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The Rumble in Richmond

Tom Perriello draws a Bernie crowd. At a town hall at the University of Mary Washington, bearded college kids in flannel buzz at the back of the room, while older voters in khakis and checked shirts
Virginia establishment favorite easily wins Democratic primary

Virginia establishment favorite easily wins Democratic primary

Virginia’s gubernatorial primaries Tuesday were supposed to be close, but even with only half of the state’s counties reporting by 8 p.m. ET, it was overwhelmingly clear who the Democratic candidate

In Virginia, Democrats Win and Republicans Lose

“Sometimes you can actually create as much change with a really transformative loss,” Tom Perriello told the New Republic after conceding Virginia’s Democratic gubernatorial primary to Lt. Governor

Democrats spent $30 million to lose Georgia’s special election

The most expensive House race in history ended in a win for Republicans as Karen Handel narrowly defeated Democrat Jon Ossoff in the special election for Georgia’s traditionally red 6th district.

GOP gubernatorial candidate attacks rival with stolen photo of gang from El Salvador

An attack ad by Republican candidate for Virginia governor Ed Gillespie that warns Virginia residents of the menacing threat of the MS-13 gang features a photograph taken from a Salvadoran news site
How Ed Gillespie Became a Trumpist

How Ed Gillespie Became a Trumpist

The motto of the gang MS-13—“Kill, Rape, Control”—pulsates on the screen, before cutting to a graffiti portrait of Ralph Northam, the Democratic nominee for governor of Virginia. Then a warning:
Trump Is the Cesar Millan of Racist Dog Whistling: Claims Democrat in Va. Governor’s Race Is ‘Fighting for’ MS-13

Trump Is the Cesar Millan of Racist Dog Whistling: Claims Democrat in Va. Governor’s Race Is ‘Fighting for’ MS-13

It’s one thing to put a presidential stamp on a candidate running for office in a swing state, and another to claim that a Democratic gubernatorial candidate supports a murderous gang. Read more...
After 24 hours, GOP nominee for governor in Virginia finally responds to white supremacist rally

After 24 hours, GOP nominee for governor in Virginia finally responds to white supremacist rally

On Saturday night in Virginia, white supremacists returned to Charlottesville. The group carried their trademark tiki torches, spoke of the importance of white power, and chanted “You will not replace

Photojournalist launches online campaign against Ed Gillespie over stolen image

Spanish photojournalist Pau Coll Sanchez launched a social media campaign on Monday targeting Republican candidate for Virginia governor, Ed Gillespie. Coll is demanding that Gillespie to stop using

‘This is a slap in the face’: Gubernatorial candidate omits black running mate from campaign fliers

With less than three weeks to go before Virginia voters elect a new governor, Democratic nominee Ralph Northam sent out a campaign flier this week promoting the top of the party’s ticket that omitted
Ralph Northam Is Taking on Betsy DeVos—by Breaking With Barack Obama

Ralph Northam Is Taking on Betsy DeVos—by Breaking With Barack Obama

On Thursday night in Richmond, Virginia, his first day back on the campaign trail since Donald Trump’s inauguration, Barack Obama will give a stump speech for the state’s Democratic nominee for
Va. Democratic Party Leaves Black Candidate for Lieutenant Governor Off Flyer (Then Blames Him for It)

Va. Democratic Party Leaves Black Candidate for Lieutenant Governor Off Flyer (Then Blames Him for It)

In political campaigns, white candidates can always find a black guy. It’s literally Campaign 101: Most successful white American candidates know that in order to show that you are an open-minded
Can Democrats Win Rural Virginia Voters?

Can Democrats Win Rural Virginia Voters?

Western Virginia should be an easy win for Ed Gillespie, the Republican nominee for governor. It is mostly white and firmly conservative, a long-time base for the state’s GOP. But Gillespie, with his
The voting rights trainwreck on the ballot next month

The voting rights trainwreck on the ballot next month

In 2010, when Republican power was at its low point, two GOP strategists devised a bold plan. By pouring tens of millions of dollars into state legislative races, they hoped to capture key swing
One of the architects of the GOP’s gerrymandering strategy wants to run an entire state

One of the architects of the GOP’s gerrymandering strategy wants to run an entire state

In 2010, when Republican power was at its low point, two GOP strategists devised a bold plan. By pouring tens of millions of dollars into state legislative races, they hoped to capture key swing
The voting rights issue at the center of the Virginia election

The voting rights issue at the center of the Virginia election

If an election is approaching in Virginia, 52-year-old Tammie Hagen can be found riding around Richmond on her bike, looking for ex-felons to register to vote. After spending a total of 16 years
Outlier or harbinger? New VA poll suggest stunning turn for Gillespie

Outlier or harbinger? New VA poll suggest stunning turn for Gillespie

Ground game. The post Outlier or harbinger? New VA poll suggest stunning turn for Gillespie appeared first on Hot Air.
New ad accuses Ralph Northam of being proud of helping sex offenders

New ad accuses Ralph Northam of being proud of helping sex offenders

In a new ad released Friday, Virginia’s Republican candidate for governor, Ed Gillespie, falsely accuses Democrat Ralph Northam of calling “restoring the rights of unrepentant sex offenders one of his

Va. Gov’s race test anti-Trump forces

Virginia’s gubernatorial election stands as a test for the anti-Donald Trump resistance, and whether it can energize voters and donors for the less glamorous races featuring traditional Democratic
Shameless: Latino Victory Fund Ad Features Ed Gillespie Supporters Chasing Minority Children

Shameless: Latino Victory Fund Ad Features Ed Gillespie Supporters Chasing Minority Children

A Latino Victory Fund ad features an Ed Gillespie supporter with a Confederate flag and a Gadsden flag license plate attempting to run down minority children. The ad asks whether President Donald