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McCain Adds A Dozen New Offices in Va.

Tim Craig

GOP presidential nominee Sen. John McCain and the Republican National Committee announced today they are opening 12 additional regional headquarters across Virginia.

The new offices will be located in Sterling, Yorktown, Charlottesville, Woodbridge, Blacksburg, Norfolk, Abingdon, Richmond, Springfield, Gainesville, Danville, and Mechanicsville.

The additional offices come amid growing indications that McCain is locked in a dog fight in Virginia with Democratic candidate Barack Obama. An average of several recent polls show Obama is opening up a small lead in the state.

Mccain will now have two dozen offices in Virginia. Obama, who passed the two dozen mark months ago, has opened 43 offices. Obama and the Democratic Party also have about 200 paid staffers working in the state, according to Democratic officials and campaign finance reports..

By Tim Craig  |  October 1, 2008; 1:27 PM ET
Categories:  Barack Obama , Election 2008/President , John McCain , Tim Craig  
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So now they'll have 2 offices in Sterling?

Posted by: huh? | October 1, 2008 2:31 PM | Report abuse

Yes 43!
money money money'
no change,
just money,
buying votes,
lowhanded slander
and mudslinging,
vote for obama or your a racist!!!
Nobama

Posted by: steelworker for mccain | October 2, 2008 10:28 AM | Report abuse

Yes 24!
money money money'
no change,
just money,
buying votes,
lowhanded slander
and mudslinging,
vote for mccain or your a traitor!!!
Probama

Posted by: programmer for obama | October 2, 2008 10:36 AM | Report abuse

"Steelworker for McCain" is rooting for the party that has opposed every advance of working people, from child labor laws and the 40 hour work week to minimum wage and Social Security? The Republican Party banks on the stupid vote, they laugh all the way to the bank.

Republicans, beholden to big business special interests, have historically outspent Democrats. Even business are now saying enough.

Posted by: McCain Lies | October 2, 2008 10:37 AM | Report abuse

"YOUR a racist" ha

Posted by: you're | October 2, 2008 10:43 AM | Report abuse

The political expertise in these comments is breathtaking. Political discourse in this country is imploding just like the McCain campaign.

Posted by: Sarah C. | October 2, 2008 10:48 AM | Report abuse

The time is now!
To remind Americans that Barack Hussein Obama is just another politician that will do or say whatever it takes to fulfill his political ambitions. Barack is calculated and methodical about hiding his true convictions and intentions, and uses deception to get elected.

The time is now!
To remind Americans that Barack Hussein Obama had a 20 year association with his religious leader and priest Jeremiah Wright, who became Barack's idol and role model. Jeremiah married Barack and Michelle and baptized both their daughters. AND, we all remember the hideous videos of Jeremiah Wright’s congregation which included the Obamas, damning America with bombastic joy, after the Muslim’s criminal attack on America on 9/11.

The time is now!
To remind Americans that Barack's religious leader Jeremiah Wright used his tax-exempt church to exercise a radical political agenda, and he refers to Israel, as well as America, as a "racist" State. Theologically Barack's religious leader Jeremiah Wright believes that the true 'Chosen People' are the blacks; He believes that black values are superior to middle-class American values, and that blacks should isolate themselves from the wider American society.
 Indeed Barack's religious leader Jeremiah Wright is a black supremacist.

The time is now!
To remind Americans that Barack Hussein Obama wants to be president to implement Jeremiah Wright’s dream of a black supremacist society in America.

The time is now!
For Americans of all political parties to come together to preserve the future of the country we love by voting for John McCain for President of the United States of America.

Country First!
Americans for John McCain/Sarah Palin

Posted by: Manolete | October 2, 2008 10:54 AM | Report abuse

Welcome! We can use the extra revenue. Get a Palin/Couric interview for Richmond and I'll take care of your hotel room at the Red Roof Inn off Bells Road and I-95. I'm sure I can come up with additional financial consideration (either under the table or on top).

