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VaNews for 2020 US President - Regular General and 2020 US President - Regular Primary

Vulnerable House Democrats Wary of Campaigning for Medicare for All in 2020

By NATALIE ANDREWS AND ELIZA COLLINS, Wall Street Journal (Subscription Required)

Some Democratic lawmakers key to holding the House majority worry that the health-care pledges made by Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders could hurt their re-election chances....Democratic Rep. Elaine Luria, who beat a GOP incumbent last year, said she recently voiced her opposition for Medicare for All in a town hall meeting in her coastal Virginia district. She received a standing ovation.

VaNews October 31, 2019

Pence to promote Trump’s trade policies in Virginia

Associated Press

Vice President Mike Pence is coming to central Virginia to promote President Donald Trump’s trade policies. America First Policies announced Monday that Pence would visit a manufacturing company in Louisa on Saturday. The group is a nonprofit founded to support Trump’s policy agenda. Pence is also set to headline a campaign rally Saturday in Virginia Beach to help local GOP candidates ahead of next week’s election.

VaNews October 29, 2019

Presidential hopeful Amy Klobuchar campaigns for Del. Hala Ayala in mid-county area

By JILL PALERMO, Prince William Times

U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar became the third 2020 presidential candidate to visit Prince William County Sunday when she rallied a group of about 50 Democratic candidates and supporters during an afternoon canvass launch in the mid-county area.

VaNews October 28, 2019

Kamala Harris stumps for late-term abortion Virginia Democrat ahead of state elections

By NAOMI LIM, Washington Examiner

Kamala Harris took a break from the 2020 campaign trail to gin up supporters of the Virginia state lawmaker who earlier this year introduced controversial late-term abortion legislation. The California senator and White House hopeful, 55, praised Del. Kathy Tran, who is seeking reelection on Nov. 5 when Virginians head to the polls for the state's slew of elections, at Tran's canvass launch on Sunday.

VaNews October 28, 2019

Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren drew thousands to town hall in Norfolk

By ALISSA SKELTON, Virginian-Pilot (Metered Paywall - 2 articles a month)

Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren promised to root out corruption in Washington during a campaign event Friday night at Old Dominion University. It was Warren’s first town hall since Tuesday’s Democratic debate in Ohio, and her second visit to Virginia this campaign season.

VaNews October 19, 2019

Impeachment Support Grows, but So Does the Public Divide

By SHERYL GAY STOLBERG, New York Times (Metered Paywall - 1 to 2 articles a month)

CULPEPER, Va. — Over lunch at the Frost Cafe, a corner diner in a picturesque pocket of Virginia that President Trump won handily in 2016, opinion over his impeachment is as varied as anywhere in the country. Garland Gentry, 74, a pro-Trump retiree, declared the House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry “another in a long line of hoaxes,” while Cindy Rafala, 59, a therapist, sat nearby and wondered, “If we don’t impeach, then what are our principles?”

VaNews October 14, 2019

Cory Booker campaigns for Del. Hala Ayala in 51st District

By EMILY SIDES, Prince William Times

Sen. Cory Booker, one of more than a dozen candidates in the crowded 2020 presidential primary, talked Saturday about the importance of getting involved with elections at the largest canvass event for Del. Hala Ayala.

VaNews September 30, 2019

UMW survey shows Democratic hopefuls hold big leads over Trump in Virginia

By SCOTT SHENK, Free Lance-Star (Metered Paywall - 10 articles a month)

The four leading Democratic candidates for president each hold double-digit leads over President Donald Trump in Virginia with more than a year to go before the election, according to a University of Mary Washington poll released Thursday.

VaNews September 27, 2019

It’s on: Va. voters flip switch for ‘off-off-year’ elections

By LAURA VOZZELLA, Washington Post (Metered Paywall - 3 articles a month)

Sarabeth Spasojevich voted faithfully for president every four years but, like many Virginia Democrats, skipped the elections in between. Then Donald Trump won the White House, and her voting habits were transformed. She went to the polls in 2017, part of an anti-Trump tsunami that put a Democrat in the governor’s mansion and flipped 15 seats in the House of Delegates.

VaNews September 16, 2019

Trump’s border wall funding plan hits military construction projects in Hampton Roads

By HUGH LESSIG, Daily Press (Metered Paywall - 1 article a month)

About $77 million will be diverted from four military construction projects in Hampton Roads to help pay for President Donald Trump’s border wall, Virginia’s two senators said Wednesday. A cyber operations facility at Langley Air Force Base in Hampton will lose $10 million and face possible startup delays. Another $18.5 million will be siphoned away from a project to replace a hazardous materials warehouse at Naval Station Norfolk.

VaNews September 5, 2019