Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Mitt Romney's eldest son says Del Ray spot is his favorite in Virginia.
The eldest son of Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney says Del Ray’s The Dairy Godmother is his favorite spot in Virginia, according to The Examiner’s Yeas and Nays blog. Tagg Romney spoke with the Virginia delegation at the GOP Convention in Florida earlier this week and was quoted as saying the Mt. Vernon Avenue custard shop is tops on his Commonwealth list. "It has got to be the best sorbet and yogurt that I've ever had in my life," Tagg Romney said. Academy Award-winning actor Jon Voight also paid a visit to the Virginia delegation in Clearwater, Fla., and said Mount Vernon Estate is his favorite place in all the world.
Virginia governor delivers prime time address Tuesday night.
The "American dream" is at stake in the November presidential election, said Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell in a prime-time speech at the Republican National Convention Tuesday night. "I don't have to tell any of you: this is a tough economy. We all have friends, family and neighbors who've lost their jobs and homes," McDonnell (R) said. "Worse, they've lost their hope. And their lost hope is why we need a big change this November. This election is about restoring the American dream." Like many of the convention speeches Tuesday, McDonnell's address criticized a remark made by President Barack Obama (D) during a July campaign stop in Roanoke that Republicans say suggested business owners did not build their success on their own. "We need a …
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Evan Draim, 17, will represent Virginia's 8th Congressional District in Tampa.
Seventeen-year-old St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes School student Evan Draim is headed to the Republican National Convention next week in Tampa, where he will be the youngest of more than 2,000 delegates, according to The Washington Post. Draim won one of three delegate spots from Virginia’s 8th Congressional District in the spring. He took the most votes of all seven who competed for a spot, even besting Charles Hokanson, a former chairman of the Arlington GOP. Drain will turn 18 before the General Election, which made him eligible to serve as a delegate. He lives in the Mount Vernon area with his parents. His father works at a law firm in Old Town. “I thought it was necessary to have a younger, newer face represent the Republican Party,” …