March 7, 2000 |
Rep. Thomas J. Bliley, an ally of Virginia's tobacco industry and chairman of the powerful committee that handles tobacco legislation, won't seek reelection this year, sources said Monday. The 68-year-old Republican plans to announce Wednesday that he will not seek an 11th term, according to two sources within the GOP who spoke on condition of anonymity. Bliley becomes the 30th House member--23 Republicans and seven Democrats--to announce he will not seek reelection this fall.
October 22, 1989 |
Ronald Spiggle, Democratic county chairman in Appomattox County, Va., has not voted for a Democratic presidential candidate since 1980. But he plans to vote for the party's gubernatorial nominee, Douglas Wilder, on Nov. 7. What's more, Spiggle is confident that Wilder, a black, will carry Appomattox County, where the war between the states ended. The county went for George Bush by 2 to 1 last November. "Most people think he's a moderate who will keep the state programs going," Spiggle says.
September 4, 1994 |
One Saturday last spring, the same day that marked the kickoff of West Hollywood's annual Gay and Lesbian Pride Celebration, a small group of conservative Republican activists got together for an alfresco fund-raising brunch in a Hollywood Hills home. The setting seemed like heaven--ripe oranges and lemons on curving branches, mockingbirds burbling arias beneath an azure sky--and the dozen or so guests seemed perfectly cast for their roles as Grand Old Party stalwarts.
April 9, 1990 |
Marvin Bush, youngest son of President Bush, has been named finance chairman of the Republican Party of Virginia while it recovers from a financial embarrassment. Last year, the state GOP cut staff and expenses after officials discovered a former bookkeeper had failed to pay withholding taxes for about 16 months. The party had to borrow to repay taxes of about $150,000 and a $74,000 fine.
September 26, 2012 |
If Democrats in Virginia want to expand President Obama's lead in that key swing state, they shouldn't be fuming over the images on one county GOP's Facebook page , which portray the president as a caveman, a rapper and a thug. They ought to let the Mecklenburg County Republicans continue to spin out their extremist fantasies, and chuckles, about Obama. They're not going to be a winning formula in a state where a majority of voters are too sophisticated to warm to that kind of knuckle-headed claptrap.
October 18, 2012 |
A man who was being paid to register voters by the Republican Party of Virginia was arrested Thursday after he was seen dumping eight registration forms into a dumpster. Colin Small, 31, was working as a supervisor as part of a registration operation in eight swing states financed by the Republican National Committee. Small, of Phoenixville, Pa., was first hired by Strategic Allied Consulting, a firm that was fired by the party after suspect voter forms surfaced in Florida and other states.