2018 Midterms

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How the top of an electoral ticket can impact local races down-ballot is a question normally posed during presidential election years. But this year in Virginia a controversial senate candidate could have an impact on tight midterm elections.

It’s a recent night on the campus of Virginia Union University, a historically black college in Richmond.

Senate candidate Republican Corey Stewart, has already made it through an hour of tough questions when local radio host Gary Flowers wraps up with a zinger.

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Candidates for Virginia’s Senate seat tackled the controversial Supreme Court nomination during their final debate Tuesday night.

 

Candidates for the competitive 5th Congressional District met in rural Madison County Thursday night for a debate. Both candidates agree healthcare and the economy are top issues for the area.

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Amidst findings of fraud, a judge in Richmond is ordering the independent candidate in a competitive Congressional race off the ballot this November. Shaun Brown, a former Democrat running as an Independent in the 2nd District, says she will appeal the ruling.

There are still questions though about the involvement of incumbent Republican, Congressman Scott Taylor.