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Dems' Senate Remap Shrewd or Too Clever by Half

Posted: 05/29/2011 - Dominant Democrats in Virginia's Senate were looking to put away their Republican rivals in redrawing Senate district lines. But some Republicans aren't going away quietly.

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Sixth Candidate Enters City Council Race

Updated: 05/18/2011 - The race for an at-large seat on Charlottesville City Council continues to expand. On Wednesday, Charlottesville School Board member Kathy Galvin become the sixth person to enter the race.

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With Steady Gas Prices, Congress Looks toward Domestic Supply

Updated: 05/16/2011 - Gas prices in Central Virginia are holding stable this week while the future of crude oil prices remains uncertain. Congressman Robert Hurt said the government is back to considering offshore drilling for relief at the pumps.

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Delegates Field Questions from Senior Statesmen

Updated: 05/11/2011 - Delegates Rob Bell (R-58th) and David Toscano (D-57th) met with constituents Wednesday afternoon to brief them on the legislative session and hear their biggest concerns.

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Toscano Kicks Off Re-election Campaign

Updated: 05/02/2011 - As Del. David Toscano (D-57th District) kicks off his re-election campaign, he's prepared to welcome some new voters. Toscano held his kick-off fish fry at Tonsler Park Sunday afternoon.

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Toscano Announces Bid for Re-election

Updated: 04/14/2011 - Delegate David Toscano (D-57th) has announced that he will be seeking re-election to the Virginia House of Delegates in 2011. He will host a campaign kickoff on May 1 at Tonsler Park in Charlottesville.

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Congress Reaches Deal to Avoid Government Shutdown

Updated: 04/09/2011 - Perilously close to a government shutdown, congressional leaders reached agreement with the White House late Friday night on a deal to cut tens of billions of dollars in federal spending and avert the closure.

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McDonnell Decries Health Care Overhaul in Address

Posted: 03/26/2011 - Gov. Bob McDonnell says Republican governors are at risk of being undermined by "unrealistic and irresponsible" policies coming from Washington, including the federal health care overhaul.

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Tea Party Rallies Outside Hurt's Charlottesville Office

Updated: 03/24/2011 - Dozens of members of the Jefferson Area Tea Party gathered outside Congressman Robert Hurt's Charlottesville district office Thursday to express that they've "got his back" as long as he returns to Washington to advocate for deep spending cuts.

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Kaine "Likely" to Seek Webb's Senate Seat

Updated: 03/14/2011 - A senior Democratic spokesman says Democratic National Committee chairman Tim Kaine told a college government class he's likely to run for a U.S. Senate seat next year.

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Poll: Allen-Kaine Senate Race Would Be a Dead Heat

Updated: 03/01/2011 - With Jim Webb’s retirement, the Virginia Senate race for 2012 looks like a 50/50 proposition. Public Policy Polling reports Allen tied with former Governor Tim Kaine, should the Democrat choose to enter the race.

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Hurt Responds to Tea Party Complaint

Updated: 02/21/2011 - The Jefferson Area Tea Party issued a statement Friday expressing its disappointment in Fifth District Congressman Robert Hurt's failure to vote to cut funding to the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter alternate engine. Hurt issued a response.

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Kaine Mulls Run for Vacant Senate Seat

Updated: 02/16/2011 - Tim Kaine is now considering running for Jim Webb's Senate seat. The former Virginia Governor and current Democratic Party Chairman told USA Today he will talk with President Obama before making a final decision.

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Warner Wants Kaine to Run for Vacant Senate Seat

Posted: 02/11/2011 - Two days after Senator Jim Webb announced his retirement, no Democrat has stepped forward to run for his seat. Although, Senator Mark Warner has his hopes set on someone.

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Warner Speaks on Webb's Retirement

Updated: 02/10/2011 - First-term Democratic Senator Jim Webb announced Wednesday that he will retire when his term is up next year.

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Local Radio Ad Targets Congressman Hurt

Posted: 01/31/2011 - A new radio ad that targets Fifth District Congressman Robert Hurt will begin playing on local stations Monday evening.

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Cantor: I Believe Obama Is a US Citizen

Updated: 01/23/2011 - Republican Virginia congressman Eric Cantor, the new Republican House majority leader, says he doesn't think questions about President Barack Obama's citizenship should play a role in the discussion of policy matters.

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College Teams Compete to Redraw Va. Political Map

Posted: 01/20/2011 - Teams of college students will compete to draw new maps for Virginia's 11 congressional districts, 100 state House of Delegates districts and 40 state Senate seats.

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McDonnell to Focus on Transportation in GA Session

Updated: 01/09/2011 - Gov. Bob McDonnell has a list of priorities he wants to get done, as lawmakers prepare for the next session of the General Assembly to begin Wednesday. His biggest priority is transportation, and he has more than $900 million in the bank to do it.

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One-on-One with Congressman-elect Robert Hurt

Updated: 12/20/2010 - Congressman-elect Robert Hurt won the 5th District seat in a close race that gained national attention. In part one of a two-part series, he's speaking out about representing left-leaning areas in the district and his first impressions of Washington.

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