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  • Mark Warner now has Senate email address

    01/13/2009 11:08:38 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 7 replies · 2,002+ views
    Mark Warner now has an email address in the Senate. That email is We need to write him he remembers the conservative nature of the voters in Virginia. His address in DC and phone info is: B40C DIRKSEN SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510 DC Phone: 202-224-2023 DC Fax: 202-224-2530 PS Jim Webb has no email but does have a webform for messages:
  • Top Ten Christian Bashing Incidents of '08

    01/06/2009 11:10:26 AM PST · by NYer · 25 replies · 1,028+ views
    CMR ^ | January 6, 2009 | matthew archbold
    A San Francisco Catholic Church had swastikas and other nasty things spray painted on its walls this week due to the Church's stance on Prop 8. As we all know, the cultural elite of this country have adopted a sickening tone of anti-Christianity recently and it only seems to be getting worse. With that in mind I noticed that the Christian Anti-Defamation Commission (CADC) prepared a Top Ten list of the most egregious acts of Christian Bashing in American in 2008. #10: Jack Black Musical Video In a short video posted on entitled, "Prop 8 The Musical," an all...
  • Gun sales skyrocket as Obama’s inauguration nears

    12/28/2008 11:48:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies · 1,850+ views
    Mike Massie got his first shotgun at the age of 10. Guns have been in Massie’s life since he was 5 years old and trudging along beside his father carrying an unloaded shotgun. His children know how to handle weapons; he even purchased his nephew’s first shotgun when the boy was just one month old. That’s why the Lynchburg resident is worried about what will happen to gun-control laws when President-elect Barack Obama takes office next month. “I feel that I have the right to bear arms legally to defend myself, my family and my property,” Massie said. “I don’t...
  • Close the loophole

    12/27/2008 8:34:11 AM PST · by marktwain · 23 replies · 936+ views ^ | 26 December, 2008 | Digg
    Earlier this month, the Virginia State Crime Commission danced back from an opportunity to help reduce crime. It declined — let's hope temporarily — to recommend that the General Assembly close the gun-show loophole. Loophole? Gun-rights advocates never tire of arguing that there's no such thing. There is indeed. Federal and state law require that people buying guns from licensed dealers undergo background checks. It's the front line in the effort to make sure that those whom the state and nation believe shouldn't own guns — convicted felons, the mentally ill, abusive spouses, for example — can't buy them. But...
  • RNC Chair Candidates Respond to Morton Blackwell's Questionnaire

    12/23/2008 10:12:52 AM PST · by ConservativeDude · 10 replies · 902+ views ^ | December 23, 200811 | Matt Lewis
    I have obtained a copy of the long-awaited and highly-anticipated responses to RNC Committeeman Morton C. Blackwell's questionnaire. All six declared RNC Chair candidates responded. The answers are below: Questionnaire for Candidates for Chairman of the Republican National Committee Prepared and distributed to candidates for RNC chairman November 25, 2008, by Morton C. Blackwell, Virginia Republican National Committeeman, 3128 N. 17th St., Arlington, VA 22201, res. xxx-xxx-xxxx, off. xxx-xxx-xxxx The 37 questions are in bold. The answers are just as provided by Saul Anuzis of Michigan, Ken Blackwell of Ohio, Katon Dawson of South Carolina, Mike Duncan of Kentucky, John...
  • Mark Warner wants your ideas.....BARF ALERT

    12/22/2008 7:06:29 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 10 replies · 550+ views
    Friend -- In the weeks since the election, I've had an opportunity to talk to folks around the state to get a sense of what they would like to see from our leaders in Washington. If this election has proven anything, it's that Virginians and Americans want leaders who focus less on partisan ideology and more on finding solutions that produce results that will get this economy back on the right track. In my conversations across the state, I've heard from community, academic and business leaders who are all focused on the economic downturn and who have all shared new...
  • US HR VA-5 Recount: Tom Perriello's(D) win is official [over incumbent Virgil Goode Jr.(R)]

