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Thursday, Aug 2, 2012 at 10:00 AM
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By Jim Iovino

NBC4, Fairfax Co.Chamber to Host Va. Senate Debate

NBC4, Fairfax Co.Chamber to Host Va. Senate Debate

The Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce and NBC4 will host a political debate in September between two candidates for the U.S. Senate seat from Virginia. Read »

Thursday, Jul 26, 2012 at 10:27 PM
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By Bob Lewis

Big-Business Ad Hits Kaine After Endorsing Allen

Big-Business Ad Hits Kaine After Endorsing Allen

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce began airing a new ad attacking Democrat Tim Kaine Thursday, one day after it endorsed Republican George Allen in Virginia's Senate race. Read »

Thursday, Jul 19, 2012 at 1:07 PM
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By Evan Pioch

Poll: Va. Senate Race Too Close to Call

Poll: Va. Senate Race Too Close to Call

The presidential race is heating up, but so is the race for the U.S. Senate seat in Virginia. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 17, 2012 at 7:18 PM
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By Perry Stein

PM Read: Gray Supporters to Hold Rally

PM Read: Gray Supporters to Hold Rally

Two local religious leaders are organizing a rally in the D.C. mayor's support at 11 a.m. on Wednesday in front of the John A. Wilson Building on Pennsylvania Avenue. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 17, 2012 at 12:00 PM
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By Perry Stein

AM Read: Cuccinelli Slams Kaine Over Alleged Connection To Murderer

AM Read: Cuccinelli Slams Kaine Over Alleged Connection To Murderer

Cuccinelli released an affidavit that Kaine wrote in 1988 and was subsequently used in the defense against convicted double murderer Jens Soering in his efforts to fight extradition to the United States in 1988.... Read »

Wednesday, Jul 11, 2012 at 8:15 PM
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By Perry Stein

PM Read: Would Gray Have Won Without Illegal Funds?

PM Read: Would Gray Have Won Without Illegal Funds?

If the illegal $653,000 shadow campaign never happened, would Vincent Gray still have beaten incumbent Adrian Fenty? Read »

Thursday, Jun 14, 2012 at 3:27 PM
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By BOB LEWIS

Independent Ad Attacks Kaine as Obama Acolyte

Independent Ad Attacks Kaine as Obama Acolyte

A conservative group has begun a two-week run of ads across Virginia accusing Democratic Senate candidate Tim Kaine of selling out Virginia to advance President Barack Obama's priorities in Washington. Read »

Monday, Jun 11, 2012 at 8:59 AM
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By Perry Stein

AM Read: What's Next for D.C. Politics?

AM Read: What's Next for D.C. Politics?

Local columnists weigh in following Kwame Brown's guilty plea. Read »

Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 6:33 PM
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By Perry Stein

PM Read: Kaine Out-Fundraises Allen in Senate Race

PM Read: Kaine Out-Fundraises Allen in Senate Race

Democratic Senate nominee Tim Kaine has once again out raised his likely Republican opponent in the Virginia Senate race, George Allen, in the pre-primary filing period in the second quarter. Read »

Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at 1:09 PM
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By Perry Stein

AM Read: People on Gov't Assistance at Record High in Md.

AM Read: People on Gov't Assistance at Record High in Md.

The number of Maryland families relying on government support to stay afloat has reached a record high. 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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