ELECTION 2019

Del. Nicholas Freitas asserts state elections officials are picking on him. The bullies. They won’t give him a pass for his inattention to detail.The Culpeper Republican even took to his Facebook page last week, casting aspersions on two of Gov. Ralph Northam’s appointees on the state Board of Elections. Freitas was...
John O’Bannon, the lone Republican on the Board of Elections, made two failed motions Tuesday to give the Republican Party of Virginia another chance to get a nominee on the ballot in a House of Delegates race.O’Bannon first made a motion to allow Del. Nick Freitas, R-Culpeper, on the...
BATH — Democratic state senators and delegates spent the end of last month holed up with dozens of lobbyists at the Omni Homestead, a remote luxury resort in Bath County. They soaked up poolside hospitality sponsored by the bankers’ association, took in a golf clinic courtesy of the state’s credit...
Before the short special session on gun control earlier this week, hundreds of gun rights advocates poured into the city block around the capitol and legislative building. They wore shirts and hats with the National Rifle Association’s logo and sported bright orange “Guns Save Lives” stickers. Some showed up with...
The Virginia Board of Elections allowed another candidate on the ballot as a party nominee despite a mix-up with his nomination paperwork.Clinton Jenkins, a Democrat challenging Del. Chris Jones, R-Suffolk, won a party nomination process but the local party chair responsible for submitting the paperwork to the state used...
Huge crowds of advocates on both sides of the gun debate crammed into the Capitol on Tuesday, one heavily armed with rifles and pistols and the other wearing red T-shirts and ready with a string of chants. Both left surprised when a special session to take up gun legislation following the mass...
State Sen. Jennifer McClellan, D-Richmond, one of scores of elected officials and candidates crowding a progressive summit over the weekend in Tysons, said she sees a political sea change on the horizon during lunchtime remarks Saturday at the third annual Women's Summit for Political Engagement.“Something is happening in Virginia,”...
One of the most senior Republicans in the House of Delegates will appear on the ballot as the official party nominee even though his nominating paperwork didn't make it to the Department of Elections by the required deadline.Del. Terry Kilgore, R-Scott, was the winner of a local party convention,...
Fewer people are sure which party they want to control the General Assembly following a tumultuous six months for the state’s top three elected officials, all Democrats, according to a new poll from Virginia Commonwealth University’s Center for Public Policy.A plurality of respondents (43%) said they preferred Democrats to...
One of the state's most senior Republican delegates isn't officially a party nominee for his re-election bid -- yet.At Tuesday night's Board of Elections meeting, attorneys for Del. Terry Kilgore, R-Scott, asked that he be declared the Republican nominee for the 1st House of Delegates District even though his...