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RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – CBS 6 political reporter Joe St. George will provide live updates from the Virginia Republican Convention on Friday and Saturday.

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Joe St. George May 18, 201311:39 pm

Thanks for following along with me tonight. Good night!

Joe St. George May 18, 20139:56 pm

It’s all but official. EW Jackson joins Obenshain and Cuccinelli on the ticket the GOP is bringing to VA voters in November.

Joe St. George May 18, 20139:10 pm

Stewart endorsing EW.

Joe St. George May 18, 20139:07 pm

Here we go EW vs Snyder in the final round

Joe St. George May 18, 20139:06 pm

Stewart is officially out. Jackson got 49.7, Snyder 30.6, Stewart 19.7

Joe St. George May 18, 20139:02 pm

If you are craving more convention info my twitter Is full of it @joestgeorge #rpv 2013

Joe St. George May 18, 20138:55 pm

These delegates have been here since 10am this morning most up earlier than that.

Joe St. George May 18, 20138:54 pm

The Pete Snyder and EW Congo lines are back up

Joe St. George May 18, 20138:53 pm

Sources tell me we are heading to a fourth.

Joe St. George May 18, 20138:53 pm

Folks round 3 results are not official yet. 4th round ballot yet to commence.

Joe St. George May 18, 20138:07 pm

Wow things are moving in Snyders direction. EW still with lead but I equate it to Snyder being in the clubhouse at a golf course trailing by 3. EW is still on the course but wind and rain are all coming at him. Can he survive?

Joe St. George May 18, 20137:30 pm

But where does Stimpson supporters go? If they go to EW this thing is over. If they go to Snyder we are tied

Joe St. George May 18, 20137:29 pm

That would give Snyder 29 percent

Joe St. George May 18, 20137:26 pm

Lingamfelter received 12 percent last round

Joe St. George May 18, 20137:25 pm

Lingafelter has endorsed Pete Snyder

Joe St. George May 18, 20137:24 pm

3rd ballot voting about to start. I’m hearing if it goes to 4th round Cuccinelli could endorse.

Joe St. George May 18, 20137:24 pm

EW leads with 38 percent, Snyder has 17 percent, Stewart has 16 percent

Joe St. George May 18, 20137:23 pm

Stimpson and Lingafelter are out

Joe St. George May 18, 20136:44 pm

The LG field is about to go down to 3 candidates

Joe St. George May 18, 20136:35 pm

EW Jackson still looks strong. Sources tell me clear leader after round two balloting

Joe St. George May 18, 20136:34 pm

This part of the day reminds me of a relay for life event at like 3am in the morning

Joe St. George May 18, 20136:34 pm

We will go to a 3rd ballot for LG. no candidate has more than 40 percent

Joe St. George May 18, 20134:53 pm

JeaneMarie Davis and Steve Martin are out. LG candidates now down to 5

Joe St. George May 18, 20134:24 pm

Results are in MarK Obenshain is your VA GOP Nominee for AG

Joe St. George May 18, 20134:00 pm

The wave has started inside Richmond Collesium

Joe St. George May 18, 20133:54 pm

It is safe to say round 1 is taking longer than expected. #understatement

Joe St. George May 18, 20133:52 pm

Round 1 voting is still going on!!!

Joe St. George May 18, 20131:31 pm

The real question is where do the supporters of the candidates go after round 1? This is very much like a Democrat IOwa caucus?

Joe St. George May 18, 20131:28 pm

A person needs 50 percent plus 1 to be nominee

Joe St. George May 18, 20131:27 pm

Folks the first round voting has begun. Expect an AG nominee after round one, two lg candidates will drop. This will last 90 minutes

Joe St. George May 18, 201312:56 pm

Speeches are over! Standby for first ballot for LG

Joe St. George May 18, 201312:50 pm

People keep asking me who I think will win LG? I have no idea!!!

Joe St. George May 18, 201312:47 pm

Steve Martin now up on stage

Joe St. George May 18, 201312:45 pm

Just finished interviewing Ken Cuccinelli one on one. He said he was nervous before his speech. I pushed him on why he endorced Obenshain this morning. Called him his best Friend in the Senate.

Joe St. George May 18, 201312:43 pm

EW Jackson with huge, surprising applause. Sue Stimpson is without a doubt the Sarah Palin of this convention, JeaneMarie very warm with her speech. Corey Stewart now on stage

Joe St. George May 18, 201312:12 pm

Pete Snyder giving his speech behind podium

Joe St. George May 18, 201312:10 pm

Pete Snyder showing off his money raising ability with a fancy video introducing him

Joe St. George May 18, 201312:09 pm

Lingamfelter gave passionate speech by walking around stage. Pete Snyder up next

Joe St. George May 18, 201312:00 pm

Each LG candidate gets 7 minute speeches

Joe St. George May 18, 201311:58 am

LG speeches have begun. Here we go! Sue Stimpson and EW Jackson with huge cheers

Joe St. George May 18, 201311:46 am

Cuccinelli wraps up speech

Joe St. George May 18, 201311:45 am

Cuccinelli name drops Jefferson and Martin Luther King in same paragraph of speech.

Joe St. George May 18, 201311:42 am

Cuccinelli just said he wants to debate McAuliffe anywhere anytime

Joe St. George May 18, 201311:42 am

Ken Cuccinelli has a screensaver type background behind him. Changing pictures behind him.

Joe St. George May 18, 201311:40 am

And Cuccinelli just mentioned bob McDonnell for first time

Joe St. George May 18, 201311:38 am

AG candidate Mark Obenshain just walked past me….looks nervous. Like every other candidate I’ve seen today

Joe St. George May 18, 201311:35 am

Cuccinelli now hits McAuliffe with not releasing tax returns.

Joe St. George May 18, 201311:34 am

And Cuccinelli now makes IRS joke.

Joe St. George May 18, 201311:31 am

He mentions how he was first AG to challenge Obamacare

Joe St. George May 18, 201311:30 am

“While my opponent knows Washington, I know Virginia” – Cuccunelli

Joe St. George May 18, 201311:29 am

Biggest round of applause comes from from mentioning us constitution

Joe St. George May 18, 201311:26 am

Behind Cuccinelli is a picture of the State Capitol

Joe St. George May 18, 201311:24 am

Ken Cuccinelli now speaking. Arrives to stage with song “you’ve got to stand for something or you’ll fall for anything”

Joe St. George May 18, 201311:20 am

So many signs inside convention hall! I think Rob Bell has the most. They are small, but in huge quantity

Joe St. George May 18, 201311:18 am

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Joe St. George May 18, 201311:17 am

Mrs Cuccinelli speaking. She gets big round of applause for saying she is a homeschooler

Joe St. George May 18, 201311:01 am

Bobby Jindal now talking about Greentech. He sounds like Democrats talking about Romneys Bain Capital in 2012

Joe St. George May 18, 201310:58 am

What do you think of the fact Gov McDonnell is not addressing the convention? Kinda like Bush not addressing GOP at McCain’s convention in 2008?

Joe St. George May 18, 201310:57 am

The LG ballot will only take 4 rounds though. After each round bottom two drop

Joe St. George May 18, 201310:54 am

There are seven candidates running for LG! No one knows will win.

Joe St. George May 18, 201310:53 am

No surprise Ken Cuccunelli has officially been made the nominee of the Republican Party of VA

Joe St. George May 18, 201310:51 am

Gov. Jindal from LA now addressing convention.

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