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Bernie Sanders shooting for $40 million fundraising month

Bernie Sanders backers were racing the clock on Monday to raise more than $40 million by tonight’s end-of-the-month midnight deadline.

Sanders, Trump both too establishment on Syria

Marco Rubio and Hillary Clinton both want the U.S. government to set up a “safe zone” in Syria to care for refugees from the raging civil war.

Hillary for Virginia opens Roanoke office with State Sen. John Edwards

Today, Hillary for Virginia will open a Roanoke office in advance of the March 1 primary.

Zoe for President: Waynesboro YMCA backs toddler for White House

It’s presidential season, and the Waynesboro YMCA is throwing its support to an outsider candidate, a 1-year-old named Zoe.

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Eight Virginia mayors endorse Hillary Clinton for president

Hillary Clinton’s support in Virginia continued to grow today as eight additional Democratic mayors endorsed her in advance of the March 1 primary.

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John Kasich makes his case at UVA’s Miller Center

On Monday, presidential candidate John Kasich became the second 2016 presidential candidate to appear on “American Forum” at UVA’s Miller Center.

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New Virginia TV ads highlight Clinton commitment to equal pay

Hillary for America released two ads in Virginia, including, “Breaking Barriers”, which tells the story of Hillary Clinton’s lifetime commitment to breaking barriers.

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Bernie Sanders: The candidate the establishment needs

The win in New Hampshire for Bernie Sanders was expected, but Hillary Clinton is largely predicted to win the Democratic nomination.

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Sanders stresses economy, voting rights, courts in meeting with black leaders

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders met Thursday at the National Urban League offices with leaders of nine historic civil rights organizations.

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Don’t change the players, change the game

Senator Bernie Sanders describes his campaign for president as a “political revolution.” His appeal comes from his unpolished outsider status.

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Tim Kaine: Hillary Clinton track record “head and shoulders above Bernie Sanders

Sen. Tim Kaine said Hillary Clinton is “head and shoulders above Senator Sanders” and the Republican candidates when it comes to producing results for the American people.

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Sen. Tim Kaine to stump for Hillary Clinton in Columbia, S.C.

With less than two weeks to go until the First in the South Democratic primary, Senator Tim Kaine will campaign and Get Out The Vote for Hillary Clinton in Columbia.

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Terrible news for Vermin Supreme: Jim Gilmore quits GOP race

Vermin Supreme won’t have Jim Gilmore to kick around anymore. The former Virginia governor announced on Friday that he is suspending his bid for the Republican Party presidential nomination.

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Jim Webb rules out independent run for president

Former U.S. Sen. Jim Webb couldn’t make headway in his brief bid for the Democratic Party presidential nomination.

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Largest peace group endorses Bernie Sanders

Peace Action PAC, the political action committee of Peace Action, has endorsed Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT) for the Democratic primary.

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Bernie Sanders breaks fundraising records after New Hampshire win

The Bernie Sanders presidential campaign on Wednesday announced a record-breaking fundraising period following his landslide victory in the New Hampshire primary.

Farm Bureau website following ag aspects of presidential race

The American Farm Bureau Federation has created a website, election16.fb.org, for anyone who wants to follow what presidential candidates are saying to attract the farm vote.

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Several Virginia Democratic leaders campaigning for Hillary Clinton today

A group of elected Democrats will campaign for Hillary Clinton at the Mount Vernon District Democratic Committee’s annual Mardi Gras event on Saturday.

Poll: Donald Trump lead narrows among GOP voters nationally

The inevitability of Donald Trump is eroding fast in the wake of the billionaire’s second-place finish in the Iowa Republican caucus.

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ACLU on Republican primary pledge: Two wrongs don’t make a right

The ACLU argued that the State Board of Elections should not grant a Republican request to withdraw a requirement that primary voters affirm their party ID.

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McAuliffe: Hillary Clinton on the road to Democratic nomination

Terry McAuliffe campaigned in Iowa for Hillary Clinton. Wednesday night, the Virginia governor took to MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews.

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Rubio campaign announces growing support in Virginia

The Marco Rubio for President campaign is touting growing support from conservative leaders across Virginia.

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Bernie Sanders campaign raises $20 million in January

More than $20 million – almost all from online contributions averaging about $27 apiece – was donated to the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign in January.

Virginia Republican Party drops primary loyalty oath

The Virginia Republican Party decided on Saturday to drop its plans to require March 1 primary voters to pledge their loyalty to the party.

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Bernie Sanders touts super PAC fundraising

Bernie Sanders raised no money last year for a super PAC, his campaign announced on Friday. None. Zero. Zilch.

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Bernie 2016 to open Roanoke office

The Bernie Sanders presidential campaign on Saturday will formally open its Roanoke field office. This is the campaign’s second office in the state.

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Podcast: AFP editor Chris Graham talks Iowa

Donald Trump skipped the Fox News Republican debate, the final chance to speak to voters before the Iowa caucuses on Monday.

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Sanders wants Clinton to agree to more debates

The Bernie Sanders campaign on Thursday renewed its proposal for additional debates sponsored by the Democratic National Committee

Poll: Trump maintains safe lead

Businessman Donald Trump holds a comfortable lead over his opponents in the New Hampshire Republican presidential primary contest.

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Sanders disappointed by Clinton attack ads

Hillary Clinton launched a new television commercial on Thursday that distorts Bernie Sanders’ record with not-so-veiled insinuations.

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Bernie Sanders blasts corporate deserters

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders on Monday denounced “corporate deserters” after Johnson Controls and Tyco International announced a plan to merge.

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Bernie can’t win? Sanders polls better than Clinton in swing state

New polling from the University of New Hampshire has Bernie Sanders outperforming Hillary Clinton against the Republican field in the Granite State.

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New Bernie Sanders ad touts senator’s stand against Big Oil

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders’ stand against the proposed Bakken oil pipeline in Iowa is the focus of a new television ad set to begin airing on Wednesday in Iowa.

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Tim Kaine to campaign for Hillary Clinton in Iowa

On January 22 and January 23, Virginia U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine will campaign on behalf of Hillary Clinton in Iowa.

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Hillary Clinton statement on the endorsement of the Human Rights Campaign

Hillary Clinton released the following statement in response to earning the endorsement of the Human Rights Campaign.

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Bernie Sanders details Medicare-for-all plan

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders on Sunday detailed a Medicare-for-all plan to provide better health care for all Americans at less cost.

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Hillary Clinton: Least fit of all

Hillary Clinton is especially unfit to be president. No one who has done what she has done as a government official should be rewarded with power.

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Bernie Sanders backs measure to amend firearms manufacturer liability law

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders on Saturday made good on his promise to support legislation to amend a 2005 law on firearms manufacturers’ liability.

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Bernie Sanders winning support for Wall Street reform plan

The Wall Street reform plan of Democratic Party presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has the backing of 170 economists and financial experts.

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Podcast: AFP editor Chris Graham talks presidential race, NFL playoff previews, more

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham joins host Jim Bresnahan on WREL-1450AM in Lexington, Va., to talk news, politics and sports.

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Former DNC Chairman Paul Kirk endorses Bernie Sanders for president

Former U.S. Sen. Paul G. Kirk Jr., a past chairman of the Democratic National Committee, on Thursday endorsed Bernie Sanders for president.