RPV chair John Whitbeck disputes FBI in letter to Director James Comey

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Late yesterday Republican Party of Virginia Chairman John Whitbeck wrote to FBI Director James Comey, asking that the agency review Deputy Director McCabe’s involvement in the campaign, if for no other reason than to maintain the public’s trust in the agency. In a statement to give to the Wall Street Journal, the FBI said that […]

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SCOVA vindicates state senators on contempt charges

Thursday, September 15, 2016

SCOVA vindicates state senators on contempt charges

Contempt charges against six of seven Virginia state senators were dropped in a unanimous opinion by the Virginia Supreme Court in Edwards v. Vesilind regarding a discovery dispute and the scope of legislative privilege. The redistricting in 2011 was the subject of the lawsuit backed by OneVirginia2021 that focused on the Virginia Constitution’s requirement of […]

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Tuesday SCOVA will determine if Sen. Edwards and other pay fines

Monday, July 18, 2016

Tuesday SCOVA will determine if Sen. Edwards and other pay fines

On Tuesday, July 19th, the Supreme Court of Virginia (SCOVA) will decide if six former and current Virginia State Senators will pay over $60,000 in fines for refusing to obey court orders said  The State Senators are arguing that the scope of their legislative privilege extends beyond correspondence with staff or other legislators and includes […]

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Virginia legislators call for repeal of unconstitutional marriage language

Monday, July 18, 2016

ALEXANDRIA, VA.  – Today, Senator Adam Ebbin (D-30) and Delegate Mark Sickles (D-43) introduced legislation in their respective bodies of the General Assembly to repeal Article I Section 15-A of the Constitution of Virginia and §§ 20-45.2 and 20-45.3 of the Code of Virginia. These sections, all of which have been deemed unconstitutional by the […]

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Senators unveil proposal to keep guns from terrorists

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Senators unveil proposal to keep guns from terrorists

At a press conference held at 1:45 p.m. Tuesday  U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), Martin Heinrich (D-NM), Jeff Flake (R-AZ), Angus King (I-ME), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and Tim Kaine (D-VA) unveiled a bipartisan proposal to help keep guns from terrorists and make America safer. Sen. Collins said something must […]

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Sen. Edwards and five other state senators in contempt of court

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Sen. Edwards and five other state senators in contempt of court

According to Brian Cannon, Executive Director of OneVirginia2021 this morning in Richmond Circuit Court Judge Marchant ruled that six and possibly seven state senators were in contempt of court for not turning over documents related to their role in the 2011 redistricting. (See Sen. John Edwards response below regarding the issue being “Legislative privilege.”) The […]

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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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HB 773 The Nondiscrimination discrimination act passes the Senate

Thursday, February 25, 2016

The Senate substitute vs. the House bill defines discrimination (religious freedom) more clearly. It was changed to religious organizations, ministers and those performing marriages. Del. Todd Gilbert’s original bill was more broad. Churches now can refuse to perform a marriage on any grounds like a divorced couple. This does however give those authorized to perform […]

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Senate reconsiders vote on adding workplace and school to sex offender database

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Senate reconsiders vote on adding workplace and school to sex offender database

UPDATE Feb. 25: There were serveral votes to recommit to the Senate Courts of Justice Committee where Lt. Gov. Northam broke a tie with a “Yes” to recommit. That was followed by a reconsideration to recommit that failed. The final vote to pass HB628 passed the Senate on a vote of 21-19. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ HB628 sponsored […]

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Sen. Tom Garrett’s legislation against fantasy sanctuary cities

Monday, February 8, 2016

Sen. Tom Garrett's legislation against fantasy sanctuary cities

Sen. Tom Garrett, a Republican representing Buckingham County patroned SB270, a bill that prohibits funds to Virginia cities that pass an ordinance allowing the city to become a “sanctuary city.” There are no sanctuary cities in Virginia. No locality shall adopt any ordinance, procedure, or policy that restricts the enforcement of federal immigration laws to […]

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Don Caldwell’s friend disheartened by his independent run for Senate

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Don Caldwell's friend disheartened by his independent run for Senate

Steve Cochran, 18-year Chair of the Montgomery County Democratic Committee, said he wasn’t surprised to see the mailers. Cochran said he received both mailers sprinkled throughout the 21st Senate district. Democrats in Montgomery County have received them too. Cochran said he has known the Roanoke City’s Commonwealth Attorney and one time Roanoke City Democratic Chair […]

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Ten-day crunch for Senate candidates – poll shows tight race

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Ten-day crunch for Senate candidates - poll shows tight race

Early Saturday morning 20 of Sen. Edwards’ volunteers gathered at Del. Sam Rasoul’s office scoffing down coffee and snacks harnessing the energy to hit the canvassing road for the day. You could hear faint sighs of “10 more days.” The countdown is on. Former Virginia AG and gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli endorses Nancy Dye Ken Cuccinelli’s PAC, […]

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