Friday, May 17, 2013
Chopra spoke with Patch Thursday afternoon after a campaign appearance at the Greenspring Retirement Community in Springfield.
Aneesh Chopra, one of two Democrats running for Virginia's Lt. Gov. seat, wants to reverse controversial legislation backed by Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell and Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli - the Republican gubernatorial nominee for Governor. "We would turn back on the ultrasound bill, on the TRAP (Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers) regulations, the voter ID Bills," said Chopra in an interview with Patch Thursday. "I would actively work with the Governor and Attorney General to institute the executive order on anti discrimination at the workplace based on a whole range of issues, including your sexual orientation," he said. Chopra spoke with Patch for about 20 minutes after making a campaign appearance at the Grenspring …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Virginia is still too close to call as precinct results roll in.
Update 10:04 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7 - With all Virginia precincts finally reporting, President Barack Obama received 1,868,191 votes from Virginia voters, according to final but unofficial data from the Virginia State Board of Elections. That's 50.57 percent of the vote. Gov. Mitt Romney received 1,767,692 votes, or 47.85 percent. The three third-party candidates on the ballot received a combined 1.42 percent of votes, and write-in candidates the remainder. The race was too close late Tuesday night, even hours after multiple national news outlets called the race nationally. ------------- Original post, Tuesday, Nov. 6 updated 2 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7 President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden were re-elected Tuesday night, …
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Candidates discussed the Middle East, defense and more.
With Election Day fast approaching, President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney faced off in the third and final Presidential Debate Monday night. The debate, hosted by Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla., focused mainly on foreign policy, including conflicts in the Middle East, the civil war in Syria and the Sept. 11, 2012, killings of four American officials in Libya. Romney congratulated Obama for successfully killing Osama bin Laden, but ultimately questioned his policies on the Middle East, charging that the unrest in Egypt and Libya had created a “rising tide of chaos.” He said America needed an expansive plan to handle the situation. “We can’t kill our way out of this mess,” Romney said. “We’re going to have to put in place a very …
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Here are details on Monday night's third and final debate between President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney.
The third presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney is set for 9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22. The debate is at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla. It will focus primarily on foreign policy and international relations. In the first debate, the candidates focused on domestic issues, including the economy and taxes, health care reform and the role of government. The second debate between the candidates was a town hall-style debate, including questions from the audience on the economy, healthcare and more. Broadcasting and Streaming Live AOL will provide a live stream of the debate. It will also air on YouTube's Election Hub. TV Channels Broadcasting Live: ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and more. All of the …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Election Day is Nov. 6 and some Virginia voters still are undecided on whether they'll vote for Gov. Mitt Romney, President Barack Obama, a third-party candidate or no one.
When pollster Peter Hart gathered a group of undecided voters together in Northern Virginia last month, computer technician A.J. Morning of Springfield said he thinks the country is "mired in a bowl of stupid," BusinessWeek reported. His comment summed up the mood of the "undecideds" in the room who had these things to say about President Obama and contender Republican former Gov. Mitt Romney: Polls show a tight race in Virginia. According to the latest Marist Poll, released Thursday, among registered voters in Virginia, including those who are undecided yet leaning toward a candidate and those who voted by absentee ballot, Romney has the support of 48 percent to 47 percent for Obama. One percent is behind another candidate, and 4 percent …
Sunday, October 7, 2012
Friends of missing teen don't believe he just walked away, police release sketch of fondling suspect and President Obama visits GMU.
President Obama Visits Fairfax Just days after facing off in the first presidential primetime debate between Pres. Barack Obama and Republican nominee Gov. Mitt Romney, Pres. Obama swung through Fairfax. He made a campaign stop at George Mason University, where he talked about health care, women's issue and more. Patch covered it live. Missed it? Go here. Kingstowne Democrats, Others Gather to Watch Debate If the Lee District Democrats crowd at King Street Blues in Kingstowne was any indication, Northern Virginia Democrats wanted President Barack Obama to go on the attack Wednesday night during the first presidential debate. What they got instead was a relatively calm commander-in-chief — one who took the occasional shot at his Republican …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
'Big Bird' gets a mention, 'sequestration' doesn't in the first presidential debate between President Barack Obama and former Gov. Mitt Romney Wednesday night.
ARLINGTON — If the crowd at Busboys and Poets in Shirlington was any indication, Northern Virginia Democrats wanted President Barack Obama to go on the attack Wednesday night during the first presidential debate. What they got instead was a relatively calm commander-in-chief, one who took the occasional shot at his Republican rival, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, but not the inspirational orator whose speeches draw thousands to arenas. Even Democrats were hard-pressed to call the night a win for Obama. Most settled on calling it a tie, or even gave the night to Romney. And while many Republicans and Democrats had similar thoughts on performance, they disagreed about whether it mattered. "Obama looked really calm and didn't get …
Did the first presidential debate help or hurt Mitt Romney and Barack Obama? Tell us your thoughts.
President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney engaged in their first of three debates Wednesday night in Denver. While Wednesday's debate was on domestic issues, future meetings — Oct. 16 at Hofstra University in New York and Oct. 22 at Lynn University in Florida — will include both domestic and foreign policy questions. Tell us - were there any questions you would have liked asked at the Denver debate? Did the debate strengthen or hurt either candidate's campaign? Was there a clear winner? See also: A Contest of Gentlemen? Few Sparks in First Presidential Debate Live Chat Wednesday: Obama/Romney Presidential Debate Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.
Patch asked influential Democrats and Republicans in Northern Virginia who won the debate between President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney.
Virginia Democrats seemed a bit luke-warm about President Barack Obama's performance in Wednesday night's first presidential debate against Gov. Mitt Romney, a handful of them told Patch late Wednesday night. Democrats who thought President Obama won the debate said it was a close call; Republicans seemed more confident that their candidate won. During Wednesday night's debate, hosted by the University of Denver in Colorado, the president sparred with the former Massachusetts governor over primarily domestic issues, including the economy, healthcare and taxes. After the debate, Patch sent surveys to more than 75 key Republicans and Democrats, including elected officials, state and local party leaders, bloggers and politically influential …
Rep. Jim Moran and others watched the presidential debate between Pres. Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney in Kingstowne Wednesday night.
Several dozen people, including many from the Lee District Democratic Committee, gathered in front of the big screens at King Street Blues in Kingstowne Wednesday evening to watch the first debate between President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney. For reaction from both Democrats and Republicans, see Patch's debate coverage here: NoVa Republicans, Democrats Say Obama Faltered in First Presidential Debate Live Chat: Obama/Romney Presidential Debate Why Virginia May be a Deciding Factor in the 2012 Election Speak Out: Who Won the Presidential Debate?