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  • Lead widens in Virginia Senate race [Houck vs Reeves, District 17]

    11/09/2011 4:45:34 PM PST · by freespirited · 10 replies
    Wapo ^ | 10/09/11 | Laura Vozzella
    Democrats still held out hope that Sen. R. Edward Houck (D-Spotsylvania) could win his race against Republican Bryce Reeves, as local elections officials met Wednesday to count provisional ballots and review calculations and tapes from voting machines and other records for errors. But after such an initial canvas, Reeves’s lead actually grew — from an 86-vote margin to 224 votes. “The race for this seat remains too close to call,” said Craig Bieber, Houck’s campaign manager. “There were several significant discrepancies during Tuesday night’s tabulation that deserve further attention during the canvassing and certification process.” At one point, the state...
  • Sabato: Houck will have tough time finding votes to top Reeves [Control of VA State Senate]

    11/09/2011 11:25:27 AM PST · by freespirited · 11 replies
    University of Virginia political prognosticator Larry J. Sabato isn’t optimistic about the chances of incumbent Democrat Edd Houck overcoming Republican challenger Bryce Reeves in the presumed recount in the race for the 17th State Senate District. Houck finished election night the unofficial loser, down by 86 votes in a race that saw 44,986 votes cast in all, according to the Virginia State Board of Elections. “In my experience 86 votes are tough to find when you’re looking for them,” Sabato said this morning, though he emphasized it’s not impossible they’ll turn up. Control of the Virginia State Senate appears to...
  • Iraqi Veterans Group Endorses Jim Gilmore for U.S. Senate

    10/17/2008 1:55:26 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 9 replies · 1,284+ views
    http://jimgilmoreforsenate.com ^ | October 17, 2008 | IFVPP
    Iraqi Veterans Group Endorses Jim Gilmore for U.S. Senate Group met with both candidates in effort to clarify positions Richmond – Today, the IFVPP, announced their endorsement of former Governor and Army Veteran, Jim Gilmore for the United States Senate. Speaking of the endorsement, Rusty McGuire, chairman of the IFVPP said, “after meeting with both candidates it was crystal clear who best supported our interest as Iraqi Freedom Veterans”. The endorsement was based on the following criteria: - Operation Iraqi Freedom: Many of the members of IFVPP were wounded in Iraq and care strongly about our commitment in Iraq. Jim...
  • Mark Warner: Christians, Pro-Lifers, NRA, and Home Schoolers are a threat to America (Audio)

    10/13/2008 7:13:36 PM PDT · by paltz · 66 replies · 1,563+ views
    YOU TUBE ^ | 7/22/08 | Jim Gilmore For Senate
    Liberal Democrat Mark Warner calls the NRA, people of faith, pro-lifers and home schoolers a threat to America. AUDIO
  • Join Sarah Palin & Jim Gilmore in Richmond!(Senate Candidate to Speak at Rally!)

    10/12/2008 7:13:17 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 12 replies · 783+ views
    http://www.jimgilmoreforsenate.com/index.php ^ | OCT 12th, 2008 | www.jimgilmoreforsenate.com
      Join Sarah Palin & Jim Gilmore in Richmond!   Join former Governor Jim Gilmore and Governor Sarah Palin at the McCain-Palin Campaign rally on Monday, October 13th at the Richmond International Raceway. Gates to the event will open and 11:00 a.m. and the program is expected to start at 2:00 p.m. Jim Gilmore will deliver remarks during the program. WHAT: Palin Rally WHEN: Monday, October 13, 2008 Gates open at 11:00 a.m. Program begins at 2:00pm Jim Gilmore to deliver remarks during the program. WHERE: Richmond International Raceway 600 E. Laburnum Avenue, Richmond, VA Click here for a...
  • Mark Warner Lost My Vote...