    12/19/2008 4:48:58 PM PST · by flattorney · 14 replies · 810+ views
    Martinsville Bulletin ^ | December 18, 2008 | Staff
    - - He will be congressman by a margin of 727 votes Congressman-elect Tom Perriello promised to continue his “double shift” working for the 5th District’s needs in Washington after being certified the winner of the congressional race Wednesday by a court in Albemarle County. A three-judge panel certified the final margin of victory at 727 votes, with 158,810 for Perriello and 158,083 for Republican incumbent Virgil Goode Jr. The recount found 250 vote changes, with Goode having a net gain of 18 votes. The recount began Tuesday with local election officials rechecking results in the district’s 22 localities. They...
  • Goode: Recount should include military ballots [VA 5th District, recount on 12/16]

    12/13/2008 12:42:42 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 14 replies · 1,440+ views
    The News-Virginian, Waynesboro, Va. ^ | 2008-12-11 | Brian McNeill
    Facing the loss of his seat, U.S. Rep. Virgil H. Goode Jr. said Thursday that all late-arriving absentee ballots cast by U.S. troops overseas should be counted as part of next week’s recount in his 5th District race. A federal judge in Richmond ruled Tuesday that Virginia’s State Board of Elections violated the law by mailing out absentee ballots to military voters too late for them to send back their ballot by Election Day. However, the judge added that the 4,750 such ballots across the state need not be counted, as they would not change the outcome of any race...
  • Gerry Connolly:The Congressman From the Muslim Brotherhood

    12/07/2008 2:52:31 PM PST · by Shellybenoit · 16 replies · 805+ views
    Yidwithlid ^ | 12/6/08 | Yidwithlid
    Remember Gerry Connolly, Democrat rep for the Jihad is on the take for CAIR's. Remember it was Connolly who offered strong defense of the Islamic school in Fairfax Va, that teaches jihad, Islamic Jew hatred and aids and abets child sexual molestation) See Here. Connolly, was just elected congressman from Virginia's 11th District -- offered a strong defense of the school and accused the school's critics of slander during the meeting in which the lease was approved. At that time it was discovered that during the democratic primary Connolly was took donations from “Nehad Hammad”the Executive Director of the Council...
  • Va. GOP chief: Obama remark was stupid but true

    12/03/2008 4:45:35 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 24 replies · 920+ views ^ | December 2, 2008 | Bob Lewis
    Virginia's Republican chairman said Tuesday that his remark tying Democrat Barack Obama to Osama bin Laden during the presidential campaign was stupid, but he refused to apologize. During the campaign, GOP head Jeff Frederick told a small group of Republican volunteers that "both Barack Obama and Osama bin Laden have friends that have bombed the Pentagon." The remark, a reference to Obama's ties years ago to 1960s-era radical William Ayers, was condemned by Democrats and Republicans after it was published in Time magazine. Ayers was a founder of the Weather Underground, a radical, Vietnam War-era group that claimed responsibility for...
  • Thousands more in 5 cities seek school lunch assistance

    11/30/2008 1:14:55 PM PST · by fightinJAG · 35 replies · 926+ views
    Virginian-Pilot ^ | Nov 30, 2008 | Lauren Roth
    Across South Hampton Roads, thousands more families have signed up for subsid ized school lunches for their children. "It'd be safe to say that has somethi ng to do with the economy," said Jay Ratliff, director of food services for the Virginia Beach school system, which is serving 2,000 more free or reduced-price lunches each weekday than it served last year. In the five cities, the percentage of students getting free or subsidized lunches - generally for 40 cents or less - has risen for two years, with the largest increases this fall. The need extends beyond the school doors.
  • Record Sales at Dulles Gun Show [VA]

    11/25/2008 8:34:39 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 7 replies · 1,388+ views
    McClean Connection ^ | 11-25-2008 | Julia O'Donoghue
    Fear of gun control under Obama drives firearms purchases. Ever since Barack Obama won the presidential election, Dusty Medor’s phone has been ringing off the hook. Medor, a soft-spoken bearded gunsmith, runs D & J Gun Repair out of his home in Sterling. Prior to the election, he saw sales dropping a bit, which he attributed mostly to the lagging economy. Now, business is booming so much that he is struggling to restock merchandise fast enough for customers. Gun sales are not only up but Medor is also overseeing more online "transfers," when a person has purchased a gun over...
  • Perriello Wins House Seat [VA--5th District]

    11/24/2008 10:21:34 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 67 replies · 4,991+ views
    The State Board of Elections has certified challenger Tom Perriello as the winner over Republican Congressman Virgil Goode. The board today certified Perriello as the winner by 745 votes in the 5th District congressional race. Goode is entitled to a recount if he chooses.
  • Democrats Add Suburbs to Their Growing Coalition

