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  • Election Night in Kentucky, Virginia; Bevin wins in Kentucky; GOP holds VA Senate

    11/04/2015 7:43:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/04/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Most of the attention in politics has focused on the 2016 elections, but a few contests on this Election Day 2015 are worth noting, too. Republicans have had a long history of frustration in gubernatorial races in otherwise friendly Kentucky, and they may well add another chapter of failure today — unless a last-minute infusion of cash can bridge the gap for Matt Bevin: Republicans are pouring money into a last-minute effort in Tuesday’s Kentucky gubernatorial race, aiming to rescue Matt Bevin’s struggling campaign and keep the GOP from again being shut out of the conservative state’s governorship.Bevin, who...
  • McAuliffe’s hopes for state Senate majority dealt a blow

    11/03/2015 6:40:32 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 66 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 3 Nov 2015 | By Jenna Portno
    Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s prospects of retaking control of the Virginia Senate dimmed Tuesday night as Republicans won a Richmond district that Democrats called key to their plan for flipping the upper chamber. With 99 percent of precincts reporting, Glen Sturtevant, a Richmond school board member, defeated Democrat Dan Gecker, a Chesterfield County supervisor in the race to replace Sen. John C. Watkins (Powhatan), who is retiring. “Well it’s a shame. We did the best we could,” Senate Minority Leader Richard L. Saslaw (D-Fairfax) said. Tuesday’s election results will ultimately determine McAuliffe (D) has any legislative leverage or political momentum heading...
  • 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, Reevess lead actually grew from an 86-vote margin to 224 votes. The race for this seat remains too close to call, said Craig Bieber, Houcks campaign manager. There were several significant discrepancies during Tuesday nights 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 isnt 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 youre looking for them, Sabato said this morning, though he emphasized its not impossible theyll 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 ^ | 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 ^ | OCT 12th, 2008 |
    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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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, whos 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 Virginias Right to Work

    09/10/2008 2:26:53 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 3 replies · 95+ views ^ | Sept. 10th,2008 |
    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 Virginias 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 ^ | September 8, 2008 |
    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 ^ | Sept 8th, 2008 |
    Gilmore campaign & RPV launch television ad - Principled Principled - Mark Warner and His Lies Help keep this and future ads running!
  • 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 ^ | 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
  • 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 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 ^ | August 21,2008 |
    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 ^ | Aug 19,2008 |
    Gilmore Slams Mark Warner for Opposing Drilling! 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...