ELECTION 2018

An environmental group in coastal Virginia is urging voters to oppose a constitutional amendment intended to offer tax relief to property owners facing recurring flooding, prompting a debate that echoes larger concerns about how states and localities should respond to sea-level rise.On ballots statewide Tuesday, the measure would give...
I have heard it a million times and the story still makes my sides split.My grandmother, an aspiring Boston nurse of Irish and English ancestry, who grew up in the nearby seaside town of Quincy, had started dating a Harvard medical student with a funny last name and was...
Voters assigned to the wrong district could have made the difference in some House of Delegates races last year that were decided by razor-thin margins, allowing Republicans to hang onto control of the chamber.To avoid a repeat in this year's congressional races, several of which are projected to be...
Of registered voters in Virginia who always vote, less than five percent are under 30 years old, according to an analysis of state voter data by the Virginia Public Access Project.Likewise, people under 30 make up a disproportionate share -- 45 percent -- of registered voters who never vote,...
Around 11 p.m. Monday night, President Donald Trump took to Twitter to update followers on his endorsements in several tight congressional races across the country.Among them was a second endorsement for U.S. Rep. Dave Brat, who is running against Democrat Abigail Spanberger in the Richmond area's 7th District; and...
In a radio ad released last week, U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine sings the praises of fellow Democratic candidate, Jennifer Wexton — in Spanish.“We need Jennifer Wexton in Congress,” he says, before Wexton, a state senator, jumps in, thanking him for his support.She goes on to highlight her platforms,...
Hours after Democrat Leslie Cockburn earned the nomination to run in the 5th Congressional District, the Republican Party of Virginia had an attack line ready.A 1991 book Cockburn wrote with her husband, Andrew Cockburn, proved she was a "virulent anti-Semite," the party wrote in a statement after her nomination....
Corey Stewart’s fundraising troubles are well established at this point.His opponent, Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine has raised more than $20 million for his reelection campaign. Meanwhile, Stewart’s Senate campaign has so far been able to pull in just over $2 million, eschewed by major Republican donors amid constant controversy...
Vice President Mike Pence stopped in Richmond on Saturday to campaign for three Republicans running for Congress: 7th District incumbent U.S. Rep. Dave Brat, 5th District candidate Denver Riggleman and 4th District candidate Ryan McAdams.Pence met with Brat and Riggleman on the tarmac at Richmond International Airport and later...
A spokesman for U.S. Rep. Scott Taylor, a Virginia Beach Republican, says the campaign staffers who were accused of forging signatures to get a third-party candidate on the ballot are gone.“None of the people accused of any wrongdoing is working with the campaign,” Taylor’s spokesman, Scott Weldon told The...