Posted by: theodosia1 | October 2, 2008 10:56 AM | Report abuse

Steelworker for McCain, can you explain to me why the working class continually swarm to the Republicans? The Republicans are like reverse Robin Hoods: steal from the middle class and poor to give to the obscenely wealthy. They are taking money out of your pocket and giving it to millionaires. Why do you keep voting for them?

Obama will lower your taxes and raise taxes on the millionaires. Vote your pocketbook!

Posted by: Rick in Radford | October 2, 2008 10:57 AM | Report abuse

"The time is now!"


To stop copying and pasting this in every comment section of every article on the WP website.


"The time is now!"


To think up a rational argument instead of regurgitating these tired lies and distortions.


"The time is now!"


To think about your country and family and NOT about the partisan lies you have been swallowing for years and years to no avail...

Posted by: Anonymous | October 2, 2008 10:59 AM | Report abuse

Save McCain! Save McCain!

In these tough times even he and Cindy need to cut back:
http://alinktonowhere.com/2008/10/01/hard-times-mccain-selling-one-of-his-homes/

Got $12 million to help him out? Then you could be the owner of this 14,000 sq. ft. estate. Help Johnny out! He'll then be forced to choose between what, 6 homes?

See, he feels our pain, as most of us are deciding between food or gas he has to give up the "finest entertaining backyard in the valley."

Posted by: "GetOffMyLawns!" | October 2, 2008 11:09 AM | Report abuse

"Steelworker for McCain, can you explain to me why the working class continually swarm to the Republicans? The Republicans are like reverse Robin Hoods: steal from the middle class and poor to give to the obscenely wealthy. They are taking money out of your pocket and giving it to millionaires. Why do you keep voting for them?

Obama will lower your taxes and raise taxes on the millionaires. Vote your pocketbook!"


I can answer for him (since HE probably doesn't even understand why). Republicans are masters of propaganda. They constantly spit out the same lies over and over until people start to actually believe them. Things like the "trickle down effect" and "smaller government".

Examples: McCain keeps stating that Obama will raise taxes for those making as little as $42,000. In reality, Obama's plan would not increase taxes for anyone making less than $250,000. McCain keeps stating that Obama wants to increase government spending by billions, yet MCCAIN's proposed tax plans will create an EVEN LARGER DEFICIT.

Posted by: Anonymous | October 2, 2008 11:13 AM | Report abuse

Hey Manolete stop calling him Hussein. Translated that means hansome. Stop calling him Obama. Translated that means king.

Hey Manolete stop calling him Hussein. Translated that means handsome. Stop calling him Obama. Translated that means king.

By-the-way the name Timothy McVeigh comes back to your memory? His bombing was considered the worst terrorist attack in American history. Not Muslim.

Does the name George C. Wallace come to your mind or Eugene Talmadge? Neither was Muslim.

Alabama Governor George C. Wallace told the New York Times that it was time for a few civil right killing. The next week the Invisible Empire of the white Ku Klux Klan planted a bomb under the steps of the 16th Street Baptist Church which killed 4 little black girls.

Georgia Governor Eugene Talmadge wanted to be elected over the "Negro" issue. The KKK then kidnapped and executed 2 "Negro" families which included a woman who was 7-month pregnant. 60 bullets were recovered from the bodies. The FBI investigated suspicions that a three-term governor of Georgia (Talmadge) sanctioned the murders to sway rural white voters during a tough election campaign.

The KKK assassinated Viola Liuzzo. She was a married white housewife and mother of 5 children. She was assassinated by the KKK because she participated in voter registration.

Roadside bombs, political and eethnic kidnapping, assassinations. Sounds familiar? I wonder where the Muslim extremist got their ideas from.

Aldridge Aimes, etc.

Posted by: theodosia1 | October 2, 2008 11:25 AM | Report abuse

too little; too late

Posted by: winston churchill | October 2, 2008 12:33 PM | Report abuse

A small lead - Todays news have him up +9 (Obama) in the state of Virginia. At this point, not even John McCain is going to vote for John McCain.

