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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.


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 …


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Veteran Virginia Republican campaign consultant Chris Leavitt has been tapped to lead Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s Virginia presidential campaign effort.

Veteran Virginia Republican campaign consultant Chris Leavitt has been tapped to lead Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s Virginia presidential campaign effort.


Governor McAuliffe signs deed to transfer Fort Monroe land to National Park Service

Governor Terry McAuliffe on Tuesday signed a deed that transfers land at Fort Monroe from the Commonwealth of Virginia to the National Park Service, solidifying Virginia’s commitment to turning the fort into a national monument for the enjoyment of tourists and history-buffs from all over the Commonwealth and country.


Governor McAuliffe announces third year of Virginia’s Going Global Defense Initiative

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Monday that Virginia has received $1.8 million in grant funding for a third year of its Going Global Defense Initiative (GGDI), administered by the Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP).


New campaign encourages farmers to vote this fall

The best way for the concerns of rural communities to be recognized on the local, state and national levels is for farmers and other rural residents to get out and vote.


Jim Webb talks foreign policy: Iran, North Korea

Former Virginia U.S. Sen. Jim Webb joined the chorus of political leaders criticizing the Obama administration agreement with Iran.


Jim Webb: Met with Joe Biden, keeps substance private

Former Virginia U.S. Sen. Jim Webb said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union” that he met last month with Vice President Joe Biden, but stopped short of discussing the substance of the conversation, including whether Biden indicated whether or not he might be running for president in 2016.


Ken Plum: Public trust above party in redistricting fight

Shifting from a relaxing vacation back to work is always challenging, but my return this past week from the mountains, streams and lakes of Glacier National Park to a special session of the General Assembly has been a particularly stark contrast.