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Donald Trump's Campaign Gets Serious In Virginia

With less than a month to go before the deadline, only one presidential candidate in either party has submitted signatures to get on the ballot in Virginia: Donald Trump.
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Outside Money In Virginia's Elections: A Bellwether For 2016 And Beyond?

Special-interest money poured into General Assembly elections across Virginia this year, as outside groups tried to influence races in several key districts. The glut of advertisements had mixed results, but experts say the tactics won't end anytime soon.

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Listen: Virginia Election Analysis With WAMU 88.5's Michael Pope

What effect did Michael Bloomberg's money have on the elections? What's next for the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors? And how well did a prominent write-in campaign do in one Northern Virginia city?

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​Big Money Plus Low Turnout Equals Status Quo Election in Virginia

In Virginia, voters have opted for the status quo, maintaining the 21-19 Republican majority in the state Senate, despite historic levels of campaign spending on key races.

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Virginia Elections: What Happened In Our 8 Races To Watch

Several state Senate seats, Alexandria's mayoralty and spots on the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors were on our list of races to watch in Tuesday's Virginia elections.

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Stakes Are High In Virginia Elections, But Turnout Expected To Be Low

Every seat in Virginia's General Assembly is up for grabs tomorrow, but even so, voter turnout is expected to be half what it was for similar elections just a few decades ago.

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On Civilian Oversight Of Police, Fairfax County Supervisor Candidates Disagree

One of the central issues in the race for Fairfax County Board of Supervisors this year is whether the county needs a civilian board to review police practices.

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How Citizens United Is Changing the Ground Game In Virginia

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.

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Abortion Takes Center Stage In Virginia's Hottest State Senate Races

With control of the Virginia state Senate at stake in elections Nov. 3, the issue of abortion has proved to be of the most effective wedge issues for candidates on the campaign trail.

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How Will Bill Euille's Ties With Developers Impact Alexandria Mayoral Bid?

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?