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Cantor’s Loss: Lessons Learned … Again(5)

July 10, 2014

To my many friends on both sides of the political aisle, if you learn just two things from the Eric Cantor loss last month I hope you infuse your political blood with: 1 – Challengers don’t win, incumbents lose. 2 – Relationships require work. A year ago when two senior Republican members of the Virginia […]

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Ferris Bueller and the Election Results

If one assumes that Ferris Bueller was a second semester senior in the 1986 classic comedy hit “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’, today he would be 44 or 45. While Ferris would have never voted for Ronald Reagan, he was a child of the times as we all are children of our times. But who was […]

Keep the Redskins’ Name

I was once told that the only bad thing about being a good sport is that you have to lose to prove it. So it is with democracy; you have to have the freedom to disagree to prove that it works. This brings me to the issue of the Washington Redskins. They are one of […]

Saxman’s 11 Rules for a Winning Campaign

By this point – EVERY YEAR – in Virginia, the electorate decides. Whether the electorate shows up or not determines the outcome. But the decisions have been made. We’re on final approach. Please make sure your seat backs and tray tables are in their locked and upright positions. This one could get bumpy. Post-Mortems will […]


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