Quantcast

Latest Democratic Party of Virginia Stories

2008-07-31 09:01:16

By Brian McNeill, The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, Va. Jul. 31--If Democrat Barack Obama picks Gov. Timothy M. Kaine as his running mate -- and they win -- it might prove to be a disastrous recipe for the foreseeable future of Virginia's Democratic Party. That was the conclusion of a new in-depth analysis of Kaine's shot at the vice presidency by Larry J. Sabato, director of the Center for Politics at the University of Virginia. "What's good for Tim Kaine, ironically, would be very...

2008-07-30 03:00:40

By Warren Fiske, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Jul. 30--RICHMOND -- Gov. Timothy M. Kaine was mum Tuesday as word spread across the nation that Democrat Barack Obama may be on the verge of asking him to run for vice president. "I'm just not going to talk about my conversations with the campaign," he said in an interview during his monthly appearance on WTOP radio in Washington. On his way out, he was swarmed by reporters on the sidewalk. "I have not sought it. I'm not running for...

2008-07-29 15:01:08

Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine Tuesday refused to fuel talk about his chances of running with U.S. Sen. Barack Obama as part of the Democratic presidential ticket. During a news conference, Kaine said he wasn't lobbying for the vice presidential slot, CNN reported. I haven't sought it, I'm not running for it, I'm not asking for it Kaine said, I never asked anything of the campaign. I didn't endorse him to get anything. I endorsed him to help him. Earlier, sources close to Kaine reported he had...

2008-07-12 03:00:16

By Michael Sluss mike.sluss@roanoke.com (804) 697-1585 Gov. Tim Kaine compared the General Assembly's unproductive special session to a television sitcom Thursday, but he wasn't laughing about a debacle that left Virginia without a fix for its transportation funding woes. The special session called June 23 by Kaine ended in the wee hours of Thursday morning as many had predicted it would, with a politically divided legislature deadlocked over whether to increase taxes to cover mounting...

2008-06-20 12:00:19

By Michael Sluss, The Roanoke Times, Va. Jun. 20--RICHMOND --Gov. Tim Kaine on Thursday produced the transportation funding bill he will ask lawmakers to pass next week, and set up a showdown with Republicans in the House of Delegates who have criticized his plan. Kaine released a 55-page bill that calls for increases in the vehicle sales tax and vehicle registration fees to reduce a maintenance funding shortfall that has forced the state to use highway construction dollars for the...

2008-06-20 09:00:17

By Jim Nolan, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Va. Jun. 20--Gov. Timothy M. Kaine's $1 billion transportation bill won't be the only proposal in the mix Monday as lawmakers return to take up the state's road woes. In the special session, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle will put forth alternatives to address a growing statewide deficit for highway maintenance and the needs of traffic-snarled Northern Virginia and Hampton Roads. Sen. Charles J. Colgan, D-Prince William, is developing a...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'