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Democrat Wins Hotly Contested Virginia State Senate Seat — By 11 Votes

After a recount of a contested state Senate seat in Norfolk, Democrat Lynwood Lewis has been certified as the winner, leaving the Senate evenly split between Democrats and Republicans.
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Ex-GOP Sen. John Warner Endorses Mark Warner

In the campaign for Virginia senator, Democratic incumbent Mark Warner received a big endorsement in former Republican senator John Warner.

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Recount Will Determine Which Party Controls Virginia State Senate

A race that will determine the balance of power in the Virginia Senate is headed to a recount.
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Wexton Wins Special Election, Giving Democrats Edge In Virginia Senate

Virginia voters braved the vicious cold and snow on Tuesday to elect Democrat Jennifer Wexton in a special election to fill the state senate seat vacated by Attorney General Mark Herring.

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Turnout In Virginia Special Election Projected At Fifteen Percent

Control of the Virginia state Senate hinges on a special election in Loudoun County, but snow expected on Tuesday, an already low turnout is expected to be even lower.

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Virginia Congressman Jim Moran Reflects On His Decision To Retire

Northern Virginia Democratic Congressman Jim Moran announced Wednesday that he won't seek election. Moran reflects on what prompted his departure from politics in a Q&A with WAMU's Elliott Francis.

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Analysis: Ed Gillespie And Lobbyists In Senate Politics

Former RNC Chair Ed Gillespie is expected to challenge incumbent Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) in this year's midterm election. The National Journal's Alex Roarty discusses the prospects of a former lobbyist in this political climate.

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Republican Split May Give Democrats Control Of Virginia Senate

Control of the Virginia state Senate is still up for grabs pending the results of a special election next week, but even if Democrats win, they'll need to reach across the aisle to get things done.

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At Inauguration, McAuliffe Offers Olive Branch To Virginia Republicans

Terry McAuliffe is a life-long Democrat and pitchman for Democratic causes, but at his inauguration as Virginia's governor, he pledged to work more closely with Republicans on issues big and small.
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The Politics Hour - Jan. 10, 2014

Kojo and Tom Sherwood chat with D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier.