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Virginia Republican chairman loses McDonnell’s support

Republican state party chairman Jeff Frederick may be on the ropes as party leaders petition for his ouster and the GOP candidate for governor says it’s time for change. But Del. Jeffrey M. Frederick, R-Prince William, is vowing to fight ...

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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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Republican AG candidates tout electability

At a Roanoke forum last evening, each of the three candidates for the Republican nomination for attorney general sought to show why he was the most likely to triumph in the November election.  Ken Cuccinelli, John Brownlee, and Dave Foster ...

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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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ACLU will file amicus brief in Gloucester case

The ACLU of Virginia will add its voice to the Gloucester attorney fee case through a friend-of-the-court brief. Forty Gloucester County citizens who sought removal of four county supervisors were chastised and sanctioned by the judge who rejected their recall ...

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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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Early voting, redistricting proposals are killed

A House of Delegates subcommittee voted along party lines to kill bills that would have provided for no-excuse early voting in Virginia and for a bipartisan redistricting commission. The Roanoke Times reports the early-Monday-morning meeting of the six-member panel brought ...

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House delays seating Alexandria winner again

Charniele Herring was the certified winner of the special election held Tuesday for the seat of ex-Del. Brian Moran, D-Alexandria, who resigned to focus on his race for governor. But House Republicans declined to seat her a second time yesterday, ...

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