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  • Statement from Dem Party of VA Chairman Dickie Cranwell

    11/03/2010 11:24:47 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 6 replies
    Don’t Stop Fighting Dear Friends, I’m writing to thank you for all of your hard work over the past year. This was a difficult election to be sure, but thanks to you we helped send Reps. Jim Moran and Bobby Scott back to Congress, it looks like Rep. Gerry Connolly will be headed back as well, and we put up a great fight on behalf of Rick Boucher, Tom Perriello, Glenn Nye and the rest of our congressional ticket. Reps. Boucher, Perriello and Nye deserve our thanks for their honorable service to this Commonwealth. They did the best they could...
  • Kaine taking Va. losses 'personally' [Dead man walking!]

    11/02/2010 8:07:27 PM PDT · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 25 replies
    Politico ^ | November 2, 2010 | Sara Libby
    Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine refused to begin the finger-pointing on "who lost the House," but it is likely to become a full-fledged fight between the White House and Capitol Hill Democrats once the full extent of Tuesday's losses are known. (snip) Kaine, the former Virginia governor, also lamented the loss of at least three House seats in the "Old Dominion" to Republicans, saying he felt the defeats of Reps. Rick Boucher, Glenn Nye and Tom Perriello "personally."
  • Boucher loses seat (VA-9: Bye Rick!)

    11/02/2010 7:59:10 PM PDT · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 2, 2010 | Darren Goode
    Veteran Rep. Rick Boucher (D-Va.) — a leading coal-state negotiator in last year’s House cap-and-trade debate — has lost his reelection bid against Republican Morgan Griffith in perhaps the first real surprise of the evening.
  • VA-11 is extremely close; Fimian leading (!)

    11/02/2010 6:20:30 PM PDT · by flintsilver7 · 33 replies
    Virginia State Board of Elections ^ | November 2, 2010 | Virginia State Board of Elections
    Connolly carried this district in 2008 by a pretty wide margin of 11.7% (54.7% - 43.0%). With 57.14% reporting, Fimian holds a narrow lead (49.26% - 48.67%). Based on what I know about Fairfax politics, I'm not optimistic Fimian holds on, but I can hope.
  • Hurt puts the hurt on Perriello!!!

    11/02/2010 5:48:55 PM PDT · by freedumb2003 · 7 replies
    Fox News reports | Fox News
    obozo sets up, kicks!! OOOHHH!! WIDE RIGHT!!!!! This can, will and should be taken a slam on the TOTUS-reader who cam here to campaign for Perriello. LOL!! Fruedeshade my friends... :)
  • Republican Activist Chases Car Wearing Only Boxers, Then Coats Yard Sign in Oil and Honey...

    11/02/2010 2:46:04 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 12 replies
    TownHall.com ^ | November 2010 | Jillian Bandes
    The award for Most Enthusiastic Republican Activist of the 2010 cycle goes to... Daniel Patrick Head, of northern Virginia, who's support for Kieth Fimian in the 11th district stops only at the limitations of his kitchen pantry and underwear drawer. At about 2:30 this morning I awoke to random flashing lights in front of my house. Living on a major street [in northern Virginia], I looked through my curtains to see a car pulled up to my yard and a bunch of people trying to remove my giant Fimian sign. Without much of a second thought, I was out of...
  • Va Congressman Tom Perriello supporters: socialism is cool

    11/01/2010 6:38:30 AM PDT · by mbarker12474 · 13 replies
    Americans for Prosperty YouTube Video ^ | 29 October 2010 | Americans for Prosperity Virginia
    Tom Perriello is a first term Democrat representing the 5th district of Virginia, in the central to central-western portion of Virginia. He is an Obama supporting liberal Democrat..... The YouTube footage shows Americans For Prosperity backers trying to hand out "Socialism Isn't Cool" bumper stickers to Perriello supporters waiting in line at a Perriello rally in downtown Charlottesville, Virginia..... Of note here in the YouTube video are the remarks made by the middle class, educated, politically astute and fashionably left wing rally-goers in central Virginia. (The University of Virginia is located in Charlottesville. The outdoor downtown mall area where this...
  • VA-9: Griffith-R 54, Boucher-D 42, (24 percent reporting)

    11/02/2010 4:51:09 PM PDT · by jern · 11 replies
    big race to watch in VA
  • Unhinged Perriello/Obama supporter rips up GOP signs, screams ....

