Chris Head formally announces his intention to run for the 17th District House seat recently vacated by Bill Cleaveland, while two Lynchburg-based candidates announce their intentions to pursue the Republican nomination for the newly created 22nd Senate District.
Rep. Scott Rigell issued the following statement today in support of Israel: May is Jewish Heritage Month, and Scott Rigell is please to join his friends in the Jewish community to celebrate Israel’s 63rd anniversary of their reestablishment as a nation in 1948. Israel, like the United States, share the indispensable values of freedom, individual […]
Both Senators Jim Webb and Mark Warner voted against cloture for Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell’s offshore drilling plan, which would have allowed lease sales off the coast of Virginia to go forward. This is not surprising given what Kevin Hall, Warner’s spokesman, told Bearing Drift recently: “Senator Warner supports expanded domestic energy production, including […]
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor talks jobs in Richmond with Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling. In the press conference, more details emerge on the debt ceiling and domestic energy production.
David McCormick is seeking the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Virginia. He introduces himself in this podcast and proposes a balanced budget.
What it took Senate Democrats weeks to devise, could be undone by a series of well-orchestrated moves by two western Virginia senators.
Is Virginia positioning itself to gain the most from the predicted “manufacturing renaissance” coming to the United States? If today’s news is any indicator, New Jersey’s loss is Virginia’s gain… and here’s a hint as to why: The 101 unionized employees and 14 non-union workers in Clifton will be laid off starting on July 15, […]
Veteran Delegate Watkins Abbitt (I-Appomattox) announced today that he will not seek reelection. Del. Abbitt was first elected in 1986 as a Democrat. He later declared himself an independent and caucused with the Republicans. Statement of Speaker William J. Howell on Delegate Watkins Abbits’s Decision Not to Seek Re-election RICHMOND, VA – Virginia House of Delegates […]
Del. Steve Landes (right – R-25th House) in the 2011 General Assembly session on Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling’s Bloggers Day. It was no surprise to hear on Tuesday that veteran Delegate Steve Landes would seek re-election for a ninth term in the Virginia House of Delegates to continue representing the citizens of the 25th House […]
Interesting analysis by Stu Rothenberg on Jon Huntsman. I’ve written repeatedly that I believe there are currently only 3 viable contenders currently in the race for the GOP nomination: Mitch Daniels, Tim Pawlenty, and Mitt Romney. I allow that Huntsman could become viable, but I’m not convinced of it yet, especially with his embrace of […]