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Saxman surprises voters by dropping out of race

Del. Chris Saxman, R-Staunton, abruptly announced today he is withdrawing from his bid for re-election to the House.  According to newspapers in Staunton and Harrisonburg, Republicans expect to nominate Staunton councilman Richard P. “Dickie” Bell to take Saxman’s place on ...

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Deeds vs. McDonnell takes to Twitter

The candidates for governor of Virginia aren’t shy about Twittering, Facebooking, texting and YouTubing their message to the cell phones, computers and PDAs of potential voters, reports the Washington Times. Social media played a prominent role in the 2008 presidential ...

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Candidate quick change in Fairfax

Citing the need to attend to her consulting business, Del. Kristen J. Amundsen, D-Fairfax County, unexpectedly announced last week she will not run for another term.  Quickly stepping up to put a Democrat’s name on the ballot was County Democratic ...

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Deeds to face McDonnell

The Associated Press has declared Creigh Deeds the winner of the Democratic primary to nominate the party’s candidate for governor.  Deeds will square off against Republican Bob McDonnell in the November election. Deeds, a state senator from Bath County, defeated ...

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Democratic primary voting underway

The polls are open today and the battle for the gubernatorial nomination between Democrats R. Creigh Deeds, Terry McAuliffe and Brian J. Moran will soon reach its conclusion. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that early morning voter turnout has been light ...

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It’s Cuccinelli

Virginia Republicans today nominated Sen. Ken Cuccinelli of Fairfax as their candidate for attorney general, turning aside bids by John Brownlee and David Foster. Cuccinelli joins the 2009 ticket led by Bob McDonnell for governor and Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling, ...

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