Friday, November 2, 2012
GOP presidential nominee to campaign in toss-up state on eve of Election Day.
UPDATE (Sunday 5:55 p.m.): The location for the political rally with former Gov. Mitt Romney, the Republican nominee for president, has changed from the outdoor venue at George Mason University to its Patriot Center. The rally at the Patriot Center, which seats 10,000, is scheduled for the day before Election Day. Tickets are required for the free event and are available online. Romney's sons were in Fairfax County Sunday campaigning for their dad. They were accompanied by Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell. --- GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney will hold a rally Monday on the eve of Election Day at George Mason University in Fairfax City. Romney is statistically tied with President Obama in Virginia, according to RealClearPolitics. Doors will…
Friday, October 26, 2012
Former GOP presidential nominee spoke at American Legion Post 177.
U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) campaigned for Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney today at the American Legion Post 177 in Fairfax. McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential nominee, compared his former opponent, President Barack Obama, to President Jimmy Carter, a one-term Democrat who occupied the White House from 1977-1981. "We need a new commander in chief," McCain said. "What happens in Northern Virginia is going to determine, probably, the outcome of this race." McCain spent the day campaigning for Romney and after his Fairfax stop, stumped for Romney at the American Legion Post in Woodbridge. The majority of McCain's comments were about national decurity issues including the terrorist attack on the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi…
Sunday, October 21, 2012
New poll out Friday puts Virginia votes in 'toss-up' status with Romney ahead of Obama 50 percent to 47 percent in Virginia.
Can Bruce Springsteen help President Obama win Virginia? The popular singer will perform in a free concert Tuesday in Charlottesville on the president's behalf. He did the same for the president last week in Ohio, considered another must-win state in the election. The fight for Virginia votes is getting more intense. With Election Day two weeks from Tuesday, Virginia is becoming one of the ground-zero states in the presidential election and the candidates are pulling out all the stops in trying to win the state come Nov. 6. "I consider it one of the three crucial states," said Stuart Rothenberg, editor and publisher of the Rothenberg Political Report, a Washington-based newsletter, counting the others as Ohio and Colorado, the Richmond …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Grassroots campaign event set for Friday morning.
Fresh off this week's debate appearance with rival Mitt Romney, President Barack Obama returns to Northern Virginia on Friday, campaigning at George Mason University's Recreation and Athletic Complex. Obama recently campaigned at GMU. The grassroots event is set for Friday, when doors open at 8:45 a.m. at the complex, located at 4350 Bainster Court. Tickets will be required for entrance to the campaign rally. One ticket will be distributed ona first-come, first-served basis. Tickets are available online and members of the public can request an e-ticket at http://OFA.BO/BarackGMU A limited number of printed tickets will also be available to pick up at the following locations beginning 9 a.m. Thursday. The appearance comes less than a month…
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Republican presidential candidate spoke to veterans Thursday at the American Legion Post 176 in Springfield.
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Mitt Romney made a campaign appearance Thursday afternoon at the American Legion Post 176 in Springfield. “The first responsibility of the president of the United States is to protect the people,” said Romney. “You can’t do that with a weak, demoralized military. I will restore the strength of the military and the Department of Veterans Affairs. I want to have a military so strong no one wants to test it.” To read the story about his campaign stop Thursday, click here. Did you take any pictures at the event? Add them to this gallery!
Monday, September 17, 2012
Public Policy Polling shows Romney with 51-45 advantage with male vote in the state.
With the election less than two months away, President Barack Obama leads the state of Virginia by 5 points, 51 to 46, in a match-up with former Gov. Mitt Romney, according to a poll released Sunday by Public Policy Polling of Raleigh, NC. "Barack Obama continues to look like the definite favorite in Virginia," said Dean Debnam, president of Public Policy Polling, in a news release. "And it's hard to imagine a scenario where Obama would win Virginia but lose the election." The Virginians who are "most excited" about the presidential race? Women, young voters and African Americans, the poll noted in its news release. The poll also showed: The poll surveyed 1,021 likely Virginia voters from Sept. 13-16. Read more about the presidential …
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Under sunny skies Thursday, large crowd hears from GOP presidential nominee.
UPDATE: (12:35 p.m.): Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, the Republican nominee for president, has arrived in Fairfax City's Van Dyck Park and is speaking to a large gathering of supporters at a campaign rally there. --- A large crowd numbering in the hundreds is assembled at Van Dyck Park in Fairfax City just before noon on Thursday, awaiting the arrival of GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney under blue skies and temperatures in the 70s. Look for a story about the campaign rally from Patch coming later today.
Friday, September 7, 2012
Now that the Democratic and Republican delegates have officially chosen their nominees, Patch wants to know: Who are you betting on?
Friday, September 7, 2012
It's official: With President Barack Obama's acceptance speech in Charlotte Thursday night, both the Republicans and Democrats have formally chosen their nominees for the 2012 presidential election. Let the real race begin. A lot can change between now and Nov. 6: Gaffes, scandals or even major international news events could shift the dynamics of the campaign. The latest Gallup Polls show registered voters preferring Obama to Mitt Romney by just one percentage point, 47 percent to 46 percent. A USA Today/Gallup poll taken just before the party conventions found American voters think Obama is more likeable, but trust Romney more to handle the economy. Pundits have been busy for months handicapping the major-party candidates on various …
Saturday, August 11, 2012
Should he have chosen McDonnell? What role could McDonnell play in a Romney administration?
Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney announced his VP choice, Congressman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, Saturday morning as he prepares for a day of campaigning across Virginia. Romney will be in Manassas this afternoon on a campaign stop. (Go to Manassas Patch for live updates starting at 4 p.m. Saturday.) Who is scheduled to stand alongside Romney today in Manassas helping him campaign? Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, who was talked about as a possible running mate for Romney. McDonnell has spent time this year campaigning with Romney across Virginia, as well as South Carolina, Florida and other states. McDonnell endorsed Romney after longtime McDonnell friend Texas Gov. Rick Perry dropped out of the race. On Saturday morning, McDonnell …
Saturday, July 14, 2012
President Obama made a campaign stop Saturday at Centreville High School in Clifton.
President Obama visited Centreville High School in Fairfax County Saturday as part of a campaign swing through the state. The photos were taken at the speech, in the high school gym, as well as outside the school, where some local protesters gathered beforehand. Read more about today's visit here: President Obama Campaigns at Centreville High The CVHS Presidential Visit: What You Need to Know Obama to Speak at Centreville High School Saturday Many Wait in Line for President Obama Rally Tickets Poll: Should Obama Propose Extending Tax Cuts to All?