April 30, 2009 |
Virginia's unemployment rate jumped to 7 percent in February, the highest since 1992, but what's the Republican Governors Association doing as they pump $1.2 million into their man Bob McDonnell's campaign for governor? They're busy yukking it up over the sleaziness of Bill Clinton and Terry McAuliffe, his longtime fundraiser turned Democratic candidate for governor. The Republican governors group's latest tactic is billandterry.org, a Web site that depicts the former president as an Obama-bashing, money- hungry, ethical slime who has come to...
January 4, 2013 |
The new year has begun with an avalanche of Republican retrospectives: What went wrong? What must the GOP do? In attempting to navigate my own thoughts, I keep bumping into advice my father gave me a long time ago: "Learn Spanish. You will need it to survive in the world you will inherit. " For those living in Florida then, the trends were becoming obvious. They were literally in our neighborhood, where in 1960 a recently arrived Cuban family had moved in a few doors down. Having just escaped Castro's Cuba with only a few...
November 15, 2012 |
LAS VEGAS — Republican leaders have begun reckoning with the fact that their party has grown increasingly out of step with a broad majority of American voters. While party leaders remain confident in their beliefs, they have identified a litany of problems and a steep set of challenges: flawed candidates, a problematic message, the alienation of nonwhite Americans who account for a growing share of the population, outdated technology and a political operation that is not up to that of the Democrats.
May 27, 2011 |
Texas Gov. Rick Perry acknowledged Friday that he will consider a bid for president, reversing his past opposition to the race and setting up a period of intense speculation about whether he will run and whether he can win. "I'm gonna think about it," Perry said when asked about the presidential race. Perry chief of staff Ray Sullivan said earlier this week that the praise the governor has won from the likes of conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh — among others — has made...
October 7, 2009 |
RICHMOND, Va. -- Republican Bob McDonnell holds a lead of 9 percentage points over his Democratic rival in Virginia's governor's race 27 days before the election, according to a Washington Post poll published Thursday. The results suggest McDonnell is pulling away from Democrat R. Creigh Deeds in one of the only two gubernatorial contests in the nation this year. Both are being closely watched as early voter verdicts on President Barack Obama and a Democratic Congress. In New Jersey, Democratic Gov. Jon...
April 24, 2012 |
RICHMOND — Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell will begin airing TV ads Wednesday as he looks to remind viewers about the state's successes following a spate of negative publicity . "There is a lot to celebrate in our commonwealth," the Republican said in a statement Tuesday. "This ad highlights some of the men and women driving this recovery, while noting all that has been accomplished over the past two years. " McDonnell's political action committee, Opportunity Virginia , will pay for the...