    10/12/2008 1:37:47 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 7 replies · 697+ views
    http://www.melissaomarkham.com ^ | October 9, 2008 | By Melissa Markham
    I am not a party voter. I have voted for Democrats, Republicans and even 'third party' candidates like Ross Perot. The way I roll is to vote for the person that I think will do the best job. For instance, I am voting for John McCain and Sarah Palin. I don't think Obama has the country's best interests at heart. I think he is naive and is likely to make some very costly mistakes because of it. I would love to have a national health care plan, but that is not enough to make me vote for a man I...
  • Jim Gilmore's Statement on the Bailout

    10/03/2008 8:47:31 PM PDT · by palmer · 10 replies · 521+ views
    jimgilmoreforsenate ^ | October 3, 2008 | Jim Gilmore
    Jim Gilmore's Statement on the Bailout I am strongly opposed to asking America's hard working families to cover the bets of the Wall Street high rollers and insiders who exploited flaws in government regulations to make personal fortunes and devastate our economy. Mark Warner is supporting the bailout of Wall Street. But what is really going on is an effort to use fear to persuade working families – who are already struggling – to cover the bets of Wall Street high rollers -- who have made themselves tremendously wealthy by exploiting flaws in our financial system.
  • Warner, Gilmore to debate on TV Oct. 3 (Gilmore pressure on Warner to debate pays off)

    09/12/2008 4:10:53 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 5 replies · 95+ views
    RICHMOND, Va. - There will be a televised debate between Virginia's rival Senate candidates, Mark Warner and Jim Gilmore. But the debate's timing at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 3, means its audience will consist largely of hardcore political junkies. The debate will be broadcast from WSLS-TV in Roanoke and will be offered for live broadcast to any Virginia television station that wishes to air it. Warner had been under fire from Gilmore and the press for not consenting to a televised debate. The two debated for the first time in July at the Homested Resort and will clash again...
  • Mark Warner coming to New Jersey for U.S. Senate fundraiser

    09/12/2008 4:01:49 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 1 replies · 130+ views
    http://www.politickernj.com ^ | Sept 12, 2008 | By Max Pizarro
    Democratic Party fundraisers John Graham and Michael Kempner have scheduled a Sept. 22 money event for former Virginia Gov. Mark Warner, who’s running for U.S. Senate to succeed retiring Sen. John Warner (R-VA). Members of the Clinton fundraising team called the Group, Graham and Kempner have their own ties to Warner, whom they talked to last year during the run-up to the Democratic presidential primary. At the time, Warner was mulling a presidential run. He ultimately opted instead for a U.S. Senate bid. By helping to raise money for the Virginian, Graham and Kempner still have their eye on presidential...
  • Detailed Senate Race Research:

    09/12/2008 9:18:54 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 48 replies · 227+ views
    The US Senate Currently: Republicans: 49 Seats Democrats: 51 Seats 35 of the 100 seats in the Senate will be contested. Alaska Incumbent Senator Ted Stevens VS Mark Begich Stevens surges in Senate poll- September 5th Stevens closes to within 2 in Alaska Senate Race- Sept 10. More Ted Stevens Gifts? Massage Chair, Sled Dog Stevens for Senate Alabama Incumbent Senator Jeff Sessions VS Vivian Figures Sen. Jeff Sessions holds a 58-31 lead over Democratic challenger state Sen. Vivian Davis Figures- August 5th. Sessions still leads figures- Sept 6. Sessions for Senate Arkansas Senator Mark Pryor. Whats the deal with...
  • MARK WARNER: Playing fast and loose with Virginia’s Right to Work

    09/10/2008 2:26:53 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 3 replies · 95+ views
    http://www.jimgilmoreforsenate.com/?q=node/479 ^ | Sept. 10th,2008 | www.jimgilmoreforsenate.com
    Alexandria – The Jim Gilmore for Senate campaign said today Democrat U.S. Senate candidate Mark Warner is engaging in “old school politics as usual” in his contorted attempts to keep Virginia voters from learning that he supports efforts to undermine Virginia’s Right to Work law. “The only thing the voters of Virginia have learned they can count on with Mark Warner is that where he stands today, or where he stood yesterday, has nothing to do with where he will stand tomorrow,” Ana Gamonal, Gilmore Communications Director said today. “Working families can contrast that with Jim Gilmore who will never...
  • Frederick welcomes GOP ticket to Virginia (McCain/Palin Rally Come one, Come All!)

