Politics

Goodlatte among chief foes to reform

November 19th, 2014

Fierce resistance by U.S. Rep. Bob Goodlatte to immigration reform, at least as it is conceived by President Obama, is a leading reason why the president is preparing an executive order to overcome his congressional opponents.

Comstock, Foust head for finish line in 10th District

October 31st, 2014

The campaign in Northern Virginia’s 10th Congressional District is closing the way it started: Del. Barbara Comstock, R-McLean, continues to be rated a slight favorite over Democrat John Foust, but enough uncertainty remains to give both campaigns reason to work hard until the end.

Republicans, Democrats cut ad buys in 10th District

October 13th, 2014

Decisions by the Democratic and Republican national congressional committees late last week to cut ad spending sharply in the 10th Congressional District jolted the campaigns of Del. Barbara Comstock, R-McLean, and Democrat John Foust, but the two sides differed on what it means for their chances of winning.

Political outlook: more gridlock

October 8th, 2014

Larry Sabato, the highly visible political pundit from the University of Virginia, brought a mixed message Wednesday for Democrats and Republicans pondering elections in 2014 and beyond.

Comstock, Wolf campaign together in Winchester

September 25th, 2014

The Frederick County Republican Party opened the doors to its 2014 campaign headquarters at 17 W. Boscawen St. Thursday with a rally focused on electing Del. Barbara Comstock to Congress.

House candidates take chance to make their case to electorate

September 12th, 2014

Local political activists got a chance Friday to hear Del. Barbara Comstock and Fairfax County Supervisor John Foust take turns explaining which of them would be the best choice to replace retiring U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf, R-Vienna.

Senate hopefuls stump at Hob Nob

September 12th, 2014

MIDDLETOWN — Barbecue dinners, political speeches and a straw poll formed the main attractions for slightly more than 400 people who attended the 15th annual Hob Nob in the Valley Friday at Lord Fairfax Community College.

Foust talks education, immigration, job creation

August 18th, 2014

WINCHESTER — John Foust, the Democratic candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives in the 10th District, spent about an hour Monday fielding questions on topics ranging from immigration to U.S. foreign policy and economic development.

Gillespie’s Senate campaign zeroing in on economy

August 7th, 2014

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Ed Gillespie said Thursday a five-point plan at the center of his campaign offers more hope for spurring the state’s economy than what he described as failed policies supported by his opponent, U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, and President Obama.

Wolf disappointed in McAuliffe’s stance on heroin

July 23rd, 2014

Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s rejection of a call for creation of a statewide task force on heroin shows the governor is “really going to miss the boat” in addressing the spread of the drug, U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf, R-Vienna, said Wednesday.

Foust opens Winchester office for congressional race

July 18th, 2014

The importance of women voters to Democratic hopes in the fall congressional elections was on display Friday in Winchester with the opening of a field office for10th District candidate John Foust.