Shelly Simonds, the Democrat who is running behind Del. David Yancey, R-Newport News, by 13 votes in the 94th District House of Delegates race, received the names of roughly 25 absentee voters whose ballots were rejected for Tuesday’s election after she asked for an emergency court order for the information.
But she and the Democratic Party of Virginia did not get the absentee ballot envelopes, so they plan to be in court Monday morning, said Trent Armitage, the executive director of the House Democratic Caucus.
After the Democrats' huge gains in Virginia's legislature on Tuesday, control of the House of Delegates has come down to a Hampton Roads race with a razor-thin margin.
Incumbent David Yancey, the moderate Republican who has represented the 94th district in Newport News since 2011, holds a 12-vote lead over his Democratic challenger, Shelly Simonds. That’s a margin of less than 0.05 percent of the votes cast.
It’s just too close to call.
Tuesday’s election madness added up to a steady stream of voters across the state and Democrats making major gains — enough to question who gets power in the General Assembly.
Control of Virginia's House of Delegates hangs on the 12-vote lead that Del. David Yancey had in the 94th District Tuesday night -- a lead that challenger Shelly Simonds said demands a recount. ...
As of late Tuesday night, 16 formerly Republican seats were swinging to Democrats, who needed 17 to gain a majority in the house.
Bad news if you hate political ads on TV and mailers from candidates attacking their opponents: The money just keeps on a-flowing into the campaigns for Peninsula House of Delegates seats.
An apparent tightening in two Peninsula House of Delegates races has opened floodgates
of money, according to the latest campaign finance reports filed with the state
Department of Elections.
Health care took a chunk of the focus Monday night between Del. David Yancey, R-Newport News, and his opponent for the 94th District race, Shelly Simonds, during a debate just a week out from the election.
During the hourlong debate at Christopher Newport University, Simonds targeted Yancey’s voting record on access to health care for low-income families and women.
Voters casting ballots in Virginia’s 94th House of Delegates District — one of the state’s most competitive — will find the same Republican incumbent and Democratic challenger they had to choose from in 2015. But this year, a Libertarian engineer has been added to the mix. Here’s a look at the candidates:
Post-Labor Day, Shelly Simonds, the Democratic candidate for the House of Delegates’ 94th district — central and northern Newport News — is working the grass roots hard, judging by the large number of small donors kicking into her campaign, despite a late start after the party’s initial nominee dropped out.
Starting late in a race is always tough, so what's in -- and not in -- the newest reports from the race for the 94th House of Delegates district gives a sense of the challenges Democratic candidate Shelly Simonds faces.
Simonds stepped into the race just a month ago, after the Democrats' original candidate, Zack Wittkamp, bowed out