September 4, 2015

The extremist right wing hit job on Republican Supervisor Shawn Williams

In 2011, Loudoun County Republicans were itching to find warm bodies to compete for all Supervisor seats on the County Board. Of the nine nominees for the general election, it was widely believed by party insiders that Shawn Williams was the weakest candidate and would be the last to cross the finish line if he was to make it that far.

Yet, being a candidate and a public official are two different things. Shawn Williams, believed to be the weakest candidate for Supervisor in 2011, has become the strongest and most effective Supervisor on the currently all-Republican Loudoun County Board of Supervisors.

Shawn Williams’ leadership was critical in getting passage for Metro expansion into Loudoun County in 2012. An issue that was originally supposed to pass without fanfare 7-2 or 8-1 ended up being a media circus that ended with a 5-4 passage after anti-public transportation forces in the Loudoun County Republican Committee manufactured hysteria and culture war in an effort to destroy a proven catalyst for economic development.

Metro directly benefitted all of Williams’ constituents in Broad Run District. He performed ably in his first trial by fire on the Board on behalf of his district and his wisdom, leadership, and success resulted in a promotion to Vice Chair of the Board. Simultaneously as Williams was earning respect and accolades from the business community and his constituents, he was losing respect from the activists in the Loudoun County Republican Committee.

The Loudoun County Republican Committee is unique among party organizations in Virginia due to the fact that its membership-to-county population ratio is very low in a large county, but that absolutely no Republican in Loudoun County can secure the GOP nomination for local office without going through the LCRC. The LCRC maintains a firm stranglehold over the nominations process at a level no other county GOP party in Virginia can reach. Furthermore, the LCRC routinely struggles in membership recruitment because its longtime membership consists of the most unsavory, hard-headed, belligerent, hardline extremists in Loudoun County. I have seen curious non-activist Republicans attend an LCRC meeting only to never come back.

When Loudoun County Board Chair Scott York announced his retirement, local LCRC hack Charlie King declared his candidacy. Charlie King is Supervisor Eugene Delgaudio’s lawyer. Eugene Delgaudio is one of the most ridiculous, insane, and embarassing Republican elected officials in the country and happens to also be the favorite Supervisor among LCRC members. This just spells disaster all over doesn’t it?

Not willing to let Charlie King undo the legacy of Scott York were he to win (and winning the general election is quite a stretch), Shawn Williams stepped up and declared his own candidacy for Board Chair. That was when the extremist right wing of Loudoun County went on the attack. They publicized Williams’ arrest record from the previous decade before he got married and got elected to smear him (under the guise of “if we don’t do it, the Democrats will”…if you really cared, you would meet with him in private to work through the issue instead of publishing a hit piece) and demand his immediate resignation from the Board of Supervisors.

When the LCRC needed a warm body to take back the Broad Run District seat in 2011, they propped up a weak candidate in Shawn Williams and gave him praise.

When Shawn Williams proved himself to be an expert negotiator and legislator and saved Metro from death at the hands of extremists, he earned high respect and praise from the people who mattered the most – his Broad Run District constituents whom he protected zealously.

Yet, the LCRC activists felt that Shawn Williams betrayed their values for being on the wrong side of the culture war surrounding public transportation. For that, LCRC activists wanted retribution and payback. Williams vacating his safe Supervisor seat to present a sane, mature option in a GOP primary for Loudoun County Board Chair provided the perfect opportunity for Charlie King and his LCRC extremists to assassinate the character of Shawn Williams in a widely read blog post.

I have known Shawn Williams since 2011. I have met his wife Joy and his kid. He has always been a humble public official who does not seek attention or the limelight. This family does not deserve to be dragged in the mud by their supposed fellow Republicans.

The business community is watching to see how the new Loudoun County Board of Supervisors looks. Though bipartisan, many of these business owners happen to be Republican and will not tolerate extremist, anti-public transportation Republicans who want to make it harder to do business and attract labor to Loudoun County in the 21st century.

The unhinged, irate, extremist ideologues of the LCRC would be content to turn Loudoun County into an undeveloped, rural backwater, yet some have the audacity to complain about lack of broadband access in the western portion of the county. You can’t have it both ways, but how else are you going to engage in character assassination of a family man who has been reformed from the bad decisions of his single days from the confines of your off-the-grid cabin if you don’t have internet?

Scott York will not run for reelection as Loudoun County Chairman

It is an end of an era in Loudoun County, VA. Scott York, Chairman of the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors will step down after 24 years of serving on the Board of Supervisors and the Planning Commission.

