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Szakos Endorses Huja, Galvin for City Council

Updated: 08/15/2011 - With the Democratic race for Charlottesville City Council seat nominations coming to a close, Councilor Kristin Szakos endorsed two candidates Monday.

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Guide to Firehouse Primary: 10 Democrats Duke it Out

Updated: 08/15/2011 - Ten candidates are vying for a total of four open seats in next week's Democratic firehouse primary as voters prepare to cast their ballots for Charlottesville City Council and the clerk of circuit court.

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Math Teacher Enters City School Board Race

Updated: 08/12/2011 - Former Newport News math teacher Steven Latimer has announced his intentions to run for a seat on Charlottesville City School Board.

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GOP Candidates Prepare for Iowa Straw Poll

Posted: 08/12/2011 - The Republican candidates for president are preparing for the Ames, Iowa straw poll, widely considered the first major test of the political seasons.

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One-on-One with CBS19: Congressman Robert Hurt

Posted: 08/10/2011 - Fifth District Congressman Robert Hurt was at the Newsplex Wednesday afternoon for a meeting with Virginia broadcasters. He sat down with CBS19's Jim Hanchett to discuss topics ranging from government spending to the Western Bypass.

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Marine Veteran Enters Virginia Senate Race

Updated: 08/10/2011 - Courtney Lynch, a United State Marines Veteran, announced Wednesday that she has entered the race for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Jim Webb. She will challenge Tim Kaine for the Democratic nomination.

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Sierra Club Endorses City Council Candidates

Updated: 08/04/2011 - The Sierra Club has released its endorsements for the Charlottesville City Council race. The Club is putting its support behind Democrats Colette Blount and Dede Smith.

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George Allen Speaks at Albemarle GOP Breakfast

Updated: 08/03/2011 - United States Senate hopeful George Allen brought his campaign to Albemarle County on Wednesday. He spoke at the Albemarle GOP breakfast in Scottsville.

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Absentee Voting Starts in Charlottesville

Updated: 08/10/2011 - Absentee balloting started Tuesday night in the Democratic Primary. About 130 people showed up at the Independence Resource Center on Cherry Avenue to cast their vote.

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Rep. Hurt: Time for 'Dilly-dallying' is Over

Updated: 07/30/2011 - Congressman Robert Hurt, R-5th District, echoed the frustration shared by many supporters of the bill passed by the House Friday night to help fix the nation's debt crisis.

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McDonnell Blames White House for Debt-deal Stalemate

Posted: 07/27/2011 - Gov. Bob McDonnell positioned himself Tuesday on the right flank of the Republicans' battle lines against President Barack Obama in the increasingly heated rhetoric over raising the nation's debt limit.

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Hurt Confident Debt Deal Will Get Done

Updated: 07/27/2011 - Residents of Virginia's 5th District are flooding Congressman Robert Hurt's office with phone calls regarding the debt talks. CBS19's Carter Johnson traveled to Washington Tuesday to see how the freshman Congressman is holding up under the mounting pressure of a looming deadline.

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Constituents Grade Cantor's Efforts in Debt Talks

Updated: 07/25/2011 - U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, who represents Orange and Louisa counties, is a major player in the national debate. Residents talked to CBS19 about how they think he's doing in the ongoing debt talks.

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Va. General Assembly, Brought to You by Va. Business

Updated: 07/24/2011 - The cost of keeping Virginia legislators in office is paid almost entirely by business interests and their lobbyists in Virginia. And those interests say it's just a cost of doing business.

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Democratic City Council Candidates Square Off

Updated: 07/21/2011 - The seven democratic candidates running for Charlottesville City Council, took questions from the audience during a forum Wednesday night. The main issues the candidates spoke about were jobs, environmental sustainability and transportation.

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GOP Holds 2-to-1 Fundraising Advantage Over Dems in Virginia

Updated: 07/18/2011 - Republicans had a nearly 2-to-1 fundraising advantage over Democrats at the end of June for this year's legislative elections, including a definitive battle for partisan control of a closely divided Virginia Senate.

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Clerk of Court Candidates Make their Case

Updated: 07/16/2011 - It's an election that doesn't come around all that often, but the Charlottesville Clerk of Circuit Court position is a big job with big benefits. The eight-year position carries with it a yearly salary of more than $100,000. And many people know little about it.

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Senate Democrats' Donations Edge GOP Counterparts

Posted: 07/16/2011 - Democratic state Senate candidates slightly outraised their Republican counterparts from April through June and had more money on hand for the battle ahead for outright partisan control of the General Assembly.

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House, Senate Continue Standoff Over Congress Map

Posted: 07/15/2011 - With House Republicans and Senate Democrats still deeply divided over how to redraw Virginia's congressional districts, a major player in the dispute says the final say will probably belong to a federal judge anyway.

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Democrats Blame Cantor During Debt Talks

Updated: 07/15/2011 - There's a lot of finger-pointing taking place in Washington as time grows short to avoid a government default. Democrats blame Central Virginia congressman Eric Cantor for stalling the debt talks.

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Allen Reports $1.1M in Fundraising for Senate Race

Posted: 07/13/2011 - Republican George Allen says his U.S. Senate campaign raised $1.1 million from April through June. That puts his total since he announced his candidacy in January at about $2.6 million.

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