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Bob McDonnell: A Borrow-And-Spend Republican

by @ Sunday, January 9th, 2011. Filed under Bob McDonnell, Virginia, Virginia Politics

Bob McDonnell continues to trouble me. Last year, he balanced the state budget by engaging in an accounting trick that merely pushed the state’s liability to the employee pension fund to the following fiscal year. Now, he seems intent on spending money that the Commonwealth doesn’t have: RICHMOND – Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell plans […]

Virginia GOP Picks Primary For 2012 Senate Race

by @ Monday, November 22nd, 2010. Filed under 2012 Election, Elections, Politics, Virginia, Virginia Politics

In a move that most are interpreting as good news for George Allen, the Virginia GOP has decided that the 2012 nominee for Senate will be decided via a primary rather than a convention: Virginia’s Republican Party will hold a primary to nominate its candidate for the U.S. Senate in 2012, not a convention. The […]

George Allen Leads Virginia GOP Senate Nomination Fight

by @ Thursday, November 18th, 2010. Filed under 2012 Election, Elections, Politics, Virginia, Virginia Politics

The last bit of data from Public Policy Polling’s poll of Virginia shows former Governor and Senator George Allen to be far ahead of other potential Republicans in the race to face George Allen in 2012: Virginia Republicans overwhelmingly want George Allen to be their candidate for the Senate in 2012. 46% say he’d be […]

Virginia Senate 2012: Webb Leads Potential GOP Rivals

by @ Wednesday, November 17th, 2010. Filed under 2012 Election, Elections, Politics, Virginia, Virginia Politics

While some people still seem to think that Jim Webb might not run for re-election in 2012, a new poll from Public Policy Polling shows that he’d be leading his potential GOP rivals if he did: Jim Webb appears to be in decent position for reelection, if he doesn’t run again Tim Kaine would be […]

Fimian Concedes To Connolly In VA-11

by @ Tuesday, November 9th, 2010. Filed under 2010 Elections, Elections, Gerry Connolly, Keith Fimian, Politics, Virginia Politics

There will no recount in the 11th Congressional District: Republican Keith Fimian has released a statement conceding defeat in the 11th Congressional District race against Rep. Gerald Connolly (D). Connolly leads Fimian by 981 votes — or .4 percent of all votes cast — according to the Virginia state board of elections site. That margin […]

Virginia Turns Just A Little More Red

by @ Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010. Filed under 2010 Elections, Elections, Politics, Virginia, Virginia Politics

Continuing a trend that began with the GOP wins last year at the statewide level, last night was a very good night for Republicans in the Old Dominion: Rep. Gerald E. Connolly (D) was holding on to a thin lead in the race to keep his seat Tuesday night, even as a Republican wave swept […]

Republicans Leading In Three Virginia House Races

by @ Wednesday, September 29th, 2010. Filed under 2010 Elections, Elections, Politics, Virginia, Virginia Politics

Three separate polls show Republicans leading in House races for seats currently held by Democrats: There’s a new batch of polls in Virginia’s four most interesting House races. “On Monday, September 27, ccAdvertising completed surveys to voters in four key Congressional districts in Virginia. These surveys focused on the competitive Congressional races as well as […]

Bob McDonnell: No More “Confederate History Month”

by @ Saturday, September 25th, 2010. Filed under Bob McDonnell, History, Virginia, Virginia Politics

Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell took a lot of (well-justified) heat back in March when he stepped into the long-running controversy over Virginia’s Confederate History month by not only officially marking the event, but also initially signing a resolution that completely ignored the role of slavery in the Civil War or the Confederacy itself. He got […]

Ken Cuccinelli Moving Closer to Challenging Bill Bolling In 2013

by @ Thursday, September 23rd, 2010. Filed under Bill Bolling, Ken Cuccinelli, Virginia, Virginia Politics

It looks like we might have a primary fight on our hand for the GOP nomination for Virginia Governor in three years: Richmond, Va. –Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli said today that if he decides to run for governor, he would not wait in line behind anyone else who also wants to seek the office. […]

Fimian Campaign Sending Out Prayer Requests ?

by @ Tuesday, September 7th, 2010. Filed under Keith Fimian, Virginia, Virginia Politics

Not Larry Sabato has the details. This just strikes me as odd, especially if it came in the form of an official campaign email.

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