As a Planning Commissioner, Supervisor, and later as a Chairman, York presided, managed, and ushered in an unprecedented era of growth that saw the county go from a rural backwater to the richest county in Virginia and one of the richest in the nation.

Perhaps York’s finest moment was seeing Metro extended into Loudoun County. This was a project York worked on since 1992 and completed in 2012. Loudoun County would finally be connected to Washington, DC via public transit and Loudoun County is ensuring it will not be left behind as a young, knowledge-based, freelancing economy is demanding more transportation options so that they can leverage their time, grow their businesses, and improve their quality of life. Hey, you can work on your computer on the train. You can’t work while you drive.

Unfortunately, the Metro project became unnecessarily controversial as the Loudoun County Republican Committee, a dominant but small local party unrepresentative of mainstream business-friendly Republicans in Loudoun, rallied in fierce opposition against Metro in 2012. Driven by cultural animus against public transportation, extremist right-wing Loudoun Republicans mounted a dirty campaign and threatened retribution against every Republican on the all-Republican Loudoun County Board who voted for Metro.

It almost worked. What looked like a 7-2 or even an 8-1 victory for Metro (Eugene Delgaudio is his own brand of crazy.) ended up being 5-4 victory that drew intense media coverage. A Loudoun citizenry that was anywhere from 54% to 87% in favor of Metro depending on where they lived were befuddled at how an important infrastructure project for the economy was nearly hijacked by extremist right wingers fighting a losing culture war that continues to alienate the Republican Party brand with urbanites and knowledge-based working professionals and entrepreneurs.

It was no surprise that York decided not to run for reelection. The Republican primary electorate is not a reflection of the general electorate in Loudoun. While York consistently won with over 60% of the general electorate, his primary fights have always been brushes with political death.

York’s major life accomplishment is complete. Metro is coming to Loudoun County. It is time to end on a good note and on his own terms.

Here is what I think will happen politically from here to the near future in Loudoun County.

1. Scott York will NOT run for the State Senate seat in the 33rd District currently held by the Democrat Jennifer Wexton. There is guaranteed to be at least two people in that Republican primary.

Ron Meyer, a laughable candidate upon further inspection, has already declared his candidacy. The one-time Congressional candidate turned failed State Senate candidate is one loss away from perennial candidate land. Youth and energy are his mantras, but many are leery of the fact that Ron Meyer has never held a Real, non-political job in his life. (A token non-political client is just window dressing. People look at the totality of your work life and your circle.)

Because of the lack of confidence in Ron Meyer, Stephen Hollingshead might jump into the race and try to claim front-runner status. Hollingshead would be a formidable primary candidate. However, Jennifer Wexton is a likable State Senator representing an increasingly Democratic district. She will be very difficult to unseat.

The only Republican who could theoretically unseat Wexton is Scott York. However, why would Scott York want to do this?

Why would York want to go through another politically life-threatening GOP primary after he has accomplished all he needed to accomplish as Loudoun County Chairman?

Why would York want a demotion? Going from Lee County Chairman to State Senate is an upward move. Going from Loudoun County Chairman to State Senate is a downward move. York would be going from having dual executive and legislative roles as the head honcho of the richest county in Virginia to representing a smaller piece of Loudoun County as one of 40 Senators.

Plus he would have to commute to Richmond. Richmond is not pretty and is a lonely place to be. The first day I saw Richmond as a legislative aide was the day I wanted to come back home.

Scott York would be wise to ride off into the sunset with a cushy private sector job and his state retirement benefits.

2. Look for Democrats to make a serious run at the Loudoun County Chair seat and possibly win it. Scott York was untouchable in general elections because he garnered tons of crossover support from Loudoun Democrats.

I would go out on a limb to say that Scott York was solely responsible for the inept, non-existent Loudoun County Democratic Committee. How are you supposed to build a Democratic Party when a significant chunk of your constituency votes for a Republican County Board Chair?

Scott York’s pro-business policies and public transportation advocacy has single-handedly crippled the Loudoun County Democratic Committee for 20 years.

And extremist, public-transit hating culture warriors of the Loudoun County Republican Committee keep trying to burn York at the stake every four years. This is why Republicans can’t have nice things.

So far, Charlie King has stepped forward to carry the banner for the Loudoun GOP. A member of the extremist, establishment cabal that is the Loudoun County Republican Committee, he is of the china-breaking ideology that will undo every positive thing in Loudoun County in the name of “conservative principles.”

