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GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATES WEIGH IN ON IMMIGRATION

By ALAN SUDERMAN, Associated Press

Immigration policy is becoming an increasingly charged topic in the closely watched race for governor in Virginia. It's a perennial campaign flashpoint in the immigrant-rich Old Dominion. But the issue has gained even greater prominence because of President Donald Trump's hardline stances on visas and deportations.

VaNews September 14, 2017



VIRGINIA POLITICS EVERYTOWN, GUN CONTROL GROUP, TURNS ON SPIGOT IN VIRGINIA ELECTIONS WITH $1 MILLION

By FENIT NIRAPPIL, Washington Post (Metered Paywall - 10 articles a month)

Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund, the campaign arm of one of the nation’s biggest gun control groups, announced Thursday that it would spend at least $1 million in Virginia as part of an “initial investment” to elect Democrats in November. The fund is donating $450,000 directly to gubernatorial contender Ralph Northam, and spending $250,000 on mailers on his behalf

VaNews September 14, 2017



FOR BOTH SIDES OF ABORTION DEBATE, UNUSUALLY HIGH STAKES IN VIRGINIA GOVERNOR’S RACE

By FENIT NIRAPPIL, Washington Post (Metered Paywall - 10 articles a month)

Abortion, a long-simmering issue in Virginia — a purple state where rural evangelicals sharply differ from urban progressives — has been elevated in this year’s gubernatorial contest because of changing dynamics on the federal level. President Trump has vowed to appoint antiabortion judges who could unravel federal protections, turning the power to decide whether women can terminate pregnancies back to governors and state legislatures.

VaNews September 12, 2017



FORMER VIRGINIA FIRST LADIES TALK IMPROVING STATE’S EDUCATION SYSTEM IN LEESBURG

By SYDNEY KASHIWAGI, Loudoun Times

Former first ladies of Virginia, local politicians and some of the top women leaders in education gathered in Leesburg Friday to discuss their vision for public education in the state. The women's event was in support of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ralph Northam's campaign.

VaNews September 12, 2017



GILLESPIE SAYS ‘DREAMERS’ SHOULD NOT BE DEPORTED

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

Republican gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie said Friday that the the 800,000 young immigrants who have been protected from deportation under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals should not be forced to leave the country. He made those comments after initally declining to take a firm stance on the Trump administration’s announcement Tuesday that it would rescind DACA, putting the future of the so-called “dreamers” in question.

VaNews September 11, 2017



GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATES GILLESPIE, NORTHAM DISCUSS CHILDREN'S ISSUES

By DAVE RESS, Daily Press (Metered Paywall - 10 articles a month)

The two gubernatorial hopefuls were light on specifics but big on the need for state agencies and groups outside of government to collaborate and coordinate on children’s needs at the only candidate forum to focus on issues affecting kids and families. Republican Ed Gillespie — whose closing comments at the Voices for Virginia’s Children forum were interrupted by a half dozen people shouting “Deportation, not one more” and “ICE out of RVA,” using the acronyms for the federal immigration agency and the city of Richmond — said the next governor needed to break down silos between state agencies.

VaNews September 11, 2017



DACA, TV SPENDING AND GUBERNATORIAL HOPEFULS TALK ABOUT VETERANS

By DAVE RESS, Daily Press (Metered Paywall - 10 articles a month)

Arguing for Congress to act to protect young people covered by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, Sen. Tim Kaine told fellow Senators about five Virginians who would be affected by President Donald Trump’s decision to end the program.

VaNews September 11, 2017



GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATES TALK ABOUT CHILDREN'S HEALTH AT POLICY FORUM

By MICHAEL MARTZ, Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 10 articles a month)

One group of young people asked questions of Virginia’s major-party gubernatorial candidates about issues important to children’s health. Another group shouted concerns about the plight of so-called “Dreamers” — children of illegal immigrants now facing possible deportation — at the end of Republican candidate Ed Gillespie’s presentation to a gubernatorial forum sponsored by Voices for Virginia’s Children on Friday at J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College in Henrico County.

VaNews September 11, 2017



GILLESPIE REJECTS ‘ALT-RIGHT’ LABEL FOR NAZIS AND KLANSMEN IN CHARLOTTESVILLE

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

Ever since Nazis and Klansmen descended on Charlottesville for a deadly August rally, Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) and other Virginia politicians have described them as out-of-state troublemakers who needed to “go home” and never come back. On Thursday night, the Republican running to succeed McAuliffe said they did not even have a place in political debate.

VaNews September 11, 2017



VIRGINIA REPUBLICANS TO DEMOCRAT RALPH NORTHAM: WHERE’S YOUR TAX PLAN?

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

Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ralph Northam released an ad calling on viewers to go online to compare his plan for economic growth, including bipartisan tax reform, with Republican rival Ed Gillespie’s plan for a tax cut for the wealthy. But there is no detailed tax plan on Northam’s campaign website, aside from his call to lower grocery taxes for poor people and to create a bipartisan tax panel.

VaNews September 11, 2017