Monday, September 24, 2012
Look up your neighbor's contributions to the campaigns of President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney based on data from the Federal Elections Commission.
Virginia residents have donated more than $19.6 million directly presidential candidates this election cycle, with a lot of those donations coming from Northern Virginia. President Barack Obama has received more than $9.2 million from voters, and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has received more than $8.1 million. The remainder—about $2.3 million—went to candidates no longer in the race, including Herman Cain and Newt Gingrich, and political parties. The data in the tool above is directly from the Federal Election Commission based on campaign reports through June 30, 2012. Notes on the data: This data was updated in October 2012 to reflect donations based on campaign reports through Aug. 31, 2012. The data has not been cleaned up …
Friday, September 21, 2012
"If hope and change means drastic cuts to the defense industry, and more than 200,000 jobs lost to Virginia, then Virginians hope we can return the change," Stewart said in a release.
Shortly after President Barack Obama finished speaking at a scheduled grassroots campaign stop today at Potomac Nationals' Pfitzner Stadium in Woodbridge, Prince William County BOCS Chairman Corey released a statement criticizing what he called Obama's "drastic cuts to the defense industry." "If hope and change means drastic cuts to the defense industry, and more than 200,000 jobs lost to Virginia, then Virginians hope we can return the change," Stewart said. "The only cuts in spending that President Obama has proposed will be crippling to our local economy and national defense." Stewart said he was part of a small counter-rally of 25 to 30 Republicans just outside of the stadium. Stewart's office said in a release that Pfitzner Stadium's …
Patch will update live from the event with quotes and other information.
On Sept. 21, President Barack Obama campaigned in Woodbridge at a grassroots event held at the Potomac Nationals Pfitzner Stadium near the County Complex. For a live blog of the event, see below. 4:22 p.m.: The Prince William County Fire Marshal's office said approximately 11,000 people were in attendance today. The Obama campaign said 12,000 people were at the stadium. 12:40 p.m. Obama addressed the Republican perception that Democrats rely too much on what the government can do for them. "We don't think government can solve all our problems, but we don't think the government is the source of all our problems," he said. He concluded with a message of unity and bipartisanship. "We believe here in American, we're in it together," …
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Roads near the Potomac Nationals stadium may be clogged.
Update 11:20 a.m.: President Obama arrived at Pfitnzer Stadium just before 11 a.m. via helicopter. Update, 9:30 a.m.: The event is unlikely to affect PWCS operations, PWCS Director of Communications Phil Kavits said. "Thus far, not aware of any anticipated problems having to do with the president's campaign event," Kavits told Patch. Update, Sept. 21: The parking lots at the stadium are now all full, Prince William County Police Department advised on Facebook. "Those attending the event at the P'Nats Stadium must go to the PW Fairgrounds to park and catch a shuttle," the post read. "NO MORE VEHICLES will be allowed to park at the stadium." Original story: President Barack Obama will speak at Potomac Nationals' Pfitzner Stadium on …
Some residents were waiting in line since 5:30 a.m.
Robert Greene threw his hands in the air as he walked away from the ticket window at Potomac Nationals Pfitzner Stadium shortly after 9 a.m. today. "You all can go home now," he said, as the long line of people behind him laughed. "We are all sold out." Greene and his brother Rodney Greene were the first two in line to pick up tickets to see President Barack Obama campaign in Woodbridge on Sept. 21. They arrived at 5:30 a.m. "We got up at 5 a.m. and I picked him up, and we rolled around and made sure we were in the right place," Greene told Woodbridge Patch. Volunteer Sherron Day estimated that more than 100 were in line by 9 a.m. She wasn't sure how many were projected to show up, or how many tickets were available, since the total …
Friday, September 7, 2012
The DNC keynote speaker will campaign for Obama in Mount Vernon, Fairfax, and Woodbridge on Saturday.
San Antonio mayor and Democratic National Convention keynote speaker Julián Castro will be stopping in Mount Vernon, Fairfax, and Woodbridge during a campaign tour for President Barack Obama Saturday. Mayor Castro will be meeting with supporters during his campaign stops in Fairfax County. Mayor Castro will discuss the "choice for voters in this election between two fundamentally different visions of how to grow the economy," according to a release sent by Obama for America - Virginia. "The mayor will also highlight the importance of registering to vote, especially for young people, and will encourage Americans to understand their voting rights and how to exercise them." Mayor Castro will kick off his campaign tour at the OFA Mount Vernon …
Now that the Democratic and Republican delegates have officially chosen their nominees, Patch wants to know: Who are you betting on?
Friday, September 7, 2012
It's official: With President Barack Obama's acceptance speech in Charlotte Thursday night, both the Republicans and Democrats have formally chosen their nominees for the 2012 presidential election. Let the real race begin. A lot can change between now and Nov. 6: Gaffes, scandals or even major international news events could shift the dynamics of the campaign. The latest Gallup Polls show registered voters preferring Obama to Mitt Romney by just one percentage point, 47 percent to 46 percent. A USA Today/Gallup poll taken just before the party conventions found American voters think Obama is more likeable, but trust Romney more to handle the economy. Pundits have been busy for months handicapping the major-party candidates on various …
Saturday, July 14, 2012
President Obama made a campaign stop Saturday at Centreville High School in Clifton.
President Obama visited Centreville High School in Fairfax County Saturday as part of a campaign swing through the state. The photos were taken at the speech, in the high school gym, as well as outside the school, where some local protesters gathered beforehand. Read more about today's visit here: President Obama Campaigns at Centreville High The CVHS Presidential Visit: What You Need to Know Obama to Speak at Centreville High School Saturday Many Wait in Line for President Obama Rally Tickets Poll: Should Obama Propose Extending Tax Cuts to All?
Friday, July 13, 2012
President Obama wants to extend tax cuts only to those making less than $250,000.
As President Barack Obama prepares to visit Fairfax County, one of the wealthiest counties in the nation, on Saturday, members of Congress are debating whether to heed his call to extend a Bush-era tax cut to families making less than $250,000. Republicans want to see that cut applied to all, including families making more than $250,000. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, who represents Virginia's 7th Congressional District, said he would schedule a vote later this month to extend the cuts to all, including the wealthy. Obama has said he would veto anything that includes tax cuts for all. Former Gov. Tim Kaine, a Democrat and friend of the president, disagrees with Obama on the cut-off point. Instead of just extending the tax cuts for …
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Virginia governor tells radio audience on WTOP Tuesday "I am not being vetted by his campaign."
On radio station WTOP Tuesday, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) all but ruled out the possibility of becoming the vice presidential choice of presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney. "I am not being vetted by his campaign," he told the radio audience. That doesn't completely shut the door if the Romney campaign came calling. McDonnell has not said he would say "no" to the VP slot if it were offered. The popular Republican governor, who received 59 percent of the vote before he was sworn in as the 71st head of the Commonwealth in 2010, said he plans to serve out his term, which ends in January 2014. McDonnell became chairman of the Republican Governors Association in 2011 and has campaigned for Romney in Virginia, as well as in Southern primary…