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President Rick Perry? It’s still too early to pick a Republican nominee based on polls

Do you remember who had the lead in the Republican presidential race four years ago this week? Of course you don’t, because you know it doesn’t matter who is ahead in the odd-year September.


Mitt Romney proceeds to fulfill the definition of insanity

On Friday, Mitt Romney finally told the truth about his interest in a third presidential run to a room full of Republican donors, as if he hadn’t planned for this all along.


Andy Schmookler: White privilege and the Right’s urge to kick down

What could explain the impulse to kick down shown by the likes of Bill “What White Privilege?” O’Reilly, nor by the rich men with whom Mitt Romney sought to ingratiate himself with his “47%” comment?


Tricia Erickson: Is Romney using a familiar strategy to garner support for another run?

Mitt Romney has been very busy traversing the states, playing out the same strategy of raising money for midterm candidates that he effected running up to his 2012 Presidential run.


Ethics complaint filed against Barbara Comstock for disclosure violation

The American Democracy Legal Fund (ADLF) has filed a complaint with the Office of Congressional Ethics against Barbara Comstock, candidate for Virginia’s 10th Congressional district.


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The sad fall of Bob McDonnell

As recently as last week, former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell was talking with reporters covering his corruption trial about perhaps running for governor again in 2017, and it wasn’t hard for at least GOP partisans to imagine that being within the realm of possibility.


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Ed Gillespie: His ObamaCare problem

Republican Senate candidate Ed Gillespie wrote in his 2006 memoir in support of a federal healthcare mandate, and worked as a lobbyist for a firm that was advocating market-based reforms of the nation’s healthcare system.


Chris Graham: The Top Five Presidential “Gaffes” That Groupon Passed On

A Groupon Presidents’ Day press release touting a special taking $10 off all $40 local deals purchased through Groupon in honor of President Alexander Hamilton may have been an intentional gaffe aimed at creating a viral buzz.


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Chris Graham: “Duck Dynasty” star suspension get us talking … about “Duck Dynasty”

Reality shows have a quick shelf life. (Long live “The Osbournes,” right?) Not that “Duck Dynasty” was necessarily nearing the end of its shelf life, but you had to be wondering if the show was approaching the shark, if it hadn’t already jumped it and stuck the landing.


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Chris Graham: Where do Republicans go from here?

You’re in the moderate wing of the Republican Party. (You’re tired of being called a RINO.) You point to Ken Cuccinelli’s loss in the 2013 Virginia governor race and say, See, told ya so. Cuccinelli was too conservative to get elected in a state like Virginia.


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President Obama defends Affordable Care Act at Boston event

President Barack Obama defended the rollout of the Affordable Care Act at an event in Boston on Wednesday with Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick. Massachusetts has a similar state health-care system as what is being implemented at the federal level. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, a Republican, was the architect of the system, signed it into law in 2006.


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Obama wins White House, takes Virginia again

President Barack Obama was elected to a second four-year term on Tuesday, unofficially winning 332 electoral votes and taking 50 percent of the popular vote in his race with Republican Mitt Romney and several third-party candidates.


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Projection: Obama takes Virginia

CNN is projecting that Democrat Barack Obama will win Virginia and its 13 electoral votes.


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Virginia: Obama poisted to repeat?

With 94 percent of precincts reporting in Virginia as of 11:45 p.m., Democrat Barack Obama has taken a 43,000-vote lead over Republican Mitt Romney.


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Breaking: Networks project Obama winner in presidential election

Fox News, CNN and MSNBC are all projecting Barack Obama the winner of the 2012 presidential election.


Staunton: Obama outpaces ’08 numbrs

Democrat Barack Obama leads the presidential voting in Staunton with only absentee votes still needing to be counted.


Waynesboro: Romney improves, slightly, over McCain in ’08

Republican Mitt Romney won the presidential voting in Waynesboro.


Obama, Romney hold serve in Augusta

Mitt Romney rolled to a convincing but expected victory in voting for president in Augusta County.


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Waynesboro: First two precincts push slightly to Obama

Two of Waynesboro’s four voting wards are reporting as of 8:40 p.m.


8:30 p.m. Update: Romney, Allen lead in Va., key Dem precincts in NoVa, Hampton Roads still out

As of the 8:30 p.m. update from the Virginia State Board of Elections, Republican Mitt Romney had a 136,000-vote lead over Democrat Barack Obama in Virginia.


Sports and politics on ‘The Chris Graham Show’

The Tuesday installment of “The Chris Graham Show” usually covers sports, but with Election Day here, AFP editor Chris Graham and WREL-1450AM’s Jim Bresnahan opened this week’s segment with a look at the 2012 elections.


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Chris Graham: Obama, Kaine, Goodlatte

More than a year of buildup to what had seemed to be an inevitable Barack Obama re-election was washed away in 90 minutes in Denver on Oct. 3. If not for that one night of lethargy from the president, we’d never have come across the term “Ro-mentum,” likely not had to endure 90 minutes of guffaws from Joe Biden a few nights later – and few would have cared that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie decided to focus on his job instead of presidential politiics at the worst of Hurricane Sandy.


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Pew: Obama with three-point lead

The final Pew Research Center poll of the 2012 election cycle has Democrat Barack Obama surging ahead of Republican Mitt Romney heading into Election Day.


Sabato: Obama will win

University of Virginia Center for Politics founder Larry Sabato has made his final call in the 2012 presidential election: Barack Obama.


PPP: Obama leads in Virginia, Ohio, even in N.C., Florida

The final Public Policy Polling survey of Virginia voters in the 2012 election cycle has Democrat Barack Obama leading Republican Mitt Romney by a four-point margin on Election Eve.