    11/02/2010 3:01:32 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 34 replies · 1+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 11/2/2010 | Michelle Malkin
    Via J.P. Freire at the Examiner, a supporter of Democrat congressional candidate Tom Perriello and Barack Obama demonstrates a little, ahem, “insane rage” that won’t be spotlighted on the nightly news or decried on the NYTimes op-ed page. Maybe he’ll get a guest hosting spot on The View or an honorary membership to the New Black Panther Party… Especially love how he screams “You f**king House nigger white-black bitch!” at a black GOP woman and then turns around and screams “RAAAAACIST!” at her and the rest of the peaceful conservative activists peacefully sitting together in their yard.See also: Unhinged.Strap in...
  • Virginia Election Day Observation Thread

    11/02/2010 5:23:27 AM PDT · by Gulf War One · 46 replies
    Post your VA election observations here.
  • Video: Angry Violent Leftist Periello Supporters Try Break Up Conservative Rally As Police Watch

    11/01/2010 8:41:46 PM PDT · by csd · 21 replies
    Beforeitsnews.com ^ | November 1, 2010 | RidgeRunner
    Here are some Tom Periello (Dem-Virginia and just visited by Obama) supporters attacking an Americans for Prosperity Rally Before It Started. This is the result of Obama and his race baiting, calling people enemies to be punished and talking about the back of the Bus. Judge for Yourself: Link to the video on YouTube (caution, strong language)
  • For four Virginia Democrats, it's sink or swim time in a GOP current

    10/31/2010 9:24:38 PM PDT · by freespirited · 9 replies
    Wapo ^ | 10/31/10 | Ben Pershing
    With Republicans expected to make gains in congressional races across the country Tuesday, four vulnerable Virginia Democrats are fighting to avoid being swept away by a GOP wave.... In the Fairfax-based 11th District, Rep. Gerald E. Connolly (D) is trying to fend off Oakton businessman Keith Fimian (R). In the 5th District, Rep. Tom Perriello (D) welcomed President Obama to Charlottesville Friday for his uphill race against state Sen. Robert Hurt (R). In the Hampton Roads region, Rep. Glenn Nye (D) is struggling to hold on to the 2nd District seat against auto dealer Scott Rigell (R). And in Southwest...
  • Tom Perriello Supporters Say "Socialism IS Cool!"

    10/31/2010 10:08:33 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 12 replies
    President Obama visited Charlottesville on Friday October 29, 2010 to campaign for liberal Congressman Tom Perriello. We decided to hand out our free "Socialism isn't Cool" bumper stickers to the crowd. What we found about Perriello and Obama supporters was shocking...
  • Stewart’s “Moderate” Fans Holding Up Cantor as Hitler Signs

    10/30/2010 12:53:47 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 86 replies · 1+ views
    Federal Review ^ | 10/30/10
    MSNBC, of all places, has the pictures: I don't know about you, but nothing says "restoring sanity" to me like depicting a Jewish person as a Nazi.
  • Caption this picture of Obama in Charlottesville, VA

    10/29/2010 8:53:41 PM PDT · by randita · 62 replies · 1+ views
    Reuters ^ | 10/29/10 | self
    Caption this photo:Supporters react as they meet U.S. President Barack Obama at a campaign rally for U.S. Representative Tom Perriello in Charlottesville, Virginia October 29, 2010. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)
  • Obama coming to Charlottesville, VA Friday evening, Oct. 29 to campaign for Perriello

