McGuireWoods LLP has long insisted that it is bipartisan, but such highly visible and overtly Republican partners over the years as former Virginia governors John Dalton and George Allen have made that a tough sell. In what appears to be an effort to counter that Republican image, the firm, in the words of its press [...]
Entries Tagged as 'Politics'
August 20th, 2008 · Comments Off · Gov. Kaine, Politics
August 15th, 2008 · Comments Off · Politics
As expected, two weeks after announcing her resignation from the Kaine cabinet, Norfolk lawyer Jody Wagner has filed as a candidate for Virginia Lt. Governor. In her bid for the 2009 Democratic LG nomination, Wagner faces Russell County businessman Jon Bowerbank, who has a head start on fund raising and organization. She also faces the [...]
July 31st, 2008 · Comments Off · Elections, Politics, Virginia attorney general
Former Del. C. Richard Cranwell is considering a run for Virginia lieutenant governor, he confirmed today. Cranwell (left), chairman of the Democratic Party of Virginia, said he is only “mulling around the possiblity” and preferred to avoid any public mention of the subject. Noting recent chatter about his political intentions, however, Cranwell conceded the importance [...]
From the Virginian-Pilot comes word that former Virginia governor and current Richmond lawyer Linwood Holton plans to discuss his life in politics at a Norfolk bookstore on June 17.
April 29th, 2008 · Comments Off · 4th Circuit, Federal judges, Politics, Supreme Court of Virginia
The nomination of Virginia Supreme Court Justice Steven Agee to the federal appeals bench has turned into a political football as U.S. senators wage their long-running battle over judicial nominations. Despite the wrangling, however, there is no suggestion that the prospects for Agee’s confirmation are threatened. The skirmishing plays out against a background of political [...]
April 17th, 2008 · Comments Off · Federal Courts, Politics, U.S. Attorney, Virginia attorney general
John Brownlee, the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Virginia, will step down in a month after seven years as the region’s top federal prosecutor. He confirmed today that he is considering a bid for the Republican nomination for Virginia Attorney General, but has not made any final determination. Julie Dudley, now First Assistant [...]
March 24th, 2008 · Comments Off · Politics
The Associated Press reports that Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling will announce this afternoon that he will seek reelection as lieutenant governor in 2009. Bolling’s announcement will leave Attorney General Bob McDonnell an open field for the Republican nomination for governor. Former Gov. and Sen. George Allen announced earlier that he would take a pass on [...]