Posted by: latinovoter | October 2, 2008 12:34 PM | Report abuse

dont jimmy carter me about ronald reagan...

tax break for 95% -- BS

Posted by: pro mccain | October 2, 2008 12:40 PM | Report abuse

Hey Steelworker: At least Obama tried to help your buddies, what has McCain done except ship your job(s) overseas?

Posted by: Anonymous | October 2, 2008 12:41 PM | Report abuse

"The time is now!
To remind Americans that Barack Hussein Obama wants to be president to implement Jeremiah Wright’s dream of a black supremacist society in America.

Posted by: Manolete | October 2, 2008 10:54 AM"
----
yeah, right. He's going to take a minority that makes up 13% of the population and probably going to direct an Armed forces made up primarily of whites and somehow make them the "supremacist" society.

How about you read some non-fiction for awhile and while your at it stop writing fiction.

This story was hammered to death during the primaries. The repubs way overplayed their hand on this one.

ancient news.

Posted by: Anonymous | October 2, 2008 12:46 PM | Report abuse

Am I the only one more scared of Sarah Palin than I am of Reverend Wright? The statements and beliefs of both are frightening, but only one is running for national office.

Posted by: Virginia Voter | October 2, 2008 12:47 PM | Report abuse

Um, I thought Republicans didn't believe polls?

Oh yeah, that's when they're ahead.


Obama/Biden '08 '12

McCain/Palin nevah evah

GO VIRGINIA!!!!

Posted by: Jerry Ulibarri | October 2, 2008 12:51 PM | Report abuse

most liberal voting record in the senate/ barely an american (grew up in Hawaii and other countries) young and inexperienced in foreign policy VS Moderate bipartisan war hero that is extremely experienced - wants to cut spending and keep the tax cuts.

last thing this country needs is obama. I hope he does get elected so I can laugh my ass off when the whole country falls apart. you think things are bad now? just wait

just because you hate bush doesnt mean Obama is the answer!

Posted by: Take IT TO the bank! | October 2, 2008 12:54 PM | Report abuse

Steelworker represents a big strength of thr Republican party- they are able to get people so fired up about social issues that they can't even think about their own pocketbooks. McCain & Palin could go on national television and PROMISE to double the taxes of everyone making less than 100k per year, and it wouldn't hurt them with the working class one bit.

To make my point clear- all their supporters care about is that anti-gay, anti-abortion, pro-assault-weapon justices are appointed to the supreme court. McCain could start WWIII, and Palin could speak in tongues at the UN, their supporters would not care one bit.

Posted by: Wow | October 2, 2008 12:57 PM | Report abuse

My wife, a new resident from Ukraine, calls you Virginia folk who actually believe the extreme right lying rants instead of using logic and reason the Ukrainian epithet, "village people", who, Ukrainians feel, deserve whatever they get. Madison and Adams were well aware of the "village people" (ie.,redneck) problem when they wrote the constitution and attempted to dilute the impact of their destructive votes with the electoral college.

Posted by: Skip | October 2, 2008 12:58 PM | Report abuse

tax cut for 95% of americans?

wow he saves you money every year on your taxes??

yeah well wait till you arent even paying taxes cause you dont have a job.


Reaganomics! take it to the bank!!

Posted by: obama isnt an american | October 2, 2008 1:03 PM | Report abuse

theodosia1:
"Roadside bombs, political and eethnic kidnapping, assassinations. Sounds familiar? I wonder where the Muslim extremist got their ideas from."

Spreading religion by the sword has been an integral part of the Islamic religion from its inception. You need to learn a few things (if thay's possible) before spouting nonsense.


.

