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Arlington County Republican Committee

Survey says: GOP voters split on choice for County Board

The Arlington County Republican Committee has neither nominated a County Board candidate nor opted to endorse a contender from among those on the ballot this year. But that doesn’t mean rank-and-file GOP members don’t have their own choices lined up. A...

Arlington GOP opts against position on bond package

Arlington Republicans voted relatively narrowly on Oct. 7 to take no position on the four local bond referendums on the Nov. 2 ballot. The 16-11 vote forestalled what likely would have been a second vote urging the Arlington electorate to...

Republicans eschew endorsement of independents for Co. Board

The Arlington County Republican Committee, which already has its hands full attempting to maximize the local vote for the statewide GOP ticket, decided that getting involved in County Board politics might be too much for its plate. The GOP rank-and-file...

Republicans pass on School Board endorsement

“Thanks, but no thanks” was the message from the Arlington County Republican Committee to the two School Board candidates on the Nov. 2 ballot. In one of the less surprising moments of the 2021 campaign season, Republicans on Oct. 7...

GOP to postpone consideration of bonds, candidates

The Arlington County Republican Committee, which this evening had been slated to consider positions on county bond referendums and potentially endorse an independent County Board candidate, has postponed action. Instead, the monthly meeting will focus on a watching a gubernatorial...

Local GOP may (or may not) back a contender in board race

About six in 10 Arlington Republicans responding to a survey by the county GOP want the party to support an independent for County Board in November. But the respondents were split on whom that should be. Republicans this year did not...

Editor’s Notebook: Credit where credit is due

Since time immemorial, I have covered the annual opening ceremonies of the Northern Virginia Senior Olympics, held at Thomas Jefferson Community Center in Arlington. The ceremony, and the Senior Olympics, fell victim to COVID in 2020 but are back for...

GOP rank-and-file downbeat on Arlington bond package

The Arlington County Republican Committee’s rank-and-file recently channeled its inner Margaret Thatcher – “no, no, no!” – and then added another “no!” for good measure. In an online survey of party members, respondents by large margins urged rejection of the...

GOP invites independent candidates for meet-and-greet

The Arlington County Republican Committee did not field a contender for County Board, but is inviting the three independents on the Nov. 2 ballot to come and make their case. Independents Mike Cantwell, Audrey Clement and Adam Theo have been...

Democrats back bond issues; GOP, Greens still to decide

The Arlington County Democratic Committee has weighed in on the four bond referendums heading to county voters on Nov. 2, and the possibility exists that other civic and political organizations will, as well. The Democratic rank-and-file in early August voted...
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