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Virginia Politics Blog Archive: Amy Gardner

Boucher vs. Griffith: Marquee race, or over before it begins?

To hear the Republicans tell it, Morgan Griffith's newly announced challenge to U.S. Rep. Rick Boucher of southwest Virginia's 9th District is shaping up to be a marquee race likely to lead to the fall of a 28-year incumbent. To hear Democrats tell it, the race is over before it begins. Earlier this week, Griffith, majority leader in the state House of Delegates, formed a federal committee to explore the possibility of a run. He announced the support of top Republicans from southwest Virginia. And the state GOP launched a media campaign and web page, www.RetireRick.com. Boucher is trying to deprive Griffith of oxygen before his campaign takes its first breath. The day after Griffith's announcement, Boucher announced a crucial endorsement from the National Rifle Association. And today, Boucher announced the formation of a new group, Virginia Business Leaders for Boucher, including a number of supporters of Republican Robert F....

By Amy Gardner  | February 26, 2010; 1:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Majority Leader Griffith: Most likely, I'm in race against Boucher

.Morgan Griffith, the Republican majority leader in the Virginia House of Delegates, is gearing up for a run for Congress against 28-year incumbent Rick Boucher in southwest Virginia's "Fightin' Ninth" District

By Amy Gardner  | February 22, 2010; 11:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  2010 Virginia Congressional Races, Amy Gardner, Election 2010, Rick Boucher  
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UPDATE: Warner, Webb, Perriello lukewarm on President Obama's State of the Union address

U.S. senators Mark R. Warner and Jim Webb and U.S. Rep. Tom Perriello, all Virginia Democrats, issued separate statements last night showing lukewarm support for President Obama's State of the Union address. (They presented an interesting contrast with their colleagues across the river in Maryland, where Sen. Ben Cardin, and Reps. Steny Hoyer and Chris Van Hollen all issued high praise for Obama.) Warner congratulated the president for proposing to make credit more available to small businesses -- "an initiative we proposed last fall." But Warner said he was disappointed that he did not hear "a more robust approach" to addressing the nation's budget deficit. "I continue to be extremely disappointed in the Senate's unwillingness this week to support a bipartisan fiscal commission to address needed budget and entitlement reform." Warner did not attend the speech at the Capitol last night as he was attending the funeral of his mother,...

By Amy Gardner  | January 28, 2010; 7:24 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Amy Gardner, Gerald E. Connolly, James Webb, Mark Warner, Robert F. McDonnell, Tom Perriello  | Tags:  Ben Cardin, Bob McDonnell, Chris Van Hollen, Jim Webb, Mark Warner, President Obama, State of the Union, Steny Hoyer, Tom Perriello  
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Cantor gives Hurt a boost in Virginia 5th congressional district primary

House Minority Whip Eric I. Cantor (R-Va.) has donated $7,000 to the congressional campaign of State Sen. Robert Hurt through his leadership PAC and campaign committee, unleashing a storm of protest from conservative activists in Virginia's 5th District. Hurt is competing with six others for the Republican nomination to challenge U.S. Rep. Tom Perriello, the Democrat from Albemarle County who defeated Virgil Goode in 2008 by fewer than 1,000 votes. But before Republicans can unite to take on Perriello, they're spending some time fighting amongst themselves about who is the truest conservative. Hurt has name recognition and the backing of national Republicans, but he is viewed with suspicion by at least four active TEA Party organizations active in the 5th District....

By Amy Gardner  | January 15, 2010; 4:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  2010 Virginia Congressional Races, Amy Gardner, Debates, Election 2010, Eric Cantor, Robert Hurt, Tom Perriello  
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As promised: Jim Webb's statement on health-reform vote

U.S. Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.) issued a statement just now on his vote this morning in favor of the Senate health care bill. "I voted today in favor of health care reform legislation in the Senate," Webb wrote. "I did so despite my disappointment with some sections of the bill, which I will continue to address in the future. But the final package presented by the majority leader reflects many improvements that take into consideration the concerns that I and others brought forward during the debate. " Read the full statement after the jump....

