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Virginia Politics: June, 2012

Posted at 06:08 PM ET, 06/29/2012

McDonnell: No special session needed for health care

Virginia governor will not call a special session to deal with health-care law.

By Anita Kumar  |  06:08 PM ET, 06/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:09 PM ET, 06/29/2012

McDonnell creates panel to help screen babies for life-threatening heart condition

In Virginia, almost four in 1,000 newborns are diagnosed each year with one of the defects causing the heart condition.

By Anita Kumar  |  03:09 PM ET, 06/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:12 PM ET, 06/29/2012

McDonnell hopes health-care law will be repealed

Gov. Bob McDonnell said Virginia will comply with the federal health-care law, but wants it repealed.

By Anita Kumar and Jeremy Borden  |  02:12 PM ET, 06/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 06/29/2012

McDonnells welcome former first families to mansion

Gov. Bob McDonnell hosted a reunion for Virginia’s living first families and the descendants of those who’ve passed on.

By Anita Kumar  |  11:45 AM ET, 06/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:16 PM ET, 06/28/2012

Virginia politicians complain about exclusion in offshore drilling plan

Lawmakers pounce on Obama officials for excluding state from offshore oil and gas drilling plan.

By Anita Kumar  |  06:16 PM ET, 06/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:44 PM ET, 06/28/2012

Ken Cuccinelli, on second thought, likes Supreme Court health-care decision

Va. Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli says ruling protects liberty, curbs federal power.

By Laura Vozzella  |  02:44 PM ET, 06/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 06/28/2012

Scott Lingamfelter announces run for lieutenant governor

Lingamfelter announced Thursday that he had filed paperwork to run for lieutenant governor

By Anita Kumar  |  02:00 PM ET, 06/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:19 PM ET, 06/28/2012

Loudoun homeowners association wins federal lawsuit against OpenBand

A federal judge ruled in favor of a Lansdowne homeowners association that filed a lawsuit against telecommunications provider OpenBand.

By Caitlin Gibson  |  01:19 PM ET, 06/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 06/28/2012

Eric Cantor, top Va. politicians react to Affordable Care Act ruling

Reactions from Virginia politicians pour in about the Supreme Court’s health care decision

By Anita Kumar  |  01:00 PM ET, 06/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 06/28/2012

Gov. McDonnell calls Supreme Court health-care decision ‘a bad ruling for the American people’

Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli calls it, “a dark day for the American liberty.”

By Laura Vozzella  |  12:45 PM ET, 06/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 06/28/2012

Kaine, Allen split on Supreme Court ruling on Affordable Care Act

Vying for a U.S. Senate seat, Democrat Timothy M. Kaine praised the law, and Republican fellow former governor George Allen criticized the decision.

By Ben Pershing  |  12:33 PM ET, 06/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 06/28/2012

McDonnell signs tuition tax credit bills at ceremony

At ceremonial signing, Virginia governor said the bills cap a 20-year fight for school choice.

By Laura Vozzella  |  05:00 AM ET, 06/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:23 PM ET, 06/27/2012

McDonnell slams feds for refusing Virginia’s help enforcing immigration law

Gov. Bob McDonnell says Washington should have let state troopers enforce immigration law.

By Laura Vozzella  |  06:23 PM ET, 06/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:01 PM ET, 06/27/2012

Bob McDonnell: Firing threat helped end U-Va. crisis

Virginia governor says his threat to fire U-Va. board helped them resolve crisis over president.

By Laura Vozzella  |  05:01 PM ET, 06/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 06/27/2012

Va. beats out Tex. for $150 million Capital One project

Largest bank headquartered in Virginia chooses the state over Texas for new data center.

By Laura Vozzella  |  11:35 AM ET, 06/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 06/26/2012

Virginia Democrats boost grass-roots campaign

Party hires team to reach out to voters at grass-roots level.

By Laura Vozzella  |  02:00 PM ET, 06/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 06/26/2012

Va. Gov. Bob McDonnell won’t say whether he’s being vetted for VP

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell declined to say today whether Mitt Romney’s campaign was examining his background as a possible vice presidential nominee.

