Gov. Bob McDonnell has set Jan. 7, 2014, as the date for the special election to fill the seat of Del. Onzlee Ware, who has announced his retirement from the Virginia House of Delegates. The governor will not issue the writ of election until Dec. 6 in order to give political parties and election officials time to prepare for the nomination process.
The campaign website of 11th House District Democratic candidate Sam Rasoul is online through the work of Augusta Free Press LLC.
Tim Coleman, owner and managing partner of Augusta Aquatics, a Fishersville, Va.-based pool building company, will speak at the November meeting of the Blue Ridge Chapter of the Construction Specifications Institute on Nov. 21, at Taaza Indian Restaurant in Roanoke, Va., at 117 Duke of Gloucester Road.
Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe announced his “Common Ground for Virginia” transition committee on Thursday, a bipartisan group of Virginians from all regions of the Commonwealth who will work with McAuliffe over the next two months to build the foundation for a successful administration.
Roanoke Democratic State Del. Onzlee Ware announced Thursday that he is stepping down from his seat in the House of Delegates, citing his mother’s health as the issue. Former Democratic congressional nominee Sam Rasoul is among the candidates in the running to replace Ware in Richmond.
Democrat Mark Herring picked up significantly in a review of votes cast in Richmond, and has taken the lead in the still-too-close-to-call Virginia attorney general race. Herring leads Republican Mark Obenshain by 117 votes. Localities are expected to have their numbers in to the State Board of Elections by the close of the day on Tuesday.
The Bridgewater College men’s basketball team was picked to finish eighth in the ODAC Preseason Coaches Poll released today at the conference media day hosted conference office at the Salem Civic Center. The ODAC has three teams ranked in the D3hoops.com Preseason Top 25, and those three teams occupy the top three spots in the coaches ‘poll.
The Democratic Party ticket appears poised for a sweep of the state races next Tuesday, according to a new poll from Roanoke College released Wednesday.
Is Quinnipiac fudging the numbers on closer governor’s race? A new Quinnipiac poll has Democrat Terry McAuliffe’s lead over Republican Ken Cuccinelli at four points, even as other recent polls have had McAuliffe leading the race by double digits. A look at the poll’s internals might give an indication to the diverging trends.
Democratic gubernatorial nominee Terry McAuliffe’s campaign announced campaign events with President Bill Clinton and Virginians for McAuliffe.
U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine joined Roanoke Mayor Dave Bowers and members of the local business community today to tour the city’s downtown and discuss economic development in the region. During the discussion, Kaine expressed his support for the Marketplace Fairness Act that will level the playing field for small businesses in Roanoke and across Virginia that are a major source of job creation.
Bridgewater College snapped its losing streak Saturday afternoon with a 71-67 victory over Roanoke College in ODAC men’s basketball action. Bridgewater freshman Ed Reddick went to the foul line with 10.9 seconds left and the Eagles nursing a two-point lead. Reddick knocked down both foul shots to put the finishing touches on the Eagles’ victory. […]