Virginia News Stand: April 17, 2009Apr 16, 2009
Welcome to the end of the week. But the news is only beginning. Leading off, we have a Virginia-based pro-life organization, Life & Liberty Ministries, which says it's been put on a domestic terrorist watch list by the Virginia State Police. Very curious, to say the least. Also of note, Americans For Tax Reform took notice of the work we did on spending transparency and this blog's comment on how it all played out, especially with Governor Tim Kaine's nice veto session surprise (making the bill better). We're honored such a prestigious national organization took notice and we thank them for the help it provided in the long road it took to get transparency passed and signed into law. When you read in the Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star how the state paid a company $40,000 just to sit by and wait, you understand why spending transparency is important.
It's not yet time for the Colonial Downs season, but the horse race known as the gubernatorial campaign is well underway and Republican Bob McDonnell is ahead by a couple of lengths and pulling further ahead — as of now. We have the poll info directly from the pollster, Rasmussen. Enjoy your reading.
Virginia pro-lifers labeled 'potential terrorists' (OneNewsNow.com)
Poll gives McDonnell lead in hypothetical governor matchups (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Bill Clinton, Trump among McAuliffe's donors (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
McAuliffe won't take Dominion cash, but donations from executives OK(Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Candidates in governor's race casting wide nets (Norfolk Virginian-Pilot)
Moran Campaign Contributors Have Business Before Brother (Washington Post)
State paid $40,000 in fees for towing firms to stand by (Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star)
VA Transparency Gets Unexpected Veto Session Boost(FiscalAccountability.org Blog)
Del. Shannon Valentine tops in campaign funds (Lynchburg News & Advance)
Concert to benefit Blue Ridge Pregnancy Center in Lynchburg (Lynchburg News & Advance)
Delegates Defend Internet Use on the Floor (Washington Post Virginia Politics Blog)
ACLU demands schools allow access to gay Websites (Nashville Tennessean)