May 7, 2012 |
It is of course no coincidence that President Obama's first two campaign rallies were in Ohio and Virginia this past weekend. In Ohio, you have the quadrennial bellwether, one of the most fiercely contested states in recent presidential history, and one that has voted for the winning candidate in every election since 1964. And in Virginia, you have what could be the decisive state in 2012, one that had been a traditional Republican stronghold until Obama turned it blue in 2008.
October 24, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - The son of a Virginia congressman resigned from his father's campaign Wednesday after an undercover video captured him discussing possible voter fraud. Patrick Moran, whose father is Democratic Rep. James P. Moran, was secretly recorded in a video posted by conservative activist James O'Keefe. In the video, Moran, who was working as his father's campaign field director, talks about using utility bills and other documents to evade Virginia's new voter ID laws.
June 10, 2011 |
Where: At Charlottesville, Va. Schedule: 10 a.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. Sunday, 4 p.m. Monday (if necessary). Television: ESPNU Saturday and Sunday, ESPNU or ESPN2 Monday. Records: Irvine 42-16, Virginia 52-9. Top players: Irvine — Brian Hernandez, 3B (.351, 31 RBI); Drew Hillman, OF (.336, 5 HR, 50 RBI); Jordan Fox, 1B (.335, 25 RBI); Matt Summers, P (11-2, 1.72); Matt Whitehouse, P (4-0, 2.14). Virginia — Danny Hultzen, P (11-3, 1.57, 148 SO); Will Roberts, P (11-1, 1.61)
November 2, 2010 |
Freshman Democrat Tom Perriello, who campaigned with President Obama in the final weekend of the campaign, has lost his bid for a second term representing Virginia's 5 t h Congressional District. Republican state Sen. Robert Hurt carried the Charlottesville-based seat. The district leans Republican ? John McCain carried it in 2008 ? but Perriello supported the Democratic majority on key legislation, including the healthcare overhaul and the economic stimulus. Obama singled Perriello out often for doing what was right, even though it wasn't politically popular.
May 13, 2012 |
It was September 2010 and anticipation for Dustin Lance Black's directorial debut at the Toronto International Film Festival was running high. A year earlier, the "Milk" screenwriter had made a splash at the Oscars with his moving acceptance speech touching on the difficulty of growing up gay, transforming him into a hero for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Now, his Southern-set film, "What's Wrong With Virginia" - starring Jennifer Connelly and Ed Harris - was unspooling in Toronto's special presentation section alongside the works of Danny Boyle, John Sayles and Clint Eastwood.
June 16, 2009 |
Virginia trumped another ace. The Cavaliers beat All-American Daniel Renken and Cal State Fullerton, 7-5, on Monday, extending their first appearance in the College World Series and eliminating the Titans. Two weeks ago, Virginia defeated San Diego State star and No. 1 draft pick Stephen Strasburg in the regionals. Virginia scored four times against Renken in the second inning, and he was finished in the sixth after giving up a season-high six runs.