While Democrats keep waiting to see whether former Gov. Timothy M. Kaine will jump into the race to succeed retiring Sen. James Webb (D-Va.), a new poll shows former Sen. George Allen in a strong position in the Republican primary.
| March 3, 2011; 4:20 PM ET |
Categories: Ben Pershing, Bob Marshall, Corey Stewart, Election 2012, George F. Allen, Timothy M. Kaine, U.S. Senate
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Del. Bob Marshall's proposal for the state to begin minting its own gold and silver coins as an alternative currency to the U.S. dollar didn't quite make it through the legislature this session. But in honor of the Prince William Republican, coins with Marshall's likeness with the words In Bob We Trust and Bob Bucks have been distributed around Capitol Square. They're called "Ginnies." Get it? For Virginia. The coins first debuted at the annual Virginia Capitol Correspondents Association dinner two weeks ago, but have cropping up ever since at the state Capitol and the General Assembly Building. Marshall, one of the most conservative and controversial legislators, downplayed talk that his bill could be construed as well, a bit wacky. He said he wanted to inject competition into the national economy and force the federal government to change monetary policy he believes is leading to hyperinflation. His critique mirrors that...
A House committee voted Tuesday evening to pass by indefinitely a proposal to retain the Don't Ask Don't Tell policy for gay service members in the Virginia National Guard, effectively killing the highly controversial and high-profile proposal.
Rosalind S. Helderman
| February 1, 2011; 6:20 PM ET |
Categories: Bob Marshall, General Assembly 2011, House of Delegates, Ken Cuccinelli, Robert F. McDonnell, Rosalind Helderman
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The Commonwealth of Virginia would begin minting its own gold and silver coins as an alternative currency to the U.S. dollar under a bill that Virginia Del. Bob Marshall (R-Prince William) says he will file in coming days. Marshall will ask the General Assembly to consider the idea when it convenes for its annual legislative session Jan. 12. It is a companion bill to a proposal he has already filed to establish a study committee to examine alternative currencies to that distributed by the Federal Reserve System "in the event of a major breakdown of the Federal Reserve System." Marshall said his intention is to inject competition into the national economy and force the federal government to change monetary policy he believes is leading to hyperinflation. According to his bill, "many widely recognized experts predict the inevitable destruction of the Federal Reserve System's currency through hyperinflation in the foreseeable future."...
A Richmond-area delegate is proposing a bill that would codify in state law that the Virginia National Guard is subject to the same eligibility requirements as the U.S. military, a proposal designed to ensure that gays and lesbians can serve openly in the guard once the Defense Department completes the process of repealing the federal Don't Ask Don't Tell policy.
Jamie Radtke, chairwoman of the Virginia Tea Party Patriots Federation and lead organizer of Virginia's first tea party convention, said in an interview she is considering running for U.S. Senate as a Republican in 2012. Radtke said she had considered running for state senate in 2011 but after the successful tea party convention ,which drew an estimated 2,800 people to Richmond and brought her considerable attention this fall, she began thinking about the U.S. Senate instead. Radtke said she has been speaking to business leaders, tea party activists and social conservatives to seek advice. "I've been very encouraged by the response and look to make a decision pretty quickly,'' she said. At least four other Republicans are interested in running against Democrat Sen. Jim Webb -- if he seeks reelection: former senator and governor George Allen; Corey Stewart, chairman of the Prince William County Board of County Supervisors; Del. Bob...