Supreme Court of Virginia rejects contempt motion over restoration of voting rights

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Supreme Court of Virginia rejects contempt motion over restoration of voting rights

Governor Terry McAuliffe on the Virginia Supreme Court’s denied a motion by Virginia Republicans attempting to prevent him from restoring the rights of Virginians who have served their time according to the process that he announced on August 22nd: I am pleased that the Supreme Court has dismissed the case Republicans filed in their latest […]

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Republicans say Gov. McAuliffe has expressed disdain for the Court’s decision

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Republicans say Gov. McAuliffe has expressed disdain for the Court's decision

In the Republican’s motion to hold Gov. Terry McAuliffe in contempt they argue that McAuliffe may not restore a felon’s rights “without any specific request by individuals seeking such relief.” Their claim is that respondents printed individual restoration orders with a replica of the Governor’s signature under the seal of the Commonwealth, and mailed them […]

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Democratic Party of Virginia reacts to Sen. Frank Wagner seeking Republican nomination for governor

Monday, August 29, 2016

Democratic Party of Virginia reacts to Sen. Frank Wagner seeking Republican nomination for governor

State Senator Frank Wagner has a history of putting divisive social issues ahead of fighting for Virginians. Frank Wagner opposes protections for the LGBT community, rejects measures to protect women’s health, and refuses to support legislation to protect the environment. Virginians need a governor who will fight for Virginians, not another Trump Republican who is out-of-touch […]

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Virginia Republican Party will hold a primary to pick statewide candidates in 2017

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Virginia Republican Party will hold a primary to pick statewide candidates in 2017

UPDATED: Aug. 29 The State Central Committee of the Republican Party of Virginia on Saturday selected a primary as the method of nomination for Governor, Lt. Governor, and Attorney General. In 2013 the RPV ultra-conservatives had taken control of the central committee and changed the nominating process from a primary to a convention. The writing […]

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Gold Star father challenges Trump to take naturalization test

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Gold Star father challenges Trump to take naturalization test

Charlottesville Gold Star father, Khizr Khan, has challenged Donald Trump to take a naturalization test. Khan himself successfully took the naturalization test and became a United States citizen after emigrating from Pakistan in 1980. He now lives in Virginia with his wife Ghazala. His son, Humayun, a 27 year-old Army captain Humayun, was killed n […]

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Donald Trump rips Sen. Kaine, Hotel Roanoke and sympathizes with Sen. Sanders’ SLIDESHOW

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Donald Trump rips Sen. Kaine, Hotel Roanoke and sympathizes with Sen. Sanders' SLIDESHOW

Roanoke not only reached what felt like 104 degrees Monday but there was no reprieve from the heat once inside the Roanoke Hotel and Conference Center. To rev up the crowd there were strategically place cheerleaders who began chants like “U.S.A … lock her up … we want Trump” Sitting as backdrop were Congressmen Bob […]

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Republican National Convention speaking schedule

Friday, July 15, 2016

The Republican National Convention runs from July 18th to July 21st in Cleveland, Ohio. Speakers reported so far: July 18th:. Jamiel Shaw Sr, whose son was killed by an undocumented immigrant and who supports stronger border control Senator Tom Cotton Rudy Giuliani Melania Trump Joni Ernst . July 19th:   Dana White, president of the […]

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Lt. Gov. Northam and Ed Gillespie neck and neck on fundraising for 2017 gubernatorial election

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Lt. Gov. Northam and Ed Gillespie neck and neck on fundraising for 2017 gubernatorial election

Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam, Democratic candidate and nominee for Virginia governor, raised over $1 million in its first financial report in 2016. Northam has over $1.4 million cash on hand as of the June 30th reporting deadline. Northam was barred from all fundraising for 60 days during the legislative session.  The Northam campaign raised an […]

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Judge’s ruling sets stage for possible contentious Republican National Convention

Monday, July 11, 2016

Judge's ruling sets stage for possible contentious Republican National Convention

Today a federal judge blocked a Virginia law from requiring all of the state’s GOP delegates vote for primary winner Donald Trump at their convention set for next week. The lawsuit filed by a lawyer, Carroll “Beau” Correll Jr. who backed Sen. Ted Cruz and is a member of Free the Delegates argued that forcing […]

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Ken Cuccinelli succeeds in garnering delegates for Cruz – SCOTUS Justice’s wife a delegate

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Ken Cuccinelli succeeds in garnering delegates for Cruz - SCOTUS Justice's wife a delegate

April 30, 2016 | Harrisonburg, VA – RPV Chairman John Whitbeck noted, “We walk out of this convention unified in defeating Hillary Clinton and the Democrats. This was an excellent weekend for Virginia Republicans and we look forward to Cleveland and more importantly winning Virginia and the White House in November.” The Republican Party of Virginia (RPV) is […]

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RPV Chairman disagrees with governor’s blanket voting rights restoration action calling it “an effort to win votes”

Friday, April 22, 2016

Republican Party of Virginia Chairman John Whitbeck in a statement said, “It was a Republican governor who began the long overdue work of restoring the rights of nonviolent felons. Few if any disagree that those who have paid their debts to society should be allowed full participation in that society. Mercy requires that we as […]

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BREAKING NEWS Latest SCOVA maneuvering – Cuccinelli likely new SCOVA justice

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

BREAKING NEWS Latest SCOVA maneuvering - Cuccinelli likely new SCOVA justice

According to Jim Nolan, reporter at the Richmond Times-Dispatch Judge Alston fails to win 21 votes needed in the Senate – and then former AG and gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli is certified by Republicans for SCOVA vacancy. Holdout Republican Sen. Glen Sturtevant votes for Cuccinelli. Cuccinelli on his Facebook page stated: “I have been approached to consider […]

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