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Virginia Politics Blog Archive: Robert C. "Bobby" Scott

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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Nye, Perriello to reappear at Democrats' Jefferson-Jackson dinner

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.

By Anita Kumar  | February 7, 2011; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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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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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