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

Beto O’Rourke stumps in Virginia for Democrats in pivotal state elections

By ANTONIO OLIVO, Washington Post (Metered Paywall - 3 articles a month)

Virginia Democrat Dan Helmer got a boost in his bid to unseat Del. Tim Hugo when presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke appeared by his side over the Labor Day weekend to whip up voter enthusiasm in a pivotal state election this November. O’Rourke traveled throughout the state over the weekend, driving home the message that national Democrats want to flip control of the Virginia legislature in part to build momentum for the race for the White House.

VaNews September 4, 2019

O'Rourke visits Bland — the county in Virginia that voted strongest for Trump

By AMY FRIEDENBERGER, Roanoke Times (Metered Paywall - 5 articles a month)

When Tommy Dunn got the call earlier this week that Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke wanted to meet voters at his diner and convenience store, he had to check his hearing. “Beto O’Rourke wants to come here, to Bland County?” Dunn asked in disbelief.

VaNews September 2, 2019

Beto O'Rourke holds town hall at Virginia Tech


Hundreds of students and people from the community made their way to Virginia Tech to listen to democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke.

VaNews September 2, 2019

At Richmond fundraiser, Biden says he wouldn't be running if it weren't for Charlottesville

By GRAHAM MOOMAW, Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 7 articles a month)

Former Vice President Joe Biden said Tuesday that he would not be seeking the presidency if it weren’t for the white supremacist violence that occurred in Charlottesville in August 2017 and President Donald Trump’s response to it.

VaNews August 28, 2019

Trump approval hits new low among Virginians in Roanoke College poll

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

Virginians’ dislike of President Trump is getting worse, according to a new statewide poll that suggests the headwinds Republicans could face in crucial legislative elections this fall.

VaNews August 27, 2019

Trump Campaign Seeks to Mobilize Women in 2020 Battleground States


President Donald Trump's re-election campaign hosted events in 2020 battleground states on Thursday to mobilize and train suburban women, an important voting bloc that defected from Republicans during last year's congressional contests....Jessie Jane Duff, a member of the advisory board for the Trump campaign's women coalition, told about 100 mostly white women packed into the basement of the Fairfax County Republican Party headquarters in Virginia that "the greatest threat to Democrats are right here. Women."

VaNews August 23, 2019

Joe Biden coming to Richmond next week for fundraiser

By GRAHAM MOOMAW, Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 7 articles a month)

Former Vice President Joe Biden, the Democratic front-runner for the 2020 presidential nomination, will travel to Richmond next week for a fundraiser, according to the Biden campaign. The event is scheduled for Tuesday, but no other details were available on the time and location. A Biden campaign spokeswoman said a decision had not been made on whether the event will be open to the press.

VaNews August 22, 2019