By Amy Gardner  | December 24, 2009; 11:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Warner, Webb: Aye on health care

Virginia U.S. senators Mark R. Warner and Jim Webb cast their lots with fellow Democrats early today by voting for final passage of the Senate health reform bill. Let the finger-pointing begin! Oh wait, it already has. Warner issued this statement in defense of his vote. "While this legislation is far from perfect," Warner wrote, "I believe it will start to curb soaring health care costs for consumers and businesses, reduce our federal budget deficits over time, and extend the life of the Medicare program." (We'll update when we hear from Webb.) The rhetoric is already flying from the other side too. From the National Republican Senatorial Committee: "U.S. Senators Jim Webb and Mark Warner voted this morning to pass President Barack Obama's massive government-run health care bill, which will lead to higher taxes, taxpayer-funded abortions, massive cuts to Medicare, and higher health care premiums for Virginians." From Republican National...

By Amy Gardner  | December 24, 2009; 8:48 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Amy Gardner, James Webb, Mark Warner  
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Older Entries in This Category »

Warner issues statement on health-reform vote, Amy Gardner , December 21, 2009
Warner, Webb vote to advance health reform bill, Amy Gardner , December 21, 2009
Ethics investigation into Moran closes, Amy Gardner , December 18, 2009
UPDATE: Webb under fire on health care, Amy Gardner , December 17, 2009
Some Tough Votes for Dems on the Hill, Amy Gardner , December 17, 2009
Alexandria store serves as backdrop for Obama round table, Christopher Dean Hopkins , December 15, 2009
In the 5th District: "Civil war is upon us", Amy Gardner , December 12, 2009
Connolly: Apply extra TARP funds to deficit, Amy Gardner , December 8, 2009
Warner chimes in on health reform, Amy Gardner , December 8, 2009
Jeanine McDonnell Back on the Trail, Amy Gardner , December 4, 2009
Fimian: Game on, and Stewart is with me, Amy Gardner , November 20, 2009
Connolly vs. Herrity?, Amy Gardner , November 18, 2009
Nye Targeted From the Left, Amy Gardner , November 12, 2009
Jim Moran Calls GOP the "Taliban Ticket", Amy Gardner , November 2, 2009
Trick or Treat!, Amy Gardner , October 30, 2009
Pssst! McDonnell stumps in ... Arlington, Amy Gardner , October 23, 2009
Potts takes Deeds off-message on charter schools, Amy Gardner , October 23, 2009
First Click -- Virginia, Amy Gardner , October 23, 2009
McDonnell airs new ad: 'Jobs', Amy Gardner , October 22, 2009
First Click -- Virginia, Amy Gardner , October 22, 2009
Excerpts: Post reporters discuss election, Christopher Dean Hopkins , October 21, 2009
Questions about the race? We'll answer them today., Christopher Dean Hopkins , October 21, 2009
First Click -- Virginia, Amy Gardner , October 21, 2009
Clinton: 'Governor Deeds' is 'the best choice', Amy Gardner , October 20, 2009
First Click -- Virginia, Amy Gardner , October 20, 2009
First Click -- Virginia, Amy Gardner , October 19, 2009
Excerpts: Post Reporter, Fundraising Expert Take Your Questions, Christopher Dean Hopkins , October 14, 2009
Cuccinelli Airs New Ad; Shannon, Kaine Protest, Amy Gardner , October 12, 2009
Cuccinelli and Shannon Go At It -- Again, Amy Gardner , October 7, 2009
House Call: And in Virginia Beach ..., Amy Gardner , October 7, 2009
Deeds v. McDonnell on Politico, Amy Gardner , October 6, 2009
Two New McDonnell Ads Are Up . . ., Amy Gardner , October 2, 2009
