Inside baseball part 9,999,876
2013 Elections / Local / Politics / Virginia

Inside baseball part 9,999,876

No, not that kind. This kind: In modern usage, inside baseball is a figurative adjective meaning appreciated by only a small group of insiders or aficionados. It also serves as a noun denoting inside-baseball matters. The term is usually used in politics, where the inside-baseball business includes the sorts of things political strategists think about … Continue reading

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A look back at the 6th Senate: the others
2013 Elections / Hampton Roads / Local / Norfolk / Politics / Virginia

A look back at the 6th Senate: the others

VPAP has an interesting analysis of where the money was spent by the two candidates vying for the 6th Senate. A couple of notes, from a review of the reports on SBE: Wayne Coleman loaned his campaign $150,000, none of which was repaid. His cash on hand as of 2/3/14 was $509.52. Lynwood Lewis ended … Continue reading

Coleman wins the 6th Senate Republican nomination
2013 Elections / Local / Politics / Virginia

Coleman wins the 6th Senate Republican nomination

Wayne Coleman won the Republican nomination for the 6th Senate district earlier this evening, besting attorneys Richard Ottinger and John Coggeshall. The official tally was 1,643 votes for Coleman, 1,249 for Ottinger and 173 for Coggeshall. My spreadsheet, below, has a 1-vote difference for Coleman. I think it was because the Northampton figure was reduced … Continue reading

Lewis wins 6th Senate Democratic nomination
2013 Elections / Local / Politics / Virginia

Lewis wins 6th Senate Democratic nomination

Delegate Lynwood Lewis secured the Democratic nomination for the 6th Senate district this afternoon. My congratulations to Lewis, and my thanks to both Andria McClellan and Paula Miller for running. The official tally sheet of the 6th Senate district chair #lifeinthe6thsenatedistrict http://t.co/0QFriOzaxr— Vivian J. Paige (@vpaige) November 16, 2013 The 6th district chair, Larry Keefe, … Continue reading

ICYMI: The rush for Northam’s seat in state Senate
2013 Elections / Local / Politics / Virginia

ICYMI: The rush for Northam’s seat in state Senate

My latest op-ed, title above, appeared in The Virginian-Pilot Thursday. A rush is putting it mildly. The amount of contact from the six candidates – 3 Democrats, 3 Republicans – has been astounding. No one has knocked on my door, but I’ve gotten mail, phone calls and emails. What a contrast to the mostly non-existent … Continue reading