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Virginia Politics Blog Archive: Rick Boucher

No decision from Kaine this week on Senate race

Virginians eager to hear whether Timothy M. Kaine will jump into next year's Senate race will have to wait a while longer: No decision is coming until at least next week.

By Ben Pershing  | March 10, 2011; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Ben Pershing, Election 2012, Rick Boucher, Timothy M. Kaine, U.S. Senate  
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List of possible Democratic contenders for Webb's Senate seat lengthens

With no obvious successor for Sen. Jim Webb (D), who announced his retirement Wednesday, the list of possible Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate next year is growing -- and growing. Tim Kaine, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, quickly became the first choice for many Democrats, but the former Virginia governor previously said he was not interested in running. Former Virginia Gov. L. Douglas Wilder (D) said that may change if President Obama asks him to run. "The President needs to have Virginia in his camp next year,'' Wilder said. "Who is that person that can galvanize and bring support from the base? As Governor Kaine said before, you can't turn the President down." Other potential candidates include two Democrats who lost their congressional seats in 2010 -- Reps. Rick Boucher and Tom Perriello. Mame Reiley, a longtime Democratic consultant and Democratic National Committee member who worked for former governors...

By Anita Kumar  | February 10, 2011; 12:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Anita Kumar, Barack Obama, Election 2012, Gerald E. Connolly, Glenn Nye, James Webb, Rick Boucher, Robert C. "Bobby" Scott, Terry McAuliffe, Timothy M. Kaine, Tom Perriello, U.S. Senate  
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New Reps. Griffith, Hurt snag key panel slots

Two of Virginia's new members of Congress have snagged seats on key committees for the 112th Congress.

By Ben Pershing  | December 10, 2010; 1:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Ben Pershing, Glenn Nye, Morgan Griffith, Rick Boucher, Robert Hurt, Scott Rigell, Tom Perriello  
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Defeated Boucher had $700K left in the bank

Rick Boucher, who lost to state House Majority Leader Morgan Griffith (R), 51 percent to 46 percent, on Nov. 2, had a significant amount of money left in the bank at the time of his defeat. As of Nov. 22, Boucher had $699,000 left in the bank, a remarkably large amount for a candidate who had been locked in a tough race.

By Ben Pershing  | December 6, 2010; 9:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  2010 Virginia Congressional Races, Ben Pershing, Election 2010, Glenn Nye, Morgan Griffith, Rick Boucher, Tom Perriello  
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Va. Democrats split on tax vote

Rep. Gerald Connolly (Va.) voted with the vast majority of his fellow Democrats Thursday to approve a bill that would extend middle-class tax cuts, hours after the Northern Virginia lawmaker opposed his party on a procedural vote.

By Ben Pershing  | December 2, 2010; 4:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Ben Pershing, Gerald E. Connolly, Glenn Nye, James P. Moran Jr., Rick Boucher, Robert C. "Bobby" Scott, Tom Perriello  
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Five questions from Virginia's 2010 election results

It's all (almost) over but the shouting in Virginia, which played host to four competitive congressional contests this cycle and a few more that were worth watching. Now that we've had all of 36 hours to digest the numbers, here are five interesting questions that emerged from the results.

By Ben Pershing  | November 4, 2010; 12:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  2010 Virginia Congressional Races, Ben Pershing, Election 2010, Gerald E. Connolly, Glenn Nye, James P. Moran Jr., Keith Fimian, Morgan Griffith, Pat Herrity, Rick Boucher, Rob Wittman, Robert Hurt, Scott Rigell, Tom Perriello  
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Older Entries in This Category »

Griffith's new ad: 'Obama loves Boucher', Ben Pershing , September 21, 2010
Boucher maintains double-digit lead in new poll, Ben Pershing , September 3, 2010
Cuccinelli town halls criticized as campaign stumping, Rosalind S. Helderman , August 31, 2010
Griffith to get fundraising boost from McDonnell, Ben Pershing , August 27, 2010
Boucher enjoys huge cash lead over Griffith, Ben Pershing , July 15, 2010
Cuccinelli endorses GOP's Griffith, Wittman for Congress, Rosalind S. Helderman , May 20, 2010
Boucher vs. Griffith: The war over money, Anita Kumar , April 9, 2010
Virginia Republicans take aim at Boucher, Amy Gardner , February 24, 2010
Griffith considers challenging Boucher, Amy Gardner , January 11, 2010
 
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