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Republican Speaker Bill Howell To Face Primary Challenge In Virginia

Virginia's Speaker of the House of Delegates will face his most serious electoral challenge in years — not from across the aisle, but from inside his own party.

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Expensive Campaign Season Begins in Virginia

"Most of the seats are already clearly Democratic or clearly Republican, the handful of seats that might flip get all the attention and all the money," says Stephen Farnsworth at the University of Mary Washington.
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Retirement Of Longtime Fairfax Supervisor Prompts Contested Race

One of Fairfax County's traditionally conservative districts is up for grabs this year with the retirement

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Concerns With WINVote Machines Prompts Public Hearing In Virginia

Aging voting machines in Virginia sport inaccurate touchscreens and unsecured wireless networks — something the state department of elections will tackle in public hearings

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Democratic Gameplan Takes Shape For Rep. Barbara Comstock's Seat

Q&A with Roll Call columnist David Hawkings about the freshman Republican's district and what Democrats are doing to line up potential candidates for it in 2016.

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Candidate With His Own Criminal Record Lines Up For Joe Morrissey's Seat

Former Richmond, Virginia, mayor and ex-convict Leonidas Young is running to replace a Virginia lawmaker who was jailed recently after a sex scandal involving a teenager.

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Herndon Weighs Moving Town Council Election To November

Lawmakers in Richmond are considering an effort to allow the town of Herndon to move its election from May to November.
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Jailed Politician Morrissey Wins Virginia Special Election

Joe Morrissey traveled from jail to be sworn in to his House of Delegates seat on Wednesday.

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Comstock's Virginia House Seat Goes To Democrat

Kathleen Murphy defeated Craig Parisot in a special election Tuesday.

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Parisot, Murphy Face Off In Northern Virginia Special Election

The Virginia House of Delegates seat previously held by Barbara Comstock is up for grabs in a special election on Tuesday in a race that is not expected to draw many voters.

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