Eric Cantor loses the number two spot in the House of Representatives, former Governor Bob McDonnell is convicted on corruption charges, and Mark Warner almost loses his U.S. Senate seat after one term.
Political analyst Bob Holsworth told social studies teachers at a Civics Summit that if he had predicted several years ago what happened to Virginia's most popular politicians this year, he probably would not have been invited to speak. But he offered some enlightenment about the Commonwealth’s recent electoral politics.
November 15th, tomorrow, is National Philanthropy Day, as President Ronald Reagan first deemed it back in 1986. It’s a time to recognize those who give and volunteer in our communities.
With that, the story now of a wealthy fan of American history.
While the homes of Thomas Jefferson and George Washington are multi-million dollar tourist attractions for Virginia, a $10 million donation now means the managers of James and Dolley Madison’s home, Montpelier, will be stepping up their game as well.
Drones have gained global attention for their ability to spy on people in times of war, but these unmanned flying objects have plenty of peaceful applications, and a Lynchburg man is pioneering one - swooping in to help realtors sell property.
With a concession speech in Northern Virginia by Republican Ed Gillespie, the U.S. Senate race is officially over, and Democrat Mark Warner will be entering his second term as a U.S. Senator.
Initially, Gillespie was going to hold out until all of the local vote canvassing was completed. But he said after seeing that Warner's lead had grown even more since election day, it was time to call it quits.