. In fact, Northam's 9-point victory margin in Virginia was not much different from Phil Murphy's 13-point margin over Republican Kim Guadagno in New Jersey. And both almost precisely mirrored the 2016 presidential results. Hillary Clinton carried New Jersey by a 55-41 percent margin last year; Murphy...
  • Corey Stewart: Virginia Election Was 'Rejection of the Failed Bush Wing'

    11/08/2017 10:25:18 AM PST · by leaymane · 50 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | 11/8/17 | Graham Moomaw
    Anti-establishment firebrand Corey Stewart wasted little time Tuesday night before offering his synopsis of why Republicans lost big in Virginia's elections: They picked the wrong guy. After watching Republican Ed Gillespie go down in defeat in the governor's race, Stewart, the chairman of the Prince William Board of County Supervisors and the former chairman of President Donald Trump's Virginia campaign, blasted Gillespie in a statement, saying he "refused to stand with the grassroots of the party and refused to fight ultra left wing Democrats." "Tonight was a humiliating rejection of the failed Bush wing of the Republican Party," said Stewart,...
  • Morning Joe: “Gillespie Campaign Whispering to Reporters Vote was Repudiation of Trump”

    11/08/2017 4:44:21 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 59 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    JFK once said, “victory has a hundred fathers; defeat is an orphan.” But in the wake of Ed Gillespie’s stunning, landslide loss in the Virginia governor’s race, it looks like defeat has at least two fathers. On today’s Morning Joe, Willie Geist reported: “The Gillespie campaign was whispering to reporters that this vote was a repudiation of President Trump.” Trump, in turn, laid the blame at the feet of Gillespie, tweeting “he did not embrace me.” What are Republicans and conservative to make of a very bad Tuesday night? There’s good news and bad news. Get the rest of the...
  • Live Election Report From Virginia

    11/07/2017 10:38:40 AM PST · by SarahPalin2012 · 589 replies
    I just voted in SW Virginia. Rural area, goes usually about 58-42 for the good guys (or at least the less-evil guys). More cars than usual for off year elections but no real wait inside. This was about noon. I'd guess that it was half of 2016 (Trump), and about equal to when Cuccinelli lost a very close race without any establishment help in 2013 to McAuliffe. Although the Dems have an edge in VA now, I still think it is very winnable for Republicans. My hope is that we pull out a win in a close election. For those...
  • Republican Ed Gillespie: A Reagan conservative tries to appeal and prevail in the age of Trump

    11/06/2017 9:03:06 AM PST · by leaymane · 171 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | 11/4/2017 | Patrick Wilson
    When he was attending Catholic University of America, Ed Gillespie worked three jobs, one in a campus dining hall, one as a short-order cook and one parking cars at the U.S. Senate. Through the job as a parking lot attendant, Gillespie learned of an internship opportunity that led to a job on Capitol Hill, and he has not stopped working in politics and public affairs since. Gillespie, communications ace, former lobbyist and senior aide to President George W. Bush, will find out Tuesday if Virginia voters will send a Reagan conservative to the Virginia governor’s mansion in the era of...
  • Gillespie ahead by 3 points in new Virginia poll

    11/05/2017 3:57:32 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/04/2017 | Josh Delk
    Republican Ed Gillespie is now narrowly leading the Virginia gubernatorial race by 3 points, according to a new poll, just three days before Tuesday's election. The new poll of likely Virginia voters by Republican firm Optimus/Firehouse Strategies over Wednesday and Thursday shows Gillespie leading his Democratic opponent Ralph Northam by 40.4 percent to 37.4 percent. His lead is just outside the poll's margin of error. Recent polls have suggested a late-game comeback for Gillespie, who trailed Northam by a small margin for recent months of the race, with a Friday poll showing the two locked in a dead heat at...
  • Poll: Ed Gillespie Favored by Two Points Over Ralph Northam for Virginia Governor

    11/03/2017 12:54:02 PM PDT · by mairdie · 30 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | November 3, 2017 | Sean Moran
    A new poll from Virginia Quantitative Research reveals that Virginia Republican gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie leads over Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ralph Northam by two points. The poll shows that 45 percent of Virginians favor Ed Gillespie over 43 percent of Virginia residents who support Ralph Northam, while two percent prefer libertarian candidate Cliff Hydra. Virginia Quantitative Research also found that 43 percent of Virginians also prefer Republican lieutenant gubernatorial candidate Jill Vogel against 40 percent of citizens who favor Democrat candidate Justin Fairfax. For the Virginia Attorney General race, 43 percent prefer Republican John Adams compared to 42 percent who...
  • Reports Prove the Ralph Northam Campaign Coordinated with Latino Victory Fund on ‘Sickening’ Ad

