Last week, the Democratic Party of Virginia spent $5,000 backing incumbent Del. Rosalyn Dance of Petersburg against her primary challenger, Evandra Thompson, fueling outrage among Thompson supporters.
Craig Carper is the News Director for 88.9 WCVE Public Radio. Craig studied journalism at Virginia Commonwealth University and has worked in broadcast news since 2001. He’s worked in various capacities covering Virginia politics for WCVE PBS since 2006. For six years starting in 2009 he served as the political reporter for 88.9 WCVE before being promoted to News Director in July of 2015.
Craig served as the host of Assembly '17 (previously titled Capitol Events) during the General Assembly Session on WCVE PBS, a daily 90-second update on legislative issues.
In 2012 he conducted an exclusive interview with President Barack Obama. In 2015 he interviewed former President Jimmy Carter.
In 2016 he provided daily updates from Havana on Governor Terry McAuliffe's trade mission to Cuba.
Craig has contributed over 140 nationally run news stories to NPR and has been featured on the PBS NewsHour with Judy Woodruff and the Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC.
He's served as a moderator or panelist at debates for U.S. Senate, Congress, Mayor and other state and local elected offices.
He’s covered 3 Governors, the 2009 and 2013 gubernatorial campaigns, the 2012 and 2014 U.S. Senate races, the 2012 Presidential campaign and in 2014 he provided daily national coverage of the trial of former Governor Bob McDonnell for NPR.
Articles by Craig Carper
Thousands of Virginia Republicans gathered in Richmond on Saturday to nominate their candidates for statewide office this fall.
Republican Ken Cuccinelli discussed his plan for Virginia's energy policy.
Democrat Terry McAuliffe's campaign has lauched a Women for Terry initiative which hopes to draw a stark contrast on women's issues to Republican Ken Cuccinelli.
Richmond City Council unanimously has approved the $130 million budget for Richmond Public Schools, ensuring the closure of schools in the district.
Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling has used the half million dollars he raised to run for Governor to create a new political action committee, the Virginia Mainstream Project.
Richmond Circuit Court Judge Margaret Spencer has scheduled the trial of former Executive Mansion chef Todd Schneider for October 15th through October 18th, just three weeks before this year's election for Governor.
Yesterday on the steps of the state capitol, Governor Bob McDonnell ceremonially signed the billion-dollar transportation compromise bill passed by the General Assembly in March, marking the first significant new funding for roads and rail in 27 years.
A group of four Richmond school board members says construction of the proposed new Dove Court School significantly will drain maintenance dollars from all of the schools in the district.