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LAROCK DEFEATS DANIEL IN 33RD

By DANIELLE NADLER, Leesburg Today

For the first time in 20 years, residents of the 33rd District of the House of Delegates have a new state representative. Self-professed fiscal conservative Dave LaRock, of Hamilton, outpaced Democrat Mary Costello Daniel by 2,764 votes.

VaNews November 6, 2013



REPUBLICAN PARTY OF VIRGINIA SENDING OUT FALSE MAILERS

By TREVOR BARATKO, Loudoun Times

In the final weeks before Virginia's Nov. 5 election, the state Republican Party has released campaign mailers across the commonwealth that use overt falsehoods and unauthorized sources within its claims against Democrats challenging GOP incumbents. At least two of the races involved, the House of Delegates' 32nd and 33rd districts, fall within the closely-watched swing county of Loudoun.

VaNews November 1, 2013



MOUNTING TENSIONS IN VA.’S 33RD DISTRICT HOUSE RACE

By CAITLIN GIBSON, Washington Post (Metered Paywall - 3 articles a month)

Tensions are rising in the Virginia House’s 33rd District race in the days before the general election, as Democrat Mary Costello Daniel’s campaign reported a surge in fundraising momentum, and Republican Dave LaRock has been defending his absence at several debates. LaRock, a hard-line Republican who defeated longtime incumbent Del. Joe T. May in a surprising upset in the Republican primary, is battling Daniel, a self-described moderate Democrat, in the historically conservative district.

VaNews October 29, 2013



MOUNTING TENSION IN VIRGINIA HOUSE’S 33RD DISTRICT RACE

By CAITLIN GIBSON, Washington Post (Metered Paywall - 3 articles a month)

Tension is rising in the Virginia House’s 33rd district race in the days before the general election, as Democrat Mary Costello Daniel’s campaign reported a surge in fundraising momentum, and Republican Dave LaRock has found himself defending his absence at several debates. LaRock, a hard-line Republican who defeated longtime incumbent Del. Joe T. May in a startling upset in the Republican primary, is battling Daniel, a self-described moderate Democrat, in a district that is historically conservative.

VaNews October 22, 2013



HOUSE CANDIDATES SPAR AT CHAMBER FORUM

By DANIELLE NADLER, Leesburg Today

Candidates in some of the most heated House of Delegates races took every chance they could to jab their opponents during a candidates’ forum hosted by the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce Tuesday morning. ... Kathleen Murphy, a Democrat challenging Republican Barbara Comstock in the 34th District, made sure those in the room knew the incumbent did not support the landmark, bi-partisan transportation bill that will raise almost $6 billion for road improvements, including $300 million for the extension of Dulles Metrorail to Loudoun.

VaNews October 16, 2013



FOR THE FIRST TIME IN YEARS, A CHOICE IN VA.’S 33RD DISTRICT

By CAITLIN GIBSON, Washington Post (Metered Paywall - 3 articles a month)

David LaRock was able to oust 20-year incumbent Virginia Del. Joe T. May in the June GOP primary by touting conservative credentials and assailing May’s vote for a transportation funding bill as evidence of wasteful spending. In a decisive upset, the Hamilton businessman was elected the Republican nominee by Virginians who agreed with his claim that May was soft on issues such as taxes, abortion and gun rights.

VaNews October 15, 2013



33RD HOUSE CANDIDATES TO FACE OFF IN DEBATE

Leesburg Today

Voters will get to compare the candidates for the 33rd House of Delegates District side-by-side at a candidate forum and debate hosted by the Clarke County Education Association and E3 Clarke Oct. 7. Democrat Mary Daniel of Berryville, Republican Dave LaRock of Hamilton and Libertarian Patrick Hagerty of Leesburg have been invited to the debate.

VaNews September 23, 2013



VA.’S 33RD DISTRICT CANDIDATES BRING IN COMPETING ENDORSEMENTS

By CAITLIN GIBSON, Washington Post (Metered Paywall - 3 articles a month)

Candidates vying for the Virginia House’s 33rd District seat have earned influential political endorsements in recent days, as their campaigns head into the home stretch before the November general election. On Monday, Democrat Mary Costello Daniel received the support of Purcellville Mayor Bob Lazaro, who holds a nonpartisan office and has supported both Democrat and Republican candidates in local elections in the past.

VaNews September 11, 2013



DANIEL: CAMPAIGNING FROM THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD

By DANIELLE NADLER, Leesburg Today

Eight weeks after the June 11 Republican primary shook up the usually predictable 33rd District House of Delegates race, a batch of lesser-known candidates are working to get the word out about who they are and why they’re the best choice to represent the district in Richmond. The name David LaRock, a conservative newcomer from Hamilton, has gained recognition in the area after his surprising win over Joe T. May, who’s represented the district in the House of Delegates for 20 years.

VaNews August 13, 2013



LOUDOUN DEMOCRATS ANNOUNCE NEW CANDIDATE IN HOUSE DISTRICT 33

By TREVOR BARATKO, Loudoun Times

Loudoun County Democrats today announced a change of plans in their hopes to win the Virginia House of Delegates 33rd District seat. Mary L.C. Daniel, an attorney from Berryville, will replace Kathee Myers as the Democratic nominee. Myers made the decision to withdraw less than two weeks after being nominated, according to Loudoun County Democratic Committee Chairman Evan Macbeth.

VaNews June 18, 2013