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  • Virginia Governor Set to Bypass Legislature to Join State-Based Climate Agreement

    09/21/2018 7:17:21 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | September 20, 2018 | Kevin Mooney
    Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is poised to implement a new regulation without legislative approval to join 10 other states in a climate change agreement based on restricting carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plants.But lawmakers, policy analysts, and tea party activists in Virginia who oppose what they consider costly regulations of industry are raising questions about the economic and scientific arguments underpinning the proposed rule.They say the Virginia General Assembly should have a straight up-or-down vote on Northam’s plan, in part to ensure that any revenue the governor raises from “carbon trading” is collected and dispersed in a manner consistent...
  • State of Emergency Declared for Charlottesville

    08/08/2018 5:57:27 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 41 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 8/8/18 | Ramsey Touchberry
    Virginia Governor Ralph Northam declared a state of emergency Wednesday for Charlottesville, Virginia, in preparation for the one-year anniversary of last years deadly white nationalist Unite the Right rally that left three dead and dozens injured. The state of emergency will last from Wednesday through the rally's anniversary Sunday. Northam said because of anniversary events, rallies, and protests planned in Charlottesville and in nearby Washington, D.C., he ordered a state of emergency to "prepare and coordinate our response to ensure the protection of residents lives, property, and Constitutional rights.
  • Northam announces 141 new jobs in Henrico (Virginia)

    05/22/2018 12:57:04 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 5 replies
    WDBJ/Associated Press ^ | May 22, 2018 | WDBJ/Associated Press
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) A packaging company plans to expand in Virginia and create 141 new jobs. Gov. Ralph Northam announced Monday that TemperPack plans to spend $10.4 million on a new manufacturing operation in Henrico County.
  • After election wipeout, Va. House Republicans avoid hot-button bills on abortion, LGBT rights

    01/16/2018 1:06:47 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 11 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | January 14, 2018 | Graham Moomaw
    In addition to more than a dozen departed Republicans, something else seems to have gone missing this year from the Virginia House of Delegates: conservative bills on contentious social issues like abortion and LGBT rights. More than 1,300 pieces of legislation have been filed in the House so far, but there are no bathroom bills, no bills to protect opposition to gay marriage and no bills to restrict access to abortion. The filing deadline isnt until Friday, but many of the Republican lawmakers who attached their names to headline-grabbing bills in past sessions say they wont push the legislation again...
  • Judicial Watch Releases New DOJ Documents Showing McCabe's Conflict in Clinton Investigation

    11/27/2017 10:21:53 AM PST · by tired&retired · 13 replies
    TownHall ^ | November 22, 2017 | Lauretta Brown
    The government watchdog group Judicial Watch released 79 pages of Department of Justice documents Tuesday, obtained through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit, showing conflict of interest issues regarding FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabes involvement with his wifes campaign while at the FBI and his investigation into Hillary Clintons private email server. The latest documents include a February 2015 email from Jill McCabe to her husband saying shed been recruited for the Virginia state senate race by then-Virginia Lieutenant Gov. Ralph Northams office. The news that Clinton used a private email server broke just five days later, on March...
  • Judicial Watch: New FBI Records Show FBI Leaderships Conflicts of Interest Discussions on...

    11/21/2017 3:38:48 PM PST · by blueyon · 10 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 11/21/17 | Judical Watch
    ""Judicial Watch: New FBI Records Show FBI Leaderships Conflicts of Interest Discussions on Clinton Email Investigation"" Advised of possible conflict of interest between Jill McCabe candidacy and Clinton email investigation, Comey responded that he has no issue with it Dep. Dir. McCabe used official FBI email to promote wifes candidacy: Check her out on Facebook as Dr. Jill McCabe for Senate. (Washington, DC) Judicial Watch today released 79 pages of Justice Department documents concerning ethics issues related to FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabes involvement with his wifes political campaign. The documents include an email showing Mrs. McCabe was recruited...
  • Transportation secretary wants to keep politics out of Virginia road funding

    11/15/2017 10:09:33 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    The Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | October 18, 2017 | Michael Martz
    Virginia elected officials thought they had taken politics out of highway funding when they adopted a new way of scoring and ranking transportation projects three years ago. But maybe not in this election year. With three statewide offices and the House of Delegates up for grabs in three weeks, a regional spat over highway funding caught fire Monday, as Secretary of Transportation Aubrey L. Layne Jr. took aim at Republican political leaders in Southwest Virginia who have accused Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a Democrat, of doing too little to fund critical road projects in their region. Layne told the House Appropriations...
  • Live Election Report From Virginia

