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  • The University Of Illinois’ Other On-Staff Terrorist (SLA's James Kilgore)

    06/29/2014 6:00:41 AM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 6/24/14 | Matt Kaufman
    **SNIP** But the worst of the SLA’s crimes came on April 21, 1975. That’s when Kilgore and three comrades, all wearing ski masks, rushed the Crocker National Bank in the Sacramento suburb of Carmichael, ordering customers to get down and clerks to turn over money. One SLA member, Emily Harris, fatally shot Myrna Lee Opsahl, who was depositing funds for her church. (Harris, though claiming in court that it was an accident, had dismissed her victim as “a bourgeois pig,” Hearst said.) Opsahl wasn’t the only fatality that day, Dey noted: “Court documents allege that during the robbery, Kilgore’s girlfriend...
  • Kilgore's Van Cliburn, American classical pianist, dies at 78

    02/27/2013 10:08:37 AM PST · by mnehring · 23 replies
    an Cliburn, the internationally celebrated pianist who grew up in Kilgore and whose triumph at a 1958 Moscow competition helped thaw the Cold War and launched a spectacular career that made him the rare classical musician to enjoy rock star status, has died. He was 78. Cliburn died early Wednesday at his Fort Worth home surrounded by loved ones following a battle with bone cancer, said his publicist and longtime friend Mary Lou Falcone. Cliburn made what would be his last public appearance in September at the 50th anniversary of the prestigious piano competition named for him. Speaking to the...
  • State attorney refuses to prosecute college student who was arrested after taping police

    02/18/2011 7:47:58 PM PST · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 10 replies
    WSTP ^ | 02/17/2011 | WSTP
    Tarpon Springs, Florida -- William Kilgore says he believes the Tarpon Springs Police Department wanted to intimidate him with his arrest in January when he and his friend, Tommy Frain, were taping a Tarpon Springs Police officer on the street. Frain says he believes there is no question the Tarpon Springs Police did something wrong. Pinellas State Attorney Bernie McCabe apparently agrees. His office refused to prosecute Kilgore, who refused to turn over his video camera.
  • UPDATE: Mail box bombs found in Rusk County, Longview

    03/31/2010 4:39:06 PM PDT · by brytlea · 14 replies · 443+ views
    Kilgore News Herald ^ | 3/31/2010 | J. LOUISE LARSON
    Mail box bombs found Tuesday in Rusk County and in Longview prompted the ATF and U.S. Postal Inspection Service to raise to $25,000 the reward leading to arrest and conviction of the suspect in a rash of mail box bombings in East Texas. With a pipe bomb-like device discovered in a residential home's mail box at Lake Cherokee around noon on Tuesday, another found in a bank of collection boxes at a business address and a similar device left not in a mail box at all but at a business site in Tyler on Monday, the perpetrator may be changing...
  • Top GOP Leaders Recruiting Kilgore to Challenge Boucher

    08/19/2009 7:11:28 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 27 replies · 874+ views
    Roll Call ^ | August 19, 2009 | John McArdle
    State Del. Terry Kilgore (R) acknowledged Wednesday that top Republican leaders in Washington, D.C., are encouraging him to challenge Rep. Rick Boucher (D) in the Southwestern Virginia 9th district next year. If he were to run, Kilgore would immediately be considered a top recruit in the conservative district, where Republicans have been frustrated by their inability to field a top-tier candidate to challenge the popular 14-term Congressman. House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-Va.) has talked to Kilgore “a couple of times” about a Congressional bid and National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Pete Sessions (Texas) has called to talk to Kilgore...
  • Hutchison named 'Porker of the Month'

    10/20/2009 12:36:19 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 11 replies · 810+ views
    Wane.com ^ | 10/20/2009 | Shane Allen
    AUSTIN (KXAN) - An anti-earmark group Tuesday named Texas Senator and Republican gubernatorial candidate Kay Bailey Hutchison as October's “ Porker of the Month .” The group gives out the title to lawmakers, government officials and political candidates it thinks “have shown a blatant disregard for the interests of taxpayers,” according to its website. The group said Hutchison has requested 149 earmarks worth $1.6 billion for fiscal year 2010. The Dallas Morning News reports that, by Hutcison’s own accounting, she has steered $8.7 billion to Texas in the past five years. Hutchison has argued if she hadn't secured those funds,...
  • Terry Kilgore Leading Rick Boucher!?!?!

