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With only a week left before the statewide Democratic primary, many Virginia voters are now taking a closer look at the candidates. The two Democrats vying for Attorney General both want to make sure that the office is not politicized, protect reproductive rights, and help implement the federal Affordable Care Act in the Commonwealth.
Virginia Public Radio’s Anne Marie Morgan reports on the two men who would like to become the state’s chief lawyer and “top cop”: Justin Fairfax and Mark Herring.
The day of the statewide Democratic primary is quickly approaching, and the candidates are spending the final campaign week working to mobilize voters in the little-publicized election. The two Democrats running for Lieutenant Governor want to expand Medicaid, curb gun violence through a ban on assault weapons, and promote economic development. Virginia Public Radio’s Anne Marie Morgan gives us a final look at both men who hope to preside over the state Senate: Ralph Northam and Aneesh Chopra.
More than 13,000 Republicans are preparing to gather in Richmond for their state nominating convention that begins on Friday. They will choose their nominees for Lieutenant Governor and Attorney General—and given the large field, many say it’s been challenging to select only one for each office. In the last installment of our election series on the statewide candidates, Virginia Public Radio’s Anne Marie Morgan reports on the final contender, Susan Stimpson—who is one of two women vying for Lieutenant Governor.
Today we round out our election series on the statewide candidates, focusing on the two Democrats running for Lieutenant Governor in the June 11thprimary. State Senator Ralph Northam and former Obama Administration Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra have distinct backgrounds. Virginia Public Radio’s Tommie McNeil reports both contenders say their goal is to govern Virginia in a slightly different direction than the current administration.
We continue today with Part 7 of our election series on the statewide candidates with a focus on the crowded GOP Lieutenant Governor’s race Virginia Public Radio’s Tommie McNeil reports on a veteran state lawmaker and a local government leader who are both seeking the nomination: Chesterfield Senator Steve Martin and Prince William Board of Supervisor Chair Corey Stewart.
Among the seven candidates seeking to become the Republicans’ nominee for Lieutenant Governor two have no public office experience. But, from their point-of-view, that’s a good thing. Virginia Public Radio’s Anne Marie Morgan introduces us to the only African-American running for Lieutenant Governor this year and a Northern Virginia businessman: E.W. Jackson and Pete Snyder.
Nine candidates are seeking their party’s nominations for Lieutenant Governor this year. The first in our profile formerly served as state Delegate and state Senator and is one of only two women to run for statewide office during this nominating season, Jeannemarie Davis. The second in this first part of our series is former Army Colonel and long-time Delegate, Scott Lingamfelter. Anne Marie Morgan reports.
More than six years into his career as a State Senator, Mark Herring believes it’s now time to transition into a higher office—as Virginia’s next Attorney General.
He’s one of only two Democrats running for the office, which he says has been held too long by Republicans. In Part 4 of our election series, Virginia Public Radio’s Tommie McNeil introduces us to the Senator from Loudoun County, who’s seeking the Democratic nomination in the June 11th primary.
On June 11th, ALL registered voters in the Commonwealth will be able to participate in a Democratic primary to choose the party’s candidates for Lieutenant Governor and Attorney General. In Part 3 of our election series, Virginia Public Radio’s Tommie McNeil reports on a small business-owner and former federal prosecutor who is seeking the Democratic nomination for Attorney General: Justin Fairfax.
The two veteran state lawmakers and GOP candidates for Attorney General have spent the last several months energetically crisscrossing Virginia to win supporters. Republicans will choose one of them to be their nominee at the party’s state convention later this month. In part two of our election series, Virginia Public Radio’s Anne Marie Morgan reports on a State Senator from Harrisonburg who is carrying on his father’s legacy.
On May 18th, Virginia Republicans will choose their party’s nominee for Attorney General at a statewide convention, and two veteran state lawmakers are vying for the job. In the first installment of our election series, Virginia Public Radio’s Anne Marie Morgan introduces us to one of those contenders: the lawmaker elected to Thomas Jefferson’s seat in the General Assembly, Delegate Rob Bell.
There are still undecided voters heading to the polls Tuesday to cast their ballots in the Presidential election—and it isn’t just between the two major parties. In Virginia, there are three “other” candidates on the ballot for president. As Tommie McNeil reports, the Virginian among those third-party candidates believes his shot at the White House is in the hands of voters who are tired of the two-party system.
Senate Candidate Websites:
Republican candidates in the U.S. Senate primary:
George Allen: http://www.georgeallen.com
E.W. Jackson: http://jacksonforvirginia.org
Bob Marshall: http://bobmarshall2012.com
Jamie Radtke: http://radtkeforsenate.com
Democratic candidate (no primary needed):
Tim Kaine: http://www.kaineforva.com/
Next week, Virginia voters will choose among four GOP candidates for the U.S. Senate and in some districts, Democratic and Republican candidates for Congress. The lack of competition in other districts could dampen voter turnout there, but as Virginia Public Radio’s Anne Marie Morgan reports, all voters statewide have an opportunity to help decide who will face off in November against the unopposed Democratic Senate nominee, Tim Kaine.
Delegate Bob Marshall has joined the campaign for U.S. Senate much later than his Republican rivals. But as Virginia Public Radio’s Tommie McNeil reports, Marshall believes he has a better chance of beating Kaine than the current front-runner, former Governor George Allen.
Four Republicans are competing to win the nomination in next week’s primary and run for the seat of retiring U.S. Senator Jim Webb. One of the GOP contenders is also a former Delegate, Congressman, and Senator …who is vying for the seat that he narrowly lost to Webb six years ago. In the first segment of our series on these candidates, Virginia Public Radio’s Anne Marie Morgan reports on the former Governor in the GOP race: George Allen.
From our original series introducing the Senate candidates, Virginia Public Radio’s Anne Marie Morgan reports on a former Democratic governor who is now asking voters to hire him at the federal level. He’s the lone democratic nominee for the position.
In this installment of our special series to introduce Senate candidates, Virginia Public Radio’s Anne Marie Morgan reports on Jamie Radtke, the Chesterfield County resident who is the Republican woman in this field of contenders.
In our original series on the Senate candidates, the GOP candidate featured here says there is one topic that is not being discussed openly—and that’s spiritual leadership. As Virginia Public Radio’s Tommie McNeil reports, it’s something E.W. Jackson says will get the country back on track.