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Republican Delegates Kill Bill Protecting Same-Sex Families

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Republican Delegates Kill Bill Protecting Same-Sex Families

    Republican Delegates Kill Bill Protecting Same-Sex Families

In a 5 to 4 vote vote, a subcommittee in Virginia’s House of Delegates struck down House Bill 1113 that would allow second-parent adoption for children whose parents are not [...]

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State Senate Democrats to use new majority to revive bills(Roanoke Times)

    State Senate Democrats to use new majority to revive bills(Roanoke Times)

Roanoke Times Article There was a lot of political theater on the floor of the Virginia Senate on Tuesday when Democrats used the lieutenant governor’s tie-breaking vote to wrestle control of [...]

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Robert Sarvis announces bid for US Senate seat currently held by Sen. Mark Warner

    Robert Sarvis announces bid for US Senate seat currently held by Sen. Mark Warner

Robert Sarvis, the 3rd party candidate that ran under the Libertarian ticket for governor, said Wednesday he has intention to run for the US Senate seat currently held by Sen. [...]

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Governor McAuliffe rejects Republican calls to appoint special prosecutor to defend Va.’s gay marriage ban(Washington Post)

    Governor McAuliffe rejects Republican calls to appoint special prosecutor to defend Va.’s gay marriage ban(Washington Post)

Washington Post Article Gov. Terry McAuliffe rejected a call by dozens of Republican delegates to appoint a special prosecutor to defend Virginia's constitutional ban on gay marriage following Attorney General Mark [...]

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Democrats now control Virginia’s State Senate

    Democrats now control Virginia’s State Senate

Lynwood Lewis has won the recount for the Senate 6th District seat, throwing control of the Virginia Senate to Democrats and marking the first time in over forty years that [...]

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McDonnell’s aides repeatedly raised red flags on ethics (The Richmond Times Dispatch)

    McDonnell’s aides repeatedly raised red flags on ethics (The Richmond Times Dispatch)

Almost two years ago, then-Gov. Bob McDonnell exchanged email messages with his counselor and senior policy adviser, J. Jasen Eige, about research into a dietary supplement called Anatabloc at Virginia’s [...]

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Still No Challengers for most of Virginia’s Congressional Districts

    Still No Challengers for most of Virginia’s Congressional Districts

Already into an election year and the majority of Virginia's congressional seats are so far unchallenged, The following districts have so far gone without an opposing party or independent challenger 1st — [...]

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Charniele Herring resigns from VA Democratic party chair to run for 8th district.(NBC 4)

    Charniele Herring resigns from VA Democratic party chair to run for 8th district.(NBC 4)

She was elected to represent Alexandria in the Virginia House just five years ago but she's been a rising star, becoming the minority whip there and then the first African-American [...]

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Two polls show Warner has large lead over Ed Gillespie

    Two polls show Warner has large lead over Ed Gillespie

Two early polls show Sen. Mark R. Warner, D-Va. leading Republican candidate Ed Gillespie by wide margins. The First poll from Christopher Newport University has Warner leading Gillespie among registered voters, 50 [...]

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McDonnells enter not guilty pleas in corruption case.(Washington Post)

    McDonnells enter not guilty pleas in corruption case.(Washington Post)

RICHMOND — The former Virginia governor and his wife walked down the hallway of the federal courthouse hand in hand, past a row of reporters and supporters who had begun [...]

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