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‘Let me see your credentials!’ A look at Ohio’s voter registration by party and why Virginia needs it

Pat HaleyBy Patrick Haley

“Get that spellbinder’s credentials,” shouts Mayor Shinn in the popular musical, The Music Man, when the con man professor Harold Hill comes to River City, Iowa, to start a boys’ band.

Richmond, Virginia, isn’t River City, but in the aftermath of the recent Eric Cantor versus David Brat election, we hear many calling to see ‘the credentials’ of some of the primary voters.

Let me share my credentials with you.  My wife, Brenda, and I lived in Virginia for twelve years before returning to our native Ohio in 2007.  We lived initially in Staunton, a charming small town nestled within the Shenandoah Valley, and later we lived in Henrico County.

I was Chair of the Staunton Republican Committee and was very active in Republican politics throughout our time in the Commonwealth including working for Congressman Bob Goodlatte and former Governor Jim Gilmore.

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Libertarians nominate Staunton resident as candidate for VA 6th Congressional District

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By Lynn R. Mitchell

The Libertarian Party of Virginia’s 6th Congressional District nominating convention endorsed Staunton resident Will Hammer for Congress against incumbent Republican Bob Goodlatte in November, according to a press release from the party’s U.S. Senate candidate Robert Sarvis. Hammer will need 1,000 signatures from voters in the Sixth District in order to be placed on the ballot.

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Andrea Oakes: Staunton’s Best Buy celebrates 20 years in business

Andrea Oakes 2By Andrea Oakes
Councilwoman, Staunton City Council

Twenty years ago, Minnesota-based Best Buy built an East Coast distribution center in Staunton’s new Green Hills Industry and Technology Center. As one of the first businesses to locate there, the 700,000 square foot facility serves 90 Best Buy retail stores throughout the mid-Atlantic region.

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Photos 3 … Sixth Congressional District convention

Jeb Wilkinson is one of my favorite Republicans. We met during the 2004 George W. Bush re-election campaign when he was state coordinator and I was Augusta County coordinator. We were driving to Richmond to pick up supplies from Jeb to carry back to the three local units — Augusta County, Staunton, and Waynesboro.

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