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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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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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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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McDonnell to Deliver GOP Response

Gov. Bob McDonnell will deliver the Republican response to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union speech next week. McDonnell’s office made the announcement Thursday, after word leaked to the national press. The governor is viewed as a rising star … Continue reading

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Webb Reacts to Obama’s Afghan Plan

Sen. Jim Webb (D) said he plans to push the administration to lay out “clearly defined and attainable goals” that ought to be reached before U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan. On a conference call with reporters Wednesday, Webb reacted to President … Continue reading

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Warner, Webb to Back Key Health Care Vote

Sen. Mark Warner (D) plans to vote yes on a weekend measure that will allow debate on the Senate health care bill. Warner talked about his plans Friday with Richmond-area business leaders. “Moving to debate it simply starts the process,” … Continue reading

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Warner, Webb Back Failed Gun Bill

Senators┬áMark Warner and Jim Webb — both Democrats — supported today’s failed amendment that would have made concealed weapons permits issued in one state valid in all others. The amendment failed 58-39, after intense lobbying from gun control and gun … Continue reading

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