November 2015: Demographics win again

Back in June, I ran the numbers on the General Assembly contests. Let me refresh your memory: House of Delegates – Projected: 35 D, 64R, 1 Toss Up Senate of Virginia – Projected: 19 D, 20 R, 1 Toss Up Compare that to where we ended up: House 34D, 66R and Senate 19D 21 R. … Continue reading November 2015: Demographics win again

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Nov 15: House District 93

House of Delegates District 93 encompasses parts of the cities of Newport News and Williamsburg and the counties of James City and York. The inhabitants of the district are 65% white, 25% black, 5% Asian, and 5% other races. HD 93 looks like a competitive district because it has changed hands in each of the … Continue reading Nov 15: House District 93

Norfolk Voter PhotoID events

The Norfolk Office of Elections is holding several Voter Photo ID events at locations across the city in the next couple of weeks. The free photo ID is for voting only and cannot be used for any other purpose. The events are: Friday, August 21st from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Mary D. … Continue reading Norfolk Voter PhotoID events

Nov 15: House District 82

House of Delegates District 82 is one of two seats in Hampton Roads in which there is no incumbent running. Long represented by Bob Purkey, freshman delegate Bill DeSteph vacated the seat to run for the open state senate seat in district 8. The 82nd district is located entirely within the City of Virginia Beach. … Continue reading Nov 15: House District 82

Nov 15: House District 21

House of Delegates District 21 is located primarily within the City of Virginia Beach with a small portion of it being in Chesapeake. 57% of the districts inhabitants are white, while 25% are black, 13% are Asian and 4% another race. The district, according to VPAP, became slightly more Republican after the 2011 redistricting, based … Continue reading Nov 15: House District 21

Nov 15: First look Hampton Roads

Following up on my previous post, I've taken a first look at the General Assembly elections in Hampton Roads. Below is an overview. More details on each contest will come in future posts. House of Delegates - Projected: 8D, 12R By my count (and I hope I haven't left anyone out), Hampton Roads has twenty … Continue reading Nov 15: First look Hampton Roads

November 2015: First look at GA elections

With the primaries behind us - and a single special election coming next month in the 74th House district - it's time to take a first look at the upcoming November elections. All 100 seats in the House of Delegates and all 40 seats in the Senate will be on the ballot, although not all … Continue reading November 2015: First look at GA elections

79th HofD: Not an upset

The opening paragraph of my post about the last time there was a primary race in this district applies equally here: The primary race between Johnny Joannou and Henry Light Steve Heretick was the one that I followed the closest. The end result was not a surprise. This was no upset, folks. I hinted at … Continue reading 79th HofD: Not an upset

Catching up: recent op-eds

In case you missed them, here's a quick rundown of my recent op-eds in The Virginian-Pilot: March 12: Another sad result of safe districts. "Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose." Former governor Bob McDonnell sent texts to members of the legislature, trying to get them to sign on to a brief being … Continue reading Catching up: recent op-eds