Archive: November 2007

New Job for 'Macaca'

Check out the item about S.R. Sidarth, the Fairfax student of Indian descent who helped bring down former senator George F. Allen's campaign last year....

By Steve Fehr | November 30, 2007; 10:52 AM ET | Comments (0)

Did Fairfax Immigration Report Migrate Past Nov. 6?

The Fairfax supervisor who asked county officials to determine the costs of illegal immigration says their analysis was kept under wraps until after the Nov. 6 elections. It was mid-July when Supervisor Michael R. Frey (R-Sully) asked County Executive Anthony H. Griffin for a report on what services the county provided to undocumented aliens and what they cost. The study was delivered to Frey on Nov. 20 and made public on Monday. For what was ostensibly four months of work, it didn't amount to much. Griffin said the only costs that could be quantified were at the county jail, where the sheriff will spend about $4 million in the current fiscal year to house undocumented prisoners....

By Bill Turque | November 29, 2007; 5:44 PM ET | Comments (0)

Romney Becomes First Republican to Appear on Primary Ballot

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney today became the first Republican presidential candidate to qualify to appear on the ballot in Virginia's Feb. 12 presidential primary. A day earlier, U.S. Sen. Barack Obama qualified as the first Democrat. At 1:30 p.m. today, Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling (R) and Del. Christopher Kilian Peace (R-Hanover) submitted the necessary petitions and paperwork to the state Board of Elections in downtown Richmond to include Romney on the ballot....

By Anita Kumar | November 29, 2007; 4:20 PM ET | Comments (0)

Saxman Set To Make Decision on Senate Bid

Del. Christopher B. Saxman (R-Staunton) will announce this weekend whether he plans to challenge former governor James S. Gilmore III for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate. In an interview today, Saxman said he will tell party activists his decision during the Virginia Republican Party Advance in Crystal City. Saxman is scheduled to address the annual GOP retreat Saturday afternoon, after Gilmore addresses the group. In recent weeks, Saxman has been meeting with dozens of local, state and federal party officials to gauge whether he should enter the race. Some Republicans fear Gilmore is not the party's best candidate to take on former governor Mark R. Warner, the likely Democratic nominee. "I will announce this weekend," said Saxman, 42. "The time is too compressed. We can't leave these things out there until the end of the year. It's time to move on with a decision."...

By Tim Craig | November 29, 2007; 3:16 PM ET | Comments (0)

Kaine Still Collecting Big Checks From Donors

The state legislative elections are over, and Gov. Timothy M. Kaine (D) is barred by law from seeking a second consecutive term in 2009, but that isn't stopping him from raising money. Even though Kaine raised and spent millions of dollars this fall to help Democrats retake control of the state Senate, the governor's political action committee, Moving Virginia Forward, has collected $30,000 from three donors since the Nov. 6 election. On Nov. 8, Kaine received a $10,000 donation from Fred Eychaner, a Chicago businessman and gay rights activist who has given millions to Democratic causes over the years. Last week, the Communications Workers of America also donated $10,000 to Moving Virginia Forward. And Christopher Little, a retired business executive from McDowell, Va., gave Moving Virginia Forward $10,000 Monday, according to the State Board of Elections....

By Tim Craig | November 29, 2007; 11:39 AM ET | Comments (0)

Wilder Stays Out of Presidential Race - For Now

For those of you wondering where former Virginia Gov. L. Douglas Wilder stands on the presidential race, don't believe everything you read. Wilder, a Democrat who is now the mayor of Richmond, issued a press release today to announce that he has not endorsed U.S. Sen. Barack Obama as reported in Jet magazine this week. In fact, he has not endorsed anyone at all. Not yet anyway....

By Anita Kumar | November 29, 2007; 11:11 AM ET | Comments (0)

Shaun Kenney Leaving RPV

The spokesman for the Virginia Republican Party will be leaving his position next week to take a job with the American Life League, according to Charles Judd, the executive director of the party. Judd said Kenney resigned because he got "an offer he couldn't refuse" from the American Life League, an anti-abortion group based in Stafford. Judd will name a new spokesman at this weekend's Virginia Republican Party retreat in Crystal City. "He has really helped put RPV front and center in both the traditional media and new media so we really appreciate his contribution," Judd said of Kenney...

By Tim Craig | November 28, 2007; 4:42 PM ET | Comments (0)

Ebenezer Halpin?

Any inventory of Northern Virginia's power structure has to include Gerald T. Halpin, founder, president and CEO of WestGroup, the real estate company instrumental in the development of Tysons Corner. Tonight, at the National Building Museum, he receives the Urban Land Institute's Lifetime Achievement Award for "commitment to the highest standards of responsible development." Outside the museum, Halpin will be getting another honor. It's the "Scrooge Award," in the form of leaflets from members of Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 32BJ, which is trying to organize about 5,000 janitorial workers in Northern Virginia. Some of them work for contractors employed by WestGroup to clean its office buildings in Tysons. The janitors, mostly Hispanic immigrants, make between $5.50 and $7.50 an hour according to the union....

By Steve Fehr | November 28, 2007; 4:31 PM ET | Comments (0)

Obama Supporters Get Their Man on the Ballot

Supporters of Sen. Barack Obama said today he became the first presidential candidate to qualify to appear on the ballot in Virginia's Feb. 12 presidential primary. At an event in Richmond, Gov. Timothy M. Kaine (D) led a rally of about two-dozen Obama supporters to announce they had collected 20,000 signatures, nearly double the number required to appear on the ballot. "He is a person of excellence and America in 2008 is ready for excellence," said Kaine, who endorsed Obama in February....

By Tim Craig | November 28, 2007; 1:56 PM ET | Comments (3)

Ferguson Heads to Lottery

Frank S. Ferguson, one of the institutional brains of the Virginia attorney general's office, will serve as interim director of the Virginia Lottery while a permanent replacement for Sheila Hill-Christian is found, Gov. Timothy M. Kaine (D) announced today. Hill-Christian left her post as lottery director this month to become chief administrative officer for Richmond Mayor (and former governor) L. Douglas Wilder....

By Amy Gardner | November 27, 2007; 7:08 PM ET | Comments (0)

Kaine Will Hit the Trail Again for Obama

Gov. Timothy M. Kaine (D) will campaign for U.S. Sen. Barack Obama in December, the weekend before Christmas, just days before some states begin to pick presidential nominees. "I think he has great momentum,'' Kaine said this morning on his "Ask the Governor" call-in show on WTOP. "He is peaking in Iowa at the right time."...

