President Barack Obama re-elected with Virginia’s help

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

President Barack Obama re-elected with Virginia's help

As the polls closed in Virginia the tallying began even as voters were still waiting in lines to vote. The polls closed at 7:00 p.m. but the Virginia State Board of Elections issued a directive to not release any more precinct results until 8:00 p.m. Virginia was too close to call most of Tuesday evening. […]

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Gov. McDonnell on re-election of President Obama

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

RICHMOND– Governor Bob McDonnell issued the following statement Tuesday night regarding the re-election of President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.  “Tonight, I want to congratulate President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden on winning re-election. This has been a spirited and tough campaign. The differences between the sides have been clear, widely […]

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VP Joe Biden surprises volunteers at Roanoke headquarters

Monday, November 5, 2012

VP Joe Biden surprises volunteers at Roanoke headquarters

Vice President Joe Biden paid an unexpected visit to the Obama/Biden campaign headquarters in Roanoke Monday. He arrived carrying three large pizzas from Benny Marconi’s. “That’s the biggest box of pizza I’ve ever seen in my life,” he said. Though they were already paid for he hands them a $20 bill. “We are the pizza […]

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Former President Bill Clinton has been getting around Virginia

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Former President Bill Clinton has been getting around Virginia

The 42nd President of the United States, Bill Clinton addressed 3000 enthusiastic supporters at Patrick Henry High School’s gymnasium Saturday. He said, “I’m much more enthusiastic today than I was four years ago.” Four years ago Mr. Clinton was at Patrick Henry High School campaigning for his wife Hillary during the presidential primary. He has […]

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Romney media conference call smacks of desperation

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Romney media conference call smacks of desperation

Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. Gov. Mitt Romney’s campaign held a media conference call on the “State of the Race.” The call featured Romney Campaign Senior Advisor Russ Schriefer, Pollster Neil Newhouse and Political Director Rich Beeson. President Obama leads Gov. Romney 49 to 47 percent, among likely Virginia voters in the Wednesday morning Quinnipiac University […]

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Former 5th district congressman didn’t say “never”

Monday, October 29, 2012

Former 5th district congressman didn't say

Tom Perriello, the former Democratic congressman from Virginia’s 5th district was swept into office in 2008 on a wave of anti-Bush era sentiments and defeated Franklin County’s Virgil Goode. In two short years Perriello lost reelection in the 2010 mid-term elections to Robert Hurt. He had some of the most memorable campaign ads in 2008 […]

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Bruce Springsteen comes to Charlottesville for Obama

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Bruce Springsteen comes to Charlottesville for Obama

Charlottesville, Va. – Obama for America announced that it will be holding an event featuring Bruce Springsteen, local elected officials and volunteers on Tuesday, October 23. As part of the Obama campaign’s effort to turn out voters across the commonwealth, Springsteen will give a special appearance at the nTelos Wireless Pavilion in Charlottesville. Free tickets […]

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“On the Way to Charlotte” Democratic officials spread the message

Thursday, August 30, 2012

“On the Way to Charlotte

DPVA chair Brian Moran, former Virginia state House minority leader Ward Armstrong, Senator John Edwards and Councilwoman Anita Price Thursday made the case for the Affordable Healthcare Act at a press conference at Mill Mountain Coffee & Tea. In Charlotte on September 4-6 the Democrats will get their turn to make the case to the […]

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Campaign office opens in Roanoke for Obama/Biden

Monday, August 27, 2012

Campaign office opens in Roanoke for Obama/Biden

Roanoke Obama supporters opened a campaign office at 109 Norfolk Avenue Sunday. Virginia Senator John Edwards spoke to over 150 supporters and volunteers chanting they were “fired up and ready to go.” The expansion of offices in Virginia sets the stage for a full-court press by both the Obama/Biden and Romney/Ryan to claim the Commonwealth’s […]

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Roundtable highlights Obama economic policies

Monday, August 27, 2012

Roundtable highlights Obama economic policies

U.S. Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra, visited downtown Roanoke last Thursday and held a roundtable with small businesses. It was part of the “Building a Stronger Virginia Tour.” Chopra highlighted President Obama’s economic policies and investments in innovation that have helped Virginia’s small businesses and tech startups continue to thrive through the economic downturn. Chopra […]

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Democrats rebuttal to Paul Ryan – “It’s not true”

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Democrats rebuttal to Paul Ryan -

Former DPVA chair Richard “Dickie” Cranwell and council members Sherman Lea and Bill Bestpitch gave the Democratic rebuttal to VP Republican Paul Ryan’s remarks on Wednesday. Cranwell said that he welcomed the dialogue with the presumptive nominee. He said that they do not agree with the Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan philosophies to privatize social […]

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VP Biden pays respects – remembers his own life tragedy

Thursday, August 16, 2012

VP Biden pays respects - remembers his own life tragedy

VP Biden made an unannounced stop at about 220 to the campus memorial of victims of the April ’07 Virginia Tech shooting. The pool reporter asked what the memorial meant to him, prompting Biden to recall his own life’s tragedy. VP paused repeatedly as he answered in an emotional, solemn fashion. Biden staff initially tried […]

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