ELECTION 2019

Scandal-plagued former state Del. Joe Morrissey, who won his last election while serving a jail sentence on a sex charge, toppled a long-serving Democratic senator in Virginia’s primaries Tuesday, which saw upsets -- and near upsets -- on both sides of the aisle.Voters around the state sent mixed messages,...
The Virginia Public Access Project identified 10 primary elections over four years that may have had the most voters who cast ballots in the opposite party's contests."Virginia's open primary system creates the potential for candidates to make cross-party appeals or for members of one party to make mischief," VPAP...
It's primary day, and there are dozens of races across the state to pick official party candidates for the November elections, when all 140 seats in the General Assembly will be on the ballot, among other local races.Virginians need not be a member of party to vote in these...
FLOYD — Voters in Southwest Virginia’s open 4th House District will get a new delegate this fall, with a Republican contest that’s turned into a streetfight ahead of next week’s primary, and a Democratic candidate waiting in the wings.The winner of the Republican nomination, contested by third-generation candidate William...
Tina Freitas stood in a field wearing a jumbo-sized handgun on her hip as she ripped into her Republican primary opponent, Sen. Emmett Hanger, for voting against a bill this year that would have allowed people to carry concealed weapons without a permit.“In Virginia, we have what we call...
GATE CITY — Many Americans are closely following the emerging race between President Donald Trump and a large field of Democratic challengers, but when Del. Todd Pillion told a group of Republicans that this election “is easily the most important that we’ve seen in a generation,” he wasn’t talking...
Sen. Jennifer McClellan's new political action committee isn't for a gubernatorial run — at least not yet.The Richmond Democrat launched Virginia United this week with the goal of helping capture the General Assembly.She announced Tuesday morning in a news release that the PAC has already raised $50,000 to support...
In the most recent election cycle, Democrats have been raking in donations from people giving $100 or less, according to a visualization by the Virginia Public Access Project.Del. Danica Roem, D-Manassas, reported $68,875 in small donations, the most of any General Assembly candidate. (VPAP's analysis includes all candidates running...
Beto O'Rourke, the former Texas congressman whose failed bid to the U.S. Senate catapulted him to national recognition, kicked off Virginia's presidential campaign season this week while also lending his name to Democrats' efforts to capture the General Assembly."It goes without saying that 2020 is going to be a...
Gigi Grogan was named after Saint Gianna Beretta Molla, a Catholic pediatrician who refused an abortion despite the threat pregnancy posed to her life. Molla died in 1962, a week after her child was born.Grogan, a student at Virginia Tech and leader of the college’s Students for Life chapter,...