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McCain Campaign Fires Va. Chairman for Racial Comments

Updated: 10/12/2008 - Republican presidential candidate John McCain's campaign has ousted a prominent Virginia GOP figure after he wrote a racially offensive newspaper column mocking a potential Obama administration.

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UVa Conference Discusses Obstacles of Aging and Voting

Updated: 10/10/2008 - There have been many efforts to get young adults more involved in voting, but a conference at UVa Friday discussed how to make voting more accessible to voters in nursing homes and assisted living facilities.

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Fifth District Congressional Hopeful Tom Perriello Lands Key Endorsement

Updated: 10/10/2008 - Fifth district congressional hopeful Tom Perriello lands a key endorsement from one of Virginia's U.S. Senators. Virginia Senator Jim Webb endorsed the Democrat at the Elks Lodge in Charlottesville Friday morning to a crowd of supporters, many of whom are veterans.

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Tom Perriello Challenges Virgil Goode to Another Debate

Updated: 10/08/2008 - In the race for Virginia's fifth congressional district, Democratic candidate Tom Perriello is calling on incumbent Virgil Goode to face him in another debate. Perriello says Goode backed out of a scheduled debate Tuesday night.

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VP Candidate Sen. Joe Biden Calls McCain a "Sidekick"

Posted: 10/08/2008 - Joe Biden says Sen. John McCain isn't a maverick, instead he's President Bush's "sidekick". He said McCain is "an angry man, lurching from one position to another" and making ugly attacks against Obama instead of offering solutions to a troubled country.

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McCain Looks To Make Up Ground In Town Hall Style Debate

Updated: 10/08/2008 - The UVa Center for Politics says that Tuesday night's debate will be a key opportunity for John McCain to make up some ground on Barack Obama, meanwhile Obama will have to appear presidential and avoid any major mistakes.

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McCain and Palin to Campaign in Virginia

Posted: 10/06/2008 - The John McCain camp has announced two campaign stops in Virginia Next week. McCain and his running mate, Sarah Palin will be in Virginia Beach on Monday, October 13. Palin will then go to Richmond for an afternoon rally.

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Attacks Get More Personal in Presidential Race

Posted: 10/06/2008 - The McCain and Obama presidential campaigns traded accusations of mudslinging Monday in the wake of new ads dredging up infamous events from 20, 30, even 40 years ago.

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Retiring Sen. Warner May Vote Democrat in Upcoming Senate Election

Posted: 10/05/2008 - Retiring Virginia Senator John W. Warner (R-Va.) beat his Democratic opponent, Mark R. Warner, by six percentage points in the Old Dominion’s “Warner vs. Warner” race of 1996. Now, he might cross party lines and vote for Mark Warner as his successor in the Senate.

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Push to Register Felons to Vote Could Aid Obama

Posted: 10/05/2008 - Virginia is one of two states that permanently bar felons from voting, but Virginia Governor Tim Kaine is working to change that by Election Day this November.

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Biden to Spend Sunday in Virginia

Posted: 10/03/2008 - Democratic Vice Presidential Nominee Joe Biden will make campaign stops in Roanoke and Richmond on Sunday. Biden's visit follow's Barack Obama's scheduled campaign stop on Saturday in Newport News

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CHS Debate Team Watching VP Debate Closely

Updated: 01/24/2012 - Some young debaters here in Charlottesville are taking a special interest in tonight's Vice Presidential debate; members of the debate team at Charlottesville High School will be watching and hoping to learn from the pros.

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VP Candidates Talk About Their Debate Expectations

Updated: 10/02/2008 - Sarah Palin and Joe Biden will face off Thursday night for their first and only debate in this presidential contest. The spotlight is on the number two. Days of cramming and prepping will be put to the test in a face-off between stark opposites: Republican VP pick Sarah Palin and Democrat Joe Biden.

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Joe Biden and Sarah Palin Prepare for Thursday's VP Debate

Updated: 10/01/2008 - Democratic Vice-Presidential candidate Joe Biden is spending time in his home state of Delaware just days before his scheduled debate with on Thursday with Sarah Palin. Meanwhile, Vice-Presidential candidate Sarah Palin is taking some time off the trail this week also to prepare for the debate.

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