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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.

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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.