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  • “All is Well,” say sympathetic Dems to the stunned, Republican left

    06/11/2014 10:26:58 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 10 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/11/14 | Doug Book
    Concerned that DC Republicans might begin listening to voters rather than Karl Rove, an always sympathetic White House told stunned GOP leaders that “Cantor’s problem wasn’t his position on immigration reform, it was his lack of a position.” That is, Cantor wasn’t too liberal and he had not offended the conservative, Republican base with his promise of passing amnesty or his contemptuous decision to headline an April conference hosted by George Soros and organized labor. In fact if anything, the now defunct Virginia congressman had been TOO conservative! After all, hadn’t Cantor’s campaign sent out direct-mail pieces just before last...
  • Conservative candidate in VA-11, Ken Vaughn, needs your support

    05/08/2012 6:01:48 PM PDT · by iceskater · 5 replies
    me ^ | 5-8-12 | iceskater
    NoVa freepers in Virginia's 11th congressional district - you have a choice to restore VA-11 to common sense conservative leadership. Ken Vaughn is a small business owner who is working to unseat Gerry Connelly. Ken's number one priority is the debt and spending. He is pro-life and pro-second amendment. We need your help. We need folks to help knock on doors, make phone calls - you name it and we can use your help. We can use financial support as well since we all know that money is essential to running any campaign. We need your vote on June 12th....
  • Virginia Senate: Allen (R) 46%, Kaine (D) 45%

    04/24/2012 7:13:25 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 7 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | April 24, 2012
    The race for Virginia’s open U.S. Senate seat is still virtually tied. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Virginia shows Republican George Allen with 46% support to 45% for Democrat Tim Kaine. Four percent (4%) like another candidate in the race, and five percent (5%) are undecided.
  • Virginia Attorney General investigating Gingrich campaign ballot signatures fraud claim

    02/11/2012 12:52:16 PM PST · by Red Steel · 28 replies
    wsls ^ | February 10, 2012 | WSLS-TV Staff Reports
    ROANOKE, VA -- The Virginia Attorney General's office is investigating the campaign of Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich, over claims of ballot signature fraud. At the end of December, Gingrich told CNN that the reason he did not qualify for the Virginia primary, is because one of the people his campaign hired falsified a lot of signatures. The attorney general's office tells WSLS that the State Board of Elections asked it to investigate the claim. A spokesman for the attorney general's office emphasized that the investigation is not looking into Gingrich himself.
  • House passes bills to allow primary write-ins, change primary date [Virginia]

    02/02/2012 6:44:47 PM PST · by writer33 · 31 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 02/02/12 | Anita Kumar
    The House of Delegates tentatively passed a bill Thursday that would allow voters to write in names on primary ballots in Virginia. The concern was raised in December after former House speaker Newt Gingrich failed to qualify for the March presidential ballot and wanted to stage a write-in campaign. Virginia allows write-ins for general elections, but not primaries.
  • Cuccinelli asked to probe Newt Gingrich ballot signature ‘irregularities’

    01/15/2012 2:02:31 AM PST · by Mozilla · 23 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Jan. 14, 2012 | Anita Kumar
    The State Board of Elections is asking Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli (R) to investigate “irregularities” with signatures that presidential candidate Newt Gingrich submitted to get on Virginia’s ballot, board chairman Charlie Judd said Saturday. Gingrich’s campaign told state officials it had submitted 11,050 signatures. But a Richmond area firm hired to collect them turned in 1,500 signatures that appeared to be signed by the same person. “We hired somebody who turned in false signatures,’’ Gingrich told reporters late last month while campaigning in Iowa. “We turned in 11,100 – we needed 10,000 – 1,500 of them were by one guy...
  • Breaking: Federal judge rejects Perry’s challenge to Virginia ballot law (Just Romney vs Paul)

    01/13/2012 2:20:05 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/13/2012 | Allahpundit
    Gingrich, Santorum, and Huntsman failed to qualify for the ballot too, you’ll recall, so Perry’s loss is also their loss. Which means, unless this gets turned around on appeal, the Virginia primary ballot will consist of Mitt Romney, Ron Paul, and … that’s it. Huge news considering that, er, Romney and Paul will almost certainly be the only two candidates left in the race on March 6 anyway.I said last month that I thought Perry had a real shot at success on the merits. The court actually agreed. There was just one problem: In his opinion, Gibney says Perry, and...
  • U.S. judge hears Va. primary ballot case today

