Virginia lawmakers are fighting for the state to get billions of dollars in revenue by allowing drilling off its coast, but the proposal is stalled in Congress and the state's congressional delegation still can't agree on whether to drill at all.
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will get some help in Virginia from one of the state's top party leaders. Lieutenant Governor Bob Bolling (R) will serve as the chairman of Romney's Virginia campaign.
Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) says the deal struck over the weekend to resolve the debt-ceiling standoff "dodged a bullet," but Congress must follow up by enacting a broader solution to the federal government's debt problems.
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