Roanoke County and other election results and tidbits

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Republican Delegate Greg Habeeb in the 8th district was unopposed and was at a Republican caucus in Richmond. In a tweet he said it was a “crazy night.” In a phone call to Carter Turner who came in second in a close race for the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors Catawba District, Turner was resigned. […]

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Senator Ralph Smith attacks the media in his victory speech

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Senator Ralph Smith attacks the media in his victory speech

Republican Senator Ralph Smith was  victorious in a contentious race with Independent candidate and former Senator Brandon Bell. Smith won with over 56% of the vote. Congressman Bob Goodlatte introduced the victorious Sen. Smith. Smith immediately raked The Roanoke Times Editorial Board over the coals. Smith asked, “is there anyone here from The Roanoke Times?” […]

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Chris Head has easy victory for the 17th House of Delegates

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Chris Head has easy victory for the 17th House of Delegates

A victory celebration was held at the Sheraton Hotel election night. Republican Chris Head won easily over Democrat Freeda Cathcart for the 17th District House of Delegates seat. Head won with over 65% of the vote. Delegate elect Head in an interview before he his victory address said, “it is a little overwhelming.” He was […]

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Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling ready to cast tie-breaking votes

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling ready to cast tie-breaking votes

Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling issued the following statement in response to the 2011 Virginia Legislative Elections: “Needless to say, I am delighted that Republicans have regained a working majority in the Senate of Virginia. With the chamber equally divided at 20-20, it will fall on me to cast the deciding vote on many important issues […]

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Governor Bob McDonnell on mid-term elections

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Governor Bob McDonnell on mid-term elections

The Senate race in the 17th District had Republican Bryce Reeves leading Democrat Edward “Edd” Houck by 86 votes. If there is a recount and this holds then the Senate will be evenly split 20-20 giving Republican Lt. Bill Bolling the tie-breaking vote. Essentially giving control of the Senate to the Republicans. RICHMOND – Governor […]

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Bell chides Smith’s absentee voting – Smith says can’t trust Bell

Monday, November 7, 2011

Sen. Brandon Bell – Senator Ralph Smith Roanoke County (Nov. 7) – Brandon Bell’s State Senate campaign confirmed today via the Roanoke County Registrar’s office that Ralph Smith voted absentee on November 3rd. Senator Bell released the following statement:  “I can honestly say I was shocked to learn that my opponent Ralph Smith voted absentee on […]

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BOS candidate gives Friday deadline for investigation

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Carter Turner Statement from Carter Turner: The public has a right to know. That right cannot be repealed even by a Board Chairman known for his “influence.” No closed door room can avoid public accountability when public money is spent. Whether it’s 22,000 or 2 dollars, public money cannot be spent in secret…that is why […]

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VT debate Wednesday – no response from Nutter

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Blacksburg, VA – Virginia State Senator John Edwards (D-21) will participate in a candidates debate, sponsored by eight different Virginia Tech student organizations (Political Science Club, Beyond Coal, the Urban Affairs & Planning Club, the LGBTA, the College Libertarians, Virginia21, the Debate Club, and Womanspace). As of Monday, October 31, Edwards’ opponent had not responded […]

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Roanoke County races take some twists and turns

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Roanoke County races take some twists and turns

All was quiet in the Roanoke County Board of Supervisor races until a week ago. Incumbent Catawba District Independent Chairman Joe “Butch” Church’s leadership style came into question. His style considered by some as overtly controlling and by others as a sign of passion for the job. Recent revelations still hang heavy over his campaign […]

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A lot at stake in upcoming November elections

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

A lot at stake in upcoming November elections

There is always something new popping up in our local elections that could influence the outcome of the November 8 elections. Republicans want control of the state Senate so badly they can taste it. The money that that the RPVA is putting into these races and the ads paid for by RPVA are hitting hard […]

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Sen. Brandon Bell receives endorsement of US Sen. Mark Warner

Friday, October 28, 2011

Sen. Brandon Bell receives endorsement of US Sen. Mark Warner

Roanoke County – Brandon Bell’s VA Senate Campaign today announced that Senator Bell has received the endorsement of US Senator Mark Warner. Warner will also headline a local fundraiser for Senator Bell on Friday, November 4th. “I am thrilled to receive the endorsement of Senator Warner”, said Bell. “Mark Warner is very popular in the […]

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Sen. Smith attacks Bell for supporting tax increases

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Press Release: Campaigns with former Sen. John Chichester Chief Advocate of Virginia’s Record Setting $4 Billion Tax Increase ROANOKE, VA– Senator Ralph Smith’s (R) re-election campaign today noted the featured guests at tonight’s fundraiser to benefit the campaign of J. Brandon Bell II as illustrative of the former senator’s longstanding record of supporting higher taxes […]

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