Thursday, October 23, 2014

Puckett Attorney: Warner broached idea of Federal judgeship

The following is a release from Garren Shipley with the RPV:

This morning's Daily Press has a significant story about Mark Warner's role in the Democratic effort to secure Phil Puckett's continued support for Obamacare in the state Senate this morning.

"Joseph Puckett's attorney, Chuck James of Williams Mullen, told the Daily Press on Wednesday that it was Warner who broached the subject of a judgeship."

What does Warner say? He leaves the door open with careful wording.


"I'm calling a family friend, brainstorming," Warner said. "There was this whole litany of things ... a question of saying what you might be interested in applying for at some point in the future."

Mark Warner is trying to tap dance around what was actually said on the call, but he just raises more questions.

* Who brought up the idea of nominating Phil Puckett's daughter to the Federal bench?
* Exactly how did you discuss the potential nomination?
* Is this how you generally make recommendations for nomination to the federal bench?

These questions need answers. And Mark Warner has shown no interest at all in providing them.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Mark Warner on the Ropes?

The following is a guest post from my friend Tom O'Connor:

“We’ve got Mark Warner on the ropes. His campaign is scared. How can we tell? Ed just saw their latest ad attacking us -- it’s a sign of desperation from Warner's campaign. And Senator Warner’s attacks on Ed are nothing compared to his attacks on Virginians, like:

1. Warner put the democrat party and his own slavish following of Obama ahead of us citizens and voters. He voted with Obama 97% of the time and consistently voted the dem party line when even his fellow Democrat, then-Senator Jim Webb voted in the best interests of Virginia.

2. Warner worked for Obama helping to pass Obamacare and eventually voted for Obamacare, which means hundreds of thousands of Virginians are losing the health insurance they like and losing access to the doctors they choose; and generally paying more with Obamacare to get less

3. He Played politics with a lifetime appointment to the federal bench in order to help his democrat party impose Obamacare on Virginia.

The ad Warner is running now is the ad a campaign in danger of losing runs when they don’t have anything else to say. The Warner campaign has already outspent our campaign by at least 3 to 1 -- and it hasn’t worked!

That’s because we’ve outworked them! Will you help us continue to spread the word by inviting your friends on Facebook to become a part of our campaign.”

Monday, October 6, 2014

Statement of Virginia House of Delegates Speaker William J. Howell

Virginia House of Delegates Speaker William J. Howell (R-Stafford) issued the following statement Monday:

“I am disappointed that the United States Supreme Court declined to hear these cases. The debate over Virginia's constitutional amendment defining marriage needs a clear and decisive resolution from the Supreme Court. The Court’s decision today leaves Virginians without an affirmative answer on this issue, unnecessarily prolonging the political debate and creating long-term uncertainty regarding the status of same-sex marriages in Virginia depending on the outcome of litigation in other parts of the country.

“Unfortunately, Virginians have not been represented throughout this legal process. Attorney General Mark Herring refused to defend a duly-adopted provision of Virginia’s Constitution, unilaterally placing his personal, political views ahead of the people and their elected representatives. I am a strong supporter of traditional marriage. There are many Virginians who agree with me and some who do not. Regardless of how one feels about marriage, we should all agree that Virginians deserve to have their voices heard and votes vigorously defended in Court. That did not happen in this case.

“As I have said before, the ramifications of the Attorney General’s refusal to defend the law extend much further than any one court case. His actions represent a dangerous threat to the rule of law, show disregard for the oath of office and demonstrate contempt for the legislative and democratic processes by which Virginians adopt their laws.”