Elections Archive

Obenshain rules out bid for Virginia governor in 2017

RICHMOND Virginia state Sen. Mark Obenshain announced Monday that he will not be running for governor in 2017, clearing the way for a potential run by former Republican National Committee Chairman Ed Gillespie.

Va. Black Caucus calls Frank Wagner comments divisive

VIRGINIA BEACH The state Legislative Black Caucus said Monday that recent comments by Virginia Beach Sen. Frank Wagner were offensive and divisive. Wagner made the comments at a Republican women’s club luncheon at Princess Anne Country Club in Virginia Beach, and they were quoted in a Washington Post story by a reporter who attended.

Political stakes high for Gov. McAuliffe in November elections

RICHMOND Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe's name won't be on the ballot in November's legislative elections in his state, but he'll have a lot riding on its outcome. The former Washington insider has made it a priority for Democrats to retake the Virginia Senate and has focused considerable resources from his political action committee toward a handful of competitive races.

Poll: Voters lukewarm about Nov. elections, but hot on some issues

Most Virginia voters aren't paying much attention to the November state legislative elections but they have strong views about what lawmakers should do when they return to Richmond next year, according to a poll released Friday.

Gov. McAuliffe pulls out of Gary McCollum campaign event to attend funeral

Gov. Terry McAuliffe has pulled out of today's campaign event for state Senate candidate Gary McCollum to attend a funeral for a Virginia State Police trooper.

State Senate candidate Gary McCollum no longer employed at Cox

VIRGINIA BEACH Cox Communications severed its ties Thursday with Democratic state Senate candidate Gary McCollum, who has said he's been on paid leave from his executive position while running for office. "What I can tell you is that effective today he is no longer employed by Cox," Emma Inman, public affairs director for Cox Communications Virginia, said Thursday evening.

McCollum calls bill freezing Dominion rates "disingenuous"

NORFOLK Democratic state Senate candidate Gary McCollum on Thursday criticized a new law sponsored by his Republican opponent, Sen. Frank Wagner, that blocks regulators from reviewing and adjusting Dominion Virginia Power's base electric rates for five years in exchange for keeping those rates frozen.

Longwood University to host 2016 vice presidential debate

The nation's only 2016 vice presidential debate will be at Longwood University in Farmville. The major party candidates are scheduled to face off Oct. 4, 2016 - a month before the election - in the university's Willett Hall, school officials said Wednesday. The nonpartisan Commission on Presidential Debate announced the school's selection along with the location of three presidential debates.

Suffolk residents test city's new voting machines

Suffolk voters on Tuesday could have picked George Washington for president and Patrick Henry for director of water and soil conservation.

Va. GOP: McCollum may have violated state election law

RICHMOND The Republican Party of Virginia on Tuesday said Democratic Senate candidate Gary McCollum might have violated state election law by not reporting payment from his employer, Cox Communications, while he takes leave to campaign.

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