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Climate Action Alliance of the Valley releases results of 2015 candidate survey

Laura Dansby, chair of the Climate Action Alliance of the Valley, released the responses her organization received from a questionnaire it sent to 13 area candidates running in this fall’s election.


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Virginia Democrats announce $4.9 million raised in third quarter of 2015

The Democratic Party of Virginia and Common Good VA PAC will report tomorrow a combined $4.9 million raised in the third quarter of 2015 for the November elections.


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Emmett Hanger backs John Kasich GOP presidential bid, joins Kasich’s Virginia leadership team

Augusta County State Sen. Emmett Hanger will serve as a Virginia state co-chair for the presidential campaign of Ohio Gov. John Kasich.


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Ed Gillespie confirms plans to run for governor in 2017

Ed Gillespie confirmed in an email to The Washington Post on Friday that he plans to run for governor in 2017.


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Mark Obenshain not running for governor in 2017

Mark Obenshain isn’t “going anywhere,” but he’s also not running for governor. The Harrisonburg state senator confirmed via Twitter reports from earlier in the day on Monday that he will not be running for governor in 2017.


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Virginia Organizing kicks off Stand With Women campaign

Virginia Organizing kicked off its Stand with Women campaign across the Commonwealth with a series of local women’s roundtables in Danville, Waynesboro, Petersburg, and Blacksburg.


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What do we want? Virginia voters leaning Republican, but support Democratic issues

Polling done this week by Christopher Newport University shows that Virginia voters are leaning Republican in the 2015 Virginia General Assembly races. But at the same time, voters are showing strong support for policy positions on key issues like minimum wage, gun control, payday lending restrictions and redistricting reform advocated by Democratic candidates.


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Poll: Republicans have enthusiasm advantage heading into fall General Assembly elections

A generic ballot test of Virginia voters has Democrats and Republicans running close to neck-and-neck among all voters. But among likely voters, the advantage swings noticeably to Republicans heading into the final five weeks of the 2015 election season.


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Poll: What do Virginia voters think of Obama, McAuliffe, Warner, Kaine?

A new Christopher Newport University poll shows that Virginia voters have generally positive views of Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine. Barack Obama, not so muc


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Is early attention on 2016 hurting Virginia legislative candidates in 2015?

Before I could ask Angela Lynn, the Democratic Party nominee in the 25th House District race, to give us a state of the campaign, and quiz her on the issues of the day in Virginia politics, I was duty-bound to ask her opinion on …


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McAuliffe reappoints Justice Jane Marum Roush to Virginia Supreme Court

Governor Terry McAuliffe released the following statement today on his intention to reappoint Justice Jane Marum Roush to the Virginia Supreme Court as her term expires.


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Virginia AFL-CIO endorses Democrat Angela Lynn in 25th House District

The Virginia AFL-CIO has endorsed Democratic Party nominee Angela Lynn in the race for the 25th House District seat in the Virginia General Assembly.


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Was Mark Herring move best for Virginia Democrats in 2017?

The reaction to the announcement from Mark Herring this week that the sitting attorney general plans to run for re-election was met with excitement and relief by fellow Virginia Democrats, who feel the move will forestall a bloodbath between Herring and Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam for the 2017 gubernatorial nomination.


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Ted Cruz names Virginia campaign leadership team

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, announced William M. “Bill” Stanley, Majority Whip of the Virginia Senate Republican Caucus, will serve as chairman of his Virginia Leadership Team.


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Hillary Clinton unveils initiative to combat Virginia’s epidemic of drug, alcohol addiction

In Virginia, 641,000 people suffer from addiction or dependence on drugs and alcohol and need treatment, but are not current receiving it. Across the country, 23 million Americans suffer from addiction, and only 1 in 10 are being treated.


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Attorney General Mark Herring to run for re-election in 2017

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring announced Wednesday that he plans to run for re-election in 2017, in turn taking himself out of the running for the Democratic Party gubernatorial nomination.


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Former Virginia Attorney General Jerry Kilgore joins Scott Walker Virginia campaign

Former Virginia Attorney General Jerry Kilgore will serve as finance chairman of the Scott Walker Virginia presidential campaign.


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Governor McAuliffe announces restoration of rights for over 10,000 people

Today, Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that his administration restored the voting and civil rights of 10,009 individuals. The McAuliffe administration has restored the rights of more Virginians than any other Governor in a four year term.


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Governor McAuliffe celebrates success of Virginia Values Veterans program

Governor Terry McAuliffe recognized Virginia businesses for their ongoing commitment to creating employment opportunities for Virginia’s veterans.


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Jim Webb skips out on Democratic National Committee meeting: Sends message on Hillary Clinton ties

Former Virginia U.S. Sen. Jim Webb isn’t in Minneapolis today to take the stage at the Democratic National Committee Summer Meeting, and it’s not because he’s busy helping his daughter move into college.


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Ken Plum: Both sides of the wall between church and state

Recently a place of worship in the community asked me to be a speaker in their summer worship series. After getting past the frightening idea that I was to preach a sermon, I started to focus on the fact that I live my life on both sides of the wall that separates church and state.


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Randy Forbes: The Machinery of America

An elderly farmer owned a tractor that, as the tractor aged, looked about as old as the farmer. Each year, the farmer nurtured that old tractor through yet another season. One year he replaced a fuel pump. The next year, the tires and transmission.


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Eric Cantor endorses Jeb Bush for president

Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor has endorsed former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush for president and will serve as a co-chair of Bush’s 2016 Virginia campaign.


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Governor McAuliffe addresses General Assembly money committees

Text of remarks from Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe to members of the House Appropriations Committee and Senate Finance Committee Thursday in Richmond.


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Dickie Bell endorsed by AgPAC

Delegate Dickie Bell(R-20) last week received the endorsement of Virginia Farm Bureau Federation AgPAC, the organization’s political action committee, in the race for the 20th District seat in the Virginia House of Delegates.