By Anita Kumar | November 27, 2007; 11:12 AM ET | Comments (0)

Senator May Give Up His Seat

Sen. William C. Wampler Jr. (R-Bristol) was clearly disappointed when the Republicans lost the Senate to Democrats a few weeks ago. Wampler, a moderate who was part of the leadership team, was slated to chair the powerful Senate Finance Committee. Instead, the Republicans lost control, and now Wampler, who runs an insurance agency, is angling for a seat on the Virginia State Corporation Commission....

By Anita Kumar | November 26, 2007; 5:18 PM ET | Comments (6)

Cuccinelli Named Official Winner

Virginia election officials today officially certified Sen. Ken Cuccinelli II (R-Fairfax) as the winner in the race to represent the 37th District of Fairfax County. His Democratic opponent, Janet S. Oleszek, plans to file a lawsuit in Fairfax County Circuit Court tomorrow asking for a recount of the more than 37,000 votes cast in the Nov. 6 election. She has 10 days to file the lawsuit....

By Anita Kumar | November 26, 2007; 4:59 PM ET | Comments (29)

Stosch Replaced as Senate GOP Leader

Senate Republicans, still reeling from their loss earlier this month, chose new senators to lead their caucus starting in January. Some of the more conservative members, including Sen. Ken Cuccinelli II (R-Fairfax) and Stephen D. Newman (R-Lynchburg), wanted to replace Stosch and the other moderate Republican leaders after the loss of four seats Nov. 6....

By Anita Kumar | November 26, 2007; 4:43 PM ET | Comments (0)

Winners and Losers

This Week's Winners Barack Obama - Gov. Timothy M. Kaine and his 17-year-old son, Nat, spent the weekend shuffling around Iowa, attending 10 small events for the Democratic presidential candidate. If Kaine worked that hard in Iowa for Obama, you've got to expect that the governor will pull out all the stops to help him win Virginia in the Feb. 12 Democratic primary -- assuming the nomination fight is still competitive. Del. Christopher B. Saxman - The Republican delegate from Staunton sends out signals he may challenge former governor James S. Gilmore III for the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate. Saxman's potential candidacy has created a buzz among party activists and conservative bloggers who fear Gilmore is unelectable in a general election. While Saxman faces an uphill challenge, it's noteworthy that a three-term delegate is even being considered as a possible credible challenger to a former governor....

By Tim Craig | November 21, 2007; 1:25 PM ET | Comments (0)

Bob Marshall Considers U.S. Senate Bid

Del. Robert G. Marshall (R-Prince William) said today he is considering entering the race for the GOP nomination for the U.S. Senate. In an interview, Marshall said several party activists are urging him to challenge former governor James S. Gilmore III ( R), who announced his candidacy Monday. Marshall, known for his conservative views on social issues, called a potential Senate bid an "interesting possibility." He added "certain things have to fall in place" before he makes a final decision but said he is "certainly looking at" the race. "I can replicate the Reagan Revolution," said Marshall, who led the fight against the recently approved transportation bill and was a leader in winning passage of a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage and civil unions. "I have not voted for taxes. I am consistent on the right to life. I have done things to help senior citizens. I am not...

By Tim Craig | November 21, 2007; 12:33 PM ET | Comments (4)

Virginia Notebook: The 2009 Governor's Race

For those who can't get enough of Virginia elections, time to look ahead to the governor's race in 2009. Yes, there is a U.S. Senate and presidential election next November. But with former governor Mark R. Warner (D) an early favorite to win the Senate race, the election for governor will be the contest that will really decide whether Virginia is turning blue or if party gains this decade were caused largely of President Bush's unpopularity....

By Tim Craig | November 21, 2007; 11:35 AM ET | Comments (0)

Round One: Campaign Websites

Former governor Mark R. Warner (D) has been a U.S. Senate candidate for two months. Former governor James S. Gilmore III (R) has been a Senate candidate for two days. Who do you think has the better website? You can find Warner's website here. You can find Gilmore's website here. You may notice one distinction. Warner's website doesn't include a section outlining his views on the issues yet. But Gilmore's includes his positions on illegal immigration, energy independence, taxes, transportation, education and terrorism....

By Tim Craig | November 21, 2007; 8:54 AM ET | Comments (0)

Gilmore Advisers Think Saxman is Bluffing

Advisers to GOP Senate candidate James S. Gilmore III say they don't think Del. Christopher B. Saxman (R-Staunton) will enter the race for the nomination. As Gilmore announced his candidacy yesterday, Saxman was conducting media interviews to say he is seriously considering entering the race. Saxman argues the party needs a fresh face to go against former governor Mark R. Warner, the likely Democratic nominee. But Dick Leggitt, a senior Gilmore adviser, said he thinks Saxman is bluffing. "He is just trying to raise his name ID because he wants to run for lieutenant governor" in 2009, Leggitt said. "We talked to 20 legislators in the last day and we can't find anyone who says anything other than this is Gilmore's nomination."...

By Tim Craig | November 20, 2007; 5:23 PM ET | Comments (0)

A Confident Stosch Hopes to Lead Again

Sen. Sen. Walter A. Stosch doesn't seem too worried about the coup being plotted against him in the Senate. Stosch (R-Henrico) lost his title as Senate majority leader when the Democrats took control of the chamber in the Nov. 6 election. But he still wants to be Senate minority leader....

By Anita Kumar | November 20, 2007; 2:49 PM ET | Comments (2)

Fairfax On Guard Against Black Beaked Canadians

Fairfax Supervisor Gerald W. Hyland (D-Mount Vernon) didn't mean to overstate the threat to homeowners along Little Hunting Creek yesterday with his resolution asking the county to extend the ban on feeding ducks and Canada geese. Hyland's measure, introduced at the Board of Supervisors meeting, said residents near the Potomac tributary in southeast Fairfax have spent hours shoveling goose feces off their docks "or kept their children locked inside to protect them from the vicious black beaked bites of the meanest Canadian you may ever meet." Brett Kenney, Hyland's chief aide, confirmed that "geese" was the unfortunate omission....

By Bill Turque | November 20, 2007; 12:01 PM ET | Comments (0)

Is Sen. Warner Still Unsure About Gilmore?

