Elections http://wvtf.org en Replacing the House Majority Leader http://wvtf.org/post/replacing-house-majority-leader <p>Some conservatives are asking for a delay in the race to replace Eric Cantor as House majority leader over disagreements on immigration reform.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>While Cantor was attacked for supporting "amnesty" in the final weeks of the campaign, Virginia Democratic Senator Tim Kaine says it wasn't a deciding factor in his primary loss.</p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 20:25:07 +0000 Matt Laslo 22781 at http://wvtf.org Replacing the House Majority Leader Cantor Defeated In Primary, Leaving Majority Leader Position http://wvtf.org/post/cantor-defeated-primary-leaving-majority-leader-position <p></p><p></p><p>A political bombshell hit Virginia as U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost his re-election bid to a political newcomer, Randolph-Macon Economics Professor David Brat.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 15:23:41 +0000 Anne Marie Morgan 22700 at http://wvtf.org Cantor Defeated In Primary, Leaving Majority Leader Position Ethics Reform at the Capitol http://wvtf.org/post/ethics-reform-capitol <p></p><p>Slightly more than two months after taking office, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe is responding to questions about ethics reform …as former Governor Bob McDonnell awaits a trial this summer involving gift-giving.&nbsp;&nbsp;The scandal prompted the General Assembly to pass and send to the Governor new ethics reform legislation, which now awaits his signature, amendments, or veto.&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;</p><p></p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 14:13:31 +0000 Tommie McNeil 19249 at http://wvtf.org Ethics Reform at the Capitol Legislation Aims for Voting Ease http://wvtf.org/post/legislation-aims-voting-ease <p>Voting could be easier if one Virginia lawmaker has his way.&nbsp; One proposal would&nbsp; allow absentee ballots from anyone who’d like to vote early – and another that could lead to voting by mail.</p><p></p> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 20:35:00 +0000 Sandy Hausman 16146 at http://wvtf.org Legislation Aims for Voting Ease Mark Herring is Virginia's Next Attorney General http://wvtf.org/post/mark-herring-virginias-next-attorney-general <p>The election and recount behind him, Attorney General-elect Mark Herring is for the first time officially able to set the stage for how he will run that office.&nbsp;&nbsp;During a media briefing late Wednesday, Herring thanked Senator Mark Obenshain for his gracious concession, discussed how he plans to work with Obenshain and other lawmakers, and gave reassurances that he will keep his campaign promises.</p> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 12:28:36 +0000 Tommie McNeil 14873 at http://wvtf.org Mark Herring is Virginia's Next Attorney General