Joe Stanley Knows What’s Comin’
August 24, 2007 in Ass Stamp
Yes sirree. Joe Stanley joins the Pantheon of those receiving the ass-stamp, for the crime of attacking the ODBA by comparing them to NAMBLA, as well the author of the infamous Miller comic, earning the reputation as a racist and “jewbaiter” (which no one in their right mind argues otherwise).
VOM has heard both Democrats and Republicans absolutely stunned (bemused is more like it) at this stunt. It has the ability to tear down most of Joe’s political clients, as well as Ben Tribbett of Not Larry Sabato… though he no longer officially consults, I’m sure fewer people (like Chap Petersen) will want to be associated with NAMBLA-promoters like Ben Tribbett and Joe Stanley.
The saddest part? While Ben may not know any better, Joe certainly does. What a shame.
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VIRGINIA SENATE 1st Senate District (R) Tricia Stall (3-1) Tricia continues to plow ahead with grassroots and phones... (D) John Miller (5-1) Still a lackluster effort... we've yet to see the spark that is going to make this a win. 6th Senate District (R) Nick Rerras (3-1) Democrats aren't going away, but neither is Rerras... é (D) Ralph Northam (5-1) Astroturf for grassroots won't make up for fundraising advantage 11th Senate District é (R) Steve Martin (2-1) Martin knows his district and represents it well... ê (D) Alex McMurtrie (5-1) Self-financed candidate, but where are the grassroots? 13th Senate District (R) Fred Quayle (2-1) This one is out of reach for the Democrats ê (D) Steve Heretick (7-1) Credible candidate, wrong district. 17th Senate District (D) Edd Houck (2-1) Edd gets hit on immigration... abuser fee stunt wasn't all that great. é (R) Chris Yakabouski (5-1) Good hit on illegal immigration makes Yak a leader... no Edd signs in Spotsy either! 20th Senate District ê (D) Roscoe Reynolds (3-1) Joe Stanley and Ben Tribbett come to the rescue? é (R) Jeff Evans (3-1) Great blog hit on Roscoe makes the Dems bring in the heavy artillery! 22nd Senate District é (R) Ralph Smith (2-1) That cracking sound you hear from Roanoke??? ê (D) Michael Breiner (8-1) ...it's the sound of the Brenier campaign's back being broken. This race is done. 24th Senate District (R) Emmett Hanger (2-1) Grassroots still on fire... infighting doesn't help. (D) David Cox (6-1) Conservative vs. moderate infighting is getting worse... ê (L) Arin Sime (15-1) STD says "no thanks" to Sime, Myron Rhodes. 26th Senate District (R) Mark Obenshain (2-1) Obenshain for AG? Not yet... first things, first. (D) Maxine Roles (6-1) Tough, tough uphill climb in the Valley. 27th Senate District (R) Jill Holtzman-Vogel (2-1) Still plugging along, campaign staff changes a bit odd. é (D) Karen Schultz (5-1) Tate aftermath helping Schultz a bit... 28th Senate District (R) Richard Stuart (2-1) Chichester's money, Howell's politics... but Stafford could prove problematic. ê (D) Albert Pollard (5-1) Stupid debate attack on Stuart for prosecuting drug lords... 29th Senate District ê (D) Chuck Colgan (3-1) Lackluster fundraising makes this race officially a toss-up. é (R) Bob Fitzsimmonds (3-1) Strong fundraising makes this challenger race a potential GOP pick-up. 33rd Senate District ê (D) Mark Herring (3-1) More money, favorable demographics leans this race left. é (R) Patricia Phillips (5-1) Surprisingly strong showing in fundraising... 34th Senate District (R) Jeannemarie Devolites-Davis (3-1) Strong fundraising advantage, plenty more where that came from... ê (D) Chap Petersen (4-1) Hits JMDD on abuser fees... shortly after waffling on them himself. duh. 37th Senate District é (R) Ken Cuccinelli (3-1) Good fundraising, great grassroots, and on the offensive against very liberal opposition. ê (D) Janet Oleszek (5-1) Downgrade here... 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Gonna. Happen. 14th House District é (R) Danny Marshall (2-1) Silly Dems... "silly" as in even Gov. Kaine defended Marshall... ê (D) Adam Tomer (6-1) Kindly say "thanks" to the Joint Democratic Caucus for ruining your shot... 16th House District ê (R) Donald Merricks (3-1) Heir to Robert Hurt has a tough race/district é (D) Andy Parker (3-1) Good district for the Dems... 19th House District é (I) Lacey Putney (2-1) Sizeable warchest barely makes this a race (D) Lewis Medlin (6-1) Why is he "medlin" in this race? Is this mic on? 21st House District (R) John Welch (3-1) Fundraising and name ID are the kickers... é (D) Bob Mathieson (4-1) Nice warchest makes this a potential D pickup. 26th House District é (R) Matt Lohr (2-1) Solid district, good warchest, good name ID. ê (D) Carolyn Frank (6-1) Tough race... needs the cash and the grassroots to be serious. 28th House District (R) Bill Howell (2-1) It's the Speaker of the House... what's the big deal? é (D) Clyde Matthews (6-1) Abuser fees! 31st House District é (R) Scott Linamfelter (2-1) No one outworks Scott... ê (D) Bill Day (5-1) Tough district, tough race, not enough cash (yet) 32nd House District ê (D) David Poisson (3-1) Lots of cash may make this R district tough to win... é (R) Lynn Chapman (4-1) ...but Lynn is the next Paul Harris for the RPV. 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