Rubio, Clinton top 2016 poll picks

RALEIGH, N.C., Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Marco Rubio is the choice of Republicans and Hillary Clinton the choice for Democrats as 2016 presidential candidates, a Public Policy Polling poll indicates.

Warner: Benghazi controversy misdirected

WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., said criticism of administration talking points is taking focus away from "what happened" in an attack on a U.S. mission in Libya.
Mark Warner says no to Virginia gov's race

Mark Warner says no to Virginia gov's race

WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., said Tuesday he won't make a bid to become Virginia governor next year.
Poll: Clinton favored in 2016 in Iowa

Poll: Clinton favored in 2016 in Iowa

WASHINGTON, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would be a big favorite in the 2016 Iowa Democratic caucuses if she runs for president, a poll indicated.
Warner: Storm won't hurt voting

Warner: Storm won't hurt voting

WASHINGTON, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., said Sunday Virginians "are ready to go to the polls" even though Hurricane Sandy could knock out power until after Election Day.

Sen. Warner: Economy helps Obama in Va.

WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., said Sunday he thinks swing state Virginia will vote for President Obama because the state's economy is doing well.
Rep. McCaul tops Roll Call's wealthy list

Rep. McCaul tops Roll Call's wealthy list

WASHINGTON, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- The five richest members of Congress in 2012 are the same as last year, with Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, at the top, Roll Call said.

Lawmakers want answers on F-22 issues

WASHINGTON, July 11 (UPI) -- A U.S. senator said he was losing patience with the seeming inability of the Air Force to track down the cause of reported oxygen issues with the F-22 fighter.
Senate upholds EPA standards for coal

Senate upholds EPA standards for coal

WASHINGTON, June 20 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate Wednesday voted against a Republican measure that would eliminate regulations cutting mercury and other pollutants from coal-fired power plants.
Congressmen report on F-22 oxygen problems

Congressmen report on F-22 oxygen problems

WASHINGTON, June 15 (UPI) -- Oxygen problems in the U.S. Air Force's F-22 Raptor fighter jet fleet may be worse than previously disclosed, two U.S. congressmen said.

McConnell: Dems dodging entitlement reform

WASHINGTON, May 20 (UPI) -- Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell said the Democrats had wasted an opportunity to make serious reforms to entitlement spending in the past year.
Poll: H. Clinton vs. Christie in 2016?

Poll: H. Clinton vs. Christie in 2016?

RALEIGH, N.C., April 17 (UPI) -- With the U.S. 2012 presidential election seven months away, Hillary Clinton and Chris Christie lead the field in a 2016 presidential poll released Tuesday.

Virginia upset by OCS shun

WASHINGTON, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- It was wrong for the U.S. Interior Department to leave Virginia out of plans to expand oil and gas work on the Outer Continental Shelf, a lawmaker said.

FEMA denies Va. quake aid request

WASHINGTON, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell said he will appeal a Federal Emergency Management Agency decision to deny a state request for earthquake recovery aid.

Senate stalemate a manufactured crisis?

WASHINGTON, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- A possible government shutdown over emergency assistance funding is diverting attention from reducing debt, Republican and Democratic senators said Sunday.
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Mark Warner
Governor Mark Warner of Virginia addresses the Democratic Leadership Council in Washington D.C., June 22, 2003. Warner is a potential running mate for Senator John Kerry. (UPI Photo/Rick Steele).

Mark Robert Warner (born December 15, 1954) is an American politician and businessman, currently serving in the United States Senate as the junior senator from the Commonwealth of Virginia. He is a member of the Democratic Party. Warner was the 69th governor of Virginia from 2002 to 2006 and is the honorary chairman of the Forward Together PAC. Warner delivered the keynote address before the nation at the 2008 Democratic National Convention. Mark Warner's experience as a congressional staffer and Democratic Party fundraiser in the 1980s prompted his involvement in telecommunications venture capital; he founded the firm Columbia Capital.

In 2006 he was widely expected to pursue the Democratic nomination in the 2008 U.S. presidential elections; however, he announced in October 2006 that he would not run, citing a desire not to disrupt his family life. Warner was considered to be a potential vice presidential pick, but upon receiving the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate he announced that he "will not accept any other opportunity." He is expected to become the state's senior senator when Jim Webb retires from the Senate in January 2013. He currently serves on the board of National Democratic Institute for International Affairs.

Warner was born in Indianapolis, Indiana; he is the son of Robert and Marge Warner, and is the older brother of Lisa Warner. He grew up in Illinois, and later in Vernon, Connecticut, where he graduated from Rockville High School. He attributes his interest in politics to his eighth grade social studies teacher, Jim Tyler, who "inspired him to work for social and political change during the tumultuous year of 1968." Warner was class president for three years at Rockville High School and hosted a weekly pick-up basketball game at his house, "a tradition that continues today."

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