There is no word if a sitting member of the currently all-Republican Loudoun County Board of Supervisors will look to move up to Chair. Suzanne Volpe would cannibalize Charlie King’s support so her candidacy would not make sense. Ken Reid has been described as “oafish” by a politically knowledgable supporter of his. Geary Higgins represents a rural district and would not gain traction in a county that is increasingly suburban. Eugene Delgaudio, as ridiculous as he is, knows he has his own constituents hoodwinked and will continue to hold on to a safe seat he has no business holding as long as Democrats continue to put up equally ridiculous challengers.

The most practical options to challenge Charlie King from the pro-business, pro-public transit wing of the GOP would either be Shawn Williams, Matt Letourneau, or Ralph Buona. Only one of them should run as to avoid cannibalizing each other, but such a candidacy for the GOP nomination for Board Chair against Charlie King would still be challenging for the following reason.

3. Elected Republican leaders who have influence in Loudoun County and can provide valuable support for a challenger against Charlie King are embarrassed by their own base, but are deathly scared of challenging them.

Notable exceptions are Dick Black, Eugene Delgaudio, and ignorant, belligerent, anti-public transit advocate Dave LaRock who are all of the extremist wing of the GOP that controls the local party apparatus. Bob Marshall, whose district formerly included Loudoun County prior to the last redistricting, is still influential and revered among the base in Loudoun County. Ken Cuccinelli is still a hero to many in the Loudoun GOP. The Virginia Citizens Defense League, a gun group that makes the NRA look like a bunch of liberal hippie peaceniks, flexes hard in Loudoun County Republican politics.

David Ramadan seemed to have mastered the art of throwing red-meat to the knuckle-dragging base while cozying up to the Cocktail Party crowd (the Cocktail Party wing of the GOP is in its own way, just as bad as the extremists).

As for other Republican elected officials with Loudoun influence from the bottom to the top, they are in a quandary. They secretly ridicule and despise their own base, but know they cannot survive a general election without them in an increasingly Democratic Northern Virginia. There are not enough moderates and independents to make up the deficit of losing the base in a general election, provided you can survive the primary challenge in the first place.

These Republican elected officeholders also know they cannot survive a primary challenge if they piss off the cultural sensibilities of their base even as they vote the values of the base. Hey, it is not enough for you to vote for gun rights, you also have to go to their ridiculous open-carry breakfasts on a Sunday morning (when you should actually be in church) and openly pack heat with them.

Elected Republican officeholders on the sane side would very well want to rally behind and publicly endorse a Shawn Williams, Matt Letourneau, or Ralph Buona primary campaign for Loudoun County Board Chair, but are fearful of retribution and strong primary challenges against them in the event of a failed coup.

John Boehner did NOT deserve another term as Speaker of the House. Boehner retaliating against his opponents is obscene and creates the “go along to get along” mentality in Washington that is destroying good governance. This is wrong.

Likewise, the extremists in the Loudoun County Republican Committee are holding the survival of their own cause hostage with their open threats and retaliation against Republicans who do not go along with their anti-public transit lies and cultural animus. This is wrong.

I do not like the Cocktail Party wing of the GOP and I do not like the Tea Party wing that much either. I am a RINO-hunter AND an extremist-hunter. It is time for fundamental change in the GOP.

Is Loudoun School Board Member Bill Fox running for Congress?

I was just informed that Bill Fox (R-Leesburg), Leesburg District Representative to the Loudoun County School Board, sent out an invitation on Facebook to attend his “Announcement Event” at 3 Wirt Street NW, Leesburg, VA next Monday at 7:00pm.

Text of the invitation reads:

Join me, my supporters, and friends of personal liberty and limited government in Northern Virginia for a major announcement! If you really want to hear what the Fox says, this is your chance to find out!

Just our luck, Bill Fox might just be announcing that he just saved money switching to Geico.

John Whitbeck loses. Establishment and Grassroots Republicans delusional as ever.

I have a few good friends in the political game who are even-keeled and don’t drink the Kool-Aid. Learning from them and adding a bit of my own knowledge, I could have told you that John Whitbeck was destined for obscurity. Heck, one of my guys who predicted the election numbers almost to the percentage point called me up last night and had a Richard Sherman moment, telling me, “I’m the best consultant in the game!” God bless him. He really is quite the talker, but he has a heart of gold and indisputably knows his stuff. He refuses to compromise his views and effectiveness for monetary gain by being part of an incestuous, go-along-to-get-along, Washington “consultant class”. Wished more Virginia Republicans would take his advice and keep him around because he is gifted and has an insanely flawless general election record!

