Tag: Washington Post

Craig Littlepage: Mike London is “our coach”

On the eve of the meltdown against Duke Saturday, UVa. athletics director Craig Littlepage was telling the Washington Post that beleaguered football coach Mike London will return in 2014 no matter how the rest of the 2013 season plays out.

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Democrats bring attention to Obenshain attack ad

Republican attorney general nominee Mark Obenshain’s latest TV ad claims there are erroneous attacks against him, but Democrats say the real truth is Mark Obenshain hasn’t been honest about his record.

Lecture on Sears mail-order homes in Waynesboro set for Thursday

Rosemary Thornton, a nationally recognized authority on the Sears and Roebuck mail-order, fabricated homes, will present her inventory of Sears Homes in Waynesboro at the October History Lecture at WTA’s Gateway, 329 W. Main Street, on Thursday.

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McAuliffe counters Cuccinelli push on tax, budget costs

Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe’s campaign today released a new report, “Cuccinelli’s $8 Billion Tax Plan,” describing how Ken Cuccinelli’s budget gimmicks and support for eliminating the corporate income tax could cost the Commonwealth at least $8 billion over four years and deplete necessary funding streams from localities for education, transportation, and other critical investments that will keep Virginia competitive in the 21st century.

Waynesboro Symphony Orchestra fall concert

The Waynesboro Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Music Director Dr. Peter Wilson, opens its 2013-2014 season on Saturday, Oct 12 and Sunday, Oct. 13. Titled Birthdays, Bicentennials and Berlioz, this concert will include Verdi’s Triumphant March from “Aida,” Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll and Berlioz’s “Symphonie Fantastique.”

Lecture: Sears mail-order homes in Waynesboro

Nationally recognized authority on the Sears and Roebuck mail-order, fabricated homes, Rosemary Thornton will present her inventory of Sears Homes in Waynesboro at the October History Lecture at WTA’s Gateway, 329 W. Main Street, on Thursday, Oct. 17.


Polls: Widening lead for McAuliffe in governor’s race?

A pair of polls out on Monday have Democrat Terry McAuliffe with a growing lead over Republican Ken Cuccinelli in the Virginia governor’s race.

Report: Former company headed up by McAuliffe under SEC investigation

The campaign of Republican gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli is bringing issue to media reports that a company formerly headed up by Democratic nominee Terry McAuliffe is under investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission over its conduct in soliciting foreign investors.

Chris Graham: Our governor in hock

Maybe you change the way you vote, knowing that the governor is possibly in hock to family, friends and diet-supplement makers, maybe you don’t – but it’s something worth knowing when you head into the voting booth.

Poll: Ken Cuccinelli leads in governor’s race among disinterested electorate

Virginia voters know little about the two candidates for governor, according to a new Washington Post poll looking at the Ken Cuccinelli-Terry McAuliffe race. Cuccinelli, the Republican attorney general, has a 51 percent-to-41 percent lead over McAuliffe, the Democratic nominee, among likely voters, according to the Post poll. The defining numbers in the poll aren’t there, though, but rather in the limited information on the candidates among the voter base and the limited interest in the race in general among state residents.

Post poll: Obama has eight-point lead in Virginia

Another day, another bit of momentum for President Barack Obama in the crucial battleground state of Virginia. A new Washington Post poll of Virginia voters released on Tuesday gives Obama an eight-point lead over Republican Mitt Romney. Obama, a Democrat, was at 52 percent in the poll, with Romney at 44 percent.

Chris Saxman: Cold Fusion – Ghostbusters Edition

If there’s something strange/In your neighborhood Who you gonna call? United States Navy SEAL Team Six! That’s who! I emailed a good friend of mine whose brother was one of the victims of the World Trade Center attack and asked how his family was doing after learning Usama bin Swimming with the Fishes. His reply […]

Dem leader pushes McDonnell on interest in WH run

Virginia Democrats are seizing upon an apparent attempt at hedging by Gov. Bob McDonnell in an interview with The Washington Post about whatever interest he might have in running for president in 2012. “Either he intends to serve his full term as Governor or he doesn’t,” Democratic Party of Virginia Chairman Dick Cranwell said, citing […]

Local student voted runner-up in Post photo contest

Edited by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net   A Stuart Hall student was voted one of two runners-up in a recent Washington Post high-school photo contest.

Local student is finalist in Post photo contest

Edited by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net   A local student is among 10 finalists in a Washington Post high-school photo contest. Anwyn Cook’s photo “Reflection in Creek” is among the finalists for the contest open to students in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C.

