Posts Tagged Election 2017
Republicans and Democrats are both targeting certain races for the House of Delegates this year, hoping to invest in retaining seats or in some cases flipping them to the other side. Michael Pope reports.
During the election season, Virginia’s two major-party candidates for governor have clashed on everything from environmental issues to health care. This week a new division is emerging on education policy. Michael Pope has details.
Virginia’s Attorney General has sued the Trump administration five times. He’s challenged the president’s decision to end DACA, the so-called Muslim Ban, and the recent decision to end subsidies that help poor Virginians afford health insurance. Now Mark Herring is up for re-election, and criticized for being too political. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.
The latest polls are showing a mixed picture in the hotly contested race for governor. Democrat Ralph Northam has a small but consistent lead against Republican Ed Gillespie in two new polls. Michael Pope reports.
Republican President Donald Trump is not on the ballot this year. But candidates are feeling the need to respond to his controversial presidency. Michael Pope reports.
The 2018 national midterm elections are considered ‘the first contest of the Trump Era.’ But some say it really begins now with Virginia’s vote in a few weeks. Republicans have long controlled the House of Delegates. But Democrats are hoping to ‘flip’ districts that went for Hillary Clinton in 2016. Robbie Harris reports.
One of the most high-profile House of Delegates races is also the most historic. The election for House District 13 in Northern Virginia features the first transgender candidate and one of the most conservative Republicans in the General Assembly. Michael Pope reports.
A hundred state lawmakers are up for election this November. They’re the ones who decide how much to pay teachers, whether to expand Medicaid, or if marijuana should be legal. Last time they were elected, only 29% of registered voters turned out.
This week we’ll highlight some of those House of Delegates races. We begin in Richmond, where Mallory Noe-Payne takes a look at what it’s like to challenge someone who’s held office for a decade.
Virginia’s two major party candidates are closing in on the final days of a heated campaign. They made some of their closing comments in rural Virginia. Michael Pope reports.
The third and final debate between the candidates for governor of Virginia will take place tonight. It gives both major-party candidates an opportunity to create one final impression before voters head to the polls next month. Michael Pope has this preview.
Democrats know they have an image problem among rural Americans. The only Democratic Delegate west of Charlottesville is trying to flip the script. Jessie Knadler reports.
On the campaign trail, issues surrounding women’s health are becoming one of the hottest points of debate between statewide candidates. Michael Pope has details.
The healthcare debate may have simmered down in Congress, but it’s heating up in Virginia. This week, Democratic candidates for the House of Delegates rolled out a proposal for a single payer healthcare system. But Republicans in office quickly shot it down. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.
The recent shooting in Las Vegas is creating a new flashpoint in the final few weeks Election 2017: guns. Michael Pope reports.
Donald Trump is not on the ballot this year in Virginia, but his Presidency was an issue Thursday night.
Fairfax attacked Jill Vogel for her support of Trump. “She supported him in the election. She voted for him. She tweeted on the night that he won that he’s going to make America great again, and that’s what she believes,” Fairfax argued. “Well I don’t think he’s making America great again. I think what he and his appointees are doing are unraveling so much of the protections and so much of the progress that we have made as a country.”
Vogel did not try to distance herself from Trump. “So I am unapologetic about wanting to make Virginia great again, about wanting to make America great again, about being Republican. But I’m also unapologetic about the fact that in ten years in the Senate of Virginia, I have never been afraid to break with my party,” Vogel responded.
Polls show Trump is unpopular in Virginia, which is the only southern state he did not win last year.
As voters begin casting absentee ballots in Election 2017, new details are emerging about the role Russia played in Virginia’s election last year. Michael Pope reports.
When Charles Griffin saw the flier at work for a Manufacturing Technician class, signing up was a no brainer. He builds refrigeration coils at a nearby plant and having this certificate could mean doubling his hourly pay. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.
All the buzz this year in the election for House of Delegates has been with the Democrats, who are eager to capitalize on uneasiness with President Trump. But, as Michael Pope reports, most of the money is with the Republicans.
