ELECTION 2019

Disgruntled Republican voters in a suburban Richmond district have created at least two political action committees to drum up write-in votes for Del. Chris Peace, R-Hanover, who lost his party's nomination earlier this year to Hanover County Supervisor Scott Wyatt.One of the PACs, My Vote Matters Va, lists John...
Virginia Beach Republican Del. Glenn Davis came up with a way to narrow an almost $300,000 fundraising difference between him and his opponent, Karen Mallard: claim a donation from the Democratic Party worth three-and-a-half times more than what his own party contributed in September.Last month, Davis reported a $44,000...
By Imani Thaniel/ Capital News Service In addition to hitting the books this fall, more Virginia college students may hit the polls next month. Virginia Department of Elections data show that 10,923 students in Virginia have applied for absentee ballots this year. That’s more than double the number of absentee ballot applications...
CHRISTIANSBURG — The stark black-and-white sign stands out, even amid the campaign cavalcade of color that, along with the changing leaves, marks October in Virginia. It’s not the absence of the traditional red or blue that grabs the eye so much as the wording: “Elect Dr. Mark J. Matney —...
It took less than 10 minutes for Gov. Ralph Northam’s blackface scandal to come up Wednesday night in a debate between Republican state Sen. Glen Sturtevant and Democrat Ghazala Hashmi.Sturtevant, one of the most imperiled Republicans in the Virginia Senate whose suburban Richmond seat is seen as a prime...
Facing his first competitive re-election campaign in decades, Virginia House of Delegates Speaker Kirk Cox found himself on unfamiliar terrain Wednesday night: a debate stage.At a candidate forum in Chesterfield County, Cox, R-Colonial Heights, faced off against Democratic challenger Sheila Bynum-Coleman, fielding questions on gun violence, climate change, the...
By Rodney Robinson/ Capital News Service A competitive race in District 12 — which includes parts of Henrico and Hanover counties — has become the first Senate race in Virginia to spend over $1 million in broadcast TV ads. Democratic candidate Del. Debra Rodman is running against Republican incumbent Siobhan Dunnavant,...
VIRGINIA BEACH — Karen Havekost was in Virginia Beach’s Municipal Building 2 when a shooter opened fire in May.“I walked out of the bathroom and saw the gunman on the other end of the hallway,” she says in a political ad released at the end of September. “I saw...
VIRGINIA BEACH — In the stands on a Friday night at his son’s high school football game across the Chesapeake Bay from the Eastern Shore-based House of Delegates district he represents, Rob Bloxom isn’t especially worried about the looming election.Bloxom’s been told -- jokingly, he says -- that he...
Gov. Ralph Northam began the year as a massive liability for Democrats, nearly all of whom called for his resignation following the discovery of a racist photo in his medical school yearbook.With a pivotal General Assembly election just over a month away, he’s looking less and less like a...