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Sabato's "Crystal Ball" Predicts GOP Gains in 2010

Updated: 09/10/2009 - The UVa Center for Politics predicts a small GOP comeback, where the Republican Party will pick up between 20 and 30 seats in the 2010 midterm election. Sabato predicts a toss-up for the Fifth District race.

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Minn. Gov. Pawlenty to Stump with Bob McDonnell

Posted: 09/08/2009 - Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty will campaign Wednesday in Richmond with Republican Bob McDonnell. Pawlenty is a fiscal and social conservative raising his profile within Republican circles nationally and spawning speculation of a presidential bid.

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Senate Race Heats Up After Joe Kennedy Opts Out

Posted: 09/08/2009 - Joseph P. Kennedy II's decision not to seek the U.S. Senate seat long held by his late uncle, Edward M. Kennedy, has touched off a succession scramble. Three veteran Massachusetts congressmen had been deferring to Robert F. Kennedy's eldest son, but they were recalibrating - and informally coordinating - in the aftermath of Joseph Kennedy's announcement Monday that he would not be a candidate

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McDonnell Ad Addresses Working Women Issue

Updated: 09/07/2009 - A new television ad Republican Bob McDonnell's gubernatorial bid is airing makes an overture toward women in leadership posts in a bid to blunt criticism over a conservative thesis he wrote in 1989.

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Creigh Deeds Says He's Changed Attitudes Since 1989 Too

Updated: 09/07/2009 - Democrat Creigh Deeds said Thursday that some of his beliefs have changed in the 20 years as he attacked his Republican foe in the governor's race for a conservative thesis he wrote in 1989.

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Local Real Estate Investor, Laurence Verga, Challenges Rep. Perriello

Updated: 09/07/2009 - Another Republican is throwing his name in the hat to challenge Democratic Congressman Tom Perriello, and he's also an Ivy resident. Local real estate investor Laurence Verga is eying the fifth district seat. He made the announcement in Downtown Charlottesville Thursday.

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New Rules Allow College Students to Vote at Campus Address

Updated: 09/07/2009 - The Virginia State Board of Elections is preparing rules to allow Virginia college students to vote in the Commonwealth. The new residency policy defines what it means to be a resident in Virginia.

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McDonnell Says His Outlook Has Changed Since 1989 Thesis

Updated: 09/07/2009 - On Monday, Republican candidate for governor Bob McDonnell responded to political outcry over a Master's thesis he wrote 20 years ago at Regent University, where he targeted abortion and feminism as threats to a strong family. McDonnell says the thesis has no bearing on his politics whatsoever.

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One-On-One with Candidate Ken Cuccinelli

Updated: 08/28/2009 - Republican candidate for attorney general Ken Cuccinelli is campaigning in the Charlottesville area and countering some of his opponent's claims.

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Rep. Tom Perriello to Host Town Hall Meeting in Albemarle Thursday

Posted: 08/25/2009 - A change of venue for a health care town-hall meeting with Rep. Tom Perriello in Albemarle County. This week's meeting in Albemarle County, scheduled for Thursday, has been moved to Walton Middle School on Red Hill Road. The meeting starts at 6:00 pm.

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Deeds: Tax Credits for Small Businesses that Create New Jobs

Updated: 08/24/2009 - Virginia's Democratic nominee for governor is campaigning throughout central Virginia this week. Sunday, Creigh Deeds stopped by UVa. to speak to college students. And Monday, he is talking with local leaders about small businesses in Charlottesville.

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Funding Virginia's Political Campaigns

Posted: 08/24/2009 - How much is too much when it comes to funding politicians in Virginia? One group is calling for reform in the commonwealth.

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