Author Archives: Bryan J. Scrafford

About Bryan J. Scrafford

Growing up in the DC area and staying in the region for college, Bryan Scrafford couldn't help but become interested in politics. His passion about learning even relatively small nuances of various issues and desire to learn more about campaigns at all levels of government led to him starting to write about politics. His writings have been featured on several different platforms over the years, but primarily find their home at www.bryanscrafford.com right now. You can follow him on twitter at @bscrafford

Kenny Boddye Dominates Democratic Primary for Occoquan District Supervisor

There’s an old saying that “showing up is half the battle.” If that’s indeed the case, then Kenny Boddye winning yesterday’s Democratic primary for the Occoquan District seat on the Prince William County Board of Supervisors shouldn’t come as a … Continue reading

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Voters and Democratic Leaders “Strongly Reject” Tim Chapman’s Negative Campaigning

Considering how most of the Democrats who represent Fairfax endorsed Jeff McKay shortly after he entered the primary for Chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and many activists quickly got behind his campaign, the race wasn’t supposed to … Continue reading

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Steve Descano’s Campaign Is Largely Funded By George Soros

Steve Descano likes to point out there have only been two people to serve as Commonwealth’s Attorney in Fairfax County since 1967, which might factor into why there’s usually not a whole lot of attention devoted to the race. But … Continue reading

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House Committee Holds Hearing On Improving Constituent Engagement

With technology making it a lot easier to send messages to people, Members of Congress are now receiving 13 times as many messages than they did in 2001 (and that’s after email was already extremely popular and the internet was … Continue reading

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Video of Opening Statements in Commonwealth’s Attorney Debate

I posted a write up of a forum in Vienna last night sponsored by the League of Women Voters and the ACLU that featured the two Democratic candidates running for Commonwealth’s Attorney in Fairfax County. I recommend checking that out … Continue reading

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Ray Morrogh and Steve Descano Square Off in Commonwealth’s Attorney Debate

With primary day for state and local offices here in Virginia coming up on June 11, one of the races that’s received a fair amount of attention is the Democratic primary for Commonwealth’s Attorney in Fairfax County. Voters will have … Continue reading

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Joe Biden Speaks at HRC Gala in Ohio

While most of the 2020 Democratic candidates for president were out in California for an annual meeting of the state Democratic party, Joe Biden was in Ohio to speak at a gala hosted by the Human Rights Campaign. The large … Continue reading

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Virginia Will Comply With Trump’s Ban on Transgender Military Service

While Donald Trump has tried to kick of Pride Month by claiming he’s friendly towards the LGBT community, the policies he’s promoting have made it clear he isn’t a friend of equality. Despite objections from men and women in uniform, … Continue reading

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The Equality Act Passes the House of Representatives

In a crucial vote yesterday for basic equality, the House of Representatives passed legislation that would create protections for the LGBT community when it comes to things like employment, housing, education, public spaces, and credit. The measure passed by a … Continue reading

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Some Democrats Think 2020 Field is Becoming Too Large

During the last couple seasons of the political drama The West Wing, viewers watched the campaign for President Jed Bartlett’s replacement. At one point, there was discussion about a debate in New Hampshire just a few days before the Democratic … Continue reading

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