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  • West Virginia House election deadlocked

    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.

  • Incumbents fall in West Virginia state primaries

    Five incumbent statehouse Democrats and one Republican delegate fell to challengers from their own parties in Tuesday's primaries.

  • Charlotte Lane, center, Republican candidate for the 2nd Congressional District, and her supporters get in some last-minute campaigning in the morning of the primary election at the foot of the South Side bridge in downtown Charleston, W.Va., Tuesday, May 13, 2014.  (AP Photo/Charleston Daily Mail, Craig Cunningham)

    Few surprises in West Virginia primary contests

    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.

  • 34,000 vote early in West Virginia primary

    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.

  • Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe delivers remarks regarding his first 100 days as governor to an audience of cabinet secretaries, staff, lobbyists and media at the Library of Virginia in Richmond, Va., Monday, April 21, 2014. McAuliffe said much of his time was spent trying to convince business owners to move their companies to Virginia or increase their operations here. (AP Photo/Richmond Times-Dispatch, Bob Brown)

    EDITORIAL: McAuliffe losing the fight for Medicaid expansion

    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.

  • Candidates in West Virginia's 2nd district race

    Seven Republicans and two Democrats are seeking their parties' nominations in West Virginia's 2nd congressional district race on May 13.

  • Virginia Delegate Barbara J. Comstock is seeking the Republican nomination for a soon-to-be-vacated U.S. House seat. (associated press)

    Va. GOP candidate financials reveal credit card debt, delays

    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.

  • Anti-tax group praises Va. House speaker

    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.

  • Md. Senate advances dog bite liability measure

    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.

  • Joined by other Republican House members, House Speaker William J. Howell (at podium), of Stafford, points to a chart during a Republican caucus news conference on Wednesday held to rebut criticism that broad-based concerns took a back seat in the General Assembly to "socially conservative issues." (Associated Press)

    Virginia Republicans push back against critics of their agenda

    Virginia Republicans insisted at a Wednesday press conference that their legislative agenda has focused on jobs, education, government reform and public safety.

  • **FILE** Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell (Associated Press)

    McDonnell urges OK for tax credits for school choice

    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.

  • Sen. R. Edward Houck

    GOP holds slight edge in deciding Va. Senate race

    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.

  • Maryland State Sen. Allan Kittleman, Howard County Republican, speaks Thursday on the state Senate floor in Annapolis, Md., in support of the gay marriage bill as State Sen. Nancy Jacobs, Harford County Republican, sits at left. (Associated Press)

    Maryland Senate OKs bill on gay marriage

    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.

  • Senate approves smoking ban in public buildings

    RICHMOND (AP) — Smoke 'em if you've got 'em. Just don't do it inside a public building in Virginia.

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