    09/08/2008 3:28:12 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 8 replies · 297+ views
    http://www.rpv.org/ ^ | September 8, 2008 | http://www.rpv.org/
          Frederick welcomes GOP ticket to Virginia   9/8/2008 10:24:00 AM   McCain and Palin to make joint campaign appearance in Fairfax on Wednesday   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Woodbridge, Virginia (September 8, 2008) – Delegate Jeffrey M. Frederick, Chairman of the Republican Party of Virginia, cheered the news this morning that the Republican ticket of Senator John McCain and Governor Sarah Palin will be in Northern Virginia Wednesday morning. “John McCain and Sarah Palin are exactly the kind of leaders Virginians embrace – conservative, yet independent-minded reformers who are results oriented. As Senator Fred Thompson said,...
  • Gilmore campaign & RPV launch television ad - Principled: Mark Warner and His Lies

    09/08/2008 2:43:31 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 1 replies · 76+ views
    http://www.jimgilmoreforsenate.com/?q=node/478 ^ | Sept 8th, 2008 | http://www.jimgilmoreforsenate.com
    Gilmore campaign & RPV launch television ad - Principled Principled - Mark Warner and His Lies Help keep this and future ads running! https://www.jimgilmoreforsenate.com 
  • Gilmore shifts gears for dough (A time to stand up and be counted)

    09/08/2008 11:53:45 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 3 replies · 91+ views
    http://www.inrich.com ^ | Sep 07, 2008 | By JEFF E. SCHPARIO
    Gilmore last month reconstituted his campaign committee to simultaneously feed three: his Senate effort, the cash-strapped Republican Party of Virginia and the debt-laden corpse of his brief presidential bid. The Gilmore camp, having already repaid the millionaire candidate his 50-large loan from the spring, says this is about efficiency. It's legit, too. As confidante Boyd Marcus -- his consultantcy is due nearly $30,000 of the $131,000 owed by the Gilmore prez committee -- said, "it allows you to ask for more money legally, and I emphasize legally, with one phone call." Donors have the honor of helping one, two or...
  • Remember this about Mark Warner (video, notorious liars)

    08/27/2008 6:41:23 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 7 replies · 145+ views
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9e8i4vT6Ms
  • No Red Meat from Warner (snooze)

    08/27/2008 2:52:46 AM PDT · by personalaccts · 8 replies · 947+ views
    The Nation ^ | 8/26/08 | John Deal
    posted by John Nichols on 08/27/2008 @ 01:28am Email Print Share Buzzflash del.icio.us Digg Facebook Newsvine Reddit What is this? Take Action Comments (1) Subscribe Now Text SizeAAAHere is a footnote, and nothing more than that, from the 2008 Democratic National Convention. We're finally done with all that speculation about former Virginia Governor Mark Warner becoming a national political player. Sure, Warner drew a bad card when Democratic National Convention organizers scheduled the keynote address on the same night as Hillary Clinton's address to the convention. But the Virginian, who this year is likely to win a Senate seat, failed...
  • Jim Gilmore Pushes Drilling and Clean Coal

    08/21/2008 3:08:02 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 3 replies · 134+ views
    http://www.youtube.com ^ | August 21,2008 | http://www.youtube.com
    Senate Candidate Jim Gilmore Pushes Drilling and Clean CoalThe crowds are getting bigger folks and Jim told me that campaign contributions have really picked up with over 5,000 new donors to the campaign. I told him we are pushing for him. We can't afford to lose this seat to liberal Mark Warner. Please keep helping and if you live or know some one in Virginia strike up a conversation and make sure they know about Jim Gilmore. He cut taxes, signed into law some of the most Pro-Life legislation in the nation, brought the state through the 9-11 economic...
  • Gilmore Slams Mark Warner/Pelosi for Opposing Drilling!

    08/19/2008 6:32:21 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 4 replies · 134+ views
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbZgUS10bPY ^ | Aug 19,2008 | http://www.youtube.com
    Gilmore Slams Mark Warner for Opposing Drilling! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbZgUS10bPYPlease take a moment to listen to this. The video isn't great because I took it with my cell phone camera. I took my three kids with me to an event yesterday in Hanover county and had a chance to meet Jim Gilmore and Eric Cantor. It was a great experience and they are two strong conservatives. Eric is still fighting liberal Pelosi and gave a great update and Jim gave this great speech on energy and the differences between him and liberal Mark Warner. The kids posing at the beginning of the...
  • Political Director's Update (Gilmore Slams Warner on opposition to Drilling, We Need Volunteers!)

