Virginia Democrats continue to make abortion rights a central issue of their statewide campaigns. Wednesday afternoon, Attorney General Mark Herring held a virtual news conference with Delaware Attorney General Kathy Jennings, and Virginia State Sen. Jennifer Boysko.
Members of Virginia’s Redistricting Commission have just two weeks until another round of public hearings and three weeks until they must vote on new legislative maps. And their effort is still very much a work in progress.
A Republican candidate for the Virginia House of Delegates has apologized after tweeting a derogatory comment about the appearance of House Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn that some Democrats said was an antisemitic attack.
One day after Republican Glenn Youngkin addressed the state’s sheriffs, Democrat Terry McAuliffe took his turn in front of the group. McAuliffe defended his record on public safety during a session that included a testy exchange with a local law enforcement official.
This will be an important week in the race for governor. Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Glenn Youngkin meet in their first debate on Thursday and early voting begins on Friday. Tuesday was a busy day as well.
The Democrats running for statewide office say their Republican opponents will ban abortion and defund Planned Parenthood. And during a news conference Tuesday afternoon in Richmond, they argued that new abortion restrictions in Texas should tell Virginians what’s at stake in the November election.
Republican candidate for Governor Glenn Youngkin has released a ‘Day One Gameplan,” he says will provide tax relief to Virginians, and make major improvements in education, economic development, public safety and government efficiency.
Democrat Terry McAuliffe is now urging all Virginia school systems to require COVID vaccinations for teachers and staff, while his opponent, Republican Glenn Youngkin, says it should be an individual decision.
With a special session of the Virginia General Assembly set to begin on Monday, Republican candidate for Governor Glenn Youngkin has called on state lawmakers to return $1.5 Billion of the state’s surplus to taxpayers.
Earlier this month, Republican Glenn Youngkin decided not to participate in a Virginia Bar Association debate at the Homestead Resort. Now, Democrat Terry McAuliffe says he won’t take part in a debate involving Liberty University.
Virginia Republicans say GOP lawmakers and the people they represent are being shut out of the legislative process. They made that claim Tuesday, with the special session of the General Assembly now just days away.
A political event next month in Lynchburg is the latest flashpoint in the governor’s race. On Tuesday, Democratic leaders criticized Republican Glenn Youngkin for agreeing to take part in an Election Integrity Rally, organized by the 5th District Republican Committee.
A new coalition hopes to make the high cost of prescription drugs an issue in the fall campaign.The group Virginians for Affordable Medicine includes nine organizations concerned with access to prescription drugs.
Governor Ralph Northam says Virginia will spend $700 million in federal funding to deliver universal access to broadband over the next three years. Northam and U.S. Senator Mark Warner unveiled the plan during a news conference Friday afternoon in Abingdon.
Terry McAuliffe and Glenn Youngkin are meeting supporters across the state, and making appearances on television. But Virginia Tech Professor and WDBJ7 Political Analyst Bob Denton says organizing at the grass roots level is also critically important at this point in the campaign.
Roanoke Delegate Sam Rasoul has put his bid for Lieutenant Governor behind him. Now the Democratic lawmaker is focused on the special session of the legislature and a return to Richmond in early August.