(National) Will the tabulation be clear at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida this summer? Republican presidential frontrunner Mitt Romney may receive the 1,144 delegates needed to secure the presidential nomination at the convention in August.
Mitt Romney’s delegates are adding up after primary victories in Nebraska and Oregon on Tuesday. Texas Congressman Ron Paul who lags far behind in the GOP race has stopped campaigning in the remaining states holding elections. This gives Romney a clear path to secure the GOP nomination.
(Greensboro, NC) Did former Senator and Democratic Presidential Candidate John Edwards use campaign funds to cover-up his extramarital affair and love child? Edwards’ trial continues today and his mistress and daughter are expected to take the stand. Edwards, 58, is accused of improperly using campaign funds to keep his affair hidden with Rielle Hunter. Prosecutors say Edwards use campaign contributions to pay for flights, hotel and medical expenses for then-pregnant Hunter. John Edwards’ attorneys argue that the alledged campaign funds or gift was from a wealthy supporter and not a campaign contribution.
(Sanford, Florida) Medical records show that George Zimmerman was injured the day after the shooting death of 17 year old Trayvon Martin in Florida. Zimmerman went to the hospital with a back injury, cuts to his face and a broken nose. Zimmerman is charged with second-murder in the killing of unarmed Martin in February. Zimmerman, a self-appointed neighborhood watchmen, claims he shot Martin in self-defense.
(Richmond, Virginia) Virginia revenue numbers have increased by 10.5% during the same period last year. Secretary of Finance Richmond Brown credits strong individual nonwithholding receipts. On a year to date basis, total revenue collections increased almost 6% through April.
(Richmond, Virginia) The Virginia General Assembly rejected Tracy Thorne-Begland’s judgeship in Richmond. The “Washington Post” reports Republican Delegate Bob Marshall led the fight against the appointment of Thorne-Begland’s, who was up for a General District Court judgeship. House republicans killed the appointment because Thorne-Begland is gay and married. Delegate Marshall noted that gay marriage is not legal in Virginia.
(Charlottesville, Virginia) The Gannett, the “Washington Post” and other news organizations challenged the legal system in the murder case of George Huguely. Huguely is charged with second-degree murder in the death of UVA Lacrosse Player Yeardley Love. News outlets beat the challenge and now evidence centered around Huguely’s case is on public display. On display is Huguely’s hour long police interrogation, emails to Love and a host of other items.