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  • McAuliffe's 'Green' Billionaire Backer Enriched Himself with Coal, Oil

    09/23/2013 1:12:20 AM PDT · by TexGrill · 1 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/22/2013 | Kerry Pickett
    Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe said in 2009 he "never want[s] another coal plant built,” but in the meantime, he hasn't been above taking money gained through coal investment for his campaign. Tom Steyer, a California-based financier and one of McAuliffe’s wealthiest out-of-state supporters, told his advisers in August to launch climate change television ads via his group, NextGen Climate Action Committee, in Virginia to help turn out the vote for McAuliffe, Politico reported in August. Steyer (pictured, left) said, “I would say there’s a very clear choice on this topic between these two candidates, and I think the citizens...
  • Longtime GOP strategist Boyd Marcus backs Democrat Terry McAuliffe

    08/21/2013 1:52:16 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 55 replies
    Washington Times ^ | August 20, 2013 | David Sherfinski
    Boyd Marcus, a longtime Republican adviser and strategist in Virginia who has worked for former Gov. James S. Gilmore III and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, threw his support behind Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe on Tuesday. Mr. Marcus, who will also serve as a consultant to Mr. McAuliffe’s campaign, said in a statement he’s supporting Mr. McAuliffe because he believes the Democrat will work with both parties to advance economic growth. “Virginia needs an experienced businessman who will put the practical needs of our people ahead of political ideology,” Mr. Marcus said. “I’ve never before supported any Democrat, but...
  • McDonnell walks fine line with conservative [VA] General Assembly

    02/26/2012 3:16:49 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | February 25, 2012 | Anita Kumar,
    RICHMOND — Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell met with Republican members of the General Assembly more than 60 times in the past month — from formal meetings to glitzy social gatherings at the Executive Mansion — and he often cautioned them to exercise restraint. McDonnell warned his fellow Republicans to limit their socially conservative legislation and focus on job creation and the state budget, according to legislators. Otherwise, he said, they risked miring the session in needless disputes that would not benefit the GOP. He even signaled which bills he would support, a departure from previous practice. .....But apparently not...
  • Republicans sweep in Virginia

    11/03/2009 5:31:35 PM PST · by bigred08 · 8 replies · 809+ views
    The Examiner ^ | 11/3/2009 | Kevin Hall
    Fox News just called the Virginia gubernatorial race for Republican Bob McDonnell. Exit polls show him defeating Democrat Creigh Deeds in a landslide. Republicans also have captured the Lt. Governor and Attorney General spots, making it a clean sweep.
  • Fall eyes on Virginia

    08/02/2009 3:31:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies · 866+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | August 2, 2009 | Salena Zito
    WINCHESTER, Va. – Virginia will be the center of political attention this fall, thanks to the first statewide election in a battleground state since the 2008 presidential election. “Here we go again,” said Larry Larsen, an independent voter accustomed to the national attention that Virginia races attract. November’s gubernatorial race matches former state attorney general Bob McDonnell, a Republican, versus state senator Creigh Deeds, a Democrat. A SurveyUSA poll last week gave McDonnell a 15-point lead. RealClearPolitics shows McDonnell as 6.3 percentage points in the lead, based on aggregate polling data. “If McDonnell were to win this, the message it...
  • Democrats Tap Kaine for State of Union Duty

    01/20/2006 6:46:02 PM PST · by freespirited · 18 replies · 682+ views
    Roll Call ^ | 1/19/06 | Erin Billings
    National Democratic leaders today will ask Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine (D) to deliver the party’s response to the president’s State of the Union address, believing that the new governor can best deliver their 2006 message of inclusiveness, American values and high ethical standards. Sources said that Senate and House Minority Leaders Harry Reid (Nev.) and Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) and New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, who chairs the Democratic Governors’ Association, plan to call Kaine today to offer him the assignment. Kaine was sworn in as Virginia’s governor last weekend, succeeding fellow Democrat Mark Warner, under whom he served as lieutenant...
  • 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...
  • A Rice-Allen Ticket in '08?

    08/17/2005 12:39:23 PM PDT · by Gunner9mm · 92 replies · 1,747+ views
    Liberty Call US, Deck Log ^ | August 17, 2005 | Liberty
    What about a Rice-Allen Ticket in 2008? You heard it here first! Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice has great name recognition, solid foreign policy credentials, and a brilliant mind. Former Virginia Governor and current Senator George Allen has a solid conservative foundation, a friendly outgoing personality, and plenty of leadership experience. Rice would strip a lot of black and women's votes from the Democrat ticket; Allen would pull in the conservatives. This is a ticket that could beat Hillary Clinton. This is a ticket that would keep the Democrats out of the White House for eight years with Rice as...
  • THE RACE FOR GOVERNOR: Kaine and Kilgore set agendas

    01/09/2005 7:24:53 PM PST · by Corin Stormhands · 19 replies · 1,519+ views
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | 1/8/05 | Tyler Whitney
    They seek momentum and distinctions as they get ready for governor's race With both men running for governor, the legislative focus of Lt. Gov. Timothy M. Kaine and Attorney General Jerry W. Kilgore will have a distinct political tilt this session. Republican Kilgore's legislative package emphasizes law and order, including a new death-penalty crime. Democrat Kaine is morally opposed to the death penalty but says he will enforce state death-penalty laws. Kilgore's backers think Kaine is vulnerable on this issue, and the legislative measure could keep the death penalty in the public eye.