Posts Tagged Virginia Politics

Republicans Welcome Large Number of Democrat Challengers in House of Delegates Races

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Democrats are having a banner year fielding candidates in House of Delegates races, including many challenges to incumbent Republicans in deeply red parts parts of Virginia. Leaders in the GOP say bring it on. Michael Pope reports.

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Democrat Scores Upset in Prince William County

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Democrat Jackie Smith, center, faced difficult odds, but pulled off an upset to take the Prince William County Clerk of Court seat. (Credit: smithforclerk.com)

Although many people were focused on the special election in Georgia this week, Virginia ALSO had a special election. And it’s one that is energizing Democrats. Michael Pope has the story.

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Attempts to Reform Virginia’s Open Records Law Lead Nowhere, Critics Say

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Many communications in state government remain secret under exemptions to Virginia’s Freedom of Information Act despite attempts to reform the law. (Credit: Bill Dickenson / Flickr)

For the last three years, leaders from across Virginia have been looking at improving the Virginia Freedom of Information Act. But now that they’re done, critics say the final result won’t do much to improve transparency. Michael Pope has more on the law’s exemptions.

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Hillary Clinton Won Virginia, But is it a Blue State?

Virginia_flag_mapHillary Clinton was able to win Virginia. But it was not as decisive a victory as many Democrats were hoping for. Michael Pope has the story.

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On the Ballot: Virginia Looks to Cement “Right to Work” Culture

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This November, the presidential race is not the only thing on the ballot. There’s also little known — but very important — state constitutional amendment that could have lasting consequences for the relationship between workers and their employers. Michael Pope explains one of this year’s ballot amendments.

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$6 Million House Race in Northern Virginia Dominates Campaign Finance Numbers

Virginia_flag_mapVirginia’s congressional candidates have raised a grand total of $20 million this election cycle. As Michael Pope reports, much of that comes from one or two particularly competitive seats.

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Latest Poll: Clinton Leads Trump by 15 Points in Virginia

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Poll results and graphic from Christopher Newport University.

Hailed as a swing state during the past two presidential elections, Virginia looks to be solidly in the blue this time around. A poll out this weekend gives Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton a 15-point lead over rival Donald Trump.

Today is the final day to register to vote in Virginia.

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