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 prevails to win seat in Congress
November 4th, 2014
Del. Barbara Comstock, R-McLean, got the promotion she wanted to the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday night.
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.
Comstock, Gillespie urge supporters to finish strong
October 29th, 2014
Local Republicans packed the party’s campaign headquarters Wednesday to hear pep talks from the candidates running for the U.S. Senate and for Congress in the 10th District.
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.
Same sex couples now free to marry in Virginia
October 6th, 2014
Separate actions by the U.S. Supreme Court and Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring Monday cleared the last obstacles to same sex couples marrying in Virginia.
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.
Legislators list their preferred candidates for vacant judgeships
September 10th, 2014
Legislators from the 26th Judicial Circuit in the Northern Shenandoah Valley announced their support Tuesday for five attorneys to fill judgeships from the area when lawmakers meet later this month.
Gilbert: McDonnell case may fuel more ethics reform
September 5th, 2014
A new round of ethics reform legislation may spring from the downfall of former Gov. Bob McDonnell on federal corruption charges, Del. C. Todd Gilbert, R-Woodstock, said Friday.
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.
Warner talks up debt relief, bipartisanship in campaign stop
August 1st, 2014
WOODSTOCK – U.S. Sen. Mark Warner brought a message of conciliation and bipartisanship to the Republican stronghold of Shenandoah County during a campaign stop Friday at the Fort Valley Nursery and Garden Center.
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.
Holtzman donates $10,000 to McDonnell’s legal defense fund
July 21st, 2014
William Holtzman, CEO of Holtzman Oil Corp. in Mount Jackson, gave $10,000 in recent months to the legal defense fund of former Gov. Robert F. McDonnell in McDonnell’s fight against federal corruption charges.
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.
Area congressional delegation urges statewide heroin task force
June 5th, 2014
A letter from most members of Virginia’s congressional delegation to Gov. Terry McAuliffe asks him to form a statewide task force in response to the spread of heroin throughout Virginia.
Our Health salutes Wolf’s work in Congress
June 3rd, 2014
The long good-bye to retiring U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf continued Tuesday with the Kendall Community Campus of Our Health paying tribute to the role the Vienna Republican played in the opening of the facility in 2003.