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Proposed Loyalty Oath Hurts Interest In Virginia GOP Primary

The Virginia Republican party reconsidered requiring a loyalty oath of primary voters, but residents of the commonwealth report that the controversy had a chilling effect on their interest in the contest.


New Yorker Cover Puts New Twist On Old Romney Shaggy Dog Story

After the pummeling he's taken in recent weeks at the hands of Mitt Romney and the former Massachusetts governor's superpac allies, who could fault Rick Santorum if he felt like he was strapped to the top of vehicle for a 12-hour trip to Canada.
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Alexandria Council Resists Calls For Increased Pay, Funding

Members of the Alexandria City Council are resisting calls from employees for cost-of-living increases as well as funding requests to help area children, citing the tax increases that would be required.


SuperPAC Ads Fill Airwaves On Eve Of Super Tuesday

The candidates are spending modestly, but the superPACs are out in full force in Ohio and elsewhere. They've already shelled out $12 million for ads — most of them negative — in Super Tuesday states.

Santorum Appeals To Religious Conservatives In Ohio

Former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum's had a final full day of campaigning on Ohio on Monday ahead of Super Tuesday. Ohio is one of ten states holding Republican nominating contests on Tuesday and Santorum is locked in a tight battle with former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney.

Romney Hopes For An Ohio Win To Rally Support

Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney's had a final full day of campaigning in Ohio on Monday ahead of Super Tuesday. Romney is hoping that a win in Ohio will cause other members of the Republican establishment to coalesce around his candidacy.

Republican Challengers Pile On In Ohio House Race

Every seat in the House of Representatives is up for grabs next fall, and some longtime incumbents are facing off with members of their own party at the polls. In the battleground state of Ohio, Republican Rep. Jean Schmidt is facing more GOP challengers on Tuesday than any other House member.