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Virginia Senate 2012


Arlington Patch | Jason Spencer | Posted 11.16.2012 | Politics

Conservative groups like Crossroads GPS, Americans for Prosperity and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce began running negative ads against Tim Kaine in Nov...

Amazing Electoral Feat For Hank The Cat

Posted 11.11.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Hank the Cat, the Springfield, Va., feline who ran an unusual grassroots campaign for U.S. Senate, accomplished something truly impressi...

Paul Blumenthal

'Dark Money' Floods 2012 Election | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Four conservative nonprofits and the business industry's lead trade association have spent nearly $300 million on political efforts over...

VoteVets, Progressive Veterans Group, Spends $1 Million Against GOP Candidates For Final Stretch

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.26.2012 | Politics

VoteVets Action Fund, a progressive veterans group, announced a $1 million push on Friday against Republican congressional candidates in Virginia, Ind...

Sheldon Adelson Makes Huge Virginia Investment

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Billionaire Sheldon Adelson is expanding his super PAC giving in October by making a huge contribution to a group working to return form...

George Allen Hit Over Education, Ryan Budget

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.23.2012 | Politics

Three labor unions launched a new TV ad Tuesday attacking Virginia Senate candidate George Allen (R) on education funding. The spot, "Education," i...

Kaine, Allen Face Off In Final Debate

Richmond Times-Dispatch | Wesley P. Hester | Posted 12.18.2012 | DC

RICHMOND, Va. -- U.S. Senate candidates George Allen and Timothy M. Kaine will make their closing arguments tonight in Blacksburg at the third and fin...

Campaigning From a Cat's Perspective

Hank the Cat | Posted 12.17.2012 | DC
Hank the Cat

American pets -- and their owners -- are sick of politics as usual, and are willing to do whatever is necessary to fix the corruption, lobbying, and corporate control of Congress.

Paul Blumenthal

Karl Rove Attacks From The Left? | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The "dark money" nonprofit Crossroads GPS is taking a new tack in its attacks on two Democratic Senate candidates, Montana Sen. Jon Test...

GOP Senate Candidate Targeted By Union Ads

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Three national labor unions have joined to target Virginia GOP Senate candidate George Allen, going after his position on Medicare and w...

Labor Group Blasts GOP Senate Candidate's 'Racist' Past

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 09.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Workers' Voice, the super PAC affiliated with the AFL-CIO, launched an attack Thursday on Virginia Senate candidate George Allen's troub...

Amanda Terkel

Democratic Senate Candidate Open To Minimum Income Tax For The 47 Percent | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney's comment about the "47 percent" of Americans who don't pay federal income taxes was front and center in the Virginia Senate...

Jason Linkins

George Allen Would Like His Primary Opponent To Stop Being So Mean To Him | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.30.2012 | Politics

If the polls are any guide, then former Virginia Sen. George Allen is basically a lock to win the state's GOP Senate primary, after which he will imme...

Virginia Cat Running For U.S. Senate Has New Sales Pitch

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 03.25.2012 | DC

Vote for Hank. Or at least buy his t-shirts. Hank, the 9-year-old former street cat vying for a Virginia seat in the U.S. Senate, is selling bipart...

George Allen Moves Closer To GOP Nomination

The Huffington Post | Meghan Neal | Posted 03.13.2012 | Politics

Former Sen. George Allen (R-Va.), who is looking to reclaim the seat he lost to Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.) in 2006, succeeded in doing something neither Ri...

Hilary Tuttle

CAT FIGHT: 'Hank For Senate' Dogged By Attack Ad | Hilary Tuttle | Posted 03.02.2012 | Weird News

A humble house cat's bid for the seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.) caught fire this week, drawing messages of praise from Russia an...

I CAN HAZ SENATE SEAT: Cat Runs For Senate In Virginia

The Huffington Post | Hilary Tuttle | Posted 02.28.2012 | Weird News

The race for a Senate seat from Virginia may evolve into a cat fight now that one Springfield resident has tossed his collar into the ring. Hank ma...

Who Is Giving George Allen A Big Headache?

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.12.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Virginia's U.S. Senate race just got a little more interesting. For months, it's been expected that former U.S. Sen. George Allen (R...

What's Next For Ben Nelson?

The Huffington Post | Meghan Neal | Posted 12.29.2011 | Politics

As the 2012 elections loom, both parties are starting to pour resources into congressional and gubernatorial races across the country. While Republica...

Jason Linkins

George Allen Did Not Enjoy That Facebook Chat He Had With You, Virginia | Jason Linkins | Posted 12.21.2011 | Politics

Apparently, former Virginia Sen. George Allen, currently vying with former Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine for the chance to reclaim his seat from the outgoin...

Michael McAuliff

George Allen Finance Adviser Hails From RNC's Strip Club, Jewelry Past | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.20.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A former Republican National Committee finance official who was forced to resign last year following allegations that she had spent part...

Jason Linkins

Late Returns: Herman Cain Takes A Victory Lap | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.11.2011 | Politics

Five men competed in last week's Republican debate in South Carolina, but only one of them could credibly package the entire experience in a video hig...

Senate Race Between Virginia Titans May Prove To Be Epic Showdown

The Washington Post | Posted 07.08.2011 | Politics

George Allen and Timothy M. Kaine are locked in a dead heat 18 months from Election Day, according to a new Washington Post poll, suggesting that the ...

Jason Linkins

Late Returns: Gingrich Takes Us Down A Familiar Path | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

At long, long last, one of the presumed contenders for the 2012 nomination is planning to formally enter the race, sort of. That person: Newt Gingric...

Tim Kaine Can Win Virginia, But He's Not the Only Democrat Who Can

Mo Elleithee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mo Elleithee

While I'm excited about the potential of a Tim Kaine senatorial candidacy, Virginia's Democrats have every reason to be bullish regardless of whether or not he runs.