    10/26/2010 1:31:52 PM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 25 replies
    I just heard that Obama will be in Charlottesville, VA this coming Friday night to campaign for his pet weasel, Tom Perriello. No details, times, locations, etc. yet. Check back with this post for further information.
  • Poll: Boucher & Griffith in dead heat for 9th District (VA-9)

    Just a few weeks ago, Boucher appeared to be cruising to another term with double-digit leads. Now the race is too close to call, as independents have shifted their votes to Griffith, and Boucher's lead among women has evaporated. With a week to go to the Congressional Elections, the uncertainty is building for Democrats, even in Southwest Virginia's 9th District. The latest News7 SurveyUSA poll released Tuesday morning shows a dead heat between long-time incumbent Rick Boucher and Republican Morgan Griffith. Just a few weeks ago, Boucher appeared to be cruising to another term with double-digit leads. Now the race...
  • Dem Candidate to Veteran: Military Service Isn't Public Service

    10/25/2010 5:44:07 PM PDT · by khnyny · 56 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 22, 2010 | Amanda Marshall
    Twenty-four years in the military doesn't count as public service, at least according to Virginia Democratic Congressman Jim Moran. In a video that's gone viral online, Moran is heard telling a Democratic gathering earlier this month that his opponent, Republican Patrick Murray, is just another unqualified GOP candidate. "What [Republicans] do is find candidates, usually stealth candidates, that haven't been in office, haven't served or performed in any kind of public service," Moran said. "My opponent is typical, frankly." The trouble is, Murray is a retired Army colonel with 24 years of service--including combat in Iraq. The idea that such...
  • (Moran) Dem Candidate to Veteran: Military Service Isn't Public Service

    10/23/2010 4:15:58 AM PDT · by markomalley · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/22/2010 | Amanda Marshall
    Twenty-four years in the military doesn't count as public service, at least according to Virginia Democratic Congressman Jim Moran. In a video that's gone viral online, Moran is heard telling a Democratic gathering earlier this month that his opponent, Republican Patrick Murray, is just another unqualified GOP candidate. "What [Republicans] do is find candidates, usually stealth candidates, that haven't been in office, haven't served or performed in any kind of public service," Moran said. "My opponent is typical, frankly." The trouble is, Murray is a retired Army colonel with 24 years of service--including combat in Iraq. The idea that such...
  • Upcoming schedule of Tom Perriello (RAT-VA) (good freep time?)

    10/24/2010 8:49:35 PM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 7 replies
    Perriello All Out Efforts by Faith N Country on Sunday, October 24, 2010 at 9:33pm MoveOn.org had a blitz this weekend asking for people to step forward and host a "Save out Heroes" house parties. They wanted to recruit volunteers to help get out the vote for their heroes. They were setting goals of 500 parties and 150,000 phone calls nationwide. They have listed people like Senator Feingold, Senator Boxer and Representative Perriello, "who stood tall against Big Insurance during the health care debate." MoveOn is now calling Mr. One Term a "hero." Is a "hero" someone who will continue...
  • Freep a Poll! (Virginia CD9. Boucher d v. Griffith r)

    10/14/2010 2:21:26 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 8 replies · 2+ views
    www.martinsvillebulletin.com ^ | 10-14-10 | Martinsville Bulletin
    If the election was held today who would you vote for in 9th District U. S. House of Representatives race? Rick Boucher (D) H. Morgan Griffith (R) Jeremiah Heaton (I) Undecided
  • VCDL & Tea Party Convention - Richmond, 10/8 - 10/9 (VA)(First person account)

    10/10/2010 8:42:59 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    OpenCarry.org ^ | 10 October, 2010 | Skidmark
    OK, I've had a dose of ibuprofin, my nap, more ibuprofin, a light supper, more ibuprofin, a peaceful night's sleep dreaming of a restored constititional republic where public offices are filled only by people who refuse to take pay for their service, refuse to spend a penny of taxes unless there is a constitutional authority to do so that does not devolve back to the Commerce Clause, and get no medical care coverage or pension they did not purchase/invest in out of their personal funds. And more ibuprofin. Both Friday & Saturday started off with breakfast at the 3rd Street...
  • NRA backs Fimian, veterans group endorses Connolly [VA-11]

