Attention Editors, News Directors and Reporters, In Case You Missed ‘Em …
Attention Editors, News Directors and Reporters
In Case You Missed ‘Em …
The Virginian-Pilot – Norfolk, Virginia – Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Del. Marshall formally announces U.S. Senate bid
RICHMOND (Associated Press) – Bob Marshall has formally announced his U.S. Senate candidacy. The conservative Prince William Republican e-mailed supporters and news organizations Monday with the opening line “I can beat Tim Kaine.”
The Daily Press – Newport News, Virginia – Tuesday, January 17, 2012
‘Personhood’ backer Bob Marshall running for U.S. Senate
The social conservative almost beat Jim Gilmore in 2008
RICHMOND – Del. Robert Marshall – a General Assembly conservative stalwart who introduced this session’s controversial “personhood” legislation – announced Monday that he will seek the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate.
The Prince William County Republican said he has the grass-roots conservative connections to challenge former Gov. George Allen, the Republican front-runner, and has a record of challenging former Gov. Tim Kaine, the leading Democrat in the race. “I think this is the time to do it, because I’ve had so many clashes with Tim Kaine it puts me in a unique circumstance to challenge him here,” Marshall said. In 2008, Marshall lost the GOP Senate nomination to former Gov. James Gilmore by 65 votes – less than one percentage point – at a state nominating convention.
Virginia’s Legislative Information Service – HB1 – http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?121+sum+HB1
The Washington Post – Washington, D.C. – Thursday, January 12, 2012
Del. Robert G. Marshall takes on George Allen in U.S. Senate primary
RICHMOND — Del. Robert G. Marshall, a Prince William Republican and one of the most conservative voices in the House of Delegates, said Thursday that he will run for U.S. Senate this year. Marshall, who narrowly lost the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in 2008, will face former governor and senator George Allen, the heavy favorite to win the crowded GOP primary in June.
The Washington Post – Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Calling a tax a tax
During the legislative dickering over the state budget in 2010, Del. Bob Marshall, alone among his colleagues, questioned the practice of embedding fee and other tax hikes directly into the budget language, as opposed to subjecting each proposed hike to debate and a vote. . . . It’s obvious from a bill he prefiled this month that the whole experience still rankles Marshall. He proposes that rather than using words like “fee” or “toll,” lawmakers instead be required to use the simpler, more blunt, word: “tax.”
Virginia’s Legislative Information Service – HB68 – http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?121+sum+HB68
Northern Virginia Daily (Column) – Strasburg, Virginia – Friday, January 6, 2012
Bob Wooten: Different kind of swearing
If you want loyalty, get a dog. If you want to cast a big tent for your party, you might have to put up with a few unwanted guests. That seems to be the calculation some of Virginia’s top Republicans have made in calling on their party to scrap a plan that would force voters in the March 6 presidential primary to sign a loyalty oath before casting ballots. . . . The Republicans’ top guns, however, fear the party is about to shoot off its nose to spite its face. Gov. Bob McDonnell, Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling and Del. Robert G. Marshall have all come out against the loyal oath.
Tenth Amendment Center – Thursday, January 26, 2012
State and local governments resist NDAA detention provisions
Provisions in the National Defense Authorization Act may allow for the indefinite detention of U.S. citizens, but the feds could find they get no cooperation from some state and local officials. Virginia Delegate Bob Marshall (R-Manassas) introduced HB1660, which would, “Prevent any agency, political subdivision, employee, or member of the military of Virginia from assisting an agency or the armed forces of the United States in the investigation, prosecution, or detainment of a United States citizen in violation of the Constitution of Virginia.” On Wednesday, a House subcommittee passed the bill 6-3, moving it closer to a full House vote.
Virginia’s Legislative Information Service – HB1160 – http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?121+ful+HB1160
The Washington Post – Washington, D.C. – Monday, January 23, 2012
Lawmaker proposes measure to exempt Va. from incandescent light bulb phase-out
RICHMOND, Va. (Associated Press) — Delegate Bob Marshall doesn’t want the federal government telling Virginians what kind of light bulbs to use. The Prince William County Republican has introduced legislation to allow the manufacture and sale of incandescent light bulbs within Virginia’s borders after new federal energy standards take effect. The standards would essentially take the bulbs off the market.
Virginia’s Legislative Information Service – HB66 – http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?121+sum+HB66
The News-Virginian – Staunton, Virginia – Sunday, January 29, 2012
Looking for support
FISHERSVILLE – Dressed in a bomber jacket with petitions in hand, Del. Bob Marshall spent part of Saturday at an Augusta Expo gun show and sale, garnering signatures to get on the ballot for a Republican U.S. Senate bid. Marshall, who represents the Manassas area, set up shop near the Shenandoah Valley Tea Party Patriots table at Expo. “There is a lot of frustration in Washington, whether it is with Republicans or Democrats,” said Marshall, who announced his candidacy a couple of weeks ago. He highlighted his 20-year legislative record to registered Virginia voters Saturday. He spoke of how he received an “A” rating from the National Rifle Association, and of how he was the delegate who introduced the Virginia Healthcare Freedom Act two years ago, which formed the basis of the state’s lawsuit against the federal government over health care reform.
Fairfax Times – Fairfax, Virginia – Friday, January 27, 2012
Legislators target Dulles rail project
Use of project labor agreements comes under scrutiny
The Dulles Metrorail extension is the subject of several bills now under consideration in the Virginia General Assembly, as Republican lawmakers try to address things they don’t like about the project and the body overseeing it — the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority. One of the chief items that the bills’ sponsors object to is the airports authority’s planned use of a mandatory project labor agreement for the second construction phase of the 23-mile rail line. . . . The other bills are proposed by Dels. Jim LeMunyon (R-Dist. 67) of Chantilly and Bob Marshall (R-Dist. 13) of Manassas and Sen. Dick Black (R-Dist. 13), of Prince William County.
CONTACT: Bob Marshall, (201) 259-3756 (mobile telephone)