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Virginia News Headlines: Thursday Morning


Here are a few Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Thursday, December 29. Also, break out the popcorn, as Jon Huntsman rips into Ron Paul in a new ad in New Hampshire.

*A deeper shade of purple

*Wealthy businessman drops out of Va. senate race

*Coal, labor boosted their spending on Va. elections

*McDonnell does not support shifting transportation costs to localities

*Coast Guard to study the future of Atlantic traffic and wind farms

*Effort made to get more GOP hopefuls on Virginia primary ballot

*Virginia: If it’s wrong to exclude Gingrich and Perry, can they get on ballot?

*In Virginia, Kaine, Allen in dead heat for Senate

*Exit interview, Part I: Senate candidate Tim Donner withdraws from race

*Tax will increase commuter costs, could jam area roads

*Too dense to get on Virginia ballot, but you want to be prez?

*Mackowiak: The Political Winners of 2011

*In Washington area, African American students suspended and expelled two to five times as often as whites

*Suspect in slashings flees to Peru

  • Arlington Democrats Set New Dates for County Board Caucus; Candidate Forum to Be Held on January 4

    Arlington, VA – Tonight, the Arlington County Democratic Committee (ACDC) Steering Committee voted move up the caucus dates to select its nominee for the upcoming County Board special election to fill the seat being vacated by State Senator-elect Barbara Favola.

    The caucus will now be held over two days – from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm on Thursday, January 19th at Washington-Lee High School (1301 N. Stafford St.) and 11:00 am – 7:00 pm on Saturday, January 21st at Kenmore Middle School (200 S. Carlin Springs Rd.).  

    In light of the compressed schedule, ACDC will host a candidate forum for announced County Board candidates as part of its January 4, 2012 ACDC meeting, which will be held at 7:00 pm at the NRECA building (4301 Wilson Blvd.) in Ballston.

    The earlier caucus dates are necessitated by an Arlington Electoral Board decision last week to set a deadline of January 27, 2012 for party certification of County Board candidates for the upcoming special election.

    Under the revised rules, all candidates must file a letter of intent to seek the Democratic nomination with the Chair of the Arlington County Democratic Committee, or his designated representative, at Arlington County Democratic Headquarters, 2009 14th St. North, Suite 612 Arlington, VA 22201 after 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 29, 2011, and before 7:00 p.m. on Monday, January 9, 2012. Only those candidates who have properly filed by 7 p.m. on Monday, January 9, 2012, will be listed on the official ballot and be eligible for nomination.

    To date, (in alphabetical order) Melissa Bondi, Peter Fallon, Libby Garvey, Kim Klingler, Elmer Lowe, and Terron Sims have announced their intention to seek the Democratic Party’s nomination.

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