If you’ve been watching television, you know it’s campaign season. But, as Michael Pope reports, it’s not just the candidates who are buying up TV time.
Now that the campaign for governor is reaching the most intense stretch heading into Election Day, television viewers are noticing a nonstop round of commercials. But one candidate is rising above the other. Michael Pope explains.
Republican members of the General Assembly have stopped efforts to close the gun show loophole for years. But now a new generation of Republican candidates may indicate a shift in the momentum. Michael Pope has the story.
Will Virginia become home to a second headquarters for Amazon? That’s a question that’s consuming economic development officials right now. But it’s also become an issue on the campaign trail for the Executive Mansion. Michael Pope has the story.
Every candidate has a something to overcome. So what are the weaknesses the two major party candidates for governor have heading into the fall election season? Michael Pope has the story.
The major party candidates for governor met for a televised debate Tuesday night. They sparred over taxes, healthcare and Confederate monuments, among other topics. Michael Pope reports on the candidates’ tax plans.
Both candidates appeared to dodge some issues. Northam’s apparent support for two proposed controversial natural gas pipelines was an issue that dogged him during the primary, when Tom Perriello offered clear opposition to the plan. Gillespie also struggled with a question about the healthcare proposal now under consideration in Congress. Michael Pope reports on the candidates’ responses about pipelines, healthcare and Confederate monuments.
Election 2017 may end up being one of the most expensive races in Virginia history. This week, Democrats are receiving a major infusion of cash. Michael Pope has details.
If you’ve been watching TV, you’ve probably noticed it’s election season. This fall, candidates for governor have been flooding the airwaves with commercials. But as Michael Pope reports, one candidate is spending more than the other.
With only two months until election day, officials in Virginia have decided fully-electronic voting machines aren’t safe. Amid growing cyber-security threats, the Board of Elections is forcing localities to stop using the of the touch screen machines that leave no paper trail. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.
Two of Virginia’s candidates for Governor were in Richmond Thursday at a forum hosted by Virginia’s NAACP. Mallory Noe-Payne was there and filed this report.
Virginia may not have any local governments that are willing to defy federal immigration law. But that doesn’t necessarily mean the commonwealth doesn’t have any sanctuary cities, depending on how that term is defined. And, as Michael Pope reports, the debate has become a flashpoint in the race for governor.
Two of Virginia’s candidates for Governor were in Richmond Wednesday at an environmental forum hosted by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. Republican Ed Gillespie and Democrat Ralph Northam talked rising oceans, energy and oysters. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.
The Labor Day weekend marks the beginning of fall and the start of an intense political season culminating in the November election. But it also represents a major milestone for Muslims, one that Republicans and Democrats are both using to help get their message across to an important voting constituency in Northern Virginia. Michael Pope reports.
Only 38% of Virginians approve of President Donald Trump’s performance in office. His low approval rating has the state GOP in a bind, as they look towards a tight governor’s race this fall.
Pundits across the country are billing the race as the next referendum on the President. But Virginia’s Republican Party is trying to keep the focus on the state.
Policy wonks call it the “last mile” – the infrastructure needed to get high-speed internet down those long and sparsely populated country roads. It’s expensive, and private companies are unlikely to recoup that investment from just a couple of households. And while Virginia’s candidates for governor agree something needs to be done, they don’t quite agree over how to fund it. Mallory Noe-Payne has details.
Political season here in Virginia never seems to die, the commonwealth is now gearing up for a fall of campaigning for Governor and the state legislature. The latest poll numbers favor Democrats. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.
Republican candidate for Governor Ed Gillespie was in Norfolk today, unveiling a suite of proposals to help Virginia’s veterans. Mallory Noe- Payne has details.
Voters will have more choices in this year’s election for the House of Delegates than they have ever had before. Michael Pope reports.
As Virginians head into their holiday weekends, politics may be the last thing thing they want to talk about. But Virginia’s Republican candidate for Governor Ed Gillespie is taking advantage of the Fourth of July to announce a policy proposal: legalizing fireworks. Mallory Noe-Payne has the story.
