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Virginia Politics Blog Archive: Jim McKelvey

McKelvey finally endorses Hurt in 5th district

Two months after he lost the 5th district GOP primary to state Sen. Robert Hurt, property developer Jim McKelvey has finally decided to endorse Hurt's campaign to unseat Rep. Tom Perriello (D).

By Ben Pershing  |  August 5, 2010; 3:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  2010 Virginia Congressional Races , Ben Pershing , Election 2010 , Jim McKelvey , Robert Hurt , Tom Perriello  
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McKelvey still won't endorse Hurt in 5th district contest

Property developer Jim McKelvey made clear Wednesday that he still has no plans to endorse state Sen. Robert Hurt, eight days after McKelvey finished second to Hurt in the 5th congressional district Republican primary.

By Ben Pershing  |  June 16, 2010; 1:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  2010 Virginia Congressional Races , Ben Pershing , Election 2010 , Jim McKelvey , Robert Hurt , Tom Perriello  
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Still mum on endorsement, McKelvey starts PAC

Jim McKelvey took the next step of his electoral career Thursday, launching a political action committee less than 48 hours after he came in second in the 5th congressional district Republican primary.

By Ben Pershing  |  June 10, 2010; 3:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  2010 Virginia Congressional Races , Ben Pershing , Election 2010 , Jim McKelvey , Robert Hurt  
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Will 5th district Republicans unite behind Robert Hurt?

Updated 4:11 p.m. With the dust still clearing from a bruising primary contest, Republicans in the 5th congressional district have begun the process of uniting to take on freshman Rep. Tom Perriello (D) in the fall. But that task may be complicated by the uncertain plans of two candidates -- one independent and one GOP also-ran. State Sen. Robert Hurt secured the Republican nomination to face Perriello Tuesday, earning 48 percent of the vote against six opponents in the district that stretches from Charlottesville to the North Carolina border. Hurt won despite a fusillade of attacks on his record and ideological bona fides, as several of his challengers ganged up to allege that his 2004 vote for then-Gov. Mark Warner's (D) budget made him unfit for the Republican nod. As in Virginia's 2nd district and some other contests around the country this cycle, conservative activists and "tea party" groups were...

By Ben Pershing  |  June 9, 2010; 1:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  2010 Virginia Congressional Races , Ben Pershing , Election 2010 , Jim McKelvey , Robert Hurt  
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Bill Clinton endorses Republican in 5th district! Or maybe not

If you flipped on the radio in Virginia's 5th congressional district this week, you might have gotten the impression that former President Bill Clinton is wading into the crowded primary there. The Republican primary. Property developer Jim McKelvey, one of several Republicans competing in the June 8th primary for the nomination to face Rep. Tom Perriello (D), went on the air in recent days with a radio ad purporting to feature Clinton endorsing state Sen. Robert Hurt for the GOP nod. "I like him," Clinton says of the Republican frontrunner. "I would vote for that man, Robert Hurt, because he likes taxes like me." Of course, that's not really Clinton in the ad. It's an actor delivering a less-than-stellar impersonation of the 42nd president. (No word on whether it's the same guy who does the impersonator ads for Jerry's Subs & Pizza, but they do sound alike.) McKelvey's aim is...

By Ben Pershing  |  June 4, 2010; 1:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  2010 Virginia Congressional Races , Ben Pershing , Jim McKelvey , Robert Hurt  
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Fundraising reports shed light on GOP primary contests

A new round of fundraising reports shed light Thursday on the state of Virginia's three most competitive Republican congressional primaries, as candidates in the June 8 contests were required to lay out the state of their finances. The pre-primary reports -- covering April 1-May 19 -- filed with the Federal Election Commission showed: • In the 11th district contest in Fairfax and Prince William counties, Oakton businessman Keith Fimian maintained his financial edge over Fairfax County Supervisor Pat Herrity in their battle to take on Rep. Gerald Connolly (D) in November. Herrity outraised Fimian for the seven-week period, taking in a total of $162,000 to Fimian's $107,000. But Fimian had $406,000 left in the bank as of May 19, compared to $96,000 for Herrity. Connolly, who is already the Democratic nominee for reelection, awaits the GOP winner with a whopping $1.1 million war chest....

By Ben Pershing  |  May 28, 2010; 10:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  2010 Virginia Congressional Races , Ben Loyola , Ben Pershing , Gerald E. Connolly , Glenn Nye , Jim McKelvey , Pat Herrity , Robert Hurt , Scott Rigell , Tom Perriello  
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