By Carten Cordell and Kathryn Watson | Watchdog.org, Virginia Bureau
RICHMOND—One look at the Richmond Coliseum on Saturday provided the portrait of a divided Virginia GOP.
After nine hours and four ballot-narrowing voting cycles, the camps of 10 different candidates vying for state office trekked out of the coliseum with a clear picture of the ballot, but an uncertain [...]
By Bre Payton│Watchdog.org, Virginia Bureau
ALEXANDRIA — All eyes are on Richmond as delegates from across the state gather to select nominees for 2013 GOP nomination.
And the future of Virginia’s toll road remain in question after a circuit court ruling.
This is your week in review.
GOP convention highlights party division
Virginia Republican delegates will select nominees for its [...]
By Carten Cordell │ Watchdog.org, Virginia Bureau
ALEXANDRIA — Virginia Republicans this weekend will launch an experiment in politics, opting for a party convention to choose a slate of candidates for statewide offices.
The move eliminates a long, drawn out and often expensive primary season.
But while the goal is to give voice to a diverse electorate, the gathering [...]
By Kathryn Watson | Watchdog.org, Virginia Bureau
ALEXANDRIA — Virginia’s love affair with public-private partnerships could be in peril.
A circuit court judge from Portsmouth ruled earlier this month that collecting tolls on an existing tunnel to pay for another tunnel is tantamount to raising taxes — and the un-elected Virginia Department of Transportation can’t do that under the Constitution of Virginia.Read More →
FREDERICKSBURG – Some Virginia tea partiers are steamed at the state Tea Party Patriots Federation, which ranked lieutenant governor candidate Corey Stewart No. 1 in the seven-way contest for the GOP nomination.Read More →