Will U.S. Sen. John W. Warner (R-Va) endorse former Gov. James S. Gilmore III''s bid for U.S. Senate? It's difficult to tell from the statement the senior senator issued tonight. Warner said Gilmore "has a record of extensive, credible public service." But Warner also hinted that some Republicans are looking for another GOP candidate to get into the race. "Across the state there is a growing interest in putting forward a strong Republican slate of nominees - Senate and House - for the 2008 congressional elections," Warner said in his statement....

By Anita Kumar | November 19, 2007; 6:44 PM ET | Comments (0)

Del. Chris Saxman May Challenge Gilmore

Del. Christopher B. Saxman (R-Staunton) said today he is "strongly considering" challenging former governor James S. Gilmore III for the GOP nomination for Senate. In an interview, Saxman said the party "needs new leadership" and "new blood." Saxman said he's been hearing from a lot of Repubicans who say the GOP needs to find a Senate candidate other than Gilmore who can reach out to independents and voters in Hampton Roads and Northern Virginia. Over the past week, Saxman has been meeting with several of his Republican colleagues in the House about making the race. He says he's also been in discussions with White House and national GOP officials. Saxman, who had been angling to run for lieutenant governor in 2009, says he expects to make up his mind in a few weeks. "I just think people want to break out of the direction that the party has been going...

By Tim Craig | November 19, 2007; 5:29 PM ET | Comments (0)

Mark Warner Reacts to Gilmore's Announcement

Former Gov. Mark Warner's spokesman Kevin Hall sent out a press release about former Gov. Jim Gilmore's announcement on getting into the U.S. Senate race: "Virginians will have an opportunity to make a clear choice between two starkly different records and two dramatically different styles of leadership....

By Anita Kumar | November 19, 2007; 1:17 PM ET | Comments (8)

Gilmore Enters Senate Race

Former governor James S. Gilmore announced this morning he will be a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate next year. In a e-mailed announcement, Gilmore declares "the race is on." "I'm running for the United State Senate from Virginia because I want to be one of those leaders who call on the spirit that is common in all of us, and use it to restore our country for the benefit of our people and in the eyes of the world," Gilmore says in an announcement video. Gilmore becomes the first GOP candidate to enter the race. If he secures the nomination, Gilmore will likely face Democrat Mark R. Warner, also a former Virginia governor. Gilmore, who was in office between 1998 to 2002, says his race against Warner will be a "clash of the titans."...

By Tim Craig | November 19, 2007; 8:47 AM ET | Comments (0)

House Republicans Keep Bill Howell

The results of today's House Republican leadership vote are in. And House Speaker William J. Howell (R-Stafford) will be keeping his job. At a closed door meeting in Richmond, GOP delegates decided by acclamation to reelect Howell as speaker, a job he's held since 2002. The delegation also decided to keep the rest of its current leadership team in place. Del. H. Morgan Griffith (R-Salem) will continue to serve as majority leader and Del. M. Kirkland "Kirk" Cox (R-Colonial Heights) will remain as majority whip, according to GOP officials. Del. Terry G. Kilgore (R-Scott) also won another term as chairman of the House Republican Caucus....

By Tim Craig | November 18, 2007; 5:23 PM ET | Comments (0)

Delegate O'Bannon Responds to Blackburn

In a posting earlier today, we published a letter that conservative activist Joseph Blackburn wrote to Del. John M. O'Bannon III (R-Henrico) about a potential challenge to House Speaker William J. Howell (R-Stafford). O'Bannon responded this afternoon. Some Republicans say this is the first skirmish of a potential GOP primary contest between O'Bannon and Blackburn in 2009. You can read O'Bannon's reponse to Blackburn's letter below....

By Tim Craig | November 16, 2007; 10:49 PM ET | Comments (0)

Radio Discussion on Virginia Politics

Earlier today, I conducted a 20-minute interview with New York Public Radio about Virginia politics. Amy Eddings, a guest host for the "The Leonard Lopate Show" on WYNC, wanted to know if Virginia really is turning blue? We discussed last week's state legislative elections and next year's presidential and U.S. Senate contests. I also took questions about the state's shifting demographics, illegal immigration and the role of military voters in state politics. You can find an audio clip of the interview here....

By Tim Craig | November 16, 2007; 8:43 PM ET | Comments (0)

Winners and Losers

An occasional list of people in the news who came out on top. Or not. This Week's Winners George Allen - The former governor and senator reemerged onto the political stage this week with an op-ed in the Richmond Times Dispatch and a press conference announcing his support for Fred Thompson's bid for the GOP nomination for president. In both settings, Allen began to reassert his influence into the Virginia Republican Party. At the press conference, Allen was affable, humble, folksy and talkative. Planned Parenthood - After Democrats' success in the Nov. 6 legislative elections, the women's rights organization feels emboldened to crow about its renewed influence in state politics. The organization sent out a press release Monday noting that Gov. Timothy M. Kaine (D) wants to cut off state funding for abstinence-only sex education programs. Planned Parenthood says the election results proves Virginia voters back Kaine's approach because they...

By Steve Fehr | November 16, 2007; 2:50 PM ET | Comments (0)

Conservatives Step up Pressure to Oust Howell

Joseph Blackburn, a conservative who narrowly lost his challenge to Sen. Walter A. Stosch (R-Henrico) in this year's Republican primary, has stepped into the debate over whether House Speaker William J. Howell (R-Stafford) should replaced. On Sunday, the House Republican caucus will meet to decide Howell's fate. Several conservative Republicans, including Del. Robert G. Marshall (R-Prince William), are trying to unseat Howell because they blame him for straying from his party's core conservative principles, which they say cost the GOP support in recent elections. Blackburn, whose been mentioned a possible candidate for House in 2009, has sent a letter to Del. John M. O'Bannon III (R-Henrico) calling on him to join the effort to unseat Howell. You can read Blackburn's letter below....

By Tim Craig | November 16, 2007; 12:36 PM ET | Comments (0)

Warner Heads West to Raise Money

Democratic Senate Mark R. Warner is on his way back to Virginia today after a weeklong fundraising tour on the West Coast. Warner, who was governor between 2002 and 2006, hit up donors in San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego and Phoenix. Kevin Hall, a Warner spokesman, said he's not sure how much the former governor raised, but described the fund-raisers as "very successful events."...

