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Virginia Politics: December, 2011

Posted at 10:41 AM ET, 12/30/2011

FEMA extends quake aid to more Virginia counties

Federal disaster funds, already approved for the county where the quake was centered, comes to other areas

By Laura Vozzella  |  10:41 AM ET, 12/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:04 PM ET, 12/29/2011

Virginia Gov. McDonnell signs stricter abortion clinic rules

Virginia clinic operators have said many will be forced to close because of the tougher, hospital-style regulations

By Laura Vozzella  |  06:04 PM ET, 12/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:26 PM ET, 12/29/2011

Romney unveils Virginia leadership team

Mitt Romney unveiled the members of his Virginia leadership team today, seeking to show off his local support 10 weeks before the GOP primary.

By Ben Pershing  |  04:26 PM ET, 12/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:35 PM ET, 12/29/2011

Virginia Republicans to require loyalty oath for primary voters

Voters in the March 6 Republican presidential primary will have to sign a form pledging to back the eventual GOP nominee.

By Ben Pershing  |  02:35 PM ET, 12/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:16 AM ET, 12/29/2011

Fairfax Water Authority weighs risks of uranium mining

Study is latest to consider the possible effect of lifting ban on mining radioactive element.

By Laura Vozzella  |  10:16 AM ET, 12/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:26 AM ET, 12/29/2011

Va. GOP holds its colorful tongue in Rick Perry lawsuit

State Republicans excoriated Democratic McEachin over ‘sore loser’ lawsuit; for Gov. Perry’s lawsuit, not so much.

By Laura Vozzella  |  08:26 AM ET, 12/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:11 PM ET, 12/28/2011

Wealthy businessman drops out of Va. senate race

Timothy E. Donner, a long-shot Republican candidate in the race to succeed retiring Sen. James Webb (D-Va.), announced Wednesday that he had dropped out of the race for the GOP nomination.

By Victor Zapana  |  06:11 PM ET, 12/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 12/28/2011

Coal, labor boosted their spending on Va. elections

Some industries gave more to General Assembly candidates, while others cut back, Virginia Public Access Project finds

By Laura Vozzella  |  12:00 PM ET, 12/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/28/2011

McDonnell does not support shifting transportation costs to localities

The governor has a message for the Northern Virginia officials worried that he wants to shift the cost of transportation to local governments.

By Anita Kumar  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 12/27/2011

Va. Senate control still in dispute

Republicans and Democrats disagree on the lieutenant governor’s voting power as the General Assembly session approaches.

By Laura Vozzella  |  12:00 PM ET, 12/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/27/2011

Legislators poised for a fight over K-12 money

It’s become increasingly clear where the fight over the Virginia state budget will be when legislators return to Richmond next month: K-12 education.

By Anita Kumar  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/27/2011

Coalition of conservative groups

A new coalition has formed to support Virginia businesses, including Mercury Paper, from what it calls “unfounded attacks by out-of-state activist groups.’’

By Anita Kumar  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:40 AM ET, 12/24/2011

Gingrich, Perry disqualified from Va. primary ballot

Gingrich’s promising campaign suffers a setback with failure to submit 10,000 valid voter signatures.

By Anita Kumar  |  03:40 AM ET, 12/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 12/23/2011

Bachmann, Huntsman, Santorum fail to make Va. ballot

Republican presidential candidates Michele Bachmann, Jon Huntsman and Rick Santorum failed to qualify for the Virginia ballot, according to state GOP officials.

By Anita Kumar  |  10:47 AM ET, 12/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:19 AM ET, 12/23/2011

With Amazon’s move to Va., companies want the Internet giant to pay taxes

Business groups reacted cautiously to news that Amazon.com plans to open two distribution centers in the Richmond area next fall.

By Anita Kumar  |  09:19 AM ET, 12/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:59 PM ET, 12/22/2011

Michelle Obama to hold fundraiser in Richmond

First Lady Michelle Obama will hold a fundraiser in Richmond for her husband’s re-election campaign on Jan. 11.

