The Democratic Party of Virginia is officially urging voters to oppose a proposed constitutional amendment to create a bipartisan redistricting commission that, if approved in November, would redraw the state’s political maps starting in 2021.
Marine Corps veteran Aliscia Andrews will take on freshman Democrat Jennifer Wexton in Virginia’s 10th Congressional District after narrowly defeating three other candidates at the district’s nominating convention.
Bob Good defeated Rep. Denver Riggleman on Saturday, winning the GOP nomination in the 5th Congressional District. On Monday, a state elections official said it was unlikely a late filing by the Good campaign would keep him off the November ballot.
Many people around the Shenandoah Valley and across Virginia cast their ballots on Tuesday or voted absentee ahead of time for local elections, deciding the future of various city councils, town councils and school boards.
Hawaii congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard is suspending her presidential campaign, ending a long-shot 2020 effort that saw her feuding with Hillary Clinton and raising fears among Democrats that she would mount a third-party candidacy.
With the census approaching, some state lawmakers are attempting to alter voter-approved measures designed to reduce partisan gamesmanship when drawing new districts for the U.S. House and state legislatures.
Voters in Virginia’s Democratic primary ranked health care as the most important issue facing the country, well above climate change, the economy, race relations, foreign policy and many other social issues.