Virginia News Stand: May 20, 2009

Leading off the news, again, is us. The Daily News-Record reports on the Valley Family Forum's 8th Annual Shenandoah Valley "Salute to the Family" dinner, where nationally broadcast radio talk show host Janet Parshall will be the featured speaker. But the statewide headlines are buzzing with the increasingly venomous Democrat gubernatorial primary campaign. They are questioning each other's character (thought that didn't matter), credibility, Democrat loyalty and ability. Former Delegate Brian Moran even found it necessary to slam Terry McAuliffe over a perceived "not sufficiently supportive of Barack Obama" attack radio ad — airing in urban media markets only, of course. Finally! It's getting fun — and there's three more weeks of this stuff to go.


*Radio Host To Keynote 'Salute To The Family' (Harrisonburg Daily News-Record)

Moran ad blasts McAuliffe over anti-Obama TV spot (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

In debate, Democrats question rivals' character, capability (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Va. Candidates Clash In Final Debate of Democratic Primary (Washington Post)

Democratic candidates hold last debate (Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star)

Gubernatorial hopefuls fine-tune their messages (Roanoke Times)

Legislators look into how Va. laws cover 'sexting' (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Keepsake season carries area team to Homeschool series (Richmond Times-Dispatch)