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GOP rivals plan for convention

The three Republican candidates for attorney general are plotting their convention strategy. John Brownlee, Ken Cuccinelli and David Foster have been traveling around the state, soliciting delegate votes and claiming a lead in the race for the nomination, reports the ...

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Redistricting plan killed in House

A plan for non-partisan redistricting that passed the Senate unanimously was killed in a House subcommittee yesterday. According to The Virginian-Pilot, SB926 would have put the task of redrawing voting districts in the hands of a seven-member commission, rather than ...

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Frederick will not seek reelection

Virginia GOP chairman and Delegate Jeff Frederick, R-Woodbridge, will give up his seat in the House. According to the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Frederick has faced continuing attacks on his chairmanship, largely from veteran activists who fault him as not doing enough ...

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Senate approves absentee voting bill

The Virginia Senate today gave approval to an election proposal that had been quickly dismissed by a House subcommittee earlier in the session. Senate Bill 810 would allow qualified voters to vote absentee – without having to provide an excuse ...

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Herring wins recount, takes office

The House of Delegates today swore in Del. Charniele Herring after her recount victory was confirmed by a three-judge panel in Alexandria Circuit Court.  “We only wonder what took you so long,” quipped House Speaker William Howell as Herring was ...

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