    08/19/2009 3:26:57 AM PDT · by jay1949 · 50 replies · 1,541+ views
    Not Larry Sabato ^ | August 18, 2009 | Not Larry Sabato
    Hearing from some very good national R sources that the NRCC was polling the 9th district in the last few weeks. Apparently the environment is so bad out there that Delegate Terry Kilgore is leading Congressman Rick Boucher by 6 points!Background posts: "Boucher (D-VA9) Vacillates On Health Care Reform" - - http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2306593/posts "Boucher Responds To Carbon Tax Critics" - - http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2290344/posts
  • Last Captured SLA Member is Released From Prison

    05/11/2009 12:28:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies · 1,326+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 10, 2009 | Ari B. Bloomekatz
    James William Kilgore, the last captured member of the Symbionese Liberation Army, was released on parole Sunday morning from a Northern California prison. Kilgore, 61, was arrested in Cape Town, South Africa, in 2002 after almost three decades on the run. He was one of five SLA members who pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the 1975 death of Myrna Opsahl, a 42-year-old mother of four who was killed by a shotgun blast after she arrived at a suburban Sacramento bank. Kilgore apologized to Opsahl's family at his sentencing, saying he wished he could live that day over. He served...
  • Adult video store robbery suspects arrested (Must See Photos of Perps)

    04/14/2009 7:51:58 AM PDT · by mnehring · 76 replies · 5,210+ views
    Adult video store robbery suspects arrested Posted: April 13, 2009 02:58 PM Updated: April 13, 2009 06:51 PM Christopher Ray Fitzgerald John Scott Kincaid Posted by Ellen Krafve - emailKILGORE,TX - Police captured two suspects after they allegedly robbed Adult Video and DVD located at 1907 Industrial Ave. in Kilgore, early Monday morning.While police were in route to the video store, a description of the suspects and the suspect vehicle was given over the police radio. Kilgore Police Officer Rob Farnham located the vehicle near the Kilgore traffic circle. Officer Farnham, with the assistance of other Kilgore Police Officers, was able to stop...
  • [Virginia executes] Jamaican Native [Who] Shot Winchester Officer Ricky Timbrook in '99

    02/19/2009 10:02:01 PM PST · by freespirited · 3 replies · 499+ views
    Washpost ^ | 2/20/09 | Jerry Markon
    The killer of a Winchester police officer whose case became a flash point in the debate over Gov. Timothy M. Kaine's views on the death penalty was executed last night by lethal injection after Kaine declined to intervene. Edward N. Bell was ... pronounced dead at the Greensville Correctional Center at 9:11 p.m., said Larry Traylor, a spokesman for the Virginia Department of Corrections. Bell, 44, was convicted in the 1999 killing of Sgt. Ricky L. Timbrook, who was shot while chasing a probation violator. Although capital punishment has been the subject of long-standing debate in Virginia, the case had...
  • Palin Stays on the Offensive at Huge Va. Rally

    10/13/2008 1:05:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies · 2,487+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 10/13/08 | Juliet Eilperin
    GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin continued attacking Democratic nominee Barack Obama before a crowd of roughly 20,000 outside the Richmond International Raceway, while also promising that she and John McCain would help revive the U.S. economy. Suggesting that Obama would undermine a possible American victory in Iraq -- "Just once I would like to hear Barack Obama say he'd like America to win" -- Palin said the Democrat would jeopardize the economy further by raising taxes and expanding the federal government. SNIP Kilgore sought to bolster the mood of the crowd by attacking the media, suggesting reporters were trying...
  • Kilgore homeowner fights off armed invader

    10/09/2008 6:39:41 AM PDT · by mnehring · 5 replies · 583+ views
    A would-be robber invaded an East Texas home while the homeowner fights to keep him and his son alive. The home invasion happened in the 4500 block of FM 2204, east of Kilgore, around 7:00 this morning. Gregg County officials say an armed man entered the home in search of money, but left empty handed. Tuesday afternoon, the homeowner showed KLTV 7 LaKecia Shockley step by step how he survived his home invasion. "I slammed him into this wall here and I think that's when we fell on the floor. I wasn't going to let go of him. I had him...I wasn't...
  • Life after the campaign for Jerry Kilgore

    05/02/2006 9:10:06 AM PDT · by Corin Stormhands · 19 replies · 1,214+ views
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | April 30, 2006 | Warren Fiske
    RICHMOND - The intoxicating rush from campaigning returned to Jerry Kilgore's veins at a shopping mall, two weeks after he lost the gubernatorial election. The weekend excursion for Kilgore and his family was interrupted by dozens of people who kept stopping the recovering candidate to compliment his campaign and assure Kilgore they had voted for him.
  • Vanity: Am I the only one who think Mark Warner is full of it?