    11/02/2017 2:49:56 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/2/2017
    New campaign finance reports reveal that Virginia Democrat gubernatorial candidate Ralph Northam’s campaign coordinated with the Latino Victory Fund (LVF) on the LVF’s “sickening” ad, which even the Washington Post called “vile.” The Latino Victory Fund ran an ad that featured an Ed Gillespie supporter attempting to run down minority children. The Gillespie campaign decried this ad as “disgusting” and an “attack on the people of Virginia.” A report from the Washington Post suggested that the LVF allegedly created their controversial ad to spur minority support for Virginia Democrat Ralph Northam due to private polling that reveals low support for...
  • Gillespie’s tough stance on immigration helps in final days of campaign

    11/02/2017 8:38:42 AM PDT · by leaymane · 7 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 11/1/17 | Seth McLaughlin
    This week’s terrorist attack in New York City — carried out by an immigrant who won his spot in the U.S. through a lottery — has pushed the Virginia governor’s race onto turf claimed by Republican Ed Gillespie, who has made immigration and public safety cornerstones of his campaign. One group of Mr. Gillespie’s opponents, the Latino Victory Fund, already has pulled down an attack ad showing a truck with a Gillespie bumper sticker stalking children on a sidewalk — eerily similar to Tuesday’s attack in which a man mowed down people on a bike path in New York. For...
  • ‘Killer’ Trucks don’t work in Progressive Ads or in Terrorist Attacks

    11/01/2017 3:44:02 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/01/2017 | Judi McLeod
    Terrorist sympathizers among the mainstream and social media pound the diversity message on their readers, listeners and viewers, but by lining up sheep-like together on the propaganda they disseminate, show absolutely no diversity among themselves Did the Latino Victory Fund’s ad, putting a pickup truck with a Confederate flag and an Ed Gillespie bumper sticker chasing down Muslim, Latino and black children on display, give inspiration to suspected terrorist Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov to, within days of the ad launch, plow a truck down a bike path, killing eight and injuring more than a dozen others, in Manhattan on Halloween afternoon?...
  • Latino Group Airs Anti-White Ad in Virginia

    10/30/2017 10:05:04 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 23 replies
    YouTube ^ | October 30, 2017 | Alex Witoslawski
  • Scott Walker Slams CNN Contributor Brian Fallon for Calling Ed Gillespie a White Supremacist

    10/29/2017 1:14:11 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10-28-17 | Sean Moran
    The Republican Governors Association (RGA) slammed Hillary Clinton’s ex-spokesman and CNN political contributor Brian Fallon in a statement on Saturday after Fallon derisively claimed Virginia Republican gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie was a white supremacist. “Brian Fallon’s attack on Ed Gillespie is shameful, disgraceful, and has no place in American politics,” said RGA Chairman Governor Scott Walker. “Ralph Northam, Hillary Clinton and CNN should immediately denounce Fallon’s blatant attempt to score political points from a tragedy, and CNN should question whether it serves the network and the viewing public well by giving a microphone to Fallon’s hateful rhetoric.” Fallon claimed that...
  • Gillespie Eight Points Ahead Of Northam In Hampton University Poll

    10/26/2017 12:58:46 PM PDT · by leaymane · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/26/17 | Alexandra Desanctis
    A shocking new poll in the Virginia gubernatorial race puts Republican candidate Ed Gillespie a full eight points ahead of his Democratic opponent, current lieutenant governor Ralph Northam. The Hampton University poll, out yesterday, surveyed 750 likely voters in the state and found that 41 percent support Gillespie while just 33 percent support Northam. Perhaps most surprisingly, the poll found that 27 percent of respondents remain undecided with Election Day less than two weeks away. That last finding alone is enough to cast doubt on the results of this poll. The huge swing in Gillespie’s favor is also slightly questionable,...
  • Gillespie: Over 2,000 MS-13 Gang Members In Fairfax County

    10/25/2017 11:31:12 AM PDT · by leaymane · 27 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/24/17 | Alexandra Desanctis
    Republican Ed Gillespie has come under attack from some public figures, who dispute his assertion that there are over 2,000 MS-13 — Mara Salvatrucha — gang members in Fairfax County, Virginia. Gillespie is currently running for governor in Virginia, and throughout his campaign, he has underscored his opposition to sanctuary cities by highlighting the presence of violent criminal gangs in Northern Virginia, including his home county of Fairfax. In an attempt to debunk Gillespie’s MS-13 figures, Washington Post fact-checker Glenn Kessler claimed this morning that there are in fact 1,400 MS-13 members in Fairfax County rather than 2,000 – despite...
  • Trump’s candidate stirs no love in Virginia’s Trump country

    10/23/2017 3:02:09 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 90 replies
    WTOP News [Washington DC] ^ | October 23, 2017 10:49 am | AP
    POUND, Va. (AP) — People in Virginia’s coal country still love President Donald Trump, but not his pick to be their next governor. Ed Gillespie is a Washington insider and Trump’s choice as Virginians prepare to go to the polls. The president promised southwest Virginia voters in a tweet, “Ed Gillespie will never let you down!” Trump, who promised to revive the coal industry, had some of his biggest victory margins in Appalachia’s coal region last year. But those same voters said they know little about Gillespie, a former Republican National Committee chairman, corporate lobbyist and multimillionaire who was raised...
  • 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.
  • 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,...