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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Transgender, Planned Parenthood questions posed to council candidates

Friday, April 1, 2016

Transgender, Planned Parenthood questions posed to council candidates

The Park Dance Club, a well-known gay bar on Salem Avenue was the location for a Roanoke City Council candidate forum hosted by the Citizens’ Convention. The Citizens’ Convention objective is to unite all areas of the city and have all voices valued and heard. All the candidates attended except Democratic council member Sherman Lea […]

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RNC Chair Reince Priebus cut ties with NBC and cancels debate

Friday, October 30, 2015

With dissatisfaction over the Republican presidential primary debate Wednesday night RNC Chair Reince Priebus cancels an NBC debate scheduled at the University of Houston. The RNC and Republican candidates participating in Wednesday’s debate complained of questions having nothing to do with issues and policy. See the full letter below: . Mr. Andrew Lack Chairman, NBC News […]

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Real differences at senate candidate forum, Planned Parenthood, Photo IDs, gun legislation, marijuana

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Real differences at senate candidate forum, Planned Parenthood, Photo IDs, gun legislation, marijuana

NAACP Roanoke Branch and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority candidate hosted one of the best and last senate candidate forums Friday evening at the Roanoke Higher Education Center. All candidates for the 21st senate district, Sen. John Edwards (D), Nancy Dye (R), Don Caldwell (I) were on hand but only Mike Hamlar (D) candidate for the […]

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Jim Webb candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination says debate was rigged

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Jim Webb candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination says debate was rigged

Today at the Council on Foreign Relations (NYC), Jim Webb was asked about his limited time at Tuesday’s CNN debate (video): “I’ll be very frank here. It was rigged in terms of who was going to get the time on the floor by the way that Anderson Cooper was selecting people to supposedly respond to […]

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Tonight’s Republican primary debate – can you name all 17 candidates?

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Tonight's Republican primary debate - can you name all 17 candidates?

Who are they and why are they here? . Reince Priebus, the Republican National Committee Chair says “tonight, your favorite candidate will take the stage for the first GOP presidential debate of the 2016 election.” Priebus wants to know who you want for the Republican nominee and provides the fuzzy photos above for you to […]

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Ed Gillespie’s support for over-the-counter contraceptives called misleading

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Richmond, VA-Republican Senate candidate Ed Gillespie reiterated his support for over-the-counter access to birth control during tonight’s debate with U.S. Senator Mark Warner. This disingenuous platform, which has been used by Republican candidates across the country, would strip the no co-pay birth control benefit from the Affordable Care Act. “Gillespie’s support for this policy is […]

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Warner, Gillespie and Sarvis are different in many ways

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Warner, Gillespie and Sarvis are different in many ways

Media would have you believe there was little daylight between the Virginia U.S. Senate candidates at the forum held Monday in Roanoke. They just didn’t listen. Well, maybe they listened for sound bites or something that would make a good headline. Incumbent Democrat Senator Mark Warner, the Republican former RNC Chair and political operative Ed […]

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Virginia U.S. Senate candidates should stop playing debate games and include Sarvis

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Virginia U.S. Senate candidates should stop playing debate games and include Sarvis

Candidates should stop playing games and include Libertarian Robert Sarvis in at least a few debates. August 26, 2014 – Today, Libertarian candidate for U.S. Senate Robert Sarvis announced he has accepted an invitation to a Senate candidate debate at University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg. The proposed debate is co-sponsored by the UMW Student […]

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Warner accepts eight public forums to include Libertarian Sarvis

Thursday, August 21, 2014

. U.S. Senator Mark Warner’s campaign announced that he has accepted eight additional joint public forums to discuss important Virginian issues with Republican nominee Ed Gillespie, including two televised debates. Warner’s campaign also expressed his support for including Robert Sarvis, the Libertarian Party nominee, in the two additional debates. “Virginians deserve an independent voice in the debates,” […]

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Gillespie challenges Warner to three more debates

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Gillespie challenges Warner to three more debates

Republican candidate for Virginia’s U.S. Senate, Ed Gillespie announced that he has accepted invitations to three additional debates: A debate to be held at George Mason University; A debate to be held at the University of Virginia in October, hosted by the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy; and a debate to be […]

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