The big reason McAuliffe won was women
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday November 5, 2013 7:46 am|
Not much tends to happen in American politics in odd numbered years but there are a handful of elections I think are worth paying extra attention to.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday October 29, 2013 8:40 am|
If Chris Christie decides to run for President in 2016, which seems likely, expect him to quietly point to a Cuccinelli loss as a warning of what will happen if Republicans choose a hardcore cultural conservative to go up against the “Clinton machine.” The worse Cuccinelli does, the easier it will be for Christie to make his case.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday October 24, 2013 3:00 pm|
McAuliffe continues to hold solid lead.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday October 10, 2013 5:28 pm|
I know I’m probably sounding like a broken record but this really is a major political story. I’ve never seen a party needlessly do so much damage to itself in less than a month with nothing of substance to show for it. The Republicans party seems to have come unmoored from even the basic political concerns, which has traditional kept things running during divided government.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday October 8, 2013 8:25 am|
There is at least one person in America is clearly benefiting from this government shutdown: Democratic candidate for governor of Virginia, Terry McAuliffe. With thousands of furloughed government employees in the state and most people blaming the Republican party for the shutdown, McAuliffe has seen a solid increase in his lead over Republican Ken Cuccinelli.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday September 24, 2013 10:25 am|
What is really driving McAulliffe’s lead in all recent polls is his strength with women. According to the Marist poll, McAulliffe has an impressive 18 point advantage among female voters. This “war on women” narrative is paying off in Virginia.
|By: cocktailhag Thursday July 18, 2013 8:00 pm|
Each week when I sit down to write a post, I wrack my brain to think of something positive, or at least relatively so, to write about, and each week events prevent this from happening. It’s hard not to feel typecast when even the most complimentary commenters nonetheless refer to one’s work as a “rant” or admit that I’ve made them more depressed, angry, hopeless, or whatever.
For that reason, I am happy to announce that for the first time in recent memory the week’s news, taken together, makes me feel uncharacteristically optimistic.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday July 18, 2013 7:10 pm|
Another poll confirms that Democrat Terry McAuliffe holds a modest lead in the Virginia gubernatorial race taking place this November. According to a new Quinnipiac poll, McAuliffe currently stands at 43 percent support, while Republican Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has only 39 percent support.