    11/09/2005 8:29:45 AM PST · by NapkinUser · 2 replies · 369+ views
    Vanity ^ | 11/09/2005 | NapkinUser
    Last night, after the Associated Press called the race for governor in Virginia for Tim Kaine, Mark Warner gave a speech. During the speech, Warner said something along the lines of "a big victory for democrats in Virginia." A big victory? Is Kaine winning alone a big victory, especially after he won by a much smaller margin than Warner is 2001? What about the republicans winning the Lt. Governor spot? What about the republicans winning the attorney general? Maybe not. After hearing more of Warner's speech, I heard him talk about "big pick-ups for democrats in the house of delegates."...
  • Virginia Election 2005 Live Thread

    11/08/2005 4:59:49 PM PST · by youthgonewild · 173 replies · 12,668+ views
    youthgonewild
    Discuss the results of the Virginia election as results come in. The governor's race is especially important, but there are also races for Lieutenant Governor and Attorney General. Also, there are significant House of Delegates races Virginia Election Results in Real Time
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos) - 11.8.05

    11/08/2005 3:35:57 PM PST · by ohioWfan · 238 replies · 3,181+ views
    Whitehouse.gov, Yahoo.com | 11.8.05 | ohioWfan
    Last night, President and Mrs. Bush arrived home safely from their trip to South and Central America, and made a campaign stop for Jerry Kilgore in Virginia before arriving back at the White House. Today, President Bush welcomed the 2005 Nobel Prize winners in the Oval Office at the White House, and also announced the National Medal of Arts Recipients and National Humanities Medal Recipients , who will be presented with their awards at the White House on Thursday. . Enjoy your trip to Sanity Island on the Daily Dose!!
  • Virginia Is for Close-Race Lovers

    11/08/2005 2:46:16 PM PST · by freespirited · 24 replies · 1,310+ views
    NRO ^ | 11/08/05 | Robert Moran
    Virginians go to the polls today (open from 6 A.M. to 7 P.M.) to vote for governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, and candidates for the house of delegates. The big fight everyone’s focused on is the gubernatorial race where Governor Mark Warner’s Democratic successor, Tim Kaine, is running against Republican Attorney General and George Allen Protégé Jerry Kilgore. To make matters more interesting, a third-party candidate, Russ Potts, has decided to waste his (and our) time tilting at electoral windmills and scrambling political calculations. Potts is a Republican in Name Only from Winchester. What will happen when the polls close...
  • Early Exit Poll Results: Kaine 69%, Kilgore 25% - Corzine 81%, Forrester 16% (Humor)

    11/08/2005 11:59:39 AM PST · by TitansAFC · 47 replies · 2,587+ views
    VNS ^ | 11-8-05 | TitansAFC
    For those of us following the recent history of exit polls, the headline is all you need to read to get the joke. ;-) Go Forrester!!! Go Kilgore!!! Pull the upsets, gentlemen!!!
  • Today's Voting Could Be Test for GOP(Every Freeper please get out and vote for Kilgore today!)

    11/08/2005 9:54:42 AM PST · by SC33 · 24 replies · 945+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | November 8, 2005 | Mark Kennedy
    U.S. Sen. Jon Corzine (news, bio, voting record) acknowledged a little nervousness as he voted Tuesday in his race for governor of New Jersey, one of several contests being closely monitored for evidence of how the GOP's recent struggles are influencing voters. ADVERTISEMENT Tuesday's voting in New Jersey concluded a campaign that featured more personal attacks than actual talk about the issues. The races there and in Virginia — together the biggest contests in this off-year election season — broke spending records in both states, got progressively nasty and yet remained close. Several New Jersey voters said Tuesday they were...
  • President's Remarks at a Virginia Victory Rally

    11/08/2005 8:26:52 AM PST · by advance_copy · 5 replies · 545+ views
    White House ^ | 11/7/05 | President George W. Bush
    THE PRESIDENT: Thank you all very much. (Applause.) Thanks for the kind introduction, "Governor." (Applause.) We're not taking anything for granted. Laura and I are here to ask you to turn out the vote tomorrow for Jerry Kilgore as the governor. (Applause.) I want to thank you all for coming out tonight. I remember what it's like to be right there on election eve. This man has worked his heart out. He has traveled the great Commonwealth of Virginia talking common sense to the voters. (Applause.) And now it's your time. He's counting on you to get out and turn...
  • My Virginia predictions: Why I believe Kilgore will beat Kaine

