Bill Bolling, chairman of the Victory’s Thousand Fathers Project, holds no elected office, slunk away from his last primary contest, refused to support the statewide party ticket and would be considered unwelcome by many Virginia Republicans were he to publicly self-identify with the GOP. But none of that stops Bolling from attempting to ride the crest of last week’s Republican wave.
While Bolling’s argument – that Ed Gillespie’s close finish proves Virginia Republicans should nominate people more like Bolling – conveniently overlooks whatever lesson we might draw from Ken Cuccinelli’s similarly close finish, it’s safe to assume we haven’t heard the last from Bolling … whenever a newspaper has space to fill, or a Democrat needs to strike a “bipartisan” pose, or someone, somewhere, is running low on condiments.
Dirty John Foust has been sent packing, humiliated, losing not only by double digits but likely by over 15 percent, to our new 10th District Congresswoman, Barbara Comstock. With 84% of precincts reporting, Comstock leads 57% to 39%.
Foust – the footnote in future discussion of the death of the war on women meme – should be brought forth as a cautionary tale forever hence. Let his name never be spoken again except in casting shame and derision.
A Christopher Newport University (CNU) poll released this morning has incumbent Democrat Senator Mark Warner holding on to a 51% – 44% advantage over Republican Ed Gillespie in the race for Virginia’s U.S. Senate seat. Libertarian Robert Sarvis is favored by 2% of likely voters in the poll conducted Oct. 23-29.
Gillespie has gained 5 points, picking up support from undecided voters and previous Sarvis supporters, since the previous CNU poll in early October.
In its just-released study of 2014 U.S. Senate voting records, the authoritative Congressional Quarterly ranked Virginia Democrat Mark Warner tops in support for Barack Obama’s agenda, with a stunning 100 percent score.
As reported this week in Roll Call, of senators on the ballot in 2014, only an Illinois Democrat matched Warner’s perfect 100 percent record of support for the Obama Administration agenda.
Sens. Mark Warner, D-Va., and Richard J. Durbin, D-Ill., were the only senators on the ballot to score a perfect 100 percent score …
Although during campaign season Warner has attempted to paint himself as a “moderate,” his actions tell a far different story, and the numbers do not lie: If there is such a thing, Mark Warner is the “rubber-stamp” vote for Obama in the U.S. Senate.
No senator has done more to impose Barack Obama’s agenda on America than Democrat Mark Warner of Virginia.
The 2014 election is the first time the famously slippery Warner will be called to account for his brazen 2009 statements – now known to be lies – which played such a key role in making Obamacare the law of the land:
“Let me be clear. I’m not going to support a health care reform plan that’s gonna take away health care that you’ve got right now OR a health care plan that you like.”
Already enmeshed in a political bribery scandal, Warner is nevertheless a clever campaigner with a massive budget for television ads to offset his liberal voting record. He still leads in the polls – although Warner’s advantage over the Republican Gillespie has shrunk substantially in recent weeks.
Philip Puckett, a Democrat and former Virginia state senator, has told federal investigators that Mark Warner, currently representing Virginia in the U.S. Senate, suggested trading a federal judgeship to Puckett’s daughter, which is illegal under U.S. law.
The question arose at last night’s candidate debate between Warner and Ed Gillespie, resulting in what is now being called Warner’s “debate from hell.”