Tag: University of Virginia Center for Politics
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
Are we about to reprise the pendulum swings of the Gingrich-Clinton era? Report by Chris Graham email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 […]
Howard Dean, Tim Kaine, Vince Lombardi, and a guy named Phil Bengston Story by Chris Graham email@example.com 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 […]
Former UVa. standout, NFL veteran talks politics, civic engagement at WHS Story by Chris Graham firstname.lastname@example.org 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 […]
Story by Chris Graham email@example.com 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 […]
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 […]
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,” […]
Story by Chris Graham firstname.lastname@example.org 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 […]
Story by Chris Graham email@example.com 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 […]