Mark Obenshain to concede as Herring’s lead accelerates

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Mark Obenshain to concede as Herring's lead accelerates

Republican candidate Mark Obenshain is expected to release a statement and concede the Virginia attorney general election to Democrat Mark Herring around 3:00 p.m. today. As the recount progressed Herring increased his 165 vote lead to over 800 votes as the recount drew to an end. Few contested ballots remain that would make up the […]

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Virginia Attorney General recount watch …

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Brian Schoeneman is the Republican Secretary of the Electoral Board for Virginia’s largest district, Fairfax County where the kerfuffle occurred regarding over 2000 votes that were not counted due to an optical scan machine malfunction. Another 1000 were added following the discovery of other errors on election night Nov. 5. All eyes are on Fairfax […]

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Mark Herring increases his lead to 305 after day one of recount

Monday, December 16, 2013

Mark Herring increases his lead to 305 after day one of recount

After the first full day of the recount, starting in Alexandria, Chesapeake, and Fairfax County, Attorney General-elect Mark Herring’s lead has grown from 165 votes to 305 votes.  Lead legal counsel Marc Elias issued the following statement: “The results in the race for attorney general were counted locally, canvassed by the State Board of Elections […]

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Councilman Sherman Lea gets behind Sam Rasoul

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Councilman Sherman Lea in hearing talk of a possible Independent run for the House of Delegates by Dave Trinkle and remarks made by Mayor David Bowers quoted in The Roanoke Times. “The things I’ve heard that may have happened over the last couple of days are dirty and despicable and cause me to question the […]

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House Democratic Caucus congratulates Sam Rasoul’s well-deserved victory

Sunday, December 8, 2013

The House Democratic Caucus congratulates Sam Rasoul on his well-deserved victory in today’s Democratic Firehouse primary.  Turnout was much higher than expected at the Roanoke Civic Center where Democrats were excited to pick the next Delegate for the 11th District. “We are incredibly excited to have Sam Rasoul carrying our banner in Roanoke,” said Democratic Leader […]

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Don’t stomp on Sam Rasoul’s hard-earned primary win

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Don't stomp on Sam Rasoul's hard-earned primary win

UPDATE: Sunday – Dave Trinkle posted on his Facebook page that he has no intention of running as an Independent for the HOD. (See post at the end.) It was confirmed by a paid supporter who asked to remain anonymous that Trinkle earlier had planned to wait and make up his mind on running as an […]

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Three-Judge recount panel to convene Monday in Richmond

Friday, December 6, 2013

Three-Judge recount panel to convene Monday in Richmond

The full three-judge Court will convene Monday, December 9 at 1:00 p.m. to dispose of any motions and to set the procedural rules for the recount. The preliminary hearing was held on Wednesday, December 4 before The Honorable Beverly W. Snukals. The preliminary order delivered yesterday is available online at this link.  The petitioners motion regarding outstanding procedural issues filed […]

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Gov. McDonnell sets Special Election date for Sen. Northam’s seat

Friday, December 6, 2013

Governor Bob McDonnell has set January 7th, 2014 as the date for the special election to fill the seat of Senator Ralph Northam, who was elected lieutenant governor and is resigning from the Senate effective January 11th.  Governor McDonnell previously announced that the special election to fill Delegate Onzlee Ware’s seat in House District 11 will also […]

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Governor McDonnell endorses Octavia Johnson for 11th district HOD

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Governor McDonnell endorses Octavia Johnson for 11th district HOD

UPDATE: Dec. 6 – Congressman Bob Goodlatte endorses Sheriff Octavia Johnson for 11 th district delegate saying “uniquely qualified to serve as our next Delegate.” Goodlatte said, “Octavia Johnson has called Roanoke home for over three decades. She loves Roanoke and has proudly served our community as Sheriff for the past eight years,” said Congressman Goodlatte. […]

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Local Union endorses Sam Rasoul for the 11th district HOD

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Local Union Endorses Rasoul for Democratic Nominee Roanoke, VA – Today candidate for Delegate Sam Rasoul received the endorsement of CWA Local 2204. CWA Local 2204 has 829 members in the Roanoke Valley and represents workers with Verizon, AT&T, Centurylink, NCPSO, Avya, and Art Printing. Rasoul said, “I am proud to receive the endorsement of […]

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Forum gives Democrats last chance to garner firehouse primary votes

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Forum gives Democrats last chance to garner firehouse primary votes

Four Democrats want to snag retiring Delegate Onzlee Ware’s 11th district House seat. Council members Dave Trinkle  and Court Rosen along with Sam Rasoul and Patricia White-Boyd presented their case at Tuesday’s forum hosted by the Urban Professional League and moderated by WDBJ7 anchor Hollani Davis. The questions were mostly geared toward easy Democratic answers. […]

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Octavia Johnson declared Republican nominee for special election

Monday, December 2, 2013

Octavia Johnson declared Republican nominee for special election

Sheriff Octavia Johnson was named the Republican nominee for the January 7th special election in Virginia’s 11th House District. The election is being held to fill the vacancy left by retiring Delegate Onzlee Ware. The deadline to file as a Republican candidate in the Delegate District 11 special election was 5:00 p.m. Friday, November 29th. John Brill, chair […]

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