virginia politics

Virginia Sen. Ralph Northam (D). (Photo by Greg Kahn/Getty Images)

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.


Ken Cuccinelli. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Can Hard-Right Ideology Win in Virginia?

Virginia is conducting nothing short of a grand political experiment in 2013, testing whether a tea party favorite can carry a closely divided state with conservative roots.


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Virginia Supreme Court Refuses To Hear Redistricting Case

The Virginia Supreme Court has refused to immediately review a lower court’s refusal to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the General Assembly’s authority to redraw its congressional districts a year late.