By Anita Kumar  |  01:35 PM ET, 06/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:58 AM ET, 06/26/2012

Obama Va. ad calls Mitt Romney ‘outsourcer-in-chief’

New Obama TV spot in Virginia says Republican would be nation’s ‘outsourcer-in-chief.’

By Laura Vozzella  |  11:58 AM ET, 06/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:50 PM ET, 06/25/2012

Allen flies to New York to raise money

Republican George Allen is in New York raising money for his campaign for U.S. Senate.

By Anita Kumar  |  07:50 PM ET, 06/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:40 PM ET, 06/25/2012

Virginia gets federal grants to hire veterans as cops

Federal grants are intended to fulfill Obama’s goal to put recent vets to work in law enforcement.

By Laura Vozzella  |  06:40 PM ET, 06/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:05 PM ET, 06/25/2012

Romney to visit expanding N.Va. tech firm

Mitt Romney to visit tech company that Bob McDonnell touted as a symbol of a strong Va. economy.

By Laura Vozzella  |  06:05 PM ET, 06/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:27 PM ET, 06/25/2012

Luxe Homestead hosts Virginia Democrats

House and Senate Democrats hold annual fundraiser at posh mountain resort

By Laura Vozzella  |  01:27 PM ET, 06/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 06/25/2012

Legislators — Democrats anyway — call for U-Va. president’s reinstatement

Legislators who are alumni of U-Va. call on U-Va. to reinstate President Teresa Sullivan.

By Anita Kumar  |  01:01 PM ET, 06/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 06/25/2012

Mitt Romney expected to campaign in Sterling on Wednesday

Presumptive GOP presidential nominee expected in Sterling on Wednesday.

By Laura Vozzella  |  01:00 PM ET, 06/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:45 AM ET, 06/25/2012

McDonnell attends Koch brothers event in San Diego

Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) attended a seminar sponsored by the Koch brothers this weekend.

By Anita Kumar  |  05:45 AM ET, 06/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:11 AM ET, 06/24/2012

Romney to campaign in Virginia on Tuesday

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will campaign in the Roanoke area Tuesday.

By Anita Kumar  |  10:11 AM ET, 06/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:48 PM ET, 06/22/2012

Romney unveils Virginia Hispanic leadership team

In bid for Latino vote, Mitt Romney creates ‘Juntos Con Romney’ team in swing state Virginia

By Laura Vozzella  |  04:48 PM ET, 06/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:18 PM ET, 06/22/2012

Tim Kaine: Reinstate U-Va. president Sullivan

Tim Kaine (D) is the most prominent official to call for reinstatement of U-Va.’s ousted president Teresa Sullivan.

By Anita Kumar and Laura Vozzella  |  04:18 PM ET, 06/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:07 PM ET, 06/22/2012

Koch brothers-funded group launches TV ad against Tim Kaine

Americans for Prosperity began two weeks of TV ads against U.S. Senate hopeful Tim Kaine.

By Anita Kumar  |  03:07 PM ET, 06/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:08 PM ET, 06/22/2012

U-Va. Rector Helen Dragas: The political connections

U-Va. Rector Helen Dragas’s connections to Virginia governors and board members.

By Anita Kumar  |  01:08 PM ET, 06/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:27 PM ET, 06/22/2012

McDonnell will travel to Utah for Romney event

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell will spend the weekend in Park City, where Mitt Romney will be schmoozing with his biggest bundlers.

By Anita Kumar  |  12:27 PM ET, 06/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 06/22/2012

New Romney TV ad aimed at Virginia voters

GOP presidential hopeful vows to repeal ‘Obamacare,’ lift offshore drilling ban in first 100 days

By Laura Vozzella  |  10:31 AM ET, 06/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 06/22/2012

Conservative group targets Tim Kaine on bus tour

Americans for Prosperity embarks on a tour of Virginia to target U.S. Senate hopeful Tim Kaine

By Anita Kumar  |  05:00 AM ET, 06/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 06/21/2012

New Obama ad highlights equal pay for women

Obama unveils the first in a series of ads that highlight his commitment to women and families.

