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Virginia Politics Blog Archive: 2009 Lieutenant Governor's Race

Senator Stuart votes in a county where he does not live

For more than two years, State Sen. Richard Stuart (R) has been voting in a county in which he does not live. State law says Virginians must vote where they reside except in rare cases when a person moves temporarily and is allowed to maintain a previous address for voting until the next general election for federal office but only if he remains in the same congressional district and has notified electon officials at a polling place. Stuart, elected in 2007, lived in the Montross area of Westmoreland County, but moved to Stafford County soon after he sworn into office in January 2008. Both counties are in his senatorial district. Voting records obtained by The Washington Post show Stuart voted in Montross in both 2008 and 2009. Stuart acknowledged in an interview last week that he did not change his voter registration because he voted in Montross for years, and...

By Anita Kumar  | October 20, 2010; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  2009 Attorney General's Race, 2009 Governor's Race, 2009 Lieutenant Governor's Race, Anita Kumar, Election 2009, House of Delegates, State Senate  
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Democrats accuse Bolling of hypocrisy on federal stimulus funds

You have to hand it to Democrats. When they start a line of attack, they stick with it. For months, they've been singling out Republicans across the nation who opposed the federal stimulus legislation but then welcomed the money. Their latest target? Virginia Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling. For well over a year, Bolling has been critical of the stimulus bills, calling them "massive federal spending bills that would result in the largest expansion of government in 40 years." He said last year that the package "will balloon the size of the federal government and increase the federal debt dramatically, and it will do little to stimulate economic growth." But last week, Bolling -- on behalf of Gov. Bob McDonnell -- touted $13.2 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act that will be spent on 39 energy conservation projects proposed by local governments. "Jobs will be the first dividend from...

By Anita Kumar  | March 31, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  2009 Lieutenant Governor's Race, Anita Kumar, Bill Bolling, Robert F. McDonnell  
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Winners & Losers of 2009

Here at the Virginia Politics blog, we thought we would take one last look at 2009 before officially welcoming in the new year. And what a year it was in Virginia politics. We had a nationally watched race for the state's top job, a sitting governor who became a national figure and a divided legislature that struggled with a multibillion budget shortfall. Virginia became the first state in the nation to reject federal stimulus money for the unemployed and the last one to ask for federal stimulus money for transportation. Democrats started the year out on top and ended the year in disarray. Republicans are on the cusp of a resurgence they could not have imagined 12 months ago. We know Bob McDonnell had a tremendous year, and Creigh Deeds not so much. Ditto for their campaign managers, Phil Cox and Joe Abbey. Who else had a great or lousy...

By Anita Kumar  | January 1, 2010; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  2009 Attorney General's Race, 2009 Governor's Race, 2009 Lieutenant Governor's Race, 2010 Virginia Congressional Races, Anita Kumar, Creigh Deeds, Election 2009, Election 2010, General Assembly 2010, George F. Allen, House of Delegates, Jody Wagner, Ken Cuccinelli, Robert F. McDonnell, State Senate, Terry McAuliffe, Timothy M. Kaine, Tom Perriello, Winners and Losers  
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McDonnell to announce Bolling, Sledd to head economic team

Gov.-elect Bob McDonnell will announce tomorrow morning that Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling will take on a newly created, high-ranking role as Chief Jobs Creation Officer, Republican sources tell us. The move is not surprising considering McDonnell and Bolling, both Republicans, ran as a team during the campaign, and McDonnell vowed to make Bolling his administration's jobs leader if they won, though he never exlained what form that would take. Now we hear that Bolling's job will come with a new title, duties and office. McDonnell also will announce that respected businessman Robert Sledd will serve as Secretary of Commerce and Trade, Republican sources say. Sledd, of Richmond, was formerly a top-ranking executive with Peformance Food Group, a food distribution company. (He has donated more than $100,000 to Virginia politicians in the last dozen years, including McDonnell, Bolling, other Republicans and a handful of Democrats, according to the Virginia Public Access...