    11/07/2005 1:53:47 PM PST · by SirLinksalot · 60 replies · 1,831+ views
    RedState.org ^ | 11/07/2005 | Chad Dotson
    My Virginia predictions By: Chad Dotson Section: Election 2005 Since I know you are all anxious for my predictions on this year's statewide races in Virginia, now is the time to go on the record, I suppose. Before I begin, however, let me mention that you have until midnight to enter the Election Day Prediction Contest. Prize to the winner! Now, to my predictions: Let's begin with the race for Governor, since that seems to be the only race that anyone is mildly interested in, and I stress the word "mildly." I don't expect that we'll see very high turnout...
  • Kaine, Gov. Warner rally supporters (SurveyUSA: Kaine "narrowly" ahead of Kilgore)

    11/07/2005 10:39:25 AM PST · by GOPGuide · 46 replies · 1,151+ views
    WSLS ^ | Nov 7, 2005 | WSLS
    Lt. Governor Tim Kaine and Governor Mark Warner start thier cross state campaign tour in Roanoke this morning, working to get last minute votes for Tuesday's election. Our own 10 On Your Side/Survey USA poll, as well as others across the state, show Kaine has a slight lead within the margin of error over Republican candidate, and former Virginia Attorney General, Jerry Kilgore. "We really feel a sense of momentum about the race right now," Kaine said thsis morning. When we asked him about possible disappointment in counting on that momentum, Kaine responded, "It doesn't happen on automatic. It's all...
  • Virginia Campaign News - Monday, November 7, 2005 - Thread XXVIII - THIS IS IT!

    11/07/2005 6:32:51 AM PST · by Corin Stormhands · 49 replies · 1,800+ views
    various | November 7, 2005 | various
    Weekly wrapup of Virginia Campaign News. Post 'em if you've got 'em... Last Week's Thread: Virginia Campaign News - October, 31 2005 - Thread XXVII - EIGHT MORE DAYS!This is it folks. Don't stop now! Let's use this thread for campaign updates and to take us through Election Night. Ping folks here as you get the news. Thanks. Now get back to the phones!
  • Bush to campaign for Kilgore Monday; latest poll numbers

    11/06/2005 9:29:18 AM PST · by caryatid · 18 replies · 854+ views
    NBC12 News [Richmond, VA] ^ | Friday, November 4, 2005
    Jerry Kilgore will get some big name support on Monday. President Bush is expected to be in town campaigning for Kilgore in their first public campaign appearance together in Richmond. The White House confirms Bush will appear briefly with Kilgore at Richmond International Airport Monday evening. Kilgore told The Associated Press in Charlottesville Friday that the president made the offer to come to Virginia. Kilgore added he thinks “Virginia has benefited from his presidency.” With Election Day on Tuesday, the two leading candidates for governor are criss-crossing the state as a new poll out Friday shows Republican Jerry Kilgore...
  • VA: Kaine 49% Kilgore 46%

    11/04/2005 8:34:56 PM PST · by caryatid · 10 replies · 653+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | November 4, 2005
    November 4, 2005--Heading into the final weekend of Election 2005, Democrat Tim Kaine has a narrow lead over Republican Jerry Kilgore in the race to be Virginia's next Governor. The latest Rasmussen Reports election poll shows Kaine with 49% of the vote while Kilgore attracts 46%. This is the first time all year that either candidate has reached 49% in a Rasmussen Reports poll. The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted November 2. The survey's margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points, with a 95% level of confidence. Demographic Details are available for Premium Members. State Senator...
  • VA: Kaine 49% Kilgore 46%

    11/04/2005 6:18:57 AM PST · by DarthVader · 139 replies · 4,258+ views
    November 4, 2005--Heading into the final weekend of Election 2005, Democrat Tim Kaine has a narrow lead over Republican Jerry Kilgore in the race to be Virginia's next Governor. The latest Rasmussen Reports election poll shows Kaine with 49% of the vote while Kilgore attracts 46%. This is the first time all year that either candidate has reached 49% in a Rasmussen Reports poll. The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted November 2. The survey's margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points, with a 95% level of confidence. Demographic Details are available for Premium Members. State Senator...
  • Governor race vital to Allen, Warner

