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The Post’s Virginia House endorsements

Washington Post Editorial (Metered Paywall - 3 articles a month)

REPUBLICANS HOLD a 59-seat majority in Virginia’s House of Delegates. Now, owing partly to their control of a baldly partisan redistricting process, swing districts across the state have been transformed into safe ones for the GOP. If the result is to further entrench increasingly hard-line, anti-tax, socially conservative Republicans in the legislature’s lower house, many Northern Virginians are likely to be unhappy.

VaNews October 21, 2011

Plum, Cannon Square Off For 32nd Delegate Seat

By ALEX MCVEIGH, Connection Newspapers

Del. Ken Plum (D-36) will face Hugh "Mac" Cannon this November for the 36th district delegate seat. Plum, initially elected in 1982, previously faced Cannon in 2009, which was Plum’s first contested election since 1999.

VaNews October 13, 2011

Warner helps raise money for Democratic legislative candidates

By ANITA KUMAR, Washington Post (Metered Paywall - 3 articles a month)

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner is helping Democratic candidates for the General Assembly raise some much-needed cash in their battle to keep control of the state Senate. The popular former governor, who is finishing a whirlwind tour of the state during Congress’s August recess, has managed to add a number of fundraising events to his eight-day, 39-event schedule. On Friday, he will headline a lunchtime fundraiser for Sen. John Edwards (Roanoke). On Saturday, he will attend both a meet-and-greet for Sen. Phil Puckett and Vern Presley, who is running against Del. Will Morefield (R), in Tazewell, and a fundraiser for John Lamie, vying to replace Sen. William Wampler (Bistol) in Abingdon.

VaNews August 29, 2011