Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling’s exit from the 2013 Governor’s race highlights deep divisions within the Republican Party. 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 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
Virginia Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling has suspended his campaign for Governor. He says he will not endorse his Republican rival Ken Cuccinelli, who is now unopposed for the GOP nomination.
Nearly 200 people came to the Science Museum of Virginia last night to weigh in on the prospect of uranium mining in the Commonwealth.
Last night, Richmond City Council unanimously approved an amended deal with Bon Secours giving it a 60-year lease on the former Westhampton school property as a part of the sponsorship of the new Redskins training facility on Leigh Street.
Members of Richmond City Council were briefed yesterday on the details of the Redskins training amp deal, including the sponsorship by Bon Secours and its plans to expand St. Mary’s Hospital on the Westhampton School Property.
After much speculation, Virginia Senator Mark Warner has announced he will not run for Governor in 2013.
Governor Bob McDonnell says he is considering multiple funding options for the state’s aging transportation system, including indexing the gasoline tax to inflation.
After meeting with his team of economic advisors, Governor Bob McDonnell says he will use a cautious and conservative approach while updating the state’s biennial budget for next year.
A new poll shows Governor McDonnell’s approval rating well above the national average for Republican governors but indicates that voters are split on many of the issues lawmakers will tackle during the next General Assembly Session. Craig Carper reports.
A new poll shows that the Governor’s Office is Mark Warner’s for the taking in 2013, if he wants it. Craig Carper reports.