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

UPDATE: Confirmed Obenshain to concede
2013 Elections / Local / Politics / Virginia

UPDATE: Confirmed Obenshain to concede

The Washington Post is reporting that Republican Mark Obenshain will the attorney general’s race to Democrat Mark Herring this afternoon. A news conference is set for 3pm. The lead in the race, which was certified at 165 for Herring on November 25, has grown as the recount has continued. A Herring win puts Democrats in … Continue reading

Recount update
2013 Elections / Local / Politics / Virginia

Recount update

The recount in Virginia’s Attorney General election started yesterday in three locations – Fairfax County, Chesapeake and Alexandria – with the rest of the state to start today. No numbers from Chesapeake or Alexandria but from Fairfax: Total + 95 votes for Obenshain, + 234 votes Herring. Net Herring increase of 139.— Brian W. Schoeneman … 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

6th Senate Republican firehouse today
2013 Elections / Local / Politics / Virginia

6th Senate Republican firehouse today

If you’re in the 6th Senate district, today’s the day to cast your vote for the Republican candidate. Tonight’s winner will face Democrat Lynwood Lewis. The firehouse primary will be held between 3pm and 7pm. If you are in Norfolk, you will vote at The Masonic Temple, 7001 Granby Street. There are other locations throughout … 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