Candidates and Campaigns

Warner & Gillespie Face Off

Oct 14, 2014

Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Mark Warner and his Republican challenger, Ed Gillespie, squared off  in their final debate of the campaign season. 

Although the two men are vying for the U.S. Senate seat held by Warner, the Virginia General Assembly and ethics questions surrounding the resignation of former state Senator Phillip Puckett were drawn into the debate. 

Citing the embarrassment that Virginia is still suffering from recent events—which referred to the convictions of former Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife on federal corruption charges—Governor McAuliffe has signed an executive order creating the Commission to Ensure Integrity and Public Confidence in State Government.

The commission is tasked with making recommendations that do not just pertain to gift-giving, but also how judges are appointed, and legislative district lines are drawn.

Candidates Face Off

Jul 27, 2014

Democratic Sen. Mark Warner and Republican challenger Ed Gillespie traveled to The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, over the weekend to participate in a debate hosted by the Virginia Bar Association.

Libertarian Senate Candidate Speaks Out

Jul 27, 2014

One man seeking Mark Warner’s U.S. Senate seat was missing from the debate over the weekend, hosted by the Virginia Bar Association: Robert Sarvis, the Libertarian Party’s candidate. 

The political pundits will be keeping a watchful eye over this weekend's events at the Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia, where Democratic U.S. Senator Mark Warner and his GOP rival, Ed Gillespie, square off in a Virginia Bar Association-sponsored debate.

But also watching from the outside is their Libertarian opponent, Robert Sarvis, who once again, was not invited to the dance.

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