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Groups declare victory

Three Virginia-based free speech groups have filed for dismissal of their federal court challenge to the Virginia Board of Elections’ ban on wearing political messages in polling places. In a joint press release, The Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection ...

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Groups declare victory

Three Virginia-based free speech groups have filed for dismissal of their federal court challenge to the Virginia Board of Elections’ ban on wearing political messages in polling places. In a joint press release, The Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection ...

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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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Republicans urging delegates to come to convention

GOP candidates are beating the bushes to get supporters to Richmond for the party convention May 30. Republicans will choose their candidates at the convention, and nominations for attorney general and lieutenant governor depend on who shows up. According to the ...

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Party faithful will decide Democratic primary

Turnout may be limited for the June 9 primary to choose who carries the Democratic banner in the fall election for governor. Only a fraction of the state’s roughly 5 million voters are expected to vote in the race between ...

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Lawyer seeks state GOP chairmanship

Rocky Mount attorney Bill Stanley hopes to succeed Jeff Frederick at the helm of the Republican Party of Virginia. Stanley, who heads the Franklin County GOP committee, said Wednesday that he will run for chairman at the party’s May 30 ...

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Criminal charges dropped in campaign ad case

A former Roanoke councilman hit with a civil fine for election law violations will not face parallel criminal charges. A judge dismissed two misdemeanors against Brian Wishneff at the request of both defense attorney John Lichtenstein and special prosecutor John ...

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Court could trim Voting Rights Act

The U.S. Supreme Court appears skeptical about the need for federal approval of election changes in Southern states. As The New York Times reports, questions from the justices during oral arguments yesterday suggest the court could strike down “Section 5” ...

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$3,700 is penalty for campaign ad with fake name

Former Roanoke city councilman Brian Wishneff has been hit with a $3,700 civil fine for allowing the use of a fake name in a newspaper ad attacking an opponent in his re-election campaign last May. In addition to the penalty ...

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Clinton brings the faithful to McAuliffe rallies

Those two happy warriors on the left played to modest crowds in Richmond and Roanoke today. About 300 people turned out at Richmond’s Farmer’s Market this morning to hear former Pres. Bill Clinton tout his former campaign leader Terry McAuliffe’s ...

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