By Anita Kumar  |  11:15 AM ET, 06/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:57 AM ET, 06/21/2012

After affair, Del. David Englin to step down in August

Alexandria Democrat who disclosed an extramarital affair says he wants to focus on his personal life.

By Laura Vozzella  |  10:57 AM ET, 06/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 06/21/2012

George Allen launches first TV ads of Senate campaign

Both of Allen’s spots feature women who know him well praising him in personal terms.

By Ben Pershing  |  05:00 AM ET, 06/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:09 PM ET, 06/20/2012

George Allen backs deal to keep Redskins in Va.

The Republican Senate nominee says the team boosts the state’s economy.

By Ben Pershing  |  06:09 PM ET, 06/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:46 PM ET, 06/20/2012

Del. Joe Morrissey offers to pay for U-Va. inquiry

Del. Joe Morrissey offers to pick up the tab for an investigation at U-Va. into president’s ouster.

By Anita Kumar  |  03:46 PM ET, 06/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 06/20/2012

Rick Santorum to headline Family Foundation gala

The former presidential hopeful will address Family Foundation gala in October

By Laura Vozzella  |  03:30 PM ET, 06/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:54 PM ET, 06/20/2012

Virginia Sen. Stephen Martin plans run for lt. governor

Sen. Stephen Martin (R-Chesterfield) intends to run for job Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling is giving up.

By Laura Vozzella  |  01:54 PM ET, 06/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:28 AM ET, 06/20/2012

Obama hits Romney’s record in pair of new ads

President Obama has rolled out a pair of new TV ads in the battleground state of Virginia.

By Anita Kumar  |  07:28 AM ET, 06/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:07 PM ET, 06/19/2012

Three Loudoun leaders propose deadline extension for Silver Line

Three Loudoun County supervisors are pushing for an additional extension of Loudoun’s deadline to opt in to phase two of the Silver Line – to December 1.

By Caitlin Gibson  |  01:07 PM ET, 06/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 06/19/2012

Vilsack, Perriello tour rural Virginia for Obama

Former Iowa governor and Virginia congressman highlighting president’s rural investments.

By Laura Vozzella  |  12:40 PM ET, 06/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 06/19/2012

Tareq Salahi objects to convention in governor’s race

White House party crasher running for Virginia governor seeks to breach another closed door

By Laura Vozzella  |  12:07 PM ET, 06/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:34 PM ET, 06/18/2012

L. Scott Lingamfelter running for lieutenant governor

Republican delegate joins fellow Prince William Republican Corey Stewart in race

By Laura Vozzella  |  04:34 PM ET, 06/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:53 PM ET, 06/18/2012

Mark Warner tries to cultivate new Virginia leaders

Mark Warner, former governor Gerald Baliles began training new leaders at summit in Richmond last weekend.

By Anita Kumar  |  03:53 PM ET, 06/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:05 PM ET, 06/18/2012

Democratic PAC hits George Allen on Senate record

Majority PAC is on the air in Virginia criticizing Allen’s past tenure on the Hill.

By Ben Pershing  |  02:05 PM ET, 06/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 06/18/2012

Uranium mining subject of first public meeting

The first of four public meetings on mining uranium in Virginia takes place Monday.

By Laura Vozzella  |  11:40 AM ET, 06/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:02 PM ET, 06/15/2012

McDonnell urges U-Va. board to replace Sullivan swiftly

Faculty leaders announced Friday that they will meet Monday morning with the university’s Board of Visitors to discuss the forced resignation of President Teresa Sullivan.

By Anita Kumar and Daniel de Vise  |  06:02 PM ET, 06/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Publics | Tags:  University of Virginia, Teresa Sullivan

Posted at 04:55 PM ET, 06/15/2012

McDonnell fills ousted rep’s slot on MWAA board

After ousting labor leader from board overseeing Metro’s Silver Line, governor fills slot.

By Laura Vozzella  |  04:55 PM ET, 06/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:11 PM ET, 06/15/2012

Gov. Bob McDonnell touts Virginia in Europe

Virginia’s governor said he hopes to be announcing deals stemming from his trade mission to Europe soon.

