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George Allen: Why I support Marco Rubio

It is a time for choosing. A time for choosing the best person to motivate and inspire America in the upcoming Republican primaries and pivotal presidential election.


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George Allen endorses Marco Rubio for Republican presidential nomination

Today in an interview on the Fox Business Network, former Virginia Governor and Senator George Allen announced he is endorsing Marco Rubio for president.


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Clintonistas have their eye on Jim Webb

Town Hall wrote this week on the recent Jim Webb news regarding payments from his Born Fighting PAC to family members with the suggestion that the news bit could have come from Team Clinton’s oppo research efforts.


Jim Webb for president: Who woulda thunk it?

The last place that Jim Webb seemed to want to be was there. There, this particular afternoon, was Court Square Theater, toward the end of his 2006 Senate race.


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Liberal blogger hired by Redskins resigns: Who didn’t see this coming?

Liberal blogger Ben Tribbett tweeted his resignation from the Washington Redskins late Monday night, ending a relationship between the NFL franchise under fire from liberal activist groups trying to get the team to drop its racist name and one of their supposed own.


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Chris Graham: Marriage equality now the law of the land?

Virginia is hardly the leader of the pack in the area of marriage equality, but maybe we can be an interesting bellwether. Just as the state’s votes for Barack Obama for president in 2008 and 2012 broke the Solid South politically, maybe today’s move by Attorney General Herring can ignite a wave of change in the South regarding the last remaining civil rights issue of our time.


Kaine tops Allen in heavyweight Senate race

Democrat Tim Kaine surged to victory over Republican George Allen in one of the most-watched U.S. Senate races in the 2012 cycle.


Kaine projected winner in Virginia Senate race

Sen. Patty Murray, Chair of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, released the following statement congratulating Tim Kaine on his election night victory in Virginia:


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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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Allen makes late-game coal push

The George Allen Senate campaign is on the air Thursday with a new TV ad attacking Tim Kaine on coal. The spot, titled “Pie Chart,” highlights a 2009 speech in which Kaine explained his commitment to make coal a smaller part of our nation’s energy resources.


Kaine pushes jobs, common ground in new ads

In two new ads released on Wednesday, Democratic Party Senate nominee Tim Kaine presented Virginia voters with his closing argument – sharing his economic priorities, his commitment to the Commonwealth of Virginia, his record of finding common ground in Richmond, and his committment to doing the same in Washington.


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Chris Graham: Strangely quiet Virginia Senate race

Other than the occasional report on polls that of late have put Tim Kaine in the lead over George Allen, it’s been strangely quiet on the campaign trail in the Virginia Senate race. Think about it. Battleground state, two former governors, both of whom have been talked about at one time or another as possible future players on the national stage, locked in what has been a neck-and-neck race for 18 months, and … nothing.


DSCC poll: Kaine leads Senate race by four

A new Virginia Senate poll conducted for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee shows Democratic nominee Tim Kaine leading Republican opponent George Allen by four points.


Kaine, Allen duel on economy in TV spots

Senate candidates Tim Kaine and George Allen have taken to the airwaves thsi week with a pair of ads hitting economic issues.


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Unions unveil new TV ad blasting Allen on health care

Members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), the National Education Association and the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) launched a new television ad in the Washington, D.C., media market hitting Republican Senate nominee George Allen’s record on health care.


Poll: Kaine up seven in Senate race

The latest Public Policy Polling survey of Virginia voters backs a run of recent polls that show Democrat Tim Kaine surging into the lead in what has been a tight U.S. Senate race with Republican George Allen.


Kaine, Allen reach out to voters with new TV spots

Democratic Senate nominee Tim Kaine is on the air Monday with a new TV spot touting his work with former governor and current U.S. Sen. Mark Warner to move Virginia forward. Repubilcan rival George Allen is also on the air with a new spot that asks the question, Will you still have a job if Washington fails to do its job?


Money race: Kaine outraises Allen in third quarter

The Tim Kaine Senate campaign won the money race in the third quarter of 2012, taking in $4.5 million in donations to outpace the George Allen campaign, which raised $3.47 million.


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NBC/Wall Street Journal poll: Obama up 2, Kaine 5 in Virginia

A new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist College poll of Virginia voters has Democrat Barack Obama leading Republican Mitt Romney by a two-point margin in the presidential race, and has Democrat Tim Kaine ahead of Republican George Allen by five points in the U.S. Senate race.