    01/13/2012 6:40:02 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 2 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | January 13, 2012 | Frank Green
    ....[Gov. Rick] Perry, a states’ rights advocate, along with former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, are challenging Virginia’s residency requirement for people who circulate ballot petitions. Candidates must collect 10,000 signatures -- at least 400 hundred of them from each of the 11 congressional districts. As of the deadline, only Mitt Romney, the former Massachusetts governor, and Rep. Ron Paul of Texas qualified. Timing is critical. Officials at the State Board of Elections say they need to mail absentee ballots by Jan. 21 to get them out 45 days before...
  • Mark Levin: Virginia Ballot Fiasco Is Intentional, To Help Romney

    Mark Levin, being a disenfranchised Virginian, weighed in on the Virginia ballot fiasco, saying that the compliance rules were changed a month ago and that it is not the fault of the candidates. In fact, he believes the rules were changed to help shove Romney down our throats.
  • Va. Ballot fiasco: Newt blames campaign worker for committing fraud

    12/28/2011 6:39:01 PM PST · by Rational Thought · 36 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 12/28/2011 | The Right Scoop
    Newt says that one of his paid campaign workers turned in 1500 false signatures which killed his bid to get on the Virginia ballot. Algona, Iowa (CNN) – Newt Gingrich cited fraud Wednesday as the reason he didn’t get on the Virginia primary ballot. Last week his campaign acknowledged they used paid volunteers to scramble to get the required 10,000 signatures but fell short after the former House speaker and Virginia resident boasted his campaign was submitting as many as 12,000-14,000 signatures. On a campaign stop at an Algona chocolate store, the former House speaker said the “mistake” occurred because...
  • Va. GOP to require loyalty oath in presidential primary

    12/28/2011 12:26:06 PM PST · by markomalley · 122 replies · 1+ views
    Richmond Times Dispatch ^ | Dec. 28, 2011 | ANDREW CAIN
    At the request of the Virginia Republican Party, the State Board of Elections voted 3-0 today to close the March 6 presidential primary and require a loyalty oath for participation. That means anyone who wants to vote must sign a form at the polling place pledging to support the eventual Republican nominee for president. Anyone who refuses to sign the pledge will be barred from voting.
  • Goldman helps Gingrich with Virginia ballot

    12/26/2011 6:18:32 PM PST · by Nachum · 79 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | 12/26/11 | MIKE ALLEN |
    Paul Goldman, a Richmond lawyer who is a former Virginia Democratic party chairman, is helping represent a conservative group in challenging Newt Gingrich's disqualification from the Old Dominion ballot on March 6, Super Tuesday. Bill Pascoe, executive vice president of Citizens for the Republic, said: “We are teaming up with former Virginia Democratic Party Chairman Paul Goldman to make sure the voters of the Commonwealth have a fair and transparent presidential primary process. ...
  • How do you like those ballot restrictions now? [TEA Partyers unite against this RINO fascism!!]

    12/24/2011 10:37:52 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 420 replies · 38+ views
    Politico ^ | Dec 23, 2011
    ~~snip~~ "A Gingrich campaign official prior to the move by the Republican Party of Virginia said the problem is how the rules are set up, arguing that the party is, for apparently the first time, cross-checking the addresses that signature-givers gave against the electronic voter database file for accuracies. A name without a proper address match was tossed, the official said."
  • Virginia 2011 Candidate for Legislature has Impact on Pres. Primary (Newt & Perry have a case?)

    12/25/2011 4:41:06 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 243 replies · 4+ views
    Ballot Access News ^ | 12-25-2011 | Richard Winger
    Virginia 2011 Independent Candidate for Legislature has Big Impact on 2012 Presidential Primary December 25th, 2011 There are currently many news stories and blog discussions about the Virginia presidential primary ballot access law. Some large blogs, such as Red State, have over 300 comments about the story. Some defend the current Virginia ballot access laws on the grounds that in past presidential elections, a fairly large number of Republican presidential primary candidates managed to qualify. But what has not been reported is that in the only other presidential primaries in which Virginia required 10,000 signatures (2000, 2004, and 2008) the...
  • VA GOP Changed Ballot Access Rules Last Month

    12/26/2011 10:23:56 AM PST · by Nachum · 67 replies
    Big Government ^ | 12/26/11 | Publius
    There are currently many news stories and blog discussions about the Virginia presidential primary ballot access law. Some large blogs, such as Red State, have over 300 comments about the story. Some defend the current Virginia ballot access laws on the grounds that in past presidential elections, a fairly large number of Republican presidential primary candidates managed to qualify. But what has not been reported is that in the only other presidential primaries in which Virginia required 10,000 signatures (2000, 2004, and 2008) the signatures were not checked. Any candidate who submitted at least 10,000 raw signatures was put on...
  • Newt compares VA Ballot denial to Pearl Harbor on facebook. Huh?

