Author Archives: Adam Rhew

Kaine ‘likely’ to run for Senate

Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine told students at the University of Richmond he is “increasingly likely” to run for Senate, but has yet to make a final decision. Kaine made the comments to graduate students in the government class … Continue reading

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DNC Statement on Kaine Senate Rumor

I just got the following statement from Brad Woodhouse, the DNC’s communications director, addressing a rumor that Tim Kaine told his University of Richmond class this morning that he is running for Senate. I’ll have much more context on all … Continue reading

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McDonnell: No truce on social issues

Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) does not think elected officials ought to shy away from debates over polarizing social issues just because the conversations might be uncomfortable. In a wide-ranging interview, Gov. McDonnell said he disagrees with Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels’ … Continue reading

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STATE BUDGET WRITERS STRIKE A DEAL

Virginia lawmakers have reached an agreement on amendments to the state’s two-year, $80 billion budget, setting up a floor vote Sunday, a day after the legislature was to adjourn. The deal came at 1:10 a.m., and after negotiations took a … Continue reading

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Capitol Police Urge Caution Ahead of Session

The chief of the Virginia Capitol Police is sending a letter to all 140 state legislators, urging them to be cautious as the 2011 session begins this week. A law enforcement source tells me the Capitol Police do not believe … Continue reading

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McDonnell the Author

If you’re a politician, there’s a tried-and-true way to get relevant or stay relevant, roll out new ideas or defend old ones. Write a book. See, of late: Eric Cantor, George Allen, Tim Pawlenty, Mitt Romney…oh, and this guy named … Continue reading

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Eleven for 2011

As the year draws to a close, we’re looking ahead to 2011, and the big stories that will drive Virginia politics. Here’s my list, in no particular order:

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