Ralph Northam

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Virginia Senate Votes to Repeal Ultrasound Law

Virginia Senate Democrats, enjoying a new majority in the upper chamber, are trying to repeal a law mandating that women seeking abortions undergo ultrasounds.


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Northam Defeats Jackson in Race for Va. Lt. Gov.

Democratic state Sen. Ralph Northam on Tuesday defeated Republican E.W. Jackson for Virginia’s lieutenant governor, in a race sharply defined by social issues.


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Jackson, Northam Clash in Va. Lieutenant Governor Debate

Virginia’s lieutenant governor candidates — as starkly different in style as they are in politics — clashed Tuesday night over health care, how to care for the dangerously mentally ill and women’s access to reproductive health services.


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Va. Senate Panel Backs Smoking Restriction

A Virginia Senate committee has endorsed legislation making it illegal for adults to smoke with kids in the car.