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  • Va. House speaker tries to fend off primary challenge with rosy message

    03/12/2015 8:56:42 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 1 replies ^ | 3/11/15 | Jenna Portnoy
    RICHMOND — Less than a year after Eric Cantor’s shocking defeat to a tea party challenger, House Speaker William J. Howell is taking nothing for granted in his first serious primary challenge in nearly three decades. The latest sign that Howell (R-Stafford) learned from the mistakes of the former majority leader of the U.S. House of Representatives came Wednesday, when the state lawmaker launched a Web site titled “We Know Bill.” It includes dozens of vignettes, complete with photos and fawning quotes, from retirees, busi­ness­peo­ple and activists talking about why they support Howell over his challenger, Susan Stimpson. The approach...
  • Virginia GOP Senate candidates share thoughts on 17th Amendment repeal

    05/03/2012 1:44:10 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    The Examiner ^ | May 1, 2012 | Richard Sincere
    Three of the four candidates seeking the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate in Virginia agree that efforts to repeal the 17th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution – which authorizes the direct election of senators – are impractical at best. In post-debate interviews in Roanoke on Saturday, where all four candidates participated in a forum sponsored by the Republican Party of Virginia, the candidates expressed their views on the 17th Amendment in response to questions posed by the Charlottesville Libertarian Examiner. ‘Repeal Amendment’ alternative Jamie Radtke said that she does not think the repeal efforts are viable, “so I’ve been...
  • Howell Yields Clout With Diplomatic Touch Colleagues Praise Va. House Speaker

    02/15/2003 8:19:59 PM PST · by miltonim · 213+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Sunday, February 16, 2003 | By R.H. Melton
    Howell Yields Clout With Diplomatic Touch Colleagues Praise Va. House Speaker Delegate William J. Howell of Stafford is the second Republican to be elected House speaker. (File Photo) RICHMOND -- For 10 years, state Del. William J. Howell has led a weekly Bible seminar for fellow lawmakers hardy enough to attend 7 a.m. scripture readings during the General Assembly. This year, the group that started out with four Republican delegates swelled to 30 and probably not because the wisdom of Solomon was on the agenda. Seminar leader Howell had become speaker of the House of Delegates, the most important Republican...