By Anita Kumar  |  01:11 PM ET, 06/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:52 AM ET, 06/15/2012

Gay judges issue could get limited play in fall races

Political observer thinks Democrats will give it limited play in presidential, Senate races.

By Laura Vozzella  |  09:52 AM ET, 06/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:39 PM ET, 06/14/2012

Falls Church, Fairfax County call truce in water war to discuss merger

By Fredrick Kunkle  |  06:39 PM ET, 06/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Truce called in Fairfax County water war

Posted at 05:28 PM ET, 06/14/2012

Marco Rubio endorses George Allen’s Senate bid

The popular Florida senator made the announcement in Arlington.

By Ben Pershing  |  05:28 PM ET, 06/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 06/14/2012

Teresa Sullivan's deputies praise U-Va. board as 'resolute'

In a note, the U-Va. provost and chief operating officer praise calm and applaud those on the Grounds who have responded to the president’s abrupt resignation with “optimism”.

By Daniel de Vise  |  03:15 PM ET, 06/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:48 AM ET, 06/14/2012

Va. delegate drops opposition to gay judge

Military lawyer in House finds Thorne-Begland did not break Navy regulations by coming out on TV.

By Laura Vozzella  |  08:48 AM ET, 06/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:24 PM ET, 06/13/2012

Virginia GOP convention said to block active military vote

Switch from primary to convention in Va. GOP race for governor hurts military, law center says

By Laura Vozzella  |  04:24 PM ET, 06/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:16 PM ET, 06/13/2012

Teresa Sullivan ouster: 33 faculty leaders protest her dismissal from University of Virginia presidency

The letter from 33 department chairs and program directors urges the university’s Board of Visitors to “reopen discussion” with the ousted leader.

By Daniel de Vise and Anita Kumar  |  04:16 PM ET, 06/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:06 PM ET, 06/13/2012

Virginia state revenues rose in May

General fund revenues were higher than they were in May 2011, but gains smaller than in April.

By Laura Vozzella  |  02:06 PM ET, 06/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:43 PM ET, 06/13/2012

Ken Cuccinelli backs George Allen as Jamie Radtke stays silent

The attorney general had been neutral during the Senate primary.

By Ben Pershing  |  01:43 PM ET, 06/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:10 AM ET, 06/13/2012

Eric Cantor backs Bill Bolling for Virginia governor

House Majority leader says lt. governor has experience, conservative values to lead Virginia

By Laura Vozzella  |  11:10 AM ET, 06/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:44 AM ET, 06/13/2012

Tim Kaine will participate in eight broadcast debates in U.S. Senate race

Tim Kaine (D) will participate in eight debates for Senate, but will George Allen (R) be in them?

By Anita Kumar  |  10:44 AM ET, 06/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:16 AM ET, 06/13/2012

Crossroads ad says Kaine ‘leaving Virginia behind’

The latest spot focuses on his tenure as DNC chairman.

By Ben Pershing  |  10:16 AM ET, 06/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:17 PM ET, 06/12/2012

Obama launches new TV ad in Virginia

The spot, also airing in eight other states, attacks Romney on Massachusetts debt.

By Laura Vozzella  |  06:17 PM ET, 06/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:03 PM ET, 06/12/2012

Gay judge debate renewed in Richmond

Five top Richmond lawyers urge city Circuit Court to appoint gay prosecutor to the bench.

By Laura Vozzella  |  04:03 PM ET, 06/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 06/12/2012

Obama grants TV interview to Roanoke station

The Roanoke TV station is one of eight across the nation to interview President Obama Monday.

By Anita Kumar  |  12:16 PM ET, 06/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:26 AM ET, 06/12/2012

Bolling announces more than 100 supporters in governor’s race

Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling announced the support of more than 100 grass-roots Republican leaders for his campaign for governor next year.

