Tuesday, May 14, 2013
As the GOP heads into a convention to select its candidates for statewide office, primaries remain a month off.
Absentee voting recently began for the June 11, 2013 primaries, which include four races for which at least some Loudoun residents are eligible. Voters typically vote at their local polling places for primaries, while party conventions – the method state Republicans have chosen to select their candidates for attorney general and lieutenant governor – require voters to gather at one central location. Absentee voting is not an option for the May 17-18 convention. The June 11 primaries include the statewide Democratic Party primary for lieutenant governor and attorney general. In addition, there will a Republican primary for the 33rd House of Delegates District and a Democratic primary for the 86 House of Delegates District. In the 33rd …
Monday, June 11, 2012
Former governor and senator told a crowd of Republican supporters Monday that government stands in the way of entrepreneurship.
Gov. Bob McDonnell and many members of Loudoun County’s delegation to the General Assembly rallied behind George Allen Monday in Ashburn, on the eve of a primary to decide the GOP’s nominee for U.S. Senate. Allen faces three opponents—tea party member Jamie Radtke, minister E.W. Jackson and Del. Bob Marshall of Prince William County in Tuesday's GOP primary for the U.S. Senate—vying to take on Democrat Tim Kaine in the fall election for the seat Sen. Jim Webb won six years ago. Webb defeated then-incumbent Allen in 2006. Allen and his endorsers said the key to jump-starting investment and job creation in America is to ease regulations and taxes on businesses that have struggled to recover from a national recession. To highlight the point, …
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Focus of voters and candidates now turns to general election in November.
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Dick Black, Randy Minchew and David Ramadan have won their respective primaries and will face Democratic opponents in the 13th Senate, 10th House and 87th House elections in November. Elections for the General Assembly seats as well as local supervisors, school board members and constitutional officers will be held Nov. 8. 10th House District (unofficial) Randy Minchew – 1,132 (40.15 percent) John Whitbeck – 1,058 (37.53 percent) Cara Townsend – 629 (22.31 percent) 87th House District David Ramadan – 1,363 (55.70 percent) Jo Ann Chase – 1,084 (44.29 percent) 13th Senate District Dick Black – 3,142 (38.81 percent) John Stirrup – 3,029 (37.42 percent) Bob FitzSimmons – 1,923 (23.75 percent) Black will face Democrat Shawn Mitchell in the …