    10/06/2010 11:49:22 AM PDT · by freespirited · 19 replies
    Examiner ^ | 10/6/10 | David Sherfinski
    The political arms of the National Rifle Association and Veterans of Foreign Wars have weighed in on the hotly-contested congressional race in northern Virginia’s 11th District, splitting their support between Republican Keith Fimian and Democratic incumbent Gerald Connolly. The VFW Political Action Committee, which represents roughly 2.2 million VFW members, auxiliaries and military families, recently endorsed Connolly, while the NRA’s Political Victory Fund has thrown its support behind Fimian.
  • Poll: [D]Rick Boucher extends lead in 9th District Congressional race

    10/01/2010 5:07:42 PM PDT · by mrsmith · 19 replies
    WDBJ7 ^ | September 30, 2010 | News7
    The incumbent Democrat's lead has grown to 15-points, according to the lastest News7 SurveyUSA poll...
  • GOP will unveil new 'Contract' on Thursday in Va.

    09/20/2010 8:53:02 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 24 replies
    GOP will unveil new 'Contract' on Thursday in Va. By Michael O'Brien - 09/20/10 11:06 AM ET Republicans will lay out their list of election-year agenda to voters on Thursday in Virginia. Republicans will gather in northern Virginia to unveil their highly-anticipated list of promises to voters, culled from months of work in the GOP's "America Speaking Out" program, a spokesman for that project confirmed. GOP leaders in the House and Senate have hinted for weeks that the documented agenda, in the mold of the 1994 "Contract with America," would be coming in mid- to late September. Republican candidates won't...
  • NRCC Adds Boucher and McIntyre to Ad Target List

    09/14/2010 10:35:55 PM PDT · by MitchellC · 5 replies · 1+ views
    CQ Politics ^ | September 14, 2010 | John McArdle
    The National Republican Congressional Committee is set to go up with new ads this week against a pair of incumbents who had previously been considered lower tier targets this fall, providing further proof the House playing field still very fluid with 49 days to go before the elections. According to a GOP strategist who tracks ad buys, the NRCC has placed an $82,000 buy against Rep. Rick Boucher (D) in Virginia's 9th district as well as a $45,000 buy against Rep. Mike McIntyre (D) in North Carolina's 7th district. The ad buys are for the week of Sept. 17-23. Neither...
  • Key House Races - 4 September 2010 Update - Sabato & EP Predict Republican Majority

    09/04/2010 8:33:54 AM PDT · by InterceptPoint · 54 replies · 1+ views
    www.KeyHouseRaces.com ^ | 4 September 2010 | Interceptpoint
    This weeks news:It was a YET ANOTHER BIG WEEK for our "Experts" with a total of 37 upgrades to the races on the KHR Master List. It was a 37 to ZERO shutout - none of the upgrades favored the Dems. There were major changes from Sabato and Cook, and a few from EP and RCP. CQ Politics and Rothenberg were silent.BUT THE REALLY BIG NEWS THIS WEEK was: Larry Sabato predicting a 47 seat pickup for the Republicans. Election Projection  followed a day later with a projection of a 41 seat pickup. We need 39 seats to retake the...
  • Boucher maintains double-digit lead in new poll

    09/04/2010 5:50:27 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 18 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | September 3, 2010
    Rep. Rick Boucher (D) leads state House Majority Leader Morgan Griffith (R) by 10 points with two months remaining until Election Day, according to a new independent poll of the 9th district. The SurveyUSA poll, conducted for WDBJ-TV in Roanoke, shows Boucher ahead among likely voters, 50 percent to 40 percent. Independent candidate Jeremiah Heaton drew 5 percent. That result is a slight improvement for Griffith over a mid-July poll by the same firm, which showed the Republican trailing by 13 points in the Southwest Virginia district.
  • Good Signs for GOP in New Batch of Polls From Key House Districts (Competitive even in East)