Posted by: Jack The Ripper | October 2, 2008 1:23 PM | Report abuse

I knew all along that Obama was way out in front by the way they kept raising McCain's poll numbers every time he screwed up. Those polls weren't honest. When Obama picked Biden to be VP at 3 in the morning the press had poll numbers out at 5:30 saying Biden wasn't helping Obama with voters. The media has been protecting McCain all along. That is until he started fighting with them. McCain sure can screw things up. I have a bad feeling Bush's cronies are gonna try and fix the numbers when they see how much McCain is losing by. Some people will do anything to make sure Obama don't win this thing.

Posted by: Mike | October 2, 2008 1:49 PM | Report abuse


theodosia1:
"Roadside bombs, political and eethnic kidnapping, assassinations. Sounds familiar? I wonder where the Muslim extremist got their ideas from."

Spreading religion by the sword has been an integral part of the Islamic religion from its inception. You need to learn a few things (if thay's possible) before spouting nonsense.


.

Posted by: Jack The Ripper

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Yeah, some do spread religion by the sword but their small in numbers. Most of the fighting is for oil profits power and land. Basically the same thing's they've been fighting for for the last thousand years.

Posted by: Hemi | October 2, 2008 2:03 PM | Report abuse

Wow, Steelworker, you are pretty dumb. Just the kind of target voter McCain is going for.

Posted by: Clarence | October 2, 2008 2:03 PM | Report abuse

The Steelworker is the guy that scares me.The GOP and fox news has fed him so full of hatred and B.S. that he does not realize they are not working in his best interest. I mean Morons like this all the time. God help us if McSame gets in.

Posted by: Scott | October 2, 2008 2:06 PM | Report abuse

"most liberal voting record in the senate/ barely an american (grew up in Hawaii and other countries) young and inexperienced in foreign policy VS Moderate bipartisan war hero that is extremely experienced - wants to cut spending and keep the tax cuts."


Independent analysis shows that McCain's plan would result in higher deficits.

Obama was raised by a single, white mother after being abandoned by his father. She moved him around with her as she sought to find happiness and stability. He later attended college and dedicated himself to a lifetime of public service. How very un-American.


"last thing this country needs is obama. I hope he does get elected so I can laugh my ass off when the whole country falls apart. you think things are bad now? just wait"


The Republicans have been hoping that they could delay the inevitable until they could blame it all on Democrats. Unfortunately, the bubble popped early and now they are left holding the bag.

Obviously it is going to get worse. Regardless of who takes office. The real measure is in how quickly it gets better again...

Posted by: Anonymous | October 2, 2008 2:09 PM | Report abuse

"Spreading religion by the sword has been an integral part of the Islamic religion from its inception. You need to learn a few things (if thay's possible) before spouting nonsense."


Try researching the history of the Christian church. You might be surprised. Many Christians like to emphasize the many that have been "martyred" FOR their faith. History shows that much greater numbers of people were killed BY Christians for NOT sharing their faith.

There is a reason that Christianity is the largest religion in the world. Hint: It's not because "Jesus saves"...

Posted by: Anonymous | October 2, 2008 2:16 PM | Report abuse

so growing up in hawaii = barely american? does growing up in alaska = uber-american? where does being born in panama stand on that spectrum?

how do you keep all the irrational hate straight?

Posted by: bwunderlick | October 2, 2008 2:18 PM | Report abuse

THE TIME IS NOW!!
to vote the Repubs out of the executive suite and usher in a new era of balanced, accountable decisionmaking. No more go it alone toughtalk with Dick in a bunker and Bush spouting sound bites.

The time is now!
to say no to accounting fraud (Enron), Iraq invasion, Afghanistan missteps, Gitmo torture, CIA leaks, deregulation and credit market implosion.

The time is now!
to say no to the same GOP principles that have destroyed our standing in the world. To political gimmicks like Palin and the rope-a-dope debate dodger--McShame.

Country First!! McPalin Last!! GObama!!!

Obama/ Biden...Real Vision, Real Change!!!

