2008 General Election

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Did Commonwealth's Attorney Arrange Opponent's Firing?

Harvey Bryant, Virginia Beach's Commonwealth's Attorney has a challenger. And this morning that challenger is cleaning out his desk after being released from his position with the Portsmouth Commonwealth's Attorney's office. Mark Hardman, who announced he will be running for the Virginia Beach position has a lot more time to campaign.

Hardman recently announced that he will be running as an Independent against Harvey Bryant. Employed in the office Harvey Bryant requested to act as special prosecutor in the investigation of the notorious Sessoms/Obama flyers, he was informed by Earle Mobley that this presented a situation that would prohibit Hardman's continued service, or words to this effect. Bryant and Mobley are associated with local Republicans.

Top Dems Want to Investigate Bush

I'm not sure this is such an awesome idea.

Morris vs. Marshall in 09?

It is looking more and more likely that Russell Morris will step into the ring as Bob Marshall's latest challenger in the upcoming 2009 Delegate Race. Russ is an experienced and talented business executive with a keen eye for practical and innovative financial solutions.

I'd like to hear from you

I wanted to take a moment to welcome the Blue Commonwealth community and give you an update on what we’ve been up to since Election Day.

First, thank you to everyone who helped out during our campaign for the U.S. Senate. Your support led to an historic victory, and we couldn't have done it without you. I look forward to hearing from this community in the years to come as we work together to get our country back on the right track.

In the weeks since the election, I've had an opportunity to talk to folks around the state to get a sense of what they would like to see from our leaders in Washington.

If this election has proven anything, it's that Virginians and Americans want leaders who focus less on partisan ideology and more on finding solutions that produce results that will get this economy back on the right track.

In my conversations across the state, I've heard from community, academic and business leaders who are all focused on the economic downturn and who have all shared new ideas and insight that I am eager to bring to the U.S. Senate.

State and local officials have discussed the proposed economic stimulus package, which could improve our infrastructure and create jobs here in Virginia. Our university leaders are working on exciting research into alternative energy, which could create thousands of new "green" economy jobs and reduce our dependence on foreign oil. And several of Virginia's largest employers are thinking of innovative ways we can work together so they remain competitive in the global economy.

From the Virginia Electoral College

Gov. Tim Kaine addressing the 2008 Virginia Electoral College

On Monday, December 15th, the 2008 Virginia Electoral College assembled in the chamber of the Virginia House of Delegates to cast their votes for Barack Obama as President of the United States and Joe Biden as Vice President of the United States. Their vote, a constitutional requirement, is both symbolic in nature as well as the formal declaration of the vote of the people of Virginia.

-2 for Dems in LA

Dems lost two US House seats in run-offs in the Louisiana 2nd and 4th yesterday. In the LA 2nd, Republican Joseph Cao defeated infamous Dem House member William Jefferson (cash in the freezer) becoming the first Vietnamese-American Representative. In the LA 4th (open due to the retirment of Jim McCrery), the race was tight, swinging to Republican John Fleming by 356 votes with the very last prcincts reporting. Democrat Paul Carmouche has yet to concede, but in Louisiana, recounts are never automatic and must be paid for by the candidate.

More details at Politico.