The Commonwealth of Virginia would begin minting its own gold and silver coins as an alternative currency to the U.S. dollar under a bill that Virginia Del. Bob Marshall (R-Prince William) says he will file in coming days. Marshall will ask the General Assembly to consider the idea when it convenes for its annual legislative session Jan. 12. It is a companion bill to a proposal he has already filed to establish a study committee to examine alternative currencies to that distributed by the Federal Reserve System "in the event of a major breakdown of the Federal Reserve System." Marshall said his intention is to inject competition into the national economy and force the federal government to change monetary policy he believes is leading to hyperinflation. According to his bill, "many widely recognized experts predict the inevitable destruction of the Federal Reserve System's currency through hyperinflation in the foreseeable future."...
A Richmond-area delegate is proposing a bill that would codify in state law that the Virginia National Guard is subject to the same eligibility requirements as the U.S. military, a proposal designed to ensure that gays and lesbians can serve openly in the guard once the Defense Department completes the process of repealing the federal Don't Ask Don't Tell policy.
Jamie Radtke, chairwoman of the Virginia Tea Party Patriots Federation and lead organizer of Virginia's first tea party convention, said in an interview she is considering running for U.S. Senate as a Republican in 2012. Radtke said she had considered running for state senate in 2011 but after the successful tea party convention ,which drew an estimated 2,800 people to Richmond and brought her considerable attention this fall, she began thinking about the U.S. Senate instead. Radtke said she has been speaking to business leaders, tea party activists and social conservatives to seek advice. "I've been very encouraged by the response and look to make a decision pretty quickly,'' she said. At least four other Republicans are interested in running against Democrat Sen. Jim Webb -- if he seeks reelection: former senator and governor George Allen; Corey Stewart, chairman of the Prince William County Board of County Supervisors; Del. Bob...
Virginia's Republican Party decided Saturday to hold a primary to nominate its candidate for the U.S. Senate in 2012, not a convention.
Rosalind S. Helderman
| November 20, 2010; 8:05 PM ET |
Categories: Bill Bolling, Bob Marshall, Corey Stewart, Election 2012, George F. Allen, James Gilmore III, James Webb, Ken Cuccinelli, Robert F. McDonnell, Rosalind Helderman, U.S. Senate
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Possible Republican candidates for U.S. Senate will be duking it out next week in that traditional way for Virginia politicians two long years before an election arrives...through competing hospitality suites at the annual Republican Advance. Former Governor and Senator George Allen, who is weighing a run for the job in 2012, will be hosting a suite during the annual gathering of Republican politicians and activists. So too will Prince William Board of County Supervisors Chairman Corey Stewart, who is also considering a run. And Del. Bob Marshall, who's also acknowledged he's thinking about the seat, will be sharing a suite with former Loudoun Del. Dick Black. Black has said he's running for the state Senate next year. Hosting a suite at the Advance has long been a way for Republicans to signal their intention to run for big offices, not to mention hob-nob with their fellow party members....
Rosalind S. Helderman
| November 10, 2010; 4:16 PM ET |
Categories: Bob Marshall, Corey Stewart, Eric Cantor, George F. Allen, Rosalind Helderman, William Howell
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