Two of Virginia's new members of Congress have snagged seats on key committees for the 112th Congress.
Three weeks after his loss to auto dealer Scott Rigell (R), Rep. Glenn Nye (D-Va.) says he's already mulling whether to mount a bid to reclaim the seat in 2012.
Rep.-elect Scott Rigell (R-Va.) has acknowledged that he plans to close an auto dealership he owns in Chesapeake, two weeks after he beat Rep. Glenn Nye (D) with a campaign message focused on his success at running a business and creating jobs.
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.
| November 4, 2010; 12:21 PM ET |
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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State House Majority Leader Morgan Griffith said late Tuesday that he was glad to put the "fight back in the Fightin' Ninth" by defeating 28-year incumbent Rick Boucher (D) in southwest Virginia. "Washington has a lot of problems, and I now feel the burden to correct some of those,'' he said. "Make it clear -- cap and trade is not going to pass. I will fight to rein in the EPA, and look at all regulations that have negatively affected the businesses in southwest Virginia." At his victory speech at the Bristol Holiday Inn, Griffith recognized Bill Wampler Sr., the last Republican to hold the seat in the 9th district. Boucher defeated Wampler in 1982 and has held the seat ever since. Republican Scott Rigell, who defeated freshmen Democrat Rep. Glenn Nye in the 2nd district in Hampton Roads, said he was "deeply humbled and grateful" for the support. "There...
| November 2, 2010; 10:50 PM ET |
Categories: 2010 Virginia Congressional Races, Anita Kumar, Election 2010, Glenn Nye, Morgan Griffith, Rick Boucher, Scott Rigell
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Gov. Bob McDonnell, Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling and Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli will fly around the state Sunday and Monday as part of a last-minute push to get out the vote Tuesday for Republicans in tight races. On Sunday, the three will rally with Keith Fimian, challenging Rep. Gerry Connolly (D) in the 11th District; state Sen. Robert Hurt, running against U.S. Rep. Tom Perriello (D) in the 5th District and House of Delegates Majority Leader Morgan Griffith, who is challenging Rep. Rick Boucher (D) in the 9th District. Monday, they will appear with Scott Rigell, who is running against Rep. Glenn Nye in the 2nd District. McDonnell, Bolling and Cuccinelli will be joined by Pat Mullins, chairman of the Republican Party of Virginia, and on two stops by Rep. Bob Goodlatte, who faces no serious opposition. This week, McDonnell, Bolling and Cuccinelli also have been holding a series of...
| October 28, 2010; 9:15 AM ET |
Categories: 2010 Virginia Congressional Races, Anita Kumar, Bill Bolling, Election 2010, Keith Fimian, Ken Cuccinelli, Morgan Griffith, Robert F. McDonnell, Robert Hurt, Scott Rigell
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