By Tim Craig | November 16, 2007; 11:02 AM ET | Comments (0)

Kicking (or Shooting) Her When She's Down?

State Sen. Jeannemarie Devolites Davis (R-Fairfax) has been taking quite a beating in the public domain since she lost resoundingly to Democrat J. Chapman Petersen in last Tuesday's election. The Democratic-friendly blogs have been crowing over her defeat, and the de facto blow that the loss represented for her husband, U.S. Rep. Thomas M. Davis III, who devoted much of the last two months, hundreds of thousands of dollars in his campaign money, and a fleet of his political staff to saving his wife's political career. The beating is coming from the other side today, when the gun-rights group Virginia Citizens Defense League will hold a party to celebrate Devolites Davis's loss. In an effort to win in an increasingly Democrat-leaning district, the one-term senator campaigned in part on a promise to enact further gun controls. She also angered gun-rights activists by appearing with New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg,...

By Amy Gardner | November 15, 2007; 5:27 PM ET | Comments (5)

Moran's Money

Del. Brian Moran, chairman of the House Democratic caucus, reports that he raised or gave a record-breaking $1million on candidates in this year's legislative elections. Moran (D-Alexandria), donated almost every penny that he collected in the account of his political action committee, Leadership for Virginia's Future. But he has raised some eyebrows in Richmond for holding onto another $500,000 donated to a second PAC, Friends of Brian Moran. Moran may plan to keep the money for a future campaign. He hasn't made a secret about his interest in possibly running for governor in 2009....

By Anita Kumar | November 15, 2007; 5:26 PM ET | Comments (0)

Kaine Heads to Iowa to Stump for Obama

Gov. Timothy M. Kaine (D) will spend the weekend stumping in Iowa for Sen. Barack Obama's presidential campaign. Kaine will attend a series of coffees and small meetings for Obama in Cedar Rapids, Vinton, Waverly, Charles City, Osage, Mason City, Algona, Fort Dodge and Webster City. Iowa holds its first-in-the-nation nominating caucus Jan. 3. Kaine will be traveling by himself, meaning he will be the top draw and the main messenger for Obama at each location. "In Virginia and the rest of our great nation, people from across the political spectrum are excited by Senator Obama's commitment to uniting our country to make progress on the issues that matter to everyday Americans," said Kaine. "Barack Obama is the best candidate to lead America because he has the experience we need to challenge the conventional thinking in Washington and bring us together to work towards common goals."...

By Tim Craig | November 15, 2007; 5:15 PM ET | Comments (1)

Doug Denneny Kicks Off Campaign for Congress

Doug Denneny, a retired Naval commander, has kicked off his campaign for the Democratic nomination for Congress in the 11th District. In a series of events this week, Denneny stressed his background and stance on the issues makes him best candidate to replace Rep. Thomas M. Davis III (R-Va), who has yet to announce whether he plans to seek reelection. Denneny is calling for an immediate end to the war in Iraq, universal access to health care and additional federal help for Northern Virginia's traffic problems....

By Tim Craig | November 15, 2007; 3:17 PM ET | Comments (2)

Virginia Notebook: Election Answers

RICHMOND- Here are the answers to the election questions asked in the Oct. 25 Virginia Notebook after Democrats won the four seats needed to reclaim control of the state Senate and also make inroads in the House of Delegates. Q Can a Republican still win inside the Beltway? A Maybe. With Democrat Margaret G. Vanderhye's victory over Republican David M. Hunt for the seat of retiring Del. Vincent F. Callahan Jr. (R-Fairfax), there will be no elected Republican state official next year representing an inside-the-Beltway district. Hunt lost by just 540 votes, however. In Alexandria, Del. David L. Englin (D) beat Republican challenger Mark S. Allen by nearly 2 to 1. Even so, I wouldn't write off a Republican candidate's chance to someday prevail in Arlington, Alexandria or Fairfax....

By Tim Craig | November 14, 2007; 10:57 AM ET | Comments (2)

Moran and the Jews, Cont.

Rep. James P. Moran Jr. (D-Va.) had more to say about Jews today, but this time his comments aren't likely to unleash another torrent of criticism. Moran began his talk at an immigration forum by decrying U.S. policies in the late 1930s and early 1940s that blocked tens of thousands of Eurpoean Jews from escaping Adolf Hitler and the Holocaust. Without mentioning Jews or the Holocaust by name, he said a shameful chapter in U.S. immigration history was written "when we refused to allow [entry to] people who would otherwise be suffering not just persecution but extermination. Imagine how much greater a country we would have been were we not so prejudicial and xenophobic."...

By Steve Fehr | November 13, 2007; 3:34 PM ET | Comments (1)

Allen and McDonnell Endorse Thompson

Former senator George F. Allen (R-Va.) and Attorney General Robert F. McDonnell (R), potential rivals in the 2009 governor's race, joined this morning to reiterate their support for Fred Thompson's bid for the GOP presidential nomination. At an event in Richmond, Allen and McDonnell praised Thompson's conservative credentials and said he is the Republican's best hope for unifying the party. "It is very easy for me to advocate for Fred because we think so much alike," said Allen, who cited Thompson's views on abortion, taxes, national security, illegal immigration and trade. McDonnell noted that Thompson won the endorsement yesterday of the National Right to Life group. "He has been a longstanding supporter of traditional values, a longstanding supporter of marriage and life," said McDonnell, who also noted that Thompson has a house in Northern Virginia....

By Tim Craig | November 13, 2007; 2:38 PM ET | Comments (9)

Bob Marshall Takes Aim at Speaker Howell

House Republicans could be in for a contentious meeting Sunday when they decide if Speaker William J. Howell (R-Stafford) should stay in his job. Most observers expect Howell, who became speaker in 2002, will win reelection as speaker, even though Republicans have lost a net of 11 House seats since he took over, including four in last week's elections. But at least one delegate, Robert G. Marshall (R-Prince William), said today he plans to force a debate Sunday on whether Howell should be replaced. Marshall blames Howell for costing the GOP House seats because House leaders pushed for last year's transportation package, which included controversial fees on bad drivers and new taxes in Hampton Roads and Northern Virginia....