By Anita Kumar  |  03:59 PM ET, 12/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 12/22/2011

Newt Gingrich looks for support in Virginia

Newt Gingrich, scrambling to secure enough backing to appear on the Virginia ballot next year, urged party activists to sign his candidate petitions .

By Anita Kumar  |  02:30 PM ET, 12/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:09 AM ET, 12/22/2011

McDonnell, Warner receive high marks in new poll

Governor’s job approval rating has slipped slightly, but still remains strong, according to poll released Thursday.

By Anita Kumar  |  07:09 AM ET, 12/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:18 PM ET, 12/21/2011

Kaine calls on Allen to support payroll tax cut; Allen calls on Kaine to support Keystone pipeline

As Congress continues to bicker about extending the payroll tax cut, U.S. Senate candidates Tim Kaine (D) and George Allen (R) pressed each other Wednesday on where they stand on the issues dominating Washington.

By Anita Kumar  |  01:18 PM ET, 12/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 12/21/2011

Public broadcaster objects to Va. budget cuts

WVPT president urges lawmakers to reject McDonnell's plan to eliminate public broadcasting funds.

By Laura Vozzella  |  01:10 PM ET, 12/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:43 AM ET, 12/21/2011

Poll: Gingrich has slight lead in Virginia over Romney

Former House Speaker Newt Gringrich has a slight lead over former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney among Virginia Republicans in the race for president, according to a new poll of the state.

By Anita Kumar  |  07:43 AM ET, 12/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:35 PM ET, 12/20/2011

Americans for Prosperity endorses uranium mining in Southside Va.

Americans for Prosperity, a group that supports limited government and free trade, announced its support Tuesday for uranium mining in Southside Virginia.

By Anita Kumar  |  04:35 PM ET, 12/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:23 PM ET, 12/20/2011

Mitt Romney first GOP candidate to submit signatures for Virginia ballot

The former governor’s campaign chief called Romney “the strongest Republican candidate.”

By Anita Kumar  |  04:23 PM ET, 12/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:44 PM ET, 12/20/2011

Gingrich to hold rally in Rosslyn Wednesday

Gingrich will be in Rosslyn Wednesday night for a rally at the Key Bridge Marriott.

By Anita Kumar  |  02:44 PM ET, 12/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 12/20/2011

Kaine criticizes McDonnell for reducing money for pre-kindergarten programs

Former Gov. Tim Kaine says Gov. Bob McDonnell’s plan to cut spending for one of his signature initiatives is ‘fiscally unwise.’

By Anita Kumar and Laura Vozzella  |  11:21 AM ET, 12/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:36 PM ET, 12/19/2011

Gingrich will headline a fundraiser for Va. GOP

Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich will be in Richmond on Thursday for a fundraiser for the state GOP in the swing state of Virginia, Republican sources tells us.

By Anita Kumar  |  06:36 PM ET, 12/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 12/19/2011

Va. budget plan draws praise, criticism

Lawmakers in Richmond get their first look at Gov. Robert F. McDonnell’s spending plan

By Laura Vozzella  |  12:41 PM ET, 12/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:34 AM ET, 12/19/2011

Group accuses McDonnell of ‘stealing from Peter to pay Paul’

Even before Gov. Bob McDonnell unveils his first two-year budget to the General Assembly on Monday morning, the criticism begins.

By Anita Kumar  |  08:34 AM ET, 12/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:05 PM ET, 12/16/2011

Morrissey may get his law license restored

The Virginia Supreme Court has granted Del. Joe Morrissey’s request for reinstatement of his license.

By Anita Kumar  |  05:05 PM ET, 12/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:44 PM ET, 12/16/2011

Uranium mining in Southside may come with both economic benefit, environmental harm, study finds

Mining uranium could lead to economic benefits to Southside Virginia, but could also pose possible environmental risks, a new study finds.

By Anita Kumar  |  04:44 PM ET, 12/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:28 PM ET, 12/16/2011

Judge turns down injunction request in Virginia Senate case

Control of the Senate remains in question.

By Laura Vozzella  |  01:28 PM ET, 12/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 12/16/2011

McDonnell proposes quicker phase-out of ‘accelerated sales tax’ requirement

Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) wants to speed up the phase-out of a policy that requires retailers to pay sales tax a month early.