    11/07/2017 10:38:40 AM PST · by SarahPalin2012 · 589 replies
    I just voted in SW Virginia. Rural area, goes usually about 58-42 for the good guys (or at least the less-evil guys). More cars than usual for off year elections but no real wait inside. This was about noon. I'd guess that it was half of 2016 (Trump), and about equal to when Cuccinelli lost a very close race without any establishment help in 2013 to McAuliffe. Although the Dems have an edge in VA now, I still think it is very winnable for Republicans. My hope is that we pull out a win in a close election. For those...
  • Democrats Drive Toward the Cliff and Hit the Gas

    11/06/2017 4:37:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | November 6, 2017 | Kurt Schlichter
    Weve long called the GOP The Stupid Party, and it certainly deserves the nickname, but whats the right family-friendly adjective for the Democrat Party? The Moronic Party? The Mind-Bogglingly Nuts Party? What moniker best reflects a party you dare not trust with power? These people are to governing as Kevin Spacey is to babysitting.Just look at the Democrats governors race in the Commonwealth of Virginia to the extent that its a race and not one of those weird pilgrimages where the marchers flog themselves every step of the way. Not that Democrats dont deserve flogging and its only...
  • Gillespie ahead by 3 points in new Virginia poll

    11/05/2017 3:57:32 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/04/2017 | Josh Delk
    Republican Ed Gillespie is now narrowly leading the Virginia gubernatorial race by 3 points, according to a new poll, just three days before Tuesday's election. The new poll of likely Virginia voters by Republican firm Optimus/Firehouse Strategies over Wednesday and Thursday shows Gillespie leading his Democratic opponent Ralph Northam by 40.4 percent to 37.4 percent. His lead is just outside the poll's margin of error. Recent polls have suggested a late-game comeback for Gillespie, who trailed Northam by a small margin for recent months of the race, with a Friday poll showing the two locked in a dead heat at...
  • Andrew Sullivan: 'GOP Are on the Smart Side' of Immigration Issue

    11/04/2017 3:13:51 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 12 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | November 4, 2017 | P.J. Gladnick
    New York magazine contributor Andrew Sullivan has a well deserved reputation as being an unhinged liberal anti-Trumper. However, unlike most leftists, Sullivan does experience brief moments of mental clarity. Such a moment occurred today when Sullivan experienced extreme foreboding about the outcome of next weeks gubernatorial election in Virginia. He fears that the Democrat stance on immigration has a good chance of leading to the defeat of Ralph Northam in How the Democrats Are Failing the Resistance:
  • Poll: Ed Gillespie Favored by Two Points Over Ralph Northam for Virginia Governor

    11/03/2017 12:54:02 PM PDT · by mairdie · 30 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | November 3, 2017 | Sean Moran
    A new poll from Virginia Quantitative Research reveals that Virginia Republican gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie leads over Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ralph Northam by two points. The poll shows that 45 percent of Virginians favor Ed Gillespie over 43 percent of Virginia residents who support Ralph Northam, while two percent prefer libertarian candidate Cliff Hydra. Virginia Quantitative Research also found that 43 percent of Virginians also prefer Republican lieutenant gubernatorial candidate Jill Vogel against 40 percent of citizens who favor Democrat candidate Justin Fairfax. For the Virginia Attorney General race, 43 percent prefer Republican John Adams compared to 42 percent who...
  • Reports Prove the Ralph Northam Campaign Coordinated with Latino Victory Fund on Sickening Ad

    11/02/2017 2:49:56 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/2/2017
    New campaign finance reports reveal that Virginia Democrat gubernatorial candidate Ralph Northams campaign coordinated with the Latino Victory Fund (LVF) on the LVFs sickening ad, which even the Washington Post called vile. The Latino Victory Fund ran an ad that featured an Ed Gillespie supporter attempting to run down minority children. The Gillespie campaign decried this ad as disgusting and an attack on the people of Virginia. A report from the Washington Post suggested that the LVF allegedly created their controversial ad to spur minority support for Virginia Democrat Ralph Northam due to private polling that reveals low support for...
  • Latino Group Airs Anti-White Ad in Virginia