    12/24/2011 6:07:42 PM PST · by jeltz25 · 60 replies
    Here's what it says on Newt's facebook wall: Newt and I agreed that the analogy is December 1941: We have experienced an unexpected set-back, but we will re-group and re-focus with increased determination, commitment and positive action.
  • One hundred thousand people wanted to fb "Like" Newt Gingrich onto the Virginia ballot

    12/24/2011 7:49:29 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 111 replies · 1+ views
    facebook page ^ | Dec 24, 2011 | Jim Robinson
    I just started a new facebook page as a place for grassroots conservatives to urge Virginia to allow the leading Republican contender for the presidency onto the Virginia ballot. Gingrich is the Republican leader nationwide and in Virginia! It's absolutely ludicrous, if not criminal, for Virginia to deny the conservative base and tea party favorite a spot on the ballot while they promote their elite ruling class RINO! Do not allow Virginia to disenfranchise hundreds of thousands of conservative grassroots voters who would mark their ballots for Newt Gingrich! Adding insult to injury, they don't even allow write-ins on their...
  • Gingrich Campaign Slams Virginia Primary System After Failing to Qualify for Ballot

    12/24/2011 8:29:18 PM PST · by no dems · 116 replies
    FOX News ^ | December 24, 2011 | Associated Press Staff
    Presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich's campaign attacked Virginia's GOP primary election system on Saturday for keeping him off the state's March 6 Super Tuesday ballot. The state party said that Gingrich, who lives in Virginia, had failed to submit the required 10,000 signatures to appear on the ballot. The Gingrich campaign responded that "only a failed system" would disqualify Gingrich and other candidates. It said Gingrich would pursue an aggressive write-in campaign, although state law prohibits write-ins on primary ballots. Gingrich campaign director Michael Krull said in a statement: "We will work with the Republican Party of Virginia to pursue an...
  • Easy fix for Virginia ballot fiasco!

    12/24/2011 4:17:52 PM PST · by mtrott · 39 replies
    self | 12/24/2011 | self-vanity
    There is a simple fix to address the Virginia ballot situation in which only Romney and Paul qualified: All the non-Romney voters will simply vote for Paul, which will deny Mitt from winning VA. It won't hurt anything because Paul is not going to win many states anyway. The important thing is to keep Romney from the win, and let Newt finish him off in the other states.
  • Poll of Virginia voters favors Gingrich

    12/24/2011 1:47:40 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 87 replies · 27+ views
    Roanoke Times ^ | Dec 22, 2011 | By Michael Sluss
    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich leads the pack of Republican presidential hopefuls in a survey of Virginia voters released Wednesday. But former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney would fare better than Gingrich in a general election contest with President Barack Obama, according to the Quinnipiac University poll. Gingrich leads Romney by a margin of 30 percent to 25 percent among Republican voters, with none of the other GOP candidates topping 9 percent. In a head-to-head test, Gingrich tops Romney by a margin of 47 percent to 39 percent. Virginia will hold its presidential primary March 6. More than half of the...
  • Gingrich’s Ballot Miss Could Shake Voters’ Confidence [Sabato: "It's A Disaster For Him"]

    12/24/2011 1:01:00 PM PST · by Steelfish · 129 replies
    NY Times ^ | December 24, 2011 | KATHARINE Q. SEELYE
    Gingrich’s Ballot Miss Could Shake Voters’ Confidence By KATHARINE Q. SEELYE December 24, 2011 Newt Gingrich declared confidently the other day that he would get his name on the ballot for the Republican presidential primary in Virginia. In fact, he said he already had the requisite 10,000 signatures and an additional 2,000 to 3,000 for safety’s sake and would probably collect even more. Related But that turned out not to be the case. In the wee hours of Saturday morning, the Virginia Republican Party announced via Twitter that Mr. Gingrich had failed to submit enough signatures by the Thursday deadline,...
  • Gingrich, Perry fail to make Va. ballot

    12/24/2011 7:43:46 AM PST · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 216 replies · 6+ views ^ | December 24, 2011 7:25 AM |
    (AP)WASHINGTON — Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has failed to qualify for Virginia's March 6 Republican primary, a development that complicates his bid to win the GOP presidential nomination. "After verification, RPV has determined that Newt Gingrich did not submit required 10K signatures and has not qualified for the VA primary," the Republican Party of Virginia announced early Saturday on its Twitter website. Perry also fell short of the 10,000 signatures of registered voters required for a candidate's name to be on the primary ballot, but former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and Texas Rep. Ron Paul will be on the...
  • Day Two of the Great VA GOP Meltdown

