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Virginia Politics: August, 2012

Posted at 11:07 AM ET, 08/29/2012

Latest Kaine ad focuses on education, training

The Virginia Democrat is up with another positive television spot.

By Ben Pershing  |  11:07 AM ET, 08/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:26 PM ET, 08/28/2012

At George Allen event in Loudoun, Republican National Convention feels far away

Republicans at retirement community in Loudoun barely mention goings-on in Tampa.

By Ben Pershing  |  03:26 PM ET, 08/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:27 PM ET, 08/28/2012

Voter registration deadline is today for special election

Alexandria, Arlington and Fairfax residents must register to vote by 5 p.m. in next Tuesday’s election for a House of Delegates seat.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  01:27 PM ET, 08/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:13 PM ET, 08/27/2012

Anne Holton cuts radio ad for Kaine campaign

The spot is the first Holton has ever recorded for her husband.

By Ben Pershing  |  05:13 PM ET, 08/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:17 PM ET, 08/27/2012

McDonnell’s daughter to address Republican National Convention

Army veteran Jeanine McDonnell will help introduce John McCain at GOP convention.

By Laura Vozzella  |  04:17 PM ET, 08/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:10 PM ET, 08/27/2012

Jon Voight surprises Virginians in Tampa for Republican convention

The conservative Hollywood film star popped in on the Virginia delegation breakfast in Tampa for the Republican National Convention.

By Laura Vozzella  |  02:10 PM ET, 08/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:45 PM ET, 08/25/2012

Aflac party menu: No duck for elephants in Tampa

Aflac bans duck from Tampa convention party menu

By Laura Vozzella  |  10:45 PM ET, 08/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:13 PM ET, 08/24/2012

Terry McAuliffe to open new Obama campaign office

Former DNC chairman Terry McAuliffe will open an Obama campaign office in Centreville, the 37th in the Commonwealth.

By Laura Vozzella  |  06:13 PM ET, 08/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 08/23/2012

Dems recall Artur Davis’s last convention speech

Ahead of ex-congressman’s GOP speech, Dems post reminder of his 2008 ode to Obama.

By Laura Vozzella  |  01:20 PM ET, 08/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:05 AM ET, 08/23/2012

Susan Stimpson announces lieutenant governor bid

Stafford County board chairwoman joins crowded Republican field.

By Laura Vozzella  |  09:05 AM ET, 08/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:28 AM ET, 08/22/2012

Paul Ryan returns to Virginia

The Republican vice presidential hopeful campaigns in Roanoke on Wednesday.

By Laura Vozzella  |  08:28 AM ET, 08/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 08/21/2012

Kaine addressing one convention, Allen skipping other

Tim Kaine to speak at Democratic convention; Senate rival George Allen to skip GOP gathering.

By Laura Vozzella  |  12:42 PM ET, 08/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:27 AM ET, 08/21/2012

Tim Kaine goes positive in first Senate campaign ad

New TV ad breaks negative third-party spots aired on behalf of Tim Kaine and George Allen.

By Laura Vozzella  |  11:27 AM ET, 08/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:30 PM ET, 08/20/2012

Justice Department upholds Va. voter ID law, governor says

Action clears the way for measure to take effect for Election Day.

By Laura Vozzella  |  10:30 PM ET, 08/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:25 PM ET, 08/20/2012

George Allen criticizes Akin for ‘legitimate rape’ comments; voted to confirm judge who once held similar view

Former senator approved federal judge who once contended that rape did not cause pregnancy.

By Laura Vozzella  |  06:25 PM ET, 08/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 08/19/2012

Bob McDonnell, Martin O’Malley spar over presidential campaign

The governors of Virginia and Maryland wrangled over the presidential race on “Meet the Press.”

By Laura Vozzella  |  12:54 PM ET, 08/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:17 PM ET, 08/17/2012

McDonnell, O’Malley to talk campaign tone Sunday

Governors of Virginia and Maryland to discuss tone of presidential campaign on ‘Meet the Press’

By Laura Vozzella  |  02:17 PM ET, 08/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:36 AM ET, 08/17/2012

Kaine buys another $1 million worth of air time, aims for Latino voters

The Democrat has now spent a total of $4.5 million for a fall advertising blitz.

By Ben Pershing  |  10:36 AM ET, 08/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 08/16/2012

Liberal groups launch ads hitting George Allen’s Senate record

Majority PAC and the League of Conservation Voters have two new spots up in Virginia.

By Ben Pershing  |  12:01 PM ET, 08/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:24 AM ET, 08/16/2012

Paul Ryan to campaign in Virginia Friday

Less than a week after Romney announced his VP pick in Virginia, Ryan returns to swing state.

By Laura Vozzella  |  09:24 AM ET, 08/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:28 AM ET, 08/16/2012

Bob McDonnell among ‘headliners’ at GOP convention

Virginia governor among six headliners addressing Republican National Convention.

By Laura Vozzella  |  08:28 AM ET, 08/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:08 PM ET, 08/15/2012

Three new ads on the air attacking Tim Kaine

Two spots from Crossroads GPS and one from the Chamber of Commerce are up in Virginia.

