Michael Pope

Virginia Public Radio Reporter

Michael Pope is an author and journalist who lives in Old Town Alexandria. He has reported for NPR, the New York Daily News and the Alexandria Gazette Packet. He has a master's degree in American Studies from Florida State University, and he is a former adjunct professor at Tallahassee Community College. He is the author of four books.


New campaign finance disclosures are revealing the contours of Election 2019.

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Democrats in the House of Representatives have taken action to raise the minimum wage. But will workers see a benefit?

It’s been five months since Democratic Governor Ralph Northam’s blackface scandal upended Virginia politics.

Now, new campaign finance disclosures show the governor’s political action committee is up and running.


The latest round of campaign-finance documents are shedding new light on the contours of Election 2019.

The House of Representatives is set to vote this week on raising the minimum wage. And, Virginia Congressman Bobby Scott is leading the charge.