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 Inside baseball part 9,999,876

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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 A look back at the 6th Senate: the others

Herring: The right side of history

When I went to the polls last November, it was primarily to cast one vote: for Mark Herring for AG. I knew that the other statewide candidates didn't need my vote - they had plenty of folks who were going to push them over. But I was concerned that Herring, who, once elected, would be … Continue reading Herring: The right side of history

ICYMI: A victory for the Virginia Way, this time

My latest op-ed, title above, appeared in The Virginian-Pilot Thursday. With the AG race decided, now is the time for the legislature to make a change to the sections of the code that would throw the decision in a disputed election to the General Assembly. As is typically the case, I had to do some … Continue reading ICYMI: A victory for the Virginia Way, this time

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 UPDATE: Confirmed Obenshain to concede

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: https://twitter.com/BrianSchoeneman/status/412768101663780864 https://twitter.com/BrianSchoeneman/status/412774625777819648 The recount is expected to last through Wednesday, with the court hearing ballot challenges Wednesday and … Continue reading Recount update

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 Coleman wins the 6th Senate Republican nomination

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 6th Senate Republican firehouse today

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. https://twitter.com/vpaige/status/401816467601358848/ The 6th district chair, Larry Keefe, maintained the official tally of the votes as they came in and allowed me (and others) to report … Continue reading Lewis wins 6th Senate Democratic nomination

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