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Sixth District Republican congressional forum set for Saturday

The final Sixth Congressional District Republican Congressional Candidates forum will be held this Saturday, February 24th, in the District’s Southern Region.

Sixth District Republican candidates forum set for Jan. 27

Invitations have been issued to all announced Republican candidates for the Sixth District congressional nomination to a Meet the Candidates Forum being held on Saturday, January 27th, beginning at 3 p.m. in Blue Ridge Community College Plecker Workplace Building.

House Republicans to introduce legislation prohibiting release of student information to third party groups

House Republicans announced legislation to protect student privacy by prohibiting state colleges and universities from releasing student directory information.

Suffolk University/USA Today poll: Growing dissatisfaction with Republicans

Voters are souring on the Republican Party, and they place more trust in the Democratic Party when it comes to healthcare.

GOP state budget will include 3% pay raise for state employees

The Republican state budget includes a 3% pay raise for state employees and funds to raise the starting salary of Virginia State Police.

Virginia Republicans swinging, missing with voters on issues

Virginia Republicans might be misreading public sentiment on Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s push to restore the voting rights of ex-felons.

Andrew Griffin suspends Fifth District GOP campaign

Andrew Griffin issued the following statement announcing the suspension of his campaign for the Fifth District Republican nomination.

Bob Goodlatte: A new energy tax? No thanks, Mr. President

President Obama’s new proposal to tax oil and potentially raise the price of a gallon of gas by up to 25 cents is harmful.

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Thirty Second District elected officials endorse Randy Forbes for Congress

Congressman Randy Forbes announced today that over 30 of the region’s most well-respected public servants have endorsed his campaign.

Andrew Griffin announces candidacy for Fifth District congressional seat

Republican Andrew Griffin announced his candidacy for the Fifth District congressional seat in Virginia on Wednesday.

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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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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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.

Poll: Trump maintains big lead in New Hampshire

More polls have Republican frontrunner Donald Trump trailing in Iowa, but a new Public Policy Polling survey in New Hampshire has the billionaire leading big there.

Republican lawmaker: Trump ‘bullying’ will not work in Virginia

Donald Trump blasted the Virginia Republican Party in a series of tweets on Sunday, expressing his upset over a required oath by March primary voters.

Poll: Plurality dismiss War on Christmas

Good news: more of you think the notion pushed by the right that there is a War on Christmas is nonsense.

Live Coverage: Fox Business Network Republican Party presidential debate

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham leads our live coverage of the Fox Business Network Republican Party presidential debate. Candidates on the stage include Donald Trump, Ben Carson, Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, Ted Cruz, John Kasich and Carly Fiorina and Rand Paul.

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Del. Steve Landes receives national award for fighting welfare fraud

Del. Steve Landes was honored with the Foundation for Government Accountability’s 2015 Protecting the Vulnerable Award Monday for his leadership in the state to prevent fraud and protect the state’s welfare programs for the truly needy.

Earth Talk: Where do the Republican presidential hopefuls stand on environmental issues?

In recent decades, Republicans have certainly been far less sympathetic to environmental causes than the Democrats, and this year’s batch of candidates for the party’s presidential nomination is no exception.

Podcast: The solution to Republican debate problems?

Republican presidential candidates have taken their complaints about the liberal media bias tainting their TV debates to … the liberal TV media. Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham discusses the debate issue with Jim Bresnahan on WREL-1450 in Lexington, Va.

Republican Christian heritage ad: How not to do political marketing

The goal for any marketing campaign is to get attention to whatever it is you’re trying to get attention to, and to prod a specific action as a form of reaction. In that context, let’s look at the ad insert in the News Leader in Staunton from Augusta County Republicans.

House Republican leaders critical of McAuliffe executive order on guns

Virginia House of Delegates Republican leaders responded Thursday to Executive Order 50, released by Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe.

Poll: Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump lead party nomination battles in Virginia

Hillary Clinton maintains a solid lead among Virginia Democrats, and Donald Trump has a small lead among Virginia Republicans, according to new polling data from the Wason Center for Public Policy at Christopher Newport University.

Kevin Carson: Reason’s misplaced condescension

A common negative stereotype of the conventional “pot-smoking Republican” variety of libertarian is their condescending dismissal of anyone who disagrees with them as “not understanding economics.”

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.