Jennifer Wexton won the special election for the Senate of Virginia’s 33rd District seat last night outright in commanding fashion. The final score was 52.71%-37.5%-9.78%. I criticize both Grassroots and Establishment Republicans for this defeat. In fact, I will save my most heated criticisms for the Establishment. Let’s go.

Grassroots Republicans

Grassroots Republicans do include Tea Party people, but generally represent the Republicans in the home turf who stayed at home, got a job at home, worked hard, and through no fault of their own, are not connected to power and privilege in Washington and Richmond. They are everyday people like you and me who are more interested in what their children will wear to school than what they themselves will wear to the White House Correspondents Dinner.

Grassroots Republicans have taken to the internet to blame Joe May for throwing the election to the Democrats. Excuse me. Do you understand math? Jennifer Wexton won outright with 53% of the vote in an election that attracted nearly 20% voter turnout during a snow day. Joe May was insignificant. Give all of May’s votes to Whitbeck and Whitbeck still loses 53%-47%. It is also highly probable that Joe May siphoned off Wexton supporters as well and attracted people who would have otherwise stayed home so we can’t claim that Whitbeck automatically gets a 10 point bump if May dropped out. A 53%-38% victory in a three way could be 57%-43% in a head-to-head matchup. It looks bad either way.

Establishment Republicans

Please note that unlike others, I do not use the term “Establishment” as a euphemism for “moderate.” “Establishment” represents a white collar, made-for-television, DC Cocktail Party Circuit, nerd-prom attending, elitist, insular, incestuous Northwest Washington crowd. The Establishment label applies to influential players and hanger-ons alike. Ideology has nothing to do with being Establishment. You can be “of Washington” and still be a hardcore conservative. Jim DeMint is every bit as Establishment as John McCain.

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), who spent most of his life at home working in a non-political business and defeated Establishment favorite Rep. Chris Cannon (R-UT), rejects the glitzy, clique-ish, Hollywood-like, Washington lifestyle so he would not be considered Establishment.

Establishment Republicans are now crying foul about the mass meeting that was used to nominate the Senate candidate and are demanding primaries. Some disgruntled Grassroots Republicans are opening themselves up to this line of thinking. Such silliness knows no boundaries. Let us be real here.

In a mass meeting (almost synonymous to a convention, almost), the candidates were:

John Whitbeck
Ron Meyer

In a hypothetical state-sponsored or firehouse (party-run) primary, the candidates would have been:

John Whitbeck
Ron Meyer
Former Delegate Joe May (He would have stayed a Republican and not turned independent. May was recently defeated in a primary for his old Delegate seat representing Western Loudoun, Clarke, and Frederick Counties.)

I have three questions to pose to both Establishment and Grassroots Republicans alike.

1. Considering the options, does it matter what the nominating process was?

Answer: No, the nominating process was irrelevant and had no effect on the outcome of the general election whatsoever.

2. For primary-supporting Establishment Republicans and desperate Grassroots Republicans willing to change the means of selecting candidates in order to win, would any of the candidates in the hypothetical primary have a chance to defeat Wexton?

Answer: No, not even Joe May could beat Wexton. Joe May has no working history with Eastern Loudoun and Western Fairfax. Jennifer Wexton has deeper roots in the area. Also, don’t forget that the grassroots always seem to have their way against the moneyed-Establishment regardless of the nominating process. Establishment favorite Joe May was ousted from his safe Delegate seat in an open, state-sponsored primary by an underfunded challenger.

3. Ignore the answer to question 2 and pretend for a moment. Would Republicans have been okay with the nomination of a Republican Joe May via a primary if it was indeed proven through extensive polling that Joe May ultimately was the only Republican able to defeat Jennifer Wexton? (Yes, we are talking about Joe May who supported the popular bipartisan Transportation Bill that was criticized as a tax hike and cost him his Delegate seat in a state-sponsored primary election.)

Answer: Y’all got to answer that question for yourselves. What you say here will speak volumes about your priorities.

Many Republicans are refusing to acknowledge the obvious. There was nothing wrong with the nominating process. If it is not the nominating process, which was a convention-like mass meeting, that is wrong, what could possibly be wrong? No one is considering the content of the message. Like it or not, conservative policies are not selling well in Virginia the way it used to sell. Virginians are rapidly becoming liberal. Virginia is rated as a Democratic state for 2016 by notable pundits and Democrats are especially focused in 2014 to pick up seats at the local, state, and federal levels in Virginia to lay the groundwork for a permanent Democratic majority come 2020.

