Posts Tagged Governor Race 2017
Virginia’s two major-party candidates for governor duked it out over the weekend in the first of three debates. Michael Pope has the story.
Although the Democratic contest garnered the most pre-election attention, Ed Gillespie’s narrow victory against former Trump state campaign chairman Corey Stewart provided the night’s biggest surprise.
Gillespie was expected to win easily, and the close contest shows President Trump’s enduring appeal among GOP voters in Virginia and a potentially rocky path forward for Republicans in a state where Democrats have won every statewide election since 2009. Mallory Noe-Payne reports that Gillespie quickly turned his attention to his next opponent: Democrats.
Asking candidates for office about their regrets can be a dicey game. And the answers can sometimes provide a window into the candidates and their campaigns. Take, for example, how the two Democrats running for governor answered that question at a recent debate. Michael Pope explains.
Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam and former congressman Tom Perriello met in Norfolk last night for another debate before the June primary. As Michael Pope reports, a number of topics ranging from President Donald Trump to marijuana decriminalization were discussed.
Northam and Perriello also discussed the War on Drugs, something they both agreed needs reform.
This weekend an alt-right group, widely associated with white nationalism, marched to a Confederate statue in Charlottesville — carrying torches and chanting. The rally made national headlines and now Virginia’s candidates in the upcoming race for governor are weighing in. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.
The three Republicans running for governor have each outlined a tax plan, and they couldn’t be more different. Michael Pope looks into the numbers.
The two Democrats running for governor are engaged in a tough battle for the nomination to take on Republicans. But during a televised debate this week, both were eager to take the fight to the Republicans.
One point of agreement between the two candidates is that students should receive two free years of community college. However, Tuesday night’s debate revealed sharp disagreement over how to pay for it. Michael Pope reports.
The two Democrats running for governor met in Roanoke Thursday night for a debate. Michael Pope reports that the two have differing viewpoints on tax reform.
The pair also got in a back and forth over about expanded higher education and how to pay for it.
The two candidates in the hotly contested Democratic primary for governor are not just engaged in a battle with each other. They’re also waging a battle against themselves. Michael Pope has the story.
New fundraising numbers in the race for governor show a hotly competitive race with some candidates raising large amounts of campaign cash. Reporter Michael Pope is digging into the numbers.
While last year’s presidential election is still being debated, this next year’s election is almost upon us. As Michael Pope reports, candidates for state office are arguing about who gets their name at the top of the ballot.