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Saturday, Oct 14, 2017 at 10:17 PM

Former Vice President Biden Campaigns for Virginia Democrat

Former Vice President Biden Campaigns for Virginia Democrat

Former Vice President Joe Biden campaigned in Virginia for Democrat Ralph Northam, who is running for governor there. Read »

Friday, Oct 13, 2017 at 2:31 PM

Virginia Voter Registration Deadline Quickly Approaching

Virginia Voter Registration Deadline Quickly Approaching

The deadline to register to vote in next month's election is quickly approaching. Read »

Wednesday, Oct 11, 2017 at 8:06 PM

Party Labels Play Role in Virginia Lieutenant Governor Race

Party Labels Play Role in Virginia Lieutenant Governor Race

In her campaign for lieutenant governor, Jill Vogel is doing everything she can to differentiate herself from the rest of the Republican Party. Her opponent, Democrat Justin Fairfax, says Vogel can't run... Read »

Wednesday, Oct 11, 2017 at 8:01 PM

Obama to Campaign With Northam in Virginia

Obama to Campaign With Northam in Virginia

Former President Barack Obama is set to return to the campaign trail for the first time since he left office with a rally to help Democrat Ralph Northam in Virginia's closely watched race for governor. Read »

Wednesday, Oct 11, 2017 at 6:41 AM

Gov. McAuliffe to Donate Weinstein's Campaign Contributions

Gov. McAuliffe to Donate Weinstein's Campaign Contributions

Gov. Terry McAuliffe says he will donate funds given to his campaign by disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein to a nonprofit that aids victims of sexual and domestic violence. Read »

Tuesday, Oct 10, 2017 at 4:37 PM

Joe Biden to Campaign for Ralph Northam in Virginia

Joe Biden to Campaign for Ralph Northam in Virginia

Former Vice President Joe Biden will visit northern Virginia this weekend to campaign with Democratic candidate for governor Ralph Northam. Read »

Monday, Oct 9, 2017 at 7:01 AM

Candidates for Virginia Governor Set for 3rd, Final Debate

Candidates for Virginia Governor Set for 3rd, Final Debate

The two major party candidates in Virginia's closely watched race for governor are set for their third and final debate. Read »

Monday, Oct 9, 2017 at 6:11 AM

Northam Maintains Leads Over Gillespie in New Poll

Northam Maintains Leads Over Gillespie in New Poll

With just one month to go until Election Day, Democrat Ralph Northam is maintaining his lead over Republican Ed Gillespie. Read »

Sunday, Oct 8, 2017 at 8:12 PM

Pence to Campaign for Ed Gillespie in Southwest Virginia

Pence to Campaign for Ed Gillespie in Southwest Virginia

Vice President Mike Pence will be campaigning in southwest Virginia this week with Republican gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie. Read »

Friday, Oct 6, 2017 at 8:54 AM

Sharp Words Fly in Lieutenant Governor Debate in Richmond

Sharp Words Fly in Lieutenant Governor Debate in Richmond

Virginia lieutenant governor candidates Justin Fairfax and Jill Vogel offered clear distinctions on gun control, the minimum wage and other issues during a debate Thursday that often featured sharp exchanges... Read »

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Julie Carey News4 Virginia Reporter Julie Carey is a News4 reporter focusing on Virginia issues and politics.
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Chris Gordon News4 Maryland Reporter Chris Gordon is a legal analyst and reporter for NBC4, focusing on Maryland.
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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.
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