Governor Bob McDonnell says Star Scientific received no special treatment from his administration after the company gave over $120,000 in gifts and contributions to McDonnell, his family and his political action committee.
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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Virginia Attorney General and Republican gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli has released details of $13,000 dollars in previously unreported gifts from various sources.
The Hillcrest Women’s Clinic in Norfolk has announced it will close its doors citing insufficient funds to cover renovations in compliance with new regulations for facilities that provide abortions.
With just over 90 days until the Redskins begin their summer training in Richmond, Mayor Jones says preparations for the new training facility are moving ahead of schedule.
Abortion is becoming a focus of the Virginia governor’s race. The anti-abortion group the Susan B Anthony List has launched a $1.5 million ad campaign against Democrat Terry McAuliffe for his opposition to new regulations that would make clinics who provide abortions meet the same building standards as hospitals.
U. S. Senator Mark Warner (D-Va.) has announced his support for the Marketplace Equity Act,
which requires online retailers to collect and remit state sales taxes.
The two Republican candidates facing off for the chance to run as the party's Attorney General nominee at the GOP convention next month are working hard to gather delegates among their conservative base.
Governor Bob McDonnell is halfway through a two-week trade mission to California, China and Japan.
Attorney General and de facto Republican nominee for Governor Ken Cuccinelli released eight years of his personal tax returns yesterday.
At the 65th annual Shad Planking at Wakefield yesterday, Republican gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli took center stage to appeal to rural Virginians.