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Obama Holds Lead In Virginia, While Senate Race Is A Dead Heat

Virginia continues to earn top billing amongst 2012 swing states, and while President Obama holds a small lead in the polls, the race for Senate between Tim Kaine and George Allen is too close to call.

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Voters Face Stark Choice In Virginia Special Election

The race for the House of Delegates seat in Virginia' 45th district is heating up — Republican Tim McGhee and Democrat Rob Krupicka are a study in contrasts.

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Virginia Elections Board Won't Investigate Voter Registration Nonprofit

The Virginia Board of Elections has opted not to investigate mailings sent to state residents by a D.C.-based nonprofit after the Romney campaign had called for the investigation after reports of the mailings being sent to ineligible voters. 

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Allen, Kaine Make Rounds On Campaign Trail

Virginia senatorial candidates George Allen and Tim Kaine held a number of campaign events this week addressing jobs, sustainable energy, and the Bush-era tax cuts, among other issues. 

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Allen Commits To Three More Debates In Senate Race

Virginia candidates for U.S. Senate George Allen and Tim Kaine have both committed to three more debates this campaign season. 

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Virginia Democrats Hold Hasty Caucus For Englin's Seat

Democrats in Northern Virginia are throwing together a caucus this week to select a candidate to run for the vacant seat of former Del. David Englin.

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Judge Strikes Down Virginia Resident Requirement For Petitions

A judge found Tuesday that Virginia's law restricting the circulation of ballot petitions to residents of the commonwealth are a burden on freedom of speech and thus struck it down.

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Virginia Democrats Angered By Special Election Timing

Virginia governor Bob McDonnell has set the date for the special election to fill Bill Englin's seat on the House of Delegates on Sept. 4, drawing criticism that he did so for overtly political reasons.

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Special Election For Englin's Seat Scheduled For Sept. 4

Some in Northern Virginia were surprised to hear that the governor wants to hold a special election to replace Del. David Englin September 4, just two months before the general election.

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