Posts Tagged Election 2017
Power Sharing In The General Assembly? It’s Happened Before
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on December 27, 2017
With Democrats and Republicans so evenly split in the House of Delegates, members may be forced into a power-sharing agreement. Virginia’s previous experience with power sharing had mixed results. Michael Pope reports.
A Monumental Recount in the 94th District Has Taken Another Turn
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on December 20, 2017
All eyes are on the 94th District in Newport News, where a roller-coaster recount has wound up as a tied race. At stake is control of Virginia’s legislature. Mallory Noe-Payne has an earlier response from Governor-Elect Ralph Northam.
House of Delegates Control Up for Grabs, Three Recounts Scheduled For This Week
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on December 19, 2017
Election officials are combing through a handful of recounts this week while control of the House of Delegates hangs in the balance. Michael Pope has the story.
Two Uncertified Races in Fredericksburg Could Throw House of Delegates Into Chaos
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on November 21, 2017
Control of the House of Delegates is still up in the air two weeks after the election, and election officials are now casting even more uncertainty on two key races. Michael Pope reports.
A Potential Ballot Issue in Fredericksburg Could Determine Who Controls House of Delegates
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on November 15, 2017
Control of the House of Delegates is still in play, and Democrats are calling attention to problems in Fredericksburg. Michael Pope has the story.
Campaign Managers Dish the Dirt on Gubernatorial Campaign
So what was it really like behind the scenes of a campaign for governor? Michael Pope has this look inside the two major party campaigns.
Women Win Big in Virginia’s Elections
Although half of Americans are female, only about a quarter of state lawmakers are. Arizona and Vermont have the most women in office: 40%. And while Virginia is nowhere close to that, women did win big election night. Mallory Noe-Payne has details.
Virginia’s Congressional Representatives Respond to Last Week’s Democratic Sweep
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on November 13, 2017
Last week’s results on Election Day is causing some soul searching among Virginia Republicans. But members of the Congressional delegation are at odds over what the takeaway is. Correspondent Matt Laslo has this report from Washington.
With A Few Races Still Undecided, Talk of Power Sharing Picks Up in Richmond
Democrats are within striking distance of taking control of the House of Delegates. But as Michael Pope reports, they’re not there yet.
Governor-Elect Ralph Northam Gives First Post-Election Press Conference
Virginians are getting a first glimpse of their new Governor today. Democrat Ralph Northam beat Republican Ed Gillespie in Tuesday’s election. Mallory Noe-Payne reports from the state capitol.
Early Numbers Suggest Voter Turnout Could be Stronger than 2013
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on November 7, 2017
Election officials are reporting a steady stream of voters across the state, as Virginians pick a new governor, lieutenant governor, and attorney general. Some close races for the House of Delegates and lots of local contests are also drawing voters out.
In Roanoke, about 13% of the city’s registered voters had cast ballots as of 10 am. And in Montgomery County, the turnout figure as of 10 o’clock was 16%. Joe Staniunas has this early look at voter turnout.
Gillespie, Northam and Hyra Make Last Pitches Before Election Day
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on November 6, 2017
The candidates vying to be Virginia’s next governor campaigned across the state today with hopes of making one last appeal to voters before polls open tomorrow morning.
When Virginians head to the polls tomorrow, they will elect a new governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general. All 100 seats in the House of Delegates will also be up for grabs. And, as Mallory Noe-Payne reports, Democrats are feeling the pressure.
Republican Ed Gillespie says he’s finishing his race for governor strong, and that he’s the one heading into Election Day with the big momentum. Michael Pope has details.
With polls showing such a tight race, Libertarian Cliff Hyra says he’s not afraid to possibly play spoiler.
Hyra has been polling at about 2%. He says success Tuesday would be mean better setting up his party for the future.
Polls open tomorrow morning at 6 and will remain open until 7 PM. You can find more details on where to vote and what materials are needed to cast your ballot here.
Since August, Candidates Have Shifted Tactics on Confederate Monuments
If you had asked Virginians a year ago what topics would dominate the race for Governor, Confederate monuments might not have topped the list. But a rally in Charlottesville changed everything. Now, Confederate monuments have become a flashpoint in the race for Virginia’s next Governor. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.
A Look Into Turnout Projections Ahead Of Next Week’s Statewide Elections
Voters are headed to the polls this week to elect a governor, a lieutenant governor and an attorney general. Plus all 100 seats of the House of Delegates. But how many voters will show up on Election Day? Michael Pope has this look at turnout projections.
