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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?

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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.