    08/17/2010 3:49:27 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/17/2010 | Jim Geraghty
    Whit Ayres, Jon McHenry, and Dan Judy just completed a series of polls in twelve key congressional districts on the East Coast. (Another two batches of polls in the near future will look at key races in the heartland and West Coast.) Their polls, conducted for American Action Forum on July 28, 29, 31, and August 1, with 4,800 likely general-election voters — 400 each in Connecticut’s 4th and 5th districts, Florida’s 24th district, New York’s 20th, 23rd and 25th districts; Pennsylvania’s 3rd, 10th, 11th, and 12th districts; Virginia’s 5th district; and West Virginia’s 3rd district — show competitive races...
  • After criticism, Perriello withdraws sign ban (10 Townhalls remain)

    08/18/2010 8:22:16 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 17 replies
    http://www2.dailyprogress.com ^ | August 18, 2010 | By Brian McNeill
    After facing criticism that he was stifling free speech, U.S. Rep. Tom Perriello will now allow political signs at his 10 remaining town hall meetings across the district. Perriello’s office had banned signs at his 20 scheduled town hall forums during Congress’ recess after a number of constituents told them that the abundance of signs at last year’s town hall forums contributed to an overly charged and politicized atmosphere. The Rutherford Institute, an Albemarle County-based civil liberties organization, chastised the freshman Democrat over the sign ban policy Wednesday. “Your sign ban amounts to an act of outright censorship that raises...
  • VA-09: Women Propel Democrat Boucher to(ward) 15th Term in Congress

    07/30/2010 10:58:05 AM PDT · by mrsmith · 14 replies · 2+ views
    SurveyUSA. ^ | 07/21/10 | SurveyUSA.
    VA-09: Women Propel Democrat Boucher to 15th Term in Congress: In an election for US House of Representatives in Virginia's 9th Congressional District today, 07/21/10, incumbent Democrat Rick Boucher defeats Republican State House Majority Leader Morgan Griffith 52% to 39%, according to this latest exclusive WDBJ-TV poll conducted by SurveyUSA. Among men, the contest is tied; among women, Boucher leads by 25 points. 1 in 4 Republicans cross over to vote for the Democrat. Independents split. Those with favorable opinions of the Tea Party movement back Griffith 3:1; those with unfavorable opinions of the Tea Party back Boucher 14:1.
  • 2010 Race of the Day: Taking Out Big Government Liberals in Virginia

    07/29/2010 3:37:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies · 1+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | July 29, 2010 | Brian Walsh
    Virginia’s Eleventh Congressional District has dramatically changed over the last few decades. Just outside Washington, D.C., this district has quickly become a fast-growing hub of high-tech, defense and federal government contracting jobs and is one of the most affluent and well-educated districts in the country. Riding the Democratic wave of 2008, Gerry Connolly was elected by a double-digit margin to his freshman term – though he underperformed Obama. However, he quickly forgot who elected him and has instead sided with his big-spending liberal leadership every step of the way. Republican nominee and NRCC Young Gun Keith Fimian is seeking to...
  • Contenders in 9th District Support Arizona Immigration Law (Virginia)

    07/22/2010 6:55:11 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Virginia Statehouse News ^ | July 22, 2010 | Ann Kaiser
    The two candidates running for the 9th Congressional district seat in Virginia have found something they can agree on: the controversial Arizona law aimed at cracking down on illegal immigration. U.S. Rep. Rick Boucher, the Democrat incumbent, and state Del. Morgan Griffith, the Republican challenger, both oppose the federal government’s decision to file a lawsuit against the state to prevent the law from taking effect. In a recent letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, Boucher expressed his “strong opposition to file suit in United States District Court against the State of Arizona challenging the validity of the Arizona state...
  • VA-05: Democrat Perriello in Peril, One More House Seat Poised for Republican Take-Away

