Virginia’s governor’s race draws big names from both parties

Big names in both major political parties are flocking to Virginia as the state’s closely watched race for governor enters its final days.

Herring stands behind his gay marriage decision

Mark Herring was fresh from his inauguration as Virginia’s new attorney general in 2014 when he announced that he would not defend the state’s constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage.

Gillespie, Northam clash at final debate in Virginia governor’s race

The two major party candidates in Virginia’s closely watched race for governor made some of their most pointed face-to-face attacks to date at their final debate Monday.

Virginia’s would-be governors vow to change state’s taxes

Republican Ed Gillespie is promising an across-the-board cut on income taxes. Democrat Ralph Northam vows to cut on grocery sales taxes for the poor, and Libertarian Cliff Hyra wants to ban some local business taxes.

Gun control group giving $1 million to Virginia Democrats

A group that advocates for stricter gun laws says it will pump at least $1 million into state races in Virginia.

Gubernatorial candidates weigh in on immigration

Immigration policy, though mostly made at the federal level, is becoming an increasingly charged topic in the closely watched race for governor in Virginia.

Senate approves measure condemning white nationalists

The Senate has approved a resolution condemning white supremacists, neo-Nazis and other hate groups following a white-nationalist rally in Virginia that descended into deadly violence.

The past is still present in a changing Virginia

Once the home of the capital of the Confederacy and the hub of the segregationist movement known as massive resistance, Virginia has been eager to reinvent itself as a more diverse, tolerant and welcoming place.

Transgender woman challenges bathroom bill sponsor in closely watched northern Va. contest

Democrat Danica Roem is challenging Republican Bob Marshall for his northern Virginia seat in the state House of Delegates.

Gillespie and Northam clash in first gubernatorial debate

The two major party candidates in Virginia’s closely watched race for governor argued Saturday over the typical debate fare — guns, abortion, health care — as well as the best approach to dealing with President Donald Trump.