I was looking through the BVBL archives to see what had been said about a member of the executive committee, and hit this incorrect story from March 14, 2007, when BVBL told it's readers that Tom Kopko was running for Coles District Supervisor:
I’ve recieved word that tomorrow Tom Kopko will be holding a press conference at the PWCRC Headquarters to announce his candidacy for Coles District Supervisor and will indeed challenge Marty Nohe in the June primary. What will happen with the chairmanship of the Prince William County Republican Committee remains unclear, although the last I’ve heard on this is that Tom intends to retain this position while he campaigns, despite some considerable pressure to resign.
Of course, the "announcement" never happened, Tom never ran, and BVBL was once again wrong -- something that never seems to bother his readers.
And there was this statement by Greg L. about Tom Kopko in the comments:
Tom is regarded as a hard working leader who has done pretty well as chairman. The shack is usable now, there’s been a pretty solid string of victories, membership is strong, and the committee is financially solid. He has earned a lot of support among committee members.So in March membership was strong because Tom was a hard working leader, who had lots of support because he has done "pretty well".
Of course, in March BVBL wasn't trying to discredit Tom to help Lucas get elected.