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  • VA homosexual group announces endorsements in VA Senate and House races (BARF ALERT)

    10/20/2011 12:14:42 PM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 12 replies
    First and foremost, you can plan now to vote on November 8th or take appropriate steps to submit an absentee ballot if you aren’t going to be in your election precinct on Election Day. Turnout is expected to be low, so every vote is even more important this election year. You can find out about absentee voting and the location of your precinct on the State Board of Election’s website. Second, you can make a contribution to EVPAC today to help us support and fund get out the vote activities for EVPAC supported equality minded candidates. We need your help...
  • Planned Parenthood announces MORE phonebanking to save VA pro-abortion/liberal Senators (BARF ALERT)

    09/19/2011 11:12:06 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 5 replies
    Hi xxxxx, Last week the Virginia Board of Health approved the most restrictive regulations on abortion providers in the nation. They wouldn't have had the ability to do so if we had a pro-choice majority in our legislature. We MUST Save the Senate this election. That's the only way we can ensure that women will have continued access to comprehensive reproductive health care. HOW CAN YOU HELP? We're talking to voters and spreading the word to re-elect state Senator Edd Houck. Senator Houck has a 28-year voting record that demonstrates his commitment to reproductive health care. He can help ensure...
  • Battle for Northern Virginia Senate seats opens at Arlington debate (State Senate)

    09/07/2011 8:10:46 AM PDT · by markomalley · 2 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 09/07/11 | Liz Essley
    A Republican underdog snapped hard at a Democratic incumbent’s heels at the opening debate of the Arlington campaign season Tuesday night. The debate kicked off the battle for Northern Virginia’s Senate seats in a year Republicans are hoping to snatch control of the state Senate, putting both houses of the General Assembly and the governor's office in Republican hands. Patrick Forrest accused Virginia state Sen. Janet Howell of using her 19 years in the Senate’s 32nd district seat to increase spending and hand out favors to lobbyists while remaining silent on the issue of funding for the Dulles Metro rail...
  • Virginia posts [$311M] surplus, but federal deficit threatens bond rating (Kudos to McDonnell)

    07/19/2011 8:51:25 PM PDT · by HokieMom · 14 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 7-19-11 | David Sherfinski
    Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell said Tuesday the commonwealth finished fiscal 2011 with a revenue surplus of $311 million but could still have its bond rating downgraded unless the federal government resolves an ongoing dispute over the debt ceiling. Mr. McDonnell, a Republican, said Virginia finished fiscal 2011 with $15.45 billion in general fund revenues, including transfers — the second straight year the commonwealth has finished with a surplus. But the good news was tempered by the credit rating agency Moody's saying it has put Virginia’s highly prized AAA bond rating under review, as negotiations on the federal deficit stall in...
  • Virginia Attorney General says UVA cannot ban gun carry

    07/05/2011 1:17:55 PM PDT · by majstoll · 10 replies ^ | July 5, 2011 | Mike Stollenwerk
    On the heels of his recent opinion holding that "self-defense" is "good and sufficient reason" to carry a gun to church, Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli now says that state colleges like the University of Virginia cannot ban the carriage of concealed handguns by proper license holders. The opinion was written in response to a question by Senator Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon). . . . According to's campus carry map, most states are just like Virginia and do not generally prohibit by law gun carry on college campuses by visitors or students. . . .
  • VA Homosexual group endorses Gay Democrat for Senate

    06/28/2011 11:08:01 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 9 replies
    From EV email
    Equality Virginia PAC Endorses Adam Ebbin for Senate James Parrish, Executive Director of Equality Virginia, announced today that the Board of Directors of Equality Virginia PAC voted unanimously at its meeting on June 26, 2011 to endorse Delegate Adam Ebbin for election to the Virginia Senate from the 30th Senate District. Delegate Ebbin currently is seeking the nomination in a three-way Democratic primary to be held August 23, 2011. The Democratic nomination in this heavily Democratic district is seen as setting a clear path to election in the fall. “Although both of the other candidates running in the primary are...
  • New state air-gun law worries Fairfax(VA)

    06/06/2011 5:01:12 AM PDT · by marktwain · 29 replies · 1+ views ^ | 6 June, 2011 | Leah Fabel
    The use of BB guns and other air-powered weapons will soon be legal on private property throughout Virginia, angering Northern Virginia officials whose constituents live in heavily populated areas. "For our area, it is insane," said state Sen. Dave Marsden, D-Fairfax. "It's one thing to do this in any rural area, but to allow it in a suburban or urban area like much of Northern Virginia?" "Pneumatic weapons" - from paintball guns to pellet guns that shoot at 1,000 feet per second -- have long been treated as regular firearms under Fairfax County's code. Their use is generally prohibited in...
  • Bill Stanley to run for 20th District State Senate seat

