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VaNews for Dave Nutter

Nutter tapped for State Board for Community Colleges

By TONIA MOXLEY, Roanoke Times (Metered Paywall - 5 articles a month)

Gov. Bob McDonnell's office has announced more college and university board appointments, including assigning former state Del. Dave Nutter to help oversee the state's community colleges. Nutter will sit on the State Board for Community Colleges, which governs the Virginia Community College System. The system comprises 23 colleges on 40 campuses across the commonwealth. Under that umbrella stand New River Community College in Dublin, Virginia Western Community College in Roanoke and Wytheville Community College.

VaNews July 10, 2012

Va. Senate battle produces more million-dollar races

By LAURA VOZZELLA, Washington Post (Metered Paywall - 3 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

John Edwards and Ralph Smith stay in state Senate

By MASON ADAMS, Roanoke Times (Metered Paywall - 5 articles a month)

Despite aggressive, well-funded challenges, the incumbents won re-election in a pair of contests for the two Senate districts that encompass the Roanoke Valley. Sixteen-year Sen. John Edwards, D-Roanoke, defeated Del. Dave Nutter in a battle for the 21st District, while Sen. Ralph Smith, R-Roanoke County, beat Brandon Bell to win a second term.

VaNews November 9, 2011

Edwards defeats Nutter in Virginia senate race

Associated Press

Democratic Sen. John Edwards has defeated Republican Del. David Nutter in a key race for Democrats as they try to retain control of the state Senate. Edwards received 56 percent of the vote in Tuesday's legislative elections over 44 percent for Nutter.

VaNews November 9, 2011

Light turnout predicted for state, local elections

By RAY REED, News & Advance (Metered Paywall - 18 articles a month)

An expected low turnout of voters today will pick the winners in a $13 million race for 26 contested seats in the Virginia state Senate. Polls open at 6 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. Surprises await some voters, because redistricting may have put unfamiliar names on their ballots. All area localities except Lynchburg have contested races for some local offices.

VaNews November 8, 2011

Dems, GOP put it all on line in Va. Senate races

Associated Press

After redrawing Virginia's state Senate districts to their liking and pumping millions of dollars into races to protect targeted incumbents, Democrats face a tough challenge Tuesday keeping their slim Senate majority. Only three Democrats are uncontested in seeking Senate re-election while 11 Republicans have no opponent. Seventeen Democratic incumbents have challengers, while only four sitting Republican senators have opponents.

VaNews November 7, 2011

Candidates for Senate eager to sway voters

By MICHAEL SLUSS, Roanoke Times (Metered Paywall - 5 articles a month)

After millions of dollars in spending by political parties and campaign committees, an avalanche of attack ads and slick mail brochures, and appeals from the state's most visible politicians, Virginia voters will decide Tuesday which party controls the state Senate for the next four years. All 140 seats in the General Assembly are up for election in redrawn districts that lawmakers approved earlier this year.

VaNews November 7, 2011

Races to watch in Virginia on Tuesday

By JULIAN WALKER, Virginian-Pilot (Metered Paywall - 2 articles a month)

Virginia Republicans need to capture three more seats in the state Senate on Tuesday to win a majority there and cement their control of state government. Here's a look at the most closely watched Senate races.

VaNews November 7, 2011

Jim Webb helps Va. Democrats in key senate races

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

Look who’s joined the party. U.S. Sen. Jim Webb, who is not exactly known for his love of campaigning, is appearing in TV ads for Democrats as they try to retain control of their fragile majority in the state Senate next week. (Check out his ad for Sen. John Edwards of Roanoke below.)

VaNews November 4, 2011

Progressive groups target six Republicans on education

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

Two groups have sent out campaign mailers to teachers in six key senate districts across Virginia, targeting Republicans who they say will cut education funding.

VaNews November 3, 2011