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November 7, 1985
There still are people in the Commonwealth of Virginia who refer to the Civil War not as the Civil War, or not even as the War Between the States, but as the War of Northern Aggression. But Virginia has changed, and that change was reflected in Tuesday's sweep of the top three state offices by a team of Democrats who include a black lieutenant governor and a female attorney general. The Democratic victory of the ticket led by Gov.-elect Gerald L.
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July 11, 2013 | By Michael McGough
A lot of people who work in D.C. live in Virginia, so a scandal involving lavish gifts to that state's governor is an honorary Inside-the-Beltway story. But what's fascinating is that the largesse shown to Gov. Bob McDonnell and his family by a wealthy businessman doesn't seem to have gotten him much (if any) favored treatment by the state. We already knew that Johnnie Williams, the chief executive of dietary supplement manufacturer Star Scientific Inc., had spent $15,000 on catering for the wedding of one of McDonnell's daughters and had paid $6,500 for a Rolex watch presented to the governor by his wife.
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July 11, 2013 | By Michael McGough
A lot of people who work in D.C. live in Virginia, so a scandal involving lavish gifts to that state's governor is an honorary Inside-the-Beltway story. But what's fascinating is that the largesse shown to Gov. Bob McDonnell and his family by a wealthy businessman doesn't seem to have gotten him much (if any) favored treatment by the state. We already knew that Johnnie Williams, the chief executive of dietary supplement manufacturer Star Scientific Inc., had spent $15,000 on catering for the wedding of one of McDonnell's daughters and had paid $6,500 for a Rolex watch presented to the governor by his wife.
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June 17, 2001 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A scrappy Democrat vying to become the first black woman sent to Congress from Virginia hopes to cause President Bush a major political embarrassment as she fights to win an open House seat Tuesday. State Sen. Louise Lucas and her Republican opponent, fellow state Sen. Randy Forbes, are facing off in a contest that's being widely viewed as an early indicator of voter attitudes toward Bush and his policies.
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June 11, 1989 | ROBERT SHOGAN, Times Political Writer
Virginia Democrats nominated Lt. Gov. L. Douglas Wilder for governor Saturday, making him the first black to seek that office on a major party ticket in the South during this century. "The people of Virginia do not want to turn back," the 58-year-old grandson of slaves declared in his acceptance speech, in which he stressed the state's progress toward racial harmony in recent years as well as his ties to the Democratic administrations of former Gov. Charles S. Robb and incumbent Gov. Gerald L. Baliles.
NEWS
March 1, 2000 | By MARK Z. BARABAK,
George W. Bush romped to victories Tuesday in Virginia, North Dakota and Washington state, stalling John McCain's surge as the two head toward a potentially decisive March 7 showdown. Democrat Al Gore, meantime, easily won a nonbinding contest in Washington state, thwarting Bill Bradley's hopes of resuscitating his flagging campaign. The Bradley camp denied speculation he would quit the race to avoid risking further embarrassment. "It looks like a big win.
NEWS
June 19, 1991 | ROBERT SHOGAN, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
Virginia's two top Democrats, Gov. L. Douglas Wilder and Sen. Charles S. Robb, called an end Tuesday to a bizarre public argument involving allegations of wiretapping, womanizing and political skulduggery that may have hurt their once-favorable prospects for national office. Beaming as they stood side by side at an outdoor press conference on Capitol Hill, the two offered no apologies to each other and no clear explanation for their recent behavior.
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January 31, 1994 | from Times Wire Services
Senate candidate and Iran-Contra scandal figure Oliver L. North on Sunday charged that an "arrogant army of ultra-feminists" dominates U.S. politics. North, who is campaigning for the GOP nomination in Virginia, also said any President has a right to conceal covert actions from Congress.
NEWS
June 17, 2001 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A scrappy Democrat vying to become the first black woman sent to Congress from Virginia hopes to cause President Bush a major political embarrassment as she fights to win an open House seat Tuesday. State Sen. Louise Lucas and her Republican opponent, fellow state Sen. Randy Forbes, are facing off in a contest that's being widely viewed as an early indicator of voter attitudes toward Bush and his policies.
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June 13, 1994 | Associated Press
A group of Ross Perot supporters formed a new state political party and voted Sunday to back the Senate candidacy of independent Marshall Coleman. Coleman, a former state attorney general and two-time unsuccessful Republican candidate for governor, said he welcomes the support of the new party, called the Virginia Independent Party. The group's support of Coleman was arranged by Sen. John W. Warner (R-Va.), the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported today. Warner has said he cannot support Oliver L.