By Anita Kumar  | December 9, 2009; 11:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  2009 Governor's Race, 2009 Lieutenant Governor's Race, Anita Kumar, Bill Bolling, Election 2009, Robert F. McDonnell  
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Say hello to the McBollinelli sweep broom

Yes, that's right. During his election night speech, attorney general-elect Ken Cuccinelli brought out a broom to signify the Republican Party's sweep of the top three statewide posts. The blue-colored broom (oddly not red) was emblazoned with the name amalgam: McBollinelli. Minutes later, a "Don't Tread On Me" flag -- a frequent presence in Cuccinelli's campaign -- was unfurled. It's a symbol, Cuccinelli said, of a "limited government that respects constitutional boundaries." It also got the core conservative crowd hollering....

By Derek Kravitz  | November 3, 2009; 9:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  2009 Attorney General's Race, 2009 Governor's Race, 2009 Lieutenant Governor's Race, Election 2009  
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Lieutenant Governor candidates vote

Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling tallied at least one vote for himself, and probably two more, as he, his wife, Jean Ann, and his 26-year-old son Matt cast ballots about 10 a.m. in their hometown precinct in Mechanicsville, a suburb of Richmond. Bolling, who is seeking a second term as lieutenant governor, voted at the Washington Henry Elementary School in the Shady Grove precinct, campaign spokeswoman Ibbie Hedrick said. She said the Bollings' other adult son, Kevin, 22, plans to vote after his classes end at James Madison Unversity. Afterwards, Bolling began dialing for votes. Later this evening, Bolling will join his running mates -- Robert F. McDonnell, the former attorney general who is at the top of the ticket, and state Sen. Ken Cuccinelli, who is running for Attorney General this year--at the Marriott in Richmond. Farther east, Democratic challenger Jody M. Wagner went to the polls at 6:50 a.m....

By Anne Bartlett  | November 3, 2009; 11:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  2009 Lieutenant Governor's Race, Bill Bolling, Election 2009, Fredrick Kunkle, Jody Wagner  
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Older Entries in This Category »

