ELECTION 2018

It’s not just candidates on the Nov. 6 ballot.Voters will be also asked to decide if they want to amend the state Constitution to allow for tax exemptions affecting spouses of veterans and homeowners in flood-prone areas.Both proposed amendments would give localities the option to extend certain tax...
An organization mobilizing young voters to flip competitive congressional seats launched a $122,000 digital ad campaign on various social media sites.NextGen Virginia will run 30-second ads comparing candidates in four of Virginia's most competitive congressional races: the 2nd District between GOP U.S. Rep. Scott Taylor and Democrat Elaine Luria;...
Most people have no idea how powerful voting actually is. I know because I have spent the last two years helping Virginians register to vote and utilize this opportunity we have to make our values a reality in our communities. I have the honorable but arduous task of convincing people who...
Next year, Pete Wells is hoping Virginia will have a gold rush.Not the kind that sends people running to California, but one that will replace blue waves and red waves.Wells, one of four Libertarian candidates running in Virginia congressional races this year, hopes the party will get enough votes...
Both candidates for Virginia's 10th Congressional District are lawyers. Both are experienced politicians.And both are women, which is one reason why the race has become the most expensive and competitive in the state.U.S. Rep. Barbara Comstock, a Republican. is attempting to fend off  State Sen. Jennifer Wexton, a Democrat,...
Editor's note: Whether Democrats can retake the House of Representatives is the big storyline of this fall's midterm election cycle. Four competitive Virginia House races for seats currently held by Republicans, profiled this week in a series in the Mercury, could play a key role come Election Day. In a...
Editor's note: Whether Democrats can retake the House of Representatives is the big storyline of this fall's midterm election cycle. Four competitive Virginia House races for seats currently held by Republicans, profiled this week in a series in the Mercury, could play a key role come Election Day. In the...
Editor's note: Whether Democrats can retake the House of Representatives is the big storyline of this fall's midterm election cycle. Four competitive Virginia House races for seats currently held by Republicans, profiled this week in a series in the Mercury, could play a key role come Election Day. As a...