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Putney will run again

Del. Lacey Putney, the state’s longest-serving legislator, plans to extend his run. The 81-year-old has served in the House of Delegates since 1962. The Roanoke Times reports the Bedford independent will stand for election again in November. So far, no ...

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National site, local ads

What better place to troll for money from liberal – relatively speaking anyway – Virginians than The New York Times? That appears to be the thinking of Common Sense Virginia, a state political action committee that is sponsoring The Real ...

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Kilgore backs Brownlee for AG

Former Attorney General Jerry Kilgore has put his backing behind John Brownlee of Roanoke, one of three contenders for the Republican nomination for attorney general.  The blessing gives Brownlee a boost over rivals state Sen. Ken Cuccinelli of Fairfax and ...

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NYC mayor weighs in on Va. governor race

NYC mayor Michael Bloomberg has recorded a TV spot criticizing GOP gubernatorial hopeful Bob McDonnell for his stance on gun control. As reported by The New York Times, Bloomberg traveled to Arlington to attack what he called a loophole in ...

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GOP candidates for AG argue death penalty expansion

Two of the Republicans hoping to win their party’s nomination for attorney general have differing views on a plan to expand the Virginia death penalty, according to the Northern Virginia Daily. Posted by Paul Fletcher

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Election day clothing charge dropped

Madison County Commonwealth’s Attorney George Webb III has decided not to prosecute a woman for wearing a McCain T-shirt to the polls during last November’s election. The American Civil Liberties Union had taken on the case, appointing four lawyers to ...

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Hearing to be set for Gloucester attorney fees

The judge in the Gloucester recall petition case says he will give the petitioners another hearing on who has to pay the $80,000 attorney fee award he ordered. The case has become a lightning rod for citizen activists and free ...

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Cranwell wants another round as Dem chair

Vinton attorney and former Del. C. Richard Cranwell has advised fellow Democrats that he wants another four-year term as chairman of the state party. Cranwell, who had announced plans to step down as the party’s leader, said he changed his ...

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GOP rivals plan for convention

The three Republican candidates for attorney general are plotting their convention strategy. John Brownlee, Ken Cuccinelli and David Foster have been traveling around the state, soliciting delegate votes and claiming a lead in the race for the nomination, reports the ...

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