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Wednesday, Jun 14, 2017 at 7:50 PM
Va. Gov. Candidates Put Politics Aside After Shooting

Va. Gov. Candidates Put Politics Aside After Shooting

Northern Virginia Bureau Reporter David Culver caught up with the Virginia gubernatorial candidates Wednesday to discuss the Alexandria shooting. Both men put campaigning on hold in the wake of the tragedy. Watch »

Wednesday, Jun 14, 2017 at 11:36 PM

'Thoughts and Prayers': Politicians React to GOP Shooting

Politicians across the ideological spectrum called for Americans to keep House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and others who were shot Wednesday morning in Alexandria, Virginia, in their thoughts and prayers. The Read »

Wednesday, Jun 14, 2017 at 5:50 AM

Sherwood's Notebook: Suing the President!

Sherwood's Notebook: Suing the President!

Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh is mild-mannered almost to a fault. But don’t mistake that for any weakness. Read »

Wednesday, Jun 14, 2017 at 6:38 PM

Northam, Gillespie Win Nominations for Virginia Governor

Ed Gillespie squeaked by Corey Stewart for the Republican nomination for governor of Virginia while Ralph Northam had an easier path to the Democratic nomination, defeating Tom Perriello. Read »

Tuesday, Jun 13, 2017 at 8:52 PM
Voters Cast Ballots in Virginia Primaries

Voters Cast Ballots in Virginia Primaries

Voters across Virginia got their chance to cast a ballot in Tuesday's primaries. David Culver got a feel for what's motivating some people to vote. Watch »

Tuesday, Jun 13, 2017 at 11:06 AM

Voting in the Va. Primary? Election Day Guide

If you're planning to vote in the Virginia primary, make sure you know your candidates and polling place info. Read »

Tuesday, Jun 13, 2017 at 5:47 AM

2 Virginia Democrats Vying to Be Face of Trump Resistance

2 Virginia Democrats Vying to Be Face of Trump Resistance

Two Virginia Democrats vying to be the face of the resistance to President Donald Trump are squaring off Tuesday in a gubernatorial primary that's come down to a choice between heads and hearts. Read »

Monday, Jun 12, 2017 at 10:19 AM

Loving V. Va: Mildred Loving Never Considered Herself a Hero

Loving V. Va: Mildred Loving Never Considered Herself a Hero

In observance of the 50th anniversary of the landmark Loving decision, The Associated Press is republishing its last interview with Mildred Loving, by reporter Dionne Walker. Read »

Monday, Jun 12, 2017 at 8:20 AM

Candidates for Va. Governor Run on Different Priorities

Candidates for Va. Governor Run on Different Priorities

Virginians are set to head to the polls Tuesday to pick a Republican and Democratic candidate in the closely watched race for governor. Read »

Friday, Jun 9, 2017 at 4:47 PM

Va. Gov. Candidate Tom Perriello Sells Exxon Stock

Va. Gov. Candidate Tom Perriello Sells Exxon Stock

Democrat Tom Perriello says he has sold stock in Exxon Mobile he bought three weeks before launching a run for governor. Read »

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Julie Carey News4 Virginia Reporter Julie Carey is a News4 reporter focusing on Virginia issues and politics.
Chris Gordon
Chris Gordon News4 Maryland Reporter Chris Gordon is a legal analyst and reporter for NBC4, focusing on Maryland.
Mark Murray
Mark Murray NBC News Deputy Political Director Mark Murray is the NBC News Deputy Political Director, NBC News First Read analyst and NBCPolitics.com contributor.
Tom Sherwood News4 Political Reporter Tom Sherwood is a reporter for News4 specializing in politics and the D.C. government.
Chuck Todd
Chuck Todd NBC News Political Director Chuck Todd is the Moderator of Meet the Press and NBC News' Political Director.
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