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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. ...

Far left Dems Carter, Samirah to lose in Virginia primary

Jun. 09, 2021 14:45 PM EDT

MANASSAS, Va. (AP) — Two of the most left-leaning Democrats in the Virginia General Assembly lost their reelection bids after being defeated in the Democratic primary. Lee Carter, a two-term socialist Democrat who represents the Manassas area, lost to challenger...

Several Virginia House incumbents ousted in primary

Jun. 08, 2021 23:52 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Challengers from across the ideological spectrum ousted or appeared close to defeating a handful of incumbents in the Virginia House of Delegates, including a Republican and several Democrats, in Tuesday’s primary election. The nomination contests...

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...

Democrats defend House incumbents before eyes turn to fall

May. 30, 2021 18:23 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Democrats who have transformed Virginia at whiplash speed over the past two years will be defending their full control of the statehouse this fall. But first, they are trying to get an usually high number of House incumbents past primary challenges. ...

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...