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Virginia Politics Blog Archive: 2010 Virginia Congressional Races

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 concedes defeat to Connolly

Republican Keith Fimian has released a statement conceding defeat in the 11th Congressional District race against Rep. Gerald Connolly (D).

By Ben Pershing  | November 9, 2010; 11:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (28)
Categories:  2010 Virginia Congressional Races, Ben Pershing, Gerald E. Connolly, Keith Fimian, Winners and Losers  
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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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Fairfax GOP head questions vote totals in Connolly-Fimian race

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."

By Ben Pershing  | November 5, 2010; 11:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  2010 Virginia Congressional Races, Ben Pershing, Election 2010, Gerald E. Connolly, Keith Fimian  
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Older Entries in This Category »

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
Viennans unimpressed with congressional options, Caitlin Gibson , November 2, 2010
Welcome to Election Day, Virginia, Christopher Dean Hopkins , November 2, 2010
At Connolly HQ, Jill Biden fires up volunteers, Ben Pershing , November 1, 2010
D.C. Democrats reach across Potomac to help Connolly, Washington Post Editors , 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
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
Still mum on endorsement, McKelvey starts PAC, Ben Pershing , June 10, 2010
New Fimian ad hits Herrity on taxes, Ben Pershing , May 27, 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
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
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
A holiday note for our Virginia readers, Rosalind S. Helderman , December 24, 2009
Some Tough Votes for Dems on the Hill, Amy Gardner , December 17, 2009
Herrity still undecided on Congressional bid, Derek Kravitz , December 16, 2009
In the 5th District: "Civil war is upon us", Amy Gardner , December 12, 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
 
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