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Democrat Vangie Williams has fundraising surge, but still trails Republican Rep. Rob Wittman

By JEFF BRANSCOME, Free Lance-Star (Metered Paywall - 10 articles a month)

Democrat Vangie Williams of King George County slightly out-raised her opponent, Republican incumbent Rob Wittman over the past three months, though she remains a significant underdog in the 1st District Congressional race. Williams raised $256,020 from July through September, with the vast majority of those donations coming from individuals, according to the Federal Election Commission. Wittman took in $238,152 over the same time period, with a little more than half coming from political action committees and the rest from individuals.

VaNews October 19, 2018

Wittman wants Navy to take over part of bridge cost

By QUINTON SHEPPARD, Gazette-Journal

Rep. Rob Wittman (R-Montross) said local and national leaders are still working with the U.S. Navy and U.S. Department of Defense to consider taking over a portion of the maintenance fees on the opening and closing mechanisms of the George P. Coleman Memorial Bridge. The hope, he said, is if the federal government takes on some of the financial burden of these costs, tolls will be reduced for local residents.

VaNews October 19, 2018

Wittman hosts session for veterans

By CATHY DYSON, Free Lance-Star (Metered Paywall - 10 articles a month)

Veterans with specific questions about their benefits or general curiosity about ongoing reforms with the Department of Veterans Affairs can have an audience with Congressman Rob Wittman on Thursday. Wittman, R-1st District, will hear from service members in the Fredericksburg region during a session called Voices of Veterans.

VaNews June 26, 2018

Primary election winners encourage voters to 'ride the blue wave'

By RODRIGO ARRIAZA, Virginia Gazette (Metered Paywall - 4 Articles per Month)

Vangie Williams and Elaine Luria, winners of the Democratic Congressional primary election in the 1st and 2nd districts, joined area representatives and Williamsburg-James City County Democrats at a Post-Primary Pep Rally & Call to Action Thursday evening.

VaNews June 25, 2018

Kaine holds a meet, greet in Stafford


U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine kicked off his 2018 re-election campaign with a Meet and Greet at Adventure Brewery North on Thursday evening. Vangie Williams of King George County who is the first African American woman to secure the Democratic Party’s nomination in Virginia’s 1st Congressional District joined Kaine at the event.

VaNews June 18, 2018

The big money primaries? They aren't in Hampton Roads

By DAVE RESS, Daily Press (Metered Paywall - 1 article a month)

Can’t say for sure, since the Federal Election Commission hasn’t yet posted an April through May financial report from 2nd district Democratic Congressional hopeful Karen Mallard, but looks as if her opponent, Elaine Luria, has ramped up spending while fattening up the campaign coffers for the general election race.

VaNews June 5, 2018

Wittman wants Dahlgren division move 'put on hold' for more information

By CATHY DYSON, Free Lance-Star (Metered Paywall - 10 articles a month)

Congressman Rob Wittman, R–1st District, wants the Navy to put on hold its controversial plan to move a specialized division from the Dahlgren base. Wittman has put a provision regarding Dahlgren in the National Defense Authorization Act, which Congress is scheduled to vote on this week. The requirement calls for the Navy to provide more information before it moves the Chemical Biological Radiological Defense Division, or CBR–D, from Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren to Indian Head, Md.

VaNews May 15, 2018

Wittman hosts CTE symposium at UMW Stafford campus

By EMILY JENNINGS, Free Lance-Star (Metered Paywall - 10 articles a month)

About 80 representatives from local businesses, educational institutions, associations and government organizations gathered Friday morning at a symposium focused on improving career and technical education for potential employees throughout the region.

VaNews May 7, 2018

Wittman shows fundraising strength in 1st District re-election campaign


The three Democrats vying to challenge Rep. Rob Wittman, R-1st District, are starting to see more cash flow into their campaign coffers, but Wittman still maintains a dominant financial advantage.

VaNews April 19, 2018

Wittman confident on the case for a two-carrier purchase

By HUGH LESSIG, Daily Press (Metered Paywall - 1 article a month)

Rep. Rob Wittman said Wednesday he is confident that Huntington Ingalls Industries can make the case for two aircraft carriers at once, something that has not been done since the Reagan defense buildup of the 1980s. Speaking after a congressional breakfast at the Sea-Air-Space expo, Wittman said the idea of ordering multiple warships in advance is a time-proven method that saves money over the long run.

VaNews April 12, 2018