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Pete Snyder revives Valentine’s pitch as Virginia conservatives’ dream date

By LAURA VOZZELLA, Washington Post (Metered Paywall - 3 articles a month)

Pete Snyder isn’t through pitching woo to Virginia conservatives. Last Valentine’s Day, the Northern Virginia technology entrepreneur issued a video styled like a personal ad as he appealed to GOP convention-goers to nominate him for lieutenant governor. The pitch was funny but Snyder failed to win as many Republican hearts as Chesapeake minister E.W. Jackson, who went on to lose the general election to Democrat Ralph S. Northam.

VaNews February 15, 2014

Pete Snyder, former Va. lieutenant governor contender, returns to Fox News

By LAURA VOZZELLA, Washington Post (Metered Paywall - 3 articles a month)

Pete Snyder, the Northern Virginia technology entrepreneur who lost a bid for the GOP nomination for lieutenant governor this year, will rejoin Fox News as a political and business commentator. The move ends speculation that Snyder might be among the Republicans vying for the chance to challenge Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-Va.) next year. Snyder cannot seek public office under the terms of his contract with Fox.

VaNews December 23, 2013

Corey Stewart eliminated as GOP candidate for lieutenant governor

By JILL PALERMO, Prince William Today

Corey Stewart’s quest for statewide office ended in Richmond tonight when the Prince William Board of Supervisors chairman was eliminated in the third round of voting in a seven-way race for the Republican nomination for lieutenant governor amid a surge of support for Chesapeake minister E.W. Jackson.

VaNews May 19, 2013

Spotlight on contentious field for lieutenant governor as state GOP meets in Richmond

By ERRIN WHACK, Washington Post (Metered Paywall - 3 articles a month)

With this year’s GOP gubernatorial nominee set, attention is on two other statewide ­races on the Republican side of the November ballot — particularly the crowded, contentious field vying to become lieutenant governor. That race features seven hopefuls and has turned nasty in recent weeks, with negative campaigning dominating the contest as the candidates head into the state party convention. About 13,500 delegates will choose the winner in Richmond on Saturday.

VaNews May 18, 2013

Outside group makes calls for Stewart, Obenshain ahead of GOP convention

By DAVID RESS, Roanoke Times (Metered Paywall - 5 articles a month)

The latest outside group to weigh in with its own efforts to back – or urge rejection – of Virginia candidates is Middle Resolution Political Action Committee. It today reports making just under $2,000 worth of phone calls on behalf of Corey Stewart’s campaign to win the GOP nomination for lieutenant government and state Sen. Mark Obenshain’s bid for the party nod to be its candidate for attorney general, according to the Virginia Public Access Project. The party will pick its candidates at a Richmond convention this weekend.

VaNews May 18, 2013

Snyder's Va.-based fund invests in Bills Khakis

By JOHN REID BLACKWELL , Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 7 articles a month)

Investor Pete Snyder announced Tuesday that his venture capital fund has put money into a clothing company with products manufactured in Southwest Virginia. Snyder’s investment company, Alexandria-based Disruptor Capital, made an investment in Bills Khakis, a Reading, Pa.-based maker of premium men’s clothing. Snyder has been named to the company’s board.

VaNews May 15, 2013

Tea party groups squabbling over Stewart "endorsement"

By MARKUS SCHMIDT, Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 7 articles a month)

Ahead of the state GOP convention this weekend, Corey A. Stewart has become the target of several tea party groups in Virginia who say that the Tea Party Patriots Federation, an umbrella organization, should not have ranked him as their top candidate for lieutenant governor.

VaNews May 16, 2013

LG candidate's Va. job investment precedes GOP event

By JULIAN WALKER, Virginian-Pilot (Metered Paywall - 2 articles a month)

How's this for timing? With the economy a top issue for voters, Northern Virginia venture capitalist and Republican office seeker Pete Snyder is touting his new investment in an apparel company to preserve 160 manufacturing jobs in Southwest Virginia. Snyder, 40, said he's been working on the deal announced Tuesday for at least six months.

VaNews May 15, 2013

Stewart picks up Blackwell endorsement

By MARKUS SCHMIDT, Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 7 articles a month)

Morton Blackwell, Virginia National Committee member and founder of the Leadership Institute, has endorsed Corey A. Stewart for lieutenant governor. “Corey has held true to his conservative principles. And that’s impressive in a part of the state where some Republicans are fearful of standing up for principle,” Blackwell said in a statement released by Stewart’s campaign today.

VaNews May 8, 2013

Snyder ad leapfrogs Lt. Gov. opponents to attack Democrat Terry McAuliffe

By ERRIN WHACK, Washington Post (Metered Paywall - 3 articles a month)

GOP lieutenant governor hopeful Pete Snyder is sidestepping his competitors and taking aim at Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe in his latest ad launching statewide Tuesday. The 60-second spot is aimed at snagging delegates at next weekend’s Republican convention and will air on conservative radio in markets including Richmond, Lynchburg/Roanoke, and the Tidewater region, according to the campaign. Snyder is attempting to separate himself from the crowded field of candidates seeking the Republican nomination in the race.

VaNews May 8, 2013