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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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Virginia Voter Registration Forms Miss Their Mark

A D.C.-based nonprofit attempted to do good work by circulating pre-printed Virginia voter registration forms, but they've run into complaints after many were sent to dead people or family pets.

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Virginia Democrats Boycott Meeting With McDonnell

A routine meeting of the Virginia congressional delegation devolved into a partisan spat between Democrats and Gov. Bob McDonnell this week. 

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Democrats Look For Alternatives After DISCLOSE Act Fails

Democrats are still pushing for disclosure of large-scale political donors to super PACs and other independent groups, despite the failure of the DISCLOSE Act in the Senate earlier this week. 

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Kaine Parts With President On Tax Plan

President Obama didn't expect to get support from many Republicans for his plan to raise taxes on those making more than $250,000 per year, but criticism from Obama supporter Tim Kaine also came in this week. 

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Virginia's Voter ID Law Takes Effect

Virginia's voter identification law went into effect this week after dominating discourse in the state for the better part of this year's legislative session.

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