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RPV trips over Twitter

GOP elephant laughingBy Lynn R. Mitchell

I almost spewed Diet Coke on my keyboard this morning reading the latest from Matt Colt Hall over at Bearing Drift (see Really RPV? Chris Christie is Bernie Sanders?).

By now just about everyone in the political junkie club has heard about the Republican Party of Virginia’s Twitter mishap on Tuesday. Matt takes a humorous look at what has to be one of the more prominent shake-your-head moments at RPV, noting:

When RPV decides to cut staff, not raise money, piss off donors, worry about litmus’ tests on incumbents instead of trying to get more Republicans elected, it’s easy to lose sight of the details. And when you lose sight of the details, no wonder you mess up like this.

My laugh of the day … make it yours!

 

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Rainy Vinton Dogwood parade photos with Del. Chris Head

By Matt Colt Hall
Guest Post
Trixie 8 by M HallDelegate Chris Head and Trixie Averill during Saturday’s very rainy Vinton Dogwood parade.

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Howell does mic drop on Stimpson, submits 1,500 signatures, is first on ballot

Matt Colt HallBy Matt Colt Hall
Guest Post

Mic Drop: When a performer or speaker intentionally drops or throws the microphone on the floor after an awesome performance. –from UrbanDictionary.com

Today was the first day to file for the Virginia House of Delegates and State Senate, and there was news out of Stafford County. House Speaker William J. Howell filed first in the 28th District with 1,500+ signatures to get on the ballot. The number required is 125.

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The mystery man challenging Del. Chris Head

Matt Colt HallBy Matt Colt Hall
Guest Post

Who is the mystery primary challenger in Virginia’s House District 17?

I received an email and text from a good friend that said Republican Delegate Chris Head was getting a primary challenger. My first thought was how could someone primary my delegate, and who was that person?

Delegate Christopher Head was originally elected to the House of Delegates in 2011, beating his Democratic opponent Frieda Cathcart 65 percent to 34 percent, and then Delegate Head beat Cathcart a second time in 2013, 67 percent to 32 percent.  He currently sits on the House Finance Committee; House Health, Welfare, and Institutions Committee; and House Militia, Police, and Public Safety Committee. Delegate Head is the chairman of the bi-partisan Virginia House of Delegates Business Development Commission.

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Comstock attacks are over the top

Matt Colt HallBy Matt Colt Hall
Guest Post

As a young Republican, I have felt frustration while watching the Virginia Republican Party move farther to the right. That would be fine except we have completely thrown tactics and the ability to govern out the window.

Sadly, the Libertarian-tea party blog of Northern Virginia known as the Bull Elephant continues to demonize rational Republicans almost every day but on Tuesday they reached a whole new level of hatred and vitriol. Their columnist Jeanine Martin wrote a piece entitled, “Barbara Comstock votes with Democrats to fund DHS through August.” I don’t want to give Ms. Martin’s post the publicity it so desperately wants but one section was the straw that broke the camel’s back for me. It read:

“If Comstock continues down the path of voting with democrats, and cozying up to Eric Cantor and John Boehner, Republicans in the 10th district will be able to choose her replacement in a convention in 2016.”

As my hero and the greatest president once said, “There you go again.”

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Matt Hall: An open letter to 6th District SCC members and Wendell Walker – ‘Stop the madness’

By Matt Colt Hall

Dear Members of the Sixth District SCC members and Chairman Walker,

My name is Matthew Hall, and I’m a member of the Roanoke County Republican Committee and I am also the Secretary of the Roanoke Young Republican Club. I am writing you this evening in regards to tomorrows SCC meeting.

I urge you to push the appeals of slating back to the December 2014 SCC meeting, so that the issue be put to rest after the election. This slating issue is making the Republican Party look like squabbling group of children. We need to be working on electing Republican Candidate. As Brian Schoeneman said this evening on Bearing Drift:

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