Virginia Senate

  1. According to a poll released Wednesday, Virginia’s two Senate candidates, former Governors George Allen and Tim Kaine virtually tied. Kaine (D) stands at 48 percent, while Allen (R), is at 46 percent.

    The poll also shows Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) holding a 52% approval rating.

    In Wisconsin, all three Republican candidates vying to chanllenge Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D) for the open Senate seat are running close to one another. That primary is next Tuesday.  

  2. Instagram photos taken by Samra Khawaja

    Conservative group Americans for Prosperity targeted Senate candidate Tim Kaine (D) in Richmond Friday afternoon while on a bus tour across Virginia.

    As the speakers took turns taunting the Supreme Court’s ruling on health care as well as Kaine’s economic policies, a group of liberal protestors stood outside the conservative-owned pub where the rally took place to welcome the group.

    The AFP speakers, including Mechanicsville, Va. Tea Party chair Gary Baugh and Fox News contributor Kate Obenshain, encouraged supporters to continue exercising grass-root efforts to reach out to voters as they “fight for change.” AFP  launched a $9 million ad Friday attacking President Obama and the healthcare law.

    The group will make their final stop in Loudoun, Va. on Saturday morning.

  3. Former Sen. George Allen (R) celebrates his victory after Virginia’s primary election on Tuesday. Despite the low voter turnout, Allen beat his three rivals and will face  former Gov. Tim Kaine (D) for the open Virginia senate seat. 
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    Former Sen. George Allen (R) celebrates his victory after Virginia’s primary election on Tuesday. Despite the low voter turnout, Allen beat his three rivals and will face  former Gov. Tim Kaine (D) for the open Virginia senate seat. 

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  4. instagram photo by samrakhawaja

    It is no surprise that President Obama and Mitt Romney are already campaigning heavily in Virginia. Along with a handful of other swing states, the Old Dominion is expected to hold the keys to the White House this year. 

    A Republican bastion in presidential races between 1968 and 2004, the increasingly liberal northern region just south and west of Washington, D.C., has swung the state towards the Democrats in 2008. But the state’s still influential conservative southern and far western parts create a competitive environment between Republican and Democratic candidates. 

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