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Allison Silberberg Sworn In As Alexandria Mayor, Makes Ethics Her Priority

Allison Silberberg was sworn in as Alexandria mayor yesterday and promised to follow through on her campaign promise to make ethics and transparency a key part of her policy agenda.

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Will Republican Oath Trump Independent Virginia Voters?

The Republican Party of Virginia plans to require voters to pledge allegiance to the GOP in order to participate in this year's primary, but supporters of the Donald Trump campaign call the idea "ridiculous" and say it marginalizes independents.
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With Primary Only Months Away, Legal Challenge May Reshuffle Virginia Districts

A court case might upend the state's political geography and also set an important precedent for minority representation.

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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.