    11/23/2008 4:54:17 PM PST · by neverdem · 45 replies · 1,523+ views
    Washington Post ^ | November 6, 2008 | Alec MacGillis and Jon Cohen
    After President Bush's reelection in 2004, top strategist Karl Rove proclaimed the arrival of a permanent Republican majority. Just four years later, the results from Sen. Barack Obama's definitive victory suggest that the opposite may be underway. The Democrats appear to have built a majority across a wide, and expanding, share of the electorate -- young voters, Hispanics and other ethnic minorities, and highly educated whites in growing metropolitan areas. The Republicans appear at the moment to be marginalized, hanging on to a coalition that may shrink with time -- older, working-class and rural white voters, increasingly concentrated in the...
  • Hearing Set For McCain Lawsuit Against Va Election Board

    11/17/2008 7:50:34 AM PST · by winoneforthegipper · 16 replies · 969+ views
    ap ^ | Nov 17, 2008 10:27 AM EST | ap
    A hearing is set for Monday on a lawsuit that seeks to compel Virginia election officials to count late absentee ballots from U.S. troops serving overseas.
  • Registration drive credited for flipping Chesapeake to Obama

    11/11/2008 11:38:33 AM PST · by fightinJAG · 8 replies · 208+ views
    Virginian-Pilot ^ | Nov 11, 2008 | Mike Saewitz
    Jimmy Carter was the last Democratic presidential candidate to win over Chesapeake voters. That was 1976. So it surprised a few people when Barack Obama edged by Republican John McCain in Chesapeake last week by 1,369 votes. Chesapeake has been a conservative stronghold for three decades. But on Nov. 4, this traditionally Republican city turned blue - and local Democrats say the Obama victory here was no stroke of luck. With the help of paid Obama staffers who swooped in to Chesapeake in the months leading up to the election, Democrats say, they made an organized effort to increase the...
  • Jim Moran (D-Va): Communist Congressman Moron As I Like to Call Him

    11/10/2008 6:12:09 PM PST · by SoftTyranny · 22 replies · 480+ views ^ | 11/10/2008 | Soft Tyranny
    In this socialist rant which could have been a page right out of the Communist Manifesto, Moran says: “It hasn’t been shared and that’s the problem. Because we have been guided by a republican administration his simplistic notion that people who have wealth are entitled to keep it, and they have an antipathy towards the means of redistibutive wealth.” See the Video here.This is the same Jim Moran who said “When I become chairman [of a House appropriations subcommittee], I’m going to earmark the sh*t out of it.”
  • Culture Wars, RIP?

    11/10/2008 4:54:56 AM PST · by condi2008 · 23 replies · 442+ views ^ | November 9, 2008 | Peter J. Leithart
    Alan Wolfe, announcing the end of the culture wars with the election of Obama, accuses the South of voting against Obama because Southerners are racists: “The single most disturbing aspect of last night’s election is the transformation of the Republican Party into the party of the Confederacy. Yes, Republicans remain strong in states such as Wyoming and Idaho, and Obama won Virginia and is leading in North Carolina. But both these latter two states flipped to the Democrats because they contain large numbers of white professionals who moved there from other parts of the country and because blacks came out...
  • Virginia and Bush: Where we fear to tread? (The Ratchet affect)

    11/05/2008 7:38:48 AM PST · by watsonfellow · 29 replies · 1,461+ views
    Just a thought. We were apparently so scared off by the 1994 revolution (even though we held the House in 1996 and increased our majority in the Senate) that in 2000 we chose a Compassionate Conservative to lead our party. Instead of decreasing government, he massively increased it all the while telling us (through Rove) that we had to do this to stay electorally viable. The result? Let's look at Virginia. In 2000- we held both Senate seats, a majority in the state legislature, and the Governorship. Now, nothing. If anyone wants to look at the "demographic" changes in Northern...
  • Sweeping the Red Out of Our Region

    11/09/2008 12:10:33 AM PST · by Nick Thimmesch · 32 replies · 300+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 11-09-08 | Bruce DePuyt
    Slowly but surely, voters in the Washington area are purging Republicans from the ranks of local government. After eight years of an unpopular president and five years of a war most people believe was launched under false pretenses, voters in the District, Maryland and Virginia are taking out their anger on the GOP. The search-and-destroy mission is nearly complete. While Democrats have long held an advantage in state and local government, until recently both parties claimed their share of victories. Now, though, Democrats have a near monopoly on power in Washington and the close-in suburbs. Consider:
  • GOP Rebuild Includes Virginian Eric Cantor

