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Cook Report shifts GOP Rep. Dave Brat’s Virginia District to Toss-Up From Lean Republican

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 8, 2018 at 12:00pm 7/8/2018 at 12:00pm
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Rep. Dave Brat (R-VA) caused a stir four years ago when he defeated then-House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in the GOP primary.

Now Brat appears to have his own troubles as The Cook Political Report changed his Virginia’s 7th District from Lean Republican to Toss-Up.

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It’s Official: Senate GOP Campaign Group NRSC “Has No Plans” to Endorse Corey Stewart

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 4:30pm 6/13/2018 at 4:30pm
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Looks like Sen. Kaine won’t have too difficult a time cruising to re-election.

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Sanford out in SC, GOP Piles on VA Senate Candidate, and the guy that won Maine’s GOP Senate nomination

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 7:00am 6/13/2018 at 7:00am
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Last night, primary elections were held in Maine, Nevada, South Carolina, and Virginia.

We won’t dig into every race in every state, but we have provided the high and low lights of last night’s elections.
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Poli Sci Prof: Backlash Against Liberal Smugness Will Get Trump Re-elected

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 1:00pm 5/15/2018 at 1:00pm
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Gerard Alexander, an associate professor of politics at the University of Virginia, recently wrote an article for the New York Times suggesting that when it comes to Trump, liberals are their own worst enemies. It has become a common joke for conservatives on Twitter to respond to liberal lunacy by saying...

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Maryland’s Obamacare Insurers Request Rate Increases Up to 91% in 2019

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 1:00pm 5/8/2018 at 1:00pm

Want relief from high Obamacare premiums? You’re out of luck in Maryland where insurers have asked for a rate increase of up to 91% in 2019.

The state’s health insurance commissioner called the rate increase a consequence of a “death spiral.”

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ATF Investigating Democrat Congressional Candidate Who Sawed Off an AR-15 to Protest Gun Violence

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 9, 2018 at 7:00am 3/9/2018 at 7:00am
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Schadenfreude. Schadenfreude and ALL the giggles.

Karen Mallard, a Democrat Congressional Candidate from Virginia Beach posted a video of herself sawing off her husband’s AR-15 in protest gun of violence after the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting.

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3 hospitalized after suspicious letter opened at Virginia Marine Corps base

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 2, 2018 at 9:00am 3/2/2018 at 9:00am
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Thursday, Kemberlee blogged that a Massachusetts man was arrested for allegedly sending the Trump’s the white powder-laced letter.

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Anti-Israel protesters disrupt Israeli speakers at U. Virginia

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 9:30pm 2/25/2018 at 9:30pm

As we have documented here dozens of times, a standard anti-Israel tactic on campuses is to disrupt events and speakers. The purpose of even a temporary disruption is to intimidate and make clear...

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Train With GOP Lawmakers Hits Truck in Virginia

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 11:59am 1/31/2018 at 11:59am
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A train carrying GOP members of Congress to a retreat has hit a truck. From CNN:

Rep. John Faso, a New York Republican, who was on the train that crashed, said he was able to see the truck that hit the train, and that he was told that injuries were expected from...

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Virginia Random Drawing Selects Republican in Hotly Contested State House Seat

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 4, 2018 at 5:30pm 1/4/2018 at 5:30pm

A hotly contested Virginia House race has a winner — Republican incumbent David Yancey.

Democrat Shelly Simonds was declared the winner by...

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Democrat Candidate Goes to Judge, Attempts to Stop Random Selection in Tied Virginia House Race

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at 8:00pm 12/26/2017 at 8:00pm
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Democrat Candidate Shelly Simonds is attempting to stop the random selection of a winner for a tied Virginia House race.

Wednesday, the names of each candidate will be placed in separate film canisters. Those canisters will be placed into a larger container, then one will be drawn at random. The name...

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Single Vote Margin in Virginia House Race Shows Need to Prevent Even Small-Scale Voter Fraud (UPDATE: Judges Rule It’s A Tie)

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at 12:31pm 12/20/2017 at 12:31pm
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UPDATE: Judges in Virginia have accepted a challenge to one ballot, so now it’s a tie:

Prior coverage:

A recount over a seat in the Virginia state legislature has handed a win...

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Grand Jury Indicts Charlottesville Suspect on 10 Felony Counts

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at 4:30pm 12/19/2017 at 4:30pm
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A grand jury has indicted Charlottesville suspect James Alex Fields on 10 felony counts. From The Associated Press:

An Ohio man accused of driving into a crowd protesting a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville has been indicted on 10 felony counts, including first-degree murder.

Court records show a grand jury returned an indictment...

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Terry McAuliffe for President 2020?

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 1:00pm 11/12/2017 at 1:00pm
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There has long been a lot of buzz about Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe (D) running for president in 2020.  In the wake of Tuesday’s strong showing for Democrats in Virginia, McAuliffe’s potential for a presidential bid in...

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GOP Rep. Goodlatte Retiring at the End of His Term

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 4:30pm 11/9/2017 at 4:30pm
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The GOP has lost another in the House: House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) will retire at the end of his term next year.

Goodlatte is the third committee chairman to announce his retirement. So far, 19 GOP lawmakers have said they will not seek reelection. Roll Call said that around...

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The Virginia legislative results, an anomaly, or the beginning of a trend?

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 8:30pm 11/8/2017 at 8:30pm

I wasn’t very concerned about yesterday’s Virginia gubernatorial election results, because I figured that Northam (D) would win and it probably had more to do with Gillespie (R) being a poor candidate than anything else, plus I consider Virginia a purple state becoming ever more blue.

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Democrat Ralph Northam Wins Virginia Governor Race

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at 6:45pm 11/7/2017 at 6:45pm
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CNN, AP, NBC News have called the Virginia governor race for Democrat Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam in the past few days over Republican Ed Gillespie, 51% to 48%. From NBC News:

Both national parties have spent millions of dollars in Virginia and are closely watching it as an early barometer of the...

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