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From VPAP The most expensive primary contests

The Virginia Public Access Project

The Virginia Public Access Project has compiled the top five most expensive nomination contests in the House and Senate. One surprise: The most expensive Senate primary was one of the least competitive.

VaNews September 19, 2011


Voters send mixed signals

Daily Press Editorial (Metered Paywall - 1 article a month)

"I'm not a politician" was his campaign mantra. Political newcomer and local pharmacist M. Keith Hodges rode an apparent wave of anti-establishment sentiment and rural county angst to upend the GOP's institutional choice, Sherwood Bowditch, and capture the 98th District Republican nomination last night. But GOP stalwarts fared much better in other showdowns. Senate minority leader Tommy Norment trounced self-described tea party challenger Mark Frechette by nearly three to one, while four York County Supervisors fought back primary challenges from newcomers.

VaNews August 25, 2011


Voters go to polls today in sixteen legislative primaries

By OLYMPIA MEOLA, Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 7 articles a month)

Voters in select Virginia localities will hit the polls today to pick party nominees and set the slate for November's general election. Around the state, primaries will be held in seven House of Delegates districts and nine Senate districts, which are at the center of a battle for control of the chamber. Republicans want to wrest the Senate majority from Democrats to secure control of both legislative chambers and the Executive Mansion. All 140 House and Senate seats are up for election Nov. 8.

VaNews August 23, 2011


98th District forum draws large crowd

By MATT SABO, Daily Press (Metered Paywall - 1 article a month)

More than 100 people crammed into the Colonial Courthouse Tuesday night to hear five candidates for the 98th District seat answer audience questions and say why they deserve to be sent to Richmond. The four Republicans, Sherwood Bowditch, Ken Gibson, Keith Hodges and Catesby Jones, and the lone Democratic candidate, Andy Shoukas, answered eight questions from the audience that ranged from whether Virginians should be allowed to hunt on Sundays to what kind of education legislation they would introduce.

VaNews July 22, 2011