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Bill Bolling lecture part of JMU’s Democracy in Peril series

Since When Did Compromise Become a Bad Thing? That’s the title of an upcoming  lecture by former Virginia Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling as part of James Madison University’s Democracy in Peril speaker series at 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 15 in Madison Hall room 1001.


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McAuliffe announces commission to ensure integrity, confidence in state government

Governor Terry McAuliffe today signed Executive Order 28 establishing the Commission to Ensure Integrity and Public Confidence in State Government.


Virginia posts 0.8% revenue increase in December

Gov. Bob McDonnell announced Friday that December 2013 revenue collections for the Commonwealth of Virginia increased by 0.8 percent from December 2012.


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Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling urges reform of state ethics laws

In advance of the start of the 2014 General Assembly, Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling today issued a letter to members of the Senate of Virginia and the Virginia House of Delegates, encouraging them to pass meaningful legislation to strengthen Virginia’s ethics laws this year.


Chris Graham: Mark Warner and his 2014 Senate contenders

Is U.S. Sen. Mark Warner vulnerable in his upcoming 2014 re-election race? A poll commissioned by a conservative website suggests he may be. The Washington Free Beacon poll found that Warner would defeat a generic Republican candidate by just five points, 50 percent to 45 percent.


Chris Graham: Did the GOP blow the Virginia election? Let me count the ways

Terry McAuliffe outspent his Republican gubernatorial opponent by more than $17 million, and won the election by two and a half points. So, yeah, this one was the Virginia GOP’s race to win. Don’t let them sell you now on the idea that they pulled off some miracle in just losing by 55,000 votes after being down by double digits in the polls last week.


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Bill Bolling: Republicans need to have conversation about ‘future’

Two-term Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling, left on the outside looking in after Virginia Republicans decided to nominate firebrand Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli to run for governor, said late Tuesday in the wake of Cuccinelli’s loss in the high-profile governor race that the state GOP needs to rethink its approach in the future.


Winners/Losers: The 2013 Virginia elections

Winner: Terry McAuliffe This one is obvious. The Macker didn’t win by anywhere near the margin the final polls had indicated, but a win is a win is a win. Loser: Terry McAuliffe Also obvious. He wins by 10 points, he has a mandate. He wins by two, and he’s greeted by House Speaker Bill Howell trash-talking him.


Shades of 2005: Mark Herring, Mark Obenshain headed toward recount

Depending on what time you went to bed on Election Night, either Republican Mark Obenshain or Democrat Mark Herring was the winner in the 2013 Virginia attorney general race. For most, it was Obenshain, who had the lead in the counting all night long. If you stayed up into the wee hours, it was Herring, who led by 616 votes in the counting as of 3 a.m.


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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Virginia Mainstream Project releases government reform proposals

Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling’s Virginia Mainstream Project today released a series of proposals that are designed to improve the structure and operation of Virginia’s state government.


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Virginia Mainstream Project recommends reforms to Virginia’s ethics laws

Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling proposed on Monday a series of comprehensive reforms to Virginia’s ethics laws. These changes are designed to enhance Virginia’s ethics laws and begin the process of restoring the confidence of the people of Virginia in their state government.


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Bill Bolling’s Virginia Mainstream Project announces GOP primary picks

Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling today announced the Virginia Mainstream Project’s support of candidates in several contested Republican primaries this month. Bolling recently created the VMP in part to focus on electing mainstream, conservative Republicans to public office.


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Poll: Mark Warner looks strong for Senate re-election

Mark Warner leads three potential top Republican challengers for his Senate seat by double-digit margins, according to a new poll.


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Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling announces formation of the Virginia Mainstream Project

Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling today announced the formation of the Virginia Mainstream Project. The Virginia Mainstream Project is a state-based political action committee that will focus on electing mainstream Republicans to public office and promote responsible policy solutions to the most important challenges facing the Commonwealth.


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