Elephant Ears

This blog is dedicated to the political happenings in the Valley and Southwest Virginia. As the the name implies, this blog will have posts based on what is heard by this elephant's (GOPer's) ears. It is also a great treat to get while at the county fair or a carnival.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

A Few Things

First off, Joe Leming will not be challenging Riley Ingram in the 62nd.

Second, I have heard that Eric Ferguson has competition for the dem nomination in 9th HOD, but I have not confirmed that yet.

Third, the RTD's Jeff Schapiro and Michael Hardy seem to think Tim Kaine is the "solution governor" after their article on the transportation plan yesterday entitled "Kaine Solves Road Block". I didn't realize that sitting on your rocking chair and never proposing any form of solution lets you "solve a roadblock"just by making some amendments, but apparently these two guys seem to think that way. And you guys say there is no media bias.

Lastly, it appears there may be several more retirements in the general assmbly, but I do not have confirmation on them yet; but I will let you know as soon as I do.

11 Comments:

  • At 3/29/2007 11:23 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    There will be at least one retirement speech on the floor on April 4th that will shake up a race.

     
  • At 3/29/2007 9:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    If it is the one I am hearing, then yes, you are right. Hasn't been talked about anywhere yet.

     
  • At 3/30/2007 9:04 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Could you fill the rest of us in? If it's a secret, we promise we won't tell anyone where we heard it from.

     
  • At 3/30/2007 10:26 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    It is widely known by journalists and policy makers that the Governor totally misrepresented his position that by replacing the recordation tax with the auto insurance fee he saved the general fund. The auto insurance fee has always been in the general fund. Why isn't anyone reporting that truth.

    GhostofAlexanderHamilton

     
  • At 3/30/2007 12:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    anon 9:52. Is the one you're talking about from an urban, or rural distrct?

     
  • At 3/30/2007 4:57 PM, Anonymous anon9:52 said…

    urban

     
  • At 3/31/2007 8:26 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Wardrup is retiring.

     
  • At 3/31/2007 10:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    EE,

    Where did you get the information on Leming?

     
  • At 3/31/2007 10:59 PM, Blogger GOPHokie said…

    A very knowledgable source said Ingram will not be challlenged.
    Also, on the Wardrup situation; I am hearing that there is still a chance that he doesn't retire (although it still seems that it is more likely than not that he will retire). Apparently he was circling petitions and doing a lit drop today during and after the Va Beach breakfast.

     
  • At 4/01/2007 12:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    He's doing a head fake. He'll announce his retirement on Wednesday.

     
  • At 4/03/2007 12:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I don't know of a democratic challenger but a GOP challenger has come out. You are a little behind in your posting.

     

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