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REPUBLICANS HOLD THE LINE IN ROCKBRIDGE, LYNCHBURG AREA HOUSE RACES

By MATT CHITTUM, Roanoke Times (Metered Paywall - 10 articles a month)

In a rematch of a December special election, Republican Ronnie Campbell easily clinched a first full-term in his briefly held seat in 24th House of Delegates District. Campbell, a retired state trooper and former Rockbridge County supervisor and school board member, led Democratic attorney Christian Worth, by a 2-to-1 margin.

VaNews November 6, 2019



CAMPBELL, RUNION WIN DELEGATE SEATS WHILE THE STATE GOES BLUE

By JEFF SCHWANER AND RILYN EISCHENS,, News Leader (Metered Paywall - 5 articles a month)

Not here. The Democrats fielded Staunton's Jennifer Kitchen against Republican incumbent Chris Runion in an attempt to unseat the Republicans, but the small business owner from Rockingham County rode to a comfortable victory.

VaNews November 6, 2019



DELEGATES ELECTED LAST YEAR RUN AGAIN TO RETAIN SEATS IN ROCKBRIDGE AND ROANOKE COUNTY AREAS

By AMY FRIEDENBERGER, Roanoke Times (Metered Paywall - 10 articles a month)

Less than a year after joining the General Assembly, two Republican legislators from the region are running for reelection. Dels. Joe McNamara, R-Roanoke County, and Ronnie Campbell, R-Rockbridge, who won seats last year in special elections, are facing Democrats next month to earn their first full term in the House of Delegates. McNamara is opposed by Darlene Lewis, and Campbell has a rematch with Christian Worth on Nov. 5.

VaNews October 28, 2019



CLINE PARTICIPATES IN IMPEACHMENT PROTEST

By STAFF REPORT, News-Gazette

Rep. Ben Cline was among the Republican House members who staged a public protest of the impeachment investigations proceedings Wednesday....In a Facebook post Wednesday night, Cline wrote, “I joined my colleagues this morning to insist Speaker Pelosi conduct this impeachment process in the light of day and not in the basement of the Capitol behind closed doors and in secret. While I was not allowed inside the SCIF, I will continue to fight for transparency.

VaNews October 25, 2019



DEMOCRATS JOIN FORCES IN LONGSHOT CAMPAIGN FOR RURAL VIRGINIA

By BEN PAVIOUR, WCVE

Rural Virginia has voted overwhelmingly Republican in recent decades. This year, a group of Democrats running for the General Assembly are trying to chip away at the GOP’s advantage by joining forces. Attorney Christian Worth’s race for a House of Delegates seat centered in Lexington offers one glimpse into the Democrats’s prospects. She lost to the current GOP delegate, Ronnie Campbell, by almost 20% in December 2018 runoff elections.

VaNews October 23, 2019



IN RURAL VIRGINIA, DEMOCRATS CLIMB A STEEP HILL TRYING TO FLIP GOP SEATS

By PATRICIA SULLIVAN, Washington Post (Metered Paywall - 3 articles a month)

Beneath a cloudy October sky, the Clifford Sorghum Festival has it all for rural Virginians: a vintage press extracting juice from a hip-high pile of sorghum canes, a bluegrass band wailing away, raffles to win a hog or a quilt, and in quiet conversations around the church yard, a political candidate seeking to make her mark. Christian Worth, 49, is a rarity in these parts, a Democrat running for a seat in a district where rock-ribbed Republicans have dominated for generations.

VaNews October 14, 2019



CLINE, RIGGLEMAN HOLD TOWN HALL IN BEDFORD

By SHANNON KEITH, News & Advance (Metered Paywall - 10 articles a month)

A lack of bipartisanship in Washington, D.C., immigration reform and the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump were among the topics discussed by freshman congressmen Ben Cline and Denver Riggleman on Wednesday in Bedford.

VaNews October 10, 2019



REP. CLINE MEETS WITH BCPS OFFICIALS

By AILA BOYD, Fincastle Herald

Rep. Ben Cline (R-6th) visited with officials from Botetourt County Public Schools Monday morning at the Central Administration Office in Fincastle.

VaNews October 11, 2019



REPUBLICANS HOLD ANNUAL BARBECUE FUNDRAISER

By JESSICA WETZLER, Daily News Record (Subscription Required)

With a table full of assorted pies and the crisp fall weather to bring in the season, Republicans from across the county and city joined together on Saturday to enjoy each other’s company and raise funds for the party. The 10th annual barbecue fundraiser is a day of celebration rather than a regular meeting, said U.S. Rep. Ben Cline, R-Lexington.

VaNews October 7, 2019



'TRADE, NOT AID'

By IAN MUNRO, Daily News Record (Subscription Required)

U.S. Rep. Ben Cline, R-Lexington, toured Cave View Farm in Weyers Cave along with others involved in the Virginia agriculture industry, where they spoke about how trade deals affect farmers and what can be done to help.

VaNews October 1, 2019