    11/04/2005 7:09:22 PM PST · by caryatid · 29 replies · 630+ views
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | November 4, 2005 | Christina Bellantoni
    The gubernatorial election Tuesday in Virginia is as much about Gov. Mark Warner and U.S. Sen. George Allen as it is about the candidates. A win by Republican Jerry W. Kilgore would help top supporter Mr. Allen, a Virginia Republican who faces re-election next year. A win for Democrat Timothy M. Kaine would further the presidential ambitions of Mr. Warner, a Democrat. Mr. Kilgore and Mr. Kaine remain very close in the polls. A statewide Rasmussen Reports survey released yesterday to The Washington Times showed Mr. Kaine with a three percentage point lead, a one-point increase since the firm's Oct....
  • VIRGINIA STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS SANCTIONS KAINE CAMPAIGN - Refers for Prosecution

    11/04/2005 9:46:28 AM PST · by ReagansRaiders · 29 replies · 1,275+ views
    Republican Governors Association ^ | 11/04/2005 | RGA Press Release
    Friday November 4, 2005 RGA Press Release VIRGINIA STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS SANCTIONS KAINE CAMPAIGN Refers to Commonwealth's Attorney for Potential Prosecution WASHINGTON, DC - This morning the Virginia State Board of Elections, in an emergency meeting called to examine Tim Kaine's deceptive campaign mailer, issued the strongest possible penalty against the Kaine campaign for violation of Virginia Law, as well as referred the matter to the Commonwealth's Attorney to further investigate whether the illegal mailer was intentional, and therefore subject to criminal penalties. The Board of Elections, in response to a complaint filed by the Republican Governors Association ("RGA")...
  • The conservative case for Kilgore, by Ken Cuccinelli

    11/03/2005 5:25:24 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 3 replies · 336+ views
    Op Ed from Washington Times The conservative case for Kilgore TODAY'S COLUMNIST By Ken Cuccinelli November 3, 2005 Next week's gubernatorial election results will determine the principal direction of our state government in the near future. We will either continue to grow the government with increased taxes and spending, along with more state control over the lives of individuals, or we will change course by reining in taxes and spending, and protecting personal rights and freedoms. All concerned Virginians, but most particularly conservatives, should vote for Jerry Kilgore for governor on Tuesday. There are conservative Republicans, Democrats and independents in...
  • Michael Schiavo endorses Kaine

    11/02/2005 6:04:41 PM PST · by republicangel · 121 replies · 1,829+ views
    Virginian Pilot ^ | Nov. 2, 2005 | BOB LEWIS
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Michael Schiavo, who was at the center of a passionate national end-of-life debate when his brain-damaged wife, Terri, died in March, endorsed Democrat Tim Kaine for governor Wednesday. "I have seen firsthand what can happen when a governor disagrees with a single citizen. In Florida, Gov. Jeb Bush abused the power of his office in an attempt to replace my personal family decisions with his own opinions and political grandstanding," Schiavo wrote a six-paragraph statement distributed by a Democratic political consulting firm in Miami. Conservatives vilified Schiavo for ordering the removal of the feeding tube that...
  • New Washington Post Poll Gets it Wrong ... Again

    11/02/2005 6:32:08 AM PST · by NapkinUser · 21 replies · 935+ views
    Kilgore for Governor ^ | 10/30/2005 | Ken Hutcheson
    There are some things you can count on. The sun will rise in the east. Night will follow day. Birds will fly south for the winter. And the final Washington Post poll of a Virginia gubernatorial campaign will be slanted against the Republican candidate in an effort to suppress Republican turnout. The Washington Post released its findings today and shows Tim Kaine with a 47-to-44 lead over Jerry Kilgore, a statistical tie when the margin of error of 3% is considered. On its face, the poll may indicate one thing or another. But if you reflect for a moment on...
  • Kilgore Vows To Be Tough on Gangs and Widen I-66

    11/01/2005 5:14:56 AM PST · by smartin · 41 replies · 663+ views
    TimesDispatch.com ^ | Nov. 1, 2005 | PAUL BRADLEY
    ARLINGTON -- The traffic-congested, vote-rich suburbs of Northern Virginia have become a chief emphasis for Republican gubernatorial candidate Jerry W. Kilgore as his campaign for Virginia's governorship enters its final week. A day after a Washington Post poll showed Democratic candidate Timothy W. Kaine inching ahead of Kilgore statewide -- by 3 points, the poll's margin of error and comfortably in front in Northern Virginia, the Republican came to the region and emphasized two hot regional issues transportation and illegal immigration. Kilgore said he plans to spend parts of at least four days in Northern Virginia in the campaign's final...
  • Wash. Post does it's best to boost Kaine in VA Gov. Race

