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.
| December 6, 2010; 9:58 AM ET |
Categories: 2010 Virginia Congressional Races, Ben Pershing, Election 2010, Glenn Nye, Morgan Griffith, Rick Boucher, Tom Perriello
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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.
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...
| November 15, 2010; 3:53 PM ET |
Categories: 2010 Virginia Congressional Races, Anita Kumar, Election 2010, General Assembly 2010, House of Delegates, Robert F. McDonnell, State Senate
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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.
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...
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...