Ford O’Connell

Ford O’Connell is co-founder of ProjectVirginia — “Where Politics Meets Social Media.”

The GOP’s Colorado Divide


Republicans head into the stretch run of this campaign season with a chance to make major gains in Colorado. But if an amicable solution to a tense intraparty divide at the top of the ticket is not resolved in a timely manner, the GOP could be locked out of the Centennial State for years to […]

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Don’t Put the Cart Before the Elephant


Everyone from the National Review‘s Jim Geraghty to non-partisan Congressional prognosticator Stuart Rothenberg predicts big gains for the GOP at the federal level this fall. In fact, Real Clear Politics’ Sean Trende says he “wouldn’t be shocked to see Democratic losses eclipse 100 seats” in the House. While the opportunity exists for the GOP to […]

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Not So Fast, Karl Rove!


In his final op-ed piece of 2009 for the Wall Street Journal, Karl Rove, former top aide to President George W. Bush, had a message for the young and talented in the Republican Party. “Ambitious Republicans should resolve to run” read the subtitle of his piece. We agree. Now is the time for Republicans who […]

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Virginia 2009, GOP 2010


Energized by the momentum of resounding GOP victories in Virginia and New Jersey, Republican candidates are lining up in throngs to run for offices across the country in 2010. Having worked with multiple Virginia Republican campaigns in 2009, we offer two insights that could prove invaluable for Republican candidates, party chiefs, and operatives in 2010: […]

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