Va. Democrats Threaten to Boycott Historic State Event over Trump Invite

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has invited President Donald Trump and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi to a commemoration of the 400thanniversary of the first meeting of representative government in the United States. Northam’s fellow Democrats are now threatening to boycott the event. On July 30, 1619, the Virginia General Assembly convened for the first time in Jamestown. The Virginia Company, a private company with a royal charter, had appointed Sir George Yeardley as governor of the 12-year-old colony with instructions to bring together a legislative body to create “just Laws for the happy guiding” of the people. The first

Will Virginia’s Democrat Leaders Survive Flood of Scandals?

The crisis engulfing Virginia’s Democratic leaders continues to rage two weeks after the first scandal. The controversies come at a critical time, as the entire state legislature — where Republicans have a tiny 51-49 majority in the House and another tiny 21-19 majority in the Senate — is up for re-election in November. Here’s an update on where things stand for each of the state’s embattled Democrats: Governor Ralph Northam Northam’s bizarre press conference in which he decided it wasn’t actually him in the yearbook photo he had owned up to the night before — and in which he was

Va. Gov. Northam Under Fire After Defending Bill Allowing Newborn Babies to Die

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam (D) appeared on WTOP’s “Ask the Governor” program on Wednesday morning, where the interviewer asked him about the “Repeal Act” filed by Virginia Delegate Kathy Tran (D-West Springfield). The bill sparked a nationwide controversy when Tran admitted that the legislation allowed abortions up to the point of birth, even while the mother is in labor. “This is why decisions such as this should be made by providers, physicians, and the mothers and fathers that are involved. When we talk about third-trimester abortions, these are done with the consent of obviously the mother, with the consent of

Is President Trump to Blame for the GOP Collapse in Virginia?

Virginia always elects a new governor the year after a presidential election, and it almost always elects a governor from the party opposite that of the president (9 of the last 10 times, in fact). So everyone knew it would be hard for Republicans to pull out a victory this year. But Republican Ed Gillespie and the rest of the Republican ticket ran a strong race. They were solid in fundraising and ran neck-and-neck with the Democrats for the home stretch of the campaign. Democrat Ralph Northam was a mediocre candidate running a lackluster campaign, and it seemed the momentum

WATCH: Democrats Run Disgusting, Race-Baiting Attack Ad in Va.

This week, a George Soros-backed PAC supporting Virginia Democratic gubernatorial nominee Ralph Northam released an ad against Republican Ed Gillespie so disturbing that even the far-left Washington Post called it “vile”: The ad came out one day before the terrorist attack in New York, where a man used a truck to mow down and kill 8 people. The group pulled the ad after the attack, but Northam’s campaign didn’t disown it. A campaign spokesman said, “It’s not shocking that communities of color are scared of what his Trump-like policy positions mean for them.” Northam himself defended it, justifying it by saying Gillespie’s ads “have promoted

Desperate Democrats Resort to Racial Politics in Virginia

As I’ve written several times before, Virginia’s 2017 statewide elections are critical for both national parties. Polling in Virginia races is notoriously wild, and this year has been no exception. While most polls have shown Democrat Ralph Northam leading Republican Ed Gillespie, they have almost all been within the margin of error. That is, until recently, when Gillespie took a 1-point lead in a poll released last week, the first time he has led a poll during the general election campaign. And just yesterday, a new poll came out showing Gillespie with an 8-point lead. The Democrats are panicking and

Is the Democrats’ Anti-Trump Campaign Backfiring in Virginia?

The closely-watched race for governor in Virginia is heating up — with good signs for Republicans. Virginia is one of two states that has elections every year, and its gubernatorial elections are always the year after presidential elections, so they are viewed as important bellwethers for how the president is doing. This year, all indications are that it’s a dead heat — which is actually a good sign for Republican nominee Ed Gillespie. Let me explain. Virginia has turned from a red state to a purple or light blue state in the last 10 years, driven by growth of the liberal Washington,

Planned Parenthood Spending $3 Million to Elect Pro-Abortion Va. Governor

With the movement to cut off their state funding picking up speed in Virginia, Planned Parenthood is spending big with the hopes of getting a governor elected who will return the favor by keeping them funded. In addition to dumping $3 million into Democratic candidate Ralph Northam’s campaign, the PAC of Planned Parenthood’s Virginia affiliate plans to knock on 300,000 doors, send mailers to 400,000 homes, and run digital and radio ads endorsing Northam and opposing his Republican rival, Ed Gillespie. When it comes to the issue of abortion, the differences between Northam and Gillespie are clearly displayed. Northam has