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President wants everyone but himself to pay more
Topic - Stephen Farnsworth
Democrat Terry McAuliffe, struggling to create a positive image for himself in Virginia's governor race, is setting the stage to shift the dirty work of negative advertising this fall to others.
Former Virginia Rep. Virgil H. Goode Jr.'s bid for the White House as the Constitution Party's nominee could help resuscitate a political career cut short by a razor-thin loss in 2008 — but it also carries the risk of tipping the scales toward President Obama in the all-important swing state.
Former Hawaii Gov. Linda Lingle is chasing surfers for their votes in Hawaii _ channel surfers.
George Allen, the odds-on favorite to win Virginia's GOP Senate primary Tuesday, is already working feverishly to win over the coveted independent vote for a high-stakes November matchup with Democrat Tim Kaine that will help determine the balance of power in the U.S. Senate come January.
Mitt Romney won Virginia's Republican presidential primary on Tuesday but with less than overwhelming support, in a race that highlighted the difficulty the former Massachusetts governor has had in consolidating support among rank-and-file GOP voters.
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's legacy is on the line as the General Assembly convenes Wednesday to take up initiatives that would plug money into the state's retirement system, its schools and its crumbling infrastructure while considering Republican-backed measures to streamline government and strengthen personal property laws.
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's Republican Governors Association hauled in a record $44.7 million last year, far outpacing the Democratic Governors Association's $20 million in the latest chapter of Mr. McDonnell's rivalry with Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley.
Virginia will again play a big role in presidential-year elections that in 2012 include perhaps the country's marquee Senate race, while Maryland Democrats face a potentially bruising primary before trying to increase their ranks in Congress.
The voters may not be in agreement with his policies but Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell continues to see his job-approval ratings climb.
Virginia Republicans appear to be casting an early gaze toward two governors — Rick Perry of Texas and Mitt Romney, formerly of Massachusetts — as the field for their party's presidential nomination sharpens into focus, state Republicans and political observers said Tuesday.
Like many political observers, Farnsworth says tea party challengers aren't likely to win their races but can still score a victory in pushing the Republican party rightward.
"The odds are going to favor the establishment candidate in all of these races, but if you're a tea party activist you're never going to find a better opportunity to be heard," he said.