Tag: election

VCU to host symposium, gala on the 25th anniversary of Doug Wilder’s election

VCU will host a symposium and a gala to commemorate the 25th anniversary of L. Douglas Wilder becoming the nation’s first popularly elected African-American governor.


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Randy Forbes calls for renewed push to avert defense sequestration

Congressman J. Randy Forbes (VA-04) announced today a renewed push to pass H.R. 733 and remove the Department of Defense from sequestration cuts.


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Update on post-election count, process for certifying Senate winner

Yesterday, each of Virginia’s 133 local electoral boards began the routine process of canvassing their precinct results from the November 4 general election.


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Crunching the numbers: Should Ed Gillespie have been favorite all along?

Give credit to the Ed Gillespie team for one thing: getting its voters energized and then to the polls. The comparisons to 2008 and 2012 show that victory was more possible than it even seems today knowing what we know now.


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A Republican wave? A big Dem poll skew? What the hell happened?

Conventional wisdom had Republicans big favorites to win a Senate majority, build on its strong House majority and pick up several governorships.


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Toocloseforcomfort: Mark Warner wins Senate re-election by razor-thin margin

Democratic Sen. Mark Warner didn’t run like an incumbent upon 25 points in the polls in the early summer. He must have seen something that the rest of us couldn’t see.


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How Election Night will go in Virginia: Can Ed Gillespie shock the world?

If you watch the election returns tonight like you watch a football game, the first quarter of the Mark Warner-Ed Gillespie game might surprise you, when you see Gillespie get on the board with an early touchdown.


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Virginia Beach and Newport News report voting machine calibration issues

The Virginia Department of Elections was notified this morning that both Virginia Beach and Newport News are experiencing technical difficulties with their AccuVote TSX Touch Screen voting machines.


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New photo ID requirement will be in effect for all Virginia voters

Virginia voters will have an opportunity to cast a ballot at their polling place between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. today. All voters are now required to show an acceptable form of photo ID.


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Pundits split on midterms: Winds blowing toward Republicans?

University of Virginia political science professor Larry Sabato is forecasting a Republican wave in the 2014 midterm elections on Tuesday.


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Poll: Republicans looking good in key Senate battleground states

The final polls of the 2014 election season in Arkansas and Kentucky from Public Policy Polling find Republicans in strong positions to win the open Senate seats in those states on Election Day.


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When do we start looking ahead to 2016?

The 2016 presidential election is two years away. Hard to believe, ain’t it? I mean, didn’t we just have one of them presidential elections?


Inside the Newsroom: Debut podcast with AFP editors Crystal and Chris Graham

Augusta Free Press debuts a new podcast, Inside the Newsroom, with AFP editors Crystal Graham and Chris Graham, covering news, politics and culture in Virginia and the world.


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Creigh Deeds: Vote for Mark Warner on Nov. 4

My friend, Mark Warner is running for re-election to the U.S. Senate because he believes that all Virginians should get a fair shot at success.


Ken Plum: Your civic duty

A basic tenet of all levels of civic education is that citizens should vote. We are told of the importance of voting in social studies classes, Scouting, and in community groups.


Sen. Warner campaign ad emphasizes record of bipartisanship

The Senator Mark Warner re-election campaign today released an ad, “Stronger”, in which Sen. Warner emphasizes his efforts to reach across the aisle and find common ground.


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Final week for absentee voting in Virginia

This week marks the countdown to the final days in which Virginia voters may cast an Absentee Ballot for the upcoming November 4, 2014, General Election.


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Saturday is first of two absentee voting days in Virginia

Saturday marks the first of two Saturdays before the November 4 General Election, in which Virginia voters may cast an in-person absentee ballot at their local voter registration office.


Republican Virginia Beach Mayor Will Sessoms endorses Sen. Mark Warner

Virginia Beach Mayor Will Sessoms, a Republican, announced on Tuesday his endorsement of Senator Mark Warner for re-election.


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Hunch: Republicans win Senate, with Obama impeachment as spoils?

Republicans took aim at winning a Senate majority in the 2014 midterms early last year, and as of this writing are the odds-on favorite to achieve their aim. The reward: impeachment.


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Veterans and Military Families for Progress endorse Sen. Mark Warner

Veterans and Military Families for Progress endorses Senator Mark Warner in the upcoming Virginia United States Senate election.


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Forbes calls on Congress to reconvene, address Ebola outbreak

Congressman J. Randy Forbes (VA-04) issued a statement on Friday calling on Congress to reconvene to address the Ebola outbreak.


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Ebola: What we’re doing right

Based on the media reports on Ebola as it relates to the two people who have contracted the deadly virus inside the United States, you’d think that the government is bungling us into a pandemic, or worse.


Sen. John Warner talks shared Virginia First philosophy in new Mark Warner TV ad

Today, Senator Mark Warner’s campaign launched a new television ad, “Virginia First,” featuring former Republican U.S. Senator John Warner. John Warner endorsed Senator Mark Warner for re-election in January 2014. This is the first time John Warner has endorsed a Democrat for elected office in Virginia.


New TV ad pushes Sen. Warner’s commitment to Virginia military families, veterans

Today, U.S. Sen. Mark Warner’s re-election campaign announced a new ad, “Get It Right,” which highlights Senator Warner’s long history of fighting for the thousands of military men, women, veterans and families that reside in the Commonwealth.


Navajo Nation president watches game with Dan Snyder: So Native Americans support Redskins name?

Navajo Nation president Ben Shelly took in the Washington-Arizona NFL game on Sunday with team owner Daniel Snyder, which was made obvious when Fox Sports cut to a picture of the two in the box together early in the game, and put a graphic on the screen identifying Shelly.


Goodlatte: Convenient constitutional conservative

You may hear the term Constitutional Conservative often lately, whether it is in discussions with friends and family or listening to a campaign ad. There are some genuine Constitutional Conservatives in office, like Rep. Justin Amash (MI).


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Mary Washington poll: Mark Warner leads Senate race by 10

All year long, Mark Warner has been such a heavy favorite in his Senate re-election race that the race has barely been polled. And then things tightened up a bit, not to a point where the Democrat should be uncomfortable, but even so.


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Supreme Court punts on gay marriage: How the GOP loses the White House, again

That the political winds are pushing Republicans is obvious not only to the Fox News-glued set. UVA politics professor Larry Sabato calls it the sixth-year itch; a second-term president, a lame-duck from the moment he is re-elected, historically struggles in his second midterm elections.


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Federal judge throws out Virginia congressional map

Virginia has until April 1, 2015, to prepare a new congressional district map after a federal judge ruled that the redistricting plan adopted by the General Assembly in 2011 is in violation of the 14th Amendment.