ELECTION 2018

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...
When Republican Congressman Dave Brat visited the Chesterfield County Jail to talk with convicted drug offenders, he had some nontraditional advice, according to WCVE's Ben Paviour, who covered the visit.Brat, who is running for re-election, told inmates they had to find substitutes for their drug use once they got...
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,...