Thursday, June 7, 2012
E.W. Jackson hopes his supporters make him the winner in Tuesday's Senate GOP primary.
With congressional primary elections scheduled next week, Patch is profiling each of the four Republican candidates running for the U.S. Senate, who will face each other on the ballot June 12. On the face of it, most political observers might count out E.W. Jackson in Virginia's Senate GOP primary on Tuesday. But Jackson, who was raised in foster homes until he was 9, eventually joined the Marines and graduated from Harvard Law School, never gives up. "I think I'm going to win. I really do," he told the Richmond Times-Dispatch. "I believe that we're going to see a tremendous upset on June 12." Jackson is up against former senator and Gov. George Allen, Jamie Radtke and Del. Bob Marshall. If elected, Jackson has said he wants to help get …
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Former senator, governor hopes to recapture his old Senate seat.
With congressional primary elections scheduled next week, Patch is profiling each of the four Republican candidates running for the U.S. Senate, who will face each other on the ballot June 12. Former Senator and Gov. George Allen hopes to recapture the Senate seat he lost in 2006 to Democrat Jim Webb, who won the seat by less than 10,000 votes. Allen announced in January last year that he planned to run again. The next month, Webb announced his retirement from the Senate. Allen is up against three fellow Republicans vying for the seat: Jamie Radtke, Bob Marshall and E.W. Jackson. The winner of the primary will face Democrat former Gov. Tim Kaine in the general election. George Felix Allen, 60, began his political career in 1982, shortly …
Voters will decide Tuesday among four Republicans running for U.S. Senate.
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
With congressional primary elections scheduled next week, Patch is profiling each of the four Republican candidates running for the U.S. Senate, who will face each other on the ballot June 12. Virginia House of Delegates member Bob Marshall, one of the most conservative voices in Richmond, is one of four Republicans running for the U.S. Senate. His name will appear on Tuesday's GOP primary ballot along with former Sen. George Allen, Bishop E.W. Jackson, Sr. and Jamie Radtke, former chairwoman of the Virginia Federation of Tea Party Patriots. This is his second attempt at running for the U.S. Senate. Marshall, 68, from Prince William County, is looking beyond Tuesday's primary and taking on former Gov. Tim Kaine, who is likely to be the …
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Home-schooling mom of three says mounting federal debt motivated her to run for office.
With congressional primary elections scheduled next week, Patch is profiling each of the four Republican candidates running for the U.S. Senate, who will face each other on the ballot June 12. Tea party member Jamie Radtke of Chesterfield County announced in December 2010 she was running for the Republican nomination for the Senate seat currently occupied by Sen. Jim Webb, who is retiring from the U.S. Senate. Before running for the U.S. Senate, Radtke was best known for co-founding and chairing the Virginia Federation of Tea Party Patriots. She organized a tea party convention that attracted nearly 3,000 participants to Richmond. The home-schooling mom of three grew up in a military family (her father was an F-4 pilot in the Air Force), …
Monday, May 14, 2012
Republican primary election set for U.S. Senate candidates and 11th Congressional District; Democratic primary election scheduled for 8th Congressional District Democratic candidates.
In less than a month, Virginia voters will head to the polls for the Democratic and Republican primaries on Tuesday, June 12. Across Northern Virginia, voters will decide among candidates for the U.S. Senate as well as for the 8th and 11th Congressional districts. If your polling place is holding both a Republican primary and a Democratic primary, you can only vote in one primary. If you aren't registered to vote, you have until Monday, May 21 at 5 p.m. to register. Little known fact: If you are 17 years old now but you are turning 18 by the Nov. 6 general election, you can vote in the June 12 primary. If you plan to do this, call your voter's registration office ahead of time and be sure to bring official proof of your age. Polls will be…
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Victory one of several for Romney on Super Tuesday
UPDATE: Patch will update this story with results from Virginia's precincts, as reported by the Virginia State Board of Elections. (Numbers do not add up to 100 percent due to rounding.) Statewide: (99.57 percent reporting) 5.1 percent turnout Mitt Romney: 59.45 percent Ron Paul: 40.54 percent Alexandria: (100 percent reporting) 5.13 percent turnout Mitt Romney: 67.58 percent Ron Paul: 32.41 percent Arlington County: (100 percent reporting) 4.98 percent turnout Mitt Romney: 64.56 percent Ron Paul: 35.43 percent Fairfax City: (100 percent reporting) 6.67 percent turnout Mitt Romney: 60.33 percent Ron Paul: 39.66 percent Fairfax County: (97.9 percent reporting) (precincts not reporting have only absentee and provisional ballots) 5.35 percent…
Patch live blogged the GOP primary returns, local voter turnout and more starting Tuesday evening.
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Voter turnout was expected to be light this year in the Republican presidential primary battle in Virginia, in part because only Congressman Ron Paul and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney were on the ballot. Patch discussed voter turnout, posted election results as they come in and took your comments and questions Tuesday evening.