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WCVE Exclusive 4th District Congressional Debate

WCVE hosts an exclusive debate between Virginia's 4th district candidates for U.S. Congress, Democratic Senator Donald McEachin of Henrico and Republican Sheriff Mike Wade of Henrico.

The debate was moderated by WCVE News Director Craig Carper, Richmond Times Dispatch Politics Editor Andrew Cain, WCVE's Political Reporter Saraya Wintersmith and Politics Reporter for the Virginian Pilot Patrick Wilson. 

The debate was sponsored by the Virginia Capitol Correspondants Association. 

Johnson Says 2016 Will Be Last Whitehouse Bid

Libertarian Presidential nominee Gary Johnson says this is his last bid for the Whitehouse.

The former Republican Governor of New Mexico made the statement while wrapping up a daylong, multi-stop trip in central Virginia Monday night (10/17).

After speaking at both Liberty University and the University of Virginia, Governor Johnson appeared at Richmond’s Hippodrome Theater where he told 88.9 WCVE he won’t run again.

VP Debate Fails To Sway Undecided

Political experts say Vice Presidential debates typically don’t sway voters opinions.

That seems to hold true for at least one Longwood University student who watched last night’s (10/4) debate from inside the exclusive venue. Junior business major Michael Sevride says seeing Governor Mike Pence and Senator Tim Kaine in-person added a new dimension to debate-watching. But even with the palpable moments of tension and levity, he says neither candidate’s quips, attacks or policy points were enough to lure him from the undecided camp.

Holsworth Weighs In On Debate

After a night of fierce attacks on each other’s running mates, a lengthy discussion on foreign policy and a lot of interruptions, the overall effect of last night’s Vice Presidential debate on the state of the race remains to be seen.

Longtime Political Analyst Dr. Bob Holsworth said Tim Kaine was more aggressive litigator than America’s Stepdad.

Republicans Respond To Rights Restoration Move

Republican state lawmakers are responding to Democratic Governor Terry McAuliffe’s latest move to restore voting and political office rights to felons.

Governor McAuliffe announced Monday (8/22) the details of a new rights restoration plan that includes individualized reviews of felons who are out of state custody and have finished their sentences.

“In the interest of transparency, on the 15th of each month, we will release the names of the individuals whose rights we have restored,” said McAuliffe.

Trump Makes Appearance In Fredericksburg

The Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump, was in Virginia this weekend, appearing at the Fredericksburg Expo Center on the home turf of his opponent’s running mate Tim Kaine.

The speech was “Teleprompter Trump,” none of the off-the-cuff extemporaneous talk that has kept him in the headlines. He quoted statistics from the Heritage Foundation and congressional subcommittees.

But the crowd at the Fredericksburg Expo Center like the old Trump — including his effort to undermine President Barack Obama by demanding his birth certificate.

Kaine Thanks Supporters At Homecoming Rally

Last night (8/1) Senator Tim Kaine, now the Democratic nominee for Vice President, gave an emotional speech to a crowd of over 2,000 supporters at a homecoming rally at Huguenot High School.

“This will be the hardest speech that I have to give during the entire campaign. This speech is harder. How do I sum up and then give thanks for 32 years of friendship in RVA? Very Very hard.”

Kaine was enthusiastically received by friends and supporters, some holding signs that read “We heart Tim” and “America’s Dad.”


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