Friday, April 19, 2013
Both Democratic candidates raised just over $449,000, but Aneesh Chopra has more cash on hand.
Aneesh Chopra, one of two Democratic hopefuls for Lt. Governor of Virginia, is ahead of Ralph Northam in the race for campaign funds. Chopra began the year with a starting balance of $714,864 and then raised another $449,915 through March 31, according to finance reports on the Virginia Public Access Project. Northam began the year with a balance of $0 and raised $449,542 through March 31 — just below what Chopra raised. The two hopefuls are the only Democratic candidates gunning for Virginia's open Lt. Governor position, which will be vacated by Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling (R) next year. A single Democratic candidate will be selected in a primary June 11. There are a also a number of candidates vying for the Republican nomination, which will be…
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
There was speculation that Bolling planned to run as independent.
Virginia Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling (R) announced Tuesday in an email to supporters that he has decided not to run for governor. Speculation had grown recently that Bolling might run as an independent in the race. That would have made it a three-way race between Bolling, Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli and former DNC chair Terry McAuliffe. Bolling decided not to go head to head with Cuccinelli after the Virginia Republican party decided it would choose its nominee in a state party convention rather than a primary. Cuccinelli, a social conservative, is popular among Virginia's conservative activists who are likely to attend the convention, the New York Times pointed out last fall when Bolling initially bowed out of the race. Bolling …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Campaign stop with local businesses and the mayor set for Tuesday afternoon.
Democratic candidate for Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe, the McLean-based businessman perhaps best known for his work for former President Bill Clinton, will be in Leesburg Tuesday to meet with Mayor Kristen Umstattd and town business owners. McAuliffe is on a small-business tour as his campaign swings into full gear. The Democrat faces Republican Ken Cuccinelli, who is also from Northern Virginia, and Independent Tareq D. Salahi, who made headlines crashing a White House party with his ex-wife, who is now married to Journey guitarist Neal Schon. Bill Bolling dropped his bid for the Republican nomination, but could jump back in an Independent candidate. Bolling has raised more money ($2.75 million), according to the Virginia Public …
Friday, November 16, 2012
The supervisor’s attorney responds to those critical of a canceled meeting about the issue.
"Future events will show Chairman York acted wisely by not scheduling the announced special meeting. Everybody, including bloggers, needs to be patient and let Ms. Stamos do her job. When she is done, the Board can decide what actions, if any, to take. Until Ms. Stamos [Arlington Commonwealth's Attorney Theo Stamos] has finished, it is best for all directly involved in the process not to comment publicly to avoid compromising the investigation.” Charlie King, attorney for Supervisor Delgaudio, responding to the cancellation of an announced special meeting that was to be held Nov. 20
The left critical of all-GOP board, continues pursuit of action following allegations against Sterling supervisor.
The cancellation of a Nov. 20 Loudoun Board of Supervisors meeting regarding allegations against Supervisor Eugene Delgaudio (R-Sterling) has county Democrats and a local political action committee crying foul. A town hall meeting has been planned instead from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the County Government Center in Leesburg. Supervisor Shawn Williams (R-Broad Run) had intended to call on the board to strip Delgaudio of his board committee duties during a special prosecutor’s investigation of the supervisor, but he will not be able to make such a motion during the town hall meeting. Real Advocate — a political action committee made up of former members of the Loudoun County Democratic Committee and clearly a nod to Delgaudio's private …
Sunday, October 7, 2012
The former Virginia governor will meet with voters on Tuesday.
Former Senator and Virginia Governor George Allen will hold a campaign event at the Ashby Ponds retirement community on Tuesday. Allen is a candidate for U.S. Senate and is hoping to replace the retiring Senator Jim Webb. This event will kick off around 1 p.m. at 21170 Ashby Ponds Boulevard, in Ashburn and is open to all residents. Kaine visited Ashby Ponds in August.
Friday, August 3, 2012
The president draws a large crowd to Loudoun County High School during his campaign for a second term.
Calling this year’s race for president with Mitt Romney a “pretty intense campaign,” President Barack Obama said there are clear differences between Romney and himself. The president spoke at Loudoun County High School in Leesburg Thursday evening because he believes its key to this year’s election. [See photo gallery from the event here.] “The choice that we face in November could not be bigger,” Obama said. “This is a choice between two fundamentally different paths for our country, two fundamentally different visions.” And the crowd at Loudoun County High School Thursday evening for the president’s reelection campaign stop appeared to prefer Obama’s. “I think he’s the best candidate for the future, for my children,” said Jenny Rounds, …
Representatives from Romney’s Virginia campaign held an event of their own in Leesburg Thursday.
With President Barack Obama planning a campaign event in Leesburg Thursday evening, Republican Mitt Romney’s campaign sent a bus to town in the morning to rally supporters and call Obama’s leadership into question. Romney Virginia Victory Chairman Pete Snyder said the president promised lower unemployment and a better overall economy after his first term. Snyder and other used dire terms to describe the current economy. “The Obama policies have been nothing short of crippling for the country and Loudoun County,” he said, adding that Obama offers a divisive message that pits the wealthy against the rest of the nation. Local business owner Danny Vargas called the Affordable Healthcare Act, often referred to as Obamacare, “nothing short of …
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
UPDATE Aug. 1 6 p.m.: All tickets have been distributed. UPDATE Aug. 1 10 a.m.: Remaining tickets are available now at Obama's Leesburg Campaign Office, 56 Sycolin Road.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
The U.S. Senate candidate offered his philosophy about the need for 'talent' to attract business and boost the economy.
Former Virginia governor and U.S. Senate candidate Tim Kaine, a Democrat who turns 54 next week, met with business owners and leaders at the Loudoun Chamber of Commerce office in Lansdowne on Wednesday and zeroed in on the his belief in the importance of “talent.” “It’s something I’m really passionate about,” he said, explaining that Virginia has climbed in his lifetime to 38th in per capita income to its current position around No. 7. “It’s a Virginia lesson, frankly. No state has moved as far as Virginia, from sluggish to vibrant.” Despite a low-tax, low-regulation environment, Virginia was still poor 50 years ago, he said. But then a greater focus on education ushered the state toward prosperity, Kaine said. “The thing that I think has …