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 has released a statement conceding defeat in the 11th Congressional District race against Rep. Gerald Connolly (D).
| November 9, 2010; 11:57 AM ET |
Categories: 2010 Virginia Congressional Races, Ben Pershing, Gerald E. Connolly, Keith Fimian, Winners and Losers
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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.
With the race between Rep. Gerald Connolly (D) and Oakton businessman Keith Fimian (R) in Virginia's 11th district still unresolved, the head of the Fairfax County GOP is suggesting that "there are several developments in the ... race that may call into question the accuracy of the current vote totals."