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VIRGINIA BEACH REP. ELAINE LURIA ENDORSES JOE BIDEN

By PETER COUTU, Virginian-Pilot (Metered Paywall - 3 articles a month)

U.S. Rep. Elaine Luria is endorsing Joe Biden ahead of the 2020 Democratic primary, calling him “battle-tested on the world stage” and pitching him as the candidate most prepared to take on President Donald Trump. Luria announced her endorsement Sunday night along with two other U.S. Reps., both from battleground districts in Pennsylvania: Chrissy Houlahan, of Chester County, and Conor Lamb, of Pittsburgh suburbs. All three share a military background and represent districts that have traditionally been held by Republicans but flipped in 2018.

VaNews January 6, 2020



BIDEN IS ONLY DEMOCRAT CURRENTLY OUTPOLLING TRUMP IN VIRGINIA

By ANDREW CAIN, Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 5 articles a month)

Former Vice President Joe Biden is the only Democratic presidential hopeful currently outpacing President Donald Trump in Virginia, according to a new year-end survey. Trump edges three other top-tier Democrats — Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg, according to a poll conducted by Mason-Dixon Polling & Strategy.

VaNews December 31, 2019



BIDEN PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN APPOINTS VIRGINIA DIRECTOR, MARKING EARLY PUSH FOR NEWLY BLUE STATE

By GREGORY S. SCHNEIDER, Washington Post (Metered Paywall - 3 articles a month)

Former vice president Joe Biden has appointed a campaign director for Virginia, underscoring the state’s status as a prize for Democrats in next year’s Super Tuesday presidential primaries. Biden has tapped Fernando Mercado to coordinate his efforts in Virginia

VaNews December 31, 2019



14 CANDIDATES - ALL BUT DELANEY - QUALIFY FOR VIRGINIA'S MARCH 3 DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY

By MEL LEONOR, Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 5 articles a month)

All but one of the 15 Democratic candidates for president will officially appear on Virginia’s primary ballot, starting with U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J. Booker’s name was the first drawn at random Wednesday from the 14 candidates who filed the necessary signatures and paperwork to qualify, according to the State Board of Elections.

VaNews December 19, 2019



ALL DEMOCRATS EXCEPT TWO FILE FOR VA. PRIMARY BALLOT

By MEL LEONOR, Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 5 articles a month)

All but two candidates in the crowded Democratic field for president filed petition signatures and other paperwork in an effort to appear on Virginia’s primary ballot on March 3. Julian Castro, the former mayor of San Antonio and Obama administration housing secretary, and former U.S. Rep. John Delaney of Maryland did not file by the deadline of 5 p.m. Thursday.

VaNews December 13, 2019



ELIZABETH WARREN CALLS ON VIRGINIA GOVERNOR TO OVERTURN LAW HAMPERING UNIONS

By DANIEL MARANS, Huffington Post

Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) called on Virginia’s Democratic governor to repeal the state’s anti-union “right-to-work” law on Wednesday, adding to pressure from progressives frustrated with the governor’s doubts about passing such a repeal bill. Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) had said at an economic and revenue forecasting meeting on Monday that, despite Democrats winning unified control of the state government earlier this month, he did not “foresee” the party moving to undo the state’s decadeslong status as a hotbed of union hostility.

VaNews November 28, 2019



BERNIE SANDERS SUPPORTER LAUNCHED IMPROMPTU WRITE-IN CAMPAIGN FOR SOIL AND WATER BOARD - AND WON

By PATRICK WILSON, Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 5 articles a month)

Chuck Koch did not have long to plan his first run for elective office. He was working the polls in Fredericksburg on Election Day to gather signatures to get Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders on the Democratic presidential primary ballot in March. A voter mentioned that only one person was running for two spots as a director on the Tri-County City Soil Water Conservation District.

VaNews November 25, 2019



BUTTIGIEG IS FIRST DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE TO FILE FOR VIRGINIA'S MARCH PRIMARY BALLOT

By PATRICK WILSON, Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 5 articles a month)

Supporters of Democratic presidential contender Pete Buttigieg arrived in Richmond on Monday to submit his signatures to get on Virginia’s March 3 primary ballot, making him the first Democrat to do so.

VaNews November 19, 2019



BUTTIGIEG LEADING IN DONATIONS FROM VIRGINIA

By ADAM HAMZA, VCU Capital News Service

With support from former Vice President Al Gore and other prominent Virginia residents, Pete Buttigieg has raised more money in individual donations from the commonwealth than any other candidate for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, has received nearly $950,000 from Virginians, according to data from the Federal Election Commission. That puts him ahead of former Vice President Joe Biden (about $750,000) and U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Bernie Sanders of Vermont (less than $400,000).

VaNews November 19, 2019



DONALD TRUMP JR. TALKS TO LIBERTY UNIVERSITY ABOUT BOOK, POLITICS

By RICHARD CHUMNEY, News & Advance (Metered Paywall - 10 articles a month)

Donald Trump Jr. denounced the effort to impeach his father, U.S. President Donald Trump, as “nonsense” at Liberty University on Wednesday and suggested the whistleblower who helped spark the impeachment inquiry was politically motivated, just as the House of Representatives began the first in a series of high-profile impeachment hearings.

VaNews November 14, 2019