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Virginia Politics Blog Archive: First Click

First Click -- Virginia

Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009 Good morning everyone. Here's what's happening in politics around the state today. This is it! Election Day has finally arrived. Check back frequently for all of our election coverage throughout the day and night. In the meantime, here's some morning reading to start your day: Republican Bob McDonnell will vote outside Richmond this morning, before greeting voters at his childhood precinct in Fairfax County and at a Virginia Beach precint he represented in the House of Delegates. Democrat Creigh Deeds will vote in Bath County this morning before greeting voters in Charlottesville, which he represents in the state Senate. Both men will spend election night in the capital city. McDonnell will be at the Marriott downtown with Bill Bolling and Ken Cuccinelli, candidates for lieutenant governor and attorney general. Deeds will be at the Westin Hotel in Richmond's West End with Gov. Tim Kaine and Jody...

By Anita Kumar  |  November 3, 2009; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  2009 Attorney General's Race , 2009 Governor's Race , 2009 Lieutenant Governor's Race , Anita Kumar , Bill Bolling , Creigh Deeds , Election 2009 , First Click , Jody Wagner , Ken Cuccinelli , Robert F. McDonnell , Sarah Palin , Steve Shannon , Timothy M. Kaine  
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First Click -- Virginia

Monday, Nov. 2, 2009 Good morning everyone. Here's what's happening in politics around the state today. The polls open in less than 24 hours! In what has to be one of the last polls before Election Day, Republican Bob McDonnell leads Democrat Creigh Deeds, 53 to 41, in a Mason Dixon poll released this weekend. In the same poll, Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling is up 13 percentage point over Jody Wagner and Republican Ken Cuccinelli is up 14 percentage points over Steve Shannon in the race for attorney general. Whoever wins the governor's mansion Tuesday will face continuing budget shortfalls and will have to figure out how to pay for ambitious campaign promises. Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has recorded a phone message encouraging Virginians to get out and vote on Tuesday, while Gov. Tim Kaine makes calls for Shannon. The last newspaper endorsements came out Sunday, and now it's...

By Anita Kumar  |  November 2, 2009; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  2009 Attorney General's Race , 2009 Governor's Race , 2009 Lieutenant Governor's Race , Anita Kumar , Bill Bolling , Creigh Deeds , Election 2009 , First Click , James Webb , Jody Wagner , Ken Cuccinelli , Robert F. McDonnell , Steve Shannon , Timothy M. Kaine  
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First Click -- Virginia

Friday, Oct. 30, 2009 Good morning Virginia! Here's what's happening in politics across the Commonwealth today. With just four days until Tuesday's election, we are now at the stage where there is nothing new for the candidates to say. Just many more people for them to say it to, and quickly. Each have launched their final sweeps through the state, as Republican Bob McDonnell and Democrat Creigh Deeds start multi-day, many stop stumps. McDonnell's five-day, 25-stop "New Jobs, More Opportunities: It Starts Now!" tour began yesterday, with stops in Glen Allen, Danville, Martinsville and Rocky Mount. Deeds was in Richmond and Roanoke. Both candidates finished their days Thursday greeting spectators tailgating at the Virginia Tech-UNC football game. The fans surely were eager to discuss issues of importance to the Commonwealth. Or, perhaps they were drunk and excited for the opportunity to hand their cellphones to a candidate, after shouting to...

By Rosalind Helderman  |  October 30, 2009; 7:11 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  2009 Attorney General's Race , 2009 Governor's Race , 2009 Lieutenant Governor's Race , Barack Obama , Bill Bolling , Creigh Deeds , Election 2009 , First Click , James Webb , Jody Wagner , Ken Cuccinelli , Mark Warner , Robert F. McDonnell , Terry McAuliffe , Timothy M. Kaine  
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First Click -- Virginia

Thursday, Oct. 29, 2009 Good morning Virginia! Here's what's happening in politics across the Commonwealth today. Five days until the election, and the candidates continue their mad dash last campaign sweeps around the state. A day after President Obama came to town for Democrat Creigh Deeds, Republican Bob McDonnell gets help from some of his party's biggest stars. Likely 2012 presidential candidate Mitt Romney traveled with McDonnell Wednesday. Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani campaigned on McDonnell's behalf in Fredericksburg and Fairfax, telling crowds that he hopes McDonnell sparks a national Republican resurgence akin to the one that began in 1993 with his own election as mayor and George Allen's election as Virginia governor. McDonnell today visits Glen Allen, Danville, Martinsville, Rocky Mount and then concludes the day tailgating at the Virginia Tech football game in Blacksburg. Deeds yesterday was in Charlottesville, Reston and Sterling and today has several events...

