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UVA Center for Politics: Crystal Ball, Politico announce new partnership

The University of Virginia Center for Politics and Politico are pleased to announce an exclusive media partnership to offer readers interactive ratings from Sabato’s Crystal Ball on Senate, House, and gubernatorial races.


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UVA Center for Politics wins Emmy Award for Kennedy documentary

The University of Virginia Center for Politics’ latest documentary, The Kennedy Half Century,has won an Emmy Award for Best Historical Documentary from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.


Sabato: Cuccinelli considered dramatic move involving McDonnell to shake up race

Wow, what could have been. Had Gov. Bob McDonnell been indicted by federal prosecutors for his role in the Star Scientific scandal, Ken Cuccinelli was planning a dramatic public break with McDonnell involving a little-known section of the Virginia Constitution.


Independents face uphill battle against Goodlatte

The Sixth District is a safe one politically, so safe that Republican incumbent Bob Goodlatte does not have a Democratic Party opponent on the ballot in the November elections, though there are two independent candidates vying for the seat. The challenge ahead for Stuart Bain, a Libertarian, and Jeff Vanke, a self-described “Independent-Centrist,” is pretty […]


I Love The ’90s, Part Two

Are we about to reprise the pendulum swings of the Gingrich-Clinton era?   Report by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net Might we see a repeat of 1994 in 2010? The short answer: yes. Next question: Might we then see a repeat of 1996 in 2012? Well, maybe. “For all the trouble Barack Obama’s had lately voters still […]


The AFP Show: Health-care reform, Congress, emotional balance

The AFP Show freepress2@ntelos.net    Items for The AFP Show for Thursday, Feb. 25, include: – Remarks from New York Democratic Congressman Anthony Weiner on the ongoing health-care reform debate in Congress. – An interview with Isaac Wood from the University of Virginia Center for Politics to discuss a recent report from UVa. political-science professor […]


Winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing

Howard Dean, Tim Kaine, Vince Lombardi, and a guy named Phil Bengston Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net When the football team starts losing games, the fan base tends to start getting antsy, and when the losses compound into a losing season, you can start hearing calls for the coach’s head. Politics isn’t unlike football in […]


Butler: Life lessons, and some football

Former UVa. standout, NFL veteran talks politics, civic engagement at WHS Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net Without football pads, wearing dress slacks and a light blue Oxford, no tie, Brad Butler could have passed for the high-school government teacher that he basically was for an hour at Waynesboro High School Thursday afternoon. Which isn’t to […]


Democrats: Where do you go from here?

   Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net You talk to one Democrat, and the party definitely, no question, needs to restrategize toward the middle. The blowback from voters in Massachusetts is an obvious clear signal. The nation isn’t comfortable with the direction things had been headed on health care and the stimulus. Time to pull things […]


UVa., Politico to host conference on ’10 elections

Staff Report Leading journalists, party insiders, and political analysts will share their views on the upcoming 2010 midterm elections at an afternoon conference sponsored by the University of Virginia Center for Politics and Politico. The 11th annual American Democracy Conference will be held at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, December 3 from 1-5 […]


AFP InDepth | How to win a write-in campaign

Sally Thomas knew well the conventional wisdom about write-in campaigns – “which is that a write-in candidate can’t win.” But Thomas and a group of friends opposing the planned Route 29 Western Bypass decided that it was worth the fight. “A bunch of us decided that somebody had to step forward and try to run,” […]


White House: Obama will turn Virginia blue

Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net He started his general-election campaign here in June after sewing up the Democratic Party nomination, and he’s going to end it here late Monday night. Still want to quibble over how seriously Barack Obama is taking Virginia? “What better way is there to showcase the importance of this state as […]


Fifth District: A vote for solutions, not controversy

Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net The Danville Register and Bee endorsement editorial put it well, I think. Noting that the paper hadn’t endorsed a Democrat since Virgil Goode was a Democrat, the editorial board relayed that it is changing course not because it is leaving Virgil Goode. “Virgil Goode,” the Register and Bee said, “has […]