Hundreds of Democrats from across Virginia descended on the capital city Saturday night to raise money for the state party, catch up with longtime friends and, of course, speculate about who might run for U.S. Senate next year. The state party's biggest fundraiser of the year turned into a guessing game as activists contemplated who among their party might run to replace U.S. Sen. Jim Webb in one of the most-closely watched Senate races of 2012. Timothy M. Kaine, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, former Virginia governor and possible candidate, was greeted by enthusiastic crowds of activists in his hometown by those wanting him to run. Numerous party leaders, including U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner and the state's congressmen, urged him from the stage to jump into the race. But after consulting with President Obama and being encouraged to run by U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, both of...
Anita Kumar and Rosalind S. Helderman
| February 19, 2011; 9:39 PM ET |
Categories: Anita Kumar, Barack Obama, George F. Allen, James P. Moran Jr., James Webb, Mark Warner, Robert F. McDonnell, Rosalind Helderman, Terry McAuliffe, Timothy M. Kaine, Tom Perriello
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The House is expected to vote as early as Friday on a measure that would delay the Environmental Protection Agency's Chesapeake Bay cleanup plan, sparking debate between agricultural and environmental groups and splitting the Virginia congressional delegation in the process.
Defeated congressmen Glenn Nye and Tom Perriello will join their former collegues Reps. Gerry Connolly, Jim Moran and Bobby Scott at the Virginia Democrats' annual black-tie Jefferson-Jackson dinner later this month.
| February 7, 2011; 8:00 AM ET |
Categories: Anita Kumar, Gerald E. Connolly, Glenn Nye, James P. Moran Jr., James Webb, Mark Warner, Robert C. "Bobby" Scott, Terry McAuliffe, Timothy M. Kaine, Tom Perriello
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Retired Army Col. Patrick Murray (R) says he is "leaning toward" challenging Rep. James P. Moran Jr. (D-Va.) next year, setting up a potential repeat of their 2010 contest that Moran won handily.
Rep. James P. Moran Jr. (D-Va.) is once again drawing attention for making controversial comments to the press, after the told the Arab television network Alhurra that the GOP won in November because many Americans don't want a black president.
The bipartisanship bug has infected the Washington-area congressional delegation, as local lawmakers are scrambling to find seatmates from across the aisle for Tuesday night's State of the Union address.
| January 25, 2011; 3:00 PM ET |
Categories: Ben Pershing, Eric Cantor, Frank R. Wolf, Gerald E. Connolly, James P. Moran Jr., James Webb, Mark Warner
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