At a rally in Ashland on Saturday Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan addressed a group of over 1,300 supporters, sharing their vision for economic recovery and debt reduction. 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.
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Mitt Romney began his bus tour through four swing states in Virginia with newly announced Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan. Craig Carper spoke with Romney supporters after a rally in Ashland.
Governor Bob McDonnell has signed legislation to require first time DUI offenders to use ignition interlock devices in their vehicles, when driving on a restricted license. Craig Carper reports.
The City of Richmond has released an app for iphones and androids that allows citizens to anonymously report waste, fraud and abuse to the proper authorities. Craig Carper reports.
The Goochland County Board of Supervisors has declined to renew its membership with the Virginia Association of Counties. Craig Carper reports.
A new poll shows President Obama holds a narrow advantage in Virginia and one other swing state, but trailing Mitt Romney in another. Craig Carper reports.
Governor Bob McDonnell announced yesterday that yearly tuition increases at Virginia colleges have fallen to a decade low. Craig Carper reports.
A Northern Virginia legislator is asking the governor to determine appropriate restitution for developmentally disabled individuals who were sterilized by the state decades ago. Craig Carper reports.
Former governors and now candidates for the U.S. Senate, Democrat Tim Kaine and Republican George Allen, are sharing thoughts on energy policy on campaign stops across the state. Craig Carper reports.
Senator Jim Webb has introduced a bill to increase the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $9.80 over two years. Craig Carper reports.