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Virginia Politics Blog Archive: Kristen Mack

Frederick Calls for Job Security -- His Own

Jeffrey M. Frederick promised to fight for the Virginia Republican party chairmanship. Signs of his public campaign surfaced this afternoon when the party faithful received robo calls urging them to stick with him. The calls, which appear to be sent to people who attended the party convention, say Richmond elitists are behind the effort to oust him. The culprits are pro-tax, anti-gun and pro-choice, according to the recorded message. And it explicitly calls out GOP gubernatorial candidate Robert F. McDonnell, who waded into battle over Frederick's fitness to serve. Earlier this month the state party's governing body asked Del. Frederick (R-Prince William) to resign after a series of missteps, internal squabbles and the party's election losses last year. Frederick faces a vote to remove him at an emergency state central committee meeting next month. Frederick campaigned for the job of chairman last year as a young, energetic leader who blamed...

By Kristen Mack  |  March 12, 2009; 3:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Election 2009 , Kristen Mack , Prince William , Robert F. McDonnell  
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Connolly wins

We're calling the 11th Congressional District, with 75 percent of precincts reporting. As results came in, Connolly maintained his edge, holding onto 52 percent of the vote....

By Kristen Mack  |  November 4, 2008; 10:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Election 2008/Congress , Gerald E. Connolly , Kristen Mack  
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Evenly split in presidential race

9:45 The race remains evenly divided, with 75 percent of precincts reporting. Much of Fairfax and Prince William counties have yet to be counted. The Northern Virginia counties have 26 percent and 32 percent of precincts reporting, respectively. Loudoun County has 65 percent of precincts reporting. Obama is maintaining a lead in each of the vote-rich counties. 9:25 p.m. The difference is marginal now. With 67 percent of precincts reporting, McCain has 49.58 percent to Obama's 49.3. 8:54 p.m. The gap is tighter. With 56 percent of precincts in, McCain has 50 percent of votes to Obama's 48 percent. 8:40 p.m. In the presidential race McCain is holding a steady lead over Obama. With 42 percent of precincts counted, McCain has a 52 percent edge over Obama's 46 percent. That total, however, does not include several vote-rich Northern Virginia cities and counties....

By Kristen Mack  |  November 4, 2008; 9:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Election 2008/President , Kristen Mack  
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Early returns in Congressional races

8:25 In the closely-watched 11th Congressional District, the race is tight. Democrat Gerald E. Connolly (D) had 50 percent to Republican Keith S. Fimian's 47 percent, with 8 percent of precincts reporting. Fimian, a successful business owner, lacks the name-recoginition of Connolly, chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors. But Fimian appears to be holding his own in early returns. Democrats are counting on Connolly's popularity and the changing demographics of Northern Virginia, which has increasingly trended blue, to support a win. 8:15 p.m. In Virginia's 8th District, Democrat James P. Moran had a commanding lead over low-profile newcomer Republican Mark W. Ellmore. With 10 percent of precincts reporting, the nine-term incumbent Moran held a 67 percent advantage over Ellmore's 30 percent. 7: 54 p.m. It's very early, but Republican incumbent Frank R. Wolf appears to have a strong lead over Democrat Judith M. Feder in the 10th Congressional...

By Kristen Mack  |  November 4, 2008; 8:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Election 2008/Congress , Gerald E. Connolly , Kristen Mack  
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Polls have closed

Now we wait for results to come in. But here's one thing we already know: Virginia mattered this year. Sen. Barack Obama's decision to make a play for Virginia's 13 electoral votes meant that Sen. John McCain had to fight for votes in what had once been considered a reliably Republican state. Democratic presidential candidates used to say "why bother?" campaigning in Virginia, Gov. Timothy M. Kaine (D) said at the Obama rally in Manassas last night. Republican presidential nominees said "we don't need to." Well that won't work anymore. This election year we got to relish in our new swing state status. Regardless of the outcome, we'll retain that. Here's what else is at stake in down ballot races: A U.S. Senate race that pit two former governors against each other - Democrat Mark R. Warner and Republican James S. Gilmore III. In Virginia's 11 Congressional races, Democrats hope...

By Kristen Mack  |  November 4, 2008; 7:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Election 2008/President , Kristen Mack  
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Big Va. Crowd Wraps Up Obama Campaign

Barack Obama brought his 21-month campaign to a close tonight before what was called one of the largest gatherings in Prince William County history. Tonight's "Change We Need" rally in Manassas was the Democrat's final campaign appearance before Tuesday's election. Obama ended his general election campaign where it started -- in Virginia. After winning the Democratic nomination in June, Obama held rallies in Bristol and at Nissan Pavilion in Bristow in Prince William County. "Despite what our opponents may say, there are no real or fake parts of Virginia, any more then there are real or fake parts of America," Obama said. "Virginia, your voice can change the world tomorrow."...

By Kristen Mack  |  November 3, 2008; 8:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (63)
Categories:  Barack Obama , Election 2008/President , Kristen Mack , Prince William  
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Stewart Testifies Before House GOP, Kristen Mack , September 11, 2008
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Democrat files in House's 52nd District, Kristen Mack , July 21, 2008
Stewart Testifies at Immigration Enforcement Hearing, washingtonpost.com editors , July 8, 2008
Budget Battles in Prince William, Kristen Mack , April 8, 2008
 
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