Government & Politics

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Associated Press

Virginia Democratic Senator Tim Kaine is attracting a lot of attention after being tapped as the Democratic Vice Presidential nominee, but there’s still tension in the party.

Associated Press

The 2016 Republican National Convention has now wrapped, with Donald Trump accepting the party's nomination for president. Before the convention's conclusion, we spoke to more of the Virginia delegation walking the floor of the Quicken Loans Arena.

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Most of the delegates to the Republican National Convention are focused on the election this year. But delegates from Virginia are also in Cleveland setting the stage for next year. And the fundraising efforts for the next campaign for governor are already heating up.

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Donald Trump’s selection of Indiana Governor Mike Pence as his running mate is causing some reverberations here in Virginia on an issue that’s near and dear to Democratic Governor Terry McAuliffe — expanding Medicaid to 400,000 people who live in poverty or with disabilities. 

Associated Press

The majority of Virginia Republican members of Congress are skipping their party’s convention in Cleveland this week. It's a party that remains divided over Donald Trump.