It's kick-off time in today's News Stand. No, the USFL isn't coming back and the Arena League is dead, so we're not talking gridiron. Political season kick-off is what we're talking about. Read all about it. Also, a commentary from former Republican Party of Virginia Chairman Patrick McSweeney (and the attorney who successfully argued the unconstitutionality of HB 3202 in the Virginia Supreme Court) makes the opinion section today. McSweeney argues for sticking to, and delivering on, conservative principles if Republicans expect to win again. Finally, please look at William Warren's editorial comic. It pretty much sums up the federal administration.  News:

McDonnell kicks off his gubernatorial campaign (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

McDonnell opens bid for Va. Governor (Washington Times

McDonnell Officially Begins Campaign for Va. Governor (Washington Post)

Franklin P. Hall to retire from House of Delegates (Richmond Times-Dispatch

Opinion:

Embracing Conservative Principles Will Bring Republican Success (Richmond Times-Dispatch

Editorial Comic:

"Go Directly to Jail" (William Warren, GetLiberty.org)