My consultant buddy with an unparalleled track record of general election success told me there is a way to reverse this, but he won’t allow me to give away the farm. Free enterprise is a wonderful thing. Pay the man and show him some respect!

Fairfax County Republican Committee shows its amateurism in fighting War on Women attacks.

One of the goals of last December’s Republican Party of Virginia (RPV) Advance was to train candidates and activists to react to and overcome Democrat War on Women attack strategies, and that’s why Susan Allen, Barbara Comstock, and Kate Obenshain were given prime speaking slots to address this political messaging issue and offer winning counterstrategies.

Well, it seems the Fairfax County Republican Committee (FCRC) leadership was sleeping in class. Jennifer Wexton, the Democrat nominee running in the 33rd Senate District special election ran a typical War on Women attack add against her GOP opponent. This is how the FCRC reacted?

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 9, 2014

Fairfax GOP Chairman Calls for Wexton to Withdraw

Despicable Video Proves She Is Unfit to Serve Constituents of 33rd Senate District

FAIRFAX – Fairfax County Republican Committee (FCRC) Chairman Jay McConville today called for an immediate apology by 33rd District Senate Candidate Jennifer Wexton and a withdrawal from the race after she released a video comparing political opponents to rapists and violent criminals.

“To say that I am shocked by the recent video released by Jennifer Wexton in which she compares her political opponents to rapists and violent criminals is a gross understatement. This ridiculous demagoguery has no place in American politics. Not only is this an insult to the good citizens and Patriots who oppose her brand of big-government policies, it is also an affront to all the victims of rape and violent crime who have suffered through these terrible traumas.

Ms. Wexton has proven, undoubtedly, that she is unfit to serve the people of Virginia. She must believe that she has a formula for electoral success – demonize your opponent. But by casting a very significant portion of her potential constituents in the worst possible light, she has shown herself unfit for office. Clearly she does not know that she is running to serve all the people, not just her favored special interest groups. After this affront, there is really no imaginable way that she could serve the 33rd District. She has so far even refused to take down the offending video from her campaign website. This is unacceptable, not to mention strange, behavior.

I am calling on Ms. Wexton to issue an immediate apology to the people of Virginia and to withdraw from the race. If she refuses to do that, then I ask all good citizens to send her a very clear message that this type of political sleaze is not welcome in Virginia and on January 21st, they should cast their vote for John Whitbeck for Senate.”

The Fairfax County Republican Committee (FCRC) provides the grassroots support across Fairfax County to our Republican Party, Republican elected officials, and our candidates. For more information or to get involved with the FCRC, please contact FairfaxCountyGOP@gmail.com or call 703.766.4467.

In the First Responder community, the Golden Hour is that critical time period a critically wounded patient has to get to a hospital and receive lifesaving treatment. I guess the political equivalent would be that critical time period you have to prevent an opponent’s targeted message from sinking in with a key voting block. Instead of offering factual counterpoints on the GOP-led bipartisan effort to prevent a Gosnell-style abortion clinic in Virginia or any of the other GOP efforts to improve the health system and criminal justice for women patients and crime victims (ie, strategies discussed at the RPV Advance), the FCRC chose to use its Golden Hour to claim Wexton was demonizing her opponent and needs to withdraw from the race.

Seriously? Outside of the shocking claim a politician is trying to demonize an opponent (sarcasm alert), the FCRC might want to consider their amateur stance comes at a time when the dominant political news story involves a GOP governor’s staff demonizing and harassing the mayor and residents of Fort Lee, NJ. I guess timing was never the FCRC’s strength… nor was paying attention in class.

Why won’t Ron Meyer get a job?

Last last week, I gave Ron Meyer this delicious post-Thanksgiving feast.

Yesterday, Virginia Virtucon weighed in on this narcissistic douche and tool with this LOL.

The above article referenced these greatest hits.

“The Pointlessness of Ron Meyer”
published in the American Conservative

“Letter to a young conservative (Ron Meyer, Jr.)” published in the Daily Caller

This music video is dedicated to self-suspended Congressional candidate turned Virginia State Senate candidate Ron Meyer, Jr.

