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Virginia’s next governor will be a fast talker

 No disrespect intended, but the first impression from the gubernatorial debate today is that both Bob McDonnell and Creigh Deeds are a couple of motormouths. The debate format — like most — offers strictly-timed windows for comments from the candidates.  ...

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Crowded field for Saxman’s place on ballot

Eight Republicans have thrown hats into the ring for their party’s nomination to succeed Del. Chris Saxman, R-Staunton, reports The News Leader. Saxman, a four-term veteran, surprised observers by announcing last week he was quitting the legislature to spend time ...

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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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Saxman surprises voters by dropping out of race

Del. Chris Saxman, R-Staunton, abruptly announced today he is withdrawing from his bid for re-election to the House.  According to newspapers in Staunton and Harrisonburg, Republicans expect to nominate Staunton councilman Richard P. “Dickie” Bell to take Saxman’s place on ...

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VBA gubernatorial debate to be online

So you can’t make it to the gubernatorial debate sponsored by the Virginia Bar Association at its summer meeting at The Homestead, even though you’re a real political junkie. Not a problem. The VBA plans to provide live streaming video ...

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Deeds vs. McDonnell takes to Twitter

The candidates for governor of Virginia aren’t shy about Twittering, Facebooking, texting and YouTubing their message to the cell phones, computers and PDAs of potential voters, reports the Washington Times. Social media played a prominent role in the 2008 presidential ...

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Candidate quick change in Fairfax

Citing the need to attend to her consulting business, Del. Kristen J. Amundsen, D-Fairfax County, unexpectedly announced last week she will not run for another term.  Quickly stepping up to put a Democrat’s name on the ballot was County Democratic ...

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Deeds to face McDonnell

The Associated Press has declared Creigh Deeds the winner of the Democratic primary to nominate the party’s candidate for governor.  Deeds will square off against Republican Bob McDonnell in the November election. Deeds, a state senator from Bath County, defeated ...

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Democratic primary voting underway

The polls are open today and the battle for the gubernatorial nomination between Democrats R. Creigh Deeds, Terry McAuliffe and Brian J. Moran will soon reach its conclusion. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that early morning voter turnout has been light ...

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