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Goodlatte’s Town Hall Meeting

Saturday, September 5, 2009


There was no brandishing of firearms or bitten fingers at the Turner Ashby High School auditorium this morning, but emotions still ran high. Rep. Bob Goodlatte hosted a well-attended town hall meeting on the subject of health care reform, and residents representing a wide range of concerns and opinions turned out en masse.

Frank to undo Goodlatte’s online gambling ban?

Tuesday, May 5, 2009


In Internetland, our congressman, Bob Goodlatte, is perhaps most well-known for his stance against online gambling. This week, Rep. Barney Frank hopes to repeal some of the restrictions that Goodlatte helped place on internet casinos.

Goodlatte Skips Cong. Delegation Meeting

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


Yesterday, Rep. Bob Goodlatte was one of the Republicans that skipped a meeting of Governor Kaine and Virginia’s Congressional Delegation. Among items on the meeting agenda: Virginia’s needs in regard to the federal stimulus package.

Goodlatte’s Committee Swap

Monday, December 22, 2008


Rep. Bob Goodlatte has to step down from his long-held position as ranking member of the House Agriculture Committee because he has maxed out his term limit for that position. But he’s about to become the second most powerful Republican on the House Judiciary Committee. Among other things, that committee handles legislation relating to crime, […]

Breeden didn’t endorse Goodlatte

Sunday, November 2, 2008


From AFP and Cobalt 6: a Bob Goodlatte campaign mailer falsely claims that Rockingham County Supervisor Mike Breeden endorsed him. “I did not endorse Bob Goodlatte. I did not return a call to Bob Goodlatte in which he asked me for permission to use my name as a Democrat supporting him in the Shenandoah Valley. […]

newspaper endorsements in the 6th

Thursday, October 30, 2008

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In case the opinions of unknown newspaper editors hold sway over your vote, The DNR, The News Virginian and The News & Advance have endorsed Bob Goodlatte for re-election to his position as 6th Congressional District Representative, while The News Leader and The Roanoke Times have backed challenger Sam Rasoul.

Rasoul, Goodlatte & Allen Q&A

Monday, October 27, 2008

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I’ve been so focused on city races that I haven’t had time to write much about the congressional race. Luckily, WMRA has already done a Q&A with all three 6th district candidates on the ballot: Sam Rasoul, Bob Goodlatte, and Janice Lee Allen. They’re short, and worth a listen.

Warner, Graham stump for McCain

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


Two weeks out from a major election, the McCain campaign is pushing hard to get out the Republican votes. U.S. Sen. John Warner and U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham arrived late to the McCain HQ on Neff Avenue this afternoon, giving Sen. Mark Obenshain and Rep. Bob Goodlatte more time to address the roughly 120 Republican […]

Goodlatte votes against bailout… again.

Friday, October 3, 2008


Rep. Bob Goodlatte voted against the “Wall Street bailout” Monday, and voted no again today on a so-called “revised” package, which was loaded with porky extras. Goodlatte said: Inaction has never been an option. However, after much deliberation, I reached the conclusion that this legislation, which I voted against, is not the solution to our […]

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