Posted by: Republican't | October 2, 2008 2:23 PM | Report abuse

TIME TO RETIRE WITH WHATEVER IS LEFT OF YOUR DIGNITY,AND A GRACEFUL WAR MONSIEUR MCCAIN

Posted by: NETHERLANDS ANTILLES | October 2, 2008 2:44 PM | Report abuse

Manolete: OMG! Who are you supposed to be, Paul Revere?? Your call to arms is laughable. The Time is Now!!! The Time is Now!!! Maybe Chicken Little is more like it...

Posted by: Joel | October 2, 2008 3:17 PM | Report abuse

All rhetoric aside, any sane person must look at exactly what Obama has been doing in his past life to know what a threat he represents to America.
He is a close associate of Bill Ayers, who was one of the so-called "Weathermen" terrorists during the 1960's. Ayers is an America-hater who was convicted and served time for planting bombs at government agencies. Obama has never repudiated him, and continues to maintain the association.
Obama idolizes the Rev. Wright, another America-bashing lunatic. After sitting for 20 years as a member of Wright's congregation, Obama claims he never really listened to what Wright was saying when he villified and demonized white people and the America they founded. If there ever was a poster boy for racism, Wright is it.
Obama was an "organizer" for the infamous ACORN group, a bunch of rabble-rousing troublemakers who specialize in voter fraud. Self proclaimed "community activists", ACORN has also extorted real estate from landlords using the threat of violent demonstrations. Obama is involved up to his eyeballs with their nefarious activities.
Can Obama administrate a large organization such as the U.S. Government? My friends, Obama has absolutely NO experience in administrating or managing anything. He couldn't manage a 7-11 store. Why? Because he has never DONE anything of the sort and wouldn't know where to begin. His only experience, if you could call it that, has been as a student in school and later as a community organizer. His senatorial "experience" consists of voting "yes", "no", or "absent". His U.S. Senate records show absolutely NOTHING in the way of essential bills originated by him. He only votes! And this represents accomplishment? This man is an empty suit, a fake, a fraud, a straw man, etc. Obama is a man totally out of his league, propped up by the leftist,socialist,media as a "messiah" and running under the cover of his race. Some candidate!

Posted by: Otto Herman | October 2, 2008 3:20 PM | Report abuse

Soundbite communication is not getting us anywhere. In depth study of how people got where they are and how and
why they entered politics and what they did on their own, and who helped them get where they are is helpful in determining how they will govern. Also helpful is reading
their actual record of sponsorships they ORIGINATE, not just hopping on. Get on with it and stop the stupid jabs and get
down to what this all will really mean, there is a HUGE difference in how each will govern and the direction this country will take -- keeping the self-reliant republic or
furthering a Nanny State like we have now with this possible passing of the bailout! Please study and think about our country and stop fighting...let's get more
discourse going and not insults. You can't talk about a
problem unless you take time to really study it...watch CSPAN and not the biased networks and Cable shows---think for yourself!

Posted by: Byron | October 2, 2008 3:40 PM | Report abuse

.

Otto Herman said:
This man is an empty suit, a fake, a fraud, a straw man, etc. Obama is a man totally out of his league, propped up by the leftist,socialist,media as a "messiah" and running under the cover of his race."

Problem is, his base support of blacks, die-hard democrats, and young who think he is hip, are deaf to the man's background. Their personal bias does allow for fair-minded evaluation. Too bad it has come to this.

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Posted by: Billw | October 2, 2008 4:19 PM | Report abuse

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Correction to my last post:

Otto Herman said:
This man is an empty suit, a fake, a fraud, a straw man, etc. Obama is a man totally out of his league, propped up by the leftist,socialist,media as a "messiah" and running under the cover of his race."

Problem is, his base support of blacks, die-hard democrats, and young who think he is hip, are deaf to the man's background. Their personal bias does NOT allow for fair-minded evaluation. Too bad it has come to this.


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Posted by: Billw | October 2, 2008 4:21 PM | Report abuse

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