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Democrat Carroll Foy files to run for Virginia governor

Apr. 7, 2020 7:58 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Democratic state Del. Jennifer Carroll Foy has filed paperwork to run what could be a history-making campaign to become Virginia's first woman governor and the first African-American female governor in the United States. Carroll Foy, an attorney and two-term member of the House of...

Lally Doerrer, left, and neighbors Douglas and Marlene Groll, watch Joe Biden during his Illinois virtual town hall, in her living room Friday, March 13, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Biden virtual town hall marks new normal for campaigning

Mar. 13, 2020 8:18 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Joe Biden held a town hall in Illinois — or at least tried to — from 800 miles away in Delaware. Bernie Sanders is staging daily news conferences from Vermont, instead of his usual rallies around the country with thousands of supporters. The global coronavirus pandemic has...

Not going away: Virginia Tech families fight for gun control

Mar. 8, 2020 9:01 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — She made a commitment a long time ago, so Lori Haas calmly stood up from her chair, put down her stack of notes and approached a table of state legislators. “For 12 years, I’ve stood in this building and in many of these meetings pleading and pleading and pleading for...

Journey Vaughn, 6, left, watches Tamara Vaughn vote in the state's Democratic presidential primary election at Phoebus High School in Hampton, Va., Tuesday, March 3, 2020. (Jonathon Gruenke/The Virginian-Pilot via AP)

Joe Biden wins Virginia Democratic presidential primary

Mar. 3, 2020 10:08 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden decisively won Virginia's Democratic presidential primary Tuesday, reaffirming the state's preference for moderate candidates over more progressive ones. With almost all the votes counted, Biden won about 53% of the vote and virtually every county in the...

Virginia politicians stuck in elevator on way to Biden event

Mar. 2, 2020 10:56 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney had a good excuse for being late to a news conference for presidential hopeful Joe Biden: they were stuck in an elevator. A smiling McAuliffe tweeted a photo of himself with Stoney and nine other people crammed into...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a primary night election rally in Columbia, S.C., Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Biden fights for momentum in Democrats' shifting primary

Mar. 1, 2020 9:51 PM EST

SELMA, Ala. (AP) — An emboldened Joe Biden tried to cast himself as the clear moderate alternative to progressive Bernie Sanders on Sunday as the Democrats' shrinking presidential field raced toward Super Tuesday. One of Biden's leading moderate rivals, former South Bend, Indiana, mayor Pete Buttigieg,...

Virginia man sentenced to 6 life terms gets his freedom

Mar. 1, 2020 9:00 AM EST

JARRATT, Va. (AP) — Originally sentenced to more than six life terms in prison for his part in an armed robbery, Travion Blount was never supposed to be released. But there he was Thursday, walking out of Greensville Correctional Center in Jarratt. “Hey ma,” Blount, 29, said before embracing...

Supporters cheer at a primary election night rally for Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden in Columbia, S.C., Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Takeaways from the South Carolina primary: Joementum

Mar. 1, 2020 12:48 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — South Carolina provided Joe Biden with a lifeline he desperately needed, propelled by the power of the black vote, but his victory does not necessarily provide clarity to the race. Both Pete Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, and Sen. Amy Klobuchar finished well behind...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden takes photos with supporters at a campaign event at Saint Augustine's University in Raleigh, N.C., Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Biden wins South Carolina, aims for Super Tuesday momentum

Mar. 1, 2020 12:09 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Joe Biden scored a thundering victory Saturday in South Carolina’s Democratic primary on the strength of African American support, a decisive win that could force moderate rivals out of the race and blunt the rise of progressive leader Bernie Sanders. Biden's win came at a...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a primary night election rally in Columbia, S.C., Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, after winning the South Carolina primary. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

The Latest: Biden adviser says 2 candidates have viable path

Feb. 29, 2020 10:03 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the Democratic presidential primary contest (all times local): 10 p.m. A senior adviser to Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden says the candidate's first-place finish in South Carolina signal there are “only two candidates remaining with a viable path to...