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VaNews for 2011 House of Delegates - District 34 - Regular General



VA. SENATE BATTLE PRODUCES MORE MILLION-DOLLAR RACES

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

Spending in 13 Virginia Senate races topped $1 million as Republicans and Democrats battled for control of the chamber, while the number of seven-figure races dropped sharply in the Republican-dominated House, according to a Virginia Public Access Project analysis. VPAP, a nonpartisan tracker of money in politics, produced the analysis Thursday, the deadline for General Assembly candidates to file campaign finance reports.

VaNews December 9, 2011



IN N.VA., INCUMBENTS ON PATH TO VICTORY

By BEN PERSHING, Washington Post (Metered Paywall - 3 articles a month)

Northern Virginia voters largely stuck with Democratic incumbents Tuesday as Republicans waged a fierce battle to cement power in Richmond by taking control of the state Senate. With four-fifths of the vote counted, Sen. George L. Barker (D) led challenger Miller Baker (R) in a district stretching from Prince William County to Alexandria — a map Barker played a key role in drawing. In Fairfax County, Sen. David W. Marsden (D) had a clear lead over Republican Jason Flanary.

VaNews November 9, 2011



DEMOCRATS TRAIN SIGHTS ON GUN ISSUES IN N. VA. RACES

By BEN PERSHING, Washington Post (Metered Paywall - 3 articles a month)

While economic issues are dominating the debate from the presidential campaign down to most local contests, some Northern Virginia Democrats are hoping to make their races this year a referendum on another topic — guns.

VaNews October 28, 2011



MONEY NO ISSUE FOR MCLEAN DEL. BARBARA COMSTOCK

By KALI SCHUMITZ, Fairfax Times

McLean Del. Barbara Comstock (R-Dist. 34) raised more for her re-election campaign in September than any other candidate for the Virginia House of Delegates, including Speaker Bill Howell (R-Dist. 28), according to campaign finance reports released last week.

VaNews October 28, 2011



THE POST’S VIRGINIA HOUSE ENDORSEMENTS

Washington Post Editorial (Metered Paywall - 3 articles a month)

REPUBLICANS HOLD a 59-seat majority in Virginia’s House of Delegates. Now, owing partly to their control of a baldly partisan redistricting process, swing districts across the state have been transformed into safe ones for the GOP. If the result is to further entrench increasingly hard-line, anti-tax, socially conservative Republicans in the legislature’s lower house, many Northern Virginians are likely to be unhappy.

VaNews October 21, 2011



REPUBLICAN LOOKS TO KEEP SEAT IN 34TH HOUSE DISTRICT

By BEN PERSHING, Washington Post (Metered Paywall - 3 articles a month)

Del. Barbara Comstock and Pamela Danner are making different bets on what Northern Virginia voters want in the state House. Is the 34th District looking for a woman with two years’ head start in Richmond, a solidly conservative record and a Rolodex full of national contacts? Or a self-described moderate lawyer who brags about not being an incumbent?

VaNews October 19, 2011



COMSTOCK, DANNER FACE OFF FOR 34TH

By ALEX MCVEIGH, Connection Newspapers

Incumbent Barbara Comstock (R) will face Democratic challenger Pamela Danner this Nov. 8 for the 34th delegate district. Comstock, who was elected in 2009, has served as an aide to U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf (R-10), researcher for the Republican National Committee and director of public affairs for the Department of Justice. Danner, who has a law practice located in McLean, has served as president of the McLean Community Foundation, as well as a member of the McLean Community Center’s governing board, where she helped establish the Old Firehouse Teen Center and incorporated the McLean Project for the Arts.

VaNews October 13, 2011



WARNER HELPS RAISE MONEY FOR DEMOCRATIC LEGISLATIVE CANDIDATES

By ANITA KUMAR, Washington Post (Metered Paywall - 3 articles a month)

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner is helping Democratic candidates for the General Assembly raise some much-needed cash in their battle to keep control of the state Senate. The popular former governor, who is finishing a whirlwind tour of the state during Congress’s August recess, has managed to add a number of fundraising events to his eight-day, 39-event schedule. On Friday, he will headline a lunchtime fundraiser for Sen. John Edwards (Roanoke). On Saturday, he will attend both a meet-and-greet for Sen. Phil Puckett and Vern Presley, who is running against Del. Will Morefield (R), in Tazewell, and a fundraiser for John Lamie, vying to replace Sen. William Wampler (Bistol) in Abingdon.

VaNews August 29, 2011