Odds favor another term for Boucher

Many Congressional incumbents around the country are in trouble. At the moment, veteran 9th District Congressman Rick Boucher does not appear to be one of them. A new poll shows Democrat Boucher leading Republican challenger Morgan Griffith by 13 points — 52-39 percent. An incumbent with more than 50 percent re-elect is not usually considered […]

Carilion, we have a problem

From the time my mother’s housekeeper found her unconscious on the floor of her home, a team of medical professionals moved quickly to save her life. The Floyd County Rescue Squad responded swiftly and stabilized her. They were concerned about an erratic heartbeat and sky-high blood pressure and got her to the Carilion New River […]

Photo op brings Boucher to Floyd

Rep. Rick Boucher took a day out of the two-week Easter Congressional recess to hit Floyd for the dedication of the Station on South Locust and new Community Market Wednesday — a classic photo opportunity for a Democratic Congressman who voted against the controversial health care bill that passed in Washington last week. Boucher, reamed […]

Tea Party brews terrorism

Tea Party activist Mike Troxel of Lynchburg decided it would be cute to post what he thought was Democratic Rep. Tom Perriello‘s home address on his blog after the Congressman had the gall to vote for the health care reform bill that passed the House of Representatives Sunday night. But Troxel got it wrong. The […]

Area Congressmen split vote on flawed health care bill

Our two Democratic Congressmen split their votes on the health care “reform” package that passed the House of Representatives late Sunday night. Rep. Rick Boucher voted “no,” saying the bill’s cuts in Medicare hurt his large senior citizen constituency. Rep. Tom Perriello cast a “yes” vote, a move which could cost him in the mid-term […]