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By Matt Kibbe
The short-term deal will assure long-term overspending
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Northern Virginia Technology Council
The political arm of the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce endorsed Terry McAuliffe for Virginia governor Thursday, handing the Democrat a key boost from the business community in the state's largest jurisdiction while undercutting his Republican opponent's most effective line of attack thus far.
The following is a transcript of Wednesday's Virginia gubernatorial debate between Republican Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II and Democrat Terry McAuliffe, which was moderated by Chuck Todd of NBC News. The transcript was provided by the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce, the sponsor of the event.
The campaign of Terry McAuliffe is getting tripped up in the stretch run of the race for Virginia governor over the Democrat's perceived lack of substance on issues, but the unfavorable ratings of Republican Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II apparently have offset the stumbles, according to polling numbers released Monday.
The word Virginia voters most commonly associate with their gubernatorial candidates is "dishonest," according to poll results released Thursday that offer a glimpse into the collateral damage inflicted by the candidates' negative campaigns.
Democrats in Northern Virginia have watched enough of "The Sopranos" to know it only takes a few carefully chosen words to deliver a message of intimidation. The Democrats are telling technology executives they had better support Terry McAuliffe for governor in November if they know what's good for them.
It's no secret that U.S. Senate candidate George Allen likes to sprinkle in sports metaphors while on the stump. One can hardly blame him: His father and namesake never had a losing season when he coached the then-Los Angeles Rams and Washington Redskins, and his brother Bruce Allen is the Redskins' general manager.
U.S. Senate candidates George Allen and Tim Kaine found plenty to disagree about on issues such as taxes and health care Thursday in their first joint appearance since Mr. Allen's Republican primary victory June 12. But the pair found some areas of consensus as well.
Opening arguments next in Huguely trial; D.C. lawmaker tries to save iGaming; McDonnell-Romney appearances in D.C. area Thursday; Va. Senate repeals handgun law; Va. assembly poised to pass voter ID law; Racist accusations roil D.C. fire department; Yvette Alexander survives probe, remains on ballot; Slots to Prince George's face big hurdle in Md. House.
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell wasted little time in exercising his new right to add members to the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority's board of directors, announcing appointments less than a week after federal legislation creating the positions was signed.