    11/07/2008 5:03:27 AM PST · by jay1949 · 21 replies · 1,121+ views
    American Sentinel ^ | November 6, 2008 | jay1949
    The Republican Party has begun the search for new leadership and one of the rising stars is Virginia Congressman Eric Cantor
  • Undecided House Races (McClintock, Harris, Stivers, Young, Fleming)

    11/07/2008 10:17:10 PM PST · by St. Louis Conservative · 5 replies · 1,049+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | November 8, 2008 | Kevin Vance
    MD-1: Democrat Frank Kratovil leads Republican Andy Harris by 2,003 votes in this district that includes all of Maryland's Eastern Shore and parts of three counties west of the bay. Harris's campaign thinks there are about 10,000 outstanding provisional and absentee ballots. In order to win, the remaining ballots need to go 3-2 for Harris. Earlier today, the Associated Press and CNN called the race for Kratovil. Harris hasn't conceded, and Kratovil cautioned against premature celebration. CA-4: Tom McClintock netted another 118 votes over Democrat Charlie Brown in their nail-biting race to represent California's Fourth District, stretching from the Sacramento...
  • Drake Concedes Race After Absentee Ballots Favor Nye

    11/07/2008 1:34:53 PM PST · by steve-b · 6 replies · 1,134+ views
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | 11/7/08 | Shawn Day
    Rep. Thelma Drake late Thursday night conceded the election for the 2nd Congressional District to political newcomer Glenn Nye after a bitterly fought race. With a small number of absentee ballots still being counted, Republican Drake released a statement saying some voters waited in line for hours and many troops serving overseas, including Iraq and Afghanistan, sent absentee ballots. "Those ballots have been counted and the voters have decided," she said, congratulating Democrat Nye....
  • George Allen congratulates Barack Obama

    11/06/2008 4:54:50 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 60 replies · 1,479+ views
    Former Governor and U.S. Senator George Allen issued the following statement today, congratulating Barack Obama for being elected the 44th President of the United States. “Congratulations to President-elect Barack Obama, his family and his team in winning a phenomenal and historic election. I strongly believe his grandmother in spirit enjoyed his massive, exciting victory. Thank you also to Sen. McCain, his family and his team who fought hard in an exceedingly tough political climate. The people – the owners of the government – have spoken in their States. We must respect the decision of the voters. “Challenges remain ahead for...
  • Drake joins suit over absentee ballots; Perriello's margin over Goode grows [Virginia]

    11/06/2008 4:27:03 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 10 replies · 1,157+ views
    The Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | 2008-11-06 | Tyler Whitley
    Her re-election chances resting on uncounted absentee ballots, Rep. Thelma Drake, R-2nd, has joined the McCain-Palin campaign in a lawsuit seeking to count absentee ballots by military personnel serving overseas. Drake, a Republican, trails Democrat Glenn C. Nye III by 7,916 votes in the district in and around Virginia Beach. Nye has claimed victory, but Drake has not conceded because she says the count of the district's 28,000 absentee ballots continued yesterday. Meanwhile in the 5th Congressional District, Democrat Tom S.P. Perriello, who started the day leading Republican Rep. Virgil H. Goode Jr. by 31 votes, had a 639-vote lead...
  • Good news....Virgil Goode wins by 446 votes, recount and canvass scheduled

    11/05/2008 7:52:15 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 14 replies · 1,695+ views
    Just heard on the radio that Goode is ahead by 446 votes according to state board of elections. 100% of precincts reporting....
  • Cantor to run for No. 2 position in House GOP

    11/05/2008 10:16:41 AM PST · by BGHater · 20 replies · 1,078+ views
    The Hill ^ | 05 Nov 2008 | Michael O'Brien
    Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) will run for House minority whip in the next Congress, a source in his office told The Hill on Wednesday. Cantor, the Republicans' chief deputy whip, will challenge Rep. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) for the position. The shake-up marks the beginning of a reshuffling of House Republican leadership after Tuesday night’s losses to Democrats in congressional districts throughout the country. Rep. Adam Putnam (Fla.) announced his retirement as head of the House Republican Conference. Rep. Jeb Hensarling (Texas), chairman of the conservative Republican Study Committee, has announced he will seek Putnam’s position, the third-ranking in the GOP...
  • Bad News....Cong. Virgil Goode now behind.....

