Update on candidates’ forums
2014 Elections / Hampton Roads / Local / Norfolk / Politics

Update on candidates’ forums

The Norfolk candidates’ forum tonight will go on as scheduled but without the participation of current mayor, Paul Fraim. I am told that the other two candidates for mayor will be present, along with the two candidates vying in Ward 5. In addition, there will be a forum this Friday for Newport News candidates. The … Continue reading

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Q’Pac: 6-1 support medical marijuana, 50% marriage equality
Hampton Roads / Local / Marshall Newman Amendment / Norfolk / Politics / Virginia

Q’Pac: 6-1 support medical marijuana, 50% marriage equality

In a poll released this morning, Quinnipiac found support among Virginia voters for medical marijuana to be 84%, although that support does not extend to recreational use: Support for legalizing marijuana for personal use is 46 percent, with 48 percent opposed. Democrats support the measure 58 – 35 percent, with Republicans opposed 68 – 27 … Continue reading

ICYMI: Big choices ahead in May
2014 Elections / Hampton Roads / Local / Norfolk / Politics

ICYMI: Big choices ahead in May

My latest op-ed, title above, appeared in The Virginian-Pilot last Thursday. The topic is, of course, the upcoming May local elections, the candidates for which I posted here. As I mentioned in the article, there are two upcoming candidate forums in Norfolk: Tuesday, April 15, Granby High School Auditorium, 7pm to 8:30pm – Mayoral candidates … Continue reading

If you repeat something often enough
2014 Elections / Hampton Roads / Local / Norfolk / Politics / Virginia

If you repeat something often enough

… does it become true? The Big Lie has many variations, one of which is often attributed to Joseph Goebbels, although no real proof exists that he said it. Regardless, we are all familiar with the sentiment: repeat something often enough and people will believe it – and you may come to believe it yourself.  … Continue reading

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