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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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Deeds picks up crossover support

Speaking of crossing sides, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that several former Republican legislators say they’re backing Creigh Deeds for governor. According to the article, the seven former legislators plan to join a group called “Virginians for Deeds.” One of the memebers ...

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Former Kaine supporter backing McDonnell

Sheila Johnson, a co-founder of Black Entertainment Television, is crossing party lines to endorse Republican Bob McDonnell for governor. According to The Washington Post, Johnson, who chaired Gov. Kaine’s inaugural committee, said she believes the former attorney general is the ...

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