Elections

Election 2014
7:25 am
Wed November 5, 2014

Republicans Griffith and Goodlatte Reclaim 9th and 6th Districts

Morgan Griffith

In the 6th Congressional District, Bob Goodlatte beat Libertarian Will Hammer and Independent Green candidate Elaine Hildebrandt to win a 12th term. The Democrats did not field a candidate in this race.

In the 9th Congressional District, in southwest Virginia, Republican Morgan Griffith bested Independent William Carr to win a third term and the Democrats did not field a candidate in this race either.

Morgan Griffith had good reason to look relaxed as he met voters in Radford a few hours before the polls closed.

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Election 2014
6:51 am
Wed November 5, 2014

Gillespie Holding Out for a Red Virginia

Credit CNN

Election night was a nail-biter for incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Mark Warner, who had been expected to coast to victory. His badly outspent Republican challenger, Ed Gillespie, defied ALL of the polls leading up to election day—and took the lead throughout the evening until Fairfax County’s vote totals were finally reported. The wave that swept Republicans into the majority in the U.S. Senate nearly engulfed Virginia.

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Election 2014
6:25 am
Wed November 5, 2014

Warner Ready to Suit Up for Another Term, Gillespie not Ready to Concede

Virginia Senator Mark Warner is claiming victory in his reelection contest, while his Republican challenger Ed Gillespie isn’t conceding.

While Republican challenger Ed Gillespie painted Warner as a rubber stamp for President Obama, Warner is promising voters he’s going to continue working across the aisle, like on the Gang of Six he joined to try to reach a bipartisan budget agreement to avoid sequestration. His campaign promises may now be tested when the new Republican controlled Senate convenes in January. Warner says he’s ready for the task. 

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Technical Difficulties
3:30 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

Two Localities Report Problems at the Polls

Virginia’s Department of Elections reports polling problems earlier today in both Virginia Beach and Newport News. Certain precincts had technical difficulties with their Touch Screen Voting Machines.

Some voters say different selections appeared after they made their choice. Election officials say the issues appear to be related to touch screen calibration.

Both localities though say they do have enough working voting machines for voting to continue until the polls close.

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Election 2014
6:40 am
Mon November 3, 2014

2014 Election Spending Down Significantly from 2012

Gillespie and Warner.
Credit CNN

Despite the influx of ads, Virginia’s Senate race hasn’t attracted the outside spending it did in 2012.

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