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Virginia Politics Blog Archive: Winners and Losers

Fimian concedes defeat to Connolly

Republican Keith Fimian has released a statement conceding defeat in the 11th Congressional District race against Rep. Gerald Connolly (D).

By Ben Pershing  | November 9, 2010; 11:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (28)
Categories:  2010 Virginia Congressional Races, Ben Pershing, Gerald E. Connolly, Keith Fimian, Winners and Losers  
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Winners & Losers of 2009

Here at the Virginia Politics blog, we thought we would take one last look at 2009 before officially welcoming in the new year. And what a year it was in Virginia politics. We had a nationally watched race for the state's top job, a sitting governor who became a national figure and a divided legislature that struggled with a multibillion budget shortfall. Virginia became the first state in the nation to reject federal stimulus money for the unemployed and the last one to ask for federal stimulus money for transportation. Democrats started the year out on top and ended the year in disarray. Republicans are on the cusp of a resurgence they could not have imagined 12 months ago. We know Bob McDonnell had a tremendous year, and Creigh Deeds not so much. Ditto for their campaign managers, Phil Cox and Joe Abbey. Who else had a great or lousy...

By Anita Kumar  | January 1, 2010; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  2009 Attorney General's Race, 2009 Governor's Race, 2009 Lieutenant Governor's Race, 2010 Virginia Congressional Races, Anita Kumar, Creigh Deeds, Election 2009, Election 2010, General Assembly 2010, George F. Allen, House of Delegates, Jody Wagner, Ken Cuccinelli, Robert F. McDonnell, State Senate, Terry McAuliffe, Timothy M. Kaine, Tom Perriello, Winners and Losers  
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Virginia Notebook: Democrats Stuck in Neutral

Shortly after Gov. Timothy M. Kaine (D) called a special session to try to tackle transportation funding issues, the governor gave a blunt assessment of what he hoped to accomplish by advocating a tax increase even though he didn't have the support of the Republican-controlled House of Delegates. "It will be very productive to either try to find a solution or make it plain to people who are standing in the way," Kaine said in an interview with The Washington Post in May. "We are going to make something happen or let the public see who is obstructing, and frankly, that is one of the reasons why Democrats have won elections in Virginia." But 10 days into the special session on transportation -- legislators have been on vacation for six of those days -- it remains uncertain whether any solution will be found or whether the governor will score any...

By Tim Craig  | July 2, 2008; 2:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Abusive Driver Fees, Election 2008/Congress, Election 2008/Local, Election 2008/President, Election 2008/U.S. Senate, Election 2009, General Assembly 2008, Tim Craig, Timothy M. Kaine, Transportation, Virginia Notebook, Winners and Losers  
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Convention Recap

As the 2008 Virginia Democratic Party convention draws to a close, here are eight observations about the weekend's events at the Hampton Roads Convention Center in Hampton. 1) If the Democrats' goal was to leave the convention united behind Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.), they still have a lot of work to do. Surprisingly, numerous supporters of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY.) said they weren't sure if they would vote for Obama in the fall....

By Tim Craig  | June 15, 2008; 12:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  Brian J. Moran, Election 2008/Congress, Election 2008/Local, Election 2008/President, Election 2008/U.S. Senate, Election 2009, General Assembly 2008, Gerald E. Connolly, James Gilmore III, James Webb, Mark Warner, Tim Craig, Timothy M. Kaine, Winners and Losers  
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Winners & Losers from JJ Dinner

Here are some winners and losers from the Virginia Democratic Party's annual Jefferson Jackson Day dinner Saturday night in Richmond. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) spoke to about 6,000 party activists and donors. Before the event, which also featured speeches from a elected leaders and party officials, hundreds of Clinton and Obama supporters faced off outside the Stuart C. Siegel Center on the campus of Virginia Commonwealth University. Winners: Barack Obama Virginia organizers: Obama supporters appeared to outnumber Clinton supporters by about 3 to 1. Before the dinner, about 300 Obama supporters paraded down one of Richmond's busiest streets to show their support for their candidate. The Obama campaign, aided by Gov. Timothy M. Kaine's (D) trusted political aide Charlie Kelly, even brought in a marching band to lead the group. There was little doubt inside or outside the Siegel Center that Obama supporters appeared...

By Tim Craig  | February 11, 2008; 1:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Election 2008/President, Election 2008/U.S. Senate, James P. Moran Jr., James Webb, Mark Warner, Timothy M. Kaine, Winners and Losers  
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This Week's Winners and Losers

This Week's Winners: Tom Perriello - A Democratic candidate for Congress in the 5th District, Tom Perriello is being touted as a possible serious challenger to Rep. Virgil Goode (R-Va) this year. Some Democrats in Richmond say Perriello, who raised $263,000 last year, will be well funded, considering the relatively cheap television advertisements costs in southern Virginia. Goode remains heavily favored to win, but Perriello can't be disappointed with the free press he got this week in the Martinsville Bulletin and the Roanoke Times. You can find the articles here and here....

By Steve Fehr  | January 25, 2008; 2:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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Older Entries in This Category »

Winners & Losers, Tim Craig , January 18, 2008
Winners and Losers, Bill Turque , December 21, 2007
Winners and Losers, Steve Fehr , December 14, 2007
Winners and Losers, Anita Kumar , December 7, 2007
Winners and Losers From the GOP Advance, Tim Craig , December 3, 2007
Winners and Losers, Tim Craig , November 21, 2007
Winners and Losers, Steve Fehr , November 16, 2007
Virginia Notebook: Election Answers, Tim Craig , November 14, 2007
Election Winners, Steve Fehr , November 9, 2007
Election Losers, Steve Fehr , November 9, 2007
This Week's Winners and Losers, Steve Fehr , October 19, 2007
This Week's Winner and Losers, Steve Fehr , October 5, 2007
This Week's Winners and Losers, Steve Fehr , September 28, 2007
Introducing Winners and Losers, Steve Fehr , September 21, 2007
 
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