Ron Cross

One Again, with Feeling?

One Again, with Feeling?

The Insider is obligated to say one last thing about Jim Bartley, the political firebrand who went up against incumbent Commission Chairman Ron Cross in the Republican Primary and ended up losing with a disappointing 40 percent of the vote, not because there’s anything left to say – the scoreboard, as they say, doesn’t lie […]

Smells Like the Weekend Before the Election

Smells Like the Weekend Before the Election

Politics is an ugly business, and it usually gets uglier the closer you get to Election Day. This year, however, things feel just a little uglier, and how voters are going to react remains a mystery, especially with so much still up in the air. Helen Blocker-Adams remains on the ballot for mayor in spite […]

Collateral Damage

Collateral Damage

Al Gray had a busy day last Tuesday. First and probably most publicized, came his run-in with Augusta Commissioner Donnie Smith, who showed the audacity – at least that’s what Gray’s supporters would call it – to question the accuracy of the $65 million Gray estimated the Municipal Building renovations would end up costing Richmond […]