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Obama Gay Marriage Support Could Shake Up Va. Election

Posted: 05/10/2012 - President Barack Obama's newly announced support for same-sex marriages adds an emotional new element to his re-election bid in Virginia, a battleground state where voters have consistently opposed it.

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Kaine Talks Jobs at Albemarle County Company

Updated: 05/07/2012 - United State Senate candidate Tim Kaine (D-Virginia) made a campaign stop in Albemarle County on Monday. He spoke at a local company that is integral to a forward-looking economy.

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Democratic Leaders Rally for 5th District Candidate

Updated: 05/02/2012 - Local Democratic leaders formally threw their support behind Fifth District Congressional candidate John Douglass. Among his supporters is his former opponent for the Democratic nomination, Peyton Williams.

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Machine Glitch Delays Local Election Results

Updated: 05/02/2012 - The results from Tuesday's Scottsville Town Council elections were made official at 2 p.m. Wednesday. A technical glitch on an election machine delayed the results more than 12 hours.

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Newt Gingrich Ends White House Bid

Updated: 05/02/2012 - Newt Gingrich has ended his bid to become the Republican nominee for president. As expected, the former House speaker has bowed out of the race.

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White House Gate Crasher Tareq Salahi to Run for Va. Governor

Updated: 04/25/2012 - White House gate crasher Tareq Salahi says he plans to run for governor of Virginia next year. Salahi gained fleeting fame with his now estranged wife as uninvited guests to a 2009 White House state dinner.

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Sources: Gingrich to End Presidential Campaign

Posted: 04/25/2012 - Two advisers to Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich say he will formally end is campaign next Tuesday and will likely to endorse Mitt Romney.

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McDonnell, in GOP VP Chase, Airs Sunny Pro-Virginia Ad

Posted: 04/25/2012 - After a bruising legislative session that saw him targeted by television comedians, Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell is touting his record and burnishing his image as a vice-presidential prospect with a new television ad.

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Gen. John Douglass Wins Albemarle, Nelson Caucuses

Posted: 04/24/2012 - During the Democratic Caucus in Albemarle County Monday evening, General John Douglass topped Peyton Williams by a vote of 97 to 23. Douglass also won delegates in Nelson, Prince Edward and Bedford counties during this evening's caucuses.

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Divided Virginia Senate Passes Budget on 21-19 Vote

Updated: 04/18/2012 - Without notice, Virginia's divided state Senate has taken up and quickly passed an $85 billion, two-year budget. The 21-19 vote in favor of a budget conference report came a day after the Senate voted against the bill for the third time.

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Delegates Defend GA Actions to Constituents

Updated: 04/11/2012 - Two top Virginia delegates defended their actions in the General Assembly to their constituents Wednesday at the monthly meeting of the Senior Statesmen of Virginia.

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McDonnell Amends Dozens of Bills, Vetoes at Least 7

Posted: 04/11/2012 - Gov. Bob McDonnell completed his review of legislation just ahead of Monday's midnight deadline and nine days before lawmakers convene a one-day session on April 18 to either override or accept his vetoes and uphold or reject his amendments.

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Hurt Visits Crozet Lumber Yard, Talks Gas Prices

Updated: 04/10/2012 - One day after a potential Democratic challenger was in Charlottesville for a town hall meeting, Congressman Robert Hurt continued his recent tour of the Fifth District Tuesday with a stop in Crozet.

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Fifth District Candidate Speaks With Voters

Posted: 04/10/2012 - General John Douglass held a town hall meeting Monday evening, trying to win support from voters. Douglass is one of the Democratic candidates running for the Fifth District seat in Congress. The event was held at City Space in Charlottesville.

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5th District Candidates Make Stops in Charlottesville

Posted: 04/05/2012 - Congressman Robert Hurt (R-5th) and one of his potential Democratic challengers, Peyton Williams, were in the area Thursday to get a head start on the campaign cycle for the November elections.

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Rising Gas Prices Driving Up the Campaign

Posted: 03/29/2012 - The average price of gas in Charlottesville is around $3.70 a gallon. Although the cost is climbing, the Obama Administration and Del. David Toscano (D-57th) argue the prices have overall dropped since the President took office.

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Senate Committee Approves Budget, Setting Up Monday Vote

Posted: 03/22/2012 - In a breakthrough moment Thursday, the Senate Finance Committee unanimously approved its version of a new budget, incorporating some of the Democratic demands that had been made for advancing a new two-year state funding plan.

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