Grassroots

GAO: McAuliffe secretary violated lobbying laws while at HUD

By   /  February 5, 2015  /  News, State Government, Virginia  /  No Comments

AP Photo/Richmond Times-Dispatch, Mark Gormus

Maurice Jones, Virginia’s current secretary of Commerce and Trade, did indeed violate federal law prohibiting grassroots lobbying during his tenure as deputy secretary for U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, a Government Accountability Office report released Wednesday concluded.

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WI senator faces vote of no-confidence after working with DPI to derail Common Core reform

By   /  April 30, 2014  /  News, Uncategorized, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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Sen. Luther Olsen faces a vote of no-confidence from state GOP members after he worked with DPI to derail Common Core reform in Wisconsin.

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Bolling’s political future open as Virginia campaign heats up

By   /  May 22, 2013  /  News, Politics, Virginia  /  No Comments

NO FAVORITES: Bill Bolling is staying neutral in the Virginia governor's race.

By Carten Cordell │ Watchdog.org, Virginia Bureau
ALEXANDRIA — Seemingly cast aside by his own party in the governor’s race and with time winding down on his term as lieutenant governor, Bill Bolling’s political career seemed to be in its twilight.
But with the ideological direction of the Virginia GOP in question and an election growing more […]

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Lt. governor candidate tries to turn convention momentum into campaign gold

By   /  May 20, 2013  /  News, Virginia  /  1 Comment

E.W. JACKSON: Getting the cold shoulder from two congressmen.

By Carten Cordell │ Watchdog.org, Virginia Bureau
ALEXANDRIA — E.W. Jackson played every card in the deck to win the Republican lieutenant governor nomination Saturday night in Richmond — a rousing speech, a dedicated base and charismatic appeal to undecided conservative delegates.
Now, though, the media spotlight is turning to controversial comments Jackson has made about the gay community […]

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VA: Despite TV, grassroots onslaught, Old Dominion far from certain on election

By   /  October 26, 2012  /  News, Politics & Elections, Virginia, Vote 2012  /  No Comments

Despite many projections, Virginia's presidential leanings are cloudy at best

By Carten Cordell | Watchdog.org, Virginia Bureau
ALEXANDRIA — Political pundits, polling prognosticators and even Vegas odds makers are trying to handicap which presidential candidate will come away with Virginia’s 13 electoral votes on Nov. 6.
Even the World Series, Washington Redskins and the stock market have become tea leaves in a desperate search for clarity, but […]

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VA: Week in review — Candidates, voting controversies and tax preferences won’t leave the state alone

By   /  October 19, 2012  /  Federal Government, Local Government, News, Open Records, Politics & Elections, State Government, Taxes, Transparency, Virginia, Voter Registration  /  No Comments

HEAD ON: That's how Virginians are going to have to meet some pressing decisions in the coming weeks.

By Kathryn Watson | Watchdog.org Virginia Bureau
ALEXANDRIA — With less than three weeks to go until Election Day on Nov. 6, the intensity of the federal election frenzy is tightening its grip on Virginia.
In a supposed “voter protection effort,” a labor union sought out the names of Virginia citizens who had requested voter lists from Fairfax County […]

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