|VIRGINIA||13 Electoral Votes|
Meanwhile, Republicans managed with a very lean operation consisting of fewer than a dozen Victory 2004 staffers and no Bush staff. They received no help from the national party or Bush campaign and relied on money raised in Virginia.
When all the votes were counted, the Bush-Cheney ticket improved slightly on its 2000 margin. Kerry-Edwards did manage to carry the largest county, Fairfax, in Northern Virginia, by more than 30,000 votes (245,671 votes to 211,980 votes out of 461,379 total or 53.25% to 45.94%. By comparison, in 2000 Bush had narrowly won Fairfax County by 202,181 votes to 196,501 for Gore and 12,201 for Nader out of 413,775 total or 48.86% to 47.49% and 2.95%).
Benjamin Wallace-Wells. "Rebels in Izods: why Virginia is tilting toward Kerry." Washington Monthly, Sept. 2004.
Nov. 2 Statements: Republican
Party of Virginia | Democratic
Party of Virginia
|Bush-Cheney '04||Kerry-Edwards 2004|
Chair: Attorney General Jerry W. Kilgore
Republican Party of Virginia
State Director: Susan Swecker
Comm. Director: Jonathan Beeton
Office: 2112 W. Laburnum Ave., Suite 204, Richmond
Coordinated Campaign Director: Eric Payne
Democratic Party of Virginia
|Eight Months (March 2-Nov. 2, 2004)||Eight Months (March 2-Nov. 2, 2004)|
-LC hosts a Constitution Day event, "Telling America’s Story," with students from Fairfax County Public Schools at Gunston Hall Plantation in Mason Neck, VA.
August 9, 2004
July 31, 2004
April 19, 2004
April 19, 2004
March 11, 2004
-EE hosts a health care discussion at South County Health Center in Alexandria, VA.
-EE holds a town hall on health care at VCU Medical Center's Baruch Auditorium in Richmond, VA.
August 21, 2004
July 27, 2004
July 16, 2004
June 18, 2004
June 11, 2004
May 31, 2004
Richmond Times-Dispatch (10/17/04)
The Free Lance-Star [Fredericksburg] (10/17/04) >
and according to Editor and Publisher:
News Advance [Lynchburg]
Daily New-Record [Harrisonburg]
Danville Register & Bee
The Daily News Leader [Stauton]
Potomac News [Woodbridge]
Daily Press [Hampton Roads] (10/24/04)
The Virginian Pilot [Hampton Roads] (10/21/04) >
Roanoke Times (10/17/04)
Third Party and Independent
Nader Ballot Access
Virginia had a deadline of noon on August 20, 2004 for submission of 10,000 valid signatures, including at least 400 from each congressional district. The campaign delivered the petitions to the Board of Elections shortly before noon on August 20. By all accounts it was a rather chaotic scene (Jean Jensen Sept. 8, 2004 e-mail). Nader supporters report that, "Democratic observers interrupted the proceedings no less than three times without being asked to leave by board officials." (Aug. 27 press release) The upshot was that the Board rejected the petitions on the grounds that they were not grouped by congressional district. However, on August 23 the Attorney General's office found that the rule about grouping petitions, while posted on the Board's web site, was not enforceable because the Board had never voted on it. The Board accepted the petitions, but, after verification from registrars, found only 7,342 were valid. In an unfortunate postscript, on June 28, 2005 Nader's Virginia coordinator Jim Polk pleaded guilty to one count of felony election fraud for verifying petitions he had not circulated personally.
Nader: Jim Polk
Badnarik: Jeff and Liz Bowles
October 30, 2004
-Speech at Christ College, Bahnsen Hall in Lynchburg, VA.
August 2, 2004
-Addresses Witherspoon School of Law and Public Policy in Luray, VA.
October 7, 2004
-Informal meet and greet at the Sven Shine Inn in Richmond; speaks at the LGBT Political Discussion forum at VCU Student Commons in Richmond, VA.
September 14-17, 2004
Sept. 14 - Speech at the University of Virginia, Maury Hall in Charlottesville, VA.
Sept. 15 - LPVA fundraising banquet at Maggiano's restaurant in Richmond, VA.
Sept. 16 - Speech at Lynchburg College; meet the candidate event at Corned Beef & Co. in Roanoke; speech at Virginia Tech, Haymarket Theater in Blacksburg, VA.
Sept. 17 - Botetourt Kiwanis meeting.
June 10, 2004
-Speech, Q&A and meet & greet at 1st National Convention for American-Arab Anti-Discrimination at the Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel in Arlington, VA.
May 19, 2004
-Media availability and meeting with students and volunteers at George Mason University, Johnson Center-Dewbury Hall in Fairfax, VA.
October 14, 2004
Lunch and phone interview at Wild Flour Restaurant in Hollings (outside Roanoke), VA. Speaks at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA.
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