By Ben Pershing  |  03:08 PM ET, 08/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 08/15/2012

McDonnell announces $448.5 million surplus

State agencies have saved more than enough money to give state employees a bonus.

By Laura Vozzella  |  12:42 PM ET, 08/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:29 PM ET, 08/14/2012

McDonnell content with Veepstakes consolation prize

Virginia governor, bypassed for VP slot, pleased Virginia hosted unveiling of Romney’s choice.

By Laura Vozzella  |  01:29 PM ET, 08/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:28 PM ET, 08/13/2012

Virginia New Majority group pushes health care, voting rights

Civil rights group Virginia New Majority seeks expanded health care and voting rights.

By Laura Vozzella  |  04:28 PM ET, 08/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:04 PM ET, 08/11/2012

Romney seems to endorse Bolling in Va. governor’s race, then retracts comment

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney seemed to let slip his choice for Virginia governor.

By Laura Vozzella and Philip Rucker  |  07:04 PM ET, 08/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:18 PM ET, 08/11/2012

Paul Ryan choice for VP could prove tricky for George Allen

The Virginia Republican has repeatedly refused to take a position on Ryan’s Medicare plan.

By Ben Pershing  |  01:18 PM ET, 08/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:53 PM ET, 08/10/2012

Ex-Sen. John Warner won’t appear at Democratic convention

The Virginia Republican knocked down a rumor he might appear in Charlotte.

By Ben Pershing  |  05:53 PM ET, 08/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:01 PM ET, 08/10/2012

Fraternal Order of Police backs George Allen, credit unions endorse Tim Kaine

Two big Virginia groups picked sides Friday in the state’s marquee U.S. Senate race.

By Ben Pershing  |  04:01 PM ET, 08/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 08/10/2012

Virginia college tuition hike hits decade low

After nearly doubling in a decade, public college tuition rises 4 percent this year

By Laura Vozzella  |  06:00 AM ET, 08/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:41 PM ET, 08/08/2012

Talks break down between Fairfax County, Falls Church over water utility merger

Merger might have ended a long conflict over supplying water to thousands of Northern Virginia customers.

By Fredrick Kunkle  |  03:41 PM ET, 08/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Merger talks break down in water war

Posted at 11:25 AM ET, 08/08/2012

Crossroads spot attacks Kaine’s statehouse record

The conservative group is up with its latest salvo against the Virginia Democrat.

By Ben Pershing  |  11:25 AM ET, 08/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:22 AM ET, 08/08/2012

Poll: Obama leads again in Virginia

A new poll finds Obama ahead in Virginia and Wisconsin, but lagging behind Romney in Colorado.

By Laura Vozzella  |  10:22 AM ET, 08/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:11 PM ET, 08/07/2012

Wolf backs Virginia control of MWAA board

The legislation has little chance of passing, given the opposition of Maryland and the District.

By Ben Pershing  |  08:11 PM ET, 08/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:27 PM ET, 08/07/2012

Cuccinelli, 5 legislators honored by Christian Alliance

Christian Alliance gives awards to Cuccinelli, legislators who did battle in heated session.

By Laura Vozzella  |  06:27 PM ET, 08/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:35 AM ET, 08/07/2012

Voter forms sent to pets, dead people don’t merit criminal investigation, Virginia election board says

The Virginia elections board will not seek a criminal investigation into voter forms mailed to ineligible voters.

By Laura Vozzella  |  08:35 AM ET, 08/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 08/06/2012

Romney to kick off swing-state bus tour in Virginia

The Republican challenger comes to Virginia Saturday to kick off a bus tour of several swing states.

By Laura Vozzella  |  03:30 PM ET, 08/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:34 PM ET, 08/06/2012

Arlington delegate seeks reparations for sterilization victims

Virginia lawmaker wants state to compensate people sterilized under eugenics law.

By Laura Vozzella  |  02:34 PM ET, 08/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:38 PM ET, 08/06/2012

Paul Hirschbiel airs education ad in campaign against Scott Rigell

The Democrat’s first television spot is a positive one.

By Ben Pershing  |  12:38 PM ET, 08/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:18 PM ET, 08/02/2012

Tim Kaine, George Allen compete to be Ron Wyden’s BFF

The Oregon Democrat has surfaced repeatedly in the Virginia Senate race.

By Ben Pershing  |  06:18 PM ET, 08/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:39 PM ET, 08/02/2012

Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy moves Pr. William chamber of commerce appearance

Chick-fil-A has emerged as a lightning rod in the gay marriage debate.

By Jeremy Borden  |  05:39 PM ET, 08/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 08/02/2012

George Allen, Tim Kaine to square off in three more debates

The former governors have agreed to attend at least three more debates in their heated contest to succeed retiring Sen. James Webb (D-Va.).

By Ben Pershing  |  12:31 PM ET, 08/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2010 Virginia Congressional Races, George F. Allen, Timothy M. Kaine, Election 2012

Posted at 02:39 PM ET, 08/01/2012

Nominees for Virginia special election in Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax district to be chosen Thursday

A pop-up caucus and canvas vote are planned for the vacancy in a House district that covers parts of Alexandria, southern Arlington and Belle Haven in Fairfax County.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  02:39 PM ET, 08/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax County, Alexandria, House of Delegates

 

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