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Ryan: Ticket Needs to Do More Than Say the President Is ‘No Good’

Ryan: Ticket Needs to Do More Than Say the President Is ‘No Good’

Matt Sullivan/Getty Images(Richmond, Va.) — Paul Ryan was supposed to be rallying in Virginia Friday with his running mate, but when Mitt Romney announced he was heading to Louisiana to visit parts of New Orleans hit hard by Hurricane Isaac, Ryan got …

Ryan: Ticket Needs to Do More Than Say the President Is ‘No Good’

Ryan: Ticket Needs to Do More Than Say the President Is ‘No Good’

Matt Sullivan/Getty Images(Richmond, Va.) — Paul Ryan was supposed to be rallying in Virginia Friday with his running mate, but when Mitt Romney announced he was heading to Louisiana to visit parts of New Orleans hit hard by Hurricane Isaac, Ryan got …

Super Strength: Daughter Rescues Dad Pinned Under Car

Super Strength: Daughter Rescues Dad Pinned Under Car

Courtesy Lauren Kornacki(RICHMOND, Va.) — A 22-year-old Virginia woman summoned some superhero strength to lift a BMW off her father, who became pinned under the car while trying to fix a blown tire on it.Lauren Kornacki, a recent graduate of the Univ…

Top Six States Facing Major Financial Stress

Top Six States Facing Major Financial Stress

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — A new report by the State Budget Crisis Task Force paints a chilling picture of what’s ahead for U.S. states, even long after the 2008 recession officially ended.The pessimistic analysis identifies major threats to…

Drenched Obama Rallies Supporters in Rainy Virginia

Drenched Obama Rallies Supporters in Rainy Virginia

ABC News (GLEN ALLEN, Va.) — Undeterred by the pouring rain, hundreds of enthusiastic, and soaked, supporters braved a storm on Saturday to hear President Obama make his case for a second term in the state he carried four years ago.“I know …

President Obama: ‘When We Get Virginia, We Will Win This Election’

President Obama: ‘When We Get Virginia, We Will Win This Election’

Alex Wong/Getty Images(HAMPTON, Va.) — Seeking to hold on to the state he turned from solidly red to blue, President Obama told Virginia voters Friday night that they hold the key to victory in November.“If I win Virginia, I’m going to get…

Obama Talks With Military Wives In Virginia

Obama Talks With Military Wives In Virginia

SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images(VIRGINIA BEACH, Va.) — President Obama kicked off his day of campaigning in the battleground state of Virginia with a surprise stop at Rick’s Café, where he chatted with military wives about his efforts to bette…

Obama TV Ads in Ohio, Iowa, Virginia Label Romney ‘Outsourcer-in-Chief’

Obama TV Ads in Ohio, Iowa, Virginia Label Romney ‘Outsourcer-in-Chief’

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(BOSTON) — Continuing to capitalize on a Washington Post report on Mitt Romney’s ties to outsourcing, the Obama campaign is launching state-specific TV ads in Ohio, Iowa and Virginia on Tuesday that accuse the presumptive …

Romney Tailors ‘First 100 Days’ Ads to Swing States

Romney Tailors ‘First 100 Days’ Ads to Swing States

Darren McCollester/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Mitt Romney’s campaign released four ads Friday morning specifically tailored to the battleground states of Iowa, Ohio, North Carolina and Virginia.The 30-second ads, each titled, “100 Days&rdq…

What to Watch in Tuesday’s Voting Contests

What to Watch in Tuesday’s Voting Contests

Ethan Miller/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Voters take to the polls to cast their ballots in Arizona, Maine, Virginia, Nevada, North Dakota and South Carolina on Tuesday.  Residents of these respective states will decide on a series of contests incl…

Gov. Bob McDonnell Shakes Off VP Talk

Gov. Bob McDonnell Shakes Off VP Talk

Kris Connor/Getty Images(ANNANDALE, Va.) — Asked if he was hoping to play a supporting role on the GOP ticket with Mitt Romney this fall, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell widely grinned as he brushed off a reporter’s suggestion at a Virginia stop Tue…

New Synthetic Drug Amped Used to Get High

New Synthetic Drug Amped Used to Get High

George Doyle/Thinkstock(RICHMOND, Va.) — Amped, a new type of synthetic drug that falls into the street category of “bath salts,” is being used by people in Virginia to get high, and likely in other parts of the country as well.The drug is…

Va. Gov. McDonnell Approval Rating Drops

Va. Gov. McDonnell Approval Rating Drops

Kris Connor/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell sits on many potential vice presidential lists, but problems might be brewing in his home state where his approval rating has slipped in the past 12 months, according to a new Washingt…

Thousands Turn Out for Obama, But Ohio Arena Goes Unfilled

Thousands Turn Out for Obama, But Ohio Arena Goes Unfilled

BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/GettyImages)(RICHMOND, Va.) — Thousands turned out for President Obama on Saturday at his first re-election campaign rallies in Ohio and Virginia but there were no overflowing crowds — a distinct contrast from the sce…

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell Coy About VP Prospects

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell Coy About VP Prospects

Kris Connor/Getty Images(RICHMOND, Va.) — Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell stuck to the ambiguous script of a potential running mate Thursday morning. No comment.“I’m not interviewing or auditioning. I’ve got Patrick Henry and Thomas Jeff…

Virginia Is For Lovers (Of Electoral Combat)

Virginia Is For Lovers (Of Electoral Combat)

Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Within the next few days both Mitt Romney and Barack Obama will take their turn courting voters in Virginia—a state that is already emerging as one of the most intensively contested battle…

Romney Makes Fun of Obama Campaign Slogan At Glitzy Fundraiser

Romney Makes Fun of Obama Campaign Slogan At Glitzy Fundraiser

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(ARLINGTON, Va.) — Mitt Romney spoke to a group of high-dollar donors at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in the Pentagon City neighborhood of Arlington, Va., Wednesday evening, poking fun at President Obama’s newly unveiled ca…

Virginia Man Shoots Self, Wife at Gun Safety Class

Virginia Man Shoots Self, Wife at Gun Safety Class

Hemera/Thinkstock(ROANOKE, Va.) — A Virginia man accidentally shot himself and his wife while they were at a gun safety class over the weekend.Michael L. Deel,  54, and his wife, Michelle Deel, 49, are recovering from the injuries they suffered d…

Virginia Woman Wins $1 Million Lottery Twice in the Same Day

Virginia Woman Wins $1 Million Lottery Twice in the Same Day

Virginia Lottery(RICHMOND, Va.) — Winning the lottery once in a lifetime is pretty lucky.  Winning the lottery twice in the same day?  Virginia Fike is one of the few people that can describe that feeling.The Berryville, Va., resident had tw…

Virginia Governor Says He’d Consider VP Slot, If Asked

Virginia Governor Says He’d Consider VP Slot, If Asked

Kris Connor/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell said Thursday he’d consider being vetted for the vice presidential slot if Mitt Romney’s team approaches him.“Well I think anybody that gets a call from the nominee and…

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