Inside the ‘Lewandowski Embassy’

Repost from Politico, By THEODORIC MEYER, DANIEL LIPPMAN and JOSH DAWSEY Like Steve Bannon at the Breitbart office, Lewandowski stays upstairs when he’s in town. The lower floors house a lobbying firm and sometimes a radio show. “You could call this the Turnberry embassy,” said John Fredericks, a friend of Lewandowski’s who sometimes broadcasts his syndicated radio show, […]

McAuliffe May Be on His Way Out in Virginia…

Repost from The Washington Post, By Gregory Schneider Some Republicans have taken note. John Fredericks, a conservative radio host who helped run Trump’s presidential campaign in Virginia last year, has become a grudging McAuliffe fan. He has praised the governor for his economic development efforts and conceded that McAuliffe’s push to unlock federal dollars by […]

Virginia Republicans Try to Sort Out a Bloodbath…

John Fredericks in the News, Repost from the Richmond-Times Dispatch,by Graham Moomaw @gmoomaw John Fredericks, a pro-Trump radio host who advocated for bringing the president to Virginia, said Trump’s absence left his supporters unenthused. A presidential rally, he said, wouldn’t have fired up the Trump opponents any more than they already were. “Ralph Northam ran […]

Bikers for Trump Rallies for Gillespie — Without Gillespie

One of President Trump’s most fervent fans hopped onto his Harley in South Carolina and roared all the way to Virginia Beach, where he led a “Bikers for Trump” rally Sunday for Virginia gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie. Except Gillespie wasn’t there, irking some Trump supporters who say the Republican has been too standoffish toward the […]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The John Fredericks Show Launches in Washington D.C. on AM 1260 The Answer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Chesapeake, VA, October 9, 2017 – Common Sense Media Holdings, LLC  announces that it will begin airing its syndicated news radio talk show, The John Fredericks Show, in Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia beginning October 16, 2017 on Salem Media’s AM 1260 The Answer.  The show will air from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., […]

Trump Dives into Virginia Governor’s Race

President Trump has been a presence in Virginia’s contest for governor since before the candidates were even set, but he has now roiled the race by jumping in directly and attacking the Democratic nominee through his preferred method: a nighttime tweet. “Ralph Northam, who is running for Governor of Virginia, is fighting for the violent […]

Ed Gillespie Keeps Trump at Arm’s Length

Virginia’s Republican nominee for governor Ed Gillespie is keeping President Trump at arm’s length, suggesting he views him as a liability in his campaign against Democratic Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam. Trump, in an unexpected Thursday evening tweet, urged Virginians to vote for Gillespie on Nov. 7, while charging that Northam was soft on gang violence. […]

Gillespie is GOP’s Best Shot to Flip a Seat this Year, So Where’s the Money?

Ed Gillespie has raised considerably less money than other recent contenders for Virginia governor, despite his extraordinarily deep ties to the Republican donor class. With a long history in national politics and a bond with an ex-president, Gillespie was expected to be the GOP version of Gov. Terry McAuliffe, the former Democratic National Committee chairman […]

Fiorina Eases Path to Nomination for Corey Stewart

A decision by Carly Fiorina, the former GOP presidential hopeful, not to run for U.S. Senate from Virginia next year leaves Corey Stewart, the bombastic Prince William supervisor, as the sole declared candidate for the GOP nomination. Stewart, who came close to winning the party nomination for governor this year after running on a platform […]

Fredericks in the Media: WaPo on Virginia Governor Race

Read the full article on the John Fredericks Report.   Many people bemoan the polarization and speak wistfully of the bygone — if not entirely imagined — era of collegial bipartisanship known as “the Virginia way.” John Fredericks is not among them. The conservative radio host, who helped lead Trump’s Virginia campaign, wants Gillespie move […]

Trump Faces Conundrum with Conservative Media

he White House’s relationship with conservative media outlets presents a vexing challenge for the administration as President Trump approaches 100 days in office. Trump has been a boon to the insurgent conservative media outlets that were routinely frozen out of the Obama White House. Conservative media outlets have more access, power and influence in the […]

Conservative Media Figures Disappointed with Trump Meeting

Some conservative media figures invited to an exclusive event with President Trump on Monday night left the White House frustrated and complaining that Trump’s staff had intentionally sought to limit what they could report out of the meeting. The White House invitation to about 30 conservative reporters, editors, columnists and radio personalities was originally billed […]