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Reps. James Clyburn and Bobby Scott today on voting rights restoration for felons

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Reps. James Clyburn and Bobby Scott today on voting rights restoration for felons

On a conference call today Assistant Democratic Leader Congressman James Clyburn who represents South Carolina’s 6th congressional district and Virginia’s 3rd district representative, Congressman Bobby Scott answered questions regarding Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s move to restore voting rights to 206,000 felons. Each felon has whose voting rights were restored completed their probation and/or parole. No gun […]

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Top spots go to Mayor-elect Sherman Lea and Vice Mayor-elect Anita Price

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Top spots go to Mayor-elect Sherman Lea and Vice Mayor-elect Anita Price

Sherman Lea Sr. was the only candidate on the ballot but write-in candidate Martin Jeffrey nipped a bit into his totals. It is suspected that some of the write-in numbers went to Dave Trinkle. Lea though received the lions-share at over 82 percent. The Democrat’s party was held at the Taaza restaurant in Grandin Village. […]

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Former candidate for Attorney General will run for Lt. Governor

Monday, May 2, 2016

Former candidate for Attorney General will run for Lt. Governor

Former United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia, Justin Fairfax, ran for the Democratic nominee for Attorney  General in 2013. Fairfax came close receiving 48% of the primary vote where AG Mark Herring prevailed. According to VPAP.org, Fairfax is a 2017 candidate for Lt. Governor. Fairfax, 37, served as Chief Legal Officer […]

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Ken Cuccinelli succeeds in garnering delegates for Cruz – SCOTUS Justice’s wife a delegate

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Ken Cuccinelli succeeds in garnering delegates for Cruz - SCOTUS Justice's wife a delegate

April 30, 2016 | Harrisonburg, VA – RPV Chairman John Whitbeck noted, “We walk out of this convention unified in defeating Hillary Clinton and the Democrats. This was an excellent weekend for Virginia Republicans and we look forward to Cleveland and more importantly winning Virginia and the White House in November.” The Republican Party of Virginia (RPV) is […]

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Rep. Scott, Sen. McEachin, DPVA Chair Swecker defend governor’s restoration of voting rights

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Rep. Scott, Sen. McEachin, DPVA Chair Swecker defend governor's restoration of voting rights

In a press conference call today DPVA Chair Susan Swecker said “These are human beings who served their time and live and work in their community. I would hope that Speaker Bill Howell understands that civil rights are not limited to him and his friends.” Swecker added that Republicans true motivations and priorities are on […]

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RPV Chairman disagrees with governor’s blanket voting rights restoration action calling it “an effort to win votes”

Friday, April 22, 2016

Republican Party of Virginia Chairman John Whitbeck in a statement said, “It was a Republican governor who began the long overdue work of restoring the rights of nonviolent felons. Few if any disagree that those who have paid their debts to society should be allowed full participation in that society. Mercy requires that we as […]

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Voting rights restored to 206,000 by Virginia Governor McAuliffe

Friday, April 22, 2016

Voting rights restored to 206,000 by Virginia Governor McAuliffe

RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe today restored the voting and civil rights of more than 200,000 Virginians who were convicted of felonies, served their time and completed any supervised release, parole or probation requirements. Each of those Virginians will immediately regain the right to register to vote, to run for office, to serve on a […]

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Levar Stoney declares his candidacy for Richmond mayor

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Levar Stoney declares his candidacy for Richmond mayor

RICHMOND, VA – Today, Levar Stoney, former Secretary of the Commonwealth, declares his candidacy for Mayor. Levar’s full statement of candidacy can be found below: “I am running for Mayor of Richmond because our city is on the rise, but we find ourselves at a crossroads. We cannot afford to have more of the same […]

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South Roanoke Neighborhood forum puts questions to council candidates

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

South Roanoke Neighborhood forum puts questions to council candidates

South Roanoke Neighborhood president Barbara Duerk began the candidate forum with a “listen and learn” to give attendees a chance to voice concerns they had that candidates should take into consideration. They ran the gamut from speeding on Avenham Avenue to the expected traffic congestion from the Carilion Clinic expansion. Mr. Bradshaw, a resident, summed […]

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Late write-in candidate for Roanoke city council enters the race

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Late write-in candidate for Roanoke city council enters the race

Jim Garrett, 58, is a 21 year infantry veteran who began an Internet company named HOVAC.COM, that he later sold to Ntelos. He then founded Kinex Telecom. Garrett ran as a Republican in 2014 with Roger Malouf and Hank Benson. They lost to independent incumbents Ray Ferris, Bill Bestpitch and Democrat Dave Trinkle. He explained […]

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Gov. McAuliffe vetoes Sen. Suetterlein’s local party affiliation ballot bill

Friday, April 8, 2016

RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe today vetoed Sen. David R. Suetterlein’s Senate Bill 767. In requiring party identification of candidates for local offices, the bill would unnecessarily inject an element of partisanship into historically nonpartisan municipal elections. The Governor’s full veto statement is below: April 8, 2016 Pursuant to Article V, Section 6, of the […]

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Independent council candidate Michelle Dykstra clarifies her Sanctuary City response

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Independent council candidate Michelle Dykstra clarifies her Sanctuary City response

Independent candidate for Roanoke city council, Michelle Dykstra, changed her response to the “yes or no” support for Roanoke becoming a “Sanctuary City.” The question was asked at a forum held Thursday evening. Dykstra said, “Sanctuary, to me, is a safe place for all people.” Congressman Bob Goodlatte blasted the the Democratic and Independent candidates. […]

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