Virginia Elections 2017

2017 is a big year for Virginia. We're electing a new governor, a new lieutenant governor, and all 100 House of Delegates seats are up for election, too. 

Stay up to date with RADIO IQ news throughout the year. Primaries are happening state-wide on Tuesday, June 13th; Election Day is happening on Tuesday, November 7th.

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During the election season, Virginia’s two major-party candidates for governor have clashed on everything from environmental issues to health care. This week a new division is emerging on education policy.

Obama to Campaign in Richmond For Ralph Northam

Oct 18, 2017
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Former president Barack Obama will be in Richmond Thursday. As an effort to get out the vote in this year’s race for Governor, he’s hitting the campaign trail with Democratic candidate Ralph Northam.

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Virginia’s Attorney General has sued the Trump administration five times. He’s challenged the president’s decision to end DACA, the so-called Muslim Ban, and the recent decision to end subsidies that help poor Virginians afford health insurance.

Now Mark Herring is up for re-election, and criticized for being too political.

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The latest polls are showing a mixed picture in the hotly contested race for governor. Democrat Ralph Northam has a small but consistent lead against Republican Ed Gillespie in two new polls.

Two Weeks after Vegas, NRA Begins Airing Ads in Virginia

Oct 16, 2017


Almost exactly two weeks after the deadly Las Vegas shooting, ads from the National Rifle Assocation have hit Virginia’s airwaves.