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Staunton forum at Blackfriars: 'To be, or not to be ... on city council'

By Lynn R. Mitchell

“To be, or not to be … on City Council. That is the question.” Staunton city council candidate Shelley Bryant set the tone with her paraphrasing of that famous line at the opening of last night’s candidates forum at downtown Staunton’s Blackfriars Theater, bringing laughter and applause from the audience. 368 more words

Staunton News Leader

VA - 7: No endorsement

I have previously posted my views on the political bloodletting within the Republican Party of Virginia. For those who chose not to click on the link, I lamented the vitriol, lack of strategic thinking, and personalizations that I have seen from both “sides” of this battle. 381 more words

U.S. Politics

Wasinger's Opposition To (Paying) Taxes

No one likes paying taxes. But you have to do it.

Rob Wasinger, candidate in Virginia’s 10th District, isn’t new to running for Congress. He gave it a go in 2010 in Kansas’s 1st District where he pulled 9% of the primary vote after spending $800,000 on the race. 83 more words

Virginia Politics

Letter to the Danville Register and Bee

My sometime nemesis, Elizabeth Jones, wrote a letter to the editor criticizing all of Pittsylvania County’s representation for refusing to support compromise, specifically in the context of Medicaid expansion. 685 more words


House GOP Leaders Slam Howie Lind For Anti-Comstock Smear

House GOP leaders defend one of their own against misleading ads and rhetoric by Howie Lind directed against Del. Barbara Comstock

Yesterday, I heard a radio ad from the Howie Lind campaign to succeed retiring Rep. 743 more words

Virginia Politics

Ed Gillespie Should Debate

Dear Editor of any Virginia Newspaper:

Ed Gillespie’s Conservative claim to fame is that he wrote the Contract for America in 1994. He was Dick Armey’s right hand man. 237 more words

Current Events

The hubbub about Kenney misses the point

I am a conservative.

I have always been a conservative. I led my high school’s pro-life group. As Spotsylvania GOP Chairman, I campaigned for (and eventually won) the county’s first property tax cut in 36 years. 374 more words

Virginia Politics