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Anne Holton, Tim Kaine's wife, visits Mason

Anne Holton, Tim Kaine's wife, visited Mason on Tuesday to campaign for her husband and register students to vote. Democrat Tim Kaine will face Republican George Allen for the Virginia Senate seat this November. The winner will replace retiring senator Democrat James Webb.

Fimian vs. Connolly race called

Mason Votes is calling Virginia’s 11th congressional district race for Gerry Connolly (D). The Virginia Board of Elections’ unofficial results say that with 100 percent of precincts reporting, Connolly received 111,695 votes, or 49.22 percent, while Keith Fimian (R) had 110,727 votes, or 48.79 percent.

Fimian touts business experience during Mason visit

The George Mason College Republicans hosted Congressional Candidate Keith Fimian at their meeting Tuesday night.

Fimian, a candidate for Virginia’s 11th Congressional District, which includes the Mason campus, spoke about his candidacy for about 20 minutes to a group of 40 people gathered on the third floor of the Johnson Center.

After arriving over a half-hour late, Fimian talked about his experience as a businessman and CEO and how that experience would benefit him if elected to congress.

Mason Student Runs for House of Delegates

By Mason Votes Writer Ethan Vaughan

Susan Conrad, a master’s candidate at George Mason University studying for a degree in Instructional Technology, is running for the House of Delegates 40th District seat. She is campaigning on a transportation platform that would require raising gas taxes and automobile registration fees.

Mason student Susan Conrad is running for the Virginia House of Delegates.  Photo from

Deeds’ Daughter, Son Campaign for Father at Mason

By Broadside News Editor Amanda Cheek

The children of Democratic candidate for governor Creigh Deeds came to George Mason University Monday to campaign for their father.  Amanda and Gus Deeds were handing out flyers on campus and speaking with students.

“Young voters hold a lot of swing,” said Gus, 20, on why they are on the road for their father.

Amanda, 24, explained that they were handing out flyers with quotes from The Washington Post covering topics from their father’s campaign.

Both Gubernatorial Candidates Against Gay Marriage, Mason Responds

By Mason Votes Staff Writer Ethan Vaughan

Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob McDonnell has a long history of championing conservative positions on social issues like gay marriage, but with Democratic opponent Creigh Deeds stating his belief marriage is “between a man and a woman,” the campaign for the Governor’s Mansion is proceeding with a uniformity of opinion from both sides on one of the Commonwealth’s most divisive and emotional issues.

H1N1 Influenza and PSA Town Hall

The event starts at 9:00 a.m. and is being covered live by Mason Votes.

EDIT: Archive of the live video now posted here.

By Mason Votes Staff Writer Ethan Vaughan

Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan hosted a town hall on flu prevention this morning in George Mason University’s Dewberry Hall.

Cabinet Secretaries to Host Town Hall at Mason: Watch it LIVE on C2M

Kathleen Sebelius and Arne Duncan, United States secretaries of health and human services and education respectively, will be at George Mason University’s Fairfax campus hosting a town hall discussing the H1N1 Influenza. Sebelius and Duncan are both cabinet level secretaries and will present information about prevention of the virus, take students questions and announce the 2009 Flu Prevention PSA Contest Winner.

The event starts Tuesday at 9 a.m. in Dewberry Hall.

Watch the event LIVE on and

Deeds and McDonnell Duel in Fairfax