Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Virginia joins Texas, other states in creating a petition to secede from the United States. At least two McLean residents have signed it.
In a move that seems to take the idea of red states and blue states one step further, residents unhappy with the results of the presidential election last week are signing petitions to secede from the union. As of Tuesday, more than 2,000 Virginians were behind a petition (created on Sunday) to secede, including at least two signatures from McLean. "Connor R." from McLean was the 2,243th signature on the petition. "John M." from McLean signed on Tuesday, too, as the 1,200th signature. You can see all the signatures on the White House Web site. If seceding from the union sounds like something that happened during the Civil War era, you're correct: Virginia seceded from the union April 17, 1861, after the Nov. 6, 1860 election of another …
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Their campaign message Saturday morning was targeted to women voters.
Ann Romney, standing under the gazebo roof in McLean Central Park Saturday morning with a group largely made up of women, stressed that her husband cared about women and would take care of them if he is elected president on Nov. 6. Romney campaigned for her husband in Virginia on Saturday. The state's importance in the presidential race seems to grow as Election Day nears. "It's all about Northern Virginia," said Virginia-based GOP pollster Whit Ayres, in an interview Friday with CNN's John King. "So many people have moved into Northern Virginia, particularly from the Northeast -- Democratic areas -- that they've turned a solid red state into a purple state." Ann Romney's first stop was McLean Central Park on Saturday morning, where she …
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.