Category: Politics

Ken Cuccinelli: Running on his record…which one?

Recent polls suggest Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is on an increasing downhill slide among Virginia voters in the upcoming governor’s race. A roundup of recent polls by RealClearPolitics.Com shows Democrat Terry McAuliffe leading Cuccinelli an average of 45.3 percent to 38.3 percent. It seems voters are taking a hard look at the questions surrounding

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Music and politics

Some area musicians performed at the Floyd Country Store Sunday night for a concert/fundraiser for Michael Abraham, the Christiansburg author and businessman running for delegate against incumbent Nick Rush. Keri and Michael Kovic kicked off the music.  On a personal note, Abraham noted from the stage that Michael came to my hospital room last November

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More ethical questions about Virginia’s governor and his wife

A barrage of emails within the governor’s mansion and office showcase a boatload of concern before a controversial event that had Bob McDonnell and his wife publicly embracing a controversial and questionable drug supplement from a former tobacco company that gave him more than 100 grand and footed the bill for catering of his daughter’s

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Who do we support? None of the above

A local Republican didn’t care for my recent examinations of the mounting misdeeds of Gov. Bob McDonnell and the man who wants to replace him, attorney general Ken Cuccinelli. “Obviously,” he said, “you’re in Terry McAuliffe’s camp.” Obvious, he’s wrong, as political partisans are so often. True, I don’t like McDonnell or Cuccinelli.  Both have

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Cuccinelli launched McDonnell probe after doing same thing

Press reports reveal Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli launched an investigation of Gov. Bob McDonnell‘s actions that center around a questionable company owner who has showered not only the governor, but also the attorney general, with gifts, free use of his home and other questionable activities. Which makes us wonder.  Is Cuccinelli investigating himself?  Is

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FBI looking into Gov. McDonnell’s unethical and illegal activities

From The Associated Press: The FBI has begun looking at the relationship between Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and the chief executive of a nutritional supplements manufacturer that is the subject of an investigation, two people with knowledge of the review said. Federal authorities began questioning people close to McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, as an

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McDonnell, Cuccinelli caught violating law, living large with ties to donor

New revelations show Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell playing fast and loose with ethics while serving in the Commonwealth’s top job and also expose Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli as an office holder who ignored and violated disclosure regulations while hiding his substantial involvement in a company favored by McDonnell and currently suing the state. Cuccinelli, of

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Nowadays, Floyd is a mandatory stop for politicians

Back in the old days, politicians running for office didn’t pay much attention to Floyd.  Now, it’s a mandatory stop.  People like Tim Kaine, former governor and Virginia’s new U.S. Senator, use the stage of the Friday Night Jamboree to display some musical prowess and seek votes. And let’s not forget that Vice President Joe

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