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Virginia Politics Blog Archive: John McCain

Ohio grand jury indicts U.S. Navy Veterans Association director

Have you seen this man? No, the one on the left. (Photos courtesy of Ohio Attorney General's Office) An Ohio grand jury has indicted a man who donated to Virginia political campaigns last year under the name "Bobby Thompson" on felony charges of money laundering, theft and engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity. The grand jury also indicted Blanca Contreras, who helped the man run the allegedly fraudulent charity the U.S. Navy Veterans Association. Airport police Friday arrested Contreras at the Charlotte/Douglas International Airport in North Carolina, authorities reported. The indictments allege the Thompson stole more than $1 million from Ohio residents who intended their donations to help veterans. Virginia is one of nine states that have opened investigations into the charity on suspicions that it filed false documentation with state officials and may have stolen charitable contributions. Ohio Attorney Gen. Richard Cordray has alleged that the charity's...

By Rosalind Helderman  | October 15, 2010; 4:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  John McCain, Ken Cuccinelli, Robert F. McDonnell, Rosalind Helderman  
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National Democrats not giving up on Reps. Perriello, Nye, Kratovil

National Democrats are still pouring money into the reelection bids of freshman Reps. Frank Kratovil (Md.), Tom Perriello (Va.) and Glenn Nye (Va.), even as the party has largely given up on several other candidates facing similarly tough races across the country.

By Ben Pershing  | October 14, 2010; 10:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Ben Pershing, Election 2010, Glenn Nye, John McCain, Polls, Robert Hurt, Scott Rigell, Tom Perriello  
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Ross Perot to attend war memorial center opening in Richmond

Former presidential candidate Ross Perot will attend Friday night's grand opening of the education center at the Virginia War Memorial, which will be named after his longtime friends, Paul and Phyllis Galanti. Galanti was a Navy prisoner of war during the Vietnam War with Sen. John McCain (R) and now serves as Gov. Bob McDonnell's commissioner for veteran affairs. Perot and the Galantis became close after he tried to get the POWs better treatment and released during the Vietnam War. About 560 people are attending the event, including McDonnell, former Secretary of State Lawrence Eagleburger, who lives in Charlottesville, and a host of other local and state officials. The memorial, built in 1955, was designed to honor Virginians who died in World War II and the Korean War. The shrine was later enlarged to honor those killed in Vietnam and Desert Storm. It now has names engraved on its glass...

By Anita Kumar  | September 17, 2010; 3:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Anita Kumar, John McCain, Robert F. McDonnell  
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McCain to raise cash for Moran challenger

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) will pay a political visit to Alexandria next week, joining an all-star team of GOP lobbyists to raise money for 8th district congressional candidate Patrick Murray.

By Ben Pershing  | September 17, 2010; 12:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  2010 Virginia Congressional Races, Ben Pershing, Election 2010, James P. Moran Jr., John McCain  
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McDonnell hosts fundraiser for McCain's Senate bid

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell will host his first fundraiser for Arizona Sen. John McCain, facing a tough primary battle against former congressman J.D. Hayworth, at a McLean home later this month, advisers to the governor say.

By Anita Kumar  | June 1, 2010; 5:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Anita Kumar, John McCain, Robert F. McDonnell  | Tags:  Ted Georgelas, Todd Stottlemyer, bob mcdonnell, bobbie kilberg, fred malek, fundraiser, john mccain  
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McDonnell announces new ABC commissioners, other appointments

Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell has appointed Neal Insley and Wayne Ozmore to the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission. Insley, who will serve as chairman, previously served as special counsel at LeClair Ryan, where he was in charge of their hospitality law industry team. Ozmore served as senior criminal investigator in the attorney general's office. The three ABC commission jobs are widely considered some of the most plum posts in all of state government. ABC commissioners make roughly $120,000 a year. The jobs are purely political appointments -- meaning they are often rewards for a long service to a party or governor. We previously told you that Sandy Canada was appointed to the board. She served as a fundraiser for McDonnell and other Republicans and was an ABC commissioner for former Governor Jim Gilmore from 1998-2002. That means all three commissioners appointed by former Democratic Gov. Tim Kaine are gone --...

