Decision day: Brush up on the candidates and the issues before you head to the polls

By: - November 6, 2018 6:15 am

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It’s Election Day, and you’ve probably already made up your mind.

But if you’d like to brush up on the candidates and the issues on the ballot in Virginia today, here are some links to the Mercury’s coverage over the past several months:

The four congressional races seen as most competitive:

Check out the other Virginia congressional races here.

There are also two constitutional amendments on the ballot:  

Libertarians hoping to make a dent:

Virginia Libertarians are hoping to strike a blow against the two-party system this fall by capturing 10 percent of the vote in the U.S. Senate race.

Corey Stewart’s longshot bid to unseat U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine:

Kaine had raised more than $20 million as of last month while Stewart’s Senate campaign was able to pull in just over $2 million.

Check out all of our 2018 election coverage here.


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Robert Zullo
Robert Zullo

Robert spent 13 years as a reporter and editor at weekly and daily newspapers before becoming editor of the Virginia Mercury in 2018. He was a staff writer and managing editor at Worrall Community Newspapers in Union, N.J., before spending five years in south Louisiana covering hurricanes, oil spills and Good Friday crawfish boils as a reporter and city editor for the The Courier and the Daily Comet newspapers in Houma and Thibodaux. He covered Richmond city hall for the Richmond Times-Dispatch from 2012 to 2013 and worked as a general assignment and city hall reporter for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from 2013 to 2016. He returned to Richmond in 2016 to cover energy, environment and transportation for the Richmond Times-Dispatch. He grew up in Miami, Fla., and central New Jersey. A former waiter, armored car guard and appliance deliveryman, he is a graduate of the College of William and Mary. Contact him at [email protected]