The times, they are a-changin’
2016 Elections / Hampton Roads / Local / National / Politics / Race / Virginia

The times, they are a-changin’

To say I was floored by the election results last week would be an understatement. Only in the last 24 hours have I truly been able to articulate why I am so devastated by Hillary Clinton’s loss. My first reactions were simply to how this affected me personally. But as I have gotten out of … Continue reading

The state of the race
2016 Elections / Hampton Roads / Local / National / Politics / Virginia

The state of the race

It’s been really difficult to watch this election cycle. In all honesty, November 8 can’t get here soon enough. And that’s saying something, given how much of a political junkie I’ve been. Because I’m literally swamped all the time, I get most of my news through Twitter. Which, it seems, is where most of the … Continue reading

Hayes 77th winner, Mullin draws challenger in 93rd
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Hayes 77th winner, Mullin draws challenger in 93rd

Cliff Hayes was the winner in the firehouse primary for the 77th House of Delegates district yesterday. By a margin of 556 to 469 – told y’all, every vote counts – Hayes defeated a well-organized LeOtis Williams. As of this writing, Hayes will not face opposition in the November election. Per the writ, candidates have … Continue reading

Firehouse primary 77th HOD 8/16/16
2016 Elections / Hampton Roads / Local / Politics / Virginia

Firehouse primary 77th HOD 8/16/16

The Democratic candidate for House of Delegates district 77 will be chosen in a firehouse primary this Tuesday, August 16. The district is primarily located in Chesapeake (78% of the voters) but also includes Suffolk. The firehouse features one candidate from each city: Former Chesapeake City Council member Cliff Hayes, who has the endorsement of … Continue reading

Nov 8 special elections in HOD 77, 93
2016 Elections / Hampton Roads / Local / Politics / Virginia

Nov 8 special elections in HOD 77, 93

Gov McAuliffe has signed writs calling special elections on November 8th 2016 in HOD districts 77 and 93 pic.twitter.com/65dr6PtwL8 — Terry McAuliffe (@GovernorVA) August 2, 2016 As announced on Twitter Tuesday, Hampton Roads will have two more special elections for the General Assembly on the ballot this November. In addition to the two Senate contests … Continue reading

McDonnell: SCOTUS defines ‘official acts’
Local / Politics / Virginia

McDonnell: SCOTUS defines ‘official acts’

By now, you’ve no doubt heard that the U.S. Supreme Court vacated the corruption convictions of former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell. (The decision is here.) Perhaps the most important thing from the decision is the definition of “official acts:” An “official act” is a decision or action on a “question, matter, cause, suit, proceeding or … Continue reading

Important local primary elections Tuesday
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Important local primary elections Tuesday

Trying to get out from under the din of the presidential nominating contests is difficult but there are some pretty important elections in Hampton Roads next Tuesday, June 14.  In addition to Congressional primaries, there is a Peninsula State Senate district contest. Voters will cast their ballots at their regular polling locations. Due to changes … Continue reading

3/1 primary registration deadline is today, 2/8
2016 Elections / National / Politics / Virginia

3/1 primary registration deadline is today, 2/8

The Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primary have sucked almost all of the attention lately. The rest has been taken up by the on-again, off-again (it’s off) argument over the Republican “loyalty oath” (that really wasn’t a loyalty oath at all, but I digress) in Virginia. Meanwhile, I’ve seen very little attention paid to … Continue reading