Category Archives: 2012

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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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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McDonnell on Palin, Barbour and Others

Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) played a little game with Time’s Mark Halperin at the Republican Governors Association conference this week. Halperin would name a prominent politician (and likely presidential candidate), and the governor was supposed to give two adjectives to … Continue reading

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McDonnell Wants Changes at RNC

Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) says he’d like to see changes at the Republican National Committee, but he stopped short of explicitly calling for a new chairman. McDonnell, appearing on MSNBC from the Republican Governors Association conference in California, said he’s  … Continue reading

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Webb to SecDef?

Could Sen. Jim Webb (D) be interested in a job as defense secretary? It’s an interesting discussion, spawned by this Tweet: TheJadedJD Who else notices the coincidence between Robert Gates’ decision to retire as Sec’y Defense and Jim Webb’s non-commitment … Continue reading

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