InDepth | First draft of history: How Bob won, how Creigh lost

This just in to the AFP newsroom – Bob McDonnell can now be projected the winner in the 2009 Virginia governor’s race. OK, most people still have yet to vote, but the writing is on the wall, clearly, with the Republican leading Democrat Creigh Deeds by at least 10 points in the pre-election polls. The […]

Shannon releases TV, radio ads highlighting Cuccinelli ‘bigotry’

Steve Shannon’s campaign for attorney general released new TV and radio ads today. The two ads highlight today’s Washington Post editorial, titled “Mr. Cuccinelli’s Bigotry,” which says Ken Cuccinelli’s election would be “an embarrassment for the commonwealth”. In its editorial this morning, the Post blasted what it called Cuccinelli’s “bigotry,” adding that , “If he […]

WaPo: McDonnell has commanding lead

A new Washington Post poll out Monday night has Republican Bob McDonnell with a commanding 11-point lead over Democrat Creigh Deeds with a week and a day to go to the Nov. 3 election. The Post poll of likely voters has McDonnell at 55 percent and Deeds at 44 percent. The lead has grown two […]

Daily Rant | Deeds Downer

The Creigh Deeds campaign dismissed as “irresponsible” reporting in the AFP earlier this month that it was being criticized by senior Democrats in Virginia and D.C. for the way it was bungling its effort in the Virginia governor’s race. So now that the Washington Post has jumped on the bandwagon to say the same thing, […]

Deeds TV ad touts Post endorsement

Today the Deeds campaign released a new ad highlighting the Washington Post’s strong endorsement of Creigh Deeds for governor. The ad, “Longtime Champion,” highlights the Post’s selection of Deeds as “the better choice for governor,” calling Deeds “a longtime champion” of “enlightened, bipartisan” accomplishments.

Chris Graham | Winners and Losers: Deeds, Al Groh, Balloon boy, The weather

PUSH: Creigh Deeds gets WaPo endorsement It could be the push that Deeds needed to get over the hump in the Virginia governor’s race. Deeds had crept to within two points of Republican Bob McDonnell in a September Rasmussen poll before falling behind by nine in Rasmussen and the Washington Post and 14 points in […]

Deeds gets endorsement of Washington Post

A Washington Post endorsement reversed Creigh Deeds’ fortunes in the ’09 Democratic Party primary. Can Deeds get another boost from another Post endorsement? “If the current campaign for governor has clarified anything, it is that state Sen. R. Creigh Deeds, the Democratic nominee, has the good sense and political courage to maintain the forward-looking policies […]

The Pulse | Negative enough for ya?

Is the nine-point Bob McDonnell lead in Thursday’s Washington Post poll insurmountable? Yes and no. And the yes and no both hinge on one factor. Looking at the poll internals, one thing jumps out at me. More than half the voters surveyed, 56 percent, feel that Creigh Deeds is running a negative campaign. (As I […]

Why are they throwing in the towel?

Interesting piece in the Washington Post from the weekend containing more of the gnashing of the teeth from the summer from the NoVans about the apparent rudderless nature of the Creigh Deeds campaign. Among the observations in the piece, filed by reporter Roz Helderman, but which otherwise read as a feature column: Deeds is not […]

The attack machine

I guess I really “struck a nerve,” as one reader commented on Tuesday’s column about Steve Landes’ anti-Obama tirade at an Augusta County Republican picnic. How I know is that I’ve become the target of the Republican attack machine. “I think quite a few people would like to know what kind of journalist you really […]

A Deeds surge?

Two new polls are out on the Virginia governor’s race, and both still have Republican Bob McDonnell in the lead over Democrat Creigh Deeds, though the gap is clearly narrowing, to the point that one pollster is suggesting that Deeds could be surging into the lead. Deeds actually led in the two days of polling […]

Stop the Presses | Stuff

A lot going on today, requiring a better attention span than I have access to given my recent battles with summer allergies. (Blame it on the rain. And being outside most of the weekend.)

Deeds gets WaPo endorsement, McAuliffe gets another poll bump

Two developments in the Democratic Party gubernatorial race in the last couple of days have the race going in a couple of different directions. A Research 2000/Daily Kos poll released on Thursday has Terry McAuliffe gaining significant ground on Brian Moran and Creigh Deeds since the last R2000/Kos poll in early April. And then today […]

Harrisonburg: Obama to rally Valley on eve of historic election

The Top Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net Why in the world, you’re asking yourself, is Barack Obama spending half his day on Tuesday in the Central Shenandoah Valley that went 70 percent for George W. Bush in 2000 and 2004? A better question, given a look at the ’08 poll numbers, might be, Why in […]

Virginia: Warner backs Obama, campaign manager says

Column by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net “We’ve been doing everything we possibly can to make sure that we’re coordinated with the Obama campaign,” Mark Warner’s campaign manager, Mike Henry, told me today, responding to a column in the AFP last week in which I noted how Warner seemed to me to be playing it kind of […]

Waynesboro: The Post reports on lack of Obama signs in River City

Column by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net And you thought I was just some party hack … Yes, that was me who was quoted on the Washington Post Virginia Politics Blog today about my complaints to the Barack Obama campaign about their policy regarding yard signs. “I think they might be missing the boat,” Chris Graham, chairman […]

Virginia Politics: Voter rolls swelling in Dem-friendly areas

Staff Report Democrats are working hard to add to the voter rolls in Virginia, and their efforts seem to be paying off. Registrations are up 10 percent this year in a number of Democratic Party-leaning cities and counties in the Old Dominion, according to a report in today’s Washington Post. The analysis showed that registration […]