ELECTION 2021

In the GOP field of gubernatorial candidates, only one was ever willing to call Joe Biden the legitimate winner of the 2020 presidential election. It was not Glenn Youngkin, who won the Republican nomination this week. That changed pretty quickly this week as he began his pivot to the general election. His...
He’s ultra-rich, enjoys tubing and shotguns and, until a few months ago, was virtually unknown in Virginia political circles. Glenn Youngkin emerged as the Virginia GOP’s nominee for governor on Monday after a relatively drama-free day of vote counting that saw the 54-year-old former CEO of the Carlyle Group maintain...
As he tries to become Virginia's first Black attorney general, Del. Jay Jones made clear on the debate stage Wednesday night that he wasn't going to tiptoe around the topic of race. Facing off against incumbent Attorney General Mark Herring in the first televised debate of the Democratic primary, Jones...
If the last public poll was any indicator, Virginia Democrats still have lots of homework to do before making their picks in the primary for lieutenant governor. A Christopher Newport University poll conducted in mid-April found 64 percent of likely primary voters undecided in the race, with Del. Sam Rasoul,...
By Mark J. Rozell  The Republican Party of Virginia has a chance this year to reestablish itself as a competitive force in statewide elections. After a dozen years without a statewide victory, the GOP leadership needed to take a careful look within to understand why voters have turned their backs on the...
The Virginia GOP says 53,524 delegates have registered to vote in the party’s nominating convention next week, in which Republicans will select their candidates for governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general. Republican Party of Virginia Chairman Rich Anderson announced the number at a candidate forum on Tuesday evening, predicting the...
In Virginia Cornerstone PAC’s video ads, Glenn Youngkin is an out-of-touch elitist whose global investment firm did business in China and paid Hillary Clinton $200,000 in speaking fees. In mailers sent out by the Commonwealth Conservative Fund, Pete Snyder, aka “Sneaky Pete,” is a RINO who once said Donald Trump...
Virginia House Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn, D-Fairfax, will report raising more than $580,000 in the first quarter of 2021, starting a pivotal election year with over $1.75 million on hand --- a record amount for a speaker at this point in a campaign cycle, according to her office. The governor's race...
The GOP candidates for governor had just finished introducing themselves to members of the Princess Anne Republican Women’s Club when the forum’s moderator realized she had misplaced her list of questions. Not a problem, she said: “I do remember one off the top of my head, so we’ll go with...
The advocacy group Clean Virginia is endorsing Democrat Jennifer Carroll Foy for governor, support that comes with an eye-popping $500,000 PAC donation to the former state delegate’s campaign. Founded and financed by wealthy Charlottesville investor Michael Bills, Clean Virginia had already given $100,000 to both Carroll Foy and Sen. Jennifer...