Voter anger sends Boucher a pink slip

The networks called the 9th District Congressional race early Tuesday. Republican Morgan Griffith, the carpetbagger from Salem, ousted Democrat Rick Boucher from the Congressional seat he has held for 28 years. In a campaign fueled by voter anger, outside money and 800 grand in spending by the National Republican Congressional Committee, Griffith handily defeated a […]

The Ninth District Race: We wish we had a fourth choice

A number of people have asked over the last couple of weeks just who — if anyone — this web site will endorse in the tightly-contested race for Ninth District Congressman. Sorry. We don’t do endorsements. We feel it is presumptuous at best for us to try and influence anyone’s vote. When it comes to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]