Mitt Romney

Don Rush

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The nearly 13,000 Virginia felons whose voting rights were restored, stripped, then restored again are more likely to live in areas that voted for Democrats than Republicans.

Data from the Virginia Public Access Project showed that nearly one-third of the felons with restored voting rights live in a precinct where President Barack Obama received more than 75 percent of the vote in 2012.

Less than 2 percent of the felons live in a precinct where 2012 GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney received three-quarters of the vote.

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell is asking that the entire 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reconsider his corruption convictions.
McDonnell's legal team filed a petition Friday for a rehearing of his appeal after a three-judge panel unanimously upheld the convictions earlier this month.
A jury in September found McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, guilty of doing favors for former Star Scientific CEO Jonnie Williams in exchange for more than $165,000 in gifts and loans.

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Newly released tax records show former Gov. Bob McDonnell's legal defense fund raised nearly $150,000 during the first quarter of this year.

Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, gave $10,000. Coal baron Richard Baxter Gilliam gave $50,000, the single biggest donation.

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With the public opinion polls showing a close presidential race, Senator Tom Carper (D-De) says he is optimistic about President Barak Obama's reelection chances.  But, was this a presidency offering too much to the voters?

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Bonnie Luna,, an alternate delegate to the Republican National Convention, says she is hopeful her party's nominee Mitt Romney will win big in November against President Obama. Delmarva Public Radio's Don Rush talked with her about the campaign.


      DOVER, Del. (AP) - Mitt Romney has won Delaware's Republican presidential primary, turning back an upset bid by former House speaker Newt Gingrich.

     With Tuesday's victory, Romney continues his march toward the Republican presidential nomination and a November contest against President Barack Obama. Even before the results were in, Romney scheduled a visit to New Hampshire to begin what's billed as the next phase of his campaign.

     Gingrich paid several visits to Delaware, hoping his brand of retail politics would resonate with voters.


             Fisker Automotive which is planning to build a hybrid car plant in Delaware is getting some flak from Republican president candidate nominee Mitt Romney.

            The GOP hopeful’s president campaign compared Fisker to the bankrupt solar panel maker Solyndra as Fisker laid off more workers in the First State last week.

            Romney called companies like Fisker a failed government investment.


     ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Republican presidential candidates are vying for 37 delegates in Maryland's primary, with Mitt Romney expected to fare well in a state that's home to many moderate GOP members.

     Candidates have been making campaign appearances in the state in advance of Tuesday's primary. Maryland is getting a rare moment in the Republican spotlight because of a nominating contest that has extended into April.