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VA. DELEGATE KICKS OFF BID FOR LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR BY COMPARING HIMSELF TO TRUMP

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

Virginia Del. Glenn R. Davis Jr. officially kicked off his bid for lieutenant governor Friday by billing himself as “the only real job creator” in the race, and comparing himself to President-elect Donald Trump. Davis (R-Virginia Beach) planned to formally launch his campaign Friday night with a dinner at the Virginia Beach Convention Center and a high-profile endorsement from former U.S. congressman Thomas M. Davis III, a moderate Northern Virginia Republican who is of no relation.

VaNews December 5, 2016



TOM DAVIS WANTS VIRGINIA BEACH'S GLENN DAVIS TO BE THE NEXT LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR

By PATRICK WILSON , Virginian-Pilot (Metered Paywall - 3 articles a month)

Former U.S. Rep. Tom Davis of Northern Virginia was the keynote speaker Friday evening as Del. Glenn Davis of Virginia Beach formally kicked off his campaign for the Republican nomination for lieutenant governor. Tom Davis served in Congress for seven terms until 2008. He said Glenn Davis’ mix of business and legislative experience led to his support. Tom Davis was Virginia chairman of Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s 2016 presidential campaign; Glenn Davis – no relation – was a Virginia co-chairman.

VaNews December 5, 2016



DAVID BOWERS, MIKE HAMLAR CONSIDERING BIDS FOR LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR

By CARMEN FORMAN, Roanoke Times (Metered Paywall - 10 articles a month)

Former Roanoke Mayor David Bowers and local businessman and former Democratic candidate for the 19th Senate District Mike Hamlar are mulling running for lieutenant governor they said this week. Should Bowers or Hamlar decide to run, they would be the only lieutenant governor candidates from western Virginia. Neither has formed an exploratory committee or begun campaign fundraising, according to the Virginia Public Access Project.

VaNews December 5, 2016



TIPPING HAT TO TRUMP, REPUBLICAN REEVES KICKS OFF BID FOR VA. LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR

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

Virginia state Sen. Bryce E. Reeves formally launched his 2017 bid for lieutenant governor Thursday with a nod to President-elect Donald Trump and a swipe at Gov. Terry McAuliffe. In a speech to supporters, Reeves (R-Spotsylvania) hit upon issues that helped the Republican real estate businessman win the White House, including gun rights, terrorism and federal overreach.

VaNews December 2, 2016



SEN. BRYCE REEVES SEEKS TO BECOME VIRGINIA LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR

By BOB STUART, News Virginian

Sen. Bryce Reeves is approaching his Republican bid to become Virginia's next lieutenant governor much like he has other goals in his life: with relentless pursuit. Since March, Reeves, R-Spotsylvania, has traveled Virginia in a Volkswagen Jetta, putting 39,000 miles on the car. One of the goals of the former Army Ranger and Prince William County narcotics detective is to continue working "on the security of the nation and the commonwealth."

VaNews September 26, 2016



VOGEL CONFIDENT ABOUT CHANCES IN GOP PRIMARY

By SALLY VOTH, Winchester Star (Metered Paywall - 5 articles a month)

Twenty-seventh District Sen. Jill Vogel, R-Upperville, is confident she can secure the party’s nomination for lieutenant governor in a primary next spring. The Republican Party of Virginia’s State Central Committee on Saturday voted to nominate candidates for statewide office in 2017 via a primary, rather than a convention. "It was a one-vote margin," Vogel said Monday of the vote.

VaNews August 30, 2016



VETERAN FEDERAL PROSECUTOR JOINS 2017 RACE FOR VIRGINIA LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR

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

Democrat Gene Rossi, a veteran federal prosecutor best known for targeting doctors who overprescribe pain pills, jumped into the 2017 race for lieutenant governor on Thursday. “I will be a strong voice for justice,” Rossi said in a statement. “I’m passionate about how our state government can better serve its citizens in many areas. I have seen firsthand what works — and what doesn’t. Above all, we must be fair, firm, and compassionate in our approaches to the opioid crisis, criminal justice, voting rights restoration, healthcare, and education.”

VaNews August 26, 2016



LONGTIME VIRGINIA PROSECUTOR TO SEEK LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR JOB

By RACHEL WEINER, Washington Post (Metered Paywall - 3 articles a month)

After 27 years in the Justice Department, a Virginia prosecutor who targeted doctors who overprescribed pain pills is now hoping to tackle the state’s opioid crisis from a new angle: as lieutenant governor. Gene Rossi aspires to join a Democratic administration trying to cope with the problem through a combination of harsh prosecution and holistic treatment.

VaNews August 8, 2016



IN 2017 BID FOR VIRGINIA LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR, JILL HOLTZMAN VOGEL RAISES $560,000

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

Virginia state Sen. Jill Holtzman Vogel has raised $560,000 to fund her 2017 bid for lieutenant governor since announcing her candidacy in March, bringing in a near-record amount for this stage of the campaign. Only former Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling (R) raised more than Vogel (R-Fauquier) over a comparable period, taking in $727,000 over the first six months of 2008. And that was when Bolling was an incumbent seeking a second term as lieutenant governor in the 2009 election, with only token opposition for the GOP nod.

VaNews July 15, 2016



GOP AG HOPEFUL JOHN ADAMS, DEMOCRATIC LG HOPEFUL JUSTIN FAIRFAX ANNOUNCE FUNDRAISING FIGURES

By STAFF REPORT, Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 5 articles a month)

Richmond lawyer John Adams, a Republican seeking the party's nomination for attorney general, said today that his campaign raised $431,859.43 in a little over five months.

VaNews July 14, 2016