Democratic leaders gathered in Richmond this weekend to celebrate record-setting turnout in their party’s primary last week. Although former congressman Tom Perriello lost that race, he’s still working to keep Democratic energy high. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.
Predictions led many to believe Republican Ed Gillespie would have an easy victory in yesterday’s election for the GOP nomination for Governor. And while he did win, it was by no means easy. His opponent Corey Stewart lost by just a few thousand votes. Mallory Noe-Payne has more.
For the first time in the same year the major parties in Virginia are using a primary to pick their nominees for governor. The Democratic primary between Ralph Northam and Tom Perriello has been hotly contested, while Republicans Corey Stewart and Frank Wagner are hoping to upset front-runner Ed Gillespie. Despite the race being touted as an early indicator of President Donald Trump’s success, election watchers are still expecting a low turnout.
Democrats are closely divided between Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam and former Congressman Tom Perriello. Supporters for both campaigns are stationed at voting precincts across the state hoping to influence undecided voters.
As Michael Pope reports, some Democratic voters were still undecided at the polls.
While two Democrats have been locked in a heated battle, the Republican race has been a bit sleepier. Mallory Noe-Payne reports that state Republicans aren’t worried about a low turnout in the primary.
The low turnout numbers were expected across Virginia’s 2,500 precincts. Joe Staniunas talked to some voters in western Virginia.
The hotly contested Democratic primary for governor will be decided by turnout, who shows up to the polls and who stays home. Michael Pope has this preview.
In case you didn’t already know from the glut of direct mail and all those door knockers canvassing your neighborhood, it’s election time. Tuesday is a hotly contested primary, and the airwaves are flooded with ads. Michael Pope has this look at one of the more controversial TV ads.
The final few days of a political campaign are always the most intense. And that’s certainly been the case in the hotly contested Republican primary for lieutenant governor. Michael Pope has the story.
State Senator Frank Wagner is one of three Republicans running for governor in Virginia. He doesn’t have the money or national party connections of Ed Gillespie, and he’s not as controversial as Corey Stewart, but he told reporter Sandy Hausman that he hopes voters will recognize more than 20 years in the state legislature as a plus – and agree that it might be time to raise the gas tax in Virginia.
Corey Stewart is the Chairman of the Board in Prince William County, the second largest county in Virginia. A Tea Party Republican, he’s a strong proponent of gun rights, a passionate opponent of abortion, and – in an election some view as a referendum on Donald Trump – Stewart told Sandy Hausman he’s definitely in the President’s corner.
Today we hear from Ed Gillespie, former chairman of the Republican National Committee. Gillespie is one of three Republicans vying to replace Democrat Terry McAuliffe. Before a campaign event in Richmond, Gillespie sat down with reporter Mallory Noe-Payne. He laid out his plan to strengthen Virginia’s economy, beginning with a tax cut to individuals and small businesses.
Tom Perriello is one of two Democrats running for governor in Virginia. He’s running against current lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam. Perriello, a former Congressman from Charlottesville, is a relative outsider to state politics. But he’s been barnstorming the state, taking his pitch for progressive ideas like free community college and universal pre-K, straight to Virginians. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.
Ralph Northam is one of two Democrats running for governor in Virginia. He’s running against former Congressman Tom Perriello. Northam, who’s currently the lieutenant governor, is a pediatrician, veteran, and former state lawmaker. He’s hoping Virginian Democrats will recognize his experience in state politics as a valuable tool for governing.
Mallory Noe-Payne recently spoke with Northam about what he hopes to bring to Richmond.
It may be 2017. But listen to candidates for statewide office, and you might think it’s the 1860s. Michael Pope has this look at how the Election of 2017 is playing out against a backdrop of Virginia’s Civil War history.
Virginia does not have early voting. But more and more people are voting before election day using in-person absentee ballots. So what does that mean for politics in Virginia? Michael Pope reports.
Three Democrats are vying to become the party’s nominee for Lieutenant Governor. Michael Pope talked to the candidates to get a sense of why they are running, and what they hope to bring to the job.