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Phillip Puckett Resign

Top McAuliffe Aide Reportedly Hinted At Job For Daughter Of Key Legislator

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 10.02.2014 | Politics

A top aide to Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) allegedly suggested state jobs for a key state senator's daughter if the lawmaker agreed to stay in of...

Pullling a Puckett: A Brief History of Selling Out

Steven Conn | Posted 08.10.2014 | Politics
Steven Conn

No one seems to recognize that by bailing out when the going got tough, he is simply doing what many others before him have done, and often with good results. "Pulling a Puckett" has a rich history that deserves our respect, and Puckett now joins a distinguished list of those who have not been daunted by the adage "quitters never win."

House of Cards-Style Corruption in Virginia

C. Robert Gibson | Posted 08.10.2014 | Politics
C. Robert Gibson

State Senator Phil Puckett, a Democrat, announced his resignation today after 16 years in the senate. If a Republican replaces Puckett, his daughter gets a judgeship and he gets a position as Deputy Director of the state tobacco commission.

GOP Straight Up Bribes Democratic Senator In Effort To Block Obamacare

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grim & Ashley Alman | Posted 06.09.2014 | Politics

The Republican Party in Virginia has resorted to what appears to be outright bribery in its ongoing effort to deny low-income residents in the state a...