Then deletes tweet and blames 'staff.'2:01 PM, Feb 13, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Democratic senator Mark Warner of Virginia sent out a message on his Senate office's official Twitter account that claimed Republicans would blame this week's winter storms on Obamacare. Warner, who is up for reelection this year, deleted the message, though it remains recorded at Politiwoops, a website documenting deleted tweets from politicians.
"Just a matter of time: waiting for the @VA_GOP to claim this winter storm was caused by The Affordable Care Act. #Snowbamacare," wrote Senator Warner. According to Politiwoops, Warner deleted the tweet 26 seconds after it was posted. Warner followed up with a tweet, blaming the deleted message on "staff."
The tweet came from Warner's official Senate Twitter account, not his campaign account.
The Republican party of Virginia, whose Twitter account was referenced in Warner's deleted message, has been responding by pointing out that Warner was one of the deciding votes on Obamacare. There do not appear to be any tweets from the Virginia GOP's account suggesting that the snow storm was, indeed, caused by the health care law.
4:56 PM, Jan 21, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell, a Republican, and his wife were today indicted on corruption charges:
Jan 27, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 19 • By THE SCRAPBOOK
Despite what readers may think, when people we never liked reach their expiration date, The Scrapbook tends to lean in the direction of de mortuis nil nisi bonum. (Loosely translated: Don’t speak ill of the dead.) It’s a little different, however, when political careers die—and so we freely confess to a quiet satisfaction at the news that Rep. James Moran (D-Va.) has announced that he will not seek a twelfth term in Congress. Good riddance.
"If I were Virginia's senator, [Obamacare] would not be law today."11:55 AM, Jan 16, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Ed Gillespie, a former chairman of the Republican National Committee, has announced he is running for the U.S. Senate in Virginia against Democratic senator Mark Warner. He introduces himself and his candidacy in a new ad. Watch it below:
7:58 AM, Jan 7, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Barbara Comstock announced that she will run for the congressional seat (Virginia 10) currently being held by retiring Congressman Frank Wolf:
11:27 AM, Dec 19, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Republican state senator Dick Black of Virginia is considering running for the House seat currently represented by retiring Republican Frank Wolf. Black announced on Facebook he was forming an exploratory committee.
Will the GOP be ready?Nov 18, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 10 • By JAY COST
The governorship of Virginia has been held by some of the most eminent men in American history: Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson, Edmund Randolph, Henry Lee, James Monroe. And now, Terry McAuliffe will sit in their chair. Depressing?
Hosted by Michael Graham.5:15 PM, Nov 6, 2013 • By TWS PODCAST
The WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with executive editor Fred Barnes recapping the 2013 elections in Virginia, New Jersey, New York and across the country.
12:01 AM, Nov 6, 2013 • By WILLIAM KRISTOL
This year, Virginia Republicans were divided and had an easily caricatured candidate at the top of the ticket who ran a defensive campaign and was massively outspent ... and the state still broke basically 50-50. Next year, incumbent Democratic senator Mark Warner will be on the ballot.
9:45 PM, Nov 5, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Terry McAuliffe will win his bid for governor Virginia, both Fox News and NBC News are projecting. McAuliffe, a Democrat, will defeat his Republican opponent, attorney general Ken Cuccinelli.
With 91 percent of precincts reporting, McAuliffe holds a small lead, 46.8 percent to Cuccinelli's 46.5 percent.
Neither Obama nor Biden mentioned Obamacare in their speeches.2:37 PM, Nov 4, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Ken Cuccinelli may have finally found a winning message in his bid for governor of Virginia, and not a moment too soon. With just a day before Virginians head to the polls, Cuccinelli spent Monday morning targeting his Democratic opponent Terry McAuliffe and other national Democrats for their support for Obamacare.
8:38 AM, Nov 4, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
A final poll from Quinnipiac on Tuesday's gubernatorial race in Virginia shows Democrat Terry McAuliffe with a six-point lead over Republican rival Ken Cuccinelli. Forty-six percent of likely Virginia voters say they will vote for McAuliffe, according to the poll, while 40 percent say they'll vote for Cuccinelli. Eight percent say they will vote for the Libertarian party candidate, Robert Sarvis. Here's more from Quinnipiac:
6:48 AM, Nov 4, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
President Obama campaigned yesterday in Virginia for Democrat Terry McAuliffe, whose election in the governor's race is Tuesday. Obama praised McAuliffe's wife, their "unbelievable children," and McAuliffe himself.
12:40 PM, Nov 3, 2013 • By WILLIAM KRISTOL
Could the focus on Obamacare in the last couple of weeks before Tuesday's Virginia gubernatorial election enable the Republican nominee, Ken Cuccinelli, to come from behind in the homestretch? He's run a pretty awful campaign so far, and has been trailing badly for months, but ...