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Gay marriage key distinction in attorney general debate

Attorney General Mark Herring's refusal to defend Virginia's ban on gay marriage was his signature act during his four-year term. Now it's the key point of contention in his re-election campaign against Republican challenger John Adams.

Candidates sharply disagree on guns in governor’s race

Republican Ed Gillespie has an A rating from the National Rifle Association. He pledged to "oppose any and all attempts to weaken the Second Amendment." Democrat Ralph Northam said he favors stricter controls on gun ownership.

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Loudoun supervisors to begin budget talks with tax rate cut

The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors voted Thursday night to instruct County Administrator Tim Hemstreet to prepare the upcoming fiscal 2019 at the estimated equalized tax rate, $1.11 per $100 in assessed value, a drop from the current $1.125 tax rate.

Loudoun League of Women Voters says it can’t get GOP candidates to partake in public forums

“Maybe we are seen as too unimportant.”

In Virginia governor’s race, Northam leads Gillespie in cash

Democrat Ralph Northam has a hefty cash advantage over Republican Ed Gillespie in the final weeks of Virginia's closely watched governor's race.

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Northam and Gillespie appear at inaugural Times-Mirror candidate forum

Gang violence, Virginia's economy and President Donald Trump were among the topics covered by the two major-party candidates for Virginia governor who took part in a forum hosted by the Loudoun Times-Mirror on Saturday.

Pence backs Virginia GOP gubernatorial candidate Gillespie

Vice President Mike Pence flew into Virginia to throw his weight behind Republican gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie.

Former Vice President Biden campaigns for Northam

Former Vice President Joe Biden campaigned in Virginia for Democrat Ralph Northam, who is running for governor there.

Party labels play role in Virginia lieutenant governor race

In her campaign for lieutenant governor, Jill Vogel is doing everything she can to differentiate herself from the rest of the Republican Party. Her opponent, Democrat Justin Fairfax, says Vogel can't run from her Republican record.

Bell, Kolla square off in tight 87th District contest

A tight race is again expected in the House of Delegates' 87th District between first-term incumbent Del. John Bell (D) and Republican Subba Kolla, a real estate businessman from South Riding.

Watch our conversations with Ed Gillespie and Ralph Northam

The sold-out event from Eddie Merlot's steakhouse in One Loudoun came just ahead of Northam's event with former Vice President Joe Biden and Gillespie's campaign appearance with Vice President Mike Pence.

GOP-controlled group seeks study of Herring’s office

With less than a month before Election Day, a Republican-controlled legislative commission on Tuesday asked for a broad study of the office of Virginia Democratic Attorney General Mark Herring.

Loudoun County may be facing a $100M budget shortfall

With a burgeoning schools budget, a growing population and the pressure to pay county employees higher wages, the county is projecting a budget shortfall of a hefty $100 million for 2019.

Gillespie, Northam clash at final debate in Virginia governor’s race

The two major party candidates in Virginia’s closely watched race for governor made some of their most pointed face-to-face attacks to date at their final debate Monday.

Ed Gillespie, Ralph Northam to appear at Times-Mirror forum

The Loudoun Times-Mirror will conduct civil conversations with the two major-party candidates for Virginia governor on Oct. 14.
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