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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.

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With Comstock Moving Up, Virginia Parties Pick Candidates To Replace Her

Democrats and Republicans in Virginia have selected candidates for a January special election to fill the seat vacated by Representative-elect Barbara Comstock.
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Can Virginia Lawmakers Compromise On New Congressional District Lines?

A federal court has ordered that Virginia's congressional district lines be reviewed, but the Democratic governor and Republican state legislature only have until April to get the job done, or a court will do it for them.

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Low Turnout May Have Made Virginia Senate Race Closer Than Polls Hinted

Low turnout in last week's Virginia Senate race may have made the contest between Democrat Mark Warner and Republican Ed Gillespie much closer than polling said it would be.
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Race To Replace Comstock In Virginia's 34th District Expected To Be Close

Virginia's 34th District has had a string of close contests, which has political observers guessing that the special election to replace Barbara Comstock will continue the trend.

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Was Reelection Of Vihstadt In Arlington A Referendum On Streetcar?

Independent Arlington County council candidate John Vihstadt won in both a special election and a general election this year campaigning against the streetcar, but advocates of the project say that doesn't mean voters are necessarily against it.

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New Virginia Law Means Some Provisional Voters Have To Confirm Identities

A new Virginia law requiring residents to show ID to vote means that 800 voters who cast provisional ballots will have to confirm their identities with election officials by Friday.
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Still No Concession In Virginia's Hotly Contested Senate Race

Sen. Mark Warner has declared victory in Tuesday night's election in Virginia, but Republican challenger Ed Gillespie has yet to concede in the close senate race.

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