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Thursday, May 17, 2012 at 6:31 PM
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By Perry Stein

PM Read: Petersen Not Running for Governor

PM Read: Petersen Not Running for Governor

Blue Virginia is reporting that the Democratic state senator will not seek the governor's mansion. Unless someone else jumps in the race, it looks like Terry McAuliffe will be the likely Democratic nominee. Read »

Monday, May 14, 2012 at 7:32 PM
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By Perry Stein

PM Read: Delegate Opposes Appointment of Gay Judge

PM Read: Delegate Opposes Appointment of Gay Judge

Virginia Delegate Bob Marshall said nominee Tracy Thorne-Begland is "an aggressive activist for the pro-homosexual agenda." Read »

Friday, May 11, 2012 at 10:52 PM
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By BROCK VERGAKIS

Radtke Goes on Offense Against Allen in GOP Debate

Radtke Goes on Offense Against Allen in GOP Debate

With time running out before the Republican U.S. Senate primary, Tea Party leader Jamie Radtke took an aggressive stance at the second of three U.S. Senate debates on Friday, repeatedly criticizing front-runner... Read »

Thursday, Mar 29, 2012 at 10:16 PM
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By Bob Lewis

Kaine, 4 Republicans File U.S. Senate Petitions

Kaine, 4 Republicans File U.S. Senate Petitions

Four Republicans filed petitions bearing voter signatures in hopes of qualifying for the June 12 primary, heralding two hard months of campaigning for front runner George Allen. Read »

Thursday, Mar 29, 2012 at 8:17 AM
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By Julie Carey

Marshall Delivers Signatures for Senate Run

Marshall Delivers Signatures for Senate Run

Longtime Prince William County Delegate Bob Marshall on Wednesday delivered petitions bearing 17,100 signatures to the Virginia State Board of Elections to qualify him for the June 12 GOP Senate primary. Read »

Friday, Mar 16, 2012 at 4:57 PM
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By Jim Iovino

Debates Announced for Va. Republican Senate Candidates

Debates Announced for Va. Republican Senate Candidates

The Republican Party of Virginia has set dates for three primary debates for any candidate who has qualified for the ballot. Read »

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2012 at 2:45 PM
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By Perry Stein

AM Read: Va. Del. Responds to SNL Skit

AM Read: Va. Del. Responds to SNL Skit

Del. Bob Marshall responded to an SNL skit mocking Virginia legislation regarding abortion and personhood by saying he was shocked by the "rampant sexist nature" of the jokes. Read »

Monday, Feb 13, 2012 at 5:52 PM
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By Associated Press

Va. House Advances “Personhood” Bill

Va. House Advances “Personhood” Bill

Legislation stating that human life begins at conception has advanced without a provision to clarify that birth control is still OK. Read »

Monday, Jan 23, 2012 at 12:34 PM
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By Larry O'Dell

Bill to Make Virginia Safe Haven for Incandescent Bulbs

Bill to Make Virginia Safe Haven for Incandescent Bulbs

The Prince William County Republican has introduced legislation to allow the manufacture and sale of incandescent light bulbs within Virginia's borders after new federal energy standards take effect. Read »

Monday, Jan 16, 2012 at 6:46 PM
Marshall: It's Not Too Late

Marshall: It's Not Too Late

Virginia Delegate Bob Marshall on why he's jumping in to the Senate race. Watch »

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