    11/05/2008 12:26:39 PM PST · by Gopher Broke · 28 replies · 2,964+ views
    Updated 3:17 p.m. Tom Perriello has retaken the lead, according to the State Board of Elections’ website. As of 3:17 p.m.: Perriello - 157,455 Goode - 157,425
  • Federal Judge orders Virginia to "Preserve" Military Ballots that are late.

    11/04/2008 2:31:43 PM PST · by christianhomeschoolmommaof3 · 9 replies · 1,111+ views
    This is a headline on, no story yet.
  • Virginia and Florida Go Obama Landslide Continues...

    11/04/2008 7:46:17 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 155 replies · 15,835+ views
    Title says it all...this is brutal...beyond brutal. Starting to know what it felt like to be Carter in 1980.
  • Youth vote may have been key in Obama's win

    11/04/2008 10:39:03 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 60 replies · 3,231+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 2008-11-05 | Melissa Dahl
    Early reports are indicating that the youngest members of the country's electorate voted Tuesday in higher numbers than in the last presidential election — and they voted more Democratic. Youth turnout appears to be exceeding 2004 levels, which was itself a year with a big surge in voters ages 18 to 29. “We expected record turnout, and that is what we’re seeing right now,” says Heather Smith, a spokeswoman for Rock the Vote, an organization that works to encourage young people to register and vote in every election. What’s more, young voters may prove to have been the key to...
  • Goode, Perriello too close to call [House, Va. 5th District]

    11/04/2008 9:37:45 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 2 replies · 495+ views
    The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, Va. ^ | 2008-11-05 | Brian McNeill
    A fiercely contested race between six-term U.S. Rep. Virgil H. Goode Jr., R-Rocky Mount, and Democrat Tom Perriello of Ivy was too close to call at press time Tuesday night. With 97.4 percent of precincts reporting, it appeared that Perriello, a 34-year-old national security consultant, and Goode, 62, were in a dead heat. Perriello had 50.11 per-cent of the vote, compared with Goode’s 49.83 per-cent. The Associated Press and CNN both projected Goode as the winner Tuesday, but Perriello took a slight lead over Goode late in the evening.
  • Virginia Dead Heat After 64% Reported

    11/04/2008 6:24:29 PM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 1,857+ views
    As of 9:20 est. with almost 65% of precincts it is a dead heat. McCain 49.77% and Obama 49.16%
  • Obama getting his ass kicked in VA (No official call yet, thought)

    11/04/2008 5:41:03 PM PST · by SoftwareEngineer · 30 replies · 5,405+ views
    Fox News, ABC News ^ | 11/04/2008 |
    Obama getting his ass kicked in VA (No official call yet, thought) McCain up 55-45
  • Judge Orders Virginia Officials to Keep Late Ballots

    11/04/2008 3:25:33 PM PST · by dixiedarlindownsouth · 2 replies · 952+ views
    Fox News ^ | 11/04/2008 | Fox News
    A federal judge has ordered election officials in Virginia to preserve late-arriving absentee ballots that Republican John McCain's campaign claims should be counted.
  • Virginia Results by County (McCain Winning)

    11/04/2008 5:05:46 PM PST · by Maelstorm · 17 replies · 4,642+ views ^ | NOV 4,2008 |
  • Long lines suggest record VA turnout [possible 75% turnout]

    11/04/2008 4:45:58 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 4 replies · 1,389+ views
    WASHINGTON (CNN) - In the final hour of voting in Virginia the state continues to see record voter turnout and expects it to continue until the pools close at 7pm, state officials said Tuesday. Up to 40 percent of Virginia's five million registered voters showed up to the polls Tuesday morning, breaking previous records and causing long voting lines, according to state election officials and CNN viewers. The voting lines in parts of state thinned out, but in other areas like Virginia Beach voter turnout remained heavy, according to a state spokesman. Officials said past elections generally brought about half...
  • Warner Triumphs in Va. Senate Race

