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Trump divides hopefuls in GOP gubernatorial primary

The front-runner for the Republican nomination in Virginia's closely watched race for governor expressed lukewarm support for President Donald Trump at a GOP debate Saturday in Goochland.

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‘America Monday’ goes ahead at Loudoun County High after spat between administration and students

Students in Leesburg have been given the green light to hold an “American Day” after disgruntled students accused the school administration of shunning patriotism.

Wealthy donors boost Perriello’s fundraising to head of pack

Democrat Tom Perriello, an insurgent candidate in Virginia's closely watched race for governor, outraised his opponents last quarter with big help from hedge-fund billionaire George Soros and the global activist group Avaaz.

It’s official: state Sen. Wexton launches campaign to challenge Rep. Comstock

State Sen. Jennifer Wexton of Leesburg today became for the fourth and highest-profile Democrat to announce a campaign challenging incumbent Congresswoman Barbara Comstock in Virginia's 10th Congressional District.

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Virginia legalizing marijuana anytime soon? Probably not, lawmakers say

Could Virginia become the next state to legalize marijuana? Probably not, local lawmakers told the Times-Mirror on the eve of international pot celebration day 4/20.

Another Democrat announces 10th District campaign

Another Fairfax County Democrat, the third in recent weeks, has announced hopes to challenge incumbent Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R) in the 2018 midterm elections

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‘The days of leading from behind are over:’ Rep. Comstock returns from the Middle East

Congresswoman Barbara Comstock returned last Thursday from a congressional delegation trip to the Middle East, where she visited Egypt, Lebanon and Jordan during a tumultuous week in the region.

Bob McDonnell says ‘still a lot of healing to do’ after case

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell says his marriage and family relationships remain strained after his public corruption case.

Full 4th Circuit to hear Trump’s revised travel ban appeal

The full 15-judge panel of a federal appeals court will examine a challenge to President Donald Trump's revised travel ban next month.

Second Fairfax County Democrat launches campaign to challenge Comstock

Dan Helmer, a Fairfax County Army veteran and Rhodes Scholar, on Tuesday became the second Democrat to announce plans to challenge incumbent Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R) in Virginia's 10th District.

Va. lieutenant governor hopeful Reeves visits Loudoun County

State Sen. Bryce Reeves, one of the Republican candidates for lieutenant governor of Virginia, visited Loudoun last week to talk public safety with Loudoun County Sheriff Mike Chapman (R).

Comstock opponents unveil highway billboard calling for traditional town hall

Activists and constituents in Virginia's 10th District today unveiled a highway billboard calling for Congresswoman Barbara Comstock to hold a traditional town hall.

Regional lawmakers urge Congress to keep Perimeter Rule in place

As Congress readies to work on 2017 Federal Aviation Administration re-authorization legislation, more than a dozen regional lawmakers have called on their colleagues to continue cross-country limits on flight traffic at Reagan National Airport (DCA).

Rep. Comstock in Egypt as ISIS bombs erupt nearby, killing nearly 50

U.S. Rep. Barbara Comstock was in Egypt today as part of a previously planned delegation trip to the Middle East when bombs at two churches in separate Egyptian cities killed at least 45 people and wounded nearly 100.

Rep. Comstock proposes shifting money from presidential election fund to cancer research

The Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act, named after Leesburg child who died from brain cancer in 2013, re-directed public funds for political party conventions to cancer research.
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