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VA. SENATE BATTLE PRODUCES MORE MILLION-DOLLAR RACES

By LAURA VOZZELLA, Washington Post (Metered Paywall - 10 articles a month)

Spending in 13 Virginia Senate races topped $1 million as Republicans and Democrats battled for control of the chamber, while the number of seven-figure races dropped sharply in the Republican-dominated House, according to a Virginia Public Access Project analysis. VPAP, a nonpartisan tracker of money in politics, produced the analysis Thursday, the deadline for General Assembly candidates to file campaign finance reports.

VaNews December 9, 2011



ELECTION DAY BLUES

By DERRICK PERKINS, Alexandria Times

Don’t expect to see droves stampeding toward local precincts to cast ballots for state and local seats when the polls open Tuesday. It’s an off-year election in which the most hotly contested race is for the nonpartisan clerk of Alexandria’s circuit court.

VaNews November 4, 2011



PROFILE: VA. SENATE MAJORITY LEADER DICK SASLAW

By BOB LEWIS, Associated Press

How Dick Saslaw got to the top of the Virginia Senate's power structure sometimes amazes even Dick Saslaw. He despises warm and fuzzy. The leader of the Senate's thin Democratic majority is not given to glad-handing and doesn't suffer fools gladly. He can fix an adversary in a stare as hard and cold as a gun barrel and pelt him with rapid-fire questions.

VaNews October 31, 2011



GOP HAS CASH EDGE AS VIRGINIA RACES THROTTLE UP

By BOB LEWIS, Associated Press

New state campaign finance reports show Republicans finished September with a substantial cash advantage over Democrats just as races for all of Virginia's legislative seats throttled up for the final six-week sprint to election day. Reports filed Monday with the State Board of Elections and compiled by the Virginia Public Access Project showed sharp disparities in cash on hand for Republicans over Democrats among House of Delegates candidates and among party and leadership political action committees.

VaNews October 18, 2011



VIRGINIA SENATE DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS COLLECTS $2.1M IN 3RD QUARTER

By DAVID SHERFINSKI, Washington Times

The Virginia Senate Democratic Caucus collected $2.1 million in the third quarter of the year as the party tries to fend off hard-charging GOP candidates to hold onto its last bastion of power in Richmond, according to campaign finance figures released Monday. Ahead of Nov. 8 statewide elections, the caucus doled out $1.3 million, according to the nonpartisan Virginia Public Access Project.

VaNews October 18, 2011



BIG RACES, BIG TITLES CONTROL BIG CAMPAIGN DOLLARS

By BOB LEWIS, Associated Press

Top state Senate Democrats have piled up big campaign cash reserves for the fierce final sprint to November's legislative election which will determine whether Republicans take total control of policymaking in Virginia. And they'll need every cent of it to hold off a go-for-broke Republican effort aided by Gov. Bob McDonnell, who has about $3 million to draw from to achieve the GOP Senate he needs to enact his conservative agenda. Campaign finance statements filed by Thursday's State Board of Elections deadline show the six campaign committees with the most cash on hand as of Aug. 31 are all controlled by Democrats.

VaNews September 16, 2011