    11/04/2008 4:40:29 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 16 replies · 1,579+ views
    Democrat Mark Warner has defeated his fellow ex-governor Jim Gilmore for a Republican-held Senate seat in Virginia. The win gives Democrats control of both of Virginia's Senate seats for the first time since 1970.
  • Virginia: Full Exit Poll Results

    11/04/2008 4:31:20 PM PST · by Smogger · 60 replies · 9,044+ views
    ABC News ^ | 11/04/2008 | ABC News
    Gender (2,369 Respondents) Obama McCain Male (46%) 52% 46% Female (54%) 56% 44% Age, four categories (2,371 Respondents) Obama McCain 18-29 (21%) 62% 37% 30-44 (30%) 54% 45% 45-64 (38%) 53% 46% 65+ (11%) 46% 53% To which age group do you belong? (2,371 Respondents) Obama McCain 18-24 (11%) 65% 33% 25-29 (10%) 59% 41% 30-39 (19%) 55% 44% 40-49 (23%) 51% 48% 50-64 (26%) 54% 45% 65 or over (11%) 46% 53% Race (2,337 Respondents) Obama McCain White (69%) 41% 58% Black (21%) 92% 8% Hispanic/Latino (5%) 67% 32% Asian (3%) — — Other (2%) — —
  • Virginia - Official Election Results Thread

    11/04/2008 4:19:09 PM PST · by WaterBoard · 52 replies · 8,032+ views
    Virginia State Board of Elections ^ | 11/04/2008 | Waterboard
    For those following the results of Virgina's election results, this link is for the official Virginia State Board of election results. Results are broken down by county, city, and district.
  • Don't Read Too Much Into These Little Anecdotes, But...

    11/04/2008 3:43:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies · 2,840+ views
    The National Review ^ | November 04, 2008 | Jim Geraghty
    I talked to one of my McCain guys a little while ago. He didn't have any data, but he said, "based just on the anecdotal evidence, we feel good about who is showing up to vote and in what numbers." Yup, strictly on anexdotal evidence, it seems like the Republican base is turning out. That doesn't mean McCain is going to win, or even that it will be close. But if the Democrats turn out (a safe bet) and the split among independents is reasonably close, it would be tough for it to be a blowout. But then again, maybe...
  • Dem Congressman: 'Simplistic Notion that People Who Have Wealth are Entitled to Keep It'

    11/04/2008 3:07:47 PM PST · by Rufus2007 · 32 replies · 2,036+ views ^ | November 4, 2008 | Jeff Poor
    It’s this type of political rhetoric that brings out the “Joe the Plumber” in all of us. Rep. Jim Moran, D-Va., thinks it’s a “simplistic notion” for people who are successful in their bid to become wealthy to hold on to that wealth and not have it “redistributed” by the government. “Now in the last seven years we have had the highest corporate profit ever in American history,” Moran said in a video posted to YouTube on Oct. 31. “Highest corporate profit – we’ve had the highest productivity. The American worker has produced more per person than at any time,...
  • McCain campaign sues over overseas military ballots

    11/04/2008 3:25:11 PM PST · by centristblogger · 2 replies · 337+ views
    "Because many counties in Virginia failed to mail absentee ballots in time to our men and women in uniform stationed overseas, service members are being disenfranchised because they are unable to return their ballots before the November 4 deadline," campaign spokeswoman Gail Gitcho said in a written statement about the suit, which is scheduled to be heard in Williams' courtroom at 1:30 p.m. today. Chesapeake, Suffolk and Virginia Beach are among the localities cited in the lawsuit as those that mailed absentee ballots overseas in late September. The suit argues that service members didn't have enough time to cast their...
  • Long Lines, Voting Problems Reported Statewide At The Polls [VIRGINIA]

    11/04/2008 11:06:21 AM PST · by steve-b · 23 replies · 1,473+ views
    Voters were lined up by the hundreds Tuesday as polls opened in Virginia, and reports quickly began to mount of malfunctioning voting machines and polling places opening late. The State Board of Elections said at a briefing there were no "widespread problems" and blamed human error and the rain for those problems that were reported. "Virginians are turning out in record numbers," spokeswoman Susan S. Pollard said in a statement. "Although a light rain is falling across the state, it does not seem to have dampened turnout."... State elections officials have said Virginia could see an unprecedented Election Day turnout....
  • Rep. Boucher says Obama is a friend of coal

