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Norfolk endorsements
2014 Elections / Local / Norfolk / Politics

Norfolk endorsements

No, not mine! I try to stay out of the endorsement business ;) The Virginian-Pilot released its endorsements Sunday and the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce’s Norfolk Division released theirs Tuesday.  With only a single candidate in Wards 1 and 2, neither endorsed in those contests. Both chose the same candidate for mayor and Ward … Continue reading

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Update on candidates’ forums
2014 Elections / Hampton Roads / Local / Norfolk / Politics

Update on candidates’ forums

The Norfolk candidates’ forum tonight will go on as scheduled but without the participation of current mayor, Paul Fraim. I am told that the other two candidates for mayor will be present, along with the two candidates vying in Ward 5. In addition, there will be a forum this Friday for Newport News candidates. The … Continue reading

ICYMI: The legislature’s dereliction of duty
Hampton Roads / Local / Politics / Virginia

ICYMI: The legislature’s dereliction of duty

My latest op-ed, title above, appeared in The Virginian-Pilot Thursday. The dereliction of duty is the member’s failure to do what is best for the citizens of Virginia. Over a year ago, I pointed out that the creation of the MIRC and how it basically meant that Medicaid expansion wasn’t done. As I watched last … Continue reading

5 former VA AGs: Dismiss McDonnell corruption charges
Local / Politics / Virginia

5 former VA AGs: Dismiss McDonnell corruption charges

Who says bipartisanship is dead? Not these five: Democrats Andrew P. Miller, Mary Sue Terry and Stephen D. Rosenthal join Republicans J. Marshall Coleman and Mark L. Earley in the filing, arguing that the “expansive interpretation of federal law” on which counts 1-11 are based “is completely alien to any legal advice that any of … Continue reading