Dumb and Dumber run for Virginia’s 33rd Senate District Republican Primary

Ron Meyer, of the “caring” yet “me-first” self-esteem focused millenial generation, is a politically ambitious, opportunistic, attention-starved, celebrity-seeking politician. They say the most dangerous area on Capitol Hill is the path between Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and a television camera. Well, the most dangerous path in Northern Virginia and the Fox News DC studio is the path between Ron Meyer and a roomful of high-dollar donors and a camera, respectively.

Ron Meyer is suspending his quixotic Congressional campaign against Gerry Connolly (D-VA) to run for the State Senate in the event that Senator Mark Herring (D – Loudoun, Fairfax) prevails in the recount in the race for Attorney General and has to vacate his Senate seat in District 33. Meyer will follow in the footsteps of political icons in recent history who have suspended their campaigns supposedly for the greater good.

Ross Perot, among other things, did not want to throw the 1992 Presidential election into chaos in the House of Representatives and wanted to protect his daughter from dirty campaign tricks by Republicans so he suspended his campaign, only to reenter late and lose. He was also a lazy campaigner and hired rank amateurs to run his operation.

John McCain suspended his 2008 Presidential campaign to go back to Washington and “save the economy.” He voted for TARP and his poll numbers would drop across the board after he was leading Barack Obama in early September after his nomination of Sarah Palin for Vice President breathed life and energy into a dead campaign.

Ron Meyer suspended his Congressional campaign to run for State Senate. Let us not beat around the bush. Ron Meyer will lose both races.

What is more pathetic is that Ron Meyer will lose to another joker who is just as politically ambitious, opportunistic, attention-starved, and celebrity-seeking as he is. John Whitbeck running for Mark Herring’s State Senate seat when it vacates was an open and notorious secret in Loudoun political circles. He really should have been Delegate by now. In his 2011 House of Delegates primary, the kid Whitbeck had the support of far-right grassroots conservatives who dominate politics in the 10th Congressional District, of which Whitbeck now leads the RPV unit as 10th District Chair. The elder Randy Minchew had the support of the business community and normal people. Whitbeck would have cruised, were it not for the fact that unknown upstart Cara Townsend ran an unexpectedly professional campaign with meager resources and garnered a shocking 22%. She siphoned voters away from Whitbeck and allowed Minchew to win by a hair in a primary that is tantamount to election.

Whitbeck was not bitter about his dashed dream of fame and stardom, just like Mitt Romney and his “silver medals” from 2008. He carefully scripted his next two years, rubbed the right elbows, endorsed the right people, stayed in the periphery of the limelight he so craves, said the “right things”, and kept his campaign team intact (just like another loser Mitt Romney).

Except Whitbeck made a serious snafu stumping for right-wing nutjob Ken Cuccinelli in which he made a tasteless, offensive joke targeting Jewish people and his audience full of 10th District right wing extremists laughed at the joke. “47%” sounds tame compared to “it is a bill for the Last Supper”, but the former was a campaign killer (among other things…that Romney campaign was a disaster from the flip-flopping elitist candidate himself to the bottom) and the latter will prove to be a campaign killer.

Dumb and Dumber run for Virginia’s 33rd Senate District Republican Primary. Who is Dumb and who is Dumber is a matter of your personal preference. Neither are good so we won’t judge you based on your labeling. Where is Smart and Smarter when you need them?

How to win in Fairfax County @BarbaraComstock

Mona Charen writes what I have been saying all along.

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/363441/primer-conservative-winner-mona-charen

Elections are about building coalitions. Do you want to win crossover Democratic support? Be nice. Also, hire talented pro-life Democrats like me to work for you!

Everybody in politics tries to tap into their boss’ networks to “move up” the political ladder and “star gaze.” I never wanted any of that. My PR firm made a few high-dollar contributions to Barbara and never once did I ask to have my name featured on a fundraising event host committee. I would follow Barbara wherever she went even if she was completely unknown in politics and had zero Washington insider connections. That is real loyalty. Barbara could run for dogcatcher and I would still be with her. Heck, I might even have more fun working in a dogcatcher office. The constituents would be uber cute!

Do you love puppies? Virginia Delegate Barbara Comstock loves puppies! Vote for Barbara Comstock!

Do you love puppies?

Virginia Delegate Barbara Comstock loves puppies! They love her back!

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Vote for Delegate Barbara Comstock on Tuesday, November 5th if you love puppies!

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Disclosure: Barbara has been a boss and client since day one and is like a mother to me.

Kathleen Murphy – Tax Raising Tax Delinquent

Kathleen Murphy wants to raise taxes, but can’t even pay her own taxes. Such elitism and hypocrisy does not belong anywhere near an elected office.

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