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More than a third of those who voted for a Republican House candidate were dissatisfied or angry with GOP leaders in Congress; a quarter of Democratic voters upset with President Obama. (Photo by J.D. Pooley/Getty Images)

Jan. 6 Special Election Set to Fill Va. House Seat

A special election is set for January to fill a House of Delegates seat vacated by Democrat Rosalynn Dance.


Former Republican National Committee chairman Ed Gillespie (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Republican Ed Gillespie Concedes Va. Senate Race

Republican Ed Gillespie has conceded the Virginia Senate race to the Democratic incumbent, Mark Warner.


Ed Gillespie (l) and Mark Warner (r). Both were running for U.S. Senate in Virginia. Gillespie conceded to Warner on Nov. 7 after a tight race. (Photo credits:  Alex Wong / Getty Images)

Warner, Gillespie Locked in Tight Va. Senate Race

Democratic Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia is locked in a tight race with GOP challenger Ed Gillespie, a surprisingly close contest many thought the incumbent would easily win.


Mark Warner (Credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Va. Senate Race Profile: Ed Gillespie vs. Mark Warner

Democrat Mark Warner is an incumbent Senator up for re-election, but his challenger, Republican Ed Gillespie, is gunning for an upset.


The top three officials at the Justice Department agency that oversees the federal immigration court system used their positions to help relatives get paid internships, according to a report released Thursday by the Justice Department's inspector general. Photo credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

FBI Probes Virginia State Senator’s Resignation

The FBI is investigating the circumstances of former Democratic state Sen. Phil Puckett’s departure from the General Assembly, according to a person with direct knowledge of the probe and a state official.


Syrian President Bashar al-Assad (Photo credit: JOSEPH EID/AFP/Getty Images)

Virginia State Sen. Pens Letter Praising Syrian President Assad

A Virginia state senator has sent a letter praising Syrian President Bashar Assad.


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Va. Senate Approves Sunday Hunting Bill

Sundays will no longer be considered a day of rest for Virginia hunters or the wild birds and animals they pursue.


Virginia State Capitol house in Richmond. (Credit: Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Virginia House, Senate Unveil Competing Budgets

The Virginia House and Senate unveiled budget proposals Sunday with competing views on whether to accept federal funds to provide health insurance to low-income Virginians.


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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.


Virginia state Sen. Creigh Deeds hugs his son Gus after addressing supporters gathered on election night Nov. 3, 2009 in Richmond, Va. Virginia voters elected Deeds' Republican opponent, Bob McDonnell, by a decisive margin, reversing eight years of Democratic control. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Va. Senate Approves Mental Health Bill

Authorities could detain a mentally ill individual for up to 24 hours in emergency custody under a bill approved by the Virginia Senate.




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