Thursday, September 20, 2012
The two U.S. Senate candidates talked about sequestration and the economy in McLean Thursday.
MCLEAN — The potential $500 billion in defense cuts looming in Washington took center stage Thursday at the Capital One Conference Center during the first of three debates between U.S. Senate candidates Tim Kaine and George Allen. The cuts — $1 trillion in total under the banner of "sequestration" — could cost the Old Dominion thousands of jobs, particularly in Northern Virginia and Hampton Roads. Once meant as a stopgap measure, the continuing partisan divide in Washington has transformed them into a real threat. Kaine, a Democrat and former governor, presented his plan to solve the problem, which largely revolves around ending Bush-era tax cuts to individuals making more than $500,000 annually and cutting subsidies to the five largest …
Co-sponsor NBC4 to broadcast Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce event.
Former Govs. Tim Kaine and George Allen are competing for the favor of a relatively small percentage of Virginia voters in a U.S. Senate race that has captured the interests of the country. Kaine, a Democrat, and Allen, a Republican and former senator, will face off in a debate at noon Thursday at the Capitol One Conference Center in McLean sponsored by the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce and NBC4. NBC will broadcast the debate live and stream it on its website. The pressure is on because of Virginia's status as a bona fide swing state. The Old Dominion could very well determine not only the presidency, but which party controls the Senate. The two candidates have been crisscrossing the state at a breakneck pace only to be locked in what…
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Democratic candidate Tim Kaine raised about $17,000 less than Republican George Allen in the most recent filing period.
The U.S. Senate race between Tim Kaine (D) and George Allen (R) is neck-and-neck both in the polls and in campaign funds raised from Virginia residents. During the most recent filing period, which ran from May 24 to June 30, Kaine raised $667,000 in donations of $200 or more from Virginians, according to the Virginia Public Access Project, which compiles its data from OpenSecrets.org. Allen raised less, with $409,000, according to the data. In overall fundraising, Kaine is hanging onto a narrow lead with $3.6 million compared to Allen’s $3.5 million in Virginia, in donations of $200 or more from Virginians. Allen narrowly outraised Kaine in McLean ZIP codes during the filing period. Residents donated $278,402 to Allen’s campaign and $261,…
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Patch is collecting reader questions to be answered by candidates in Virginia's U.S. Senate race.
Are you concerned about the economy? What about sequestration or federal government cutbacks? Are you worried about the environment? Traffic in Northern Virginia? The cost of health care? Now is your chance to step up to the podium and get your questions answered. As we approach November's election, we will be asking U.S. Senate candidates George Allen and Tim Kaine — former Virginia governors engaged in one of the closest Senate races in the country — to answer a Patch candidates' survey. The survey will be driven by questions from you. You can submit your questions in the comments section below this article, or email them to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline to submit a question is 11:59 p.m. Sept. 24. We'…
Thursday, August 16, 2012
The Republican U.S. Senate candidate responds to opponent's Letter to the Editor
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Throughout my public service, I’ve understood that leadership is about setting priorities and then finding others to agree on accomplishing those goals for the people of Virginia. As Governor, I worked with a legislature controlled by Democrats to set priorities from reforming education to cutting taxes to establishing welfare to work to better help people succeed in life. And I believe that is the same kind of leadership we need in Washington today to strengthen Social Security for future generations. This week, my opponent Tim Kaine published an opinion article on Social Security. There are areas in which we agree, including that Social Security is a crucial part of our nation’s commitment to securing seniors’ provision and protection …
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
GOP blames authority’s ails on U.S. Senate hopeful, former governor Tim Kaine.
U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf (R-10th District), who previously pushed legislation through to expand Virginia’s representation on the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority’s board of directors, has now introduced legislation to completely rework that board, heavily weighting it toward Virginia. Wolf joined a group of Republicans in front of the old Loudoun Courthouse on Tuesday to decry MWAA and blame many of its woes on U.S. Senate hopeful Tim Kaine (D), a former governor of Virginia. "Both airports, the Dulles Toll Road and the Silver Line extension are all in Virginia," Wolf said. "Would anyone think that Virginia should have majority control over the operations of Baltimore Washington International Airport or the development of the H …
Thursday, July 26, 2012
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Thursday, July 26, 2012
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The money race for president and the U.S. Senate in Virginia.
Mitt Romney, the presumptive GOP presidential nominee, continues to lead President Barack Obama in Virginia campaign donations, according to the most recent reports filed with the Federal Elections Commission. According to the Center for Responsive Politics, which tracks campaign spending, Romney has raised $4.5 million in Virginia, compared to Obama's $4.2 million. CRP's numbers were updated through July 21 and are based on FEC numbers. In the Virginia U.S. Senate race, Democrat Tim Kaine continue to lead Republican George Allen in campaign donations. Kaine raised $10,390,929, while Allen has raised $8,169,391, for the reporting period ending June 30, according to the Center for Responsive Poliltics. The Senate race between these two …
Monday, July 23, 2012
Virginia's candidates for U.S. Senate engage in contentious debate
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
McLean, Arlington and Alexandria ZIP codes among biggest donors; Allen's latest donation figures not yet released.
The Virginia Senate race, often touted by some political analysts as one of the most expensive in the country, is living up to its reputation. The Senate campaign for the Democratic nominee, former Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine, raised $3 million from April 1-June 30, the campaign reported Wednesday morning. Kaine faces Republican nominee, former senator and former Gov. George Allen on the ballot in November. More than 70 percent of the $3 million came from donors who gave less than $200, the Kaine campaign noted in its press release. In all, the campaign has raised $10.4 million from 27,000 donors, has $2.7 million on hand and has spent $3.5 million on fall advertising. The latest figures from the Federal Election Commission show that the Allen…