A very interesting article in Real Clear Politics about September polling and what it means for the November Senate election. Their conclusion:
If this theory is right, we should expect to see these races continue on the basic trajectory we’ve seen over the past few weeks: Democrats holding at their current levels. Eventually, Republicans should begin or continue to improve, as undecided voters engage and make up their minds, and as Republicans narrow the spending battles. Even if this theory is true, it won’t occur in every race, but it will be the general tendency.The entire article is filled with interesting data and worth a read.
Mark Warner repeatedly told voters he'd never vote for a bill that would prevent Virginians from keeping their existing health plans. He did just the opposite of what he told voters, and now 250,000 Virginians are about to lose their health coverage as a result. In 2013, PolitiFact labeled the "If you like your health care plan, you can keep it" promise it's "Lie of the Year." But now, they're saying Ed Gillespie falsely attributes this to Mark Warner. How is that possible, you ask? Because, according to PolitiFact's Virginia branch, it was only the lie of the year when the President said it, not Mark Warner. Seriously...that's what they said. So now I propose a new designation. The linguistic gymnastics of the year award goes to: PolitiFact, for as tortured a parsing of Mark Warner's lying as Warner himself could ever hope to see.
The fundamentals, and the candidates, suggest that this Senate campaign is about to get close, and that Ed Gillespie is going to rapidly turn this race into a turnout contest.(more...)
This year's RPV Advance will held December 5th and 6th at the Westfields Marriott in Chantilly. Plan to attend and enjoy the fun at The Bull Elephant Hospitality Suite. More here.
UPDATE: Our next Congresswoman, Barbara Comstock, will be joining us at Oktoberfest on Saturday between 3:00 and 4:00. Please join Republicans in welcoming her to Lovettsville. This weekend is the annual Oktoberfest in Lovettsville. It's three days of great fun for everyone, lots of crafts, food, beer and the very popular Weiner Dog Races. The schedule for Oktoberfest is here and the map is here. Stop by the Loudoun Republican booth and say hello. See you there!