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Obama trimming campaign plans for Deeds

The White House is focusing on New Jersey, at the expense of Virginia, in support for Democratic gubernatorial candidates.  The Wall Street Journal reports that Democratic strategists are seeking to conserve the party’s political capital and avoid close association with a candidate ...

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AG candidates get focused

The two men vying for Virginia attorney general were in Charlottesville recently, promoting their campaigns. Del. Steve Shannon, the Democratic nominee, appeared at C’ville Coffee this past Friday, along with Gov. Timothy M. Kaine, reports The Daily Progress. If elected, ...

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Geary to challenge Kizer for Henrico prosecutor

Former Richmond prosecutor Matthew Geary plans to run against incumbent Wade Kizer for Henrico County commonwealth’s attorney. Geary left his position as chief deputy in the commonwealth’s attorney’s office in April to join a private practice in Richmond, reports the ...

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Virginia Beach candidate has no home in the city

A former prosecutor hoping to win the commonwealth’s attorney’s job in Virginia Beach is struggling to maintain a residence there. Mark C. Hardman, a 28-year-old running on an Independent ticket, has not had a permanent address since June, according to ...

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Group backs Perriello for climate vote

Fifth District Rep. Tom Perriello will get a reward for his vote for the climate change bill in the form of radio spots paid for by ministers and military leaders who want to highlight the moral and national security implications ...

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Governor hopefuls in the lineup for NPBA

When the members of the Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association gather next month at Harbor Park stadium (home of the Norfolk Tides), politics, not baseball, will be the pastime. Creigh Deeds and Bob McDonnell, Virginia’s gubernatorial candidates, are scheduled for ...

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Drug courts among McDonnell crime proposals

Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob McDonnell offered a package of law enforcement proposals yesterday. The proposals are part of his public safety platform, reports The Virginian-Pilot. McDonnell’s plan inlcudes mandatory sentences for habitual drug dealers, lifetime monitoring for certain sex offenders ...

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Goode says he will not run again

Former Rep. Virgil Goode apparently has abandoned any plan to regain his 5th District seat in the House of Representatives. The Roanoke Times, among others, reports Goode has released a statement saying he will not challenge Tom Perriello, who beat ...

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New candidate emerges to challenge Griffith

Radford University religion professor Carter Turner today announced his bid to unseat House majority leader Morgan Griffith, R-Salem. Turner replaces Ginny Weisz as the Democrat on the ballot. Weisz withdrew from the race last week. The Roanoke Times notes Turner’s ...

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Gov. candidates would reinstate judicial evaluations

Both Republican Bob McDonnell and Democrat Creigh Deeds apparently would restore the moribund program that gave lawyers, jurors, and citizens a voice in Virginia’s judicial selection process. At the initial debate between the two candidates for governor, both endorsed a ...

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