    08/19/2008 4:34:02 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 1 replies · 112+ views
    http://www.jimgilmoreforsenate.com ^ | Aug 19, 2008 | Matt Wells
      Political Director's Update 6th Edition August 19, 2008 Working Families Tour 3 & Super Saturday!   In This Edition: Update From The Road Yard Sign Signup Working Families Tour 3 Super Door Knock Saturday A Very Bad Day For Mark Warner, Olympic Edition     Jim Gilmore goes door to door in Fairfax County. Update from the Road Governor Gilmore has been hard at work this week, starting with some door to door in Northern Virginia, and hitting the Prince William and Rockingham County fairs. Want to know how you can help? Check out our volunteer calendar on...
  • Candidate credibility: Promises vs. 'if I'm able'(The Warner big lie continues)

    08/17/2008 4:10:57 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 108+ views
    http://fredericksburg.com/ ^ | 8/17/2008 | RICHARD AMRHINE
    Smart voters know, however, that campaign "promises" are no such thing. They represent a wish list and should be characterized as goals. Because they want to sound authoritative, candidates will sound as though they are promising this or that. Voters need to understand that circumstances change, and that such pledges hinge on a legislature going along with an idea and funding it if necessary. Senate candidate and former Republican Gov. Jim Gilmore has charged that his successor and opponent, former Democratic Gov. Mark Warner, promised during the '01 gubernatorial campaign that he wouldn't raise taxes but then saddled Virginia taxpayers...
  • Calling all Volunteers! (Help turn this race around!)

    08/14/2008 2:24:09 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 1 replies · 242+ views
    http://www.jimgilmoreforsenate.com/ ^ | Aug 14,2008 | http://www.jimgilmoreforsenate.com/
        Political Director's Update 5th Edition August 14, 2008 Go Door to Door with Jim Gilmore! No summer slow-down for the Gilmore campaign this weekend!! Join us and our fellow GOP candidates as we go door to door around the Commonwealth! Details on staging locations are below. Also, for those in Fairfax County in the Braddock District, you can join Jim Gilmore for precinct walking at 10:00 am this Saturday. Information below. Join Jim Gilmore at Fairfax Republican Headquarters 4246 Chain Bridge Rd in Fairfax 10:00 am Click here for a map Albemarle CountyCharlottesville Saturday August 16th 10:00...
  • Mark Warner's Broken Promises

    08/10/2008 5:52:44 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 53+ views
    http://www.dontmarkwarner.com/ ^ | 2008 | http://www.dontmarkwarner.com/
    Mark Warner's Broken Promises
  • Jim Gilmore’s Plan To Increase America’s Energy Resources

    08/10/2008 5:23:12 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 2 replies · 65+ views
    http://www.jimgilmoreforsenate.com/ ^ | Aug 2008 | www.jimgilmoreforsenate.com
    Jim Gilmore’s Plan To Increase America’s Energy Resources 1. Drill for oil in ANWR. ANWR is 19 million acres, the size of South Carolina. The proposed drilling site is just one sixth the size of Dulles Airport. And yet ANWR can provide America with more oil than our nation would receive from Saudi Arabia in the next 30 years. This would mean more than one million barrels of oil per day – 27 million barrels of gasoline a day to help increase gasoline supplies and cut prices. 2. Drill for oil offshore. As a result of a 1981 ban by...
  • Obama the bland looks to Virginia (Commentary on overrated Democrat Virginia Governors)

    08/07/2008 10:49:17 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 10 replies · 199+ views
    http://www.examiner.com ^ | Aug 4 2008 | Melanie Scarborough
    “The old style of politics of saying anything to get elected is not what we need,” candidate Warner said. When his Republican opponent, Mark Earley, warned that Warner would raise taxes if elected, Warner said, “The fact is that I will not raise taxes. My plan states it. I’ve said it throughout this campaign. And no matter how many times my opponent may say otherwise, I will not raise your taxes.” Once elected, Warner proudly presided over the largest tax increase in Virginia’s history. Other than that breathtaking deceit, he accomplished virtually nothing as governor — and now he’s likely...
  • Gilmore brings campaign to town

    08/02/2008 7:13:10 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 6 replies · 69+ views
    http://www.thefranklinnewspost.com ^ | August 1, 2008 | JOEL TURNER
    Warner served as governor of Virginia from 2002 to 2006. Gilmore served as governor from 1998 to 2002. He said Warner "opposes drilling in ANWR, and he (Warner) is all over the place on offshore drilling." At the campaign stop in Rocky Mount last week, Warner called for Congress to lift the moratorium on offshore drilling and allow states to make their own decision. But Gilmore said that Warner vetoed an offshore drilling bill that was passed by the General Assembly while he was governor. Speaking to nearly 100 people at the campaign event, Gilmore said he is a candidate...
  • Gilmore Calls Warner Untrustworthy (Virginia Senate Race Heats Up)

