Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Speaking today in Virginia, President Obama targeted Congress for putting "games" over the jobs of tens of thousands of people in Virginia, and he asked for help to prevent sequestration. Here's how to contact your congressman.
President Obama dropped by Virginia on Tuesday, railed against Congress for yet another "manufactured crisis"— this time sequestration 2013—and asked for help pressuring lawmakers to solve the budget impasse that could cost the state more than 200,000 jobs. "If you agree with me, I need you to make sure your voices are heard," Obama told employees and television cameras at Newport News Shipbuilding. "Let your leaders know what you expect of them. Let them know what you believe." The company receives Defense Department funding that's being threatened by drastic, mostly indiscriminate cuts that begin March 1 if no agreement is reached. Sen. Mark Warner has already warned that sequestration will be "worse than you imagine." In addition to the…
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Warner says he wants to continue his work in the U.S. Senate.
U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., announced Tuesday that he will not run for governor in 2013, saying that he wants to continue the work he was sent to do in Washington. Warner, in a statement issued shortly after 3 p.m., said Virginians of all political stripes have approached him over the past year to make the bid — which he said he would consider and then make a decision after the November election. "I’ve talked to a lot of Virginians I respect, and I’ve talked about it with my family," Warner said in a statement. "But when I asked Virginians to hire me as their Senator, I made a promise to come to Washington to try to be a problem solver. I have to admit, it’s been tougher than I expected. But I’ve tried to keep at it." Warner's decision…
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Senator tells Associated Press he'll announce decision before Thanksgiving.
Sen. Mark Warner plans to announce before Thanksgiving whether he'll run for governor again, according to the Associated Press. The former governor, a Democrat, served as the Commonwealth's chief executive from 2002 to 2006. Virginia is the only state in the country where a governor cannot succeed himself. Former DNC chair Terry McAuliffe has already thrown his hat in the ring and will face Republicans Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling and state Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli. If Warner walks away from another run for governor, he'll be teaming up in the Senate with the state's soon to be junior senator, Senator-elect Tim Kaine, who served as Warner's lieutenant governor and is himself a former governor of Virginia. In a poll conducted Nov. 8-12 by …
Monday, September 17, 2012
Susan Allen, Tim Kaine, Sen. Mark Warner on campaign trail Monday.
Don't be surprised if you get a call today from Virginia Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.), Democrat U.S. Senate candidate Tim Kaine or his opponent's wife, Susan Allen. It's crunch time, and with election day 50 days away, all three will be working multiple events Monday. Warner and Kaine will also travel across Virginia on Monday. Here is what their day looks like: Susan Allen will be campaigning in nearby Springfield.
Sunday, June 3, 2012
State party convention drew more than 2,000 to the city of Fairfax this weekend.
FAIRFAX — Perhaps U.S. Sen. Mark Warner put it best: "In 2008, we changed the guard. In 2012, we need to guard the change." More than 2,000 Democrats from across the commonwealth descended on George Mason University this weekend for the Democratic Party of Virginia's State Convention. The gathering served as part pep rally, part organizational meeting as activists mobilize for November. Party leaders had similar messages, previewing what they will try to hammer home while Virginia is in the national spotlight as a battleground state for the U.S. presidency. That message, they say, is that the right-wing takeover of the Republican Party has made this country, and this state, unrecognizable and infringes on the rights of gays, women and …
Monday, November 7, 2011
U.S. Senator Mark Warner held a rally in support of State Senator Chuck Colgan at Old Town Manassas' City Tavern Monday morning.
U.S. Senator Mark Warner held a rally in support of State Senator Chuck Colgan at Old Town Manassas' City Tavern Monday morning. The rally was held in the upper level banquet room of The City Tavern at 8:30 a.m. There was standing room only by the time Warner arrived for his speech. "To get this many people out at 8:30 in the morning says a lot about what people think about Chuck Colgan," said Colgan's daughter, Mary Finnigan. Those in attendance included Prince William District Attorney Paul Ebert, who is running unapposed in this year's election; Prince William County Chamber of Commerce President Rob Clapper; Mark Olson and Debbie Haight from Historic Manassas, Inc.; and members from the The Prince William Association of REALTORS and …