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  • Sen. Warner Makes His Hillary Endorsement Mainly About Himself

    09/28/2016 6:21:02 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 35 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Perhaps John Warner’s biggest claim to fame is a distinction he shares with a good-sized chunk of older American men: having once been married to Elizabeth Taylor. But the former Republican senator from Virginia found another way to get himself some attention today: by endorsing Hillary for president. Interviewed by Andrea Mitchell on her MSNBC show this afternoon, Warner managed to make his endorsement mainly about himself. In the course of their brief conversation, Warner let it be known: that he had been on the lawn for the famous handshake between Rabin and Araft; that he had served in both...
  • Romney and the Senate Candidates

    02/26/2013 10:39:08 AM PST · by neverdem · 17 replies
    National Review Online ^ | February 25, 2013 | Ramesh Ponnuru
    This David Weigel post on Friday reminded me that I should use the final election data to check a point I’d talked a fair amount about right after the election: that Romney ran ahead of the Republican Senate candidates in tightly contested races. My AEI colleague Caroline Kitchens went to the official state election-result sites and pulled the numbers, which are better than what we had in mid-November.In Wisconsin, Virginia, and Texas, Romney ran just barely ahead of Tommy Thompson (by 0.03 percent), George Allen (0.3 percent), and Ted Cruz (0.7 percent), respectively.In Nebraska, Ohio, and Arizona, Romney ran...
  • Allen won't seek office again

    11/13/2012 10:03:27 PM PST · by Coronal · 22 replies
    Daily Progress ^ | 11/13/12 | Coronal
    ALEXANDRIA -- Defeated Republican U.S.Senate candidate George Allen said Monday he will not seek elective office again. "I'm grateful for the support, generosity and the votes of over 1.7 million people, but I have no intention of running for office again,'' Allen said during a 45-minute interview in his Alexandria office.
  • Cat appears to come in third in Virginia’s U.S. senate race

    11/08/2012 8:23:11 PM PST · by cdchik123 · 32 replies
    constitution daily ^ | Scott Bomboy
    The battle for the U.S. Senate between Tim Kaine and George Allen in Virginia may have been settled in the litter box instead of the ballot box if the tightly contested election had come down to about 6,000 votes given to a cat. It’s entirely possible that third-place finisher in Virginia is Hank the Cat, a Maine Coon who ran on a pro-feline, job-creation platform. In the current online results, Kaine is ahead of Allen by about 184,000 votes as of Thursday morning. The race was expected to be very close, and it was part of a record spending spree...
  • Virginia store closes for a day to 'mourn the loss of America'

    11/08/2012 11:38:32 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 14 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Nov 8, 2012 | By David Sherfinski
    Virginia's 13 electoral votes went to President Obama for the second straight election, and the proprietor of a store in the south central city of Bedford is not hiding his dismay. Lyons Jewelers hung up multiple signs on the windows of the shop indicating the shop would not be open for business Wednesday, including one saying the store was closed to "mourn the loss of the America that our forefathers endowed to us," WDBJ reported. "Lyons will reopen tomorrow to continue the fight against a president who seeks my demise" and "Shame on VA & USA" read two other signs....
  • Biden flops again: One day left, draws crowd of 800 in Va.

    11/05/2012 8:48:31 PM PST · by Qbert · 19 replies
    Twitchy ^ | November 5, 2012 | Twitchy Staff
    Jennifer Epstein@jeneps Crowd count for Biden, Kaine, Warner and Webb in Sterling, Va., is 800, fire marshal says. 5 Nov 12 ReplyRetweetFavorite Oh, my! As Twitchy reported, Biden has been flopping up a storm at rallies. It seems that voters are just not that into him, or his boss.Today was the saddest “Dear John” rally yet, according to reporters on the scene. [Snip] Criminy! If there was any more time left, his crowds might dwindle to Fluke-sized “intimate gatherings.” Take a gander at the sad pics. Poor, lonely Joe.
  • Former Gov. L. Douglas Wilder Will Not Endorse Obama Again

    11/05/2012 6:33:10 PM PST · by muawiyah · 15 replies
    Gather ^ | nov 5, 2012 | Renee Nal
    Former Gov. L. Douglas Wilder endorsed President Obama in 2008. America's first Black American Governor has opted not to endorse a president this time around.
  • People Walk Out On Obama At Virginia Rally

