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Sunday, Nov 19, 2017 at 6:01 PM

Few GOP Candidates File to Run in Liberal Montgomery County

Few GOP Candidates File to Run in Liberal Montgomery County

Republicans are struggling to stay relevant in Maryland's most populous county. Read »

Saturday, Nov 18, 2017 at 5:44 PM

Dems Opt for State-Run Primary in Virginia's 10th District

Dems Opt for State-Run Primary in Virginia's 10th District

Democrats will hold a state-run primary next year in their race to unseat Republican Barbara Comstock from a northern Virginia congressional district. Read »

Thursday, Nov 16, 2017 at 1:39 PM

Parties Fight Over District Boundary Lines in Tight Va. Race

Parties Fight Over District Boundary Lines in Tight Va. Race

Democrats and Republicans in Virginia are fighting over district boundary lines for a race that could determine party control in the House of Delegates. Read »

Wednesday, Nov 15, 2017 at 5:41 AM

Big Vote Totals Don't Convert to Wins for House Democrats

Big Vote Totals Don't Convert to Wins for House Democrats

Republicans are poised to keep a slender 51-49 majority in the House of Delegates, assuming they hold onto slim leads in three races that appear to be headed for recounts. Read »

Monday, Nov 20, 2017 at 12:55 PM

Suit Filed for Absentee Votes Not Counted in Stafford County

Dozens of absentee ballots that were found at a post office in Stafford County, Virginia, the morning after this month's election will not be counted. However, the Virginia House Democratic Caucus filed... Read »

Monday, Nov 13, 2017 at 6:43 PM

Provisional Ballot Count Underway for Key Virginia Races

Election officials in Virginia are counting provisional ballots, and the results could change which political party controls the state's House of Delegates. Read »

Monday, Nov 13, 2017 at 8:07 AM

Alexandria Vice Mayor to Challenge Current Mayor in Primary

Alexandria Vice Mayor to Challenge Current Mayor in Primary

Alexandria Vice Mayor Justin Wilson announced his bid for the Democratic nomination to run for the city's next mayoral election. Read »

Sunday, Nov 12, 2017 at 8:55 PM

Kaine Says Democratic Successes Show Rejection of Trump

Kaine Says Democratic Successes Show Rejection of Trump

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine says the Democratic success in last week's Virginia election was like what he had hoped to accomplish when he ran on the Democratic presidential ticket last year with Hillary Clinton. Read »

Friday, Nov 10, 2017 at 8:40 PM

Democrats Concerned About Vote Count in Tight Virginia Delegate Race

Three days after Election Day, some campaign headquarters remain staffed with volunteers, including the race for the House of Delegates in Stafford County, where there are claims some voters’ voices are... Read »

Friday, Nov 10, 2017 at 8:17 PM
Danica Roem on Becoming Virginia's First Openly Transgender Legislator

Danica Roem on Becoming Virginia's First Openly Transgender Legislator

Delegate-elect Danica Roem talks about her Election Day win, transgender people in the military, and Prince William County Board Chairman Corey Stewart's apology to her. She spoke with News4's Shomari Stone Watch »

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