By Anita Kumar  |  10:26 AM ET, 06/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:58 PM ET, 06/11/2012

McDonnell signs budget while vetoing, striking parts

Two-year, $85 billion spending plan finalized after governor vetoes part and strikes another

By Laura Vozzella  |  07:58 PM ET, 06/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:44 PM ET, 06/11/2012

Falls Church officials want to tap $1 million from water fees to pay legal bills in water war

By Fredrick Kunkle  |  07:44 PM ET, 06/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Falls Church racks up $1 million in water war legal fees

Posted at 07:36 PM ET, 06/11/2012

The Warners — Mark and John — reminisce about bipartisanship

Sen. Mark Warner and former Sen. John headline business lunch in Tysons Corner

By Anita Kumar  |  07:36 PM ET, 06/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:50 PM ET, 06/11/2012

Virginia soybeans head to China in $300 million deal

In a deal worth nearly $300 million, Chinese company will buy 10 shiploads of Perdue soybeans.

By Laura Vozzella  |  04:50 PM ET, 06/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:51 PM ET, 06/11/2012

Va. auditors examine grants to businesses

‘Corporate welfare’ or a good investment? Virginia’s state auditors study grants to businesses.

By Laura Vozzella  |  02:51 PM ET, 06/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:44 PM ET, 06/08/2012

Alexandria city council candidate Boyd Walker targeted in attack ad

A mailer attacking Alexandria City Council candidate Boyd Walker arrived in local mailboxes this week.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  06:44 PM ET, 06/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Alexandria

Posted at 06:16 PM ET, 06/08/2012

Housing groups slam Fairfax supervisor over $500 million price tag for Tysons workforce housing

By Fredrick Kunkle  |  06:16 PM ET, 06/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Coalition slams Fairfax County supervisor over affordable housing

Posted at 03:53 PM ET, 06/08/2012

Mark Warner, White House to co-host Hispanic summit in Arlington

Several administration officials will be on hand to meet with the public.

By Ben Pershing  |  03:53 PM ET, 06/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:28 PM ET, 06/08/2012

Gov. Bob McDonnell heads to Europe for sixth overseas trade mission

The Virginia governor leaves Monday for a nine-day trade mission to Germany, Switzerland, Great Britain and Sweden.

By Anita Kumar  |  03:28 PM ET, 06/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 06/08/2012

Gov. McDonnell hires new chef after criminal inquiry

Virginia hires a new chef to feed its first family after a criminal investigation of previous chef.

By Anita Kumar  |  12:10 PM ET, 06/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:16 AM ET, 06/08/2012

Nikki Haley and Roy Blunt to headline Virginia GOP fundraisers

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt will headline fundraisers for the Virginia GOP.

By Anita Kumar  |  09:16 AM ET, 06/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:07 PM ET, 06/07/2012

Without voter ID, ‘Popeye affidavit’ suffices at polls

Virginia voters can get by with “Popeye affidavit” — “I am what I am” — for one more election

By Laura Vozzella  |  08:07 PM ET, 06/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:03 PM ET, 06/07/2012

Ken Cuccinelli loses his chief deputy at AG’s office

Chief Deputy Attorney General Chuck James will depart the attorney general’s office this summer.

By Anita Kumar  |  08:03 PM ET, 06/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:03 PM ET, 06/07/2012

Bobby Jindal, Haley Barbour to speak at Bob McDonnell’s retreat

Gov. Bob McDonnell will host friends and supporters at a mountain resort this weekend.

By Anita Kumar  |  05:03 PM ET, 06/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:01 PM ET, 06/07/2012

New Obama TV ad airing in swing state of Virginia

President calls on Congress to pass his jobs plan in campaign ad airing in nine states.

By Laura Vozzella  |  04:01 PM ET, 06/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:40 PM ET, 06/07/2012

Loudoun terminates contract with county assessor

Loudoun County’s contract with assessor Todd Kaufman has been terminated, according to county officials.

By Caitlin Gibson  |  01:40 PM ET, 06/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:28 PM ET, 06/07/2012

Rep. Eric Cantor to endorse Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling over Atty. Gen. Ken Cuccinelli in governor’s race

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor will endorse Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling in primary contest for the Republican nomination for governor next year.