    05/20/2011 9:15:18 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 4 replies
    Current 19th District State Senator Bill Stanley (R-Franklin Co.) announced Thursday afternoon that he will challenge incumbent State Senator Roscoe Reynolds (D-Henry Co.) for the redrawn 20th District State Senate seat. The redistricting process dramatically altered Sen. Stanley's current district, moving much of the 19th District west of where it currently lies. The plan splits: Franklin Co. between the 19th and 20th Districts Danville and Pittsylvania Co.between the 15th and 20th Districts Current 19th District portion of Campbell Co. into the 15th and 23rd Districts
  • 2011 VA General Assembly wrap up from Planned Parenthood (BARF ALERT)

    04/26/2011 7:32:33 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 2 replies
    email from PP
    In all, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia worked to defeat ten anti-choice bills and four budget amendments that threatened access to reproductive health care, prevention services and the perennial attempt to defund Planned Parenthood. This was an especially challenging General Assembly session. For the past several years, Planned Parenthood has been able to prevent anti-choice measures from passing. However, because anti-choice members of the General Assembly thwarted the democratic process they were able to pass two bills that were part of their anti-choice, anti-women’s agenda. The first bill that passed was SB 924, which included an amendment to unfairly target...
  • VA Gov. Bob McDonnell announces VETO of redistricting bill

    04/15/2011 11:36:16 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 41 replies
    RICHMOND, Va. — Gov. Bob McDonnell has vetoed the legislative redistricting plan passed by the Virginia General Assembly. The bill outlines new district boundaries for both the Senate and the House of Delegates. The Republican governor said Friday he has concerns about the Senate plan, which he said failed to receive bipartisan support. The Democrat-controlled Senate passed the measure on a party-line vote. The governor also said the proposed Senate districts are not compact as required by law, and that they do not properly preserve locality boundaries and communities of interest. He said he's concerned the Senate plan may also...
  • Republican Yost announces for delegate seat in VA, to replace D Jim Shuler

    04/13/2011 6:34:07 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke
    Blacksburg, VA, April 11 – Long time New River Valley native Joseph Yost announces his candidacy for the Republican nomination to Virginia‟s 12th District House of Delegates seat. Yost is a dedicated Republican and has been an active member of the Montgomery County Republican Party since 2009. During that time, he has served in various leadership positions including secretary of the Party, precinct captain during the last two election cycles, and Parliamentarian. He also serves as Chair of the Roanoke/New River Valley Young Republicans. When asked what issues he sees as the forefront of his campaign, Yost said, “the needs...
  • Virginia black caucus pushes for second minority district (Can you find the racism?)

    03/23/2011 7:26:42 PM PDT · by Libloather · 41 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3/22/11 | David Sherfinski
    Va. black caucus pushes for second minority districtBy: David Sherfinski 03/22/11 8:05 PM The Virginia Legislative Black Caucus wants the state to draw a second high-percentage minority congressional district -- a move that could throw a proposal to protect all 11 House incumbents into chaos. There is currently one majority-black congressional district in Virginia -- the 3rd District, held by Democratic Rep. Bobby Scott -- that encompasses part of Richmond and runs down into Hampton Roads. For a state with a 20 percent black population to have one black member of Congress is "not representative," said state Sen. Mamie Locke,...
  • VA Planned Parenthood to Governor: Veto bill to regulate abortion clinics (BARF ALERT)

    03/11/2011 10:46:55 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 4 replies
    Email from VA Planned Parenthood
    Take Action! Ask Gov. McDonnell to VETO SB 924, Targeted Regulations for Abortion Providers As you know, the Senate passed historic legislation several weeks ago that is more vague and egregious than any other legislation of its type in the country. SB 924 will have a drastic impact on access to first trimester abortion across the Commonwealth. This dangerous legislation is the result of members of the legislature playing politics with people's lives. TAKE ACTION NOW! Ask Gov. McDonnell to veto SB 924.
  • FRC Action PAC endorses Bryce Reeves for VA Senate dist. 17

