Friday, January 25, 2013
Petersen: Republican effort to end winner-take-all system is 'anti-Democratic'
A Republican-led effort to end the Old Dominion's traditional winner-take-all approach to picking a president has drawn national attention and could weaken the influence of voters in urban areas like Northern Virginia. The bill, authored by state Sen. Charles Carrico, a Galax Republican, would divvy up electoral collage votes based on who wins each of this state's 11 congressional districts. Carrico has said that the current system casts aside the wishes of rural voters and that his bill is an attempt to even the playing field, according to the Roanoke Times. More broadly, proponents in the GOP say the new system would better reflect the popular vote. The bill heads to the full Senate Privileges and Elections Committee next week. Gov. Bob …
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Republican presidential candidate spoke to veterans Thursday at the American Legion Post 176 in Springfield.
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Mitt Romney made a campaign appearance Thursday afternoon at the American Legion Post 176 in Springfield. “The first responsibility of the president of the United States is to protect the people,” said Romney. “You can’t do that with a weak, demoralized military. I will restore the strength of the military and the Department of Veterans Affairs. I want to have a military so strong no one wants to test it.” To read the story about his campaign stop Thursday, click here. Did you take any pictures at the event? Add them to this gallery!
Friday, January 20, 2012
Stops in Charleston and Greenville, S.C. Friday, with plans for more campaigning in SC Saturday morning
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C.— Can a Southern governor help keep Mitt Romney from tumbling from his front-runner position in the South Carolina GOP presidential primary on Saturday? After endorsing Romney Friday morning, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell traveled to Charleston, S.C., Friday afternoon to campaign with the candidate, who is struggling to maintain a shrinking lead in the GOP presidential primary sweepstakes. During his campaign swing, McDonnell repeated several times that Romney carries the values and morality necessary to lead the country. "What we need in America more than anything right now is leadership," McDonnell said. "We need people of character who will lead this nation at a very difficult time." Quoting George Washington, and …