Candidates and Campaigns

Last Minute Push Before Democratic Primary

Jun 4, 2013

The day of the statewide Democratic primary is quickly approaching, and the candidates are spending the final campaign week working to mobilize voters in the little-publicized election. 

The two Democrats running for Lieutenant Governor want to expand Medicaid, curb gun violence through a ban on assault weapons, and promote economic development.  Virginia Public Radio’s Anne Marie Morgan gives us a final look at both men who hope to preside over the state Senate:  Ralph Northam and Aneesh Chopra.

Forget the indirect campaign ads produced by PACs.  Virginia's two leading gubernatorial candidates took to the same stage yesterday to let their opponents know exactly where they stand. And while audience members at the Virginia Public Access Project luncheon were leaving, Ken Cuccinelli and Terry McAuliffe were even more candid with the media in attendance.

More than 13,000 GOP convention delegates have converged on Richmond from all over the state to confirm Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli as the party's gubernatorial nominee—and to nominate their candidates for Lieutenant Governor and Attorney General on Saturday. 



 

The Run for Lieutenant Governor: Susan Stimpson

May 13, 2013

More than 13,000 Republicans are preparing to gather in Richmond for their state nominating convention that begins on Friday. 

They will choose their nominees for Lieutenant Governor and
Attorney General—and given the large field, many say it’s been challenging to select only one for each office. 

In the last installment of our election series on the statewide candidates, we meet the final contender, Susan Stimpson—who is one of two women vying for Lieutenant Governor.


 

We round out our election series on the statewide candidates, focusing on the two Democrats running for Lieutenant Governor in the June 11th primary. 

State Senator Ralph Northam and former Obama Administration Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra have distinct backgrounds. 

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