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Virginia Politics Blog: September 23, 2007 - September 29, 2007

Gary Baise and Heroin

Some Fairfax County Democrats are still buzzing about Gary H. Baise's likening of illegal immigration to the heroin trade at his Sept. 18 Chamber of Commerce debate with Board of Supervisors Chairman Gerald E. Connolly (D)....

By Bill Turque  |  September 28, 2007; 7:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Bill Turque , Debates , Election 2007 , Fairfax County Chairman's Race 2007 , Immigration  
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Democrats Unveil Proposal for Senior Services

House Democrats unveiled a plan Friday to expand services for seniors though in-home and long-term care programs as party leaders continue their tour of the state to convince voters to elect Democrats to the General Assembly in November....

By Anita Kumar  |  September 28, 2007; 3:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  Anita Kumar , Election 2007 , General Assembly 2008  
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Democratic Party Asks TV Stations to Pull Ad

Attorneys for the Democratic Party of Virginia are asking cable stations to stop running a controversial TV campaign ad by a Republican state legislator from Fairfax County that uses unidentified, unverified quotes from a blog. ....

By Anita Kumar  |  September 28, 2007; 12:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Anita Kumar , Campaign Ads , Election 2007  
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This Week's Winners and Losers

This week's winners: Rep. Thomas M. Davis III: Despite opposition from President Bush, Davis joins 44 other House Republicans in voting to expand the State Children's Health Insurance Program, which provides health care to low-income kids. Davis' vote could upset some conservatives who will help decide whether Davis or former Gov. James S. Gilmore III is the GOP nominee for Senate 2008. But Davis' vote shows how he is already thinking ahead to a general election match up against former governor Mark R. Warner (D)....

By Steve Fehr  |  September 28, 2007; 11:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Winners and Losers  
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Fairfax Candidate Relocates Tysons

Fairfax County Supervisor Joan M. DuBois (R-Dranesville) did a bit of inexplicable redistricting at the McLean Citizens Association debate Tuesday night when she placed Tysons Corner in the Hunter Mill District. DuBois, locked in what is regarded as a tight race against Democrat John Foust, was trying to make the point that Dranesville often has little control over development activity in Tysons because none of it is in the district. The she added and that she sometimes has a difficult time "getting the attention" of Hunter Mill Supervisor Catherine Hudgins (D) on Tysons issues. This would no doubt be true, since nearly all of the mammoth office and commercial center is in Providence District, represented by Linda Q. Smyth (D). DuBois blanched when informed of the mistake afterward. "Sorry about that," she said....

By Bill Turque  |  September 27, 2007; 5:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
Categories:  Bill Turque , Debates  
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Schultz to Vogel: Return the Money

Jill Holtzman Vogel, the Republican candidate hoping to replace retiring Virginia Sen. H. Russell Potts Jr. in the 27th District, is getting heat over her husband's lobbying activity in Washington. According to the Northern Virginia Daily, Alex Vogel's firm has lobbied on behalf of the American Immigrant Lawyers Association, which last week announced it supports a bill that would allow provide a path to citizenship for some illegal immigrants. Today, her Democratic opponent Karen Schultz called for her husband's firm to return the $63,000 it apparently got from the group to lobby for the bill....

By Sandhya Somashekhar  |  September 27, 2007; 2:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Election 2007 , Loudoun County , Sandhya Somashekhar  
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Kaine Announces Esam Omeish's Resignation

Gov. Timothy M. Kaine released this statement today in regards to the resignation of Esam Omeish, recent appointee to the Virginia Commission on Immigration. I have accepted Dr. Esam Omeish's resignation as one of the 10 gubernatorial appointees to the 20-member Virginia Commission on Immigration. Dr. Omeish is a respected physician and community leader, yet I have been made aware of certain statements he has made which concern me. Dr. Omeish indicated that he did not want this controversy to distract from the important work of the Commission. I intend to name another representative of the Muslim community to the Commission in the near future. Kaine faced questions about the appointee after a caller to Kaine's regular program on WRVA Richmond asked the governor about the Omeish appointment and online videos that identify Omeish as the speaker. The Virginia Commission on Immigration was created this year as an advisory commission...

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  September 27, 2007; 1:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Timothy M. Kaine  
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Virginia Notebook: Nasty Campaign Ads

Some candidates for the Nov. 6 state elections are angering some voters with their over the top campaign ads....

By Steve Fehr  |  September 27, 2007; 11:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Campaign Ads , Election 2007 , Tim Craig  
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Virginia No Longer Red, Kaine Says

Gov. Timothy M. Kaine (D) said today he has high hopes for Democrats this fall as they seek to regain the state Senate and make inroads in the House of Delegates. In an interview on WTOP radio, Kaine declined to predict how many Senate and House seats he expects the Democrats to pick up in the Nov. 6 election. But Kaine said the election will prove Virginia is no longer "a super red state." "It's a competitive state and I believe the results of this year's elections are going to be prove that," said Kaine, who is expected to raise $1 million for his political action committee at an event tonight in Pentagon City. "You don't want to live in a place where one party is given too much control." Despite his confidence, Kaine said plans to spend the next month "fighting like an underdog" to help Democratic candidates....

By Tim Craig  |  September 25, 2007; 11:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Election 2007 , Tim Craig  
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Watkins Beats PW's Marshall

Members of the Virginia Commission on Immigration this morning overwhelmingly selected Sen. John C. Watkins (R-Chesterfield), a moderate, over Del. Robert W. Marshall (R-Prince William) as the chairman of the panel. Despite Marshall's arguments that he should be chairman because he sponsored the bill establishing the commission, the panel voted 16 to 3 to elect Watkins. The panel is suppose to advise Gov. Timothy M. Kaine (D) on possible changes to state policies related to immigration. In the days leading up to the vote, moderate Senate Republicans and Kaine administration officials sought to line up support for Watkins because they said they thought Marshall was too conservative and combative to be effective....

By Tim Craig  |  September 25, 2007; 10:09 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Immigration , Tim Craig  
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Immigration Showdown Likely

There could be fireworks tomorrow (Tuesday) at the Virginia Commission on Immigration's first meeting. The commission is studying the state's immigration policies and advising Gov. Timothy M. Kaine (D) on whether the state should adopt new policies to restrict of the flow of illegal immigrants into the state. Del. Robert G. Marshall (R-Prince William) was the sponsor of the bill establishing the committee, so he says he should be the chairman of the 20-member panel. But sources say moderate Senate GOP leaders and Kaine administration officials are trying to install Sen. John C. Watkins (R-Chesterfield) as chairman because Marshall has a reputation for being too combative and conservative....

By Tim Craig  |  September 24, 2007; 2:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (35)
Categories:  Immigration , Tim Craig  
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Republicans Press Warner on Taxes

The National Republican Senatorial Committee isn't wasting any time going after Democratic senatorial candidate Mark R. Warner, who was governor between 2002 and 2006.. Even though the 2008 election is more than 13 months away, the RNSCC sent out a statement today challenging Warner to tell voters why he broke his 2001 campaign pledge not to raise state taxes....

By Tim Craig  |  September 24, 2007; 1:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  Election 2008/U.S. Senate , Mark Warner , Tim Craig  
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