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UPDATE: Results are in for Albemarle High School Mock Primary

Posted: 01/16/2012 - As New Hampshire residents voted Tuesday in the GOP presidential primary, so too did Albemarle County High School students. It’s a mock election, but as we found out, students are taking it very seriously.

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Huntsman to Withdraw from GOP Race, Back Romney

Posted: 01/16/2012 - Jon Huntsman will withdraw Monday from the race for the Republican presidential nomination, his campaign manager told The Associated Press on Sunday. Huntsman will endorse Romney, officials said.

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Judge: Perry Likely to Prevail on Va. Ballot Issue

Posted: 01/11/2012 - A judge says Texas Gov. Rick Perry and three other presidential candidates are likely to prevail on a key issue in their lawsuit seeking inclusion on Virginia's Republican primary ballot.

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Judge Orders Hold on Local Absentee Ballots

Updated: 01/10/2012 - The federal judge hearing a lawsuit by four candidates excluded from Virginia's Republican presidential primary temporarily has blocked distribution of absentee ballots.

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Virginia House, Senate Pledge On-time Budget for a Change

Posted: 01/10/2012 - The last time Virginia's House and Senate hit all their budget-writing deadlines was 12 years ago. But this year, legislative leaders say they'll actually comply with their own written timetables.

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Va. GOP Chairman Distances Himself from Perry Lawsuit

Posted: 01/06/2012 - Virginia Republican Party Chairman Pat Millins is asking a federal court to dismiss him as a defendant in Rick Perry's legal bid to be included on the state's presidential primary ballot.

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McDonnell, Bolling Speak Out Against Loyalty Oath

Posted: 01/05/2012 - Governor Bob McDonnell and Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling Thursday released statements asking the Republican Party of Virginia to rescind the proposed "loyalty oath" for the GOP presidential primary in Virginia.

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Romney Celebrates Iowa Win; Santorum, Paul Round Out Top 3

Updated: 01/04/2012 - A squeaker of an Iowa victory in hand, Mitt Romney headed into the New Hampshire primary insisting that staying power sets him apart from runners-up Rick Santorum and Ron Paul and the rest of the GOP presidential field.

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Perry Reassessing Bid After Iowa Caucuses

Posted: 01/04/2012 - Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Tuesday that he would head home "to determine whether there is a path forward" for his White House bid after he finished a distant fifth in the Iowa caucuses.

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Va. Politics: The Top Developments of 2011

Posted: 01/01/2012 - The year 2011 was a big year for politics in Virginia. Among the major developments are a battle to fill a U.S. Senate seat and heated races for the General Assembly.

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Perry Sues, Gingrich Alleges Fraud in VA Ballot Blunder

Posted: 12/29/2011 - Texas Gov. Rick Perry lost the first round Thursday in his bid to have his name added to Virginia's Republican presidential primary ballot as a judge scheduled a hearing on the challenge after the ballot is printed.

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Va. Senate Candidate Drops Out of Race

Updated: 12/29/2011 - One of five Republican candidates for Virginia's open U.S. Senate seat is dropping out of the contest. Northern Virginia television production company owner Tim Donner dropped out of the race on Wednesday.

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Romney, Perry Hammer Paul Over Iran Stance

Posted: 12/28/2011 - Republican presidential contenders Mitt Romney and Rick Perry on Wednesday assailed Ron Paul for saying the U.S. has no business bombing Iran to keep it from acquiring a nuclear weapon.

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House Democrats Push for Multi-Term Governor

Updated: 12/13/2011 - Under the leadership of Minority Leader Del. David Toscano, House of Delegates leaders want to enact a Constitutional Amendment that would allow Virginia governors to serve two consecutive terms.

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