Cuccinelli and Shannon Go At It, Amy Gardner , October 2, 2009
Excerpts: Post Reporters Take Questions on Governor's Race, Christopher Dean Hopkins , September 30, 2009
Warner Blitz for Deeds Is Under Way, Amy Gardner , September 28, 2009
UPDATE -- Everyone Owns Bob McDonnell, Amy Gardner , September 28, 2009
First Click -- Virginia, Amy Gardner , September 28, 2009
First Click -- Virginia, Amy Gardner , September 25, 2009
Deeds Country? Really?, Amy Gardner , September 24, 2009
New Ad From Bolling, Amy Gardner , September 24, 2009
Shannon On the Air, Amy Gardner , September 23, 2009
House Call: Slicin' and Dicin' the Sept. 15 Reports, Amy Gardner , September 23, 2009
First Click -- Virginia, Amy Gardner , September 23, 2009
Warner, Chichester Defend 2004 Tax Deal, Amy Gardner , September 22, 2009
First Click -- Virginia, Amy Gardner , September 22, 2009
First Click -- Virginia, Amy Gardner , September 21, 2009
More on All-Important Business Support, Amy Gardner , September 20, 2009
Scary Music Award: Cuccinelli, Amy Gardner , September 20, 2009
McDonnell Airs Transportation Ad, Amy Gardner , September 17, 2009
Fairfax Chamber Debate: The After Scrum, Amy Gardner , September 17, 2009
Fact Check: Working Women, Amy Gardner , September 17, 2009
Fact Check: I'm Not Going To Raise Taxes, Amy Gardner , September 17, 2009
Fact Check: Cap-and-Trade, Amy Gardner , September 17, 2009
Fact Check: Contraception for Married Couples, Amy Gardner , September 17, 2009
Fact Check: Governor's Opportunity Fund, Amy Gardner , September 17, 2009
Kaine To Announce New Corporate HQ in Tysons, Amy Gardner , September 16, 2009
Rove, Romney helping out Comstock in Mclean, Amy Gardner , September 14, 2009
Freshmen Virginia Democrats Safe?, Amy Gardner , September 10, 2009
Democrats Opposed Askew, Too, Amy Gardner , September 9, 2009
Update: Here It Comes!, Amy Gardner , September 2, 2009
McDonnell Fights Back On Google, Amy Gardner , August 31, 2009
First Click - Virginia, Amy Gardner , August 28, 2009
First Click - Virginia, Amy Gardner , August 27, 2009
First Click - Virginia, Amy Gardner , August 26, 2009
More Fallout Over Phil Hamilton, Amy Gardner , August 25, 2009
House Call: The Republican Rainbow Ticket, Amy Gardner , August 25, 2009
First Click - Virginia, Amy Gardner , August 25, 2009
House Democrats Join the Hamilton Fray, Amy Gardner , August 24, 2009
House GOP Sends Hamilton to the Ethics Police, Amy Gardner , August 24, 2009
First Click - Virginia, Amy Gardner , August 24, 2009
House Call: As Albo Goes, So Goes Virginia, Amy Gardner , August 13, 2009
Tracking the Tracker, Amy Gardner , August 9, 2009
Organizing for America and for Deeds?, Amy Gardner , August 7, 2009
House Call!, Amy Gardner , August 5, 2009
McDonnell: I Am Not a Birther, Amy Gardner , August 4, 2009
Cuccinelli Puts His Money Where His Ear Is, Amy Gardner , August 4, 2009
Deeds Pulls in the President, Rosalind S. Helderman , July 23, 2009
Elleithee Back in the Game, Amy Gardner , July 23, 2009
In Virginia's 11th: Lots of Activity, Amy Gardner , July 23, 2009
Potty Politics, Part II, Amy Gardner , July 20, 2009
More Money Tidbits, Amy Gardner , July 16, 2009
Miscellaneous Slicin' and Dicin' (Part III), Amy Gardner , July 16, 2009
Slicin' and Dicin', Part II, Amy Gardner , July 16, 2009
McDonnell Raises $1.8M in June, Amy Gardner , July 14, 2009
Deeds Raises $3.4 Million, Sandhya Somashekhar , July 13, 2009
Obama Machine Heads to Reston Tonight, Amy Gardner , July 13, 2009
Mr. Connolly Goes to Washington, Amy Gardner , July 1, 2009