By Tim Craig | November 12, 2007; 2:29 PM ET | Comments (5)

Corey Stewart Won't Run for Congress

Corey A. Stewart, chairman of the Prince William Board of County Supervisors, said today he won't be a candidate for Congress next year. Stewart, a Republican who was reelected last week with 55 percent of the vote, has been widely mentioned as a possible U.S. House candidate in the 11th District if Rep. Thomas M. Davis III (R-Fairfax) decides not to seek reelection. But Stewart said in an interview he has "never liked legislatures" and prefers being board chairman. "The thought of being one of 435 people isn't appealing," Stewart said today. "Congress isn't all it's cracked up to be. You've got to run every two years, you are constantly campaigning."...

By Tim Craig | November 12, 2007; 1:25 PM ET | Comments (1)

George Allen Reminisces About the '90s

Former Republican governor George Allen says Virginia has been heading in the wrong direction since he left the governor's mansion in the late 1990s. . In an op-ed published Sunday in the Richmond Times Dispatch, Allen speaks out about how the Virginia Republican Party can reconnect with voters after Democrats' recent successes at the polls. Allen, who was governor between 1994 and 1998, takes credit for reforming welfare, making college more affordable and bringing jobs to the commonwealth during the 1990s. Allen, who also takes a few swipes at Gov. Timothy M. Kaine (D), said he fears the state is now "coasting along." "I am concerned that our commonwealth's progress is in danger of stalling," wrote Allen, who many GOP activists say is preparing for another run for governor in 2009....

By Tim Craig | November 12, 2007; 12:13 PM ET | Comments (2)

Election Winners

Here are the winners in Tuesday's elections. There were so many that we decided to put the losers in a separate file. Dick Saslaw -- The Senate minority leader from Fairfax succeeded in flipping control of the Senate for only the second time since Reconstruction. Saslaw worked hard to raise money to fund Democratic candidates. Starting in late summer, Saslaw was telling lobbyists and donors that the Democrats would retake the Senate, which convinced them they should give even more money. With his likely elevation to majority leader in January, Saslaw now becomes one of the most influential leaders in Richmond. Joe Abbey- As campaign manager for Sen.-elect J. Chapman "Chap" Petersen (D-Fairfax), Abbey helped his candidate rack up a 10-point margin of victory over Sen. Jeannemarie Devolites Davis (R-Fairfax). Even though Petersen was running in a Democratic-leaning district, Abbey had to go up against seasoned Devolites Davis strategists who...

By Steve Fehr | November 9, 2007; 1:08 PM ET | Comments (0)

Election Losers

Losers in Tuesday's elections (see the winners in a separate posting): Michael Bloomberg- New York's mayor decides to test his appeal outside of New York by endorsing Sen. Jeannemarie Devolites Davis (R-Fairfax) because of her support for gun control. But it doesn't appear as if Bloomberg changed many minds. Even worse, Bloomberg had contemplated an independent bid for the White House next year on a platform that includes more gun control. But Devolites Davis' loss demonstrates the issue may not rank high in voters' minds, even in increasingly liberal Northern Virginia. The Family Foundation- With the retirement of Sen. H. Russell Potts (R-Winchester) and several other moderates, the Family Foundation's leaders were hopeful that more of the agenda of social conservatives would make it out of the Senate next year. But with an incoming Democratic majority, they will likely find it's going to be just as hard as ever to...

By Steve Fehr | November 9, 2007; 12:54 PM ET | Comments (0)

Parties to Choose Nominees for 1st District Election

Republicans and Democrats will meet tomorrow to pick nominees to replace U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Davis (R-Va.) in a special election Dec. 11. Eleven Republicans will compete at their party's convention in Caroline County. Two Democrats will vie for the nomination at their party's convention in Williamsburg....

By Anita Kumar | November 8, 2007; 10:52 PM ET | Comments (0)

Connolly Sweeps Illegal Immigration Out of the Picture

Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairman Gerald E. Connolly (D) swept all nine magisterial districts in his thumping of Republican Gary H. Baise on Tuesday. He carried Sully and Springfield -- which he lost to Mychele B. Brickner (R) in 2003 -- by comfortable margins. A closer look at the returns confirms that Connolly was successful in neutralizing illegal immigration as an issue. Connolly opposed get tough measures touted by other candidates such as withholding services and involving local police in immigration enforcement. Yet he won Herndon, the region's longtime immigration battleground, with nearly 57 percent of the vote, better than his showing in 2003. The numbers also suggest that Connolly's push for creation of the "Enhanced Code Enforcement Strike Team" to crack down on illegal boarding houses also paid political dividends. In Lee District, he handily won precincts that generated the most complaints about residential overcrowding -- including Crestwood,...

By Steve Fehr | November 8, 2007; 4:06 PM ET | Comments (0)

Fairfax Vote Canvass Completed, Cuccinelli Holds Onto Lead

The Fairfax County Electoral Board today finished its canvass of Tuesday's tightest legislative race in Virginia, concluding that Sen. Ken Cuccinelli II (R-Fairfax) held a 92 vote lead over Democrat Janet S. Oleszek. The board will now certify its results in the 37th District and send them to Richmond, where the state electoral board will go through it's own certification process. That won't happen until the end of the month. A post-election canvass is the routine process of ensuring that vote totals from each precinct were counted properly and the results added accurately. Out of 37,185 votes cast, Cuccinelli's lead stood at less than a quarter of a percentage point. That entitles Oleszek to request a state-funded recount, which she has until Dec. 6 to decide. But Jonathan Murray, a spokesman for Oleszek, said an announcement of her decision could come as soon as Fairfax County has certified it's...

By Steve Fehr | November 8, 2007; 4:01 PM ET | Comments (0)

Not Just Any Phone Call

The phone's been ringing a lot in the household of Gerald E. Connolly (D), chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, who not only overwhelmingly won a second four-year term against Republican Gary H. Baise on Tuesday, but also picked up another Democrat on the board. Come January Democrats will hold an 8-to-2 majority. But even for Connolly, one call stood out yesterday morning. It was from presidential contender Hillary Clinton, who rang up to offer her congratulations....

By Amy Gardner | November 8, 2007; 3:25 PM ET | Comments (0)

Werkheiser 'Watching' Albo for '09

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By Tim Craig | November 8, 2007; 2:24 PM ET | Comments (0)

Mark Warner Launches New Blog

Former governor Mark R. Warner, a Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate in 2008, has launched a new campaign blog on his website. Warner also sent out a statement this morning soliciting campaign donations. Warner said Virginia Democrats "are on a roll" because of their success in Tuesday's state legislative elections. In the statement, Warner says he and his successor, Gov. Timothy M. Kaine (D), have a record that "speaks for itself."...

