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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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Obama Campaign Office Opens in Charlottesville

Posted: 03/19/2012 - The 2012 Presidential Election is still eight months away, however, Democrats in Charlottesville are already thinking ahead. Sunday, the Obama Campaign Office officially opened on the Downtown Mall.

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5th District Democratic Primary: Friendliest Political Battle?

Updated: 03/17/2012 - For the first time, the two Democrats wanting to challenge U.S. Rep. Robert Hurt (R-5th District) in the November election are meeting Charlottesville voters in what is arguably one of the friendliest political races Charlottesville has seen in years.

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Survey: Central Virginians Prefer Kaine Over Allen

Posted: 03/13/2012 - A recently completed survey of registered voters in Albemarle, Greene, Nelson, Fluvanna and Louisa counties and the City of Charlottesville shows Democrat Tim Kaine holding a substantial lead over Republican George Allen in the race for the U.S. Senate.

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2012 General Assembly: Passed and Failed Bills

Updated: 03/12/2012 - The 60-day regular session of the 2012 General Assembly adjourned Saturday night with the most important bill of any legislature — the budget — unfinished and on life support.

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