    10/31/2005 6:21:02 PM PST · by NavVet · 2 replies · 318+ views
    RNC E-mail | 30 Oct 05 | RNC E-mail
    To Kilgore for Governor Supporters From Ken Hutcheson, Campaign Manager Virginians For Jerry Kilgore Date October 30, 2005 Re Washington Post Poll There are some things you can count on. The sun will rise in the east. Night will follow day. Birds will fly south for the winter. And the final Washington Post poll of a Virginia gubernatorial campaign will be slanted against the Republican candidate in an effort to suppress Republican turnout. The Washington Post released its findings today and shows Tim Kaine with a 47-to-44 lead over Jerry Kilgore, a statistical tie when the margin of error of...
  • Virginia Campaign News - October, 31 2005 - Thread XXVII - EIGHT MORE DAYS!

    10/31/2005 6:24:20 AM PST · by Corin Stormhands · 44 replies · 2,021+ views
    various | October 31, 2005 | various
    Weekly wrapup of Virginia Campaign News. Post 'em if you've got 'em... Last Week's Thread: Virginia Campaign News - October, 24 2005 - Thread XXVI - 2 more weeks From the RTD: Kaine's record left praise, questions by Gordon Hickey and Tyler WhitleyTimothy M. Kaine wasn't supposed to be mayor of Richmond.Kilgore: focused on criminal-justice by Frank Green and Tyler WhitleyRepublican gubernatorial candidate Jerry W. Kilgore's tough-on-crime talk on the campaign trail reflects a career spent dealing largely with public-safety issues.Candidate speaks about his faith He urges congregation in Chesterfield to trust in God, to trust government leaders by...
  • Anti-tax 'purists' to shun Kilgore

    10/31/2005 5:24:22 AM PST · by ReaganLegion · 59 replies · 740+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | October 31, 2005 | Christina Bellantoni
    Some Virginia anti-tax activists and others are so frustrated with Republican candidate Jerry W. Kilgore that they are vowing not to vote in the governor's race. These voters say Mr. Kilgore has alienated them and others in his conservative base because he is playing to centrist voters on taxes and social issues. Out of party loyalty, the voters say, they will vote for Republican candidates in the lieutenant governor and attorney general's races, but will not go as far as voting for Democrat Timothy M. Kaine for governor. John Taylor, president of the Virginia Institute for Public Policy, agrees that...
  • Virginia Governor's Race Close, Polls Show

    10/30/2005 5:21:13 AM PST · by ReaganLegion · 16 replies · 798+ views
    Washington Post ^ | October 30, 2005 | BOB LEWIS
    RICHMOND, Va. -- Democrat Tim Kaine and Republican Jerry Kilgore are in a tight race for governor, two new statewide polls show. In a poll conducted by The Washington Post and published in Sunday's editions, 47 percent of respondents said they would vote for Kaine, while 44 percent said they would vote for Kilgore. However, the poll had a margin of error of plus or minus three percentage points. "This is going to be a very close race that goes down to the wire," Kaine spokesman Mo Elleithee said. The newspaper said 1,004 likely voters were surveyed from Oct. 23...
  • Kaine Stirs Up Abortion Issue, While Kilgore Targets Ad Use

    10/29/2005 11:46:41 AM PDT · by Aetius · 6 replies · 502+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 10-27-05 | Michael Shears & Robert Barnes
    .....At the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce debate in mid-September, moderator and NBC journalist Tim Russert asked whether Kilgore would ban abortion if a new Supreme Court gave him the chance. "That's a hypothetical question," Kilgore responded, adding that he wouldn't answer a hypothetical. Russert then asked if he would sign or veto a tax increase. "I'd veto a tax increase that wasn't approved in a referendum," Kilgore said. "That's a hypothetical question!" Russert thundered, prompting laughter from the audience. ......Both candidates also turned to rising stars in their respective parties for help. Kaine tapped Michigan Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm...
  • Ad Attacks Kaine on Immigrant Issues

