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Ralph Northam sworn in as Virginia governor

Ralph Northam was sworn in as Virginia’s governor Saturday, replacing now-former Gov. Terry McAuliffe. At a chilly ceremony in Richmond surrounded by his family and, further back, a number of former governors, Northam took the oath to become the Old Dominion’s 73rd chief executive.  Northam, a Democrat, veteran and pediatrician who was previously the state’s […]

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Virginia Will Break Tie For Key Seat By Randomly Pulling A Name From A Bowl

In a closely watched, nail-biting race that after a recount and legal challenge ended in a tie, the winner of a crucial state legislative seat in Virginia apparently will be decided by a name pulled out of a bowl next week. Next Wednesday, the names of Democrat Shelly Simonds and Republican David Yancey will be written on pieces of paper, […]

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Wild Recount Costs GOP Control Of Virginia House Of Delegates After Nearly 2 Decades

After a tense recount in a single race on Tuesday, Republicans looked set to lose their 17-year hold on Virginia’s House of Delegates and enter an unpredictable new era of shared power with Democrats. The recount shows Democratic candidate Shelly Simonds ahead by one vote against Republican incumbent David Yancey in the state’s District 94, the Virginian […]