Republican State Senator Mark Obenshain of Harrisonburg, the GOP nominee for Attorney General, is traveling the state on a platform of public safety and economic development. (Democratic candidate Mark Herring was the subject of a previous profile.)
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.
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AAA Mid-Atlantic estimates that Virginia’s new transportation funding formula will save consumers six cents per gallon at the pump starting July 1st.
Virginia’s transportation budget is 54 percent larger than last year, thanks to the bipartisan transportation compromise reached by the Governor and the General Assembly earlier this year.
The Southeast Propane Autogas Development Program, a $20-million dollar, four-year project funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, has completed 1,000 fleet vehicle conversions to propane.
Governor Bob McDonnell has announced grants for 42 new armed school resource officer positions in 24 localities around the state.
The U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee has incorporated a proposal from Virginia Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine to strengthen military whistleblower protection laws.
Republican officials say Democratic Senator Phil Puckett could directly benefit from the independent investigation he called for into Attorney General Cuccinelli’s office providing legal counsel to Pennsylvania based energy companies over mineral rights, something Democrats say sides against Virginia’s interests. Craig Carper reports.
The city of Richmond has received certification from the State Board of Juvenile Justice to reopen the city's Juvenile Detention Center as a new facility.
The Democratic statewide ticket appeared for the first time together yesterday at a unity breakfast the Hippodrome Theater in Richmond and told supporters the November election will be a referendum on the Tea Party. Craig Carper reports.
The Democratic ticket is set for the November election. The three statewide candidates will hold a unity breakfast this morning at the Hippodrome Theater in Richmond.