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Seth McLaughlin, a reporter on the Politics Desk, can be reached at [email protected]. Follow him on Twitter: @SethMcLaughlin1

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Virginia Gov.-elect Ralph Northam won a landslide victory earlier this month. Party activists are hopeful that they can erode the GOP advantage ahead of the census. (Associated Press)

Democrats focused on next round of redistricting

Ralph Northam's landslide victory in Virginia governor's race and Democrats' stunning gains in other state elections this month have given party activists hope of eroding the GOP's advantage ahead of the next round of redistricting. Published November 26, 2017

FILE - In a Saturday, April 22, 2017 file photo, Republican gubernatorial candidate Corey Stewart, speaks during a Tea Party debate at Goochland High School in Goochland, Va.  Stewart, an outspoken supporter of President Donald Trump who narrowly lost a bid to be Virginia's GOP candidate for governor is now running for the U.S. Senate. Stewart announced his Senate candidacy Thursday, July 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

GOP Senate hopeful: Al Franken should be expelled

Virginia GOP Senate candidate Corey Stewart says Sen. Al Franken's fellow lawmakers should toss him from the Senate after a woman came forward to accuse him of forcibly kissing her without her consent a decade ago. Published November 17, 2017

Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez becomes emotional as he speaks to reporters in front of the courthouse in Newark, N.J., Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. The federal bribery trial of Menendez ended in a mistrial Thursday when the jury said it was hopelessly deadlocked on all charges against the New Jersey politician and a wealthy donor. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Judge declares mistrial in Menendez corruption case

A federal judge declared a mistrial Thursday in the bribery case against Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey after jurors failed to reach a verdict -- but his peers in the Senate said he'll still have to face an ethics probe there. Published November 16, 2017

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is interviewed by a reporter at the Northam For Governor election night party at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Gov. Terry McAuliffe: Virginia will be next state to expand Medicaid

Virginia will be the next state to expand Medicaid under Obamacare, Gov. Terry McAuliffe predicted this week, saying the massive wins by Democrats in the commonwealth on Tuesday make it all but certain the GOP will have to cave on its long-standing opposition. Published November 8, 2017

Reed Prosser voted Tuesday in Winchester, Virginia. Many of those who showed up at the polls said President Trump was a dominating presence, helping Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ralph Northam. (Associated Press)

Anti-Trump voters swarm Virginia polls to send message to president

As voters funneled into an elementary school in Prince William County on Tuesday to cast votes in Virginia's elections, the party volunteers passing out sample ballots got sidetracked in a debate over the validity of the infamous anti-Trump dossier from last year's presidential campaign. Published November 7, 2017