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Parties gear up as special election looms

Both major political parties are fielding candidates and setting up caucuses for the Jan. 10 special election to fill the open 35th District seat in the House of Delegates. The House District 35 Democratic Nominating Committee has set Oct. 8...

Editorial: Playing around in primaries can come back to bite

Some years back – it goes without saying, when he was still among the living – righty radio talker Rush Limbaugh decided to have some fun by creating what he called “Operation Chaos.” It was a plan to have...

Va. Republican biggies to turn out for 8th District challenger

A number of big names within the Virginia Republican political leadership are slated to turn out in support of 8th District U.S. House of Representatives contender Karina Lipsman in coming days. Party officials say the Lt. Gov. Winsome Sears is...

Editorial: N.Va. Republicans need to step up their game

This is a public-service announcement from the residents of Northern Virginia (as channeled by and through the Sun Gazette) to the Republican committees of Arlington, Fairfax and Loudoun counties. Dear GOP groups: It’s time for you to cast off the...

5 GOP candidates emerge to take on Rep. Beyer

The field is set at five as Republicans in the 8th District attempt to defy the odds and win the seat of U.S. Rep. Don Beyer. Monica Carpio, Jeff Jordan, Jeerak Kim, Karina Lipsman and Kezia Tunnell are vying for...

Editor’s Notebook: Is Fauci a secret weapon for the GOP?

Republicans hoping to win back control of Congress in November have to grapple with the fact that there’s not a whole lot of enthusiasm for them among the voting public. Yes, the GOP may ride a wave of discontent about...

Editor’s Notebook: Will the GOP come up with a plan? (Who am I kidding?)

Never underestimate their ability to blow it, but national Republicans appear to be on the verge of winning back control of one or both houses of Congress come November. The question now being bandied about, as the GOP starts to...

Republicans set process for selecting Beyer challenger

It’ll almost assuredly be a kamikaze run by whomever the nominee turns out to be, but 8th District Republicans have set up the schedule to select a challenger to U.S. Rep. Don Beyer. The 8th District Republican Committee will host...

Rural vote flexes its muscle in Va. elections

If Virginia Democrats thought they could win statewide elections without expending much effort in cultivating the commonwealth’s rural vote, they got a wake-up call on Nov. 2. More like a rake handle to the face, that is. The question now becomes:...

GOP gears up for hiring spree in Richmond

It’ll be Republicans, not Democrats, who are flooding the incoming gubernatorial administration with résumés in coming weeks. Gov.-elect Glenn Youngkin will have staff positions to fill, from the top of the ladder down through administrative-support posts in his office and...
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