By Anita Kumar  |  12:36 PM ET, 12/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:24 AM ET, 12/16/2011

Schumer headlines fundraiser for Kaine in Senate race

U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer headlined a fundraiser Thursday night for Tim Kaine, the former Virginia governor who is running for Senate next year.

By Anita Kumar  |  11:24 AM ET, 12/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:07 PM ET, 12/15/2011

Republican strategist, pollster considers run for lieutenant governor

Add another name to the list of possible candidates for lieutenant governor in 2013:

By Anita Kumar  |  06:07 PM ET, 12/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:02 PM ET, 12/15/2011

McDonnell announces bonus for state employees — sort of

Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) said he will recommend a bonus of up to 3 percent for state employees Dec. 1, 2012.

By Anita Kumar  |  05:02 PM ET, 12/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 12/15/2011

Tom Perriello joins Center for American Progress

The former U.S. House member, who lost his reelection bid in 2010, has been named president of the think tank’s Action Fund.

By Anita Kumar  |  01:05 PM ET, 12/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:53 AM ET, 12/15/2011

McDonnell’s wife, daughter have cameo in new Spielberg flick

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell’s wife, Maureen, and one of their daughters, Cailin, have cameos in Steven Spielberg’s upcoming Abraham Lincoln biopic.

By Anita Kumar  |  11:53 AM ET, 12/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:39 AM ET, 12/15/2011

McDonnell recommends $2.2 billion for Virginia Retirement System

Governor says he is recommending pumping $2.2 billion into the Virginia Retirement System for state and local employees for the next two years.

By Anita Kumar  |  10:39 AM ET, 12/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:26 PM ET, 12/14/2011

Va. governor pledges $100 million boost for colleges

McDonnell declares era of ‘disinvestment’ in higher education over

By Laura Vozzella  |  07:26 PM ET, 12/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:23 PM ET, 12/14/2011

Va. social services board votes again to allow for what some say is discrimination in adoptions regulations

A state board voted Wednesday for a second time to continue a practice that some argue allows faith-based organizations in Virginia to discriminate in adoptions.

By Anita Kumar  |  05:23 PM ET, 12/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:19 PM ET, 12/14/2011

McDonnell’s Asia trade mission leads to multi-million dollar soybean deal

Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) announced Wednesday that the first shipments of soybeans from a Chesapeake business arrived in China following his trade mission to Asia in May. 

By Anita Kumar  |  02:19 PM ET, 12/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:28 AM ET, 12/14/2011

Virginia uranium company lobbies legislators

As the Virginia political world waits for a key study on uranium to be released in the coming days, the company that wants to mine 119 million pounds of uranium in Southside lobbies lawmakers.

By Anita Kumar  |  10:28 AM ET, 12/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:59 PM ET, 12/13/2011

Huntsman to campaign in Virginia, meet with McDonnell

Republican presidential hopeful Jon Huntsman will be in Richmond Wednesday morning for a private fundraiser.

By Anita Kumar  |  06:59 PM ET, 12/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 12/13/2011

Herring appointed House Democratic whip

Del. Charniele Herring (D-Alexandria) has been appointed House Democratic minority whip.

By Anita Kumar  |  04:30 PM ET, 12/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:36 PM ET, 12/13/2011

Va. Dems (sort of) take Romney up on his $10,000 bet

Playing off wager proposed in GOP presidential debate, Virginia’s Democratic Party lays out what $10K buys in the commonwealth

By Laura Vozzella  |  03:36 PM ET, 12/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:11 PM ET, 12/13/2011

Democrats call on McDonnell to fund transportation without taking money from other core services

Brian Moran, chairman of the Democratic Party of Virginia, called on Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) Tuesday to find money for the state’s clogged roads without taking money away from core services such as education, public safety and health care.

By Anita Kumar  |  03:11 PM ET, 12/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:56 AM ET, 12/13/2011

Virginia to close Southside prison to save money

Gov. Bob McDonnell announced Tuesday that the state will close the Mecklenburg Correctional Center in Southside Virginia to save money.

