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Wednesday, Aug 29, 2012 at 12:46 AM
By Julie Carey

Ann Romney Speech Pivotal to Close Gender Gap

Ann Romney’s prime-time address at the Republican National Convention is expected to be pivotal in her husband's efforts to close the gender gap with women. Read »

Wednesday, Aug 29, 2012 at 12:42 AM
By Bob Lewis

McDonnell Serves Up Red Meat for RNC

Gov. Bob McDonnell is planning a speech that offers the crimson red meat to hungry conservatives attending the Republican National Convention in Tampa. Read »

Monday, Aug 27, 2012 at 11:01 PM
By Julie Carey

Virginia Delegation in the Spotlight at RNC

After a surprise visit from a Hollywood actor, Virginia’s Republican National Convention delegates heard from someone very close to the Romney campaign. Read »

Monday, Aug 27, 2012 at 10:14 PM
By Aaron Gilchrist

Activists Protest Despite the Weather at RNC

The weather did not deter activists in Tampa Bay from protesting at the Republican National Convention Monday. Read »

Tuesday, Aug 28, 2012 at 9:02 AM
By Julie Carey

RNC's Youngest Delegate From NoVa

A teen from northern Virginia is the youngest delegate at the Republican National Convention. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 3, 2012 at 8:55 AM
By Chuck Thies

Opinion: Gay Is Good for Republicans

Opinion: Gay Is Good for Republicans

By supporting marriage equality, the D.C. GOP is boldly blazing a trail. Read »

Monday, Jul 2, 2012 at 9:10 PM

Gov. McDonnell to Head GOP Convention Platform Panel

Gov. McDonnell to Head GOP Convention Platform Panel

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell landed one of the key leadership roles at next month's Republican National Convention. Read »

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Julie Carey News4 Virginia Reporter Julie Carey is a News4 reporter focusing on Virginia issues and politics.
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