Virginia Politics

Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe won't run for president in 2020, meaning establishment, centrist Democrats will have one less option in a nominating free-for-all that so far has highlighted the party's leftward shift.

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Nationally, there’s a lot at stake this November during the midterm elections. In Virginia that political battle is playing out in the 7th Congressional District - a toss-up race that’s attracted national attention.

When the Virginia General Assembly convenes next month, there’ll be a lot of new faces. Among them, New River Valley Democrat Chris Hurst.  His race turned out to be most expensive in state history and part of the blue wave that rafted more Democrats into the house, than we’ve seen in a generation. 

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A dozen House members are packing up their offices in Richmond and headed home after being fired by voters this week. Michael Pope has this look at the unseated.

David Seidel

Roanoke dedicated a downtown plaza to former governor Linwood Holton Monday.  While his ties to Roanoke are a source of pride, Holton’s track record of principle got the biggest praise. 

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