    10/29/2005 10:33:53 AM PDT · by johnmecainrino · 14 replies · 412+ views
    Washington Post ^ | October 29, 2005 | Chris Jenkins
    Ad Attacks Kaine on Immigrant Issues Kilgore Commercial Misrepresents Lt. Governor's Views, His Campaign Says RICHMOND, Oct. 28 -- Republican gubernatorial candidate Jerry W. Kilgore unveiled a television ad Friday evening that focuses on immigration and blasts Democrat Timothy M. Kaine for supporting taxpayer-financed day-laborer centers and in-state tuition discounts for undocumented immigrants. Kaine's campaign responded immediately, saying that the commercial misrepresents the lieutenant governor's views. Aides to gubernatorial candidate Jerry W. Kilgore (R) say they believe that his stands against illegal immigration will help him in Northern Virginia.
  • Kilgore sees GOP woes erode lead for Governor

    10/29/2005 5:33:21 AM PDT · by ReaganLegion · 30 replies · 965+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | October 28, 2005 | Stephen Dinan and Christina Bellantoni
    Republicans' national political problems have left Jerry Kilgore campaigning against a "head wind" in the race for the post of Virginia's governor. Over the past two months Mr. Kilgore's lead in the polls over Democrat Tim Kaine has slipped away, as the national Republican Party has faced indictments, investigations, a Supreme Court nominee forced to withdraw and a president bruised over his handling of Hurricane Katrina and his spending plans for rebuilding the Gulf Coast,. "One, there is a head wind. Two, it's not helpful," said Chris LaCivita, a Republican strategist who has run statewide campaigns in Virginia. "It's not...
  • VA: Kaine 46% Kilgore 44% (Rasmussen)

    10/28/2005 11:48:58 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 66 replies · 1,777+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | October 28, 2005
    October 28, 2005--For the first time this year, Tim Kaine has moved ahead of Jerry Kilgore in a Rasmussen Reports election poll.Kaine, the Democrat, now earns 46% of the vote while Kilgore attracts 44% in the race to be Virginia's next Governor. State Senator Russell Potts attracts 4% of the vote, up from 2% a week ago.While Kaine now has a two point advantage, the race remains too close to call. The survey's margin of sampling error is +/- 4.5 percentage points, with a 95% level of confidence.In the previous Rasmussen Reports election poll, Kilgore had a two percentage point...
  • Washington Times endorses Kilgore for Governor

    10/27/2005 7:46:05 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 25 replies · 749+ views
    Jerry Kilgore for governor Published October 27, 2005 Eleven days from now, Virginia voters will choose between two starkly different candidates for governor: The Republican nominee, former state attorney general and state secretary for public safety, Jerry Kilgore, is an energetic conservative and a proven leader who has worked tirelessly to make Virginia a safer place by bringing lawbreakers to justice. He has also proven his willingness to challenge those in his own party (particularly the Republicans-in-name-only who dominate the state Senate) who seem obsessed with the idea that Virginians need tax increases. The Democrat, Lt. Gov. Tim Kaine, isn't...
  • Kaine, Dukakis, and Capital Punishment (Virginia Governor's Race)

    10/26/2005 11:59:44 PM PDT · by freespirited · 1 replies · 418+ views
    When it comes to the death penalty, Virginia Lt. Gov. Tim Kaine is in danger of morphing into the 2005 version of Michael Dukakis. ... Indeed, few issues have defined Mr. Kaine's legal and political careers as much as his opposition to the death penalty. When running for lieutenant governor in 2001, Mr. Kaine supported a moratorium on executions. When Mr. Kaine moved to Richmond to practice law, he contacted death-penalty foes and volunteered to assist death-row inmates in appealing their cases. One of his first clients was Richard Whitley, who was executed in 1987 for the rape and murder...
  • Statement of Jerry Kilgore Regarding the Death of Rosa Parks

    10/26/2005 7:02:01 AM PDT · by NapkinUser · 2 replies · 350+ views
    Jerry Kilgore for Governor ^ | 10/25/2005 | Tim Murtaugh
    RICHMOND Former Virginia Attorney General and Republican nominee for Governor Jerry Kilgore today issued the following statement regarding the death of civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks: "From the day she refused to give up her bus seat to a white passenger in Montgomery, Alabama in 1955, Rosa Parks has been rightly known as the 'Mother of the Civil Rights Movement.' Her death at age 92 reminds us that our society's links to a time period of open discrimination are not as distant as we would like them to be. And her example will always serve to remind us of the...
  • Kilgore for Governor Car to Run at Martinsville Sunday

