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White House Used Clinton to Get Sestak Out of Pa. Race

Posted: 05/28/2010 - An internal report says the White House used former President Bill Clinton to offer an unpaid advisory position to Rep. Joe Sestak in hopes of persuading him to drop his Pennsylvania Senate primary challenge to President Barack Obama's favored candidate.

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Republican Candidates Answer Questions at Tea Party Forum

Updated: 05/28/2010 - In less than two weeks, the seven Republican candidates looking to challenge Democratic incumbent Tom Perriello will put the race in the hands of the voters. The Jefferson Area Tea Party held a forum Thursday night, showcasing five of those candidates.

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All Seven 5th District GOP Candidates Gather at Luncheon

Updated: 05/20/2010 - One candidate says he has a big lead over the others in the polls to take on Tom Perriello in the race for the 5th District spot in Congress. But the others say, that's because it's his poll. The Albemarle-Charlottesville Republican Women's League treated all seven of the GOP candidates to a private lunch.

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Absentee Primary Voting Begins in 5th District Race

Posted: 05/27/2010 - Absentee voting has begun for the Republican primary in June, in which seven candidates will try to win the chance to run against Democrat Tom Perriello for his House seat in the November election.

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Jefferson Area Tea Party Announces New Chair

Posted: 05/27/2010 - Carole Thorpe of Charlottesville, was announced as the new Chair of the Jefferson Area Tea Party Friday. She succeeds former Chairman Bill Hay, who formed the tea party group in 2009.

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Keith Olbermann Calls John Whitehead "Worst Person in the World"

Updated: 12/15/2009 - The head of the Rutherford Institute in Charlottesville has a dubious honor. He's the worst person in the world according to MSNBC talk show host Keith Olbermann. It was part of Olbermann's nightly tongue-in-cheek worst person rankings.

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Governor-Elect McDonnell Makes Key Appointments

Posted: 12/03/2009 - Gov.-elect Bob McDonnell has appointed two top aides from his tenure as attorney general to key positions in his administration. Former aide Martin Kent will be McDonnell's chief of staff.

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Virginia State Board Certify Election Results

Updated: 11/23/2009 - Virginia's State Board of Elections has certified the results of the Nov. 3 general election. All three Republican statewide candidates won handily, so there was no drama in Monday's review.

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Perriello Health Care Vote Sparks Television Ad War

Updated: 11/19/2009 - Tom Perriello's vote in favor of health care reform has caused controversy in central Virginia. Now, the backlash from his vote has fueled a television advertisement war. Advocates on both sides of the issue are weighing in on TV stations in our area, including CBS19.

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Health Care Reform Supporters to Hold "Thank You" Rally for Perriello

Updated: 11/10/2009 - While some in the Charlottesville and Albemarle area are critical of Congressman Tom Perriello's vote in favor of the health care reform bill, others are praising him. The Virginia Organizing Project will hold a "thank you" rally in Martinsville on Friday.

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Deeds Loses Bid for Governor's Mansion

Posted: 11/04/2009 - It was a blue crowd at the Creigh Deeds headquarters in Richmond on election night Tuesday, both politically and emotionally. Much to the disappointment of those in attendance, Deeds lost his bid to be the next governor of Virginia to Republican Bob McDonnell.

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Steve Landes Wins Re-Election as Virginia Delegate

Updated: 11/04/2009 - Republican Steve Landes easily won re-election over Democratic challenger Gerg Marrow in the 25th District House of Delegates race. Landes had over 73% of the vote.

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