    07/31/2008 6:56:03 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 4 replies · 132+ views
    http://www.wset.com ^ | July 30, 2008 | Jeremy Mills
    A busy couple of days for Republican Senate candidate Jim Gilmore. He just wrapped up a two day, 14 city tour. It included stops this morning in Martinsville and Wednesday afternoon in Lynchburg. Gilmore's campaign chairman says the former Governor has shifted the scope of his political message. He used to speak mainly about cutting taxes and energy costs. Now, Gilmore has started going after opponent Mark Warner, calling him untrustworthy. Jim Gilmore, (R) U.S. Senate Candidate - "Ask the people of Virginia whether trust actually matters. Whether or not in fact really going into public office and keeping your...
  • Gilmore Filed False Information On Campaign Disclosure Forms

    07/24/2008 12:38:36 PM PDT · by mngran2 · 15 replies · 93+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 7/24/08 | Tim Craig
    Former Virginia governor James S. Gilmore III, the state's Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate, submitted false information on two financial disclosure forms that hid his ties to a government contractor embroiled in a legal dispute over allegations that two of its executives had conspired to defraud the federal government. On the forms, the first filed in June 2007 for his presidential campaign and the second in May after he joined the U.S. Senate race, Gilmore said he was on the board of Windmill International. Gilmore, who signed his name attesting that the information on the forms was "complete and...
  • U.S. Senate candidates debate issues energetically

    07/20/2008 7:20:31 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 43+ views
    http://www.roanoke.com ^ | Sunday, July 20, 2008 | By Michael Sluss
    The former governors are competing for the Senate seat held by Republican John Warner, who will retire after three decades in office. John Warner and Mark Warner are not related. Energy emerged as the dominant policy issue in Saturday's debate. But Gilmore said the election will turn on the issue of trust, and chided Warner for breaking a 2001 campaign promise not to raise taxes. "The question is who do you trust --a person who sticks with it and delivers on the car tax cut and does what he says he's going to do, or a person who casually brushes...
  • A Reminder of Mark Warner's 2001 "No Tax Pledge"

    07/17/2008 5:52:01 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 4 replies · 63+ views
    http://www.jimgilmoreforsenate.com/?q=node/330 ^ | July 17, 2008 | www.jimgilmoreforsenate.com
    A Reminder of Mark Warner's 2001 "No Tax Pledge" "The voters of Virginia know all too well as evidenced by the 2001 gubernatorial debates, where Mark Warner repeatedly pledged to the working families of Virginia that he would not raise taxes, that he broke that promise upon taking office and instead gave Virginians a $1.4 billion tax increase, the largest in Virginia history, despite there being a significant budget surplus of $324 million."
  • Politicians scramble to shore up position on offshore drilling

    07/16/2008 9:25:01 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 30 replies · 113+ views
    http://www.wsls.com ^ | July 15, 2008 | By Jay Warren
    It’s the pain everyone feels from coast to coast: sky high gas prices. This week, President Bush moved to lower those prices by calling for lifting the ban on offshore oil drilling. It’s a move that could have long term impacts, but Bush admits it won’t produce any oil in the short term. So, what’s he up to? “Talk is action in Washington,” said WSLS Political Analyst Dr. Bob Denton. Denton says by stepping up to the mic, the president shows he gets it. “It reinforces the image that I am a leader. I am listening. And, I am doing.”...
  • Gilmore raises $250,000 over 6 weeks

    07/15/2008 7:22:45 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 4 replies · 71+ views
    http://www.news8.net/ ^ | July 15, 2008 | /www.news8.net
    Republican Jim Gilmore reported raising $480,000 from March through June, still far from the amount his Senate foe, Democrat Mark Warner (web|bio), raised over the same period. Gilmore, the state's 68th governor, trails Warner, the 69th governor, in both polls and fundraising in their race to succeed Senator John Warner in November.
  • Gilmore, Warner To Debate Saturday, July 19th At The Homestead

    07/15/2008 6:01:36 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 10 replies · 116+ views
    Rock Ridge Weekly ^ | July 15, 2008
    Former Gov. Jim Gilmore, Republican Virginia candidate for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Sen. John Warner, will debate his opponent Mark Warner at the first debate of the campaign, this Saturday, July 19th at 11:00 a.m. The debate, which is hosted by the Virginia Bar Association, will take place during their annual meeting at the Homestead in Hot Springs, VA. Political columnist, David Broder, will serve as the debate moderator.
  • Mark Warner Lies to Working Virginians -- Again

