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Street Knowledge with Chris Graham: I miss DC?

Chris Graham talks Electoral College, the WWE Roadblock PPV, and two weeks in DC.

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Street Knowledge: AFP editor Chris Graham debuts new podcast

AFP editor Chris Graham debuts his new weekday podcast, Street Knowledge, talking news, politics and sports.

Webb, Gilmore, Cantor, Cuccinelli: The pols Virginia wants to forget

Remember ol’ Jim Webb, Jim Gilmore, Eric Cantor, Ken Cuccinelli? Of course you do; you once voted them into public office.

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Terrible news for Vermin Supreme: Jim Gilmore quits GOP race

Vermin Supreme won’t have Jim Gilmore to kick around anymore. The former Virginia governor announced on Friday that he is suspending his bid for the Republican Party presidential nomination.

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Jim Gilmore ‘ain’t going anywhere,’ insists he has a path to victory in presidential race

Jim Gilmore has moxie, or whatever it is that tells you that you’re not registering any support in your bid for president, and yet should continue.

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Jim Gilmore on TV: Former Virginia governor has ad in early voting states

Former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore is running TV spots in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina to bolster his campaign for the Republican Party presidential nomination.

Jim Gilmore not included in CNN Republican presidential debates

Jim Gilmore will not be among the 16 candidates on the stage at the two CNN Republican Party presidential debates scheduled for Sept. 16.

Jim Gilmore sighting: Former Virginia governor blasts Iran deal

You probably blinked at least once during the Republican fire-and-brimstone anti-Iran deal rally this week. Meaning you are likely to have missed that former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore, officially, technically, a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, addressing the cameras and scattered live observers.

Jim Gilmore challenges Donald Trump to birthright citizenship debate

Former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore, polling at or near zero in the national polls in the race for the Republican Party presidential nomination, is challenging GOP front-runner Donald Trump to a one-on-one debate on birthright citizenship.

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The Chris Graham Show: Maureen McDonnell, Virginia in the presidential race, Rockingham County Fair

The Chris Graham Show reports on the busy week at the Rockingham County Fair – with concerts featuring Lady Antebellum, Alabama and Lynyrd Skynyrd – then dives into Virginia politics with segments on the bribery case involving former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, former First Lady Maureen McDonnell, and presidential contenders Jim Gilmore and Jim Webb.

Jim Gilmore not worried by low poll numbers

Former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore – yes, he was once Virginia’s governor – is apparently not concerned that he is barely registering as a presidential candidate.

Republican voters to Gilmore: Jim Who?

A new poll from Rasmussen Reports is more bad news for former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore.

All but one: Jim Gilmore left out of next Republican debate

Former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore was left off the invite list for the next Republican presidential debate, scheduled for Sept. 16 and to be broadcast on CNN.

Group alleges violation by Jim Gilmore presidential campaign

The American Democracy Legal Fund has filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission against former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore and his principal campaign committee, Gilmore for America LLC, for violating the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971.

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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Analysis: Is Mark Warner in trouble?

A poll released last week by Christopher Newport University has Democrat Mark Warner ahead of Republican Ed Gillespie by 2014 as the attention turns slowly toward the November U.S. Senate race.

Report: Ed Gillespie gearing up for Senate run vs. Mark Warner

The New York Times is reporting that former Republican National Committee chairman Ed Gillespie is gearing up for a run for the U.S. Senate seat held by Democrat Mark Warner.


Ed Gillespie: Senate race is ‘winnable’ for GOP

Former Republican National Committee chair Ed Gillespie has concluded that the 2014 Senate race is “winnable” for Republicans, but he’s noncommittal on whether he will challenge Democratic incumbent Mark Warner.

Report: Cuccinelli drawing full-time salary, benefits, while on the job 26% of the time

Ken Cuccinelli continues to draw his full $150,000 salary plus benefits as Virginia’s attorney general while spending nearly three-quarters of his time on the campaign trail. This was the finding of the Virginian-Pilot based on a review of the Republican gubernatorial nominee’s office and campaign schedules in July, August and September.

