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Virginia Politics Blog Archive: Election 2010

Defeated Boucher had $700K left in the bank

Rick Boucher, who lost to state House Majority Leader Morgan Griffith (R), 51 percent to 46 percent, on Nov. 2, had a significant amount of money left in the bank at the time of his defeat. As of Nov. 22, Boucher had $699,000 left in the bank, a remarkably large amount for a candidate who had been locked in a tough race.

By Ben Pershing  | December 6, 2010; 9:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  2010 Virginia Congressional Races, Ben Pershing, Election 2010, Glenn Nye, Morgan Griffith, Rick Boucher, Tom Perriello  
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Two weeks after campaign win, Rigell to close auto dealership

Rep.-elect Scott Rigell (R-Va.) has acknowledged that he plans to close an auto dealership he owns in Chesapeake, two weeks after he beat Rep. Glenn Nye (D) with a campaign message focused on his success at running a business and creating jobs.

By Ben Pershing  | November 17, 2010; 11:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  2010 Virginia Congressional Races, Ben Pershing, Election 2010, Glenn Nye, Scott Rigell  
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McDonnell calls special legislative elections for Jan. 11

Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) has officially called two special elections for Jan. 11 so voters in two districts can elect replacements for state Sen. Robert Hurt and Del. Morgan Griffith -- both of whom were elected to Congress this month. The state Board of Elections is expected to certify Hurt's and Griffith's wins Nov. 22. Griffith (R-Salem), who defeated Rep. Rick Boucher, and Hurt (R-Pittsylvania), who defeated Rep. Tom Perriello in the 5th district, will resign soon after. Their newly elected replacements will be sworn in immediately. The General Assembly begins its 46-day session Jan. 12. "In order to ensure that the citizens of these districts have full representation in the Virginia General Assembly session that is to convene on January 12, 2011, it is my intention to call for the special elections to be held on Tuesday, January 11, 2011,'' McDonnell said in a statement. As we told you...

By Anita Kumar  | November 15, 2010; 3:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  2010 Virginia Congressional Races, Anita Kumar, Election 2010, General Assembly 2010, House of Delegates, Robert F. McDonnell, State Senate  
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Fimian will concede defeat to Connolly in 11th district

Republican Keith Fimian will concede defeat in Virginia's 11th congressional district contest Tuesday, paving the way for Rep. Gerald Connolly (D) to serve a second term in the seat.

By Ben Pershing  | November 8, 2010; 8:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (33)
Categories:  2010 Virginia Congressional Races, Ben Pershing, Election 2010, Gerald E. Connolly, Keith Fimian  
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Republican lawyer Habeeb to run for Griffith's House seat

Greg Habeeb, a Salem lawyer and former Salem Republican chairman, announced Monday that he will run to replace Del. Morgan Griffith, who was elected to Congress last week. Habeeb was joined at his announcement at the old Roanoke County courthouse by Griffith, Rep. Bob Goodlatte and Sen. Ralph Smith as well as other local officials and more than 100 residents. The self-described social conservative said the biggest issue in Richmond come January will be to fill Griffith's shoes -- both because the Roanoke Valley will be losing a 16-year incumbent and because the House will be losing its majority leader. The state Board of Elections will certify Tuesday's results Nov. 22. Griffith (R-Salem), who defeated Rep. Rick Boucher, and Hurt (R-Pittsylvania), who defeated Democratic Rep. Tom Perriello in the 5th district, are expected to resign soon after. Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) will then set a pair of special elections to...

By Anita Kumar  | November 8, 2010; 5:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Anita Kumar, Election 2010, General Assembly 2010, House of Delegates, Morgan Griffith  
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Moran lays out his case for Democratic chairman

Former gubernatorial candidate and Alexandria delegate Brian Moran sent a letter to supporters Monday morning outlining the reasons he thinks he should be elected chairman of the state Democratic Party next month. "As a former Caucus Chairman I have a proven record of successful fundraising, recruiting and supporting candidates throughout Virginia from Scott County to Virginia Beach,'' he wrote. "I have been traveling Virginia since 2002 working with local chairs, volunteers and grassroots activists, as well as donors. I know Southwest Virginia doesn't end in Roanoke and each community has their own unique challenges and strengths. Former Arlington County Democratic Committee chairman Peter Rousselot announced Thursday that he would challenge Moran, with the backing of grass-roots activists. Moran was urged to run for party chairman by Sen. Mark R. Warner (D) and former governor Timothy M. Kaine, now chairman of the Democratic National Committee. Moran has said he welcomed the...

