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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Liberal Virginia Congressman Scott and Trump Virginia Campaign Chairman Fredericks Find Common Ground at Inaugural

WASHINGTON — Rep. Robert C. “Bobby” Scott of Newport News is considered liberal. Radio show host John Fredericks was pulling for and predicting a Donald Trump presidency long before most. Conservatives attack Scott over his political positions. Someone once chastised Fredericks — who served as co-chairman, then chairman of Trump’s Virginia campaign — in a […]

Democrat Bobby Scott on Trump administration: “You can disagree without being disagreeable”

Rep. Bobby Scott’s lone special guest to Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration Friday might have caused some eyes to widen: It was John Fredericks, chairman of Trump’s Virginia campaign. Scott, a Newport News Democrat who strongly opposes the new president’s agenda, said those on both sides of the political fence who are either happy or sad […]

Riggleman Shakes Up Virginia GOP

Riggleman Shakes Up Virginia GOP 2017 General Assembly Opening Day! He killed terrorists and now he makes whiskey. Just the right combination to run for governor of Virginia. Former Air Force Intel officer and Virginia entrepreneur Denver Riggleman launched his long-shot outsider bid for the Republican gubernatorial nomination yesterday. His “take no prisoners” approach is likely to shake up […]

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! […]

The Morning Line: Political Odds on Virginia ’17 Races 

The Morning Line: Political Odds on Virginia ’17 Races  By John Fredericks   It’s a tale of two cities for Virginia Republicans as over 750 statewide GOP elected officials, wannabe politicians, and activists are expected to descend on Richmond this Friday and Saturday for the 2016 RPV Donald W. Huffman Advance. The annual Virginia GOP […]

RPV Brass Doubles Down on Anti-Trump Primary Vote Scheme, Pushes Secret “Talking Points” to Va. Unit Chairs To Combat Media Firestorm

RPV Brass Doubles Down on Anti-Trump Primary Vote Scheme, Pushes Secret “Talking Points” to Va. Unit Chairs To Combat Media Firestorm THE TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE. OR, JUST SPIN IT.  The latter appears to be the new mantra of the Republican Party of Virginia’s top brass: When in doubt, spin your way out! Under fire for […]

Political Insighter: GOP State Sen. Candidate Dunnavant First Explored Democratic Nomination

Dunnavant’s Democratic Junta What’s in a party name? 12th district Republican candidate for Virginia State Senate, Dr. Siobhan Dunnavant, an OB-GYN, has run a spirited primary nomination campaign against three rivals for the seat being vacated by retiring 32-year incumbent Walter A. Stosch. The noted physician and small business owner, and sister to House of […]

Political Insighter: Donald Trump Headlines John Fredericks Radio

All Roads to the White House in 2016 Run Through Virginia Will he or won’t he? With the race for the Republican nomination for President in 2016 this wide open, and sporting a potential 19 aspirants, a Donald Trump for President candidacy does not have the air of pure entertainment it had a few cycles back. This time it’s for real — and […]

Political Insighter: Virginia’s New Senator Stooge

Ralph Smith: We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Election! Virginia’s General Assembly prides itself on being populated by ‘citizen legislators.’ The implied meaning of that is the legislature is the people’s deliberative body. The people select its members. That’s why what is going on in Roanoke County-centric Senate District 19 is so troubling. You see, outgoing […]