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By James A. Lyons Jr.
The president has shifted alliance from friend to enemy
Topic - House Of Delegates
After last week's primary contest, two Democrats are locked in a tie to advance to a November election for the state House of Delegates.
Five incumbent statehouse Democrats and one Republican delegate fell to challengers from their own parties in Tuesday's primaries.
There were few surprises in West Virginia's primary elections Tuesday in races that will set the stage for more compelling fall matchups, including who will replace retiring longtime U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller.
About 34,000 West Virginians have voted early ahead of Tuesday's primary, a figure that reflects a relatively small number of contested races in a nonpresidential election year.
As the Democratic candidate for governor of Virginia last fall, Terry McAuliffe was asked about the ethics of using Obamacare as a negotiating tactic during the federal budget impasse at the time. "These things should never be used as bargaining chips for our budget," he said.
Seven Republicans and two Democrats are seeking their parties' nominations in West Virginia's 2nd congressional district race on May 13.
Personal financial disclosures for the GOP candidates looking to secure a Northern Virginia congressional seat in this weekend's firehouse primary have revealed more in some cases and less in others, with one candidate claiming tens of thousands of dollars in credit card debt and no indication that others have even turned in the required paperwork.
An anti-tax group Americans for Tax Reform is applauding House Speaker William J. Howell for his opposition to Medicaid expansion, praise that comes a year after the group advocated for new leadership in the House of Delegates.
Maryland's Senate advanced a measure on Wednesday that would hold dog owners liable for bites, but protect those who can prove they didn't know their dog was dangerous.
Virginia Republicans insisted at a Wednesday press conference that their legislative agenda has focused on jobs, education, government reform and public safety.
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell headlined a rally in Capitol Square on Tuesday to advocate for a crucial element of his 2012 education agenda: a voucherlike program granting tax credits to companies that provide scholarships to low-income children.
Republican hopes for an effective majority in the Senate and a historic power grab in Richmond were pinned late Tuesday on a central Virginia race in which a GOP challenger clung to an 86-vote lead with a final count not expected until Wednesday.
The Maryland Senate on Thursday evening approved a bill legalizing same-sex marriage in the state, sending the issue to the House of Delegates where a similar measure is scheduled for debate beginning Friday.
RICHMOND (AP) — Smoke 'em if you've got 'em. Just don't do it inside a public building in Virginia.