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Dave Brat Names New Campaign Manager

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 07.08.2014 | Politics

Randolph-Macon College economics professor Dave Brat, who defeated House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in Virginia's June GOP primary, announced the hir...

Virginia Senate Approves Minimum Wage Hike

AP | Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Democrats in the Virginia Senate want to increase the minimum wage by 2 dollars an hour. The upper chamber voted 20-20 Tuesday...

Ex-GOP Senator Endorses Democratic Successor In Virginia Senate Race

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.27.2014 | Politics

Former Sen. John Warner (R-Va.) has chosen to endorse Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) over former lobbyist and Republican National Committee Chairman Ed Gill...

Ken Cuccinelli To Forgo 2014 Senate Run

Richmond Times-Dispatch | Andrew Cain | Posted 02.08.2014 | Politics

Ken Cuccinelli, who lost the race for governor, says he will not take on U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner, D-Va., in 2014. The attorney general, who previous...

Jason Linkins

Why Didn't Liz Cheney Run In Virginia?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.31.2013 | Politics

Over at the National Journal, Alex Roarty reports that "Republican officials are grumbling" over Liz Cheney's decision to troop on out to Wyoming and ...

Wined, Dined And Taken To Turkey

Richmond Times-Dispatch | Jim Nolan | Posted 04.01.2013 | DC

Dinners at Ruth's Chris. Free tours of Turkey and Taiwan. Tickets to the Masters golf tournament and Redskins games. Conferences, concerts and convent...

George Allen Hit Over Education, Ryan Budget

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.23.2012 | Politics

Three labor unions launched a new TV ad Tuesday attacking Virginia Senate candidate George Allen (R) on education funding. The spot, "Education," i...

Rove Group Makes Its Biggest Move Yet

AP | KEVIN FREKING | Posted 10.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A conservative Super PAC co-founded by Karl Rove and an affiliated organization are making their biggest buy yet in this year's Senate e...

GOP Senate Candidate Targeted By Union Ads

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Three national labor unions have joined to target Virginia GOP Senate candidate George Allen, going after his position on Medicare and w...

Labor Group Blasts GOP Senate Candidate's 'Racist' Past

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 09.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Workers' Voice, the super PAC affiliated with the AFL-CIO, launched an attack Thursday on Virginia Senate candidate George Allen's troub...

Jason Linkins

George Allen Would Like His Primary Opponent To Stop Being So Mean To Him

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.30.2012 | Politics

If the polls are any guide, then former Virginia Sen. George Allen is basically a lock to win the state's GOP Senate primary, after which he will imme...

John Celock

Wisconsin Senator's Surprise Announcement

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 03.16.2012 | Politics

A Wisconsin state senator facing a June primary election abruptly resigned Friday, plunging the Senate into a tie and shaking up the state's political...

George Allen Moves Closer To GOP Nomination

The Huffington Post | Meghan Neal | Posted 03.13.2012 | Politics

Former Sen. George Allen (R-Va.), who is looking to reclaim the seat he lost to Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.) in 2006, succeeded in doing something neither Ri...

Virginia Senate Passes Eminent Domain Proposal

AP | Posted 02.13.2012 | DC

RICHMOND, Va. -- An amendment to Virginia's Constitution that would make it harder for governments to take private land has cleared the Virginia Senat...

Senator Concedes Virginia Race As 20-20 Split Is Official

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.10.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Republican control in Richmond is now official. Virginia state Sen. Edd Houck (D) will not seek a recount of votes from Tuesday's genera...

Why Virginia Democrats Lost the State Senate

Peter Rousselot | Posted 01.09.2012 | DC
Peter Rousselot

Virginia Democrats are at a crossroads: do we want to continue to live in the "Old Virginny," or will we summon the will to make the fundamental changes needed to compete in the "New Virginny"? That choice is now up to us.

One Va. Senate Seat In Question With 20-20 Chamber Split Possible

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.09.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The balance of power in the Virginia legislature remained uncertain following Tuesday's general election with one too-close-to-call Sena...

2011 Virginia Elections: Live Updates

Virginia Public Access Project | Posted 01.08.2012 | DC

Complete election results from the Virginia Public Access Project. ...

McDonnell Stands To Gain Most From GOP Legislative Sweep In Va.

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.07.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Tuesday is Election Day in Virginia. But with voter turnout expected to be low, it's hard to forecast exactly who will show up to the po...

Bill Clinton Fundraiser Nets $1 Million For Virginia Democrats

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.28.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- With money pouring into Virginia legislative races, former President Bill Clinton on Friday helped Democrats in the commonwealth raise $...

Va. 2011 Elections: Romney Joins McDonnell In Fairfax

The Huffington Post | Michael Grass | Posted 12.26.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Less than two weeks before Virginia voters go to the polls, some national Republican starpower visited the all-important D.C. suburbs to...

Virginia Tea Party Targets Democrats In Television Ad

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.24.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- With Virginia's legislative elections two weeks away, Tea Party activists are targeting Democratic state Senate candidates in Northern V...

Sam Stein

Tim Kaine 'Increasingly Likely' To Run For Senate But No Decision Yet

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Top Democratic officials say Democratic National Committee Chair Tim Kaine is “increasingly likely” to announce a run for the Virgin...

Sam Stein

Harry Reid Encouraging Tim Kaine To Run For Virginia Senate Seat

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has privately encouraged Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine to launch a bid for...

VA-Sen: 49% Webb (D), 45% Allen (R) (PPP 11/10-13)

Huffington Post | Brad J Shannon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

PPP 11/10-13/10; 551 voters, 4.2% margin of error Mode: Automated phone (PPP PDF) Virginia 2012 Senate 49% Webb (D), 45% Allen (R) 49% Webb (D), 39%...