    10/24/2005 11:29:15 PM PDT · by NapkinUser · 9 replies · 261+ views
    Kilgore for Governor ^ | 10/19/2005 | Tim Murtaugh
    Hermie Sadler to Drive #66 Peak Performance Ford Taurus in Nextel Cup Subway 500 MARTINSVILLE - Former Attorney General and Republican gubernatorial nominee Jerry Kilgore will sponsor the "Kilgore for Governor" car at Martinsville Speedway's Nextel Cup Subway 500 Sunday as Virginia native Hermie Sadler will drive the Number 66 Ford Taurus powered by Roush-Yates racing. The Kilgore campaign logo has been featured on two other Nextel Cup cars this season, but this will mark the first time Kilgore's campaign has been the primary sponsor of a car. This is believed to be the first time a statewide candidate has...
  • VA: Kilgore 48% Kaine 46% (Rasmussen)

    10/24/2005 1:53:22 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 33 replies · 1,040+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | October 24, 2005
    October 24, 2005--The race to succeed Mark Warner as Governor of Virginia remains too close to call.Republican Jerry Kilgore attracts 48% of the statewide vote while Democrat Tim Kaine earns 46%. Independent candidate Russell Potts is poised to earn just 2% of the vote. The margin of sampling error for the survey is +/- 4.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.In the previous Rasmussen Reports election poll, Kilgore also had a two percentage point advantage, 46% to 44%. In late September, the two leading candidates were tied at 45%.This is the second 2005 Virginia election poll with "leaners"...
  • Virginia Campaign News - October, 24 2005 - Thread XXVI - 2 more weeks

    10/24/2005 6:29:17 AM PDT · by Corin Stormhands · 33 replies · 1,609+ views
    various | October 24, 2005 | various
    Weekly wrapup of Virginia Campaign News. Post 'em if you've got 'em... Last Week's Thread: Virginia Campaign News - October, 17 2005 - Thread XXV - 3 more weeks From the RTD: Education tops list of candidates' concerns Kaine leading on budget; Kilgore on law & order by Jeffy SchapiroReadying to pick a new governor, most Virginians say their choice will be guided by which candidate is strongest on education, the budget and transportation -- not the topic du jour: the death penalty. I think the emphasis on the Death Penalty is only backfiring in Jeffy's imagination. Kilgore's response...
  • Kilgore 48% Kaine 46%

    10/24/2005 5:30:53 AM PDT · by moose2004 · 31 replies · 1,107+ views
    Rasmussen Report ^ | 10/23/05 | moose2004
    Virginia Governor's Race Too Close to call
  • Our Choices in Virginia (Surprise Surprise...WaPo Endorses Kaine for Governor)

    10/23/2005 2:44:59 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 15 replies · 613+ views
    Washington Post ^ | October 23, 2005 | The Editors
    THIS YEAR'S gubernatorial race in Virginia has lacked a compelling theme or personality. Much of the contest has been driven by wedge issues and other distractions divorced from most voters' central concerns. Both major candidates have avoided straight talk about the cost of improving the state's road network and other priorities. But all that should not obscure this basic conclusion: Lt. Gov. Timothy M. Kaine, the Democratic candidate, would make a much better governor than former attorney general Jerry W. Kilgore, the Republican. Possessed of an agile, incisive mind and slightly allergic to the allure of sound-bite politics, Mr. Kaine...
  • Stakes Are High in N.J., Va. Governor Races

    10/22/2005 9:21:36 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 425+ views
    Fox News ^ | October 22, 2005 | Greg Simmons
    WASHINGTON — The national Democratic and Republican parties are pouring millions of dollars into the New Jersey and Virginia governors' races, hoping the November elections will determine more than the top state government executives in those states for the next four years.
  • Virginia Elections: what's the REAL status ?

    10/19/2005 8:00:55 AM PDT · by Salgak · 17 replies · 757+ views
    Self | 10/19/05 | self
    OK, we keep hearing the Governor's race is neck and neck, with Tim Kaine possibly ahead. Heck, I live in NoVa, and have YET to hear one Jerry Kilgore ad, and yet hear 4-5 Tim Kaine ads on the drive in and the drive home. So I'm getting a bit worried. Any GOOD, RELIABLE sources of how not just the Governor's race, but Lt. Governor (I **hate** Lesbian, excuse me, Leslie Byrne with a passion), Attorney General, and the General Assembly as well ? I'm actually worried that with Warner in the Governor's office, and the current crop of RINOs...