First Click -- Virginia, Anita Kumar , November 3, 2009
First Click -- Virginia, Anita Kumar , November 2, 2009
Palin records calls urging Virginians to vote, Anita Kumar , November 1, 2009
McDonnell's money lead grows and grows, Rosalind Helderman , November 1, 2009
Q & A with statewide candidates, Anita Kumar , November 1, 2009
One more poll puts McDonnell way up, Rosalind Helderman , November 1, 2009
Get a mop? Va. GOP says get a broom, Rosalind Helderman , October 31, 2009
First Click -- Virginia, Rosalind Helderman , October 30, 2009
Shannon highlights endorsements in new ad, Sandhya Somashekhar , October 29, 2009
Wagner and Bolling trade more attacks, Anne Bartlett , October 28, 2009
Romney stumps with GOP ticket, Anita Kumar , October 28, 2009
Updated: Steele campaigns in Virginia , Anita Kumar , October 28, 2009
First Click -- Virginia, Rosalind Helderman , October 27, 2009
Bolling Unveils New Ad on Record, Anita Kumar , October 26, 2009
UPDATED: New Wagner ad for NoVa, elsewhere, Rosalind Helderman , October 26, 2009
NAACP Berates Shannon, Bolling, Anita Kumar , October 24, 2009
RNC sends money to downticket candidates, Anita Kumar , October 23, 2009
First Click -- Virginia, Amy Gardner , October 22, 2009
Deeds takes heat online over public option comments, Rosalind Helderman , October 21, 2009
First Click -- Virginia, Amy Gardner , October 20, 2009
Va. lieutenant governor candidates duke it out, washingtonpost.com Editor , October 19, 2009
First Click -- Virginia, Amy Gardner , October 19, 2009
Updated: Wagner, Bolling Report Fundraising, Rosalind Helderman , October 15, 2009
National Democratic Jewish Group Makes Push in Virginia , Rosalind Helderman , October 15, 2009
Jody Wagner Campaigns in Fairfax, Anne Bartlett , October 13, 2009
Wagner Rips Bolling's Attendance in Second TV Ad, Sandhya Somashekhar , October 13, 2009
Two Lt. Gov. Candidates, Same Endorsement, Anita Kumar , October 9, 2009
First Click -- Virginia, Anita Kumar , October 9, 2009
First Click -- Virginia, Anita Kumar , October 8, 2009
First Click -- Virginia, Anita Kumar , October 7, 2009
Bolling Airs Wagner Attack Ad, Anita Kumar , October 6, 2009
First Click -- Virginia, Anita Kumar , October 6, 2009
Wagner Goes Up On Air, Anita Kumar , October 5, 2009
Updated: Is Bolling Criticizing McDonnell, Too?, Anita Kumar , September 30, 2009
Updated: Police Group Backs Bolling, Anita Kumar , September 29, 2009
First Click -- Virginia, Anita Kumar , September 29, 2009
New Ad From Bolling, Amy Gardner , September 24, 2009
First Click -- Virginia, Rosalind Helderman , September 24, 2009
GOP Candidates Press Dems on Taxes, Anita Kumar , September 22, 2009
Lt. Gov. Debate Canceled Following Rules Dispute, Rosalind Helderman , September 21, 2009
Questions About Questionnaires Plague Candidates, Rosalind Helderman , September 18, 2009
Money Game: Lieutenant Governor Candidates, Anita Kumar , September 15, 2009
First Click -- Virginia, Anita Kumar , September 11, 2009
First Click -- Virginia, Anita Kumar , September 10, 2009
Bolling Airs First TV Ad, Anita Kumar , September 9, 2009
Sights and Sounds from Buena Vista, Anita Kumar , September 8, 2009
Shannon Jumps In on McDonnell Thesis, Rosalind Helderman , August 31, 2009
Republicans Gather In Richmond, Anita Kumar , August 28, 2009
On The Record, Anita Kumar , August 26, 2009
Democrats Issue Call for Hamilton's Resignation, Rosalind Helderman , August 24, 2009
Realtors Back McDonnell; Black Caucus Favors Deeds, Rosalind Helderman , August 18, 2009
Va. Northern Neck GOP Embraces Crabill - Again, Rosalind Helderman , August 17, 2009
Republican Chairman Wants Crabill to Step Aside, Rosalind Helderman , August 14, 2009
McDonnell Snags Farm Endorsement, Anita Kumar , August 14, 2009
First Click - Virginia, Rosalind Helderman , August 7, 2009
GOP Ramps Up, Anita Kumar , July 2, 2009
Deeds, Dems On Tour , Rosalind Helderman , June 12, 2009
Wagner Challenges Bolling to Debates, Anita Kumar , June 12, 2009
Where's the Buzz?, Washington Post editors , June 9, 2009
Election Day Forecast: Muggy, Afternoon Storms, Christopher Dean Hopkins , June 8, 2009
Felons' Rights, Michael Laris , June 7, 2009
Dampening Turnout, Michael Laris , June 7, 2009
What's a Good Democrat To Do?, Michael Laris , June 6, 2009
Updated: The Money Game, Anita Kumar , June 1, 2009
Bolling, Cuccinelli, Mullins Win at GOP Convention, Christopher Dean Hopkins , May 30, 2009
LIVE: The GOP Convention, Anita Kumar , May 30, 2009
Veterans Plan by Moran, Open Government by McDonnell, Rosalind Helderman , May 21, 2009
Bowerbank: I Didn't Want to Go Negative, Amy Gardner , May 16, 2009
Deeds, Signer Discuss Their Campaigns, Christopher Dean Hopkins , May 15, 2009
Bowerbank Ends LG Campaign, Anita Kumar , May 15, 2009
GOP Energy Plans, Rosalind Helderman , April 27, 2009
Signer Petitions in Question, Anita Kumar , April 15, 2009
Wagner Raises $375,000, Anita Kumar , April 14, 2009
Bolling Raises $300,000, Anita Kumar , April 14, 2009
Armstrong Endorses Wager, Anita Kumar , April 8, 2009
Signer Launches LG Campaign, Anita Kumar , April 6, 2009
Wagner's Adds to Endorsement List, Anita Kumar , April 3, 2009
Romney, Hannity Headline GOP Convention, Anita Kumar , March 30, 2009
Gingrich Headlines Bolling Kickoff, Anita Kumar , March 27, 2009
McAuliffe Is First to Submit Petitions, May Get Top Spot , Christopher Dean Hopkins , March 24, 2009
Connolly St. Patrick's Day Straw Poll Tuesday, Amy Gardner , March 16, 2009
 
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