By Tim Craig | November 8, 2007; 12:23 PM ET | Comments (9)

John Warner Reacts to Election

Sen. John W. Warner (R-Va.) issued a statement tonight about the Democrats' success in retaking the state Senate and picking up four seats in the House. In the statement, Warner said Virginia Republicans paid a price for moving too far to the right in recent years. You can read the full statement below....

By Tim Craig | November 7, 2007; 9:10 PM ET | Comments (0)

Rep. Cantor Likes House -- For Now

U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor, a popular Republican who represents suburban Richmond, has been increasingly mentioned as a possible statewide candidate, even perhaps as a candidate in next year's U.S. Senate race against Democrat Mark R. Warner. Many Republicans believe Cantor would be a formidable candidate in a statewide race because he is a proven fundraiser who has strong ties to both the conservative and moderate wings of the GOP. Cantor has also been mentioned as a possible future Speaker of the House if the Republicans regain control of Congress. In an interview today, Cantor declined to rule out making a statewide bid for office. His quote is ripe for parsing....

By Tim Craig | November 7, 2007; 6:45 PM ET | Comments (0)

Byrne Officially Enters the Race for Congress

Democrat Leslie L. Byrne, the first woman to represent Virginia in Congress, said today she has filed papers to run for the U.S. House in a seat she held until she was defeated more than a decade ago. U.S. Rep. Thomas M. Davis III (R), who recently announced he would not run for U.S. Senate, has not yet said whether he will run for re-election in Virginia's 11th District, which includes parts of Fairfax and Prince William counties. "When I decided to do this, I decided to do this based on what I could bring to the race and to the 11th district,'' she said today. Byrne, who hopes to work on consumer, budget and environmental issues, won the seat in 1992, but lost to Davis in 1994 in a national Republican landslide. She narrowly lost the race for lieutenant governor two years ago. Davis' wife, Sen. Jeannemarie Devolites Davis...

By Anita Kumar | November 7, 2007; 4:58 PM ET | Comments (7)

Virginia Post-Election Roundup

Below is a selection of news and links from around the web reacting to the Virginia elections: Democrats gained control of State Senate, winning four seats in yesterday's election. Outside the Beltway reported that Republican candidates had been concerned that President Bush's "unpopularity" could put a "drag" on the party's chances. Virginia Business Magazine reports that the Democratic takeover in the state Senate could have "long-lasting effects on state politics." Virginia party chairman Richard Cranwell told the magazine, "Voters are sick and tired of obstructionism and rigid ideology. They want leaders who will work with Governor Kaine to cut through political gridlock and deliver results." Gov. Tim Kaine told reporters that yesterday's election was "a great night" for Democrats, according to Richmond.com. "We made history tonight by taking back the state Senate," said Kaine. Senate Majority Leader Walter Stosch (R) told The Roanoke Times that Republicans will continue contributing to...

By Liz Heron | November 7, 2007; 4:16 PM ET | Comments (0)

Albo vs. the Write-Ins

Several Republican incumbents in the House defeated Democratic challengers or third-party candidates. Del. David B. Albo (R-Fairfax) faced neither but he still only garnered almost 88 percent of the vote. An extraordinary number - more than 12 percent - of the vote in 42nd District in Fairfax County for write-in candidates. In one precinct it was higher than 37 percent. Albo said a handful of anti-Republican activists who run the albomustgo Web site stood outside three precincts - Lorton, Lorton Station and Laurel Hill - to convince voters to write in other candidates' names. That doesn't explain the high numbers, one more than 10 percent, in some of the other precincts. "It's an 8th grade campaign,'' Albo said. "They hate Republicans."...

By Anita Kumar | November 7, 2007; 2:07 PM ET | Comments (24)

No Metro Board for Connolly

Newly re-elected Fairfax Board of Supervisors Chairman Gerald E. Connolly has no intention of going on the Metro board of directors, according to his chief of staff. There had been discussion that Connolly might try to expand his regional influence by claiming the Virginia seat on the high-profile panel that will be vacated in January by the retiring T. Dana Kauffman (D-Lee). But chief of staff Dominic Bonaiuto said it's not in the cards, and that he wants to move the current alternate, Supervisor Cathy Hudgins (D-Hunter Mill), up to principal voting member. A new alternate member to the Metro board will be appointed when the Fairfax Supervisors reorganize in January, he said....

By Steve Fehr | November 7, 2007; 1:44 PM ET | Comments (0)

Update on Possible Recount in Cuccinelli-Oleszek

Gov. Timothy M. Kaine (D) said this afternoon he plans to consult with Democrat Janet Oleszek to discuss whether she should seek a recount in her race against Sen. Ken T. Cuccinelli II (R-Fairfax). With all the ballots counted once, Cuccinelli holds a 94-vote lead over Oleszek. But because Cuccinelli's margin of victory is just .2 percent, Oleszek can ask for a state-funded recount....

By Tim Craig | November 7, 2007; 1:30 PM ET | Comments (0)

Inside The Fairfax Republican Bunker

Election Night with the GOP at the Marriott Fairfax at Fair Oaks was a bleak affair. The Post's Fredrick Kunkle describes the scene: Around 10 p.m., well before she conceded, State Sen. Jeannemarie Devolites Davis walked into lobby as if at bankruptcy sale, accompanied by her two daughters. A short woman approached, reached forward and took Davis' face in both hands before planting a kiss on her cheek. "God has a plan for us all," the woman said....

By Steve Fehr | November 7, 2007; 1:23 PM ET | Comments (0)

Cuccinelli Preparing for Recount

Sen. Ken T. Cuccinelli II (R-Fairfax), who holds a 91-vote lead over Democrat Janet Oleszek, sent an appeal to GOP supporters at 3:30 a.m. today asking for donations to help him finance an expected recount. Because Cuccinelli's margin is less than a half percent, Oleszek can ask for a state-funded recount. In his appeal, Cuccinelli says he is also looking for 10 volunteer lawyers who can help him oversee a district canvass of the votes cast in yesterday's election. "The race isn't quite over yet. Janet hasn't called yet. and I haven't heard any fat ladies singing either," Cuccinelli said in his email. "As the only remaining Republican Senator from inner-Northern Virginia , I need your help today."...

