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Republican George Allen on Monday escalated his portrayal of Democratic Senate rival Tim Kaine as a would-be serial tax hiker and accused him of letting his attention drift away from Virginians during his final year as governor.
D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray and other city hall types have nothing but praise for Brian Hanlon.
When groups like Grover Norquist's Americans for Tax Reform endorse a Republican candidate or organizations like the AFL-CIO endorse a Democrat, it generally doesn’t rate much more than a raised eyebrow. But U.S. Senate candidates George Allen and Tim Kaine touted endorsements Friday from two groups that don't have quite the ironclad history of toeing the party line in Virginia in recent years.
Former Sen. George Allen stuck to a mostly positive message of economic growth, energy independence and individual freedom Saturday, largely ignoring jabs from his GOP rivals in the first debate featuring all four Republican candidates running for Virginia's U.S. Senate seat.
All four Virginia Republican U.S. Senate candidates will square off Saturday afternoon in Roanoke in the first of three debates organized by the state party — none of which are being televised or held at times that will likely draw significant attention from either the media or the electorate.
Virginia state Delegate Robert G. Marshall, Prince William Republican, announced Wednesday that he filed more than 17,100 petition signatures with the Virginia State Board of Elections to become the third GOP candidate to qualify for the June 12th primary ballot.
Virginia Democrats had finally picked up momentum in the 2012 General Assembly session after helping beat back two high-profile abortion-related bills — momentum that last week's standoff over budget issues threatens to halt.
Democrats on Thursday night voted in lock step against the Senate's budget proposal, and the topic du jour quickly shifted from "personhood" and ultrasounds to obstructionism and petty partisan politics, threatening to obliterate the party's potentially short-lived swagger after a string of disappointing electoral defeats.
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, in the first two years of his term, has restored the voting rights of more than 2,500 ex-convicts — putting the former prosecutor and state attorney general on pace to eclipse both of his Democratic predecessors.
Delegate Robert G. Marshall is "actively interested" in launching a bid for the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate this year, the Prince William Republican said Tuesday.
"Last time I checked, there's no one doing live broadcast of the debate," she said. "The narrative continues to be that it's a prewritten story, and it's not worth covering."
She said the media wants to "write the story ahead of time on how the campaign is going to unfold."