Thursday, November 8, 2012
Swept by Republicans last year, Loudoun County turns out to be purple after all.
Tuesday’s election provided a sharp reminder to the all-Republican Loudoun County Board of Supervisors that this is not an all-Republican county. Loudoun County may have looked scarlet to them a year ago, when Republicans won not only every seat on the board, but also every constitutional office on the ballot as well as most Virginia General Assembly seats representing Loudoun residents. But the county that has now voted twice for Barack Obama for president remains undeniably purple. Obama not only won Loudoun again, he won it handily, with 51.4 percent of the vote to 47 percent for Mitt Romney. The president’s margin was slightly wider in Loudoun County than in Virginia as a whole. Some of the supervisors have at times conducted …
Monday, September 24, 2012
Look up your neighbor's contributions to the campaigns of President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney based on data from the Federal Elections Commission.
Virginia residents have donated more than $19.6 million directly presidential candidates this election cycle, with a lot of those donations coming from Northern Virginia. President Barack Obama has received more than $9.2 million from voters, and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has received more than $8.1 million. The remainder—about $2.3 million—went to candidates no longer in the race, including Herman Cain and Newt Gingrich, and political parties. The data in the tool above is directly from the Federal Election Commission based on campaign reports through June 30, 2012. Notes on the data: This data was updated in October 2012 to reflect donations based on campaign reports through Aug. 31, 2012. The data has not been cleaned up …
Friday, September 7, 2012
Now that the Democratic and Republican delegates have officially chosen their nominees, Patch wants to know: Who are you betting on?
Friday, September 7, 2012
It's official: With President Barack Obama's acceptance speech in Charlotte Thursday night, both the Republicans and Democrats have formally chosen their nominees for the 2012 presidential election. Let the real race begin. A lot can change between now and Nov. 6: Gaffes, scandals or even major international news events could shift the dynamics of the campaign. The latest Gallup Polls show registered voters preferring Obama to Mitt Romney by just one percentage point, 47 percent to 46 percent. A USA Today/Gallup poll taken just before the party conventions found American voters think Obama is more likeable, but trust Romney more to handle the economy. Pundits have been busy for months handicapping the major-party candidates on various …
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Hundreds are outside Loudoun County High School for President Barack Obama's campaign speech on the middle class and the economy.
President Barack Obama is making a campaign stop at Loudoun County High School in Leesburg tonight. The following posts are live updates from the event. If you're at the event tonight, you can upload your own photos by clicking on the upload button below the photo gallery. Update 8:30 p.m. -- President Obama acknowledged the importance of Virginia in his speech tonight to supporters outside Loudoun County High School. "We won last time in Loudoun County, and if we win again, we win Virginia. And if we win Virginia, we win the election," Obama said. In 2008, Obama won 53.7 percent of the vote in Loudoun County. --------- Update 8:05 p.m. -- President Obama took the stage just a few minutes ago at Loudoun County High School. "The …
Friday, July 27, 2012
The president will stop in Loudoun County next week to discuss his vision to rebuild the economy.
UPDATE: The Obama event is being set up in front of the school, rather than the stadium. It will be moved inside if necessary. Initial story: President Barack Obama is expected to make a campaign stop in Leesburg next Thursday, according to his campaign. Obama for America announced Friday that the president will travel to Virginia, Ohio, and Florida next week to lay out his vision to rebuild the economy from the middle out, cut taxes for middle-class families and reduce the country’s deficit. On Wednesday, Aug. 1, the president will travel to Mansfield and Akron, OH, for campaign events and on Thursday, Aug. 2, he will travel to Leesburg and Orlando for campaign events. The Obama campaign has an office in Leesburg, one of many in …
Friday, July 13, 2012
President Obama wants to extend tax cuts only to those making less than $250,000.
As President Barack Obama prepares to visit Fairfax County, one of the wealthiest counties in the nation, on Saturday, members of Congress are debating whether to heed his call to extend a Bush-era tax cut to families making less than $250,000. Republicans want to see that cut applied to all, including families making more than $250,000. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, who represents Virginia's 7th Congressional District, said he would schedule a vote later this month to extend the cuts to all, including the wealthy. Obama has said he would veto anything that includes tax cuts for all. Former Gov. Tim Kaine, a Democrat and friend of the president, disagrees with Obama on the cut-off point. Instead of just extending the tax cuts for …
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Virginia governor tells radio audience on WTOP Tuesday "I am not being vetted by his campaign."
On radio station WTOP Tuesday, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) all but ruled out the possibility of becoming the vice presidential choice of presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney. "I am not being vetted by his campaign," he told the radio audience. That doesn't completely shut the door if the Romney campaign came calling. McDonnell has not said he would say "no" to the VP slot if it were offered. The popular Republican governor, who received 59 percent of the vote before he was sworn in as the 71st head of the Commonwealth in 2010, said he plans to serve out his term, which ends in January 2014. McDonnell became chairman of the Republican Governors Association in 2011 and has campaigned for Romney in Virginia, as well as in Southern primary…
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
President Obama hosted the second annual event on Tuesday, Feb. 7.
Belmont Ridge Middle School student Sydney Dayyani, 11, and Jack Dudley, 11, of Stone Hill Middle School in Ashburn, were given the opportunity to participate the second annual White House Science Fair on Tuesday, Feb. 7, which was hosted by President Barack Obama. The event celebrated the student winners of a broad range of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) competitions from across the country. According to a press release, Dayyani and Dudley were part of a team that designed a military helmet to protect soldiers from traumatic brain injuries on the battlefield due to improvised explosive devices. Both students have previously competed in national science competitions and this past year won first place in the 2011 Toshiba/…
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
President Obama’s administration has agreed to respond to five questions submitted by Patch.
Planning to watch President Barack Obama deliver his State of Union speech tonight? Patch has been invited to submit questions from readers to the administration following the speech. What do you want to ask? A member of the president’s administration will answer to five questions from Patch in a video response similar to this and this. I must forward questions by noon Jan. 25, so yours must be in before then. Here’s what you need to include: Submit questions to firstname.lastname@example.org, or in the comments section below. Patch will select five to submit to the administration.
Monday, May 2, 2011
President Obama announces that the U.S. possesses the body of man who has been the face of terrorism.
President Barack Obama Sunday night announced the end of a manhunt that has endured nearly a decade – a small team of Americans entered a Pakistani town and killed al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. The leader of the terrorist organization that carried out the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks and left nearly 3,000 people dead at the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington, DC, and a field near Shanksville, PA. “The images of 9/11 are seared into our national memory,” Obama said during a speech broadcast Sunday night. “And yet we know that the worst images are those that were unseen to the world … the empty seat at the dinner table; children who were forced to grow up without their mother or their father; parents who would …