Al Martinez is a recently retired postmaster and former Richmond police officer – having left the department after being charged and acquitted for several alleged crimes – who is backed by the city’s biggest corporation. Al is more of a mystery.
Richmond Confidential highlights some of the key points of Sanders’ speech, and exclusive interview and photos from the event.
Chevron’s campaign criticizes progressive mayor’s travel, but its favored candidate traveled much more
An analysis of city documents, invoices, travel receipts and bank statements dating to 2010 shows that McLaughlin has traveled less, missed fewer meetings, and spent less money on the trips than City Councilman Nat Bates.
Senator Bernie Sanders (VT-I), a potential 2016 presidential candidate, delivered a rousing speech to an overflowing audience in Richmond on Thursday.
Chevron has funneled $3 million into a trio of campaign committees to influence the Nov. 4 Richmond city election, including a nearly $1.3 million contribution on Aug. 8.
Chevron’s Moving Forward has funneled $1.9 million into two similarly named campaign committees over the last six weeks. Through those committees, Chevron/Moving Forward has spent $1.2 million in support of Chevron-friendly mayoral and city council candidates and in opposition to candidates more critical of the oil giant. And there’s still a month to go.
The RYSE Youth Center, Invest in Youth Coalition, and the League of Women Voters hosted a two-hour debate Thursday at Richmond’s City Council chambers, with youth age 24 and younger and audience members presenting Richmond’s 13 mayoral and city council candidates with a range of questions.
As political campaigning intensifies ahead of the upcoming mayoral and city council elections, candidates draw criticism for a deluge of political signs flooding the streets of Richmond.
On Saturday, Richmond mayoral and city council candidates debated plans over how to spur economic vitality at Hilltop Mall. Click through the photo gallery to see what they had to say.