By Anita Kumar  |  11:56 AM ET, 12/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:55 AM ET, 12/13/2011

Steven Spielberg fails to stop Christmas in Richmond

In a welcome case of political flip-floppery, Virginia officials decide to have tree-lighting ceremony initially nixed for Lincoln movie filming.

By Laura Vozzella  |  10:55 AM ET, 12/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:27 PM ET, 12/12/2011

Themes in U.S. Senate race begin to take shape

The campaigns for leading candidates George Allen and Tim Kaine released videos setting up their rivalry.

By Anita Kumar  |  04:27 PM ET, 12/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:13 PM ET, 12/12/2011

Democrats want longer terms for Va. governors

Virginia’s ban on consecutive terms makes for lame ducks and poor planning, House Democratic caucus says.

By Laura Vozzella  |  03:13 PM ET, 12/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 12/12/2011

Campaign spending rose in 2011 Virginia Senate races, plunged in House contests

Spending on state Senate races increased 5 percent this year from 2009, but the cost of House races plunged 40 percent.

By Anita Kumar  |  12:23 PM ET, 12/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:35 AM ET, 12/12/2011

McDonnell will speak at slain Virginia Tech police officer’s funeral

Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) will speak at the funeral Monday for Virginia Tech police officer Deriek W. Crouse who was killed during a traffic stop on campus last week.

By Anita Kumar  |  10:35 AM ET, 12/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:50 PM ET, 12/09/2011

Arlington Democrats set caucus dates for County Board candidates

Arlington Democrats who are running in the special election for Barbara Favola’s vacated County Board seat will have to declare by Jan. 23.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  02:50 PM ET, 12/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:09 PM ET, 12/09/2011

Judge to rule next week in case on Va. Senate control

Richmond Circuit Court Judge Snukals has been asked to block Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling from casting certain votes.

By Laura Vozzella  |  02:09 PM ET, 12/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:59 PM ET, 12/09/2011

McDonnell signals the depth of his support for Bolling

McDonnell (R) attended two fundraisers for Bolling (R) — one at the The Palm restaurant in McLean on Wednesday and another at Burton’s Grill in Virginia Beach on Thursday.

By Anita Kumar  |  01:59 PM ET, 12/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:49 AM ET, 12/09/2011

Democrats call on Frey to resign to run for attorney general

Democrats are calling on Fairfax County Clerk of Court John Frey to resign his job after announcing that he would run for attorney general in 2013.

By Anita Kumar  |  09:49 AM ET, 12/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:53 PM ET, 12/08/2011

Va. Senate battle produces more million-dollar races

As Republicans and Democrats fought for control of the chamber, more races reached seven figures.

By Laura Vozzella  |  06:53 PM ET, 12/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:34 PM ET, 12/08/2011

Ward Armstrong ponders a move — to Richmond

Outgoing House Minority Leader Ward Armstrong (D) said he’s pondering a move from his lifelong home in Martinsville to Virginia’s capital city.

By Anita Kumar  |  04:34 PM ET, 12/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:39 PM ET, 12/08/2011

Kaine: Macaca still matters

In U.S. Senate debate between two former Va. governors, Kaine says racial slur Allen lobbed in 2006 is typical of ‘bullying’ behavior.

By Laura Vozzella  |  01:39 PM ET, 12/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 12/08/2011

McDonnell proposes spending more money on transportation, but without raising taxes

Va. Gov. Bob McDonnell said Thursday that he wants to increase the amount of money spent on roads, but will not support a tax increase.

By Anita Kumar  |  12:40 PM ET, 12/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:14 AM ET, 12/08/2011

Cuccinelli, a future gubernatorial rival, defends Bolling in lawsuit

Chalk it up to interesting timing, but Cuccinelli’s office must defend Bolling in a lawsuit filed on behalf of Senate Democrats over control of the state Senate.

By Anita Kumar  |  10:14 AM ET, 12/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:43 PM ET, 12/07/2011

George Allen and Tim Kaine debate in Richmond

Senate race could be one of the most competitive in the nation.

