Sen. Jill Vogel, R-Upperville, says she is looking forward to continuing her work in the Senate following a loss in her bid for lieutenant governor Tuesday.
“I’m really proud of the campaign we ran,” Vogel said Thursday. Her ticket, which included gubernatorial nominee Ed Gillespie and attorney general nominee John Adams, lost out to their Democratic counterparts. The Republican statewide campaign garnered more overall votes than any GOP campaign — successful or otherwise — that came before it. Regardless, Democratic ambition following last year’s presidential election was too much to overcome.
Virginia Democrats Justin Fairfax and Mark Herring on Tuesday won hotly contested races for lieutenant governor and attorney general, respectively, beating back strong challenges from two conservative Republicans and completing a sweep by their party at the top of the ticket.
Democrat Justin Fairfax was elected lieutenant governor on Tuesday to become the second African-American candidate to win the post.
Fairfax, 38, overcame Republican Jill Holtzman Vogel, who raced toward the Trump agenda in the final weeks of the campaign and appeared to possibly be surging.
U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., stopped at Shenandoah University’s Glaize Studio Theatre on Saturday to campaign for Virginia’s Democratic ticket in advance of Tuesday’s election.
Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam, a Democrat, and Republican Ed Gillespie are running to be Virginia’s next governor. Cliff Hyra is the Libertarian gubernatorial candidate. Attorney Justin Fairfax is on the Democratic ticket for lieutenant governor against state Sen. Jill Vogel, R-Upperville. Incumbent Attorney General Mark Herring, a Democrat, is being challenged by Richmond attorney John Adams, a Republican.
The test of whether the nation’s Democrats can turn enthusiasm into tangible victories rested on a pingpong table in the basement of a home in Leesburg, Va., where breakfast sweets vied for space with scores of election packets that dozens of volunteers gathered to deliver to homes of potential voters.
Local political novices and aficionados on both sides of the political spectrum gathered Saturday evening for their respective party dinners in Washington County, Virginia....It’s a tradition, going back a half century, for each party to gather in advance of the election, which is scheduled Tuesday in Virginia.
A year out from the 2018 midterm elections, the two major parties are furiously cramming to learn everything they can about the nation’s political climate in Virginia, home to Tuesday’s hotly contested governor’s race and several congressional battleground contests next year.
Governors’ races are not a perfect match for gleaning the electoral mood in federal races a year from now, but Democrats and Republicans are monitoring key themes in Virginia — and they’re ready to adapt, depending on the outcome.
The race for Virginia lieutenant governor receives far less attention that the contest for governor. But for the candidates and the parties, the outcome will be significant.
Voters in the Fredericksburg region will have a host of statewide and local candidates to choose from in Tuesday’s highly anticipated election.
The race for governor between Democrat Ralph Northam and Republican Ed Gillespie is the main attraction, with many labeling it a referendum on Republican President Donald Trump’s first year in office. It has devolved into a nasty campaign featuring attack ads tying Northam to MS-13 gangs and a child molester and Gillespie to the Enron scandal and white supremacists.
The two major party candidates seeking to become Virginia’s next lieutenant governor are hoping to make their mark in history.
If elected, Democrat Justin E. Fairfax would be the second African-American to hold the post since 1985, when then-Virginia Sen. L. Douglas Wilder was elected.
If elected, Republican Jill H. Vogel, a state senator from Winchester, would become the first woman to win the post since the office became a popularly elected position through a Virginia Constitution change in 1851.