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Democrats hit Mark Obenshain on transvaginal ultrasounds

Remember the transvaginal ultrasound debates that riveted the Virginia General Assembly in 2012? Virginia Democrats want you to, and want you to remember where Republican attorney general nominee Mark Obenshain was, basically in the middle of it all.

Jim Gilmore: Financial catastrophe for the United States

Column by Jim Gilmore Submit guest columns: freepress2@ntelos.net   The passage of the health care bill continues to dig the American public deeper into a financial hole. No matter how it is characterized, this is a vast new entitlement program, with no limits on the cost to the taxpayers of the future. Today our economic […]

Focus | No car tax, but yes, local income tax?

Kaine gets heat for controversial proposed switch Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net Goodbye, No Car Tax. Hello, New Local Income Tax. Tim Kaine didn’t exactly say it that way, but that was the sum effect. “Let’s keep the promise. Let’s get rid of the car tax on personal vehicles completely, but do it the right […]

The Top 10 Virginia Politics Stories of 2008

My friend Coy Barefoot at WINA-1070AM in Charlottesville wants me to talk about the Top 10 news stories of 2008 in Virginia government and politics on his radio show “Charlottesville-Right Now!” this afternoon. So here’s my stab at it, “Countdown”-style.

Rhetoric vs. reality

“Frederick pointed out,” the release related, breathlessly, “that state spending has more than doubled over the last decade and increased by over 50 percent during the last five years.” That amounts to an indictment from the RPV chair, there, doesn’t it? Democrats, Jeffrey Frederick is saying, like Tim Kaine and Mark Warner spend money hand […]

David Cox | Notes from the polling place

Before last Tuesday’s election fades totally into memory — not that it will — I’ll share a few observations of various sorts in no particular order … At least in Lexington, the process of voting went swimmingly. Registrar of Voters Carol Rendleman and the Electoral Board obviously took great pains to make sure it would. […]

Wrapping up last week’s elections

WINNER: Virginia Democrats It’s one thing to elect Mark Warner and Jim Webb and Tim Kaine. It’s another entirely to pull the lever for Barack Obama. My friend Mark Rozell at George Mason said it best when we talked in the days leading up to the election. “I don’t think we could have had this […]

Election ’08: History!

Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net Barack Obama will be the 44th President of the United States, in no small part due to Virginia, which voted for a Democrat for president for the first time in 44 years as it also elected a Democrat in Mark Warner to the United States Senate by a historic margin […]

Election ’08: Obama, Warner get nod in final pre-election polls

Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net Gallup and Larry Sabato are calling it a Barack Obama landslide, and a summary of the other major national polls has the Democrat on the verge of making history. Gallup’s final pre-election estimate has Obama winning 55 percent of the vote to Republican John McCain’s 44 percent. Sabato, the University […]

U.S. Senate: The radical centrist will shake things up in D.C.

Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net I was working for an ultraconservative newspaper based in Charlottesville – not exactly the best place for somebody who would later become the chair of a Democratic Party committee to be, but it paid the bills. It also gave me a different perspective on Mark Warner, at first a skeptical […]

Valley Blue Dog: Republican Tricks, Democratic Treats!

Column by Steven Sisson Halloween is a time for dressing up in a costume and wearing a mask and having fun. But grownups wear masks, too, especially politicians, and more than ever Republicans are masking the truth behind their agenda. According to nationwide polls, 70 percent of leaders can’t be trusted. The Blue Dog says […]

Virginia: Obama up 10, according to Rasmussen

Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net The latest Virginia data from Republican pollster Scott Rasmussen has Democrat Barack Obama with a solid 10-point lead over GOP nominee John McCain. The Rasmussen poll has Obama at 54 percent in Virginia to 44 percent for John McCain. The same poll has Democrat Mark Warner leading Republican Jim Gilmore […]

Poll Watch: Another poll shows Obama up significantly in Virginia

Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net A Public Policy Polling survey released yesterday gives Barack Obama a solid 51 percent-to-43 percent lead over John McCain in Virginia, the third poll of the week that gives the Democrat a solid working lead. The same poll gave Democrat Mark Warner a commanding 58 percent-to-31 percent margin in his […]

Waynesboro: Gilmore’s good timing

Column by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net Jim Gilmore spent two hours in Waynesboro on Monday visiting with the editorial staff at The News Virginian. His timing could have been better, given what happened later Monday in the River City. “The thing that I have a dilemma about this is I don’t like to raise taxes on […]

