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Election Guide 2012

Here's the information you'll need for elections in Ashburn this fall.

Election Guide 2012

As we look ahead to November’s elections, Ashburn Patch is devoted to bringing you the information you need about every race in town. Here's our start on the candidates and issues we'll be covering as November draws near. Bookmark this page for updates.

U.S. President

President Barack Obama: The president will try to repeat his 2008 victory in the Old Dominion. Though it's an uphill climb, Obama in the money chase.

GOP Presidential Nominee Mitt Romney: Former Massachusetts Governor and presumptive GOP Presidential Nominee to campaign and speak on the country’s struggling economy.

U.S. Senate

George Allen: Former Gov. George Allen , in which he beat out E.W. Jackson, Del.  and  for the nomination with 66 percent of the vote. And it looks like Allen will have help in his corner; , telling Virginians that Allen’s vote in the Senate could be a deciding factor in passing tax reforms and more. During a visit to AOL’s Dulles campus in May, Allen said he was in favor of offshore drilling and expanding Dulles Metrorail into Loudoun County.

Tim Kaine: will have a close race with his fellow former governor and opponent George Allen. Both candidates are well-funded and close in the polls. is one of many steps toward removing the “red ink” in Washington. Kaine has noted that helpful budget surpluses vanished while Allen was in the Senate from 2001 to 2007.

10th Congressional District

Frank Wolf: Republican incumbent U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf has held his seat in Virginia’s 10th District since he was first elected to it in 1980. According to opencongress.com, Wolf votes along GOP lines 89 percent of the time.  Wolf took about 63 percent of the 10th District vote during the 2010 election.

Kristin Cabral: Fairfax attorney . Cabral will go right to a general election contest against longtime incumbent Frank Wolf, a politician who has been in congress for decades and who Cabral thinks has become part of the problem, only voting on partisan lines.

J. Kevin Chisholm: Crystal City resident J. Kevin Chisholm is running as an Independent candidate in the 10th District. The engineer is focused on tax reform and finding a workable solution to our energy needs.

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