    10/30/2017 10:05:04 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 23 replies
    YouTube ^ | October 30, 2017 | Alex Witoslawski
  • Gillespie Eight Points Ahead Of Northam In Hampton University Poll

    10/26/2017 12:58:46 PM PDT · by leaymane · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/26/17 | Alexandra Desanctis
    A shocking new poll in the Virginia gubernatorial race puts Republican candidate Ed Gillespie a full eight points ahead of his Democratic opponent, current lieutenant governor Ralph Northam. The Hampton University poll, out yesterday, surveyed 750 likely voters in the state and found that 41 percent support Gillespie while just 33 percent support Northam. Perhaps most surprisingly, the poll found that 27 percent of respondents remain undecided with Election Day less than two weeks away. That last finding alone is enough to cast doubt on the results of this poll. The huge swing in Gillespies favor is also slightly questionable,...
  • Virginia governor race: Candidates pull out political heavy hitters as showdown gets nasty

    10/16/2017 7:15:03 PM PDT · by leaymane · 40 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/16/17 | Doug McKelway
    In a year where coverage of President Trump has generated TV ratings, limitless controversy, and the worlds scrutiny, the November 7th Virginia governors race between former Republican National Committee Chair Ed Gillespie and Democratic Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam has been gasping for attention. That may change this week as both campaigns pull out some heavy hitters. President George W. Bush is attending two Gillespie fundraisers on Monday. President Obama is campaigning for Northam on Thursday. That, following weekend appearances by Vice President Mike Pence at a Gillespie rally and former Vice President Joe Biden at an Northam event. Unknown yet...
  • Pence, Biden going to bat for candidates in Virginia gubernatorial race

    10/14/2017 2:20:45 PM PDT · by leaymane · 27 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 10/13/17 | Seth McLaughlin
    Democratic gubernatorial nominee Ralph Northam and his Republican rival Ed Gillespie are pulling out a couple of the big guns Saturday, as they look to energize their respective coalitions less than a month out from Election Day. Mr. Northam plans to spend the morning campaigning with former Vice President Joseph R. Biden in Northern Virginia, and Mr. Gillespie is set to appear at an evening rally with Vice President Mike Pence in Southwest Virginia. The race is tight, according to polls, which has shown Mr. Northam, the states lieutenant governor, with a fairly consistent lead, riding strong support from voters...
  • Barack Obama to Make First Campaign Appearance Since Leaving Office

    10/11/2017 1:58:29 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 37 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | October 11, 2017 | by MARK MURRAY
    Former President Barack Obama will stump in Virginia next week for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ralph Northam, the Northam campaign announced Wednesday. The rally Obama's first public campaign event since leaving office will take place in Richmond on October 19. The event is one of only two public campaign appearances on the books for Obama this year. The former president is also expected to campaign for New Jersey gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy, although a date has not yet been set. And the announcement comes a day after the Northam camp said that former Vice President Joe Biden will appear...
  • Candidates for Virginia governor set for 3rd, final debate

    10/09/2017 3:28:48 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 25 replies
    WTOP News [Washington DC] ^ | October 9, 2017 6:48 am | AP
    WISE, Va. (AP) The two major party candidates in Virginias closely watched race for governor are set for their third and final debate. Republican Ed Gillespie and Democratic Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam will debate Monday evening at the University of Virginia at Wise. Gillespie was a senior White House adviser to former President George W. Bush. The southwest Virginia debate comes a month before Election Day in a year when only two states are electing new governors. Virginias swing state status has led to intense national interest, with President Donald Trump recently weighing in on Twitter to attack Northam...
  • National Clinton to help raise money for Va. gubernatorial candidate

    09/27/2017 6:24:30 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 18 replies
    The Washington Compost ^ | September 27, 2017 | Ass. Press
    RICHMOND, Va. Former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is helping raise money for the Democratic candidate in Virginias closely watched race for governor. An invitation obtained by The Associated Press says Clinton is the featured guest at a fundraiser for Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam in New York on Oct. 4. Northam is facing Republican Ed Gillespie in one of only two off-year gubernatorial contests in November. The swing state contest is viewed as a possible referendum on President Donald Trumps first year in office.