2013 races

GOP Nominates Anti-Semitic Jokester for VA State Senate

GOP Nominates Anti-Semitic Jokester for VA State Senate
John Whitbeck made an incredibly tasteless - and anti-Semitic - joke on the campaign trail, par for the course for the right-wing radical running for Virginia's 33rd District State Senate seat. The rightward shift of primary voters made him the official candidate, though the more sane - and less offensive - Joe May continues to run as an independent.
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Rock the Voters: A Cautionary Tale from NC's War on Voting Rights

Rock the Voters: A Cautionary Tale from NC's War on Voting Rights
Elections have consequences, so many in fact that it's impossible to list them all. During the past week, we have before us the stark realization that the near-psychotic TeaPublicans are holding the nation hostage. They are even trying to chip away, and in some cases take a sledge hammer to, the right to vote.
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Environmentalist Billionaire Backing McAuliffe for VA Governor in a Big Way

Environmentalist Billionaire Backing McAuliffe for VA Governor in a Big Way
According to Politico, an "environmentalist billionaire who has mounted a national campaign opposing the Keystone XL pipeline...has directed his political operation to spend heavily in the Virginia governor's race in support of Democrat Terry McAuliffe." For those concerned about climate change, this is really good news in one of the most important elections of 2013.
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VA Gov's Approval Numbers Falling Fast, Hurting Rest of Republican Ticket

VA Gov's Approval Numbers Falling Fast, Hurting Rest of Republican Ticket
Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell's net approval rating is falling rapidly, just as the "Extreme Team" ticket of Ken Cuccinelli and EW Jackson moves its campaign into high gear. What does that mean for the Republican Party in Virginia, and more importantly, Virginians as a whole?
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More Mainstream VA Republicans Side With Sanity/McAuliffe in Fear of Cuccinelli

More Mainstream VA Republicans Side With Sanity/McAuliffe in Fear of Cuccinelli
It's fascinating to watch the old-school Virginia Republicans — mainstream, moderate, pragmatic — throw their support to Democratic candidate for governor Terry McAuliffe, not to Tea Partier Ken Cuccinelli. And it's a trend that will probably continue, as the Republican ticket fights off charges of corruption and craziness.
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McAuliffe vs Cuccinelli: Good News in the Battle Against Insanity

McAuliffe vs Cuccinelli: Good News in the Battle Against Insanity
Perhaps the most heated gubernatorial race of 2013, the campaign for Virginia's top seat certainly has its share of storylines. The campaign money reports are in for April and May, and they show that the support for Terry McAuliffe (or maybe against Ken Cuccinelli and EW Jackson) is gaining momentum. Even amongst prominent Republicans.
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Tom Davis Jumps the Shark, Media Calls Move 'Moderate'

Tom Davis Jumps the Shark, Media Calls Move 'Moderate'
Former Rep. Tom Davis, a Republican who represented Virginia, has drawn criticism for his backing of extremist candidate EW Jackson in upcoming 2013 race for his state's Lieutenant Governorship. Although, the corporate media would just prefer to call him a moderate and, well, let's all go home. Nothing to see here.
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GOP Nominee for VA Lt. Governor: 'Planned Parenthood Has Been Far More Lethal to Black Lives Than the KKK Ever Was.'

GOP Nominee for VA Lt. Governor: 'Planned Parenthood Has Been Far More Lethal to Black Lives Than the KKK Ever Was.'
This guy isn't just Tea Party, he's...well, watch the videos! My god.
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