Virginia Senate Republican Caucus


Gordy vs. Colgan

Thu, 2011-10-27 20:00 -- Mike
By the time incumbent Democratic Senator Chuck Colgan went on the air with his trademark "Rocky" ad - yes, stairs and all - Republican challenger Tom Gordy was already giving him the fight of his career.
Observers of Virginia politics have probably seen Colgan's two prior "Rocky"-themed ads from 2003 and 2007, and credit where due, it's a memorable ad. But to watch them side-by-side is to realize that the accomplishments of which Colgan boasts in 2011 are the exact same ones he featured eight (and four) years ago.

Back to college -- and our new nominees!

Tue, 2011-08-23 20:00 -- Mike

College gets more expensive every year, and Virginia's colleges and universities are, unfortunately, helping to lead that advance. Tuition is up over 100% over the past decade, and has been rising about 40% faster than the national average over the past five. On average, the annual tuition increase at four-year institutions in Virginia has been 10.5% in constant dollars and 8% at two-year colleges.


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