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Brian Kirwin

One of Virginia's premier political consultants, analysts and experts with over 45 professional campaign victories. Brian Kirwin is the "go to" guy for sharp analysis and commentary on political issues and campaigns.

After Attacking Lobbyists, Northam Hires One

Even Terry McAuliffe didn't load up his transition team with lobbyists and union chiefs.

Washington Post Decries “Gutter Tactics” and Then Uses Them

I've never seen a newspaper criticize a candidate for tactics in one paragraph and then go directly into using the exact same tactics they decry.

Washington Post Quickly Disregards Poll of Falling Northam

It looks like the campaign of no-show Northam is generating a lot of no-show voters.

Fourth Circuit rules WW1 memorial unconstitutional

At what point does a memorial that has stood constitutionally for nearly a century become unconstitutional?

Justin Fairfax Imploding, Jill Vogel Soaring

The only question is when Jill Vogel defeats Justin Fairfax in a few weeks, will Justin drag Ralph and Mark down with him.

CNU Poll: Northam by 6, McAuliffe by 7, Warner by 7

Given CNU's track record of giving Democrats 5-6 points higher than reality, a CNU poll giving Northam a 6-point lead is a dead heat even race to me

Why Are Unions Funding Northam?

Would they seriously take all their union members money and throw it away on a candidate for Governor who says he won't work to make Virginia a union state?

Washington Post & Virginian-Pilot: Betsy DeVos Is Right About Colleges and Sexual Assault

When two of Virginia's most liberal newspapers start patting Betsy DuVos on the back, it's worth noting.

Is the Virginian-Pilot Shifting to the Right?

From applauding Herring as a champion of justice to disparaging him for targeting law-abiding citizens in two short years!

Gov. McAuliffe Slams Trump Pardon But Calls for Reconciliation?

Isn't a "time for reconciliation" the perfect time to issue a pardon?