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Electoral Board chair philosophical about eventual ouster

You win some, you lose some, and one piece of collateral damage for Democrats when they lost the governorship on Nov. 2 will be the departure of Arington Electoral Board chair Matt Weinstein. But he’s got another year to go. State...

Gubernatorial candidates have different road maps to future

Virginia gubernatorial candidates Glenn Youngkin (R) and Terry McAuliffe (D) promised rosier futures for Virginians during a Sept. 1 luncheon in Tysons, but offered vastly different roadmaps for how to get there. McAuliffe, 64, spoke first and Youngkin last at...

Editor’s Notebook: Overpromising and underdelivering

Back nearly a decade ago during the battle-royale over the Columbia Pike streetcar, a prescient elected official – and streetcar supporter – proffered this explanation why the transit concept was finding more naysayers than boosters. “It’s because it takes us...

Editor’s Notebook: Youngkin better up his game, pronto

Let’s face it: The television and social-media advertising of both candidates for Virginia governor leaves much to be desired. But in this case, that’s an advantage for Terry McAuliffe, because he’s the known quantity. For Republican Glenn Youngkin, the question...

McAuliffe: Democrats need to hold House of Delegates majority

He’s been there before, and has no desire to repeat the experience. Terry McAuliffe, who aspires to become Virginia’s first governor in two generations to serve a second term, said while he’d be happy to get his old gig back,...

Editor’s Notebook: Time to stick a fork in it?

Virginia political junkies really want the upcoming statewide-office nominating elections to be competitive. But on the Democratic side, it seems like that is not to be. For the past few weeks, it’s becoming increasingly clear that, barring some change in...

Editor’s Notebook … Candidates need to kick it up a notch

For the first time in 13 months (!), I attended a gathering of Arlington Senior Democrats yesterday. (It had been so long that, last time I was at one, you could actually meet in person. At a restaurant. Busboys &...

Democratic straw poll puts McAuliffe, Rasoul, Herring on top

It may or may not prove prescient, but if voters in a straw poll get their way, the Democratic statewide field in November will be Terry McAuliffe, Sam Rasoul and Mark Herring. The three won their respective races in the...

Arlingtonian presses case he should be governor

Could Virginia’s next governor be from Arlington? It’s a longshot, perhaps, but there’s at least one candidate in the running. Arlingtonian Peter Doran on March 24 made his pitch to the Arlington County Republican Committee, saying new thinking is needed...

Arlington board chair backs McAuliffe for governor

Arlington County Board Chairman Matt de Ferranti has become one of the latest county elected officials endorsing Terry McAuliffe’s bid for governor. McAuliffe “has laid out clear plans to create a better future for all Virginians,” de Ferranti said in...
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New School Board member receives liaison assignments

New Arlington School Board member Bethany Sutton has her assignments. School Board members on Feb. 2 are expected to approve...
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