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Every Morning Voting in Rural VA

(3) Comments | Posted November 4, 2008 | 11:18 AM

My husband and I got up at 5am this morning so we would be at our polling place before it opened at 6am. We definitely knew where we were going. If we had any doubt, I had the benefit of numerous e-mails received from both campaigns over the past three...

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Tabling For Obama In Floyd, Virginia: A Profile Of Obama Volunteers

(3) Comments | Posted November 2, 2008 | 1:37 PM

For the past two months, rain or shine, from 11am to 3pm on Saturdays and Sundays, and for a few hours on Friday nights at the Floyd Country Store's Jamboree, a handful of local Obama campaign volunteers in Floyd, Virginia have maintained a small table where they sell yard...

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Auto Workers Canvassing for Obama in Va.: "Old Ladies Flipping Me the Bird!"

(2) Comments | Posted October 31, 2008 | 6:33 PM

DUBLIN, Va. -- When you think of the United Auto Workers (UAW) Southwest Virginia is not the first place that comes to mind. But this region is home to many union locals. One of them is UAW Local 2069 representing 1,500 workers at the Volvo-Mack Truck Plant in Pulaski County,...

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Conservative Tax Policy Is Corporate Socialism

(17) Comments | Posted October 25, 2008 | 4:10 PM

John McCain claims that Obama's plan to cut taxes for 95 percent of Americans earning less than $250,000 annually, including the majority of small businesses, and raise them for corporations and the wealthy would be disastrous given the current economic crisis. Obama's goal is to relieve middle class taxpayers facing...

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Army of Youth Braves Rain to Work Obama Event

(11) Comments | Posted October 18, 2008 | 5:07 PM

Roanoke, Virginia - For what or whom would you stand in line in the rain for over two hours? Anything? In Roanoke, Virginia yesterday thousands from counties all over Southwest Virginia did just that to attend possibly the first rally for a Democratic presidential candidate in these parts ever at...

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Dems Battle With Yard Signs And Gain Ground In Southwest Virginia

(9) Comments | Posted October 15, 2008 | 1:31 PM

For the first time in over 40 years, the state of Virginia may help put a Democrat in the White House. More important, the Democrat who will reside there if this happens will be the first African-American president in U.S. history. From some perspectives, the role that Virginia may play...

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