Virginia Elections

State Senator Frank Wagner is one of three Republicans running for governor in Virginia.  He doesn’t have the money or national party connections of Ed Gillespie, and he’s not as controversial as Corey Stewart, but he told reporter Sandy Hausman that he hopes voters will recognize more than 20 years in the state legislature as a plus - and agree that it might be time to raise the gas tax in Virginia.

Today we hear from Ed Gillespie, former chairman of the Republican National Committee. Gillespie is one of three Republicans vying to replace Democrat Terry McAuliffe. Before a campaign event in Richmond, Gillespie sat down with reporter Mallory Noe-Payne. He laid out his plan to strengthen Virginia’s economy, beginning with a tax cut to individuals and small businesses.

Virginia Department of Elections

Now that the deadline for registering new voters has come and gone, election officials across Virginia are entering the final stretch toward Election Day. 

Virginia Department of Elections

Registrars throughout Virginia are concerned the computer system that keeps track of voters may not hold up to increased traffic as Election Day approaches. 

Newly Drawn 4th District May Switch from Red to Blue

Sep 30, 2016
Steve Helber / AP

America’s next President won’t be the only office on the ballot this November. Virginia’s Congressional delegation is also up for election. The state is currently represented by eight Republicans and three Democrats.  Those numbers, though, could shift -- and one potential spot of change is an open seat around the state’s capitol. 

Virginia’s 4th Congressional District has been represented by Republican Randy Forbes. But Forbes chose not to run for re-election when a court redrew the district lines to include Richmond and Petersburg.