By Laura Vozzella  |  04:43 PM ET, 12/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:31 PM ET, 12/07/2011

McDonnell says Va. school funding will rise

Virginia governor says school spending will go up in coming budget.

By Laura Vozzella  |  01:31 PM ET, 12/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:11 AM ET, 12/07/2011

Fairfax County Board adopts legislative initiatives that ask Richmond to back off

Annual wishlist from Fairfax Board of Supervisors to Va. legislature includes request for less interference.

By Fredrick Kunkle  |  11:11 AM ET, 12/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:49 AM ET, 12/07/2011

Cuccinelli says he has no plans to weigh in on U.S. senate, presidential primaries

Va. attorney general says he has no current plans to endorse a candidate in the GOP primaries for U.S. Senate or president.

By Anita Kumar  |  08:49 AM ET, 12/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:56 PM ET, 12/06/2011

Allen, Kaine participate in first debate of U.S. Senate race

Republican George Allen and Democrat Timothy M. Kaine will participate in the first debate of Va.’s high-profile Senate race at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.

By Anita Kumar  |  06:56 PM ET, 12/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:13 PM ET, 12/06/2011

Va. attorney general hopeful touts conservative credentials

Del. Robert Bell said he supports AG Cuccinelli’s actions against federal health-care law and UVA climate scientist.

By Laura Vozzella  |  05:13 PM ET, 12/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:57 PM ET, 12/06/2011

Is Tom Davis backing Ken Cuccinelli for governor?

The ex-congressman is fundraising for the attorney general, but that doesn’t mean he’s endorsing him for governor — yet.

By Ben Pershing  |  03:57 PM ET, 12/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 12/06/2011

Kaine campaign won’t rule out invoking ‘macaca moment’ against Allen

Tim Kaine’s (D) campaign staff said Tuesday it would not rule out bringing up George Allen’s (R) “macaca moment” in their race for the U.S. Senate.

By Ben Pershing  |  01:20 PM ET, 12/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:27 AM ET, 12/06/2011

Romney raises money this week in Virginia

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will raise money for his campaign this week in Richmond.

By Anita Kumar  |  11:27 AM ET, 12/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:49 AM ET, 12/06/2011

Cuccinelli refuses to respond to Bolling’s ‘personal attacks’

AG accuses Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling (R) of “personal attack” after Cuccinelli says he will run against him for governor in 2013.

By Anita Kumar  |  08:49 AM ET, 12/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:09 PM ET, 12/05/2011

Va. Senate suit pits Democrats against Billing . . . er, Bolling

The lawsuit over state Senate control gets the lieutenant governor’s last name wrong.

By Laura Vozzella  |  06:09 PM ET, 12/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:50 PM ET, 12/05/2011

Democrats sue for Virginia Senate control

The party makes good on a threat to sue Republicans over control of the evenly divided chamber.

By Laura Vozzella  |  03:50 PM ET, 12/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 12/05/2011

Del. Bell to run for Virginia attorney general

The Republican lawmaker is the second to say he’ll seek the post since Ken Cuccinelli announced his bid for governor.

By Laura Vozzella  |  03:20 PM ET, 12/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:14 PM ET, 12/05/2011

British wine critics toast Virginia vino

The Circle of Wine Writers sips American wines for the first time at its end-of-the-year gathering, and they’re not from Napa.

By Laura Vozzella  |  02:14 PM ET, 12/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 12/05/2011

Virginia GOP launches coordinated campaign for 2012

Virginia Republicans kicked off their coordinated campaign for 2012 this weekend at their annual retreat with the unveiling of a new Web site.

By Anita Kumar  |  11:05 AM ET, 12/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:49 AM ET, 12/05/2011

Bolling: Expect a “spirited debate” for governor in 2013

Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling (R) decided he had to address one thing everyone was talking about: the 2013 governor’s race.

