Virginia has long been a gun-friendly state, with white, male conservatives being the primary gun purchasers. But in an area like Northern Virginia, traditional gun culture mixes with more liberal values. We hear from gun enthusiasts who buck the usual stereotypes.
A coalition of Virginia labor groups and minority-rights groups is making an unprecedented push for a slate of 27 candidates this fall, by providing money, endorsements and volunteers going door to door — an effort made possible by the U.S. Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling on corporate and union spending on candidates.
Incumbent Alexandria Mayor Bill Euille lost the Democratic primary in part because of criticism of how much money he's taken from developers, but can their campaign cash help push his write-in bid over the finish line?
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