• Upstart Perriello Ties Northam in Latest VA Governor Poll

    Upstart Perriello Ties Northam in Latest VA Governor Poll

    Former one-term Virginia congressman Tom Perriello, a surprise late entrant to this year’s governor’s race, is tied with Lt. Gov Ralph Northam for the Democratic nomination in a new Quinnipiac University poll. Perriello, noted for his progressive positions, was thought by most to be a long shot when entering the race in January.  The statistical tie challenges that assumption and that

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  • New Poll Finds Virginians Support Health Care Repeal, Oppose Abortion Bans

    New Poll Finds Virginians Support Health Care Repeal, Oppose Abortion Bans

    New polling also shows Republican Ed Gillespie (left) and Democrat Ralph Northam maintaining a lead for their respective party’s nomination in the 2017 gubernatorial race. A new poll highlights Virginian’s positions on several controversial issues — and the statewide political candidates they want to lead them. The wide-ranging poll from Christopher Newport University, conducted Jan. 15-28, shows more than two-thirds of Virginians

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  • VA Gov. Candidates Weigh In on Travel Ban

    VA Gov. Candidates Weigh In on Travel Ban

    All six Virginia gubernatorial candidates from the two major parties have had something to say about President Donald Trump’s executive order suspending travel from seven predominantly Muslim countries. The four running for the Republican Party nomination have voiced varying degrees of support, while the two seeking the Democratic nod — along with incumbent governor Terry McAuliffe — have spoken

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  • Gillespie Urges Tax Cuts and More Help for Small Business

    Gillespie Urges Tax Cuts and More Help for Small Business

    As the race for Virginia’s next governor heats up, Republican candidate Ed Gillespie is pressing his support for small business and opposition to taxes and regulation. Speaking at a roundtable with a group of Loudoun business and political leaders on Jan. 17, Gillespie said despite Virginia’s $1.2 billion budget deficit, tax cuts are still the best solution. The

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  • Wittman Departure Narrows Governor’s Race

    Wittman Departure Narrows Governor’s Race

    After the surprise announcement last week suspending his campaign for the 2017 Republican nomination for governor of Virginia, 1st District Congressman Rob Wittman leaves the race to be battled by four remaining candidates. The latest Quinnipiac University poll shows former Republican Party Chairman Ed Gillespie with a big lead over his two remaining GOP opponents, Prince William Board of

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  • Political Experts Predict Continued Uncertainty, Government Gridlock

    Political Experts Predict Continued Uncertainty, Government Gridlock

    Virginia, and the nation as a whole, is likely to experience continued uncertainty on issues ranging from health care to sequestration, said George Mason University political professor Tony-Michelle Travis. Speaking before the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce on Dec. 1, Travis said the incoming administration of president-elect Donald Trump is a relative unknown on what it will do on

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