Five former Virginia AGs want case against ex-governor Bob McDonnell dismissed
Five former Virginia attorneys general — three Democrats and two Republicans — said in a proposed court filing that corruption counts against former Gov. Bob McDonnell should be dismissed and that Justice Department attorneys overreached in bringing criminal charges for his indiscretions.
“Frankly, we are taken aback by the efforts of federal prosecutors to stretch the law to cover them,”…
Oprah to Headline Fundraiser for Virginia House Candidate
Media mogul Oprah Winfrey will headline a D.C.-area fundraiser next month for Lavern Chatman, former CEO of the Northern Virginia Urban League and one of nearly a dozen Democrats running for Virginia’s open 8th District seat.
According to a Chatman campaign release, the fundraiser will be held April 5 in Arlington, Va. Further details were not provided.
Huge majorities on East Coast support national gun registry
A shocking poll released Tuesday shows overwhelming majorities of people in Virginia, New York and New Jersey support a national gun registry.
The survey released…
Federal judge strikes down Virginia’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriage
A federal judge issued a landmark ruling Thursday night striking down Virginia’s constitutional amendment banning gay marriage and moving the Old Dominion a step closer…
Virginia Gov. McAuliffe rerouted funds for inaugural
The Virginia legislature years ago banned governors from donating excess inauguration funds to political causes, but that hasn’t stopped Gov. Terry McAuliffe from finding a way to route $211,000 from his inaugural fund back to his election campaign and the Virginia Democratic Party, disclosure records show.
Mr. McAuliffe’s aides say the two $78,000 checks his inaugural committee sent to his…
Va. GOP Losses May Help Gillespie’s Convention Fight
With the stink of their party’s statewide sweep not yet three months old, Virginia Republicans said Ed Gillespie should have little trouble winning the GOP Senate nomination in June and advancing to take on Democrat Mark Warner.
Republicans concede that Gillespie, a former lobbyist and political consultant who announced his candidacy last week, faces a challenging fight against the first-term…
Former RNC Chairman Ed Gillespie to challenge Sen. Mark Warner in Virginia
Former Republican National Committee chairman Ed Gillespie is expected to announce Thursday that he will taken on Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia in November, Politico reported.
Citing an unnamed adviser, the publication said Mr. Gillespie, a counselor to former President George W. Bush, thinks the race against the Democratic incumbent is “winnable.”
Poltico reports that Mr. Gillespie may have…
Rep. Jim Moran won’t seek reelection
Northern Virginia Rep. Jim Moran (D) will not seek another term in Congress.
“After 35 years as a public servant, as Mayor of Alexandria, and for the past 23 as a member of the House of Representatives, it’s time to close this chapter of my life and move on to the next challenge. It’s been an honor to represent Northern…
Virginia man creates website to link pro-gun consumers, businesses
The windows of restaurants and businesses are often crowded with signs and stickers denoting store hours and accepted credit cards, but a Leesburg restaurateur is looking to add one more decal in the name of constitutional rights.
Bryan Crosswhite has created 2amendment.org, an online database where gun-rights businesses can register their names and addresses and get stickers for their windows…
Matheson, Latham, Wolf retirements shake up the race for House control
Longtime Reps. Jim Matheson (D-Utah), Tom Latham (R-Iowa) and Frank Wolf (R-Va.) announced Tuesday they would not run for reelection, shaking up the race for the House.
Matheson’s retirement hands Republicans a near-certain pickup in a heavily Republican district, but Democrats believe they can pick up both Wolf’s and Latham’s seats as they seek to win the House back from…