Posts Tagged Election 2021

Northam Endorses McAuliffe in Democratic Gubernatorial Primary

McAuliffe’s official portrait from his last stint as Virginia’s Governor.

One of the biggest endorsements in Virginia politics came out Thursday. Governor Ralph Northam threw his support behind former Governor Terry McAuliffe who wants his old job back. Jahd Khalil reports on what it could mean.  

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Five Democrats Seeking Nomination for Governor Debate at VSU

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The Democratic primary for governor is only two months away, and the campaign is heating up. The five candidates seeking the party’s nomination have met for the first televised debate of the primary season. Michael Pope has details.

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Northam Endorses Herring Rival in Attorney General Race

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The Democratic primary for attorney general is heating up. And, a surprising endorsement might change the dynamics of the race. Michael Pope reports.

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Amanda Chase’s Recent Comments Sparking Chatter About Removing Her from State Senate

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Fallout from President Trump’s refusal to accept the results of the election may be extending into the Virginia state Senate. Michael Pope reports.

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McAuliffe to Run Again: What’s the Historical Context for Governors Returning to Executive Mansion?

Terry McAuliffe’s official photo from his previous stint as Virginia’s governor.

Virginia is the only state in the country where an incumbent governor is forbidden from running for re-election. But, there’s no prohibition against former governors returning to the Executive Mansion. Michael Pope reports.

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As Carroll Foy Resigns, Other Lawmakers Weigh Options for 2021 Campaigning

As the upcoming General Assembly session approaches, lawmakers who are eyeing statewide office are trying to figure out how to juggle the legislature with the campaign trail. Michael Pope reports.

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State Republicans Ditching Primary Election for 2021 Gubernatorial Nomination Process

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Virginia Republicans will hold a convention rather than a primary next year to determine the party’s candidate for governor. Michael Pope has details.

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A Look at Why So Many House of Delegates Members are Running for Statewide Offices

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As lawmakers prepare for the upcoming General Assembly session, a huge number of House members are running for statewide office or at least considering a run. As Michael Pope reports, that’s because of a quirk in the calendar this year.

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2021 Gubernatorial Race: Who Could Vie for the Republican Nomination?

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Several Democrats have already announced their candidacies to run for governor next year, and more may be on the way. But, the excitement is not as prevalent on the Republican side. Michael Pope reports.

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Another Democrat Joins 2021 Gubernatorial Race

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The race for Virginia’s governor is heating up, and now yet another Democrat is jumping into the race: Senator Jennifer McClellan of Richmond. Michael Pope has details.

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An Early Look at the 2021 Gubernatorial Race

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The election for governor is still 18 months away. But, as Michael Pope reports, candidates are already coming out of the woodwork.

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Tradition of AGs Stepping Down to Run for Governor Dates to 1950’s

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Former Virginia Attorney General, Lindsay Almond (Credit: Library of Congress)

For the last 60 years, trying to move from the attorney general’s office to the governor’s mansion has usually meant stepping down — resigning from one office to focus on being elected to the other. Michael Pope has this look at the reasons why.

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