By Anita Kumar  |  12:28 PM ET, 06/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:14 AM ET, 06/07/2012

Jamie Radtke gets backing of tea party group she headed

The endorsement comes five days before the Republican Senate primary.

By Ben Pershing  |  11:14 AM ET, 06/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:10 AM ET, 06/07/2012

Tim Kaine raising money in San Francisco

U.S. Senate candidate Tim Kaine attends President Obama’s fundraiser in San Francisco

By Anita Kumar  |  10:10 AM ET, 06/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:37 AM ET, 06/07/2012

Obama leads Romney in new Virginia poll

President’s margin, which reflects support from Virginia’s women voters, has shrunk slightly since May.

By Anita Kumar  |  06:37 AM ET, 06/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:42 PM ET, 06/06/2012

Alexandria Democrats raise $343,000 in primary race

The crowded field of Democrats vying for the six nominations in the Alexandria City Council race raised a lot of money this year.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  06:42 PM ET, 06/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Alexandria

Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 06/06/2012

Obama campaign to open 16th office this weekend

President Obama’s reelection campaign will open its 16th campaign office in Virginia this weekend.

By Anita Kumar  |  05:30 PM ET, 06/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:12 PM ET, 06/06/2012

Virginia, Loudoun, Richmond kick in total of $6.4M for Redskins deal

Gov. Robert F. McDonnell called the investment in the Redskins “reasonable.”

By Anita Kumar and Laura Vozzella  |  05:12 PM ET, 06/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:43 PM ET, 06/06/2012

Kal Penn to campaign for Obama in Arlington

Actor who quit “House” to work for the White House will promote the president in Arlington.

By Laura Vozzella  |  03:43 PM ET, 06/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:11 AM ET, 06/06/2012

George Allen airs radio ads criticizing Tim Kaine

U.S. Senate hopeful George Allen released his first radio ad a week before GOP primary.

By Anita Kumar  |  11:11 AM ET, 06/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:48 AM ET, 06/06/2012

Ken Cuccinelli has wide lead over Bill Bolling in new poll on 2013 governor’s race; November Senate race a toss-up

The attorney general is well-positioned for a 2013 gubernatorial primary.

By Ben Pershing  |  06:48 AM ET, 06/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:56 PM ET, 06/05/2012

Arlington bonds sell at near-record low rate

Arlington County sold $108 million worth of general obligation bonds to J.P. Morgan Securities to raise money for capital projects including schools.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  04:56 PM ET, 06/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arlington County

Posted at 04:21 PM ET, 06/05/2012

Wisconsin recall election spotlights Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell

Gov. Scott Walker’s recall election puts spotlight on Va. Gov. Bob McDonnell.

By Laura Vozzella  |  04:21 PM ET, 06/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:51 PM ET, 06/05/2012

Luxe Homestead hosts Virginia House Republicans

Republican caucus raises big bucks at annual mountain resort getaway.

By Laura Vozzella  |  02:51 PM ET, 06/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 06/05/2012

Bob McDonnell: Virginia will send money for Silver Line if a union-friendly deal is dropped

Gov. Bob McDonnell assures feds that Virginia will send its $150 million, as long a labor deal is out.

By Anita Kumar  |  12:16 PM ET, 06/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:19 AM ET, 06/05/2012

Terry McAuliffe, likely gubernatorial candidate, embarks on a tour of Virginia

Likely gubernatorial candidate is talking to potential 2013 supporters in a nine-city tour.

By Anita Kumar  |  11:19 AM ET, 06/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:22 AM ET, 06/05/2012

Vice President Biden to headline fundraiser at Sen. Mark Warner’s house

The Alexandria event will benefit Senate Democrats.

By Ben Pershing  |  10:22 AM ET, 06/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:48 AM ET, 06/05/2012

Crossroads GPS airs new anti-Obama ad

Crossroads GPS began airing a new TV ad attacking President Obama Tuesday.

By Anita Kumar  |  09:48 AM ET, 06/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:05 PM ET, 06/04/2012

George Allen switches the voice of his campaign

Republican George Allen hires new spokesman as he gears up for his expected general election campaign.

