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Sen. Mark Obenshain proposes truck toll study for I-81

Senator Mark Obenshain (R-Rockingham) filed a bill Friday directing the Commonwealth Transportation Board, along with the Office of Intermodal Planning and Investment, to study the feasibility of utilizing truck tolls to fund transportation infrastructure projects along Interstate 81.


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Obenshain comments on veto of charter schools bill

Sen. Mark Obenshain expressed disappointment that efforts to expand charter schools in Virginia have hit another roadblock.


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Obenshain comments on governor’s action on civil rights restoration

Senator Mark Obenshain issued a statement in response to the Governor’s action to restore the civil rights of over 200,000 convicted felons.


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Mark Obenshain statement on failure of charter school expansion in Senate

Senator Mark Obenshain issued the following statement today in response to the failure of the Senate of Virginia pass the charter school constitutional amendment.


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Farmers back bill that clarifies landowner rights in eminent domain cases

The state’s largest farmers’ advocacy organization is backing a bill ithat spells out landowner rights when property is damaged in activities related to eminent domain.


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Mark Obenshain: General Assembly update

Last Wednesday, on the coldest day in Richmond of the very New Year, the General Assembly began its 2016 session.


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Right to work constitutional amendment reported to Senate floor

The Virginia Senate Privileges and Elections Committee voted on Tuesday to report a resolution from Senator Mark Obenshain to insert Right to Work into the Virginia Constitution.


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Republicans sweep local legislative races: Maintain control of House, Senate

Republicans Dickie Bell, Ben Cline and Steve Landes easily won re-election to the Virginia House of Delegates, and State Sen. Mark Obenshain won re-election to the State Senate in a landslide.


Podcast: 26th District Senate Democrat April Moore talks Nov. 3 election

The Chris Graham Show features an interview with April Moore, the Democratic Party nominee in the 26th Senate District, challenging incumbent Republican Sen. Mark Obenshain. Chris and April discuss her final message to voters on the eve of the Nov. 3 general election.


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Ed Gillespie confirms plans to run for governor in 2017

Ed Gillespie confirmed in an email to The Washington Post on Friday that he plans to run for governor in 2017.


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Mark Obenshain not running for governor in 2017

Mark Obenshain isn’t “going anywhere,” but he’s also not running for governor. The Harrisonburg state senator confirmed via Twitter reports from earlier in the day on Monday that he will not be running for governor in 2017.


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Virginia Citizens Defense League releases pro-gun ratings

The Virginia Citizens Defense League released its General Assembly candidate ratings this week. 20th House District Libertarian candidate Will Hammer was given a “very pro-gun” rating, which is the highest the organization rewards candidates.


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Veteran Virginia Republican campaign consultant Chris Leavitt has been tapped to lead Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s Virginia presidential campaign effort.

Veteran Virginia Republican campaign consultant Chris Leavitt has been tapped to lead Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s Virginia presidential campaign effort.


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Mark Obenshain: Photo ID is under attack

On Friday, a motion to intervene was filed on my behalf asking a United States District Court to add me as a defendant in litigation filed by Democrats challenging the constitutionality of Virginia’s voter identification law.


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Andy Schmookler: Is Mark Obenshain Virginia’s Scott Walker?

Months ago, when I publicly characterized the Virginia state senator from my district as “the man who would be Virginia’s Scott Walker,” I had no idea that there was or would be any direct connection between those two politicians.


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Mark Obenshain: I’m with Scott Walker

America needs conservative leadership. Scott Walker is a reform-minded leader with the executive experience to allow him to transform the way Washington works.


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Mark Obenshain: Agriculture under attack?

I recently attended a regional meeting of the Virginia Association of Counties (VACO) where local county officials and legislators talked about the regional economy and about agriculture being the lifeblood of the Shenandoah Valley region.


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Mark Obenshain: The triumph of liberty over oppression

Independence Day is more than just a celebration of the birth of our nation, but rather a commemoration of the triumph of liberty over oppression thanks to the selfless acts of bravery by courageous men and women who sought a new form of government that would allow individuals to flourish and prosper in a free society.


State Senate candidate April Moore comments on Supreme Court decision on redistricting

April Moore, the Democratic Party nominee for Virginia State Senate in the 26th District, celebrated the decision of the United States Supreme Court yesterday upholding the constitutionality of commissions created to fight gerrymandering.


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Mark Obenshain: Political motivations behind Democrats voter ID suit

Yesterday, Virginia Democrats filed suit to overturn the Commonwealth’s voter ID law. It’s a law backed by 70% of Americans, supported by every demographic group, and it even enjoys 60% approval among Democrats.


ALEC’s threatened SLAPP suit against the LCV: Another part of the assault on our democracy

Some thoughts about the press release that my wife, April Moore, put out earlier this week. In it, she challenged her opponent – Virginia State Senator (and apparent would-be-Virginia’s Scott Walker), Mark Obenshain – to condemn the suit threatened by corporate powerhouse ALEC against the League of Conservation Voters.


April Moore: Baseless? Show me

I have said that Mark Obenshain has been serving Big Money – like Dominion Power, and the other big corporations behind the lobbying organization called ALEC (the American Legislative Exchange Council) – rather than the citizens he’s been elected to represent. Mr. Obenshain has called my charges ‘baseless,’ without ever responding to the substance.


Podcast: Virginia politics with 26th District Senate candidate April Moore

CGI host Chris Graham talks politics with April Moore, the Democratic Party nominee in the 26th Senate District. Moore is challenging Harrisonburg Sen. Mark Obenshain in the November general election.


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Virginia enacts first sex trafficking law

The Kids Are Not For Sale in Virginia Coalition held a joint press conference on Wednesday with Delegate Tim Hugo and Senator Mark Obenshain in Richmond to officially announce the enactment of HB 1964 and SB 1188, establishing Virginia’s first standalone sex trafficking law.


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Mark Obenshain: Do you feel overtaxed? You should

As if we needed further proof that taxes are too high, a recent study from the Tax Foundation found that left-leaning states like Vermont and Oregon have less burdensome tax structures than the Commonwealth of Virginia.