Kaine announces $3M in additional ad buys

An additional $3 million in TV, radio, print and online ad buys will push the total marketing commitment of the Tim Kaine Senate campaign to $7.5 million. The Kaine campaign announced the additional buys Tuesday and attributed the extra money in the budget to substantial growth in its donor base. The campaign has now received donations from more than 40,000 individuals, with more than 10,000 of those donors contributing money to the campaign for the first time in the past six weeks.


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AFP editor Chris Graham talks politics

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham talks politics on WREL-1450AM in Lexington, Va., on Sept. 28, 2012. The focal points today: Recent polling of the presidential and Senate races and a breakdown of the status quo in the Sixth District congressional race.


Suffolk poll shows closer race in Virginia

President Barack Obama (46 percent) clings to a 2-point lead over Republican challenger Mitt Romney (44 percent), in a swing-state nail-biter, according to a Suffolk University/NBC12 (WWBT-Richmond) poll of likely general-election voters in Virginia. Seven percent were undecided.


Kaine ad targets senior vote

A new TV ad from the Tim Kaine Senate campaign aims to reaffirm the Democratic Party nominee’s commitment to strengthening programs that ensure a healthy and secure retirement for Virginia seniors, including Social Security and Medicare.


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New Allen TV ad features mother of fallen local hero

An Augusta County mother who lost a son in the war in Iraq shares her experience meeting with then-U.S. Sen. George Allen in the immediate aftermath in a new TV ad for the Allen Senate campaign.


Allen TV ad hits Kaine on debunked tax claim

The George Allen Senate campaign is on the air with a new TV spot that raises a debunked claim that rival Tim Kaine is open to a tax increase. “As Virginia faces over 200,000 jobs lost under the failed Washington deal Tim Kaine supported, his answer once again is to raise taxes on small business owners,” said Mike Thomas, campaign manager for George Allen for U.S. Senate, pushing the new Allen TV spot, titled “Accountable,” which riffs off a Kaine statement at a Sept. 20 Senate debate.


Analysis: Kaine misstep on taxes?

Just when you thought that Tim Kaine had opened up a commanding lead in the Virginia U.S. Senate race … “I would be open to a proposal that would have some minimum tax level for everyone.” That was Kaine’s answer to a question from David Gregory at Thursday’s Senate debate on the topic of the week in American politics.


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AFP editor Chris Graham breaks down the Senate race

AugustaFreePress.com editor Chris Graham breaks down the Virginia U.S. Senate race in this segment of “Online” on WREL-1450AM in Lexington, Va.


Former GOP rival endorses Allen for Senate

Former Republican Senate primary candidate Jamie Radtke said Thursday that she is endorsing former opponent George Allen in his general-election race against Democrat Tim Kaine.


Kaine surge? Two polls give Democrat biggest lead of campaign cycle

Two new polls of Virginia voters give Democrat Tim Kaine the biggest lead of the 2012 campaign cycle over Republican rival George Allen. A Fox News poll released on Wednesday has Kaine at 47 percent and Allen at 43 percent. A CBS/New York Times/Quinnipiac poll released on Wednesday, meanwhile, has Kaine at 51 percent and Allen at 43 percent.


Kaine TV ads play up bipartisanship

A pair of TV ads from the Tim Kaine Senate campaign put the spotlight on the former Democratic governor’s efforts to reach across the aisle to work with Republicans to break legislative gridlock.


Defense, retirees focus of Senate candidates

U.S. Senate candidates Tim Kaine and George Allen spent time on Tuesday talking with voters on issues related to defense and veterans issues.


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Poll: Obama up five in Virginia, Senate race still tied

A new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist College poll of Virginia voters gives Democrat Barack Obama a five-point lead over Republican Mitt Romney in the presidential race, and has former governors Tim Kaine and George Allen tied in the U.S. Senate race.


Dueling TV ads mark busy media day in Senate race

Democrat Tim Kaine and Republican George Allen each released new TV commercials on Wednesday, and their campaigns, predictably, used the occasions to take swipes at each other.


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Poll: Romney, Allen lead in Virginia races

A poll from Gravis Marketing and Capitol Correspondent released on Tuesday gives Republican Mitt Romney a five-point lead over Democrat Barack Obama in the Virginia presidential race, and also gives GOP Senate candidate George Allen a five-point lead over Democrat Tim Kaine.


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Report: Kaine leads in fundraising from Virginia voters

Everything about the U.S. Senate campaign is tight – including the battle for campaign cash from Virginians.