US court: Va. gay marriage ban unconstitutional
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court has struck down Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban.A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of……
Even in Liberal Northern Virginia, Dems Flee Obama
President Barack Obama delivers remarks in McLean, Virginia on July 15, 2014.
With Barack Obama’s job approval well below water these days, perhaps it’s no surprise that Democratic candidates for Congress this year aren’t jumping at the chance to have the president come campaign for them.…
Over 40,000 voters are registered in both Virginia and Maryland, group finds
A crosscheck of voter rolls in Virginia and Maryland turned up 44,000 people registered in both states, a vote-integrity group reported Wednesday.
And that’s just the beginning.
“The Virginia Voters Alliance is investigating how to identify voters who are registered and vote in Virginia but live in the states that surround us,” Alliance President Reagan George told the State…
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…