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Virginia Politics Blog Archive: Steve Shannon

Health care judge moderated Va. attorney general debate in 2009

U.S. District Court Judge Henry E. Hudson, who Monday ruled a key provision of the federal health care law is unconstitutional, moderated a debate a year ago between Virginia Attorney Gen. Ken Cuccinelli and Democratic opponent Steve Shannon.

By Rosalind S. Helderman  | December 15, 2010; 3:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  2009 Attorney General's Race, Election 2009, Ken Cuccinelli, Rosalind Helderman, Steve Shannon  
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Senator McEachin for governor in 2013?

State Sen. Don McEachin (D) is considering running for statewide office in 2013. To anyone paying attention to Virginia politics these days, that news may not be exactly surprising. But they may be surprised to hear which of the state's three top jobs McEachin is considering. McEachin is eyeing a run for governor and and we hear he has already spoken to a handful of Democrats about the possibility of running. McEachin has launched a statewide political action committee, a Facebook page and blog . He's also attending Democratic events across the state -- far outside his Richmond- area Senate district. On Saturday, he will attend picnics in Charlottesville and Arlington. McEachin said in an interview that he's focused on helping out in the 2010 elections and preparing for the 2011 legislative session. He said he plans to run for re-election in 2011. "I have no idea right now what...

By Anita Kumar  | August 26, 2010; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Anita Kumar, Brian J. Moran, General Assembly 2010, House of Delegates, State Senate, Steve Shannon, Terry McAuliffe  
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UPDATED: Shannon connects Cuccinelli campaign promise, donation

Former attorney general candidate Steve Shannon is back, leveling a pretty serious charge at the man who defeated him in the November election in a letter to the editor column published in this morning's Virginian-Pilot. Shannon's letter is broadly about ethics in politics and he calls for the creation of an independent watchdog group or special prosecutor in state government to investigate possible cases of ethical lapses by politicians. But he devotes much of his letter to reviewing Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli's interactions with major donor Bobby Thompson, a director of a charity now under investigation in Virginia and elsewhere and suggests that a major Cuccinelli campaign promise might have been motivated by his interactions with Thompson....

By Rosalind S. Helderman  | June 23, 2010; 4:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Ken Cuccinelli, Rosalind Helderman, Steve Shannon  
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Former attorney general candidate Shannon forms new PAC

Former Democratic Delegate Steve Shannon has launced a new political action committee, Virginians for a Better Way, as Shannon puts his toe back into politics. Shannon got walloped by Ken Cuccinelli in the race for attorney general in November. (Cuccinelli is fond of noting that he won the election with more votes than anyone else who has ever run for the office.) Shannon had resigned his Fairfax delegate's seat to run for the office, and he's been largely out of the public eye since. But he's been spotted at various Democratic events, including the party's big Jefferson-Jackson Dinner and at last weekend's state central committee meeting. In an interview, Shannon described the committee, which the Virginia Public Access Project reports was registered Friday, as an attempt to form a counterbalance to the Tea Party, to encourage Democratic politics at the grassroots level. "We're going to focus on areas where the...

By Anita Kumar  | June 19, 2010; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Ken Cuccinelli, Rosalind Helderman, Steve Shannon  
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On eve of health care vote, Virginia Democrats urged to have 'no fear'

A full minute. That's how long Democrats attending their party's annual Jefferson-Jackson Dinner at the Richmond Convention Center on Saturday evening stood cheering and shouting after U.S. Rep. Gerry Connolly (D) made the evening's first reference to Sunday's big vote in Washington on the health care reform package. With no statewide race on the ballot in November and no president or former president on the speaking card, there were fewer attendees at this year's annual dinner than at past events. But because of an unexpected quirk in the schedule, the dinner took place the on the eve of Sunday's final showdown vote in the House of Representatives, and the participants had an air of defiant excitement. Again and again Connolly and fellow Rep. Tom Perriello urged the Democratic activists not to let Republican "tea-partiers" and Fox TV personalities shape the debate on the issue. The Democrats insisted they are not...

By Rosalind S. Helderman  | March 21, 2010; 10:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Brian J. Moran, Creigh Deeds, Gerald E. Connolly, Glenn Nye, James Webb, Jody Wagner, Mark Warner, Rosalind Helderman, Steve Shannon, Terry McAuliffe, Tom Perriello  
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Ten House races top $1 million mark

Despite the recession, this year's election cycle had four of the five most expensive delegate races in Virginia history, including a $1.71 million battle between Del. Dave Albo (R) and challenger Greg Werkheiser in Fairfax that gets the award for most expensive ever. That's according to the Virginia Public Access Project, a nonpartisan tracker of money in politics, which has been doing number crunching on finance reports submitted by campaigns last week. The second most expensive race in state history was the contest between newly elected Del. Chris Stolle and incumbent Democrat Joe Bouchard in Virginia Beach, who jointly spent $1.53 million on the race....

By Rosalind S. Helderman  | December 7, 2009; 11:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  2009 Attorney General's Race, Bill Bolling, Creigh Deeds, Election 2009, General Assembly 2010, House of Delegates, Jody Wagner, Ken Cuccinelli, Leslie L. Byrne, Robert F. McDonnell, Rosalind Helderman, Steve Shannon  
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Older Entries in This Category »

Democrats speak of a broken "streak" in Virginia, Anne Bartlett , November 3, 2009
First Click -- Virginia, Anita Kumar , November 3, 2009
First Click -- Virginia, Anita Kumar , November 2, 2009
McDonnell's money lead grows and grows, Rosalind S. Helderman , November 1, 2009
Q & A with statewide candidates, Anita Kumar , November 1, 2009
One more poll puts McDonnell way up, Rosalind S. Helderman , November 1, 2009
Get a mop? Va. GOP says get a broom, Rosalind S. Helderman , October 31, 2009
Shannon highlights endorsements in new ad, Sandhya Somashekhar , October 29, 2009
First Click -- Virginia, Rosalind S. Helderman , October 29, 2009
First Click -- Virginia, Rosalind S. Helderman , October 28, 2009
First Click -- Virginia, Amy Gardner , October 23, 2009
Cuccinelli: Shannon doesn't know the job, Anita Kumar , October 21, 2009
First Click -- Virginia, Amy Gardner , October 20, 2009
Shannon links Cuccinelli to Hamilton in new ad, Sandhya Somashekhar , October 19, 2009
First Click -- Virginia, Amy Gardner , October 19, 2009
First Click - Virginia, Sandhya Somashekhar , October 16, 2009
Shannon Blasts Cuccinelli in New Ad, Anita Kumar , October 14, 2009
Cuccinelli Airs New Ad; Shannon, Kaine Protest, Amy Gardner , October 12, 2009
Cuccinelli Calls Obama's Nobel "A Joke", Rosalind S. Helderman , October 11, 2009
First Click -- Virginia, Anita Kumar , October 9, 2009
First Click -- Virginia, Anita Kumar , October 8, 2009
Cuccinelli and Shannon Go At It -- Again, Amy Gardner , October 7, 2009
Deeds Country Comes to Richmond, Anita Kumar , October 3, 2009
NVTC Endorses Shannon, NRA Back Cuccinelli, Anita Kumar , October 1, 2009
Shannon Receives $225K Boost, Anita Kumar , October 1, 2009
Shannon, Cuccinelli: Dueling Ads, Endorsements, Anita Kumar , September 28, 2009
Shannon On the Air, Amy Gardner , September 23, 2009
GOP Candidates Press Dems on Taxes, Anita Kumar , September 22, 2009
 
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