Archive for the 'Virginia 08' Category

Davis Won’t Seek Senate Seat

Friday, October 26th, 2007

Rep. Tom Davis announced Thursday that he will not seek the seat being vacated by Sen. John Warner.   Davis’ decision clears the way for former Gov. Jim Gilmore, who trails miserably in all polls.  The other possibility is that General Peter Pace will run.  Pace, a relative unknown, is more conservative than Gilmore and has […]

Warner to Make it Official

Wednesday, September 12th, 2007

It was a poorly kept secret on the internet, but now the traditional media has picked up on it: Former Virginia Governor Mark Warner will announce his candidacy for Senate tomorrow.  It was expected, but it’s still bad news.  Polls released yesterday showed Warner leading the two Republicans most likely to seek the seat, Rep. Tom […]

Go Pat Go! Go Pat Go!

Tuesday, September 11th, 2007

That’s right!  According to The Hill, Patrick Buchanan is being discussed as a possible candidate for Senate in Virginia.  Unlike the other two likely candidates, Rep. Tom Davis and former Gov. Jim Gilmore, Buchanan is both an outspoken conservative and an aggressive campaigner.  His candidacy would be a welcome addition to the Republican field.
Buchanan distinguished himself […]

Warner Retiring. What Now?

Friday, August 31st, 2007

Sen. John Warner announced this afternoon that he will not seek reelection.  Now all eyes turn to liberal Rep. Tom Davis, Warner’s favorite for his replacement.  Davis will likely not have the primary to himself, as former Gov. Jim Gilmore is also considered likely to run.  Such a primary would be bloody, and while many […]

Jim Gilmore Reads This Blog

Saturday, July 14th, 2007

Okay, so he probably doesn’t.  But he is taking my advice.  Gilmore said in an interview with The Politico that he is dropping his Presidential bid for lack of money and organization.  The question now is whether Gilmore left the race in time to salvage some semblance of a political career, in particular a 2008 Senate […]

Gilmore Planning Senate Bid?

Friday, July 13th, 2007

That’s the speculation by Cicero over at  According to that theory, Gilmore is raising money not for his Presidential bid, but for a shot at the Senate seat likely to be vacated by Sen. John Warner.  If so, Gilmore is a far worse politician than he gets credit for.  He is not campaigning.  He […]

Warner Considering Senate Bid

Wednesday, February 28th, 2007

Democrat Recruiter in Chief Chuck Schumer is wooing former Virginia Governor Mark Warner into pursuing a bid against incumbent Sen. John Warner, a Virginia institution.  The two Warners are Virginia`s most popular political figures and good friends.  A Warner bid would pit a new generation of politicians against the Old Dominion`s old guard.  A Warner […]