By JACK MOORE, WTOP
In addition to the high-profile race for governor and other statewide races, Virginia voters will be asked to weigh in on a flurry of competitive races farther down the ballot: House of Delegate seats are also up for grabs Tuesday. This election features more competitive House races than at any time in the past two decades, and analysts say the usually local, low-key races are shaping up to be an early barometer of the national political climate nearly a year into Donald Trump’s presidency.
VaNews November 4, 2017
By MICHAEL POPE , WVTF
A handful of Republican candidates challenging Democratic incumbents in Northern Virginia are taking a surprising stand on closing the gun show loophole, which allows unlicensed gun dealers to sell firearms without a background check. Republican challengers to Alfonso Lopez, Kathleen Murphy and Jennifer Boysko. They all say they would vote in favor of closing the gun show loophole. So would Lolita Mancheno-Smoak, the Republican running to fill the seat vacated by retiring Delegate Dave Albo.
VaNews September 25, 2017
By MICHAEL LEE POPE, Connection Newspapers
When freshman Democrat Del. Jennifer Boysko (D-86) introduced a bill she calls Whole Woman’s Health Act, she hoped it would provide women with a fundamental right to an abortion. No statute or regulation would have been able to restrict a woman’s access to an abortion. But that’s not what happened. Instead, the House Courts of Justice dismissed the bill without giving it a hearing.
VaNews September 26, 2017