    07/15/2008 5:16:18 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 5 replies · 35+ views
    http://www.jimgilmoreforsenate.com/ ^ | July 15th, 2008 | www.jimgilmoreforsenate.com
    RICHMOND -- Former Virginia Gov. Mark, who lied to the working families of Virginia when he said he would not raise their taxes, unveiled another whopper today when he went on the air on television stations across the state with a 30-second television commercial called “Energy Plan.” The commercial says Warner has proposed a plan to help make America independent of foreign oil including “Expand oil and gas production at home.” And yet, Warner is on the record repeatedly opposing efforts to increase U.S. oil production by drilling in ANWR in Alaska and drilling for oil offshore. Warner’s so-called Energy...
  • Gilmore, Warner To Debate Saturday, July 19th At The Homestead

    07/15/2008 8:32:44 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 1 replies · 88+ views
    http://www.rockbridgeweekly.com ^ | July 15 2008 | www.rockbridgeweekly.com
    Former Gov. Jim Gilmore, Republican Virginia candidate for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Sen. John Warner, will debate his opponent Mark Warner at the first debate of the campaign, this Saturday, July 19th at 11:00 a.m. The debate, which is hosted by the Virginia Bar Association, will take place during their annual meeting at the Homestead in Hot Springs, VA. Political columnist, David Broder, will serve as the debate moderator.
  • Campaign season heats up

    07/15/2008 8:29:12 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 97+ views
    http://www.northernnecknews.com ^ | July 15 2008 | by Colston Newton
    After his visit to the Heathsville Farmers Market Saturday, former governor Gilmore's bumper stickers may become more frequently seen. Although GilmoreŐs campaign gave local Republican leaders only a day's notice of his intention to visit Heathsville, "On short notice, we didn't have a bad turn-out," Northumberland County GOP chairman Jeanne Kling said. About a dozen GOP stalwarts, including Lee Ann Washington, who ran unsuccessfully against Albert Pollard for the House of Delegates in February, were at the Republican tent at the market to greet Gilmore. Gilmore had intended to stay in Heathsville only about a half an hour before going...
  • Money can’t change the facts about Warner’s record

    07/13/2008 4:23:15 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 8 replies · 217+ views
    newsid=19http://www.progress-index.com ^ | 07/13/2008 | BY KIRK COX
    I served on the House Appropriations Committee during Mark Warner’s term as governor. Here are the facts he would like you to forget. Virginia is a balanced budget state. The General Assembly must pass and the governor must sign a balanced budget. Warner’s predecessor, Gov. Jim Gilmore, submitted a final budget that was balanced as required by Virginia’s Constitution. It was only two years later that Mark Warner decided he needed to raise taxes because he did not have enough taxpayers’ money to spend. A recent Warner TV commercial claims he cut spending, but state budgets rose 24.7 percent during...
  • Gilmore targets Warner as 'elite limousine liberal'

    07/06/2008 9:59:11 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 19 replies · 108+ views
    http://www.washingtontimes.com ^ | June 2008 | Bob Lewis
    Mr. Gilmore called Mr. Warner an "elite limousine liberal," a "knave" on foreign policy, and a "piranha" hungry for tax money. Mr. Gilmore repeatedly hit Mr. Warner, his successor as governor, for breaking a 2001 campaign promise by raising taxes $1.4 billion.
  • Drilling for votes

    07/12/2008 7:14:41 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 14 replies · 96+ views
    http://www.dailypress.com ^ | July 12th 2008 | By David Lerman
    Whether effective or not, the energy proposals coming out of Congress have caught fire on the campaign trail. That's why former Republican Gov. Jim Gilmore, a candidate for U.S. Senate, has been visiting gas stations around Virginia collecting anecdotes from consumers struggling with soaring energy costs. Gilmore, who rode into the governor's mansion on a "no car tax" slogan, has a new one for his Senate race: "Drill here. Drill now. Cut gas prices." "I believe drilling for oil now is critical," Gilmore said. "I think that will drop prices immediately. International oil markets are very sensitive." His opponent, former...
  • Jim Gilmore On Message in the Valley (Gilmore drives message home in Waynesboro)