Ad Watch: Democratic Party says Gilmore ad violated campaign-finance laws

Item by Chris Graham freepress2@ntellos.net A complaint filed last week by the Democratic Party of Virginia charges that a recent Jim Gilmore TV ad violated campaign-finance laws by failing to show voters in writing that he personally authorized the ad, a requirement under federal “Stand by Your Ad” rules. “Jim Gilmore should have to play […]

Virginia Politics: Warner still has sizable lead

Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net Republicans have been whispering that the Senate race between Jim Gilmore and Mark Warner has been tightening up, but a new poll from Public Policy Polling has it right where it has been for months. Warner had a 57 percent-to-33 percent lead in the latest PPP poll released this morning. […]

Mike Oxford: Drilling us to distraction

Column by Mike Oxford John McCain, Jim Gilmore and the Republican Party sure have come up with a catchy slogan for this year’s election. “Drill Here, Drill Now, Pay Less” (and its even cooler cousin, “Drill, Baby, Drill!”) is short, easy to remember, and gives folks an excuse to play dress up as oil rig […]

Senate ’08: Warner responds to Gilmore attack ad

Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net Jim Gilmore characterized his first TV ad of the 2008 campaign season as “Principled.” The response from the Mark Warner campaign highlights the “Preposterous” charges lobbed at Warner in the ad. The 30-second ad will begin airing tonight in the same TV markets where the Gilmore ad that takes a […]

Live Blog: Watch, then comment on Gilmore TV ad

Moderated by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net The Jim Gilmore for Senate campaign and the Republican Party of Virginia has released the first GOP U.S. Senate TV ad of the ’08 campaign. Titled “Principled,” the ad began airing over the weekend throughout Virginia. Watch the ad below, and then feel free to comment with your thoughts on […]

Winners and Losers: McCain-Palin, NV-Jim Gilmore, reporters arrested at RNC

Compiled by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net THE PALIN CALL STILL BOTHERS ME: But what do I know? If they’d vetted her as well as they had the others, and then the ethics investigation and the Bridge to Nowhere line that doesn’t make sense given that she took the money and ran anyway and the, ahem, family […]

David Reynolds: Seen and heard in Buena Vista on Labor Day

Column by David Reynolds – If the sign war is any indication of the outcome of the Senate race between Mark Warner and Jim Gilmore, Gilmore loses by more than 20 to 1. – Turnout at the Republican breakfast was slightly down from last year. The Dems had a few more at their table. – […]

’08 Senate: Gilmore goes on attack against Warner

The Top Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net Jim Gilmore standing at the podium in Glen Maury Park in Buena Vista at the foot of the Blue Ridge pulled a piece of paper from his pocket. A burly, hirsute man wearing a form-fitting Gilmore T-shirt handed the news reporter standing next to me a similarly-sized paper […]

Virginia Politics: ’08 fall campaign gets into gear in Buena Vista

Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net I had a hard time transcribing the recordings of my interviews, it was so loud. I’ve been to the past 12 Buena Vista Labor Day events, and this was by far the most energetic one I’ve ever been a part of. “In my life, I’ve never seen anything like this […]

Winners and Losers: Gilmore, Warner, Frederick, Hillary, McCain

Compiled by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net TELL US MORE ABOUT YOU, JIMMY: More trash from Gilmore Got another note from the Jim Gilmore campaign with more trash on how Mark Warner is a bad guy. Today it’s something he said to the Virginia AFL-CIO about his support of legislation that would put Virginia’s right-to-work status in […]

Winners and Losers: Obama, Gilmore

Compiled by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net NO BOUNCE: Obama, McCain still even in polls My suspicions toward the end of last week’s breathless speculation about who Barack Obama would name as his VP were that the process was playing out for far too long for it to have the effect that I suspect that the Obama […]

Who is the fiscally conservative governor?

Special Commentary by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net The small but cheery group of Republicans who are doing what they can to boost Jim Gilmore in his Senate race against Mark Warner are heartily pushing, following Gilmore’s lead, the notion that he is a fiscal conservative and that Warner is a tax-and-spend liberal and so you ought […]