By Anita Kumar  | March 25, 2010; 3:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Anita Kumar, John McCain, Robert F. McDonnell, Timothy M. Kaine  
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Older Entries in This Category »

McDonnell will endorse McCain for re-election, Anita Kumar , February 23, 2010
First Click -- Virginia, Amy Gardner , October 19, 2009
The Goracle Lands in Virginia, Anita Kumar , October 16, 2009
First Click - Virginia, Sandhya Somashekhar , October 16, 2009
McCain Raises $250,000 for McDonnell, Anita Kumar , March 25, 2009
The Final Push (Updated), Anita Kumar , November 2, 2008
NRA Runs Anti-Obama Ads in Va , Anita Kumar , November 2, 2008
Radio Ad in NoVa Blasts Obama, Anita Kumar , October 29, 2008
Drill, Baby, Drill, Anita Kumar , October 29, 2008
McCain, Palin Return to Va , Anita Kumar , October 29, 2008
Giuliani, Forbes Campaign for McCain in Va, Anita Kumar , October 23, 2008
Surrogates Flock to Virginia (Updated), Anita Kumar , October 20, 2008
Real Virginia?, Anita Kumar , October 18, 2008
Kaine, Allen Square Off in Debate, Anita Kumar , October 14, 2008
"Mine, Baby, Mine", Anita Kumar , October 13, 2008
Huge Crowds Expected for McCain, Palin on Monday, Anita Kumar , October 10, 2008
McCain, Palin Head to Virginia, Anita Kumar , October 6, 2008
McCain's Campaign Holds Events in Va Today, Anita Kumar , October 4, 2008
Bluegrass Legend Releases Ad for Obama, Anita Kumar , October 2, 2008
Obama Will Campaign in Newport News , Anita Kumar , October 1, 2008
McCain Adds A Dozen New Offices in Va., Tim Craig , October 1, 2008
Obama Releases New Ad in Virginia, Anita Kumar , September 30, 2008
McCain Airs New Ad in Virginia, Anita Kumar , September 30, 2008
McCain Releases New Radio Ad in Virginia, Anita Kumar , September 29, 2008
Virginia GOP Begins Robo Calls, Tim Craig , September 23, 2008
McCain Opens More Offices in Virginia, Anita Kumar , September 22, 2008
McCain Looks for Support Among Va Women, Anita Kumar , September 17, 2008
GOP Talks to Voters While Wilder Talks to God, Tim Craig , September 15, 2008
Poll Holds Good News for Obama, McCain in Va., Tim Craig , September 12, 2008
McCain Gets Into Organizing Game, Tim Craig , September 11, 2008
New Poll Shows McCain Leads Obama in Va, Anita Kumar , September 10, 2008
Palin Trip to Va Beach Will Be Rescheduled, Anita Kumar , September 10, 2008
Obama Will Be in Norfolk Tomorrow, Tim Craig , September 9, 2008
Palin to Campaign in Virginia, Anita Kumar , September 6, 2008
VA Business Owner Speaks at Convention, Anita Kumar , September 4, 2008
Virginians Sip Cocktails, Honor Pat Boone, Anita Kumar , September 3, 2008
Surrogates Talk Up McCain-Palin Ticket, Anita Kumar , September 1, 2008
Va. Delegates Party on Eve of Convention , Anita Kumar , September 1, 2008
Va. Delegates Take Schedule Changes in Stride, Anita Kumar , August 31, 2008
Virginia Delegates Get Ready for Convention, Anita Kumar , August 31, 2008
Virginia Republicans Praise Palin, Anita Kumar , August 29, 2008
McCain Gets Support from Va Democrats, Anita Kumar , August 27, 2008
Va Republicans Blast Biden, Anita Kumar , August 23, 2008
Virginia Democrats Target McCain's Wealth, Tim Craig , August 22, 2008
McDonnell Criticizes Obama , Anita Kumar , August 21, 2008
McCain's Bus Travels to Virginia , Anita Kumar , August 21, 2008
Obama Airs New Ad in Virginia, Anita Kumar , August 20, 2008
Straight Talk Express Stops in Va. Tomorrow, Tim Craig , August 13, 2008
Virginians Can Ask Questions in Denver, Anita Kumar , August 13, 2008
Bob Barr Campaigns for President in Va, Anita Kumar , August 12, 2008
Kaine Talks about Obama on "Face the Nation", Anita Kumar , August 11, 2008
McCain Airs New Ad in Virginia, Anita Kumar , August 10, 2008
DNC Targets Cantor and Other Possible VPs, Anita Kumar , August 7, 2008
MCain Airs New TV Ad in Virginia, Anita Kumar , August 6, 2008
Cantor Won't Talk About the VP Slot, Anita Kumar , August 4, 2008
McCain Airs New Ad In Virginia, Anita Kumar , July 30, 2008
Democrats Plot Aggressive Press Strategy, Anita Kumar , July 22, 2008
Obama Will Open 20 Offices in Virginia, Tim Craig , July 16, 2008
Nader Vows to Get on Virginia Ballot, Tim Craig , July 10, 2008
 
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