    07/21/2010 9:46:30 AM PDT · by randita · 10 replies
    Survey USA ^ | 7/19/10 | Survey USA
    VA-05: Democrat Perriello in Peril, One More House Seat Poised for Republican Take-Away: In an election for US House of Representatives in Virginia's 5th Congressional District today, 07/20/10, Republican State Senator Robert Hurt defeats incumbent Democrat Tom Perriello 58% to 35%, according to this latest exclusive WDBJ-TV poll conducted by SurveyUSA. The seat is one of many Republicans hope to capture in November 2010. 39 "take-aways" are needed for Republicans to capture control of the US House of Representatives. Perriello, who defeated 6-term Republican Virgil Goode by 727 votes in 2008, today trails among most demographic groups. Among men, Hurt...
  • Dem Perriello Down By 23 Points (Polling Bloodbath in R+5 district)

    07/20/2010 8:23:21 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 39 replies · 1+ views
    http://www.realclearpolitics.com ^ | July 20, 2010 | By Sean Trende
    Not a typo. I've been harping on my 1994-is-roughly-the-median-result for Republicans this cycle theme for most of the year. The latest SurveyUSA poll of Virginia's Fifth Congressional is more than consistent with this theory. SurveyUSA shows Republican Rob Hurt leading Freshman Democrat Tom Perriello by an astonishing 58%-35% margin. Now, Perriello was something of a surprise winner in 2008, and it was assumed that he'd have a tough race. But his district is "only" R+5, Obama almost carried it, and it is much more heavily Democratic at the local level. There are 41 Democrats in districts with more Republican PVIs....
  • Will Democrats’ Third-Party Scenario Pay Off?, NV, OH,MI, VA

    07/11/2010 1:39:55 PM PDT · by Fred · 34 replies · 1+ views
    CQ Politics ^ | 070610 | Stuart Rothenberg
    An unusual number of Democratic candidates running this cycle are basing their victory scenarios on the existence of Independent or third-party candidates in their races. Are their hopes reasonable or are they merely grasping at straws? Certainly there are examples of third-party candidates who had no chance of winning siphoning off enough votes from one major-party nominee to alter the outcome of an election. Last cycle, in Ohio’s 15th district, anti-abortion conservative Don Eckhart drew almost 13,000 votes, the majority of which might well have gone to GOP nominee Steve Stivers. That almost certainly cost the Republican the election, as...
  • NRCC Adds 16 To 'Young Gun' Ranks

    06/30/2010 1:09:09 PM PDT · by UCAL · 25 replies
    Congressional Quarterly ^ | June 30, 2010 | CQ Staff
    If you're a Republican running for Congress, you want to be on the National Republican Congressional Committee's "Young Guns" list of promising candidates. Getting on the list shows donors that Washington takes your campaign seriously, and that you've built what political professionals see as a potentially winning campaign infrastructure. Here are the names the NRCC is adding today: Andy Barr in Kentucky's 6th district; Rick Crawford in Arkansas' 1st district; Robert Dold in Illinois' 10th district; Keith Fimian in Virginia's 11th district; Stephen Fincher in Tennessee's 8th district; Mike Fitzpatrick in Pennsylvania's 8th district; David Harmer in California's 11th district;...
  • Scott Rigell's Hope for Virginia's 2nd Congressional District

    06/28/2010 5:17:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies · 1+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | June 28, 2010 | Bryan Walsh
    Virginia’s Second Congressional District is home to one of our country’s most vital national defense centers and the state’s biggest city, and is one of our best opportunities to elect a Republican to Congress in November. This coastal district encompasses Virginia’s Eastern Shore along with all of Virginia Beach and parts of Hampton and Norfolk, where the largest naval base in the world is located. The historically Republican-leaning district, where George W. Bush won easily during both of his campaigns, went narrowly for Obama in the 2008 election, handing him 51% of the vote. However, in 2009, the citizens of...
  • Moran: 'The economy has recovered'

