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.
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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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.
$500 billion in spending cuts brought on by sequestration could lead to a loss of 200,000 U.S. defense jobs, starting January 2nd. In an exclusive interview with WCVE News, Craig Carper asks President Obama how to avoid these cuts.
The Romney campaign continues to attack comments President Obama made at Loyola University in 1998 in which he said he supported some wealth redistribution. Craig Carper asked the President to explain his comments in an exclusive interview with WCVE News.
President Obama campaigned in Virginia September 21 as new polls showed him increasing his lead over Republican Mitt Romney in a state widely regarded as one of a handful of swing states either candidate must carry to win. While on the campaign trail in Northern Virginia, the President granted an exclusive interview to WCVE correspondent Craig Carper.
At the Fairfax Chamber of Commerce Debate yesterday, U.S. Senate candidates Tim Kaine and George Allen shared different views on gay marriage. Craig Carper reports.