By Tim Craig | November 7, 2007; 7:41 AM ET | Comments (0)

GOP Speaker of the Va. House Reacts to Returns

Virginia House of Delegates Speaker William J. Howell (R-Stafford) tonight issued the following statement regarding the results of the 2007 General Election: "For the fifth General Election in a row, Virginians have selected the House Republican Caucus to lead the House of Delegates. Our caucus continues to be honored by the confidence placed in our members by the people of Virginia, and we will continue to work diligently, thoughtfully and constructively on their behalf. "The true test of a strong majority is whether it can weather bad times as well as good. Tonight, our strong Republican majority in the House of Delegates endured despite a challenging political environment....

By Liz Heron | November 7, 2007; 12:50 AM ET | Comments (0)

Democrats React Jubilantly to Results

Tidbits from the Democrats' victory party at Tysons Corner: "It's a huge win. ... It's an extraordinary sweep," said a jubilant Connolly in an interview, adding that Fairfax residents have endorsed his approach to government over that of his Republican rivals. "They are interested in leadership that gets results. They are not interested in ideology, and they are not interested in inexperience." He said he and his board colleagues "delivered a government that has provided the finest quality of services in the U.S." Connolly would not say whether his victory moved him toward seeking a seat in Congress, instead pointing to unfinished business in Fairfax. "I am savoring a wonderful victory. I think it may very well be the largest victory of an incumbent chairman in a two-party competitive race in modern times," Connolly said. "I secretly had hoped we could win all 9 districts, but frankly the results tonight...

By Liz Heron | November 7, 2007; 12:42 AM ET | Comments (0)

Virginia Elections Roundup

Below is a selection of news and links from around the web about the Virginia elections. Albemarle County's registrar, Jake Washburn, told DailyProgress.com that he expects a higher voter turnout because of the contested races for sheriff, commonwealth's attorney, circuit court clerk and the School Board seat. "I'm thinking we'll at least get a better turnout than the last set of local elections," Washburn said....

By Liz Heron | November 6, 2007; 7:20 PM ET | Comments (0)

Inside Alexandria and Arlington Precincts

Reporter Brigid Schulte visited precincts in Alexandria and Arlington today. Here's what she found: Mary Sanford, of Alexandria, came out early to vote for Democratic Del. Adam Ebbin, though his re-election was assured in the heavily Democratic city. She said she was hoping to be part of a tide that swept Democrats to power in Richmond and forever change the direction of state priorities on gun laws and funding for roadway improvements and schools. Immigration, she said, was also a key issue. But her view is vastly different from those who favor crack downs or harsh penalties for those in the country illegally. "My husband is an engineer and works on civil construction projects. Without immigrants, roads wouldn't get built, airport runways wouldn't get built, the economy would stop," she said. "Through his experience, I became much more aware of how hard immigrants work." She said she disapproves of...

By Steve Fehr | November 6, 2007; 6:43 PM ET | Comments (0)

Inside a Fairfax Precinct Tonight

Reporter Chris L. Jenkins just returned from a precinct in the crucial 34th Senate District of Fairfax County. Here's what he filed: In the early evening, voters began showing up in bunches at Fairfax City Hall to cast their votes for a Senate race that many political observers have said is too close to call: Sen. Jeannemarie Devolites Davis (R) is trying to withstand a well-funded attack from J. Chapman Petersen (D), a former state delegate and Fairfax City council member. Interviews with nearly a dozen voters seemed to indicate partisan loyalty was a driving factor for some voters. The race has been unlikely in some ways, as Petersen has offered some views on issues that are considered Republican while Devolites Davis has run on some issues usually championed by Democrats. "I kinda wish Davis had the opinions of Petersen on guns," said Ernest Frank, 52, a retired District...

By Steve Fehr | November 6, 2007; 6:38 PM ET | Comments (0)

Election Results May Be Delayed in Fairfax

New restrictions on wireless communication in Virginia polling places will significantly slow election returns in Fairfax tonight, the county's board of elections expects. According to the Fairfax County Electoral Board, staff in the county's precincts must manually tabulate results and phone in returns to the Office of Elections in order to comply with restrictions passed earlier this year by the General Assembly. The Assembly voted to "prohibit the use of wireless communications on voting equipment while the polls are open on election day," county officials stated in a press release. "In order to comply with this legislation, the wireless component on the county's 1,200 voting machines was disabled during the pre-election set-up and testing of the equipment. As a result, the precincts do not have the ability to tabulate their machines wirelessly and cannot transmit their returns via modem to the Fairfax County Government Center," according to the county's release....

By Liz Heron | November 6, 2007; 6:05 PM ET | Comments (6)

Kaine Makes 11th-Hour Plea to Voters as Races Tighten

Gov. Timothy M. Kaine's political action committee is making a last-minute push to get people to the polls. Moving Virginia Forward sent an e-mail to supporters around 5:30 p.m. saying the races that will decide control of the General Assembly are extremely close. "Polls are open until 7 pm today, so you still have time," the mailing said. "All of the information we're getting back from polling places tells us that these races for the General Assembly are going to be very, very close - and that your vote is really going to make a difference. So if you haven't voted, why not?" the e-mail read. "Today is a very important day for the future of Virginia. We hope to make a major change in the General Assembly - one that means that there will be less partisan bickering and more results for Virginians. You can be a part of...

By Liz Heron | November 6, 2007; 5:29 PM ET | Comments (0)

Best Campaign Sign

Spotted yesterday, a sign on the back of a tanker truck carrying septic waste in the Reston area: "Transporting Leftover Campaign Debates." Share your favorite sign, or quote from this fall's campaign....

By Steve Fehr | November 6, 2007; 5:08 PM ET | Comments (2)

Getting Out The Vote in Danville

To get a sense of Virginia Democrats' get-out-the-vote operation during the final hours of the 2007 campaign, one should look at the hotly-contested race in Danville between Democrat Adam J. Tomer and Del. Daniel W. Marshall III (R)....

By Tim Craig | November 5, 2007; 6:04 PM ET | Comments (0)

Hager, Bush Spend Election Night Together

While most Republican and Democratic leaders in Virginia will be sweating the results of tomorrow's crucial election, GOP state party chairman John H. Hager will be partying at the White House with President Bush. Hager, a former Bush administration official and future father-in-law of the president's daughter, will be a guest at a dinner honoring French President Nicolas Sarkozy....