    12/24/2011 8:20:24 AM PST · by shield · 308 replies
    Red State ^ | 24th December 2011 | Moe Lane
    For those coming in late, let me summarize*: both Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry have been excluded from the Virginia Republican primary by the Virginia GOP. This has placed the VA GOP in an awkward situation, given that: they have excluded the current national and Virginian front-runner from their own ballot; have currently no write-in option on the ballot; do have an open primary that anyone can vote in; and generally have created an environment peculiarly suited for conspiracy theories involving Mitt Romney (and ones that won’t contain the word ‘Mormon’ anywhere in their description, by the way). The current...
  • GOP: Gingrich, Perry fail to qualify for Virginia primary

    12/24/2011 2:16:38 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 97 replies
    MSNBC ^ | December 24, 2011 | NBC News and news services
    RICHMOND, Va. — Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Texas Gov. Rick Perry have failed to qualify for Virginia's March 6 Republican primary, but former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and Texas Rep. Ron Paul will be on the ballot. The Republican Party of Virginia announced late Friday and early Saturday that Gingrich and Perry fell short of the 10,000 signatures of registered voters required for a candidate's name to be on the primary ballot. Romney and Paul met that threshold. State GOP spokesman Garren Shipley said volunteers spent Friday validating petitions that the four candidates submitted by the Thursday 5...
  • Bachmann, Huntsman, Santorum not on Va. primary ballot

    12/22/2011 6:01:17 PM PST · by CharlesWayneCT · 13 replies
    The Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | December 22, 2011 | Andrew Cain
    Four Republican presidential candidates – Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Rick Perry and Ron Paul -- submitted paper work in time to qualify for Virginia's March 6 primary ballot. No other GOP contender will be on the Virginia ballot. Rep. Michele Bachmann, former Sen. Rick Santorum and former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman did not submit signatures with Virginia's State Board of Elections by today's 5 p.m. deadline. ... Candidates must submit the signatures of at least 10,000 registered voters, with 400 from each of the 11 Congressional districts. Romney submitted 16,026 signatures; Paul 14,361; Perry 11,911 and Gingrich 11,050. The state...
  • Fiasco: Bachmann, Huntsman, Santorum fail to make Virginia ballot

    12/22/2011 6:14:28 PM PST · by TBBT · 69 replies
    HotAir ^ | 12/22/2011 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    That’s not even the worst part. The worst part is that Perry and Gingrich, either one of whom could still become the Great Grassroots Hope against Romney, might not have qualified either. You need 10,000 signatures to make the ballot but 15,000 are recommended since a bunch are bound to be thrown out as false or duplicative as the petitions are scrutinized. You also need at least 600 signatures from each of Virginia’s 11 congressional districts. Romney submitted 16,026 and Ron Paul submitted 14,361. Perry’s total: 11,911. Gingrich’s: 11,050. If they end up getting bounced, the Republican primary ballot for...
  • Virginia GOP Withdraws request for Statement of Intent Requirement for 2008 Primary

    12/02/2007 7:02:17 PM PST · by deaconjim · 5 replies · 130+ views
    Republican Party of Virginia ^ | 12/01/2007 | Shaun Kenney
    From the RPV website: The Republican Party of Virginia State Central Committee yesterday evening passed a motion requesting the Virginia State Board of Elections withdraw the “statement of intent” requirement before participating in the 2008 Republican presidential primary contest. While the committee did request the Virginia State Board of Elections to withdraw the requirement to sign a statement of intent for the 2008 primary, State Central re-emphasized their commitment to closed primaries by passing a resolution supporting party registration in Virginia. “The State Central Committee was very clear about including all Virginia registered voters that share our values and believe...
  • Presidential campaign event draws crowd [HillBilly Bob Graham panders in Roanoke]

    07/17/2003 4:45:24 AM PDT · by AppyPappy · 7 replies · 158+ views
    Democrat Bob Graham was accompanied by NASCAR drivers and bluegrass musicians. By MICHAEL SLUSS THE ROANOKE TIMES If you read the public opinion polls in Iowa and New Hampshire, you might think Bob Graham has no chance to win the Democratic Party's nomination for president next year. But if you saw the crowds that flocked to Graham's celebrity-laden campaign events Wednesday in Roanoke, you might think the Florida senator is a front-runner in the fight to take on Republican incumbent George W. Bush. Several hundred showed up at an early evening event at Winner's Circle Collectibles on Williamson Road, though...