    11/04/2008 3:51:40 AM PST · by don-o · 44 replies · 1,906+ views
    Kingsport TN Times-News ^ | November 3, 2008 | Kevin Castle
    BRISTOL, Va. — U.S. Rep. Rick Boucher went on the offensive Monday defending Sen. Barack Obama’s voting record and stand on coal issues following comments made by Sen. John McCain. “It’s an 11th-hour desperate tactic, but Southwest Virginians are not going to be misled,” said Boucher, D-Va., of comments made by the McCain camp Monday and late last week about a quote given by Obama to the San Francisco Chronicle in January about energy proposals that could “bankrupt” coal-fired power plants. “So if somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can; it’s just that it will bankrupt them because...
  • Mason-Dixon poll says presidential race still tight in Virginia

    11/03/2008 7:01:47 PM PST · by pissant · 43 replies · 1,506+ views ^ | 11/3/08 | Mike Sluss
    RICHMOND -- The presidential race in Virginia remains tight, and undecided voters hold the key to the outcome, according to a new statewide poll conducted for The Roanoke Times. Democrat Barack Obama holds a slim lead over Republican John McCain as both candidates make a final push to win Virginia's 13 electoral votes. Obama is making an all-out effort to become the first Democratic presidential candidate to carry Virginia since 1964, but the latest poll suggests he has not closed the deal. Obama leads McCain by 3 percentage points -- 47 percent to 44 percent -- in the survey conducted...
  • ATTN. Northern Virginia Freepers: Obama Rally at Prince William Fairgrounds Tonight! 11/03/08

    11/03/2008 7:25:45 AM PST · by kristinn · 23 replies · 1,106+ views
    Monday, November 3, 2008 | Kristinn
    Brack Obama will be holding a rally tonight at the Prince William County Fairgrounds in Manassas.This is NoVa Freepers' last chance to make your best argument in person against an Obama presidency.Details from WDBJ-TV:Democratic Presidential candidate Barack Obama will appear in Virginia again on Monday. The rally will be held at the Prince William County Fairgrounds in Manassas. The program begins at 9 p.m. The gates open at 5 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required.
  • Editorial: Goode time for leadership [endorsements for Goode, Cantor]

    11/03/2008 2:21:52 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 1 replies · 239+ views
    Of all the politicians this newspaper has encountered, Virgil H. Goode Jr. is among the most sincere in his efforts for constituents and the least caught up in politics and paybacks. He does what he believes is right. That’s a rare quality in Washington these days. If for no other reason than to present the Beltway insiders with an example of a true independent, the 5th District should re-elect Virgil Goode. But there are other reasons — such as that constituent concern. Mr. Goode is well known for his work in assisting 5th District residents with their problems. His record...
  • McCain sues to force Va. to count military ballots

    11/03/2008 3:12:07 PM PST · by Hadean · 29 replies · 1,434+ views
    Yahoo ^ | Monday, Nov. 3, 2008 | BOB LEWIS
    RICHMOND, Va.: Republican John McCain's presidential campaign sued the Virginia election board Monday, claiming absentee ballots weren't mailed on time to military members serving overseas. The complaint asks the U.S. District Court in Richmond to order the state to count absentee ballots postmarked by Tuesday and received by Nov. 14. It contends that thousands of troops' ballots, many of which would go to McCain, will not be counted. The deadline for ballots to be received is 7 p.m. Election Day, which is Tuesday. The lawsuit is the second in a week to challenge preparations for the presidential election in Virginia,...
  • John McCain to be in Tennessee @ Tri-Cities Airport tomorrow 11/2/08. (11am scheduled start time)

    11/01/2008 10:09:00 AM PDT · by molly_jack2007 · 7 replies · 915+ views
    Johnson City Press ^ | 11/1/08 | Jack
    GOP presidential candidate John McCain is expected to get a pre-Election Day message out in Tennessee and Virginia by campaigning at Tri-Cities Regional Airport on Monday. McCain’s appearance at Tri-City Aviation is scheduled to happen about 11 a.m., 1st Congressional District GOP nominee Phil Roe said. The McCain campaign hadn’t announced the event or its time Friday. The last time a GOP presidential nominee campaigned in the Tri-Cities was in October 2000 when George W. Bush did a stump speech at Tri-City Aviation about a month before defeating Democratic Vice President Al Gore. McCain’s timing caught Tennessee GOP leaders, including...