Elections

Government & Politics
4:44 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

Mark Obenshain's Next Steps

Virginia Attorney General candidate and State Senator Mark Obenshain isn’t accepting defeat now that an UNOFFICIAL Board of Elections tally gives his Democratic opponent, Senator Mark Herring, a 164-vote lead. Obenshain says it's too early to talk about a recount, but while he waits for the final numbers, he’s putting together a transition team-as permitted under state law.

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Attorney General Race
7:53 am
Tue November 12, 2013

The Pendulum Swings in the Race for AG

Credit wjla.com

One week after Election Day, there is still no clear winner in the state race for Attorney General. It is still a very fluctuating match.

Things can change quickly in ANY race, and that is certainly no exception in the race for Virginia’s next Attorney General, between Republican Mark Obenshain and Democrat Mark Herring.

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Government & Politics
11:17 am
Thu November 7, 2013

Governor Elect: First Order of Business

Governor-elect Terry McAuliffe says his first order of business after a very contentious campaign is to call lawmakers on the other side of the political aisle.

The Democrat says his goal during his term in office is to bring more jobs to the Commonwealth and build the economy, which can't be done without a bipartisan effort.

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Key Issue
5:15 pm
Wed November 6, 2013

Minority Vote: VA's Latino & Asian Population

Xavier Medina Vidal/Virginia Tech

Campaign communication about immigration reform has an effect on voters from a variety of backgrounds.  That’s part of the analysis of an exit poll conducted statewide after this week’s vote in Virginia.

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The Latest Election News
10:34 am
Wed November 6, 2013

Seesaw Attorney General Race: Obenshain back in the lead.

Credit HuffingtonPost.com

With all 2,558 voting  precincts now reporting statewide, Republican candidate for Attorney General Mark Obenshain now holds a thin lead of 476 votes. That breaks down to  49.91% for Obenshain and 49.88% for Democrat Mark Herring. 

Current Governor Bob McDonnell won the state attorney general’s race in 2005 by a margin of only 323 votes after an automatic recount. The Herring-Obenshain race is headed for a recount as well following an immediate canvassing of the vote.

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