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2 women vie to make history as Virginia lieutenant governor

Jun. 11, 2021 13:14 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — It's been nearly three decades since Virginia's only woman to win a statewide race held political office. That drought will end in November when voters decide whether Democratic Del. Hala Ayala or former Republican legislator Winsome Sears will be...

Dems: McAuliffe win shows 'roadmap' for beating Youngkin

Jun. 09, 2021 19:43 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Terry McAuliffe outperformed his own campaign’s expectations, winning every city and county as he coasted to victory in the Democratic primary for Virginia governor, an election his party said showed persistent enthusiasm among its voters even in a post-Trump era. ...

McAuliffe wins Democratic nomination for Virginia governor

Jun. 08, 2021 23:43 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Terry McAuliffe, the energetic former Virginia governor and longtime fixture of Democratic politics, won the party’s nomination Tuesday in his quest for a second term in office. McAuliffe will go on to face GOP nominee and political newcomer...

A guide to what's on the ballot in Virginia's primary

Jun. 07, 2021 15:37 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's Democratic voters will pick their party's nominees for this year's three statewide races in Tuesday's primary election, and both parties will settle on nominations for the House of Delegates and local seats. The results, particularly in...

Virginia Dems to decide: Return McAuliffe or chart new path?

Jun. 05, 2021 13:23 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s signature exuberance was on full display as he campaigned on Memorial Day weekend in downtown Petersburg, cracking jokes in a beauty salon, leading a rousing rendition of “Happy Birthday,” and breaking into a dance on a...

McAuliffe still has fundraising lead among Democratic field

Jun. 03, 2021 16:00 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Terry McAuliffe held on to his commanding fundraising lead in the Democratic nomination contest for Virginia governor, and incumbent Attorney General Mark Herring maintained a financial edge over his primary challenger, according to the latest campaign finance filings...

In last debate, McAuliffe's opponents say he won't inspire

Jun. 01, 2021 23:55 PM EDT

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — Terry McAuliffe's opponents in the Democratic nomination contest for Virginia governor sought to make the case during a debate Tuesday that he won’t energize voters in November, while the frontrunning former governor focused on his record and GOP nominee Glenn...

Black women's next targets: governorships and Senate seats

May. 31, 2021 19:42 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Jennifer McClellan remembers her parents' recounting life as Black Southerners enduring segregation and the trauma and triumph of the civil rights movement. It showed her that government can be “a powerful force for improving people’s lives” but...

Democrats seek contrast with GOP's Youngkin in 3rd debate

May. 20, 2021 22:03 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Several Democratic candidates for Virginia governor turned attention to the general election in a debate Thursday, seeking to portray themselves as best positioned to take on Republican nominee Glenn Youngkin. Thursday's debate, conducted...

Justin Fairfax's bid for governor has observers asking: Why?

May. 20, 2021 09:44 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's lieutenant governor, Justin Fairfax, has long had lofty political ambitions, and even after being accused by two women of sexual assault he's pressing forward with a bid for governor. The women’s allegations, which he’s spent two...