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Politics Out in the WEST – Cridlin, Slemp, Neo and Arrington for Commonwealth’s Attorney!

I have to say:  I know a fair amount about far west Virginia and I love the mountains.  I have found out that four good acquaintances are running for Commonwealth’s Attorney in Lee, Wise, Buchanan (pronounced “Buck-anan”) and Tazewell Counties:

  • Lee County – H. Fuller Cridlin is seeking election as the CA in Lee County, the westernmost county in all of Virginia.  Here’s his webpage and his FB page.  I think he will be great for the county – in his appeals, Fuller is dedicated to his client.  Support Fuller Cridlin.
  • Wise County – Chuck Slemp is doing a fabulous job gaining support for his bid for CA in the home of the Tesla of Court Clerks (J. Jack Kennedy); Chuck had a fundraiser early in October and it had several members of the General Assembly and former Attorney General Kilgore in attendance.  I tried to get a business presentation (my presentations are how I know most of these lawyers) so I could attend but ‘fraid not! He also has a TV ad!  Here is Slemp’s FB page with the TV ad and his website.  I can endorse Chuck was enthusiasm – he’s a solid attorney.
  • Tazewell County – Flux Neo is the CA candidate in the nearby county of Tazewell.  Here is his website and his FB page.  He is worthy of your support.  Neo has a TV ad, too that can be found at his FB page.  Flux’s wife is Tamara Neo who was the top prosecutor in neighboring Buchanan County until she was defeated by…
  • Buchanan County – Gerald Arrington – he is opposed this term and he is also worthy of your support.  I knew Gerald when he ran before and I suspected he might just pull off the upset and he did in 2011.  Great lawyer.


Article written by: Elwood "Sandy" Sanders

Listen to Virginia Senate Candidate (GOP-District 1) Mark Matney on the John Fredericks Show!

Here is the state senate candidate Mark Matney (Republican District 1) on the John Fredericks Show – he starts with an excellent reason why lawyers ought to be in the legislature.

Here is the link to YouTube and the Matney interview on Fredericks Show’s YouTube channel.

Mark Matney also explained how he expects to win as a serious underdog in this race, including an honest assessment of the internal poll rumor – there is discontent with the incumbent but Matney may not have moved the needle toward him yet.

Mark calls for opportunity for all – not just a mindless increase in the minimum wage – but rather substantive jobs that pay better.  He finally had a wonderful summing up why people should vote for him.  If you live in the First District of Virginia – or are nearby – please help Mark.  Here’s his website and here’s his FB page.  I am helping Mark already through this blog!

Article written by: Elwood "Sandy" Sanders

Wonderful Headlines! But Alas it is the Wrong Sanders!

I have to admit;  These are wonderful headlines:

Sanders Gains Ground in Iowa and New Hampshire


Poll Finds One State Where Sanders Could Beat Clinton In A Primary

I would like to report that sanity is returning to the Democratic Party but alas it is the Other Sanders:  Senator Bernie Sanders, Vermont’s independent socialist.  But I would not laugh at Sanders:  He’s the real deal and that authenticity and integrity is a refreshing thing in most elections.  He could win.  (I am quick to say I thoroughly disagree with him!)

The Democrat that SHOULD win but almost certainly won’t is former Virginia Senator Jim Webb.  The chattering class is mad at Webb for supporting the Confederate Flag.  Here’s the FB post in its entirety:

This is an emotional time and we all need to think through these issues with a care that recognizes the need for change but also respects the complicated history of the Civil War. The Confederate Battle Flag has wrongly been used for racist and other purposes in recent decades. It should not be used in any way as a political symbol that divides us.

But we should also remember that honorable Americans fought on both sides in the Civil War, including slave holders in the Union Army from states such as Missouri, Kentucky, Maryland and Delaware, and that many non-slave holders fought for the South. It was in recognition of the character of soldiers on both sides that the federal government authorized the construction of the Confederate Memorial 100 years ago, on the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery.

This is a time for us to come together, and to recognize once more that our complex multicultural society is founded on the principle of mutual respect.

That seems quite reasonable to me.  Webb is not endorsing the flag (I would never fly it out of respect to my African-American brethern and sistern but I would defend the right to fly the flag) but is saying there are deeper issues involved in the discussion of the Civil War.

It would be neat to see Webb win the nomination just for MSNBC to choke on the idea:  The Dems just nominated a guy who WORKED for Ronald Reagan and said Ronulus Magnus was his hero when he ran in the primary for Senate.

Article written by: Elwood "Sandy" Sanders