Saturday, October 27, 2012
Anne Holton will kick off canvassing event Saturday from McLean residence.
Anne Holton, the wife of Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Tim Kaine, will host a campaign event from a McLean residence on Sunday. Holton will speak with volunteers from the home of local resident Cora Yamamoto and kick off canvassing in the area starting Sunday at 1:30 p.m. Holton will then visit the Virginia Victory 2012 office in Alexandria to thank Kaine campaign volunteers. Tim Kaine, a former governor of Virginia, is running against George Allen, also a former Virginia governor and a former U.S. senator, for the U.S. Senate seat. Get daily and breaking news email updates from McLean Patch by signing up for newsletters here.
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Here are details on Monday night's third and final debate between President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney.
The third presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney is set for 9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22. The debate is at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla. It will focus primarily on foreign policy and international relations. In the first debate, the candidates focused on domestic issues, including the economy and taxes, health care reform and the role of government. The second debate between the candidates was a town hall-style debate, including questions from the audience on the economy, healthcare and more. Broadcasting and Streaming Live AOL will provide a live stream of the debate. It will also air on YouTube's Election Hub. TV Channels Broadcasting Live: ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and more. All of the …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Third-party candidates Gary Johnson, Virgil Goode, Jr., and Jill Stein are running for president and will appear on some ballots in November.
Mitt Romney and Barack Obama are locked in a tight race for the presidency and polls show them in a virtual tie in Virginia, but residents will see three others candidates' names on the ballot come Election Day. Obama and Romney will share the Nov. 6 ballot with: These candidates’ chances of taking the Oval Office are slim, but they could siphon votes from Romney and Obama. In a battleground state like Virginia, that could make a difference in voting totals, some pundits say. Gary Johnson Johnson, who governed New Mexico from 1995 to 2003, supports scaling back federal spending by trillions of dollars, and supports gay marriage and the legalization of marijuana. Although he entered the presidential race as a Republican, some of his more …
Monday, October 8, 2012
Patch is collecting reader questions to be answered by candidates in Virginia's 10th Congressional District.
Are you concerned about transportation funding? Sequestration or federal government cutbacks? 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 candidates for U.S. Congress in Virginia's 10th District — incumbent Frank Wolf, Democrat Kristin Cabral and Independent Kevin Chisholm — 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline to submit a question is 11:59 p.m. Oct. 14. We'll review all the submissions, pass questions …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Did the first presidential debate help or hurt Mitt Romney and Barack Obama? Tell us your thoughts.
President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney engaged in their first of three debates Wednesday night in Denver. While Wednesday's debate was on domestic issues, future meetings — Oct. 16 at Hofstra University in New York and Oct. 22 at Lynn University in Florida — will include both domestic and foreign policy questions. Tell us - were there any questions you would have liked asked at the Denver debate? Did the debate strengthen or hurt either candidate's campaign? Was there a clear winner? See also: A Contest of Gentlemen? Few Sparks in First Presidential Debate Live Chat Wednesday: Obama/Romney Presidential Debate Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.
Saturday, September 29, 2012
The candidates, incumbents and issues that will be affecting McLean and Fairfax County
As we look ahead to November’s elections, Patch is devoted to bring you the information you need about every race in town. Bookmark this page for updates! Links below will take you to either Patch coverage of the candidates or the candidate’s website. To see all of our elections coverage from this year, click on the "Elections" tab in the blue menu bar above. Fairfax County’s local elections for Board of Supervisor, School Board and other local positions was in 2011, as were Virginia’s House of Delegates and State Senate elections. Across Fairfax County, only these issues and people will be on ballots (presented in order from the most local issues to national candidates). Clicking on the links below will bring you to Patch articles, the …
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
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 …
Saturday, August 11, 2012
Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan will join presumptive GOP nominee in bid for president instead of Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, who some say was on the short list.
Just more than two weeks before he's expected to receive a presidential nomination at the Republican National Convention, Mitt Romney announced Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan would join him on the ballot in the 2012 election, passing over Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, who had been on the short list of many political experts. Romney will be in Manassas this afternoon on a campaign stop and McDonnell is scheduled to attend. (Go to Manassas Patch for live updates starting at 4 p.m. Saturday.) Romney was scheduled to make the announcement Saturday morning before 9 a.m. in Norfolk as he starts a tour of Virginia, an important swing state in this year's presidential elections, but Romney's campaign sent a press release earlier in the morning. Just days…
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Election officers help direct the voting process during the election season.
Sunday, July 29, 2012
New election officers may now register online on the State Board of Elections website. "Polling places will be busy on Election Day, and general registrars throughout the Commonwealth are seeking reliable and friendly individuals to serve both on and the days leading up to Election Day," a SBE release stated. "Those who serve as Officers of Election are an integral part of the elections process and assist citizens in a successful and pleasant voting experience." Once a volunteer signs up, local election officials will be notified. Those interested in signing up can also receive updates on the volunteer process by text. To be eligible to be an election officer, a volunteer must simply be registered to vote. Election officers can be paid …
Saturday, July 14, 2012
Thousands pack into Centreville High School for a campaign appearance by President Obama.
"Hello Wildcats!" On Saturday afternoon, President Barack Obama ended two days of campaigning across Virginia at Centreville High School, where he spoke about the need to renew the American middle class and the economy. Central to his theme was his call to Congress to extend a Bush-era tax cut to families that make less than $250,000. Republicans want to see that cut applied to all, including families making more than $250,000. Obama has said previously that he would veto anything that includes tax cuts for all. Photo gallery of today's campaign stop at Centreville High "What I’ve said is, look, middle-class families, folks who are making $250,000 or less, 98 percent of Americans, you shouldn’t see your taxes go up one dime," Obama said in…