    06/26/2010 4:50:09 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 65 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/26/10 | Eric Zimmermann
    The economy has recovered from the recession, Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.) said last night. It's a case that many Democrats would likely be scared to embrace, given the still-high unemployment rate. "In the last six months, more jobs were created than Bush was able to generate in eight years," Moran said on MSNBC's Hardball. "People don't understand that. The economy has recovered."
  • National Environment Puts Boucher (D-VA), Chandler (D-KY) at Greater Risk

    06/19/2010 3:55:07 PM PDT · by randita · 5 replies · 443+ views
    Congressional Quarterly ^ | 6/19/10 | John McArdle
    National Environment Puts Boucher, Chandler at Greater Risk By John McArdle, CQ-Roll Call As the national political environment continues to tilt toward Republicans, a growing number of Democrats are likely to face tough re-election fights this fall. Two of the latest examples are Democratic Reps. Rick Boucher (Va.) and Ben Chandler (Ky.), who are being targeted by national Republicans and face credible challengers in their respective conservative-leaning, coal country districts. To reflect the competitive nature of the battles both Democrats are expected to have this fall, CQPolitics is changing the race ratings in both Virginia’s 9th district and Kentucky’s 6th...
  • Former Congressman Goode will endorse Republican nominee (good news out of VA-05)

    06/10/2010 6:27:24 PM PDT · by randita · 11 replies · 338+ views
    DailyProgress.com ^ | 6/9/10 | BRIAN MCNEILL
    Former Congressman Goode will endorse Republican nominee By BRIAN MCNEILL Published: June 9, 2010 Former GOP congressman Virgil H. Goode Jr. says he will endorse Republican nominee Robert Hurt in the race against U.S. Rep. Tom Perriello, D-Ivy. Goode, a lawyer from Rocky Mount who represented the 5th District in Congress for six terms, lost his seat to Perriello in 2008 by a margin of only 727 votes. “Yes, I plan to support the nominee,” Goode said today. “I think he has a very good chance of beating Tom Perriello.” Hurt, a state lawmaker from Chatham, beat out six other...
  • Hampton Roads Tea Party Endorses 2nd District Candidate (VA)

    05/26/2010 1:39:56 PM PDT · by pgkdan · 7 replies · 304+ views
    HRTP Press Release | 05/26/10 | Karen Miner Hurd
    Karen Miner Hurd sent a message to the members of Hampton Roads Tea Party. -------------------- Subject: HRTP Board Endorsement in VA-2 GOP Primary Hi Everyone! For many reasons, the HRTP Board of Directors decided that we needed to make a statement in the VA-2 GOP Primary. Be aware that rumors are flying- even to outright lies about the tea party. If you have a question- just let us know. We'll be happy to answer them. Below are Karen's remarks at a press conference that we held this morning- ---Begin remarks--- The Hampton Roads Tea Party was created to fight back...
  • Matthew Berry for Congress (Endorsement from "The Virginia Conservative" Blog)

    05/24/2010 6:50:50 PM PDT · by AuH2ORepublican · 23 replies · 168+ views
    The Virginia Conservative ^ | May 22, 2010 | virginiaconservative
    Throughout the history of this blog, I have always stressed that in order to reclaim our country we need to elect limited government conservatives. Earlier today, I had the opportunity to speak with Matthew Berry, a Republican candidate for the House of Representatives in the 8th district. Over the last week or so, he has been seeking the endorsement of conservative Virginia bloggers, and has already gained the support of Bearing Drift, On the Right, and many more. Although his campaign website is a wealth of information, I wanted to learn a bit more about him. Besides being articulate and...
  • Morgan Griffith chosen as 9th district Republican nominee for Congress

    05/22/2010 2:49:18 PM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 6 replies · 549+ views
    A big congratulations to Morgan Griffith, our new 9th district Republican nominee for the US Congress. Morgan was elected today in Ft. Chiswell, VA at the 9th district Convention. Morgan needs our support and help to beat Democrat incumbent Slick Rick Boucher!! Visit Morgan's Website to register for email updates! http://morgangriffithforcongress.com/
  • Open Season on Democrats: Virginia is for Lovers, Not Tom Perriello

