Congressman visits with citizens in Clifton Forge
Rep. Ben Cline, left, held a meet-and-greet last Wednesday in the Historic Masonic Theatre Underground in Clifton Forge. Cline became Congressional representative for the Allegheny Highlands last December. Pictured, Cline speaks with Justin Reiter, center, executive director of the Historic Masonic Theatre, and Greg Madsen, right. (Recorder photo by David Crosier) CLIFTON FORGE — Incumbenttherecorderonline.com
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U.S. Congressman Ben Cline, center, visited Bath Community Hospital Wednesday, Aug. 31, when he was in the area for the Highland County Fair and a visit at Bath County High School. He stands with Tom VandenHoven, left, and BCH CEO Jeff Lingerfelt. (Photo courtesy BCH)therecorderonline.com
Virginia Rep. Ben Clines calls FBI investigation into former President Donald Trump ‘disappointing’
The Republican Congressman, who represents Virginia’s 6TH District, was in Lynchburg Wednesday, and 10 News asked about the federal investigation into whether Trump took classified records from the White House to his Florida residence.
Carilion Clinic distributes 100,000th COVID-19 vaccine
ROANOKE, Va. – Carilion Clinic is hitting another major milestone in the battle against COVID-19. On Wednesday, the health system helped administer its 100,000th dose of the vaccine and 98-year-old June Rutherfoord was the lucky recipient. Rutherfoord, a former nurse, said she’s thankful for the scientists who made it possible to get the vaccine. “Well I’m very thankful we have wonderful scientists who work out all these things to control the evil that’s in the world, thank you all,” Rutherfoord said. Vaccine distribution is expected to pick up at the Berglund Center and other sites across the region through the rest of the week.
Congressman Ben Cline tours vaccination site at Berglund Center
ROANOKE, Va – As COVID-19 vaccine supply increases across the Roanoke Valley, Congressman Ben Cline paid a visit to one of the largest vaccination sites in the region. Hundreds and sometimes thousands of people get vaccinated here at the Berglund Center almost every day. “We’ve got folks from all over the community working together to make sure that everybody wants to get vaccinated,” Cline said. The Republican congressman spent Wednesday afternoon looking at operations and thanking volunteers for their time. Cline says the choice to get vaccinated is still personal, but he hopes to act as an example because it will help reopen the economy and protect the community.
Congressmen urge Gov. Northam to allow more fans at high school sports games
Ralph Northam recently loosened COVID-19 restrictions for outdoor high school sporting events, some Virginia Congressmen feel they’re still too restrictive. He also pushed for Northam to follow CDC’s 6-foot distancing guidelines instead of 10 feet that’s currently in Executive Order 72. AdThe order currently allows outdoor high school sports to have 30% of the occupancy load or a maximum of 250 spectators per field. “Governor Northam’s decision to require 10-foot distancing and allow no more than 250 fans at an outdoor stadium that potentially holds thousands is insufficient. Earlier this week northside high school had to suspend all activities after members of the football program tested positive.
Special Olympics Virginia athletes share their stories with lawmakers
RICHMOND, Va. – Some of Virginia’s most notable athletes took a virtual trip to the Capitol Wednesday morning. Special Olympics Virginia representatives talked with state lawmakers about why their organization deserves funding. The speakers included Matt Crowder, a Special Olympian from Roanoke who spoke with Rep. Ben Cline. Crowder believes the organization has changed his life and will continue to do the same for others in his position. “It’s taught me to be responsible, it’s taught me how to be part of a team,” Crowder said.
Protesters against Rep. Ben Cline march to his Roanoke office
ROANOKE, Va. – A Southwest Virginia congressman’s vote against the Electoral College results Wednesday inspired a small group of Roanoke protesters to demonstrate against him. A gathering of about 20 people marched from Elmwood Park to Rep. Ben Cline’s Roanoke office Thursday morning. The group planned to talk to people at his office, but were unable to do so. Demonstrators said the protest came together spontaneously after watching the vote and the siege at the U.S. Capitol. “I’m furious,” said Brienne Nida, who traveled down from Botetourt County for the demonstration.