By Anita Kumar  |  06:05 PM ET, 06/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:03 PM ET, 06/04/2012

Michelle Obama to campaign in Northern Virginia

The first lady will campaign Thursday at a VFW post in Prince William County.

By Laura Vozzella  |  06:03 PM ET, 06/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:50 PM ET, 06/04/2012

Virginia business owners tout Romney, Obama

Virginia small business owners share views on candidates in competing calls.

By Laura Vozzella  |  04:50 PM ET, 06/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:18 PM ET, 06/04/2012

Obama outraises Romney in April among itemized Virginia donors

The Republican still holds a narrow fundraising lead in the state overall.

By Ben Pershing  |  02:18 PM ET, 06/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:32 PM ET, 06/04/2012

Virginia safety chiefs tour tornado-damaged cities

Safety chiefs to visit Hampton and Petersburg, where twisters damaged 500 buildings.

By Laura Vozzella  |  01:32 PM ET, 06/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:29 PM ET, 06/04/2012

Democrats want Virginia legislators to cut ties to ALEC

Virginia Democrats urge legislators to cut ties to a conservative group that has been under fire.

By Anita Kumar  |  01:29 PM ET, 06/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 06/04/2012

McDonnell concedes Obama’s stimulus plan helped Virginia

Gov. Bob McDonnell conceded that the Obama administration’s stimulus money helped Virginia with the economic crisis.

By Anita Kumar  |  12:00 PM ET, 06/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:03 AM ET, 06/04/2012

Obama hits Mitt Romney’s record in new TV ad

President criticizes Mitt Romney’s time as governor in latest commercial, airing in Virginia and other swing states.

By Anita Kumar  |  10:03 AM ET, 06/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:18 AM ET, 06/02/2012

Bill Bolling warns Virginia GOP not to dump primary

Virginia lieutenant governor says switch to convention would be unfair.

By Laura Vozzella  |  10:18 AM ET, 06/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:21 PM ET, 06/01/2012

Mark Gooch appointed Va. juvenile justice chief

Gov. Bob McDonnell appoints Mark Gooch to the post.

By Laura Vozzella  |  02:21 PM ET, 06/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:21 PM ET, 06/01/2012

Ken Cuccinelli, Bill Bolling to rally for coal jobs

Rally for coal jobs will draw Republican gubernatorial rivals to Virginia coal country.

By Laura Vozzella  |  01:21 PM ET, 06/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 06/01/2012

Mike Signer expected to run for attorney general

Democrat Mike Signer is expected to announce that he will run for attorney general next year.

By Anita Kumar  |  12:22 PM ET, 06/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 06/01/2012

‘Obamacare’ sparks religious freedom rallies

Contraceptive mandates prompt demonstrations for religious freedom.

By Laura Vozzella  |  12:15 PM ET, 06/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:24 PM ET, 05/31/2012

Terry McAuliffe amasses support for gubernatorial run

Hundreds of Democrats rally behind Terry McAuliffe for governor next year.

By Anita Kumar  |  05:24 PM ET, 05/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:38 PM ET, 05/31/2012

McDonnell to speak at a CPAC in Chicago

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell will speak at a Conservative Political Action Conference in Chicago.

By Anita Kumar  |  04:38 PM ET, 05/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:37 PM ET, 05/31/2012

Bob McDonnell calls police drones ‘great’

Virginia governor’s off-the-cuff endorsement of domestic drones causes allies on right to wince.

By Laura Vozzella  |  02:37 PM ET, 05/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:37 AM ET, 05/31/2012

Loudoun residents receive calls opposing Metro’s Silver Line

Americans for Prosperity don’t want the county to pass a “major tax increase” to fund Metrorail to Dulles.

By Anita Kumar  |  11:37 AM ET, 05/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 05/31/2012

Tim Kaine again beats George Allen in fundraising for Senate race

Former governor Tim Kaine (D) outraised chief Republican rival George Allen in latest fundraising period

By Anita Kumar  |  10:15 AM ET, 05/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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