2017 Virginia House of Delegates Election Predictions

Toscano’s Epic Fail: Virginia Democrats, peaking too soon, gain +1 seat in the House.  From the heady and hopeful days of the million women pink-hat march on Washington D.C. the first weekend after President Trump’s inauguration, Virginia Democrats looked like they were finally going to break through and significantly cut into the Republicans’ super majority. […]

2017 Virginia General Election Race Predictions

Disclaimer: My legendary, world renowned and highly coveted political predictions – at 97 percent since 2012 – are based on the following not so scientific criteria: total hearsay, unconfirmed rumors, conspiracy theories, pure innuendo, personal insight, Trump White House leakers, DPV moles, Ben Tribbett, RINO’s, Bernie Sanders’ supporters, my high-voltage tin foil hat wired directly […]

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 […]

2017 Virginia Primary Race Predictions

Disclaimer: My legendary, world renowned and highly coveted political predictions – at 96 percent since 2012–are based on the following not so scientific criteria: total hearsay, unconfirmed rumors, conspiracy theories, pure innuendo, personal insight, Trump White House leakers, DPV moles, RINO’s, Bernie Sanders’ supporters, my high-voltage tin foil hat wired directly into the mother ship […]

Perriello, Gillespie Poised for Epic Showdown

New Odds on Virginia Governor Race: Perriello, Gillespie Poised for Epic Showdown Blue Virginia Now Fully In Charge of Sleepy, Scaredy-Cat Northam Campaign? CNU’s new Judy Wassen Public Policy Center poll out last week may be an early portend of things to come. Our new morning line odds on the 2017 Virginia gubernatorial races are […]

McAuliffe Backs Scrapping Deal that Protects Dominion Power from Rate Review

RICHMOND – Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) on Thursday said he supports scrapping a two-year-old deal that shields Dominion Power from rate reviews, saying the rationale for protecting the utility will be lost if the Trump Administration does away with the federal Clean Power Plan. McAuliffe (D) made the remark after Fredericks, who has been broadcasting […]

Game On! Perriello Shocks, Northam, VA Dems With Gov. Run

Upends Democratic Race for Virginia Governor We can only imagine how the now infamous phone call from former Va. Democratic Congressman Tom Periello to Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam on Wednesday night went down. It likely went something like this: Perriello: Hi Ralph, Tom Perriello here. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Northam: Same to you! […]