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Lot’s of good Bill Janis news to report:

1.  J. R. Hoeft at Bearing Drift had a great article on the Janis campaign.  I would commend to you the podcast (whatever that is) for your listening pleasure.  Here is the article and a couple of highlights:

Janis, a staunch defender of limited government and 2A issues, talks in this podcast about his background and why he’s the best man for the transition.  (Blogger’s note:  This is not an endorsement of Janis by Hoeft although the article is favorable and the wording here is awkward when not read in its entirety.)


For what it’s worth, Bill Janis is one of the few Republican candidates I know who knows exactly what bearing drift is and why I named the site as such (not part of the podcast). Not saying I’m endorsing him yet, but the Navy veteran certainly gets bonus points.

I would say that it is nice to see Bearing Drift and J. R. Hoeft say – Bill Janis is a real conservative.  I am not sure I can lift the podcast to this blog so I will just say – go to the article and listen to it – especially the part about the 2011 Henrico Commonwealth’s Attorney’s race.  Janis reveals what I like about him and why I think (and I have endorsed him personally already!) he would be a good state senator.  Couple points:

Janis feels that we need some idea persons in the state senate where so many good ideas have died in the past and cited the Tebow bill (the bill patroned for several years by Del. Rob Bell that would allow homeschooled kids to try out for sports teams and I think bands, too.) as an example.  (This year the Tebow bill passed and went to Governor McAuliffe for deliberation with a local option amendment.  The schools can decide if they want to do it.  Add that to my School Board manifesto – Hanover needs to allow homeschoolers right to try out!) as one example.

Janis did not dodge the sensitive question of the 2011 CA race.  He cited humorously that supporting him might have been the last political item former Lt. Governor Bill Bolling and former AG Ken Cuccinelli agreed on!  Janis also made it clear:  The GOP nominee was “unfit for duty”, he said it twice.  Janis felt something had to be done (“No one else was prepared”) and he was able to do it.  “What I can do something about, I ought to do something about.”  So he gave up a safe seat to do the right and be found faithful.

I am impressed with that kind of integrity in politics.  That is why I am for Bill Janis.

Janis also opened his campaign office – in the back of a storefront at about 6006 West Broad Street.  Here’s a photo of a certain blogger with the candidate (I hope it does not cost Bill the election!  I do take a terrible picture!)  Go to the Bill Janis FB page for more photos that have others in it and I do not have okay from them to be cited at this blog!


There were about 80 people who came by between 10 and 2 or so last Saturday (February 28).

If you want to help Bill this Saturday (could be interesting weather wise) you can walk his neighborhood:  For more info contact Matt Banta, the Janis campaign manager, at matt [at]  Here’s more info from his campaign email:

Please join me on Saturday, March 7th!



I would like to invite you to my home this weekend for the first official door knocking event of my campaign.  As you know, having a strong grassroots presence is essential to the success of any campaign.  I need to get my message out to the voters of the 12th Senate district and I need your help.  We will be meeting at my home at 11 AM and will canvass some of the surrounding neighborhoods for a few hours! If you can make it, please visit to sign up.

Where: 5005 Amberwood Dr, Glen Allen, VA 23059.

When: Saturday, March 7th, 11 AM.

RSVP: [email protected] or call 804-629-9949.

I have talked to many of you about my campaign so far, but if you would like to keep up with us every day, please visit my Facebook Page or website,, where you can sign up to volunteer, donate to my campaign, or take a look at my vision for the 12th Senate district.

I am looking forward to seeing you this weekend.

Bill Janis

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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Nothing is more conservative than a republican wanting to get their majority back. And nothing is more liberal than a republican WITH a majority.

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