Govt/Politics

Judge's decision could affect Goode-Perriello race
Published on Nov 18th, 2008
6 comments A hearing on December 8 in U.S. District Court in Richmond could affect the outcome the still-too-close-to-call race for Congress between Rep. Virgil Goode (R-Rocky Mount) and Tom Perriello (D-Ivy)....
Perriello attends freshman orientation
Published on Nov 17th, 2008
2 comments Though the election results have yet to be finalized and a recount appears imminent, that didn't stop Tom Perriello (D-Ivy) from attending freshman orientation for newly-elected members of the U.S....
Gilmore campaign $50,000 in the hole
Published on Nov 13th, 2008
4 comments Former Gov. Jim Gilmore (R) sent an e-mail to supporters of his failed U.S. Senate bid today thanking them and asking them for one last contribution of "$100, $75, or even $35" to help cover a $50,...
Kaine tells Obama no thanks
Published on Nov 13th, 2008
6 comments After much speculation that he might leave his post to join the cabinet of President-elect Barack Obama, Gov. Tim Kaine told reporters yesterday, "I took an oath to be here for my whole term. I've...
McAuliffe files to run for governor in '09
Published on Nov 10th, 2008
1 comments Former Democratic National Committee chair and advisor to both Bill and Hillary Clinton Terry McAuliffe is one step closer to running for Governor of Virginia. The Associated Press reports that...
Obama cabinet could mean musical chairs for Virginia
Published on Nov 7th, 2008
24 comments President-elect Barack Obama broke an attendance record with his October 30, 2007 fundraiser at the Charlottesville Pavilion. PHOTO BY TOM DALY As President-elect Barack Obama begins to announce...
Perriello leads Goode in ongoing vote count
Published on Nov 6th, 2008
27 comments Rep. Virgil Goode (R-Rocky Mount, left) and challenger Tom Perriello (D-Ivy) fought the closest Congressional race anywhere in Virginia. PHOTO COURTESY OF VIRGIL GOODE/BY JEN FARIELLO Monday 2:20pm...
Upset alert? Goode and Perriello tied on Election Eve
Published on Nov 3rd, 2008
12 comments Rep. Virgil Goode (R-Rocky Mount) and attorney Tom Perriello (D-Ivy) are running in a district that went to President George W. Bush by ten points in 2004. PHOTO COURTESY OF VIRGIL GOODE/BY JEN...
McCain, Obama make last pitch to Virginia
Published on Nov 3rd, 2008
9 comments Sens. John McCain (R-AZ) and Barack Obama (D-IL) will both spend some of the final 24 hours in their campaigns for the White House in the Commonwealth. McCain will take the stage at a rally near...
Palin ready? Eagleburger says, 'Of course not.'
Published on Oct 31st, 2008
27 comments Lawrence Eagleburger, seen here in his official State Department portrait from 1992, served in the Nixon, Carter, Reagan, and Bush administrations before retiring to Charlottesville. PHOTO COURTESY...
Top local libertarian endorses Obama
Published on Oct 29th, 2008
6 comments Despite his writing for the nation's top libertarian magazine, Reason magazine science correspondent and occasional Hook contributor Ronald Bailey announced today that despite the fact that he backed...
McCain's mom coming to town
Published on Oct 28th, 2008
5 comments With Election Day one week away, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) is doing everything he can to rally the troops for a victory in the presidential race, including sending his 96-year-old mother to...
City joins County: no lights for Towe softball
Published on Oct 28th, 2008
1 comments "The master plan is not in stone," says City Parks boss Mike Svetz, despite City Council's May 19 to destroy the two softball fields at McIntire Park.. FILE PHOTO BY RYAN HOOVER In an abrupt decision...
Darfur concert nets $41K
Published on Oct 27th, 2008
3 comments PHOTO BY JEN FARIELLO Charlottesville stood up for Darfur at a September 12 benefit concert at the Paramount with world-music powerhouse performers Lºnasa and Vieux Farka Tour©. Organizer Maggie...
Obama to hold JMU rally Tuesday
Published on Oct 25th, 2008
23 comments Presidential candidate Barack Obama will hold a campaign rally Tuesday evening at James Madison University, according to the  Staunton daily newspaper.
County deems dump clean
Published on Oct 21st, 2008
33 comments FILE PHOTO BY JEN FARIELLO The long-running saga of the illegal junkyard in Cismont apparently is over. An Albemarle County release today says Cecil and Doris Gardner's 16-acre property on Campbell...
Sabato: 'Ol' Virginny is dead'
Published on Oct 21st, 2008
1 comments UVA professor and political pundit Larry Sabato tells Politico this morning that he sees Virginia leaning for Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) in this year's presidential election and that "Ol' Virginny is...
City drops controver$ial ambulance plan
Published on Oct 21st, 2008
7 comments Fire Chief Charles Werner has decided not to go into the rescue squad biz. FILE PHOTO BY JEN FARIELLO Charlottesville's controversial plan to buy its own ambulances, add rescue staff, and charge...
Jay-Z gives discount to registered voters
Published on Oct 20th, 2008
0 comments If you still haven't bought tickets for Jay-Z's show at the John Paul Jones Arena on Saturday, and you've registered to vote, you're in luck. A limited supply of tickets to the big gig go on sale...
New poll: McCain ties Obama in Central Virginia
Published on Oct 20th, 2008
8 comments Only two weeks after the same poll showed Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) eight points ahead of Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) among likely Central Virginian voters in this year's presidential race, SurveyUSA...