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8 Virginia Political Races To Watch Ahead Of This November's Elections

Virginia is one of the few places that holds elections in odd-numbered years, which means races where turnout is expected to be low, but — given how politically divided the commonwealth has become — the stakes are high. Here are 8 key races to watch next month.
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Virginia Elections Attract Little Voter Interest, But Plenty Of Cash

Some two-thirds of Virginia voters aren't paying attention to the upcoming election for the General Assembly, but plenty of businesses, developers and lobbyists certainly are.

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With Gillespie Announcement, Virginia 2017 Governor Race Already Taking Shape

Already tired of politics in 2016? Well, get ready for the politics of 2017, because Virginia's race for governor appears to have an early start.
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Despite High Stakes, Virginia Election Generates Little Interest, Poll Shows

The poll found that two-thirds of potential Virginia voters are not following the news of November's upcoming election, which includes every seat in the General Assembly and could affect control of the state Senate.

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Federal Court Picks Expert To Aid In Virginia Redistricting

Bernard Grofman, an economics and political science professor at the University of California, Irvine, will assist the federal judicial panel that will redraw Virginia's congressional district map.

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Natasha McKenna's Death Takes Center Stage In Fairfax County Sheriff Campaign

When Republican Bryan Wolfe ran for Fairfax County Sheriff two years ago, he pushed for more mental health training for officers. Now, in the light of the death of Natasha McKenna, the Republican says it's more of an election issue than ever.

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GOP Group Pumps $250,000 Into Virginia Senate Races

The Republican State Leadership Committee said Tuesday it gave large donations to three GOP candidates, including Hal Parrish, who is running for a Manassas-area seat.

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After Losing Primary, Alexandria Mayor Bill Euille Launches Write-In Campaign

Alexandria Mayor Bill Euille may have lost the June Democratic primary, but that won't stop him from trying to keep the job he's held for over a decade.
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Coalition Of Labor, Minority Groups Wants To Redefine 'Ground Game' In Virginia

Take Action Virginia endorsed five candidates in the June primary, and all five won, including some seen as longshots. The group is making more endorsements for the general election, and the experts say it's a fresh take on an old tactic.

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The 5 Most Expensive Virginia State Senate Campaigns

As campaign season starts to heat up, money is flowing into a handful of key races for the Senate in Virginia — and the stakes are high.