Government & Politics

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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Election 2014
6:12 am
Wed November 5, 2014

Dave Brat Wins the 7th; Vows to Pursue Republican Policies

As expected, Republican Dave Brat – who stunned the pundits by unseating Eric Cantor in the GOP primary – was victorious in Virginia’s 7th Congressional District. It’s solidly Republican, and Brat won more than 60% of the vote.

Dave Brat took in more than a million dollars in campaign contribution, while his Democratic opponent raised less than half as much, and while the Republican candidate thanked his supporters, he praised God for his success.

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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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Government & Politics
4:36 pm
Mon November 3, 2014

Elections 2014

Morgan Griffith, Bob Goodlatte, and Robert Hurt have all been re-elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.

Griffith was elected to another term in the 9th District by holding off challenger William Carr Jr.

Goodlatte was elected to another term in the 6th District by beating Will Hammer and Elaine Hildebrandt.

In the 5th District, Hurt held off three challengers -- Lawrence Gaughan, Paul Jones, and Kenneth Hildebrandt.

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