Gov. McAuliffe vetoes Legislation wasteful nuisance suits

Friday, May 20, 2016

Governor Terry McAuliffe today vetoed Sen. Mark Obenshain’s Senate Bill 543, which would have required an award of attorneys’ fees and other costs when a plaintiff wins or settles an inverse condemnation suit for “damaging” property, even when such damage is de minimis. The Governor originally amended the legislation to cap such damages in order to protect […]

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RPV Chair on Sen. Mark Obenshain’s decision not to run for governor

Monday, September 28, 2015

RPV Chair on Sen. Mark Obenshain's decision not to run for governor

As Twitter lit up announcing that Virginia State Sen. Mark Obenshain would not run for governor in 2017 as was anticipated, Ed Gillespie former RNC chair and consummate Republican fundraiser will be Democrat Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam’s opponent. Gillespie was edged out by U.S. Senator Mark Warner is Warner’s reelection bid in 2014. Gillespie will […]

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Presidential candidate Scott Walker picks Sen. Mark Obenshain as Virginia Campaign Chair

Friday, August 7, 2015

Presidential candidate Scott Walker picks Sen. Mark Obenshain as Virginia Campaign Chair

Cleveland, Ohio – Gov. Scott Walker today announced State Sen. Mark Obenshain will serve as the Virginia state chairman for his presidential campaign. “I am privileged to introduce State Sen. Mark Obenshain as the leader of our campaign’s efforts in Virginia,” said Walker. “Sen. Obenshain is a person who shares the same conservative values and […]

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Prior to Gov. McAuliffe’s inauguration Sen. Obenshain rains on his parade

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Prior to Gov. McAuliffe's inauguration Sen. Obenshain rains on his parade

Dear Friends: Well, here we are. It is inauguration weekend in Richmond, and we are going to witness the swearing in of three Democrats—for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Attorney General. Bill and Hillary Clinton will be there. I hear that Vice President Biden will be in attendance. Undoubtedly, a coterie of Hollywood luminaries will show […]

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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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Obenshain to announce for recount in the tight attorney general election

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Obenshain to announce for recount in the tight attorney general election

Mark Obenshain will formally request a recount in the historically close Attorney General’s race tomorrow morning. A margin of 165 votes out of more than 2.2 million ballots cast currently separates the two candidates. Ashley L. Taylor, Jr. and Stephen C. Piepgrass, representing Obenshain’s legal team, will hold a press conference call tomorrow. Background on […]

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Obenshain holds off on conceding, Herring declares victory in Virginia attorney general race

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Obenshain holds off on conceding, Herring declares victory in Virginia attorney general race

UPDATE: Brian Schoeneman, Secretary of Fairfax Electoral Board: “Throughout the provisional ballot review, the Electoral Board has followed the letter of the law as we understand it, even when we disagreed with the guidance we were given.  We gave all voters the benefit of any reasonable doubt and we are confident that the voters of Fairfax […]

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Is the Virginia attorney general race headed to court?

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Is the Virginia attorney general race headed to court?

UPDATE: Mon., Nov. 11, 4:30 p.m. Richmond corrections have added to a Herring lead of 115. Fairfax County and more provisionals yet to be accepted and counted. The legal arguing could come down to an “and” versus an “or” in Virginia State Code. As of 8:00 p.m. Saturday night the Virginia State Board of Elections indicates […]

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Republican candidate for AG, Mark Obenshain smites EPA coal rule

Friday, September 20, 2013

Obenshain says “you’ve got to hand it to federal bureaucrats: they know how to spin bad news of their own making. “We’re providing at least some certainty here that [coal plants] have an opportunity to be around in a carbon-constrained world,” said an EPA official of the administration’s latest salvo in the war on coal, […]

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PPP poll shows voter confusion on Virginia candidates

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Terry McAuliffe is not popular but Ken Cuccinelli is more unpopular. The PPP poll says that 33% of voters hold a negative opinion of  McAuliffe and 29% of voters hold a favorable opinion of him. Cuccinelli on the other hand is viewed as 44% negative and 32%  positive. McAuliffe leads Cuccinelli by 5 points, 42/37. McAuliffe […]

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Virginia’s “extreme” Republican ticket – not so says Cuccinelli

Monday, May 20, 2013

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The Republican ticket of Ken Cuccinelli for governor, E. W. Jackson for lieutenant governor and Sen. Mark Obenshain for attorney general started barnstorming the state the day after Saturday’s convention. They touched down Monday morning in Roanoke at Landmark Aviation. It’s all about keeping the momentum going from Saturday’s exhaustive energetic convention and coalescing around […]

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