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Virginia returns to swing state status and more headlines

By: - November 3, 2021

NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere. • Youngkin’s win may provide a playbook for the GOP to compete in suburbs that scorned them in the Trump years.—Associated Press • Opponents of a proposed casino referendum in Richmond declared victory Tuesday night.—Richmond Times-Dispatch • Exit polling provides some clues about this year’s Virginia […]

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Today is Election Day and more Virginia headlines

By: - November 2, 2021

NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere. • Glenn Youngkin and Terry McAuliffe made their closing pitches to voters.—NBC12; WTVR; WVTF; Associated Press • The battle for the House of Delegates has seen “an unusual amount of interest” this year, with 91 of 100 seats being contested.—Washington Post • At an invitation-only “tele-rally” that was closed […]

Election Day is here: What’s at stake in Virginia today

By: - November 2, 2021

More than one million of Virginia’s nearly 6 million registered voters have taken advantage of early voting to cast ballots for today’s election, when voters will select a governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general and all 100 members of the House of Delegates.  For those voting today, polls open 6 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. […]

Final get-out-the-vote pushes and more Virginia headlines

By: - November 1, 2021

NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere. • Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Glenn Youngkin are making their final get-out-the-vote pushes for Tuesday’s election for governor.—Washington Post, New York Times, Associated Press • The Lincoln Project, an anti-Trump group working to help Democrats in the Virginia gubernatorial election, took responsibility for a […]

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Former Gov. Linwood Holton dies and more Virginia headlines

By: - October 29, 2021

NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere. • Former Gov. Linwood Holton, a giant of Virginia politics who famously led by example on school integration, died Thursday at 98. “When others stood in the doorways of schools to block desegregation, our Dad walked us — and bused us — to […]

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Trump visit not expected before Election Day and more Virginia headlines

By: - October 28, 2021

NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere. • Former President Donald Trump teased a possible campaign appearance in Virginia, but “two people familiar with his plans” said he’s not expected to come before Election Day.—Washington Post • In the governor’s race, Republican Glenn Youngkin released an ad attacking Democrat Terry […]

‘Razor-thin’ governor’s race and more Virginia headlines

By: - October 27, 2021

NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere. • President Joe Biden called Republican Glenn Youngkin a Trump “acolyte” during a rally in Northern Virginia meant to lift Democrats in the closing week of Virginia’s race for governor.—Associated Press • New finance reports show Youngkin had a cash advantage heading into the homestretch […]

Youngkin’s “Beloved” ad and more Virginia headlines

By: - October 26, 2021

NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere. • A fight over a 2016 bill dealing with sexually explicit school reading assignments has “suddenly become the hottest topic in the Virginia governor’s race” after Republican Glenn Youngkin released an ad featuring a mother who opposed Toni Morrison’s novel “Beloved.”—Washington Post • President Joe […]

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Virginia elections test Republican support in the suburbs and more headlines

By: - October 22, 2021

NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere. • “Republicans spent every election of the Trump era hemorrhaging suburban voters. Next month’s Virginia elections will be a big, early test of whether they can stop the bleeding.”—Politico • President Joe Biden will campaign with Democratic nominee for governor Terry McAuliffe next week. It […]

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Redistricting commission gives up on producing new districts and more Virginia headlines

By: - October 21, 2021

NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere. • Virginia’s new bipartisan redistricting commission appears to have given up any hope of producing new congressional or legislative districts after failing to agree on what a politically fair map would look like.—Washington Post • Political experts attributed the commission’s total failure on […]

Carilion Health fights insurance provider and more Virginia headlines

By: - October 20, 2021

NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere. • National Democrats see the Virginia governor’s race as a test of whether new abortion restrictions in states like Texas will energize the party’s base.—Associated Press • GOP gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin has cast himself as a “political outsider,” but he and his wife have […]

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Dominion’s anti-Youngkin PAC donation and more Virginia headlines

By: - October 19, 2021

NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere. • “Trust broke down further on the bipartisan Virginia Redistricting Commission on Monday after one member revealed the National Republican Redistricting Trust had been working behind the scenes to help a former Virginia congressman submit his own congressional map proposal — one that now […]