Libertarian to Other Candidates for Governor: Grow Up
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on November 2, 2017
Five days before Virginians elect their next Governor, the third-party candidate is accusing his opponents of acting like children. Mallory Noe-Payne has details.
Polling is All Over the Map in Hotly Contested Race for Governor
Polling in Virginia’s gubernatorial race is a mixed bag, with different polls predicting different results next week. Michael Pope has the story.
Following The Money From High-Interest Lenders To Lawmakers
Companies that offer high-interest loans are fighting back against efforts to reform their industry, and part of that effort involves writing checks to political campaigns. Michael Pope reports.
Transgender Candidate Misgendered in Recent Republican Mailer
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on October 30, 2017
The politics of gender and language are colliding in one race for the House of Delegates. Michael Pope has the story.
Democrats Hoped for a Wave in House, But GOP Incumbents Tough to Beat
Democrats started this election cycle with a head full of steam, eager to run against Republicans in an environment that was supposed to the best possible election cycle for them to take back the House of Delegates. But, as Michael Pope reports, that’s not how things turned out.
How Would Gillespie Tax Cut Proposal Affect You?
Ask the Republican and Democrat running for Governor how Virginia’s economy is faring, and you’ll get two very different answers.
Democrat Ralph Northam says the state’s doing well, pointing out that unemployment is the lowest its been in almost a decade. But Republican Ed Gillespie highlights slow economic and wage growth to paint a bleaker picture. And to turn things around, he’s proposing the state’s first tax cut in more than 40 years.
To understand what that would mean for Virginia’s economy, reporter Mallory Noe-Payne enlisted help.
Controversial Attack Ad Likely Just the Beginning Leading Up to Election Day
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on October 25, 2017
Republicans are up in arms about a piece of direct mail in the hotly contested race for governor. Michael Pope has the story.
Does More Money Lead to More Competitive House of Delegates Races?
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on October 23, 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.
With Election Day Looming, Education Policies Move to Forefront of Gubernatorial Race
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on October 19, 2017
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.
For Better or Worse, Politics Central to Virginia’s Attorney General’s Race
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on October 18, 2017
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.
Polls Give Hope To Both Northam And Gillespie
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on October 17, 2017
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.
Virginia Candidates Try To Navigate Trump Influence In Off-Year Election
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on October 13, 2017
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.
Dems Hope to Turn VA’s Red Statehouse Blue; Targeting 17 Seats to ‘flip’ in November
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.
Northern Virginia Race Pits Transgender Candidate Against Conservative Delegate
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.
How Some Candidates are Taking on Longstanding State Lawmakers
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.
Gillespie, Northam Meet For Final Debate
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.
Gillespie, Northam Hope to Impress in Tonight’s Final Gubernatorial Debate
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.
Democratic Delegate Tries To Rebuild Relationship With Rural Virginians
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.
2012 Ultrasound Bill Still A Factor In Lieutenant Governor’s Race
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.
Democratic Candidates Propose Single Payer Healthcare
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.
Lieutenant Governor Candidates Clash Over Guns, Trump
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.
State Officials Working to Maintain Voting Integrity Following Russian Hack Attempt
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.
Virginia’s Pay for Performance Grant Unique Take on “Free” Community College
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.
When It Comes to Cash on Hand, State Republicans Hold a Significant Advantage
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on October 4, 2017
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.
Outside Money Helps Fund TV Air War in Governor’s Race
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on September 28, 2017
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.
Northam Surges Ahead of Gillespie in Television Advertising
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on September 25, 2017
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.
Surprising Number of Republican Candidates in Favor of Closing Gun Show Loophole
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on September 22, 2017
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.
Amazon is Just the Latest Topic of Discussion for Virginia’s Gubernatorial Candidates
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.
Just Like Any Other Candidates, Gillespie and Northam Have Distinct Weaknesses to Overcome
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.
Northam, Gillespie Spar Over Taxes, Healthcare, Confederate Monuments
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on September 20, 2017
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.
Money Continues to Roll Into this Year’s Statewide Election
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on September 12, 2017
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.
Gillespie Floods Airwaves, Outspends Northam in Television Time
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.
Ahead of November Election, Virginia Scraps Use of ‘Hackable’ Voting Machines
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.
Education Takes Center Stage at NAACP Governor’s Forum
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.
Should Undocumented Suspects Be Held Without a Warrant? Candidates for Governor Disagree
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on September 8, 2017
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.
If Approved, Virginia’s Gubernatorial Candidates Support the Pipelines
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on September 6, 2017
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.