7th District Congressman and U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and U.S. Senate candidate George Allen rallied over 6,000 supporters this weekend at the Annual Republican Roundup in Glen Allen. Craig Carper reports.
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 Capitol Events during the General Assembly Session on WCVE PBS, a daily one-minute update on legislative issues.
In 2012 he conducted an exclusive interview with President Barack Obama. In 2015 he interviewed former President Jimmy Carter.
Craig has contributed over 100 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 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
The Governor’s third annual Conference on Energy ended yesterday and while Governor McDonnell says the state has made strides in energy policy, environmental advocates say the state is dragging it’s feet on renewable resources. Craig Carper reports.
In an exclusive interview with WCVE News, former Secretary of State Madeline Albright says Mitt Romney doesn’t fully understand the issues necessary to conduct effective foreign policy. Craig Carper reports.
Governor Bob McDonnell has signed contracts with two private fuel vendors and partnered with 21 other states to convert Virginia’s state vehicle fleet from gasoline to natural gas and propane. Craig Carper reports.
Seventh District Congressman Eric Cantor and his Democratic challenger Wayne Powell took starkly different positions on deficit reduction at their debate last night at Car-Max headquarters in Goochland. Craig Carper reports.
Gregory Wingfield, President and CEO of the Greater Richmond Partnership, spoke about the region’s strengths and challenges at the most recent installment of the Eyes on Richmond series at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.
University of Richmond Professor Shelia Carapico spoke to the World Affairs Council at the Jefferson Hotel last night about the current situation in Egypt. Craig Carper reports.
A Democratic friendly group has made a $600,000 ad buy in Virginia to build name recognition for high-dollar conservative donors, the Koch brothers. Craig Carper reports.
At a campaign stop in Chesterfield County, Vice President Joe Biden gave supporters his thoughts on Romney's comments about nearly half the U.S. population.
A non-partisan child advocacy group is asking voters to question candidates about their positions on children’s issues. Craig Carper reports.