Virginia lawmakers discuss ceremonial Electoral College count
LYNCHBURG, Va. – Protesters gathered in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday to show support for President Trump one day before Congress certifies the Electoral College results. What is usually a ceremonial counting of the votes, that each state has already certified, is drawing nationwide attention because some Republicans plan to object. [Rep. Ben Cline says he’ll object the Electoral College certification process]Meanwhile, Virginia Democratic Sen. Mark Warner plans to certify the votes and said the count could take a while. “It does seem that there’s evidence of fraud, there’s evidence that laws were not followed in accordance with the state legislators who make those laws in those respectful states,” said Good. Warner said he expects the majority of Republicans to certify the 306 electoral votes for President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kalama Harris.
Rep. Ben Cline says he’ll object the Electoral College certification process
Congressman Ben Cline announced Tuesday that he will support objections to the Electoral College certification process on Wednesday. Cline, who represents Virginia’s 6th Congressional District, joins other congressmen planning to reject Joe Biden’s Electoral College win. In addition, the state Legislatures have enacted laws with detailed election rules and procedures by which voters are to choose their presidential electors. Our founders set up a system of, by, and for the people that placed the state Legislatures at its very heart, and that heart still beats strongly today. Virginia’s 6th Congressional District, which contains all of Amherst County, Augusta County, Bath County, Botetourt County, Highland County, Page County, Rockbridge Couty, Rockingham County, Shenandoah County, Warren County, Buena Vista, Harrisonburg, Lexington, Lynchburg, Roanoke, Staunton, Waynesboro and parts of Bedford and Roanoke counties.
What’s News Today: Christmas Parade, honoring graduates
Roanoke City Council holds a public hearing about the City Plan 2040. Lynchburg’s Future of Education Task Force Steering Committee meets today. The Rich Creek Fire Department holds a drive-through Christmas Parade tonight. You can watch the parade from your home or front yard as it drives throughout the town. The City of Danville will honor the first graduates in the Project Rebuild program.
Republicans get majority vote in Bath, Highland
MONTEREY and WARM SPRINGS — The presidential election remains undecided as The Recorder goes to press this week, with millions of votes nationwide yet to be counted. But in Bath and Highland counties, all unofficial results point to a solid win for the Republican tickets — Donald Trump and Mike Pence for president and vice president; Daniel Gade for U.S. Senator; and incumbent Ben Cline for the U.S. House of Representatives in District 6. In Virginia overall, however, the major metropolita...therecorderonline.com
WATCH: Rep. Ben Cline gives speech after projected 6th congressional district win
HARRISONBURG, Va. – Rep. Ben Cline is projected to continue serving Virginia’s 6th Congressional District in Washington. Ben Cline projected to win reelection in Virginia’s 6th Congressional District Rep. Ben Cline speaks to a crowd at Capital Ale House in Harrisonburg about his projected win. Posted by WSLS 10 / WSLS.com on Tuesday, November 3, 2020Cline was at Capital Ale House in Harrisonburg to speak to a crowd about his projected win. [Ben Cline projected to win reelection in Virginia’s 6th Congressional District, according to NBC News]He was first elected to Congress back in 2018.
Ben Cline projected to win reelection in Virginia’s 6th Congressional District, according to NBC News
ROANOKE, Va. – Rep. Ben Cline is projected to continue serving Virginia’s 6th Congressional District in Washington. The incumbent Republican lawmaker is expected to defeat his Democratic opponent Nicholas Betts. The 6th District covers Roanoke and Lynchburg and goes up Interstate 81 from Roanoke to Front Royal and also includes Lynchburg, Lexington, Staunton, Waynesboro and Harrisonburg. Use the picker below:Find Race ResultsThe Rockbridge County native was first elected to Congress back in 2018 where he defeated his Democratic opponent by nearly 20 percentage points. [Rep. Ben Cline hoping for a second term to represent Virginians in Congress]Below is our full interview with Webb ahead of Election Day:
Results by locality for Virginia’s 6th Congressional District race between Cline and Betts
Republican Ben Cline is being challenged for his Congressional seat by Democrat Nicholas Betts in Virginia’s 6th Congressional District. Interested in the results of other races? Use the picker:Find Race ResultsBelow is how each city and county in the 6th District voted this race:Get the latest Virginia Election news here
Results for Virginia’s 6th Congressional District race between Nicholas Betts and Ben Cline
Republican Ben Cline is being challenged for his Congressional seat by Democrat Nicholas Betts in Virginia’s 6th Congressional District. Click here if you’d like to see a county-by-county breakdown of the votes in this raceInterested in the results of other races? Use the picker below:Find Race ResultsGet the latest Virginia Election news here