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Campaign Managers Dish the Dirt on Gubernatorial Campaign

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George Mason University professor Mark Rozell, left, moderates a panel in Arlington featuring Gillespie campaign manager Chris Leavitt, center, and Northam campaign manager Brad Komar. (Credit: Michael Pope)

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.

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Gillespie, Northam and Hyra Make Last Pitches Before Election Day

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Republican Ed Gillespie (left), Libertarian Cliff Hyra (center) and Democrat Ralph Northam (right) are vying to be Virginia’s next governor. (Credit: AP Photo / Steve Helber, File)

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.

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Polling is All Over the Map in Hotly Contested Race for Governor

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Democratic candidate Ralph Northam and Republican candidate Ed Gillespie at a debate last month. A number of recent polls show different results in the hotly contested race for governor. (Credit: AP Photo / Steve Helber)

Polling in Virginia’s gubernatorial race is a mixed bag, with different polls predicting different results next week. Michael Pope has the story.

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How Would Gillespie Tax Cut Proposal Affect You?

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Republican gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie during a debate in McLean, Virginia last month. (Credit: Bonnie Jo Mount / The Washington Post via AP, Pool)

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.

 

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Controversial Attack Ad Likely Just the Beginning Leading Up to Election Day

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The attack ad from Democrats this week depicts President Donald Trump and Republican gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie superimposed over a crowd of torch-bearing white supremacists in Charlottesville.

Republicans are up in arms about a piece of direct mail in the hotly contested race for governor. Michael Pope has the story.

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With Election Day Looming, Education Policies Move to Forefront of Gubernatorial Race

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Republican Ed Gillespie (right) gestures towards Democrat Ralph Northam during the last gubernatorial debate of the campaign earlier this month. (Credit: AP Photo / Steve Helber)

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.

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Polls Give Hope To Both Northam And Gillespie

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Ralph Northam (left) and Ed Gillespie shake hands at their final debate of the campaign. Credit: AP Photo / Steve Helber

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.

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Virginia Candidates Try To Navigate Trump Influence In Off-Year Election

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President Donald Trump speaks in the East Room of the White House earlier this week. (Credit: AP Photo / Evan Vucci)

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.

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Gillespie, Northam Meet For Final Debate

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Democratic candidate for governor, Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam, left, shakes hanks with Republican challenger Ed Gillespie after their third and final debate last night at the University of Virginia-Wise. (Credit: AP Photo / Steve Helber)

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.

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Gillespie, Northam Hope to Impress in Tonight’s Final Gubernatorial Debate

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Democrat Ralph Northam, left, shakes hands with Republican Ed Gillespie during the second of their three debates last month in Northern Virginia. The third debate will take place this evening in Wise. (Credit: Bonnie Jo Mount / The Washington Post via AP, Pool)

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.

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Outside Money Helps Fund TV Air War in Governor’s Race

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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.

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​Northam Surges Ahead of Gillespie in Television Advertising

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Lieutenant Governor and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ralph Northam during a televised debate in Northern Virginia last week. Northam has surged ahead of Republican Ed Gillespie in television ad buys. (Credit: Bonnie Jo Mount / The Washington Post via AP, Pool)

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.

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Amazon is Just the Latest Topic of Discussion for Virginia’s Gubernatorial Candidates

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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.

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Just Like Any Other Candidates, Gillespie and Northam Have Distinct Weaknesses to Overcome

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Republican Ed Gillespie (left) and Democrat Ralph Northam at a televised debate in Northern Virginia earlier this week. (Credit: Bonnie Jo Mount / The Washington Post via AP, Pool)

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.

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Northam, Gillespie Spar Over Taxes, Healthcare, Confederate Monuments

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Ralph Northam (left) and Ed Gillespie shake hands before Tuesday night’s debate in McLean. (Credit: Bonnie Jo Mount / The Washington Post via AP, Pool) 

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.

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Northam Holds Slight Edge Over Gillespie Ahead of Prime-Time Debate

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Virginia’s two major party candidates will go head to head Tuesday night in a prime-time face off, a televised debate that indicates the official start of the hottest part of campaign season. Libertarian candidate Cliff Hyra will not be participating in the debate, but he will be on the ballot in every jurisdiction. Michael Pope reports.

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Virginia Governor’s Race: The Candidates’ Plans for Rural High-Speed Internet

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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.

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This Year’s Governor’s Race Could Have Lasting Impacts on Virginia Politics

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Gubernatorial candidates Democrat Ralph Northam (left) and Republican Ed Gillespie (right). The winner of this year’s election could have significant influence on redistricting efforts. (Credit: AP Photo / Steve Helber)

This year’s election may end up being more important than most because the next governor will oversee a new round of political maps that will shape Virginia politics for the next decade. Michael Pope has details.

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Does Virginia’s Unemployment Rate Paint the Whole Picture?

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Republican gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie says the state’s unemployment rate is misleading. (Credit: AP Photo / Steve Helber)

Virginia’s unemployment is at its lowest level since the recession. But is that a sign of strength for the economy? Or does it indicate something else is going on? Michael Pope hit the road to find out.

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Fourth of July Weekend, Gillespie Proposes Legalizing Fireworks

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Republican candidate for governor Ed Gillespie wants to make it easier for Virginians to access and use fireworks. (Credit: Gillespie Campaign)

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.

 

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Northam Wins Democratic Nomination; Says He’s Ready to Get Back on Offense

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