By Anita Kumar | November 5, 2007; 2:31 PM ET | Comments (3)

The Final Push

The entire cast of Democratic characters could hardly fit onto the stage at George Mason University this morning, when Gov. Timothy M. Kaine, former governor Mark R. Warner and U.S. Sen. James Webb led a throng of candidates and legislative leaders at an outdoor rally before hundreds of supporters. "So far what we've heard from the other side is, 'No,'" Warner said in the autumn sunshine. He urged the candidates behind him on the stage not to reflexively vote Democratic on issue, but, "What I desperately want them to do is not reflexively say, 'No.'" Gerald E. Connolly, chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, emceed the event. Connolly earned laughs by saying, "First of all, can I mention: I'm on the ballot." He also earned cheers by saying, "Here in Fairfax, we are on the verge of a sweep." Other luminaries included state Del. Brian J. Moran (D-Alexandria),...

By Amy Gardner | November 5, 2007; 1:28 PM ET | Comments (2)

John Warner Isn't Sharing Campaign Wealth

When Sen. John W. Warner (R-Va) announced in September he was retiring at the end of his term, some Virginia Republicans were hoping he would send some of his campaign cash to GOP candidates for the state House and Senate. According to the Federal Election Commission, John Warner's campaign committee reported having $724,000 in the bank as of Sept. 30. But Warner hasn't donated any of his money to Virginia Republicans this year, according to the Virginia Public Access Project, which tracks money in state politics....

By Tim Craig | November 5, 2007; 12:41 PM ET | Comments (0)

David Rensin Tops $1 Million in Donations to GOP

David K. Rensin, a software engineer, has surpassed $1 million in total contributions to conservative causes and Virginia Republican candidates this year. On Friday, Rensin donated $160,000 to Republican Jill Holtzman Vogel, who is locked in a tight race against Democrat Karen Schultz in a district that stretches from western Loudoun County to Winchester. Since January, Rensin has contributed $380,000 to Vogel's campaign, according to the Virginia Public Access Project, which tracks money in state politics....

By Tim Craig | November 5, 2007; 12:29 PM ET | Comments (0)

Lawyers Enter Campaign '07

The record fundraising by state legislative candidates this fall has meant big business for consultants, television stations and the U.S. Postal Service. Now, the lawyers are sharing in the wealth. Earlier today, the Livingston Group filed an anti-defamation lawsuit against the Virginia Democratic Party and House Democratic candidate Rex Simmons, who is challenging Del. Timothy Hugo (R-Fairfax). Hugo is a lobbyist for the Livingston Group, which Simmons attacked in a recent campaign mailer. Meanwhile, the Democratic Party of Virginia has filed a legal complaint with the State Board of Elections and Federal Election Commission asking for an investigation into whether campaign committees for Sen. Jeannemarie Devolites Davis (R-Fairfax) and her husband, U.S. Rep. Thomas M. Davis III (R-Fairfax), violated state and federal campaign finance laws. The complaint alleges the husband and wife didn't properly disclose who was paying for a portion of her television advertisements....

By Tim Craig | November 2, 2007; 1:38 PM ET | Comments (1)

Republicans are MIA?

Earlier this week, Gov. Timothy M. Kaine and other prominent Virginia Democrats kicked off a week-long tour of the state to energize voters to go to the polls Tuesday. Virginia Republicans countered by saying they, too, were having their own bus tour around the state. Each day this week, the Republican Party of Virginia has said it would send out information on the tour, scheduled to start Friday. But as of Friday morning, we have not heard a word....

By Anita Kumar | November 2, 2007; 11:30 AM ET | Comments (0)

Dirty Tricks in Prince William?

An anonymous flier in the 51st House District attacks Republican candidate Faisal Gill for having "terrorist ties," but his Democratic opponent Paul Nichols denies he sent it....

By Tim Craig | November 1, 2007; 2:56 PM ET | Comments (1)

Connolly Shows the Love

Gerald E. Connolly, (D) with more than a few dollars to spare in his Fairfax Board Chairman's race against Republican Gary H. Baise, wrote a $125,000 check to the Virginia Democratic Party last week, according to new campaign finance reports. Connolly has enjoyed an overwhelming cash advantage from the get-go, raising $1.2 million since 2004 and spending only slightly more than half of it so far against the little-known Baise. He continues to pound the Falls Church trial lawyer financially, raising $195,358 in the Oct. 1-24 period, compared to $22,745 for Baise....

By Bill Turque | November 1, 2007; 2:54 PM ET | Comments (6)

Connolly Consultant: Immigration Issue Headed South

The pollster for Fairfax County Chairman Gerald E. Connolly (D) says his re-election campaign provides an example of how illegal immigration can be turned into "a second-tier issue" by candidates who emphasize problem-solving and leadership....

By Bill Turque | November 1, 2007; 2:41 PM ET | Comments (7)

Kaine Helps Put Karen Schultz On TV

Democratic Senate candidate Karen Schultz has purchased air time in the expensive Washington media market. Schultz, who is running against Republican Jill Holtzman Vogel, started a $250,000 media buy today. In the ad, Schultz says she is a "hometown leader" who has been endorsed by former governor Mark R. Warner (D). Schultz also criticizes Vogel for being a "Washington insider" who has ties to the energy industry. Holtzman Vogel responded Friday with her own ads. On Tuesday, Gov. Timothy M. Kaine's political action committee, Moving Virginia Forward, gave Schultz's campaign $68,000. Schultz also wrote a $50,000 check to her campaign yesterday, according to the Virginia Public Access Project. You can view Schultz's ad here...

By Tim Craig | November 1, 2007; 1:58 PM ET | Comments (2)

Governing Magazine Honors Bill Leighty

Gov. Timothy M. Kaine's former chief of staff, William H. Leighty, has been named by Governing Magazine as one their 9 "Public Officials of the Year." Leighty stepped down this summer after serving 18 months as Kaine's chief of staff. A veteran bureaucrat well respected by officials in both parties, Leighty also served as chief of staff during the four years Gov. Mark R. Warner (D) was in office. Governing Magazine said Leighty is "a man whose stewardship of state government in a wide variety of roles helped make Virginia one of the best managed states in the country."...

By Tim Craig | November 1, 2007; 12:04 PM ET | Comments (0)

 

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