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Virginia Democrats post strong fundraising numbers in quest to flip General Assembly blue

Virginia Democrats outraised their Republican counterparts in the second quarter, according to recent campaign finance disclosures posted by the Virginia Public Access Project. The differences were most stark at the party level, as the Democratic Party of Virginia raised $690,282 compared to the Republican Party’s $36,385 (yes, you read that right).  The House Democratic Caucus...

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Republicans’ decision to end special session an “insult" to Virginia Beach shooting victims’ families, lawyer says

An attorney representing a man who lost his wife in the Virginia Beach shooting told the Virginian-Pilot on Wednesday that Virginia Republicans’ decision to end this week’s special session of the General Assembly after just 90 minutes was an “insult to the victims’ families.” The session, which was called by Gov. Ralph Northam after the...

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Sen. Bryce Reeves invokes openly gay colleague's sexuality as criticism

State Sen. Bryce Reeves (R-Spotsylvania) found himself mired in controversy last week after he invoked the sexual orientation of openly gay state Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria) and tried to depict him as being “really liberal” and wanting to “radically change Virginia.”  In audio obtained by the Washington Post, Reeves said Ebbin is “from Northern Virginia....

Gun safety advocates rallying outside the state capitol during a special session of the General Assembly in July, 2019.
Republicans abruptly end special session on gun safety after 90 minutes

Virginia’s House and Senate Republicans voted to adjourn the General Assembly’s special session on gun violence on Tuesday afternoon, less than two hours after it began. By adjourning until Nov. 18, Republicans are punting on the issue until after this November’s elections, when all 140 seats in the General Assembly are up for grabs. Democratic...

Gun rights protestors rallying outside the Capitol ahead of Tuesday's special session
GOP Sen. Norment shelves his bill after Republican opposition

Facing widespread opposition from his party, Senate Majority Leader Tommy Norment (R-James City) pulled his surprise bill banning the public from bringing guns from government buildings on the first day of the General Assembly’s special session on gun laws. After shelving the legislation, Norment said the bill “as currently drafted…represents neither my views nor my...

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Watch: How SCOTUS decision on gerrymandering affects Virginia

The Supreme Court recently ruled that Virginia Republicans couldn’t sue over the states electoral maps. Watch to see how that affects Virginia, and what it means for the 2019 General Assembly election.

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Republican Paul Milde under fire for posting "anti-immigrant, anti-human and anti-Semitic" meme

Paul Milde, the Republican candidate for Virginia’s 28th district in the House of Delegates, is coming under fire for a meme he posted on his Facebook that mocked comparisons of migrant camps to concentration camps. The story, first reported by Washington Jewish Week, includes a screenshot of the since-deleted meme, which shows a child in...