    07/11/2008 4:20:28 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 2 replies · 40+ views
    http://www.spankthatdonkey.com ^ | July 8th, 2008 | www.spankthatdonkey.com
    Jim Gilmore On Message in the Valley  Jim Gilmore pounded home the message that basically the Democrats have failed to deliver on energy after taking over Congress in 2006, and responds to critics of drilling in the ANWR, or off-shore.The SNL highlights his Governor Jim Gilmore's visit to Waynesboro, and his message:"What I'm seeing now is the best thing that I can do as a United States senator is to address these economic issues, which are quite specific in the minds of the people; and that means you've got to have a decisive energy policy, and that means you've got to drill in...
  • JIM GILMORE

    06/11/2008 10:56:54 AM PDT · by 7thson · 13 replies · 64+ views
    I need some information from Virginia Freepers. Ex-govenor Jim Gilmore is running for the Senate. Recently, two Virginia Republicans - Former Delegate Vince Callahan and former state Senator John Chichester - have come out and endorsed the Dem. Was Gilmore unpopular as Governor? Didn't Warner raise taxes in Virginia? I have the impression that Gilmore made a promise - to get rid of the car tax - and then fulfilled that promise. Is my impression wrong? I appreciate any information. Thank you.
  • 2 former GOP lawmakers back Warner for Senate

    06/10/2008 11:00:56 AM PDT · by JZelle · 26 replies · 132+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 6-10-08 | Bob Lewis
    RICHMOND| - Two Republicans who last year lead state government's budget-writing committees on Monday endorsed Mark Warner, a Democrat, for Senate. Former Delegate Vincent F. Callahan and former state Sen. John H. Chichester, both Northern Virginia, said they're backing Mr. Warner because of how he handled a state budget crisis six years ago. They said the Republican nominee, former Gov. James S. Gilmore III, led the state into a fiscal crisis by presenting rosy economic forecasts as Virginia slid into a recession in 2001. Mr. Callahan and Mr. Chichester praised Mr. Warner, who was Mr. Gilmore's successor as governor, for...
  • Sen. Warner Backs Gilmore But Won't Campaign (Actually Supporting Republicans For A Change!!!)

    06/09/2008 9:02:23 AM PDT · by ReagansRaiders · 27 replies · 65+ views
    The Hill ^ | 06/06/2008 | Walter Alarkon
    Sen. John Warner (R-Va.) on Friday sought to end recent speculation surrounding his support for former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore (R), saying his stance has not changed since a statement last November in which he pledged financial support for Virginia GOP candidates but will not actively campaign. Warner's office issued a statement saluting Gilmore and announcing that he has contributed $2,000 toward his candidacy this month. But he added that he will "defer taking an active role in political campaigns or the district and statewide Republican nominating conventions." Gilmore last Saturday won the GOP nomination to succeed Warner, who is...
  • JIM GILMORE...A RAY OF SUNSHINE

    05/21/2008 10:10:23 AM PDT · by pgkdan · 18 replies · 285+ views
    VANITY | 05/21/2008 | PGKDAN
    I know that a lot of Republicans and Conservatives in general have been disgusted, saddened and otherwise disenchanted with our GOP slate of candidates this year. John McCain seems intent upon driving all conservatives from the party and our Congressional Leadership, in the face of a growing national crisis of confidence fueled by historically high oil prices, seems incapable of action. Well with all that said I wanted to share a little good news. There really ARE Conservative Republicans out there who hear what we're saying, aren't afraid to campaign as conservatives and who deserve our strong support. Jim Gilmore...
  • Gilmore shuns Bush in race for Senate

    05/20/2008 9:35:33 AM PDT · by AuntB · 27 replies · 78+ views
    Washington Times ^ | May 20, 2008 | Stephen Dinan
    James S. Gilmore III, who seeks Virginia's U.S. Senate seat, yesterday dramatically distanced himself from President Bush on trade, immigration, spending and energy, and even likened the president's hat-in-hand request of the Saudi government to boost oil production last week to Sen. Barack Obama's call to negotiate with enemy leaders. His sobering assessment of his party's floundering was shared by a fellow Virginian, Rep. Eric Cantor, the Republican chief deputy whip in the House. In a separate interview, Mr. Cantor said Republicans are fighting uphill against the reality that "the public looks at the Bush administration in the last seven...
  • Bob Marshall Stuns With Unprecedented Momentum

