ELECTION 2020

Virginia's State Board of Elections approved a filing deadline extension that could allow two Republican congressional nominees to appear on the November ballot in competitive districts after they failed to file paperwork on time during a coronavirus-disrupted primary season.The board voted 2-1 to extend the deadline for 5th District...
WASHINGTON — Targeted Democratic incumbents from Virginia’s U.S. congressional delegation were padding their war chests as the election year kicked off. The COVID-19 pandemic has altered the landscape for politicians in Virginia and across the country as many have been forced to cut back on active fundraising and campaigning. But...
Three Democratic state senators are pushing a legislative proposal to postpone Virginia's May 5 municipal elections to June, a plan they're pitching as an alternative to Gov. Ralph Northam's call to push the elections all the way to November.Sen. Chap Petersen, D-Fairfax, is behind the idea for a shorter...
Ohio bills itself as “the heart of it all.” And for good reason. It’s as much a crossroads of America as any state can be.It ranges from the distinctly southern folkways and accents at its southern tip near Ironton (ARN’ton to locals), to a distinctly upper Midwestern point of...
Three Republicans with fairly low profiles in state politics have qualified to compete in a June primary for the chance to take on U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., in the November general election, according to the Republican Party of Virginia.The candidates who filed enough petition signatures to be on...
FLOYD — On Super Tuesday, only three Virginia localities voted for U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders over former Vice President Joe Biden in Virginia’s Democratic presidential primary: Charlottesville, Harrisonburg and Floyd County.For observers, the first two make sense: Charlottesville and Harrisonburg are home to the University of Virginia and James...
I feel like a jerk.Like a lot of people, I got caught up in the Democratic primary and whose plans I thought would be best for America at this critical time in history, given what Donald Trump has wrought. On one hand, there’s nothing wrong with that and it’s...
Bernie Sanders stepped onstage in Richmond last week and thousands of people who had shivered in the cold for hours responded with an ear-splitting roar for what seemed like minutes.Overwhelmingly young and predominantly female, the racially diverse crowd was drawn there by Sanders’ populist and progressive promises (government-paid health...
Five days ahead of an important Virginia vote in next week’s Super Tuesday primary, Bernie Sanders appealed to a packed house of youthful voters in Richmond to spurn the Democratic status quo and back his campaign as the next step in the commonwealth’s progressive turn.Riding a crest of early...
Not many people would bet next month’s rent money on the accuracy of the next political horse race poll proffered by the media. Can you blame them?The perception is that recent polls have failed us spectacularly.  Just ask Joe Biden, whom polls showed firmly in control of the Democratic...