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Virginia Politics Blog Archive: Joe Biden

Jill Biden headlines get-out-the-vote effort for Connolly

Vice President Joe Biden's wife, Jill, will launch a get-out-the-vote campaign for Rep. Gerry Connolly (D) Monday morning at the congressman's headquarters. Biden, a professor of English at Northern Virginia Community College, will kick things off at 11:30 a.m. in Fairfax County. Over the weekend, more than 1,000 volunteers canvassed and phone banked for Connolly, who faces Republican Keith Fimian in the 11th District race, according to Connolly's campaign. U.S. Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.) and other state and local officials from Fairfax and Prince William counties appeared at the events. Former governor Tim Kaine, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, was expected to spend today and Sunday in Virginia helping Connolly and Rep. Glenn Nye, who is being challenged by Republican Scott Rigell in a tight race in the 2nd District. But folks at the DNC tells us Kaine was diverted to Cleveland to appear with President Obama and addressed...

By Anita Kumar  | November 1, 2010; 9:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments
Categories:  2010 Virginia Congressional Races, Anita Kumar, Election 2010, Gerald E. Connolly, Joe Biden, Keith Fimian, Timothy M. Kaine  
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McDonnell doesn't get invitation to Obama energy meeting with governors

President Obama hosted a handful of governors at the White House today to talk about one of our new governor's favorite topics -- energy. But Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell did not score an invite. To be fair, the invite list was heavy on Democratic governors -- West Virginia, Kentucky, Wyoming, Montana, Maine, Washington, Ohio -- though there were three Republicans from Vermont, Alabama and South Dakota. Obama and Vice President Joe Biden talked about possible clean energy sources, including coal, sun, wind and offshore drilling. "I want to be clear that my administration is following a non-ideological approach to this issue,'' Obama told the governors. "We believe in a strategy of more production, more efficiency, and more incentives for clean energy. We're willing to make some tough decisions on issues like offshore drilling, so long as we protect coastlines and communities." McDonnell has been a strong supporter of drilling for...

By Anita Kumar  | February 3, 2010; 5:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments
Categories:  Anita Kumar, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Robert F. McDonnell  
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First Click -- Virginia

Friday, Oct. 9, 2009 Good morning and happy Friday everyone. Here's what's happening in politics around the state today. Big news. The Washington Post released a new poll showing that Republican Bob McDonnell has widened his lead over Democrat Creigh Deeds. The entire GOP ticket is up by a hefty nine points. The poll shows a lack of enthusiasm among many voters who elected President Obama last year and raises questions for the Democrats as they head into the 2010 mid-term elections. Democrats continue to wonder what Deeds's message will be and what the White House's role will be in the remaining weeks of the campaign. Deeds will be a guest on Mark Plotkin's radio show on WTOP at 10 a.m. Listen here. Tonight, he'll join fans at the Riverbend High football game in Fredericksburg. McDonnell will attend the Patrick County Rally with former U.S. Rep. Virgil Goode in Stuart...

By Anita Kumar  | October 9, 2009; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments
Categories:  2009 Attorney General's Race, 2009 Governor's Race, 2009 Lieutenant Governor's Race, Anita Kumar, Barack Obama, Bill Bolling, Campaign Ads, Creigh Deeds, Election 2009, First Click, Jody Wagner, Joe Biden, Ken Cuccinelli, Polls, Robert F. McDonnell, Steve Shannon, Timothy M. Kaine  
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Biden: Virginia Governor's Race "Winnable" for Deeds

Vice President Joe Biden appeared at a fundraiser for R. Creigh Deeds today and simply gushed about the Democratic gubernatorial nominee, whose possibly strained relationship with the White House has been the talk of Virginia politicos of late. He said Deeds could yet win his race against Robert F. McDonnell (R) despite the gloomy poll numbers. "I hope to God you understand this race is winnable," Biden said toward the end of his remarks. "I was told another good friend of mine running for governor in another state, they declared him dead two weeks ago. He is now ahead. We are going to win that race." He was referring to New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine (D), who is in a tight race with Republican Chris Christie. Speaking to a group of about 70 Deeds contributors at the elegant, riverside home of a Fairfax County backer, Biden -- who met Deeds...

By Sandhya Somashekhar  | October 8, 2009; 4:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments
Categories:  2009 Governor's Race, Election 2009, Joe Biden, Sandhya Somashekhar  
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First Click -- Virginia

Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009 Good morning everyone. Here's what's happening in politics around the state today. Vice President Joe Biden returns to Virginia for a second time to help Democrat Creigh Deeds raise some cash at a mid-day event in Alexandria. It's a busy fundraising day for Deeds. Tonight, he appears with Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley at the Potomac home of lobbyist Barbara Goldberg Goldman. Republican Bob McDonnell will discuss plans to aid senior citizens at the Herndon Senior Center. Yes, McDonnell is still rolling out policy proposals less than four weeks before the big day. Questions continue to arise about Deeds's negative message and whether he can make his case to voters in the last month of the race -- with or without help from President Obama. The Wall Street Journal weighs into the Virginia governor's race for the second day in a row. This time, the paper reports...

By Anita Kumar  | October 8, 2009; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments
Categories:  2009 Attorney General's Race, 2009 Governor's Race, 2009 Lieutenant Governor's Race, Anita Kumar, Bill Bolling, Campaign Ads, Creigh Deeds, Election 2009, Election 2010, First Click, Jody Wagner, Joe Biden, Ken Cuccinelli, Robert F. McDonnell, Steve Shannon, Timothy M. Kaine  
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Biden to Headline Deeds Fundraiser

Details are starting to emerge about Vice President Joe Biden's work for Creigh Deeds on Oct. 8. Biden will be headlining a Deeds fundraiser at a private home in Alexandria that morning. According to an invitation for the event, tickets for a special host reception go for $2,400 a person, and general reception tickets will cost $1,000 a head. The event will be held at the home of Shaista and Rafat Mahmood. Rafat Mahmood's an investor who originally supported Brian Moran for the Democratic nomination. Biden previously hosted a Deeds fundraiser at a Richmond home....

By Rosalind Helderman  | October 1, 2009; 2:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments
Categories:  2009 Governor's Race, Creigh Deeds, Election 2009, Joe Biden, Rosalind Helderman  
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Older Entries in This Category »

Biden To Appear With Deeds, Anita Kumar , July 10, 2009
Biden Makes One Last Stop in Va, Anita Kumar , November 3, 2008
Palin, Biden Return to Virginia (Updated), Anita Kumar , October 22, 2008
McCain's Campaign Holds Events in Va Today, Anita Kumar , October 4, 2008
Biden Returns to Virginia Sunday, Anita Kumar , October 2, 2008
Obama, Biden Will Campaign in Va , Anita Kumar , September 24, 2008
 
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