Hot and Heavy House Races This Year, Amy Gardner , June 29, 2009
Kaine to Mullins: No Travel Records For You, Amy Gardner , June 26, 2009
Deeds Takes Fire From Gingrich Group, Amy Gardner , June 26, 2009
Davis: 'Probably Not' on Cyber Czar, Amy Gardner , June 26, 2009
Mayhem at the Polls, Amy Gardner , June 9, 2009
An Election-Eve Letter on Guns, Amy Gardner , June 9, 2009
Moran Travels Home to Alexandria, Anita Kumar , June 8, 2009
Dialing Brian Moran, Sandhya Somashekhar , June 8, 2009
Warner Steps into 47th House District Race, Amy Gardner , June 2, 2009
Moran Strong in Fairfax, Amy Gardner , May 31, 2009
More Fodder for Turnout Debate, Amy Gardner , May 24, 2009
Moran: I Led Efforts on Equality Issues, Amy Gardner , May 19, 2009
McAuliffe: I Created Thousands of Jobs, Amy Gardner , May 19, 2009
Webb Says No to Detainees in Virginia, Amy Gardner , May 18, 2009
Bowerbank: I Didn't Want to Go Negative, Amy Gardner , May 16, 2009
Werkheiser Blasts Albo, Amy Gardner , May 13, 2009
McAuliffe Wades Into It, Amy Gardner , May 6, 2009
Kennedy Matriarch to Host Moran Event, Amy Gardner , April 29, 2009
The People's Business, Amy Gardner , April 15, 2009
McAuliffe's Ties to Lobbyists, Amy Gardner , March 26, 2009
McAuliffe Wins Fairfax Straw Poll, Amy Gardner , March 17, 2009
Connolly St. Patrick's Day Straw Poll Tuesday, Amy Gardner , March 16, 2009
John Warner to Return to D.C. Law Firm, Amy Gardner , March 11, 2009
Moon Wins Firehouse Primary in Fairfax County, Amy Gardner , February 10, 2009
Candidates For Fairfax Board Waste No Time, Amy Gardner , February 4, 2009
Fairfax Special Election Is On, Amy Gardner , February 3, 2009
Turnout Worse Than Expected on Primary Day, Amy Gardner , June 10, 2008
A Byrne Poll in the 11th, Amy Gardner , May 21, 2008
Connolly Still Leads the Money Race, Amy Gardner , April 14, 2008
Gartlan Reverses Endorsement For Byrne, Amy Gardner , April 8, 2008
Cuccinelli Is First to Enter AG Race, Steve Fehr , March 31, 2008
Connolly Far Ahead, His Poll Shows, Amy Gardner , March 10, 2008
Connolly Makes It Official, Amy Gardner , February 15, 2008
Obama Greets Supporters in Alexandria, Amy Gardner , February 10, 2008
In the 11th: Hunt Out, Fimian Up, Amy Gardner , February 8, 2008
Onward and Upward for Marin, Amy Gardner , February 8, 2008
He's Out, Amy Gardner , January 30, 2008
Is The Race On?, Amy Gardner , January 29, 2008
Will He or Won't He?, Amy Gardner , January 29, 2008
Petersen Jumps On the Train, Amy Gardner , January 18, 2008
Petersen Throws Himself in Front of a Train, Amy Gardner , January 16, 2008
Byrne gets serious, Amy Gardner , January 16, 2008
More Steam For Rail, Amy Gardner , January 9, 2008
More New Blood for Fairfax Board, Amy Gardner , December 4, 2007
Baise Still Fighting Tysons Tunnel -- For a Fee, Amy Gardner , December 3, 2007
Ferguson Heads to Lottery, Amy Gardner , November 27, 2007
Kicking (or Shooting) Her When She's Down?, Amy Gardner , November 15, 2007
Not Just Any Phone Call, Amy Gardner , November 8, 2007
The Final Push, Amy Gardner , November 5, 2007
More fodder in Davis-Petersen ad wars, Amy Gardner , October 31, 2007
Money Money Money, Amy Gardner , October 30, 2007
More GOP division, Amy Gardner , October 18, 2007
An Exaggeration or an Untruth?, Amy Gardner , October 16, 2007
Air Wars Go Local, Amy Gardner , October 12, 2007
Connolly Endorsed by Green Groups, Steve Fehr , September 17, 2007
The Race Is On, Amy Gardner , September 17, 2007
About the Bloggers -- Amy Gardner, washingtonpost.com editors , September 6, 2007
 
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