By Rosalind Helderman  |  October 29, 2009; 7:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  2009 Attorney General's Race , 2009 Governor's Race , Barack Obama , Creigh Deeds , Election 2009 , First Click , Ken Cuccinelli , Robert F. McDonnell , Steve Shannon  
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First Click -- Virginia

Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009 Good Morning Virginia! Here's what's happening in politics across the Commonwealth today. With just a week to go before Election Day, President Barack Obama sweeps into Norfolk for a brief but spirited rally for Democrat Creigh Deeds' bid for governor. A presidential visit--with its Hail-to-the-Chiefiness and its Air Force One photo ops--is all-consuming to the news cycle of a state race, a fact obvious from a quick glance at this morning's Virginia media. Every outlet in the state carried news of the president, his exhortation "I don't believe in can't," and his plea for his supporters to ignore polls and pundits and work to get Deeds elected....

By Rosalind Helderman  |  October 28, 2009; 7:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  2009 Attorney General's Race , 2009 Governor's Race , Barack Obama , Bill Bolling , Creigh Deeds , Election 2009 , First Click , Jody Wagner , Ken Cuccinelli , Robert F. McDonnell , Sarah Palin , Steve Shannon  
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First Click -- Virginia

Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2009 Good morning, Virginia! Here's what's happening in politics across the Commonwealth today. Virginia voters go to the polls one week from today. Which makes news that Republican Bob McDonnell now leads Democrat Creigh Deeds in the race for governor by 11 points in a new Post poll all the more exciting for Republicans and worrying for Democrats. Though Deeds often talks about past races where he overcame a deficit in the polls, the numbers this year have all been moving towards McDonnell in the last few weeks and time is running out. Plus, McDonnell has already been outspending Deeds and he will continue to do so through Nov. 3--as new reports from the Virginia Public Access Project show he raised more than Deeds in the first three weeks of October. The big news today will take place at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, where Deeds rallies...

By Rosalind Helderman  |  October 27, 2009; 7:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  2009 Attorney General's Race , 2009 Governor's Race , 2009 Lieutenant Governor's Race , Barack Obama , Creigh Deeds , Election 2009 , First Click , Robert F. McDonnell  
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Older Entries in This Category »

First Click -- Virginia, Rosalind Helderman , October 26, 2009
First Click -- Virginia, Amy Gardner , October 23, 2009
First Click -- Virginia, Amy Gardner , October 22, 2009
First Click -- Virginia, Amy Gardner , October 21, 2009
First Click -- Virginia, Amy Gardner , October 20, 2009
First Click -- Virginia, Amy Gardner , October 19, 2009
First Click - Virginia, Sandhya Somashekhar , October 16, 2009
First Click - Virginia, Sandhya Somashekhar , October 15, 2009
First Click - Virginia, Sandhya Somashekhar , October 14, 2009
First Click - Virginia, Sandhya Somashekhar , October 13, 2009
First Click - Virginia - UPDATED, Sandhya Somashekhar , October 12, 2009
First Click -- Virginia, Anita Kumar , October 9, 2009
First Click -- Virginia, Anita Kumar , October 8, 2009
First Click -- Virginia, Anita Kumar , October 6, 2009
First Click -- Virginia, Rosalind Helderman , October 5, 2009
First Click -- Virginia, Rosalind Helderman , October 2, 2009
First Click -- Virginia, Rosalind Helderman , October 1, 2009
First Click -- Virginia, Rosalind Helderman , September 30, 2009
First Click -- Virginia, Anita Kumar , September 29, 2009
First Click -- Virginia, Amy Gardner , September 28, 2009
First Click -- Virginia, Amy Gardner , September 25, 2009
First Click -- Virginia, Rosalind Helderman , September 24, 2009
First Click - Virginia, Sandhya Somashekhar , September 18, 2009
First Click -- Virginia, Sandhya Somashekhar , September 17, 2009
First Click - Virginia, Sandhya Somashekhar , September 16, 2009
First Click - Virginia, Sandhya Somashekhar , September 15, 2009
First Click -- Virginia, Sandhya Somashekhar , September 14, 2009
First Click -- Virginia, Anita Kumar , September 11, 2009
First Click -- Virginia, Anita Kumar , September 10, 2009
First Click -- Virginia, Anita Kumar , September 9, 2009
First Click -- Virginia, Anita Kumar , September 8, 2009
First Click -- Virginia, Rosalind Helderman , September 4, 2009
First Click -- Virginia, Rosalind Helderman , September 3, 2009
First Click-Virginia, Rosalind Helderman , August 31, 2009
First Click - Virginia, Amy Gardner , August 28, 2009
First Click - Virginia, Amy Gardner , August 27, 2009
First Click - Virginia, Amy Gardner , August 26, 2009
First Click - Virginia, Amy Gardner , August 25, 2009
First Click - Virginia, Sandhya Somashekhar , August 20, 2009
First Click - Virginia, Sandhya Somashekhar , August 19, 2009
First Click -- Virginia, Anita Kumar , August 14, 2009
First Click -- Virginia, Anita Kumar , August 13, 2009
First Click - Virginia, Anita Kumar , August 10, 2009
First Click - Virginia, Rosalind Helderman , August 7, 2009
Daily Virginia Roundup, Rosalind Helderman , August 5, 2009
Daily Virginia Roundup, Rosalind Helderman , August 4, 2009
Daily Virginia Roundup, Rosalind Helderman , August 3, 2009
 
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