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By David Keene
Conference showed that the values Reagan cherished still endure
Topic - Pat Mullins
The Virginia Republican Party chairman on Monday urged federal prosecutors to investigate Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe's appointment of a longtime GOP operative to the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board.
Virginia Republicans called for an investigation Thursday into Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe's appointment of a longtime GOP operative to the state Alcoholic Beverage Control board, a request that was swiftly turned down by the attorney general.
Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe pushed back Friday against criticism from Republican lawmakers over the appointment of former GOP operative Boyd Marcus to the state's Alcoholic Beverage Control board.
Republican Mark D. Obenshain said Tuesday that he plans to formally ask for a recount of this month's Virginia attorney general's race that was decided by 165 votes.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie cruised to re-election Tuesday, giving Republicans a bright spot in an off-year election, while Terry McAuliffe eked out an unexpectedly close win against Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II in the race for Virginia governor.
Terry McAuliffe narrowly edged Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II in the surprisingly close race for Virginia governor Tuesday, delivering a Democratic victory and a repudiation of Republicans who just four years ago swept the top three statewide races.
Will President Obama go "surgical" in Syria? Press, pundits and analysts have taken to using key phrases to explain the ever-mutating, ever-dramatic situation — at least until uneasy world leaders arrive on a proper and productive response to the continuing civil unrest.
Virginia Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling's decision Wednesday to drop his bid for the GOP gubernatorial nomination paves the way for a battle royale between Republican state Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II and former Democratic National Committee Chairman Terry McAuliffe — a campaign that could be radically altered if Mr. Bolling follows through on hints he might pursue an independent run.
Rep. Allen B. West's concession Tuesday that he lost his bid for re-election means the 113th Congress will open in January with only one black Republican in either chamber — a rough end to a year when the GOP had high hopes for expanding the diversity of its caucus.
Republican officials in key states have two contradictory opinions about this year's presidential campaign: The Mitt Romney-Paul Ryan ticket is the worst-run ever, but despite that, they're doing fine in their own states.
Some state Republican Party leaders and influential conservatives say they are worried that the early stages of Mitt Romney's campaign have been marked by missteps and missed opportunities in the bid to unseat President Obama in November.
President Obama kicks off his "official" re-election campaign Saturday with college rallies in Virginia and Ohio the latest in a series of events aimed at shoring up the president's flagging support among the coalition of women, minorities and young voters that propelled him to victory in 2008.
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling are urging the Republican Party of Virginia State Central Committee to rescind a "loyalty oath" that would require voters to sign a statement saying that they intend to support the party's nominee before they are allowed to vote in the March 6 primary.
Republican presidential contender Newt Gingrich said Wednesday that a paid worker turned in fraudulent signatures to try to get him on the ballot in Virginia, while Texas. Gov. Rick Perry stepped up his legal effort to be included in the Old Dominion's March 6 primary.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry filed an emergency order Wednesday in federal court requiring Virginia's Board of Elections to place his name on the ballot for the state Republican presidential primary.
The chairman, Pat Mullins, noted that federal prosecutors are pursuing corruption charges against former Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell and suggested any failure to also investigate McAuliffe's actions would suggest a politically tinged double standard.
"If you and your staff open an investigation into Governor McAuliffe's actions regarding his appointments to the Virginia ABC Board, Virginians can rest easy, knowing that you and your team are non-partisan, public servants who simply pursue justice and public integrity for the betterment of the Commonwealth," Mullins wrote in the letter to Boente.