Virginia News Stand: May 17, 2009May 17, 2009
Yes, a Sunday News Stand! Since I let Thursday and Friday slide, and there was some good stuff out there, I decided to give it a go. It looks like the Democrat Governors Association will slide, after all. It's been funnelling money into a front group it started to run attack ads on Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob McDonnell. Last week, the State Board of Elections indicated the group would be fined for an irregularity (see here). Now, apparently, its concerns have been satisified.
But the big news continues to be on the cultural front. Gallup has released a poll that shows, for the first time since it has asked the question, a majority of Americans consider themselves pro-life (see here)! Additionally, D.C.'s ministers continue to work against the city council's decision to recognize same-sex marriages from other jurisdictions. Meanwhile, despite Congress' misguidance in de-authorizing the district's fruitful school choice program, people still tout its success.
SBE won't fine Democratic Governors Association (Richmond Times- Dispatch)
Democratic group fills in finance blanks, won't be fined (Norfolk Virginian-Pilot)
Power of Big Names Is Va.'s Big Unknown (Washington Post)
McDonnell's Political Ties Endure (Washington Post Virginia Politics Blog)
GOP's McDonnell to start TV ads in Northern Virginia (Richmond Times- Dispatch)
McAuliffe points to business experience (Richmond Times- Dispatch)
Dems Formally Nominate Hart In 26th District (Harrisonburg Daily News-Record)
Report shows Va. finances took hard blow in April (Norfolk Virginian-Pilot)
Norment holds stake in dealership targeted for closure by Chrysler (The Daily Press)
Ministers conference decries gay marriage vote (Washington Times)
With Critics Quiet, Hearing Praises D.C. School Voucher Program (Washington Post)