Thursday, August 30, 2012
State Delegate and Deputy Permanent Co-chair of the Republican National Convention speaks to high cost of living locally in Northern Virginia.
Is a quarter-million dollar salary enough to support a family of four in Northern Virginia? According to Virginia Del. Barbara Comstock, someone who earns $250,000 annually has to "work hard to make ends meet because we have such a high cost of living." She added, "That's not rich in our area." Patch sat down with Comstock at the Republican National Convention in Tampa this week. A longer version of the interview was published earlier Thursday afternoon. There's no denying that real estate in McLean, Tysons Corner and Vienna is some of the most expensive in the metro region. So do you agree with Comstock? Join the conversation, and tell us in the comments below.
Patch takes five with the state delegate who serves as co-chair for the Virginia Romney-Ryan campaign.
Virginia politician and McLean resident Barbara Comstock addressed delegates at the Republican National Convention on Tuesday afternoon, but acknowledged, in a short interview with Patch in Tampa, that most of them probably weren't paying much attention. "Having been at conventions for 20 years, I know when you're speaking like that, there's a lot of speeches, a lot of people aren't paying attention and you just go through the process and kind of speak to the audience at home and your mom," she joked. In this video, Comstock also talks about her experience as deputy permanent co-chairman at the 2012 Republican National Convention and how she thinks the future of America has old Virginia roots.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Virginia politician (and McLean resident) Barbara Comstock held the national spotlight at the Republican National Convention on Tuesday afternoon.
McLean resident and Virginia General Assembly Del. Barbara Comstock, who represents the state's 34th District, addressed delegates at the Republican National Convention on Tuesday afternoon, throwing her support behind Romney and slamming Obama's fiscal policies, the Virginian-Pilot reports. "Comstock ticked off a list of complaints including his proposal to raise taxes on certain wage earners, Obama's pro-labor views, and his 'war on success' that undermines individual achievement. She also placed the prospect of $1 trillion in looming federal cuts known as sequestration, including $500 billion from defense, at Obama's feet, saying 'his budget failure threatens to slash 200,000 national security and high-tech jobs in Virginia.'" The full …
Virginia governor delivers prime time address Tuesday night.
The "American dream" is at stake in the November presidential election, said Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell in a prime-time speech at the Republican National Convention Tuesday night. "I don't have to tell any of you: this is a tough economy. We all have friends, family and neighbors who've lost their jobs and homes," McDonnell (R) said. "Worse, they've lost their hope. And their lost hope is why we need a big change this November. This election is about restoring the American dream." Like many of the convention speeches Tuesday, McDonnell's address criticized a remark made by President Barack Obama (D) during a July campaign stop in Roanoke that Republicans say suggested business owners did not build their success on their own. "We need a …
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Comstock is slated to speak at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Tampa.
Tune into coverage of the Republican National Convention in Tampa on Tuesday afternoon and you're likely to see a local McLean face. Del. Barbara Comstock (R-34th), who represents parts of McLean, Great Falls, Vienna and Herndon in the Virginia General Assembly, is scheduled to speak Tuesday at 2 p.m. Comstock was originally scheduled to speak Monday afternoon, but Tropical Storm Isaac, currently cutting a path through Gulf of Mexico, forced convention organizers to re-schedule the time slot for several speakers. Last week, Comstock issued the following statement on her website about her convention address: "I am honored to have the opportunity to speak at the 2012 Republican National Convention and serve as a convention co-chairman. Next …
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Virginia governor has prime speaking slot Tuesday evening.
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) will give a speech on small businesses and the economy Tuesday during the Republican National Convention. McDonnell’s keynote address will air after 8 p.m. Tuesday, a primetime speaking slot, according to The Richmond Times-Dispatch's Virginia politics blog. McDonnell's speech is titled "We Built It," which refers to a remark President Barack Obama (D) made during a July event in Roanoke that has since become controversial on the campaign trail. The comment came when Obama was speaking about the role of government investment in roads and bridges when he said, "If you've got a business, you didn’t build that," Obama said in July. "Somebody else made that happen." The statement, which some argue has been taken…