    11/04/2012 2:21:09 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 121 replies
    brietbart.com ^ | 4 November 2012 | WILLIAM BIGELOW
    When your opening act is an accused rapist and molester of women, a man who lied to a grand jury and was convicted of perjury and obstruction of justice, a man who actually stood in the Rose Garden of the White House and lied as follows: But I want to say one thing to the American people. I want you to listen to me. I'm going to say this again: I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky. I never told anybody to lie, not a single time -- never. These allegations are false. And I...
  • Romney way ahead in Lynchburg VA area poll

    11/03/2012 7:48:31 AM PDT · by loveitor.. · 19 replies
    WSET ^ | November 3rd, 2012 | WSET
    WSET.com Poll The following candidates for President appear on the ballot in Virginia. Which candidate do you prefer? Thank you for participating in our poll. Here are the results so far: Mitt Romney 67% Barack Obama 24% Virgil Goode 2% Gary Johnson 1% Jill Stein 1% None of the above 5%
  • Dick Morris: Romney will win in a 'landslide'

    11/03/2012 8:56:38 AM PDT · by Signalman · 40 replies
    foxnews ^ | 10/31/2012 | O'Reilly Factor
    O'REILLY: "Campaign 2012 Segment" tonight, as you may know, Dick Morris predicting a big landslide for Mitt Romney even though, as we mentioned, a "New York Times" poll out today says the President will most likely win in three vital swing state. Morris, the author of the big new bestseller, "Here Comes the Black Helicopter"; he joins us now Dick Morris from Detroit. So you, I'm sure, repudiate the "New York Times" poll? DICK MORRIS, FOX NEWS POLITICAL ANALYST: Yes. And let me go through the numbers because it's important for people to get in. In Florida, the "Times" says...
  • (Arlington VA) Bishop Loverde's pre-election letter

    11/02/2012 4:07:02 AM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Arlington Catholic Herald ^ | 10/31/12 | Bishop Paul S. Loverde
    My brothers and sisters in Christ, With Election Day now a week away, I take this final opportunity to urge you all to vote in these very important national elections. As I have communicated to you in columns, letters, homilies and statements over the past months, we as Catholics are confronted with grave challenges to our beliefs as baptized and confirmed members of the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. Indeed, we know that we face serious threats to our very ability to practice and live our faith in our communities as full citizens. We are first Catholics, not Democrats...
  • Wilder raises doubts about Obama in battleground Virginia

    11/02/2012 3:14:51 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | November 1, 2012 | Steve Contorno
    Former Virginia Gov. Doug Wilder, America's first elected black governor, has his own reservations about America's first black president, Barack Obama. Wilder, an emphatic Obama supporter in 2008, said his fellow Democrat should have focused more on creating jobs during his first term and faulted the president for failing to keep his campaign promise to bridge the partisan gap in Washington. "I think he's governed left of center and didn't focus on jobs and economic recovery," Wilder told The Washington Examiner. But will Wilder still vote for Obama on Tuesday in a battleground state Obama is desperate to win again?...
  • Virginia: Fairfax Victory Rally w/ Mitt & the GOP Team; Monday, Nov 5; 2:45pm

    11/03/2012 8:00:34 AM PDT · by HokieMom · 11 replies
    You’re Invited to a Victory Rally with Mitt Romney and the Republican Team! Monday, November 5, 2012 Doors Open 12:45 PM | Event Begins 2:45 PM *The first 500 attendees will receive free souvenir footballs!* Recreation and Athletic Complex George Mason University 4350 Banister Creek Court Fairfax, VA 22030 All attendees will go through airport-like security and should bring as few personal items as possible. No bags, sharp objects, umbrellas, liquids, or signs will be allowed in the venue. Cameras are permitted. For Questions, Contact Us At: TeamVA@mittromney.com or (757) 279-8253 For Important Campaign Updates: Text VA to GOMITT (466488)...
  • CNN: Battlegrounds: 'It's all about northern Virginia'

    11/01/2012 1:38:01 PM PDT · by HokieMom · 34 replies
    CNN ^ | October 26, 2012 | John King
    Editor's note: The 2012 presidential race is CNN Chief National Correspondent John King's seventh campaign. King is traveling through battleground states, where the election will be decided, to find the voters who will determine whether President Barack Obama gets a second term or if the country needs the change in direction that Mitt Romney represents. Dumfries, Virginia (CNN) -- Retiree Robert Stevens says he often turns off the television when the attack ads appear, and he hangs up the phone when it's a presidential campaign calling. "I want to make my own independent decision," Stevens said in a lunchtime conversation...
  • Obama way off the pace in early voting in Virginia

