First Read
Your first stop for politics in D.C., Maryland and Virginia
Wednesday, Aug 8, 2012 at 9:42 AM
|
By Perry Stein

Poll: Obama Has 4-Point Lead in Virginia

Poll: Obama Has 4-Point Lead in Virginia

Obama once again has a lead in Virginia, polling 49 to 45 percent against Romney in the state. Read »

Monday, Aug 6, 2012 at 3:43 PM
|
By Jim Iovino

McDonnell Joins Mitt Romney's Va. Bus Tour

McDonnell Joins Mitt Romney's Va. Bus Tour

Mitt Romney will launch his new bus tour Saturday in Virginia. And Bob McDonnell will be there. Read »

Thursday, Aug 2, 2012 at 10:58 PM
|
By Julie Carey

Obama Rallies in Battleground Loudoun

The president's battleground swing arrives in Virginia's battleground county. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 31, 2012 at 11:03 AM
|
By Chuck Thies

Opinion: McDonnell for VP Deserves 2nd Look

Opinion: McDonnell for VP Deserves 2nd Look

It's the economy, stupid. And Virginia just posted a surplus. Read »

Thursday, Jul 19, 2012 at 10:31 AM
|
By Domenico Montanaro

Poll: Obama, Romney In Dead Heat In Va.

Poll: Obama, Romney In Dead Heat In Va.

President Obama’s lead in Virginia has evaporated. Read »

Friday, Jul 13, 2012 at 4:41 PM
|
By Perry Stein

PM Read: O'Malley Introduces New Attack vs. Romney

PM Read: O'Malley Introduces New Attack vs. Romney

Gov. O’Malley said the public should be suspicious of Romney because in 2008 Sen. John McCain considered Romney to be his vice president, but picked Sarah Palin instead. Read »

Friday, Jul 13, 2012 at 11:03 AM
|
By Mark Murray, Brooke Brower

The Importance of Virginia

The Importance of Virginia

The focus of the presidential race shifts to Virginia, where President Barack Obama stumps today and tomorrow. Read »

Tuesday, Jun 26, 2012 at 6:26 PM
|
By Perry Stein

PM Read: Is Romney Actually Leading in Va.?

PM Read: Is Romney Actually Leading in Va.?

A new poll shows Romney leading Obama by 5 points in Virginia, but these result diverge significantly from previous polls. Read »

Tuesday, Jun 26, 2012 at 8:22 AM
|
By Domenico Montanaro

Obama Hits Romney as ‘Outsourcer in Chief’

Obama Hits Romney as ‘Outsourcer in Chief’

The Obama campaign is airing a new ad this morning in Virginia, hitting Mitt Romney as an “Outsourcer in Chief.” Read »

Tuesday, Jun 26, 2012 at 6:39 AM

Romney Campaigning in Virginia This Week

Romney Campaigning in Virginia This Week

The GOP candidate is traveling from Roanoke to NoVa Read »

About First Read
NBC Washington provides insight and analysis on those who shape politics in the District, Maryland and Virginia.
Newsletters

Get First Read DMV sent to your inbox!

Truth-O-Meter
Authors
Julie Carey
Julie Carey News4 Virginia Reporter Julie Carey is a News4 reporter focusing on Virginia issues and politics.
Chris Gordon
Chris Gordon News4 Maryland Reporter Chris Gordon is a legal analyst and reporter for NBC4, focusing on Maryland.
Mark Murray
Mark Murray NBC News Deputy Political Director Mark Murray is the NBC News Deputy Political Director, NBC News First Read analyst and NBCPolitics.com contributor.
Tom Sherwood News4 Political Reporter Tom Sherwood is a reporter for News4 specializing in politics and the D.C. government.
Chuck Todd
Chuck Todd NBC News Political Director Chuck Todd is the Moderator of Meet the Press and NBC News' Political Director.
Latest Tweets