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Herndon Weighs Moving Town Council Election To November

Lawmakers in Richmond are considering an effort to allow the town of Herndon to move its election from May to November.
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Jailed Politician Morrissey Wins Virginia Special Election

Joe Morrissey traveled from jail to be sworn in to his House of Delegates seat on Wednesday.

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Comstock's Virginia House Seat Goes To Democrat

Kathleen Murphy defeated Craig Parisot in a special election Tuesday.

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Parisot, Murphy Face Off In Northern Virginia Special Election

The Virginia House of Delegates seat previously held by Barbara Comstock is up for grabs in a special election on Tuesday in a race that is not expected to draw many voters.

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Lawsuit Alleges Gerrymandering In 12 Virginia House Districts

Voters in 12 House districts in the Commonwealth of Virginia have filed suit, bringing accusations of racial gerrymandering.

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Ethics Panel Recommends Major Changes To Virginia's Redistricting Process

A panel headed by former Virginia Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling has laid out a series of suggestions that would radically change redistricting in the commonwealth, with the goal of removing partisan politics from the process.

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Low Turnout Expected In Special Election To Replace Barbara Comstock In Virginia

There are just a few weeks left in the special election between Republican Craig Parisot and Democrat Kathleen Murphy in Virginia's 34th District, and experts say that based on recent history, things could really go either way.

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Virginia's 10th District One Of Few In Play In 2015

2015 will be a big election year for Virginia's state senate, but whether the commonwealth breaks one way or another on the partisan divide will largely depend on the outcome in the 10th congressional district near Richmond.

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Resignation Is Start Of Comeback, Hopes Va. Politician Accused Of Sex With 17-Year-Old

Del. Joe Morrissey says he will resign effective Jan. 13, then run in the special election to fill the vacancy.

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Should Loudoun County Have Full-Day Kindergarten?

When now-Congresswoman Barbara Comstock left for Washington, she left a big issue in her wake: whether the county she represents should offer all-day Kindergarten to all students.