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2008-11-05 06:00:02

By Ken Dilanian and Fredreka Schouten Democrats significantly expanded their hold on the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, putting them in stronger position to help deliver on President-elect Barack Obama's campaign promises. They appeared to fall short, though, of the magic 60-vote majority needed to pass bills without Republican support. Democrats picked up Republican-held seats in Virginia, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Mexico and Colorado -- and they were leading in Oregon and...

2008-11-04 21:00:01

Democrat Mark R. Warner was the projected winner Tuesday in the U.S. Senate race in Virginia against Republican James Gilmore. Democrats in the U.S. Senate watched election returns Tuesday, hoping to push their party closer to the filibuster-proof number of 60. The Democrats have 51-49 majority, with two Independents caucusing. In a contest between former Virginia governors, Warner was projected to cruise to victory to take the seat being vacated by Republican Sen. John W. Warner, who is...

2008-09-28 15:00:16

By ANDREW TAYLOR By Andrew Taylor The Associated Press WASHINGTON Oil companies won elimination of a long-standing ban on drilling off the Atlantic and Pacific coasts as the Senate passed a sprawling spending bill Saturday. Automakers gained $25 billion in taxpayer-subsidized loans in the process. The 78-12 vote sent the $634 billion measure to President Bush, who was expected to sign it even though it spends more money and contains more pet projects than he would have liked....

2008-08-27 06:00:25

By Jill Lawrence DENVER -- Former Virginia governor Mark Warner, in his keynote address to the Democratic convention, accused the Bush administration of bad policies that have left the nation worse off and said Republican John McCain would deliver "more of the same." Warner, a candidate for the U.S. Senate, praised presumptive nominee Barack Obama as a leader who understands people must come together to meet challenges on jobs, health care, education, energy and foreign policy. "We need...

2008-07-22 03:00:12

By David Brown, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Jul. 22--John McCain showed strength of character as a prisoner of war that qualifies him to lead the nation, says a Marine veteran who was incarcerated with the senator at the "Hanoi Hilton," an infamous North Vietnamese POW camp. McCain has a "character of steel that was hardened by the fires of hell," former POW John Warner said Monday at a campaign event in Green Tree. Warner, 67, of Rohrersville, Md., joined Allegheny County...

2008-07-10 06:00:44

By David Harrison david.harrison@roanoke.com 777-3523 U.S. Senate candidate Jim Gilmore dispensed gas and campaign positions to Southwest Virginia motorists Tuesday morning, in his campaign's first visit to the area. In Roanoke County, the Republican spoke with about a dozen people, many of whom said they had not expected to see their former governor at the gas station. Wearing a blue blazer and tasseled loafers, and trailed by reporters and television cameras, Gilmore pumped their gas...

2008-06-20 15:00:30

U.S. Sen. Jim Webb's stance on his state's ability to drill for gas offshore has distanced him from many other Democrats on the issue, political observers say. Webb and fellow Virginia Sen. John Warner, a Republican, submitted legislation that would give Virginia the right to explore for natural gas off its coast. Webb's staff said his position on the issue is in agreement with the state's two other leading Democrats, Gov. Tim Kaine and ex-Gov. Mark Warner, now U.S. Senate candidate, The...

2008-06-20 09:00:44

By DALE EISMAN By Dale Eisman and Warren Fiske The Virginian-Pilot RICHMOND Democrat Mark Warner said Wednesday that potential oil and natural gas deposits off the Virginia coast should be open for exploration, but not necessarily for production. Republican Jim Gilmore argued that offshore energy must be exploited to reduce U.S. dependence on foreign producers. "Drill here. Drill now. Pay less," he declared. The arms-length exchange between the two former governors and current...

2008-06-19 15:00:33

By Dale Eisman and Warren Fiske, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Jun. 19--RICHMOND -- Democrat Mark Warner said Wednesday that potential oil and natural gas deposits off the Virginia coast should be open for exploration, but not necessarily for production. Republican Jim Gilmore argued that offshore energy must be exploited to reduce U.S. dependence on foreign producers. "Drill here. Drill now. Pay less," he declared. The arms-length exchange between the two former governors and...


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