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Who are the people running against all those incumbent members of the Virginia General Assembly this year? And just how rich are they?

Are Republicans in Virginia on the verge of moving their position on gun control?

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President Donald Trump marked the 400th anniversary of the rise of American democracy on Tuesday by celebrating "four incredible centuries of history, heritage and commitment to the righteous cause of American self-government." His speech in historic Jamestown played out against a backdrop of tension over his recent disparaging remarks about minority members of Congress and was boycotted by black Virginia state legislators.

A number of events are scheduled to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the first General Assembly session on July 30th, 1619.

Campaign-finance disclosures show business groups and corporations are donating to Republican incumbents in this year’s General Assembly races. But, Democrats are leading in smaller donations.

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