Category Archives: Road to Richmond

Kaine Talks Transitions, Turnover in Richmond

 Gov. Tim Kaine (D) has pledged a smooth transition from his administration to that of governor-elect Bob McDonnell (R). Kaine, who worked hard to defeat McDonnell, said the two men had a productive telephone conversation Wednesday morning. “It’s important to … Continue reading

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House Hunting

Virginia Republicans went House hunting Tuesday. The GOP widened its lead over Democrats in the House of Delegates, thanks in part to strong up-ticket momentum. Seven seats flipped from Democrat to Republican. Two seats flipped Republican to Democrat, meaning the … Continue reading

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Deeds Stumps in C’ville

From NBC29’s Henry Graff CHARLOTTESVILLE — If Creigh Deeds believed the polls he would have packed up his campaign and quit a long time ago. But the man who came from way behind to win the nomination away from Terry McAuliffe … Continue reading

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Road to Richmond: Higher Education

Part Four of a week-long series looking at the key issues in the race for Virginia governor. With his own final exam looming, Democratic gubernatorial nominee Creigh Deeds spent part of Thursday meeting with students at Virginia Commonwealth University in … Continue reading

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Steele: “The bell is gonna ring”

GLEN ALLEN, Va. — Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele told a crowd of supporters Thursday that what happens here next week will reflect on the strength of the national party. “Tuesday is a bellweather,” Steele said. “And the bell is … Continue reading

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McDonnell’s Momentum

With a week to go before Virginians elect their new governor, Republican Bob McDonnell’s momentum continues to grow. A new Washington Post poll of likely voters  has McDonnell ahead of Democrat Creigh Deeds by 11 points, 55 percent to 44 … Continue reading

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Road to Richmond: Transportation

This is the first in a week-long series of reports about the issues that define the 2009 race for Virginia governor. Still to come: the economy, women’s issues, higher education and federal measures. Perhaps no single issue has stymied Virginia … Continue reading

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