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This gaping hole in ethics reform needs to be closed

Friday, January 16, 2015

This gaping hole in ethics reform needs to be closed

Gift limits or no gifts at all will do nothing to stop the money flow into legislators pockets unless the campaign finance loophole is closed. One delegate took the challenge on last year with a bill introduced that prohibited “personal use” of campaign funds. It was left in the Privileges and Elections Committee. Delegate Marcus […]

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Virginia Del. Joe Morrissey wins the seat back he resigned on the same day

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Virginia Del. Joe Morrissey wins the seat back he resigned on the same day

Morrissey may have won the battle but he has yet to win the war or a seat at any caucus table. Virginians watching the soap opera play out are saying “you can’t make this stuff up.” Tonight former Democratic Delegate Joe Morrissey of the 74th district is now current Independent Delegate of the 74th district. […]

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Virginia Black Caucus strong in its rebuke of Del. Morrissey, endorses Sullivan

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Virginia Black Caucus strong in its rebuke of Del. Morrissey, endorses Sullivan

Delegate Joe Morrissey (D-74) avoided a felony this month when he entered an Alford plea on a misdemeanor for contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Morrissey was charged with four felonies. He was accused by prosecutors of having sex with a 17 year-old receptionist who worked at his law firm. Other charges included allegations […]

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Kevin Sullivan chosen as Democratic nominee for 74th HOD district

Monday, December 22, 2014

Kevin Sullivan chosen as Democratic nominee for 74th HOD district

This post has been updated Dec. 23: Kevin Sullivan a self-described blue collar guy has been selected by Democrats at a caucus Monday night as their nominee for the special election for delegate in the 74th district of Virginia. The special election is January 13, 2015, the day before the 2015 session begins. Delegate Joe […]

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Delegate Fightin’ Joe Morrissey refuses to go down easy

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Delegate Fightin' Joe Morrissey refuses to go down easy

UPDATE 10:20 p.m. Morrissey’s work release revoked. Richmond Time-Dispatch UPDATE: Virginia House Democrats update their statement after learning Del. Joe Morrissey plans to run in special election the same day he resigns. (See below in italic) The 74th House District Democratic Nominating Committee will hold an unassembled caucus (firehouse primary) on Monday, December 22, 2014 […]

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Former Virginia Senator Jim Webb launches Presidential Exploratory Committee

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Former Virginia Senator Jim Webb launches Presidential Exploratory Committee

On Twitter last night former Virginia Senator Jim Webb said he had decided to launch an Exploratory Committee to examine whether he should run for President in 2016. He made the decision after reflecting on numerous political commentaries and listening to many knowledgeable people he said In four pages Webb recounts his years as a […]

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Roanoke City Council falls with a FUD on precinct consolidation

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Roanoke City Council falls with a FUD on precinct consolidation

It’s called FUD – Fear Uncertainty and Doubt. When it comes to the consolidation and realignment of Roanoke City’s voter precincts city council fell with a FUD thud. Following Monday’s city council meeting after hearing from four speakers, each other, and Dan Callaghan the city attorney they folded the precinct tent and went home – […]

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Republican challenger Ed Gillespie concedes to incumbent Sen. Mark Warner

Friday, November 7, 2014

Republican challenger Ed Gillespie concedes to incumbent Sen. Mark Warner

It was no surprise that Republican challenger Ed Gillespie was unable to make up the difference in his lagging margin with incumbent Democrat Mark Warner. “The numbers were just not there,” he said. Tea party Republicans should not be marginalized and Gillespie hoped both Libertarian Republicans and tea party Republicans could come together. Had the […]

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Republican Party of Virginia Chair Pat Mullins retires at 77

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Republican Party of Virginia Chair Pat Mullins retires at 77

As Pat Mullins, 77, the Chairman of the Republican Party of Virginia congratulated the two new Republican members of Congress  Dave Brat and Barbara Comstock Mullins announced his resignation. I’m proud that we’re able to send two new conservative Republicans to represent Virginia in the U.S House of Representatives. “I’m particularly happy that the Republican […]

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Bestpitch voter precinct realignment “Plan B” hits a snag

Monday, November 3, 2014

Bestpitch voter precinct realignment

As reported on October 20 Roanoke City councilman Bill Bestpitch instructed city attorney Dan Callaghan to draw up an ordinance dubbed “the  “Plan B voter precinct  realignment/consolidation plan.”  But the “Bestpitch Plan” has come to a screeching halt. “Plan B”, claimed Bestpitch, would evenly divide the number of voters in each 11th House district precinct. […]

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Celebs & Musicians to Tweet and post their photos on Tuesday to #GoVote

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Celebs & Musicians to Tweet and post their photos on Tuesday to #GoVote

Hundreds of Entertainers Partner with HeadCount.org For Massive Election Day Social Media Push Urging Fans to #GoVote Dave Matthews, Stephen Colbert (pictured), Sarah Silverman, Linkin Park, George Lopez, Fergie, Russell Simmons, T.I., “Weird Al” Yankovic, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Jason Mraz, Conan O’Brien and Andy Richter to Tweet and Post Photos in Effort to Drive Millennials […]

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Roanoke City precinct changes become a very long hard slog

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Roanoke City precinct changes become a very long hard slog

As demonstrated by the lack of attendance at public hearings and area presentations citizens have shown little interest in the voting precinct changes. Councilman Bill Bestpitch’s late-in-the-game voter precinct realignment plan is an unnecessary, time-wasting distraction to the long overdue three-year-old discussion of the much needed voter precinct consolidation. The 32 precincts have become way […]

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