Virginia’s GOP members of Congress kill me. Take their double standards on health care.
Rep. Randy Forbes of Chesapeake tells the Daily Press of Newport News that he doesn’t want a government-run health care system. “We’re going to end up destroying a very good health-care system,” Forbes said. Rep. Rob Wittman of Montross in Westmoreland County tells the same paper that he’s hearing an “overwhelming hesitancy” to a government-run system.
Rep. Eric Cantor of Richmond agrees. He recently wrote in a Richmond Times-Dispatch that, “the root of the problem is [the Democrats’] House bill’s imposition of the so-called “government option.” Continue reading
Dear Virginia Republicans:
I’m trying to understand your alternative reality or as Frank Rich calls it in today’s New York Times, a parallel universe / echo chamber. Maybe you can help me out. Continue reading
Voters in Fairfax County are headed to the polls on Feb. 3 to elect a new chairman of the County Board of Supervisors. The special election is pitting Democrat Sharon Bulova against Republican Pat Herrity. The chairmanship became vacant when Chairman Gerry Connolly resigned to assume the congressional seat he won in November. The county is the home to one in seven Virginians.
The Washington Post reported that Gov. Tim Kaine is concerned about low voter turnout.
“Special elections bring lower turnout,” Kaine said. “People aren’t naturally conditioned to vote in a chairman’s race in February, so that requires some special attention.”
It’s been nearly a week and I still can’t believe it. Virginians gave its Electoral Votes to Barack Obama, elected Mark Warner to the Senate and took over 2, possibly 3 GOP House seats with the election of Glenn Nye, Gerry Connolly and the possible election of Tom Perriello. They will join Senator Webb and Congressmen Boucher, Moran and Scott as Democrats representing us on Capitol Hill. Continue reading
Chris Cillizza, a political writer with the Washington Post has named the Top 50 House seats across the country most likely to switch hands on Tuesday. There are three seats held by Virginia Republicans on the list. He’s also made a bold prediction about Gov. Mark Warner’s Senate race against Gov. Jim Gilmore. Continue reading
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is running ads in support of several candidates in Virginia. Here are the latest: Continue reading