November 5, 2012 |
STERLING, Va. - Mitt Romney is the candidate of change? That's malarkey to Joe Biden, who argued Monday that the only change from the Republican nominee is a recent shifting of Romney's positions. With Romney, Biden said, everything now “depends.” “It depends on the weather. It depends on the polls. It depends on how they feel.... The only thing you can be sure of is it will change!” he said. Romney and Rep. Paul D. Ryan, the vice presidential nominee, are like kids “trying to outrun their shadow.” “But they don't know, the only time their shadow catches up with them, when the sun goes down.
October 24, 2012 |
FALLS CHURCH, Va. - Towering in his cowboy boots, Republican George Allen, the son of a revered football coach, marveled at the taste of the salty-sweet chanh muoi lemonade as he courted Vietnamese American small-business owners in his comeback bid for the U.S. Senate, a seat he lost six years ago after he uttered a racial slur. His opponent, Tim Kaine, who volunteered in Honduras as a young law school student, spoke into a camera about "valores" - values in Spanish - for a television ad believed to be the first time a candidate fluent in Spanish directly addressed Latino voters in the Old Dominion.
September 26, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - The battle for control of the Senate, which had favored Republicans for much of this election year, has abruptly shifted, with Democrats sharply improving their odds of keeping the majority. Along with recent missteps by presidential nominee Mitt Romney, the erosion of Republican prospects in the Senate has contributed to a grim feeling among party activists that an election year that once held out the possibility of regaining full control of the government could be souring on them.
September 26, 2012 |
Voters in Virginia are the latest to get a taste of an increasingly popular type of political attack: the anonymous text message. "Tim Kaine calls for radical new tax on all Americans," reads a text message attacking the Democratic candidate in the hotly contested Virginia Senate race. Aside from being false -- Politifact recently debunked a similar claim by Kaine's Republican opponent, George Allen -- the message came from an email address that used portions of Kaine's name, giving the appearance that the message might have come from Kaine himself.
September 20, 2012 |
WASHINGTON -- In one of this year's most closely watched Senate contests, two new independent polls show Democrat Tim Kaine surging into the lead over Republican George Allen in the race to replace retiring Virginia Sen. Jim Webb. A Washington Post poll found Kaine has an 8 percentage point lead over Allen, 51% to 43%. That's a significant shift since May, when the poll found the two candidates - both former governors and well-known names in Virginia politics - tied. A separate Quinnipiac University-CBS News-New York Times poll released Wednesday found Kaine had a 7 percentage point lead over Allen, 51% to 44%. A previous version of that poll, taken in late July and early August, showed Kaine with a smaller, 2 percentage point lead.
August 20, 2012 |
WASHINGTON -- Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel will address the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., next month, organizers said Monday. The convention is set to run Sept. 4-6. Democratic Party officials did not announce a date or time for Emanuel's speech, and an to the mayor said those details had not yet been set. Emanuel was President Obama's first chief of staff and earlier served as a Democratic congressman. The first two days of the convention are to be at Time Warner Cable Arena.