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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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Cantor: “Solemn and Frank” Afghan Meeting

Rep. Eric Cantor (R-7th) says Congressional leaders talked in “fairly explicit” terms at a White House meeting Tuesday about the situation in Afghanistan. In a conference call with reporters, the House minority whip said he told President Barack Obama that … Continue reading

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Cantor Challenger Doesn’t Live in District

Richmond businessman Charlie Diradour (D) is challenging Rep. Eric Cantor (R) for Virginia’s 7th Congressional District. One problem. Diradour doesn’t live in the district. He lives in the 3rd CD, Rep. Bobby Scott’s (D) district. Diradour can still run against Cantor … Continue reading

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Diradour to Run Against Cantor

Richmond businessman Charlie Diradour will challenge Rep. Eric Cantor (R-7th) next year. Diradour, a Democrat, made the announcement Tuesday with a strongly-worded video targeting Cantor.  In the message, Diradour says that “ideology for ideology’s sake is not what the founders of … Continue reading

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Cantor on McDonnell Thesis

Rep. Eric Cantor (R-7th) — one of Virginia’s most powerful Republicans — said the controversy surrounding GOP gubernatorial nominee Bob McDonnell’s thesis is “much ado about nothing.” I ran into Cantor in Richmond today and asked him about the potential … Continue reading

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House Passes Cap-and-Trade

Despite a fierce battle led by Rep. Eric Cantor (R-7th), the House passed a landmark climate change bill Friday, by the narrow tally of 219-212. The vote is a major victory for President Barack Obama, who pushed hard for the so-called … Continue reading

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