NEWS
March 1, 2000 | By MARK Z. BARABAK,
George W. Bush romped to victories Tuesday in Virginia, North Dakota and Washington state, stalling John McCain's surge as the two head toward a potentially decisive March 7 showdown. Democrat Al Gore, meantime, easily won a nonbinding contest in Washington state, thwarting Bill Bradley's hopes of resuscitating his flagging campaign. The Bradley camp denied speculation he would quit the race to avoid risking further embarrassment. "It looks like a big win.
NEWS
March 1, 2000 | RICHARD T. COOPER and CHRISTINE FREY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
As they have again and again this year, voters who were supposedly alienated and apathetic turned out in impressive numbers Tuesday to cast ballots in presidential primaries in Virginia and Washington. And the message seemed unmistakable: Give us a horse race--in which every vote counts--and we'll show up in droves.
NEWS
November 26, 1999 | JUDY PASTERNAK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the grand tradition of offshore banking come the political action committees of Virginia. Across from the graceful capitol designed by Thomas Jefferson, in a nondescript ground-floor office, out-of-state politicians have registered PACs to haul in huge contributions from across the land. The donations arrive in chunks as large as $35,000, $100,000, even $400,000--many times the federal limit.
NEWS
June 15, 1994 | ROBERT SHOGAN, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
Sen. Charles S. Robb won renomination in the Virginia Democratic primary Tuesday, and plunged into a four-way contest for his seat that is already sending tremors across the national political landscape. With 100% of the precincts reporting, Robb had 154,524 votes, or 58%; state Sen. Virgil H. Goode Jr. had 90,531, or 34%; Richmond lawyer Sylvia Clute had 17,096, or 6%, and Lyndon H. LaRouche Jr. follower Nancy Spannaus had 4,505, or 2%.
NEWS
June 13, 1994 | Associated Press
A group of Ross Perot supporters formed a new state political party and voted Sunday to back the Senate candidacy of independent Marshall Coleman. Coleman, a former state attorney general and two-time unsuccessful Republican candidate for governor, said he welcomes the support of the new party, called the Virginia Independent Party. The group's support of Coleman was arranged by Sen. John W. Warner (R-Va.), the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported today. Warner has said he cannot support Oliver L.
NEWS
January 31, 1994 | from Times Wire Services
Senate candidate and Iran-Contra scandal figure Oliver L. North on Sunday charged that an "arrogant army of ultra-feminists" dominates U.S. politics. North, who is campaigning for the GOP nomination in Virginia, also said any President has a right to conceal covert actions from Congress.
NEWS
February 23, 1990 | GARRY ABRAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Making history is a roll of the dice and Virginia's new governor, Lawrence Douglas Wilder, knows it. This elemental lesson rises like vapor from the swampy, treacherous waters of the Old Dominion's politics, where the bones of losers are picked clean and dumped in the murky depths of oblivion. Of course, obscurity is the least of Democrat Wilder's worries at the moment.
NEWS
June 17, 1991 | PAUL RICHTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At the dawn of the 1992 presidential race, there was hope in Virginia that the state that used to be called "the mother of presidents" might revive its historic claim. The state's two most powerful Democratic politicians--Gov. L. Douglas Wilder and Sen. Charles S. Robb--both were seen as possible candidates.
NEWS
June 13, 1993 | ROBERT SHOGAN, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
This state's once sedate political landscape is being transformed by an extended, three-way campaign that is tinged with intrigue and scandal and laden with national significance that could help it shape the next run at the White House. By building on the fame he gained during the Iran-Contra hearings, former Marine Lt. Col. Oliver L. North hopes to become the Republican candidate in 1994 for the Senate seat now held by embattled Democrat Charles S. Robb.
NEWS
June 19, 1991 | ROBERT SHOGAN, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
Virginia's two top Democrats, Gov. L. Douglas Wilder and Sen. Charles S. Robb, called an end Tuesday to a bizarre public argument involving allegations of wiretapping, womanizing and political skulduggery that may have hurt their once-favorable prospects for national office. Beaming as they stood side by side at an outdoor press conference on Capitol Hill, the two offered no apologies to each other and no clear explanation for their recent behavior.
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