Part V: Campaign Finance – Nonprofits are prohibited (TAP complaint)

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Part V: Campaign Finance – Nonprofits are prohibited (TAP complaint)

For the better part of a year Mark Powell as a member of the board of directors at Total Action Against Poverty (TAP) has been complaining that the powerful nonprofit was dabbling in Roanoke politics. Powell resigned from the board out of frustration with what he determined was a breach in IRS 501(3)c code: “all […]

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Cuccinelli gives $55,500 campaign donation to Virginia veterans charities

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Cuccinelli gives $55,500 campaign donation to Virginia veterans charities

PRESS RELEASE: Wednesday, July 28 – Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli announced his intentions to donate $55,500 to veterans’ charities around the Commonwealth. The funds were originally donated to the Ken Cuccinelli for Attorney General Campaign in the summer and fall of 2009 by Bobby Thompson. In recent months, Thompson and a charity he directs, the United […]

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SBE reduces Delegate Onzlee Ware’s fine to $500

Monday, November 23, 2009

RICHMOND: Delegate Onzlee Ware (D-11) made the trip to Richmond to appear at a meeting of Virginia’s State Board of Elections Monday. In a phone call Campaign Finance Manager, David Allen confirmed that Ware did not contest the allegation but asked for a reduction in the $1000 fine. The $1000 was assessed as a resulted of […]

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Campaign Finance Reporting 2009: 99 pages of “oops” on the wall

Friday, November 20, 2009

Campaign Finance Reporting 2009: 99 pages of “oops” on the wall

Be careful what you ask for from the Virginia State Board of Elections in Richmond. You might just get it and get it I did. Take a gander at the collapsible spreadsheet that David Allen, Campaign Finance Manager sent me last week. The spreadsheet had some hidden rows and columns that are now viewable. The […]

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Delegate Onzlee Ware faces $1000 fine per the SBE

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Delegate Onzlee Ware faces $1000 fine per the SBE

Virginia’s State Board of Elections will take up a recommendation by David Allen, Campaign Finance Manager and either confirm or dismiss the allegation at the November 23 meeting of the Board. The $1000 fine in plain English though full of technicalities is for failure of Delegate Onzlee Ware (D-11) to add a disclosure statement on […]

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Republicans emboldened by Democrats loss – video

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Republicans emboldened by Democrats loss - video

In the waning days of the Virginia’s gubernatorial campaigns Democrats felt victory slip-sliding away. Some tried to keep their enthusiasm but each poll was like a dagger in their heart. Pundits were already beginning to do postmortems as the Deeds Wagner Shannon ticket sank further with each poll. The State Democratic ticket never developed a […]

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Wide margin wins for Virginia’s 17th, 11th and 8th districts – Sheriff & Commissioner race tight – video

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Wide margin wins for Virginia’s 17th, 11th and 8th districts – Sheriff & Commissioner race tight - video

Republican incumbent 8th District Delegate and Majority Leader Morgan Griffith handily won reelection Tuesday with 69% of the vote. He was challenged by Democrat Carter Turner. Griffith in his victory speech said of those who didn’t vote for him to “come and sit down and talk … if we disagree we can at least be friends.” […]

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New Roanoke County Board of Supervisor has a feather in his hat – Patterson/Altizer separated by 16 votes

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

New Roanoke County Board of Supervisor has a feather in his hat - Patterson/Altizer separated by 16 votes

In his victory speech at the Holiday Inn Tanglewood Tuesday night Ed Elswick soon to be a member of the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors for the Windsor district admited his lack of political speaking skills. He jealously eluded to the honed skills of General Assembly orator and Delegate Morgan Griffith who had finished his victory speech earlier in the night. No […]

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Statement from Senator Creigh Deeds on election night

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Statement from Senator Creigh Deeds on election night

RICHMOND – Sen. R. Creigh Deeds, the Democratic candidate for Governor, released the following statement about the election results. “I have said from the beginning that this election is about Virginia’s future, about bringing opportunity, prosperity, and hope to every corner of the Commonwealth. “Tonight, I’m humbled and gratified by the support and hard work […]

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Confident Team McDonnell at Roanoke Regional Airport Election Eve – video

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Confident Team McDonnell at Roanoke Regional Airport Election Eve - video

A crowd of about the same size as the Deeds Team that gathered earlier in the morning of election eve greeted the Republican ticket of Bob Mcdonnell for governor, Lt. Governor for reelection Bill Bolling and Sen. Ken Cuccinelli for attorney general. Cuccinelli was anxiously waiting to present to the crowd his broom handle baring […]

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Team Deeds on Election Eve at Fire Station No. 1 – video

Monday, November 2, 2009

Team Deeds on Election Eve at Fire Station No. 1 - video

Teaming and ready for victory said Richard “Dickie” Cranwell Virginia Democratic Party chair at an 8:30 Roanoke Rally held at Fire Station No. 1 in downtown Roanoke. Governor Tim Kaine led of followed by Steve Shannon the Attorney General candidate, Jody Wagner the Lt. Governor candidate and finally Creigh Deeds candidate for governor. Shannon called […]

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Martin Jeffrey says vote for Troy Bird November 3

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Martin Jeffrey says vote for Troy Bird November 3

Martin Jeffrey who lost his bid to incumbent Democrat Onzlee Ware (D-11) in the June primary threw his support behind the Republican candidate Troy Bird. Bird a Republican will face Ware on November 3. Jeffrey in a press release: These are extraordinary times, and we face extraordinary challenges in our country and in the Commonwealth. […]

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