By Anita Kumar  | November 8, 2010; 11:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Anita Kumar, Brian J. Moran, Election 2010  
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Rainy day fund constitutional amendment only barely passes , Rosalind S. Helderman , November 4, 2010
Cantor seeks House majority leadership post, Anita Kumar , November 3, 2010
Virginia Democrats react to losses , Anita Kumar , November 2, 2010
Fimian outguns Connolly at one Fairfax precinct, Anita Kumar , November 2, 2010
In Woodbridge, diverging perspectives on Connolly, Jennifer Buske , November 2, 2010
In Woodbridge: 'We should be turned around by now.", Jennifer Buske , November 2, 2010
Fimian stumps at Springfield retirement community, Caitlin Gibson , November 2, 2010
Patiently hoping for change in Woodbridge, Jennifer Buske , November 2, 2010
'It's good to see people engaged' in Burke, Caitlin Gibson , November 2, 2010
Viennans unimpressed with congressional options, Caitlin Gibson , November 2, 2010
Early Vienna voters a mixed bag for House candidates, Caitlin Gibson , November 2, 2010
Welcome to Election Day, Virginia, Christopher Dean Hopkins , November 2, 2010
McDonnell, Cantor to vote together , Anita Kumar , November 1, 2010
At Connolly HQ, Jill Biden fires up volunteers, Ben Pershing , November 1, 2010
Obama rallies thousands for freshman Perriello, Anita Kumar , October 29, 2010
Hurt: Obama's visit for Perriello is 'payback', Anita Kumar , October 29, 2010
Kaine on Wilder: No one's ever accused him of being too nice, Rosalind S. Helderman , October 29, 2010
Perriello gets airtime on Colbert, Daily Show , Rosalind S. Helderman , October 28, 2010
Democrats shell out $1 million to boost Connolly, Ben Pershing , October 27, 2010
Rigell won't commit to backing Boehner, Cantor, Ben Pershing , October 22, 2010
Pro- and anti-Fimian ads on the NoVa airwaves, Ben Pershing , October 6, 2010
More polls show Perriello, Nye narrowly trailing, Ben Pershing , October 6, 2010
Connolly ad: 'I've made both parties mad', Ben Pershing , September 27, 2010
2nd Democratic poll shows tight race for Perriello, Ben Pershing , September 21, 2010
Griffith's new ad: 'Obama loves Boucher', Ben Pershing , September 21, 2010
Gore coming to Reston to raise cash for Moran, Ben Pershing , September 20, 2010
McCain to raise cash for Moran challenger, Ben Pershing , September 17, 2010
GOP's Kelly outpaces Zimmerman in fundraising, Christy Goodman , September 16, 2010
NRCC ad hits 'phony Perriello' on lobbyist donations, Ben Pershing , September 13, 2010
Boucher maintains double-digit lead in new poll, Ben Pershing , September 3, 2010
Clark campaign takes an odd turn in 5th district, Ben Pershing , September 1, 2010
Griffith to get fundraising boost from McDonnell, Ben Pershing , August 27, 2010
Rigell signs tea party 'pledge' in 2nd district, Ben Pershing , August 27, 2010
Warner campaigns for Nye, Perriello , Anita Kumar , August 25, 2010
Rep. Connolly to slug to work, Anita Kumar , August 20, 2010
GOP poll gives Hurt 6-point edge over Perriello, Ben Pershing , August 17, 2010
McKelvey finally endorses Hurt in 5th district, Ben Pershing , August 5, 2010
A 'cute' controversy in the 1st district, Ben Pershing , July 21, 2010
Boucher enjoys huge cash lead over Griffith, Ben Pershing , July 15, 2010
What can Brown do for Wittman? Raise money., Ben Pershing , July 12, 2010
Fimian advances in GOP candidate program, Ben Pershing , June 30, 2010
GOP poll shows Nye trailing in 2nd district, Ben Pershing , June 22, 2010
Low-turnout expected for two Virginia House races today, Rosalind S. Helderman , June 15, 2010
Still mum on endorsement, McKelvey starts PAC, Ben Pershing , June 10, 2010
Tom Perriello and the politics of principle, Christopher Dean Hopkins , May 6, 2010
Boucher vs. Griffith: The war over money, Anita Kumar , April 9, 2010
Virginia Republicans take aim at Boucher, Amy Gardner , February 24, 2010
Rep. Boucher: I'm running for re-election, Amy Gardner , January 27, 2010
Does Kaine weather Massachusetts loss as DNC chairman?, Rosalind S. Helderman , January 20, 2010
Marsden's win a blow for Herrity, Amy Gardner , January 13, 2010
Herrity confirms race against U.S. Rep. Connolly, Christopher Dean Hopkins , January 13, 2010
Democrats claim Cuccinelli's seat in Virginia Senate, Christopher Dean Hopkins , January 12, 2010
Griffith considers challenging Boucher, Amy Gardner , January 11, 2010
Midterms start to percolate, Amy Gardner , January 8, 2010
Winners & Losers of 2009, Anita Kumar , January 1, 2010
Some Tough Votes for Dems on the Hill, Amy Gardner , December 17, 2009
In the 5th District: "Civil war is upon us", Amy Gardner , December 12, 2009
Last minute Dem to file in 8th district, Rosalind S. Helderman , December 11, 2009
Connolly: Apply extra TARP funds to deficit, Amy Gardner , December 8, 2009
Warner chimes in on health reform, Amy Gardner , December 8, 2009
Jeanine McDonnell Back on the Trail, Amy Gardner , December 4, 2009
Herrity: In or Out in the 11th District?, Amy Gardner , December 2, 2009
Republicans nominate Hunt in 37th senate district, Rosalind S. Helderman , December 1, 2009
Kaine formally calls special elections, Rosalind S. Helderman , November 30, 2009
Candidates mingle at bloggers conference, Anita Kumar , November 21, 2009
Connolly vs. Herrity?, Amy Gardner , November 18, 2009
Nye Targeted From the Left, Amy Gardner , November 12, 2009
Hurt signs up LaCivita, Anita Kumar , November 9, 2009
First Click -- Virginia, Anita Kumar , October 8, 2009
Kaine Says He Was Unaware of Paterson Discussions, Sandhya Somashekhar , September 29, 2009
First Click - Virginia, Sandhya Somashekhar , September 16, 2009
Freshmen Virginia Democrats Safe?, Amy Gardner , September 10, 2009
Sights and Sounds from Buena Vista, Anita Kumar , September 8, 2009
Daily Virginia Roundup, Rosalind S. Helderman , August 5, 2009
Dems: Stim Bill Pulled Economy from Brink, Rosalind S. Helderman , July 30, 2009
Battleground Bristol, Rosalind S. Helderman , July 29, 2009
Goode Out, But Count On Stiff Challenge to Perriello , Rosalind S. Helderman , July 27, 2009
 
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