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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 […]

surrogate blitz

Monday, October 20, 2008


The McCain and Obama campaigns are bringing more big names to Harrisonburg this week. U.S. Sen. John W. Warner, Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, and Rep. Bob Goodlatte will make an appearance the McCain HQ on Neff Ave tomorrow (Tuesday) at 12:45. The Obama camp is bringing Gen. Wesley Clark to Court Square Theater […]

Goodlatte for, against market regulation?

Friday, October 17, 2008


Congress is still struggling to wrap their minds around the cause and scope of the economic crisis. Earlier this week, the House Agriculture Committee (of which Rep. Bob Goodlatte is minority leader) held a hearing to shed light on the role of credit default swaps (CDS) in the financial meltdown.

CNN Projects Virginia for Obama

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


In what CNN “Situation Room” anchor Wolf Blitzer is calling “stunning news”, the CNN Election Tracker map just moved the traditionally-Republican state of Virginia out of “toss-up” status into the “leaning Obama” category. “Virginia hasn’t gone Democratic in 44 years,” said Alan Silverleib, CNN senior political researcher. “But a number of polls — including our own […]

Goodlatte, Rasoul, Allen debate

Thursday, October 2, 2008

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Next Thursday, WSVA will host a debate between Rep. Bob Goodlatte, Sam Rasoul, and Janice Lee Allen at the Holiday Inn. Unless I’m mistaken, this will be the first time incumbent Goodlatte and challenger Rasoul have debated. Several weeks ago, there was a little dust-up after Goodlatte declined to participate in a proposed YouTube debate […]

Sam pays for your gas

Monday, June 2, 2008


This is a political campaign stunt I’m not familiar with: paying for part of your gas. Sam Rasoul, Bob Goodlatte’s hybrid car-driving Democratic challenger is planning a campaign event at the Texaco Food Mart on South Main High this Wednesday, June 4th at 4:00 for 40 minutes. A press release sent out by Rasoul states […]

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