    03/10/2011 6:22:26 AM PST · by Gopher Broke
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 9, 2011 CONTACT: J.P. Duffy or Darin Miller, (866) FRC-NEWS FRC Action PAC Endorses Bryce Reeves for State Senate March 09, 2011 WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today FRC Action PAC, the political action committee connected to Family Research Council Action, the legislative advocacy arm of the Family Research Council, endorses Bryce Reeves for Virginia State Senate District 17. Bryce Reeves is taking on Sen. Edward Houck, a 26-year incumbent who is out of touch with the values of Virginia State Senate District 17. Last year Senator Houck voted against a measure that prevented taxpayer funds from being...
  • EDITORIAL: Stopping the government land grab--Virginia moves to limit eminent domain

    02/28/2011 5:08:02 PM PST · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 28, 2011 | Editorial
    The Virginia General Assembly last week gave its first approval to a constitutional amendment restoring the sanctity of private property in the commonwealth. The measure was made necessary by the reckless 2005 Supreme Court decision Kelo v. New London, which gave towns and cities free rein to grab land for the use and benefit of well-connected developers. At issue is the power of eminent domain, under which landowners are forced to sell property to the government for public use. Over the years, the Supreme Court has expanded the scope of government takings by redefining “public use.” Originally, the term was...
  • Statement of VA AG Ken Cuccinelli on passage of Clinic Safety Bill

    02/24/2011 4:45:10 PM PST · by Gopher Broke · 4 replies
    Dear Friends, Today, a long, hard-fought battle for women's health and dignity has finally been won in the State Senate! Just this afternoon, the Democrat controlled Virginia State Senate passed a bill which will require abortion clinics to meet hospital-style safety standards. This will mean that any abortion clinic which performs more than 5 abortions in a month will need to meet safety standards comparable to any other clinic which performs out-patient procedures. For over 25 years, Virginia abortion clinics have not been held to minimal health and safety standards. As a result, women who walk into these clinics are...
  • Abortion Clinic Safety bill passes VA Senate!!!

    02/24/2011 12:16:17 PM PST · by Gopher Broke · 51 replies
    Victoria Cobb, President Thursday, February 24, 2011 Victory Alert: Abortion Clinic Safety Passes Senate!! In a historic vote, the state Senate today approved legislation that requires the Board of Health to create regulation for abortion centers in Virginia! After over two decades of hiding behind a veil of political secrecy, abortion centers in Virginia will now face greater scrutiny and better health standards. After a long and passionate debate on the Senate floor, the vote was 20-20 with Lt. Governor Bill Bolling casting the deciding vote in favor of the bill! We will provide more information on this tremendous victory...
  • VA Senate democrats kill prolife bills in Ed. & Health committee

    02/18/2011 7:13:06 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 5 replies
    Victoria Cobb, President Thursday, February 17, 2011 Information Alert: Life Bills Killed Despite Overwhelming Evidence In the Virginia Senate Education and Health committee this morning, The Family Foundation was reminded that we can have logic and reason, statistics, public polling, the US Supreme Court, and science on our side, but that has no influence with members of that committee committed to the abortion industry. Four important bills (HB1419, HB1428, HB1440, and HB2147) died at the hands of the committee this morning. Stay tuned to The Family Foundation’s YouTube site for videos of the debate. The first bill heard was HB...
  • Va. State Sen. Ticer Calling It Quits

    02/18/2011 3:53:52 AM PST · by csvset · 24 replies
    NBC ^ | 17 Feb 2011 | JULIE CAREY
    A longtime northern Virginia political figure has decided to calls it quits. In an emotional speech on the Virginia Senate floor, Alexandria Democrat Patsy Ticer told her colleagues, "I have finally come to the end of the line." Ticer's 30th senate district covers Alexandria and parts of Arlington and Fairfax counties. She's been a fixture in local politics since 1982 when she was first elected to Alexandria's City Council. She became the city's first female mayor in 1991 and held that position until she was elected to the state Senate in 1995. As Alexandria mayor, Ticer helped lead the high...
  • Virginia House Makes Rolling Right Turn Reckless Driving

    02/15/2011 6:56:54 AM PST · by Ken H · 70 replies ^ | 02/15/2011 | n/a
    Virginia passes bill imposing up to $2500 fine and possible jail time for boulevard stops. The Virginia House of Delegates and a state Senate committee approved legislation that would make a rolling right-hand turn on a red light a reckless driving offense. On Thursday the Senate Transportation Committee unanimously approved a bill introduced by Delegate Bill Janis (R-Glen Allen) which the lower chamber had approved by a 67 to 31 margin on February 4. "Any person who drives a motor vehicle in violation of Section 46.2-833 is guilty of reckless driving," House Bill 1993 states. Under current law, Section 46.2-833,...