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Groups call on statewide candidates to back restoration of rights

The ACLU of Virginia, along with a coalition of civil rights organizations, submitted letters to the candidates for governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general asking that they commit to ending disenfranchisement in Virginia.

Virginia Credit Union League endorses McAuliffe, Northam

The Virginia Credit Union League, the state trade association for the Commonwealth’s 172 member-owned credit unions, today announced its endorsement of Terry McAuliffe for governor and State Sen. Ralph Northam for lieutenant governor.

Women’s Strike Force endorses Democratic state ticket

The Women’s Strike Force has endorsed the slate of Democratic candidates for the top three elected slots in the Commonwealth following Virginia’s primary Tuesday.

Ralph Northam, Mark Herring win Democratic nominations

State Sens. Ralph Northam and Mark Herring will complete the Democratic Party ticket for the 2013 state elections. Northam, D-Norfolk, defeated Aneesh Chopra for the lieutenant governor nomination, with 54.3 percent of the more than 140,000 votes cast. Herring, D-Leesburg, won a tighter battle with former federal prosecutor Justin Fairfax for the attorney general nomination, with 51.6 percent of the votes going to Herring.

Chris Graham: Democrats begin pushback against E.W. Jackson

Virginia Republicans have an E.W. Jackson problem; they just don’t know it yet. That they don’t know it is evident when you hear Senate Republican Leader Tommy Norment, R-James City, telling an audience at a fund-raiser that Jackson, the controversial GOP lieutenant gpvernor nominee, will lead Virginia in the right direction.

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New web video highlights differences between Mark Herring, Mark Obenshain

Today State Sen. Mark Herring released a web video comparing his record against State Sen. Mark Obenshain’s.

Women’s Strike Force ready to inject itself into Virginia elections

The Women’s Strike Force kicks off their candidate interviewing process this week to identify and assist candidates who support women’s reproductive rights. These are candidates who oppose the extreme policies of the Republican ticket announced at the GOP convention.

House GOP continues offensive against extended voting measures

With memories of long poll lines still fresh in the minds of many Virginia voters, House Republicans blocked an attempt to make voting more accessible by opposing legislation to extend polling hours from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Campaign Finance subcommittee Wednesday evening.

Party-line Senate committee vote kills no-excuse absentee voting bill

Senate Republicans voted Tuesday against State Sen. Janet Howell’s proposal to allow no-excuse absentee voting in Virginia. Senate Bill 702 was defeated along party lines in the Privileges and Elections Committee on a vote of 8-7.

Subcommittee votes enforce voting obstacles

Republicans in the House Elections subcommittee voted Tuesday to maintain several burdensome voting obstacles for Virginia voters and families. This comes the day after Republicans in the Constitutional Amendments subcommittee blocked progress on the restoration of voting rights, an issue strongly supported by Gov. Bob McDonnell and Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli.

House Dems unveil voting, election reforms

After a presidential election where tens of thousands of Virginia voters experienced long lines and several hour long delays at the polls, Democrats in the House of Delegates unveiled a wide array of election reforms at a morning press conference. The election reform package included instituting an Early Vote period, extending voting hours to 8 p.m., restoring voting rights, and a host of other measures to increase access to the ballot box.

AFP editor Chris Graham talks politics on WREL

AugustaFreePress.com editor Chris Graham talks Virginia politics on WREL-1450AM in Lexington, Va., on Sept. 14, 2012.

AFP editor talks politics on WREL

AugustaFreePress.com editor Chris Graham talks Virginia politics with Jim Bresnahan on WREL-1450AM in Lexington, Va.

PPP: Obama leads in Virginia

Barack Obama maintains a small but healthy lead over Mitt Romney among Virginia voters, according to a new poll from Public Policy Polling