Posts Tagged House of Delegates

Democratic Delegate Tries To Rebuild Relationship With Rural Virginians

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Delegate Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke) speaks during a House session at the state Capitol in Richmond. (Credit: AP Photo / Steve Helber)

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.

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Record Number of Openly LGBTQ Candidates Seek Virginia House Seats

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House of Delegates candidates Dawn Adams and Ben Hixon. Adams and Hixon are two of five openly lesbian, gay or transgender candidates running across the state. (Credit: Brad Kutner)

Virginia has a record number of openly lesbian, gay and transgender candidates running for house seats this November. It could offer a dramatic change of policy… if they can get constituents to come to the door. From Richmond and Culpepper, Brad Kutner has more.


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Democrats See Promise In Young Candidates for House of Delegates


Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe speaks to a crowd of enthusiastic Democrats as People for the American Way announces support for 12 House candidates. (Credit: Michael Pope)

This year’s House of Delegates election is historic for the amount of attention and outside money that’s flowing into the race. But it’s also noteworthy for another feature of the candidates — how young many of them are. Michael Pope has the story.


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November House of Delegates Election May Be Most Contested Ever

Virginia_State_Capitol3.jpgVoters will have more choices in this year’s election for the House of Delegates than they have ever had before. Michael Pope reports.


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Democrats Eyeing 17 House Seats in Virginia. What Will it Take to Win?


The state’s Democratic House Caucus only has so much money to spread around to 17 candidates. (Credit:

This fall, Democrats plan to focus their attention on 17 House of Delegates districts where Hillary Clinton beat Donald Trump, but money for those races may not flood in. Michael Pope explains why.


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Eight House of Delegates Members Won’t Seek Re-Election; Seven Republicans and One Democrat

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Del. Dave Albo, D-Farifax, waves as he was honored after a retirement speech on the floor of the House of Delegates during the session at the Capitol in Richmond, Va., Wednesday, April 5, 2017. Albo also served as a delegate for 24 years. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

With the statewide primary season fast approaching, members of Virginia’s House of Delegates are making final determinations about whether to run — including several announcements this week.


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House of Delegates Races Look to Draw More Attention This Year


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This year all of Virginia’s state lawmakers are up for re-election. And those House of Delegates races don’t always get the kind of publicity as higher profile elections. But, as Michael Pope reports, this year might be different.


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