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IT'S 12 — NO, 13 — FOR YANCEY AS VOTE CERTIFICATION BEGINS

By REEMA AMIN AND DAVE RESS, Daily Press (Metered Paywall - 5 articles a month)

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.

VaNews November 9, 2017



YANCEY HOLDS 12-VOTE LEAD IN 94TH; SIMONDS WILL SEEK RECOUNT

By REEMA AMIN, Daily Press (Metered Paywall - 5 articles a month)

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.

VaNews November 8, 2017



MORE LATE, BIG MONEY IN PENINSULA HOUSE RACES

By DAVE RESS, Daily Press (Metered Paywall - 5 articles a month)

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.

VaNews November 3, 2017



BIG MONEY FLOODS LOCAL HOUSE RACES

By REEMA AMIN AND DAVE RESS, Daily Press (Metered Paywall - 5 articles a month)

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.

VaNews November 1, 2017



HEALTH CARE A FOCAL POINT AT 94TH DISTRICT DEBATE

By REEMA AMIN, Daily Press (Metered Paywall - 5 articles a month)

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.

VaNews October 31, 2017



FAMILIAR FACES, PLUS A THIRD, IN 94TH HOUSE DISTRICT RACE

By REEMA AMIN, Daily Press (Metered Paywall - 5 articles a month)

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:

VaNews October 23, 2017



IN THE 94TH; WORKING THE GRASS ROOTS AND THE PARTY

By DAVE RESS, Daily Press (Metered Paywall - 5 articles a month)

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.

VaNews October 18, 2017



HOW INTERESTED ARE VA. DEMOCRATS IN THE 94TH HOUSE RACE?

By DAVE RESS, Daily Press (Metered Paywall - 5 articles a month)

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

VaNews September 20, 2017



NEWPORT NEWS' SIMONDS IS DEMOCRATS' PICK FOR 94TH DISTRICT

By DAVE RESS, Daily Press (Metered Paywall - 5 articles a month)

Democrats in the 94th House of Delegates District picked Shelly Simonds as their nominee to replace Zack Wittkamp, who withdrew from the race late last month. Simonds will face Del. David Yancey, R-Newport News, and Libertarian Party candidate Michael D. Bartley in the November election.

VaNews August 9, 2017



SIMONDS SEEKING DEMOCRATIC NOD IN 94TH HOUSE DISTRICT

By DAVE RESS, Daily Press (Metered Paywall - 5 articles a month)

One candidate has emerged, hoping to be the Democratic challenger to Del. David Yancey, R-Newport News, and another city resident is seriously considering making a bid as well. The party has had to reopen its nomination process because candidate Zack Wittkamp withdrew from the race this weekend.

VaNews August 2, 2017