    04/16/2008 6:03:57 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 15 replies · 141+ views
    By Greg L | 13 April 2008 | Virginia Politics, US Senate | 1 Comment Bloggers have been watching a number of Republican mass meetings and county conventions and reporting a definite trend that seems to be bucking the conventional wisdom big time. While party insiders and the media have been predicting that the Senate race will be one between Mark Warner and Jim Gilmore, the developing reality may well indicate that it's actually going to be a matchup between Bob Marshall and Mark Warner. It's like watching a repeat of the HB 3202 lawsuit, where these same prognosticators utterly...
  • Senate race spins on abortion (VA)

    03/21/2008 11:35:22 AM PDT · by JZelle · 2 replies · 250+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 3-21-08 | Seth McLaughlin
    Delegate Robert G. Marshall yesterday criticized fellow Prince William County Republicans for supporting former Gov. James S. Gilmore III's U.S. Senate bid, saying they should stop "fooling" their conservative base and come clean about Mr. Gilmore's stance on abortion. "I don't know how they can blink at 700,000 abortions and still say he supports the sanctity of life," Mr. Marshall said of Delegates Scott Lingamfelter and Jeffrey M. Frederick's endorsements of Mr. Gilmore despite his belief government should not intrude during the first eight weeks of pregnancy. "That's the tipping point for me." Mr. Marshall, 63, Mr. Gilmore, 58, and...
  • New Face Winning Hearts in Va. GOP In Senate Bid, Marshall Speaks To Conservatives

    03/03/2008 3:58:02 PM PST · by khnyny · 6 replies · 150+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | March 3, 2008 | Amy Gardner
    Republicans across Virginia are rallying with surprising vigor behind the U.S. Senate campaign of state Del. Robert G. Marshall, a quirky Prince William County conservative who is challenging former governor James S. Gilmore III for the GOP nomination to replace retiring Sen. John W. Warner (R). Marshall's role as the lead challenger in the lawsuit that overturned several local taxes that were part of Virginia's landmark transportation package Friday has propelled him into the spotlight. But even before then, the 63-year-old policy consultant was quietly amassing support, from county committee chairmen in rural parts of the state to Northern Virginia...
  • Marshall's 'spunk' divides his party (metions Gilmore's prochoice position)

    02/27/2008 7:44:18 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 2 replies · 110+ views
    February 27, 2008 By Seth McLaughlin - RICHMOND — Delegate Robert G. Marshall's maverick style has Republicans split over whether he is their best candidate to defeat former Gov. Mark Warner in Virginia's U.S. Senate race. "I support him because he is not a team player," said Shaun Kenney, who recently resigned as spokesman for the state Republican Party. "There are a lot of conservatives who are so disappointed in some Republicans that they are really looking for people who will go to Washington, speak their mind and not go along with the establishment." The delegate from Prince William County,...
  • (Virginans) Bob Marshall for U.S. Senate

    02/23/2008 7:05:18 PM PST · by Quiet Man Jr. · 7 replies · 358+ views
    Bob Marshall for U.S. Senate ^ | Feb. 23, 2008 | Bob Marshall
    Monday, February 18, 2008 Dear Fellow Virginian, I am running hard to serve you as your next US Senator from Virginia. There are both principled and practical reasons I can beat Democrat Mark Warner this Fall and Republican Jim Gilmore on May 31, but I cannot do this without your help—both monetary and/or by attending the Republican nominating convention held in Richmond on May 31 and a local meeting. (http://bobmarshall2008.com/convention.html for filing forms and information.) First, there are many who are less than enchanted with some Republican leaders in Virginia and our faltering electoral performance. I want to offer those...
  • email from VEA Teacher's union, whining about budget cuts (BARF ALERT)

    02/13/2008 8:58:17 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 13 replies · 176+ views
    February 13, 2008 Dear xxxxxx, All knew that Tuesday’s news of Virginia’s Presidential primaries would dominate Wednesday’s front pages. The Governor chose this day to announce his budget cuts, including cuts to K-12 public education? Coincidence? Undoubtedly, the Governor did his best to spare K-12 given the constraints he perceives. But, given the fact that Virginians hold education to be the most important issue before the General Assembly, should he challenge the constraints that bind him? Is his decision the best one for Virginia’s children in the long run? At the Governor’s press conference revenue projections were downgraded. Anticipated increases...