Terry McAuliffe submitted 35,746 petitions yesterday to the State Board of Elections to be placed on the ballot as the Democratic candidate for Governor.
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
Governor McDonnell has signed into law a bill that will require Virginians to bring photo identification to the polls in order to vote.
Governor McDonnell has amended the bill that allows for the creation of federal health exchanges in Virginia to ban coverage of abortions.
The comprehensive transportation plan passed by the General Assembly this session continues to be a hot button issue for the two men running to replace Governor Bob McDonnell.
Governor McDonnell has amended the bill that places a moratorium on the use of drones, to allow the technology under limited circumstances.
Governor Bob McDonnell has amended the bill which makes texting while driving a primary offense, to lessen the penalty for those convicted.
Mayor Dwight Jones and other officials have offered a progress report on Richmond's new arts and cultural district.
U.S. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) remains optimistic that Congress will pass a budget that will get the economy back on track.
A pair of former delegates from different parties have joined to urge Congress to find common ground to fix the national debt.