By Anita Kumar  |  08:49 AM ET, 12/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 12/03/2011

Judge tosses suit bought by Va. U.S. Senate candidate

Democrat Julien Modica sued to be included in Richmond debate

By Laura Vozzella  |  06:00 AM ET, 12/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:17 PM ET, 12/02/2011

The season of brotherly love and intraparty intrigue

Virginia Gov. McDonnell promotes holiday spirit while fielding questions about looming GOP battle

By Laura Vozzella  |  10:17 PM ET, 12/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:17 PM ET, 12/02/2011

Petersen could derail Fairfax move toward greater control over water service

Sen. J. Chapman “Chap” Petersen says he intends to derail Fairfax County’s plans to become the sole provider of water service in some areas.

By Fredrick Kunkle  |  06:17 PM ET, 12/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:35 PM ET, 12/02/2011

Mullins to run for another term as Virginia state GOP chairman

State party chairman Pat Mullins has announced he would like to stay on for another term.

By Anita Kumar  |  04:35 PM ET, 12/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:03 PM ET, 12/02/2011

Obama submits signatures for Virginia ballot

President Obama became the first presidential candidate to submit his signatures for the March ballot.

By Anita Kumar  |  04:03 PM ET, 12/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:09 PM ET, 12/02/2011

Obenshain likely to run for attorney general

Now that Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli (R) has indicated he will not run for re-election, others have started to think about succeeding him.

By Anita Kumar  |  02:09 PM ET, 12/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:22 AM ET, 12/02/2011

Bill would withhold Virginia Metrorail money unless labor deal is scrapped

Del. Marshall wants state to withhold funding for Dulles extension if project labor agreement is in effect.

By Laura Vozzella  |  11:22 AM ET, 12/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 12/02/2011

Cuccinelli to question presidential hopefuls Saturday

Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, now a 2013 gubernatorial candidate in 2013, will receive a heavy dose of national attention this weekend.

By Anita Kumar  |  10:01 AM ET, 12/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:39 PM ET, 12/01/2011

Peanuts, ham and barbecue on the line in Virginia Tech-Clemson game

Virginia and South Carolina governors make a friendly wager on ACC championship game.

By Laura Vozzella  |  05:39 PM ET, 12/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:11 PM ET, 12/01/2011

Ken Cuccinelli announces he will run for Va. governor in 2013

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II (R) told his staff this afternoon that he would run for governor.

By Anita Kumar  |  04:11 PM ET, 12/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 12/01/2011

McDonnell still strongly supports Bolling for governor in 2013

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, who has said for years he would support Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling for governor in 2013, said Thursday that he plans to continue to do so despite news that Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli would jump into the race

By Anita Kumar  |  02:30 PM ET, 12/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 12/01/2011

Democrats unleash attacks on Cuccinelli

Virginia Democrats immediately began attacking Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli on Thursday after we reported that he expects to run for governor in 2013.

By Anita Kumar  |  01:06 PM ET, 12/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:48 AM ET, 12/01/2011

George Allen targeted by Lynchburg tea party activists

Tea party activists will gather Saturday to try to find a way to defeat former Sen. George Allen, the frontrunner in the 2012 GOP Senate primary.

By Anita Kumar  |  11:48 AM ET, 12/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:42 AM ET, 12/01/2011

Obama campaign to open offices this week in Virginia

The president is looking to try to repeat his success in 2008 in Virginia when he became the first Democrat to win the state in more than four decades.

By Anita Kumar  |  08:42 AM ET, 12/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:20 PM ET, 11/30/2011

Uranium study shows economic benefits for Southside Virginia

A state-ordered study of uranium in Southside Virginia released Wednesday shows that the region could benefit substantially from mining.

By Anita Kumar  |  04:20 PM ET, 11/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 11/30/2011

GOP governors group re-elects McDonnell chairman

The Republican Governors Association announced Wednesday that Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell will continue to serve as chairman.

By Anita Kumar  |  01:10 PM ET, 11/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:39 PM ET, 11/30/2011

Fairfax County gives reprieve to family’s tree house

Mark W. Grapin, an Iraq veteran, had to spend more defending the tree house than he did building it.

By Fredrick Kunkle  |  12:39 PM ET, 11/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:40 AM ET, 11/30/2011

School rehab projects need tax credits, Virginia Dems and GOP agree

Republican governor, Democratic senators and others say historic tax credits should apply to schools.

By Laura Vozzella  |  10:40 AM ET, 11/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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