Saturday, October 13, 2012

Virginia politics

  • Va. escapes worst of recession but new fears ahead

    ___. SHIFTING POLITICAL LANDSCAPE. Four years ago, Obama broke a 44-year GOP grip on Virginia with a decisive 6.3 point win over John McCain.

  • GOP-leaning parts of Va. quicker to cast absentee ballots

    "It's consistent with what some of the polls are showing in terms of enthusiasm, but I wouldn't see it as any kind of definite indicator of what's happening yet," said Bob Holsworth, a former Virginia Commonwealth University political scientist. "It's ...

  • Virginia Democrats pushing 'women's issues'

    "It's clear Democrats' Washington playbook calls for using women's issues as political tools to run from their inability to hold a conversation on jobs and the economy," Allen spokeswoman Emily Davis said via e-mail.

  • Obama heads to Virginia to train for second debate

    Obama will work on his rhetorical punches, policy jabs and other forms of political pugilism at "debate camp" in Williamsburg, Va. He is scheduled to arrive in Williamsburg on Saturday and leave Tuesday, when he heads north for the debate at Hofstra ...

  • Romney: 'Virginia's going to get me the White House'

    GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, campaigning today in Chesterfield County, declared that "Virginia's going to get me the White House.

  • Dems in coal states diverge on Obama policies

    For Manchin, support for coal is personal, business and political commonsense. In the early morning of Nov. 20, 1968, an explosion at the Mountaineer Coal Co.

  • As Election Day nears, Romney crowds are surging

    State Board of Elections data analyzed by the Virginia Public Access Project, a nonprofit and nonpartisan tracker of money in state politics, shows that of the 25 localities where absentee voting is busiest, 21 voted Republican in the 2008 presidential ...

  • Romney campaign claims 4 million Virginia voter contacts

    ... had been paying to do voter contact in Virginia was under investigation for voter fraud, the Republicans are now bragging about their voter outreach statistics," Hodge said via e-mail.

  • Mass. governor to campaign for Obama in Va. on Saturday

    A spokesman for the governor's political committee says he will be visiting the Virginia campuses of Old Domininion University, Hampton University and the College of William & Mary on Saturday in support of get-out-the-vote efforts.

  • Jindal, McDonnell campaign for Romney in Virginia

    Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal speaks to guests at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center on June 8, 2012 in Rosemont, Ill.

  • Romney and Obama focus on debate preparations

    Obama was hunkering down Saturday in Virginia to go over the game plan for the town hall-style debate with Romney. But in his weekly ... Springsteen campaigned for Obama in 2008, but this is his first political appearance of the 2012 cycle. Clinton and ...

  • Libertarian presidential nominee visits Richmond

    Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson, a former two-term governor of New Mexico, came to Richmond on Thursday to speak to students at the Maggie Walker Governor's School and, later, at nearby Virginia Commonwealth University. Johnson ... So ...

  • A Virginia Politics Update (Mon 3pm)

    A Virginia Politics Update (Mon 3pm). Share · Tweet. E-mail. Comments · Print. By Tom Graham · Enlarge image.

  • Va. Senate debate: George Allen, Tim Kaine face off in Richmond

    The moderator will be retired Virginia Commonwealth University political science professor Bob Holsworth, and the four panelists will be WTVR-TV anchor Stephanie Rochon, WCVE-FM general manager Bill Miller, League of Women Voters of Virginia ...

  • Political sniping muddles bipartisanship claims in Virginia Senate race

    "Each one of these candidates needs to strongly activate their base by throwing some red meat," said Craig Brians, political science professor at Virginia Tech. "But at the same time they need to reach out to moderates and independent voters and say ...

  • Hurt, Douglass spar in 5th District debate

    Rep. Robert Hurt and challenger John Douglass went head-to-head Wednesday night over jobs, education, foreign policy and other issues in the first of two debates in the 5th District race.

  • Allen, Cantor draw crowd, protest in Henrico County

    Republican Senate candidate George Allen shakes the hand of a woman over a line of political signs supporting Democrat opponent Tim Kaine during the Labor Day parade in Buena Vista, Va. (Pat Jarrett - AP) "Anybody who works for a living and wants a ...

  • Planned Parenthood continues anti-Romney mail push in Virginia

    Washington (CNN) - Planned Parenthood's political arm is out with the latest installment of an aggressive mail program targeting female voters in Virginia. A new mail piece attacking Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and Virginia Senate ...

  • Voter registration deadline Monday

    To qualify to vote, you must be a U.S. citizen; a resident of Virginia; at least 18 years old; not registered and planning to vote in another state; and not currently declared mentally incompetent by a court of law.

  • 'The Chris Graham Show' focuses on politics

    Filed under Chris Graham, Government/Politics. Tagged with andy schmookler, bob goodlatte, george allen, tim kaine, virginia politics. editor Chris Graham talks Virginia politics on WREL-1450AM in Lexington, Va., on Oct. 12, 2012.

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