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10:22 am
Thu May 2, 2013

Senator Mark Obenshain Running for Virginia Attorney General

Senator Mark Obenshain

The two veteran state lawmakers and GOP candidates for Attorney General have spent the last several months energetically crisscrossing Virginia to win supporters. 

Republicans will choose one of them to be their nominee at the party’s state convention later this month. 

In part two of our election series, Virginia Public Radio’s Anne Marie Morgan reports on a State Senator from Harrisonburg who is carrying on his father’s legacy.

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Government & Politics
5:21 pm
Wed May 1, 2013

Cooking Up Trouble

A hearing in Richmond Circuit Court Thursday could mean more trouble for Virginia’s Governor, whose relationship with a Richmond-area businessman is the subject of an FBI investigation. 

It could also have implications for his fellow Republican,  attorney general Ken Cuccinelli, who will ask to be excused from the case.

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Profile 1 of 4
10:54 am
Wed May 1, 2013

Delegate Rob Bell Running for Virginia Attorney General

Virginia Delegate Rob Bell
Credit robbellforag.com

On May 18th, Virginia Republicans will choose their party’s nominee for Attorney General at a statewide convention, and two veteran state lawmakers are vying for the job. 

In the first installment of our election series, Virginia Public Radio’s Anne Marie Morgan introduces us to one of those contenders: the lawmaker elected to Thomas Jefferson’s seat in the General Assembly, Delegate Rob Bell.

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Virginia Public Access Project
9:27 am
Mon April 29, 2013

VaNews for 04.29.13

Virginia Republicans who voted for Governor McDonnells transportation bill are preparing to defend themselves against primary challengers who accuse them of supporting higher taxes...and an administrative skirmish in Chesterfield County has cost the circuit court clerk part of her staff.

Those were two of the most frequently read newspaper stories over the past week the Virginia Public Access Project’s VaNews link.

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Government & Politics
5:00 pm
Tue April 23, 2013

What is Freedom?

A study by the George Mason University Mercatus  Center ranks Virginia 8th among the 50 states in overall freedom. 

Analysts examined a wide range of public policies and categories to create an index that measures both personal and economic freedoms. 

The authors admit that views vary about what constitutes freedom, so they posted the raw data online to enable other analyses.  Co-author and Assistant Professor of Political Science Jason Sorens is from the University of Buffalo.  He ranks Virginia 6th in economic freedom.

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