The only important election that will likely be truly contested this year is the Virgina gubernatorial race and it is shaping up to be a close one. A new Quinnipiac poll found Republican State Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli and Democrat Terry McAuliffe tied with each other, currently getting 38 percent of the vote in a two person race. This is basically unchanged since last month when Quinnipiac previously polled.
|By: Phoenix Woman Saturday February 9, 2013 8:00 pm|
Before we even had the chance to see the courts slap down the illegal re-redistricting plan put forth by the GOP Senate Caucus of the Commonwealth of Virginia last month, it got slapped down Wednesday by the leading member of the GOP-controlled House of Delegates.
|By: Phoenix Woman Saturday November 3, 2012 6:45 am|
Republicans nationwide are pushing laws they claim are intended to “stop voter fraud” which they imply is committed mostly by nonwhites and non-Republicans. But in the rare instances of voter fraud and misrepresentation that I’ve seen, the only people committing it are all Republicans. Here are a few examples.
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday October 31, 2012 8:35 am|
Ohio continues to look like Obama’s firewall.
|By: Gregg Levine Monday October 29, 2012 10:30 am|
The Calvert Cliffs nuclear reactor is again in the line of fire, as are numerous other plants. Hurricane Sandy will likely bring high winds, heavy rain and the threat of flooding to nuclear facilities in Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York and Connecticut.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday October 11, 2012 8:00 am|
The presidential race has become more competitive in the swing states as a result of the first debate, but the movement in Mitt Romney direction has been modest. According to the latest NBC News/WSJ/Marist polls, the race has only moved a few points in Romney’s direction in Virginia and Ohio, while there has been no change in Florida.
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday October 3, 2012 7:35 am|
The latest set of NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist polls show the race moving marginally in Mitt Romney’s direction. After multiple bad weeks, it appears Romney’s nose-dive has finally stopped. In Florida and Virginia Romney is almost tied with Obama, but Obama still holds a solid advantage in Ohio.
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday September 19, 2012 8:00 am|
In the past few days three new polls of Virginia have found President Obama with a lead outside of the margin of error. Mitt Romney has managed to gain no traction in the state. The polling indication the size of Obam’s lead is basically unchanged from a month ago, but voters are now more locked in to their chance with fewer undecideds:
|By: Jon Walker Friday September 14, 2012 7:30 am|
Another day of polling and another day of bad news for Mitt Romney. According to a new set of NBC/WSJ/Marist polls of likely voters, President Obama leads in the three biggest swing states – Florida, Ohio and Virginia. In all three state Obama’s lead is outside of the polls’ 3.1% margin of error.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday September 4, 2012 2:45 pm|
The most important political news of the day has nothing to do with the Democratic national convention. It is that Constitution Party nominee for President Virgil Goode Jr. has made the ballot in Virginia. Last month Goode turned in over 20,000 signatures to make the ballot, and today a sufficient number were certified as valid. It’s possible his votes in Virginia could swing the State to Obama and thus tip the election.