Government & Politics

The Problem with Polls
4:32 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

Who Will Vote November 5th?

Dr. Bob Holsworth

A week after a Quinnipiac poll had Democrat Terry McAuliffe with a seven-point lead over his Republican rival Ken Cuccinelli in the Virginia governor's race, the poll now says McAuliffe's lead has dwindled by three points. 

Some other polls suggest that the Democrat still has a significant lead over the Republican-with additional surveys saying that his lead is growing.  But one veteran political expert says the variation has a lot to do with who comes out to vote on election day.

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Heavy Hitters on the Campaign Trail
2:52 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

Get Out the Vote

In an off-year election, when there are no presidential candidates, voter turnout is usually low. 

Polls may give the race to one candidate, but victory could go to another if he or she can get supporters to actually show up and cast a ballot. 

That’s why both Ken Cuccinelli and Terry McAuliffe are campaigning this week with their party’s biggest stars. 

“It is my pleasure to introduce to you a great governor, a great leader, a man in the tradition of Ronald Reagan – Governor Bobby Jindal.”

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Virginia Public Access Project
5:18 pm
Mon October 28, 2013

VaNews for 10.28.13

A Virginia man’s fascination with elevators has made him a YouTube star and a new transportation plan has emerged late in the governor’s race.

Those are among the most clicked stories in recent days at the Virginia Public Access Project’s VaNews link on vpap.org.

 

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Rights Restoration
7:12 am
Mon October 28, 2013

McDonnell Addresses Issues at NAACP Convention

Credit netrightdaily.com

Governor McDonnell acknowledges that one of his signature campaign proposals was not a total success, but he is touting the progress that’s been made in restoring the rights of non-violent felons. The Governor told the state NAACP at its convention that while both leading gubernatorial candidates have pledged to continue this effort, it's not enough-and now civic leaders must push lawmakers to amend the state Constitution. 

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2013 Gubernatorial Election
4:08 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

Dueling Gun Control Ads

A new round of attack ads are being lobbed in Virginia’s heated off year election.

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is dropping more than one million dollars in support of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe. The first ad shows images of the Virginia Tech and Navy Yard shooters as the announcer lambasts the Republican candidate’s positions on guns.

The National Rifle Association is up with its own ad supporting Republican state Sen. Mark D. Obenshain in Virginia’s race for attorney general. It attacks Democratic state senator Mark R. Herring.

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