    11/01/2012 10:36:58 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 1, 2012 | Allahpundi
    Very welcome news from Dave Wasserman of the Cook Political Report: Dave Wasserman@Redistrict VIRGINIA EARLY VOTE: Today's new 10/31 numbers even more troubling for Obama. His best counties way off '08 pace: https://t.co/6WgvhBSC 1 Nov 12 Reply Retweet Favorite Dave Wasserman@Redistrict VIRGINIA EARLY VOTE: Turnout down 13.6% in Obama '08 localities, vs. just 1.1% in McCain '08 (statewide down 9.2%): docs.google.com/spreadsheet/cc… 1 Nov 12 Reply Retweet Favorite Dave Wasserman@Redistrict VIRGINIA EARLY VOTE: Obama strongholds Arlington -20.0%, Fairfax - 20.9%, Richmond -13.7% (vs. just -9.2% statewide). Hmm... 1 Nov 12 Reply Retweet Favorite Dave Wasserman@Redistrict VIRGINIA EARLY VOTE: In Romney strongholds,...
  • PPP: Golly, this VA race is close despite the electorate being 43% Democrat

    11/01/2012 8:28:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/01/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    I saw this poll late last night, long after getting back from walking with my granddaughters on Halloween, trick or treating in their neighborhood. At first, I thought this new poll from PPP in Virginia was a trick, but by this morning, I considered it more of a treat: A new Public Policy Polling survey in Virginia, conducted on behalf of Health Care for America Now, finds Barack Obama leading Mitt Romney 49-46. PPP has conducted 5 Virginia polls during the month of October and found Obama leading in every single one, by an average margin of 2.8 points.Key findings...
  • VIRGINIA EARLY VOTE: New numbers even more troubling for Obama

    11/01/2012 6:55:46 AM PDT · by TonyInOhio · 64 replies
    Twitter ^ | 11/01/12 | Dave Wasserman
    I've been following Dave Wasserman of Cook Political Report on Twitter. He has been updating the tallies of the early vote in Virginia, and what he is finding is more and more bad news for Obama:VIRGINIA EARLY VOTE: Today's new 10/31 numbers even more troubling for Obama. His best counties way off '08 paceVIRGINIA EARLY VOTE: Turnout down 13.6% in Obama '08 localities, vs. just 1.1% in McCain '08 (statewide down 9.2%)VIRGINIA EARLY VOTE 10/31: 185,489 ballots cast in Obama localities (214,783 by this pt. in '08), 115,908 in McCain (117,224 in '08)VIRGINIA EARLY VOTE: Even more worrisome for O...in...
  • Congressman Connolly D-VA – Veterans Unqualified to Serve in Congress

    10/31/2012 12:42:02 PM PDT · by Sarajevo · 29 replies
    Las Vegas TSG Business News ^ | 29 Oct 2012 | unk
    Virginia Congressman: Veterans “Unqualified to Serve” in Congress Because Deployments Prevent Veterans from Serving Local Communities Fairfax, VA – Virginia Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-11) shocked constituents by suggesting that military Veterans are unqualified to serve in Congress because their deployments prevent them from putting “sweat equity” into the districts they hope to serve in Congress. Congressman Connolly is running against Colonel Chris Perkins, a retired officer who served most of his more than 24 years in uniform as an Army Green Beret deployed overseas. Connolly has repeatedly suggested that Perkins’ lack of local involvement because of his military career makes...
  • Details: Mitt Romney in Roanoke, VA Thurs Nov. 1 at 9:30 AM

    10/30/2012 8:21:02 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 2 replies
    From email
    Come meet our next President Governor Mitt Romney Thursday, November 1, 2012 Doors Open 7:30 AM | Event Begins 9:30 AM. Integrity Windows and Doors 4050 Integrity Drive in Roanoke, VA 24012. To RSVP and Get Your Ticket Visit: www.mittromney.com/VA Or Pick Up Your Free Ticket in Person at Blacksburg Victory Office: 215 Draper Road, NW, Blacksburg, VA, 24060 Lynchburg Victory Office: 3700 Candlers Mountain Road, Lynchburg, VA 24501 Roanoke Victory Office: 2706 Ogden Road, SW, Roanoke, VA, 24018 For Questions, Contact TeamVA@mittromney.com or (757) 279-8253 All attendees will go through airport-like security and should bring as few personal items...
  • Virginia: Romney rallies in Roanoke, Virginia Beach, and Richmond Thurs., November 1

    10/30/2012 8:05:51 AM PDT · by HokieMom · 24 replies
    Romney website ^ | 10/30/12
    Go to the www.mittromney.com website to RSVP and print your ticket!