    05/10/2010 5:23:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies · 666+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | May 10, 2010 | Jillian Bandes
    Virginia’s fifth district was home to one of the hottest Congressional races of the year last cycle, and this year promises to be another scorcher. The only differences is that instead of being on the attack, incumbent Democrat Tom Perriello is going to have to defend his seat, including the controversial votes he’s taken in the past year. Perriello won by a .2% margin in 2008. That’s about 700 votes out of 315,000 cast, enough to where the Federal Election Commission could sneeze on a stack of ballots and blow a few out the window. That sort of margin would...
  • Virgil Goode joins Constitution Party

    05/05/2010 1:22:26 PM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 5 replies · 324+ views
    Virgil H. Goode Jr., a Republican from Rocky Mount who represented the 5th District in Congress for six terms, has joined the conservative Constitution Party - but he says that doesn’t mean he’s quitting the GOP. “I don’t think they’re mutually exclusive,” Goode said. Goode was the keynote speaker the Constitution Party’s spring National Committee banquet Friday in Minneapolis. At the event, Goode paid the party’s $35 membership fee. Goode said that he has not quit the Republican Party and is current on his membership dues with the Franklin County GOP.
  • 20 Democrats Targeted for Defeat over Obamacare

    04/20/2010 2:54:45 PM PDT · by NYer · 15 replies · 803+ views
    Life Site News ^ | April 20, 2010 | John Jalsevac
    WASHINGTON, D.C., April 20, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - On Monday the Family Research Council Action PAC announced plans to target the districts of 20 Democratic incumbents who voted for President Obama's abortion-funding health care bill. On the FRC Action website, the organization explains that the 20 targeted Democrats are “those so called ‘pro-life’ Democrats who seemed destined to heroism when they joined forces with Bart Stupak on a House bill that would have precluded any use federal dollars for abortion, but who caved under White House and Democrat leadership.”Rep. Bart Stupak had led a contingent of pro-life Democrats who said they...
  • Congressman in Trouble After Health Care Vote

    04/05/2010 10:05:13 AM PDT · by ConjunctionJunction · 36 replies · 2,754+ views
    AOL News ^ | April 4, 2010 | Andrea Stone
    TYSONS CORNER, Va. (April 4) -- Rep. Gerry Connolly was among friends as he explained at a Rotary Club breakfast why he voted for health care reform last month. "We're all businessmen and businesswomen," the Democratic congressman told the well-dressed group over bacon and eggs at a private club here. "This bill is the largest single deficit-reduction legislation in American history. It's a good start in terms of sort of fiscal discipline, and it will bring down the cost of health care." Many in the room nodded approvingly. Other parts of the district are not so welcoming. Many are predicting...
  • McDonnell defends Steele, invites Palin to Virginia

    03/30/2010 11:21:04 AM PDT · by free me · 18 replies · 652+ views
    Washington Post ^ | March 30, 2010; 12:07 PM ET | By Anita Kumar
    McDonnell also said he would welcome former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) to Virginia to campaign on behalf of the state's congressional candidates this year. "I have a great deal of respect for Sarah Palin,'' McDonnell said. "I thought she added a great deal of energy to the Republican ticket with John McCain. She's a principled conservative. She's not afraid to say some tough things."
  • Morgan Griffith, Rep. nom. candidate for Congress in VA09, puts up website

    03/27/2010 9:52:22 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 24 replies · 492+ views
    Morgan Griffith has just posted his website in his run for the Republican nomination for Congress for the 9th District. His opponent, Rick Boucher, is a liberal democrat who has been in office too long. Boucher district is coal country, yet Boucher voted YES for the Cap and Tax bill, to kill jobs in the coal industry and kill Norfolk Southern jobs locally.