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Gillespie and Warner

Gillespie and Warner to have first debate Saturday

THE DEBATE This Saturday at 11am Ed Gillespie (R) and Mark Warner (D) will square off in a debate that is being hosted by the Virginia Bar Association. This first debate will foretell the campaign strategy and messaging that both campaigns have chosen to pursue for this election, so it ought to be interesting to watch. I thought I would… (more)

Medicaid Bob

McDonnells to Call the Courtroom “Home” through Labor Day

In one week Former Governor McDonnell and his wife go on trial for alleged corruption charges in a politically motivated waste of prosecutorial and judicial resources. Be prepared for a circus, and an uninspiring outcome. The trial begins On July 28, 2014 in the courtroom of Judge Spencer in the U.S. District Court for the… (more)

Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX)

Cuccinelli Endorses Constitutionality of Gov. Rick Perry’s Defense of Texas Border

Texas Governor Rick Perry said earlier today that he is beginning deployment of up to 1,000 Texas National Guard troops to the border with Mexico to address the growing surge of illegal border crossings. Texas leaders say the current wave of unaccompanied minors making the crossing is tying up existing federal resources, allowing drug cartels… (more)

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Supervisor Eugene Delgaudio Exonerated Again, and Again, and Again. BOS Votes 8 to 1 to Restore Sterling District Funds

Loudoun Democrats couldn’t beat the Sterling Supervisor in the voting booth so they turned to the courts, twice.  They failed, twice.  Some members of the all-Republican Board of Supervisors decided to jump into the clown car with them, parading around town making fools of themselves.  Only one Loudoun Supervisor continues to make a fool of… (more)

Sen. Mark Warner (D-WaPo)

Mark Warner’s campaign goes from hope to fear

Senator Mark Warner has largely achieved success in politics based on the false image of the rare politician who rises above all the partisan rhetoric and bickering to ‘get things done.’ So, given his success in projecting a centrist image despite his radically liberal voting record, it is interesting that Mark Warner appears to be shifting… (more)

Tom Gear

EXCLUSIVE: Gruber Files $1 Million Defamation Lawsuit Against Tom Gear

Seventh District GOP Chairman Fred Gruber has filed a defamation lawsuit against former Hampton Delegate Tom Gear, seeking actual and punitive damages of $1 million. This comes in response to Gear’s online smear attack against Gruber beginning June 27. The Bull Elephant was the first to investigate and expose the truth about Gear’s blatantly false… (more)

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Hacked: TBE Outage and Restoration

TheBullElephant.com was the subject of a malicious hack at some point in the last couple of weeks. We cannot discuss technical details without divulging the direction of our investigation, but the hack visibly manifested itself yesterday evening, June 17. The damage it caused could only be undone by a server-side restoration of a backup. While… (more)

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Comstock outraises Foust in the second quarter, Foust struggles with math

For the second quarter in 2014 (April 1, 2014 until June 30, 2014) Barbara Comstock(R) raised $739,767.35. During the same period John Foust(D) raised $555,148.83. In raw fundraising, Comstock continues to outpace Foust. Foust attempts to spin his numbers Foust boasted two things as a result of the second quarter fundraising numbers. First he claims… (more)

Warner Super PAC blames Obama, then Warner blames Gillespie

Despite his fundraising lead, Mark Warner knows he’s in trouble. This is not a good year to be a Democrat incumbent being challenged by a credible Republican candidate, particularly when you’re a candidate who has marched in virtual lockstep with the President. The President’s popularity and approval ratings are at an all-time low owing to… (more)

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Delegates Hugo and Miller demand answers from McAuliffe on Unaccompanied Immigrant Children

Del. Tim Hugo (R-Fairfax) and Del. Jackson Miller (R-Prince William) earlier today delivered a letter to Governor McAuliffe demanding information about his administration’s involvement with the housing and care of Unaccompanied Immigrant Children. The Bull Elephant has obtained a copy of the letter, embedded below, in which the two members of the House GOP leadership… (more)

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