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Huja, Galvin, Smith Win City Council Nomination; Dugger Gets Clerk

Updated: 08/22/2011 - The Charlottesville Democratic Party held their Firehouse Primary Saturday. After more than 2,500 voters and six hours of counting ballots, Satyendra Huja, Kathy Galvin and Dede Smith won the Democratic nominations for City Council while Llezelle Dugger won the Circuit Court clerk nomination.

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City Council Candidate Claims Anti-gay Slurs

Posted: 08/19/2011 - James Halfaday, a gym owner who says he's the first openly homosexual candidate to run for Charlottesville City Council, says he's been receiving anti-gay messages.

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Final Absentee Voting Date Brings Out Voters, Candidates

Posted: 08/19/2011 - Eager voters and candidates showed up at the second and final absentee voting date, Thursday evening. The key issues brought out voters, while the candidates rallied, picketed, and tried to snag votes.

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Voter Registration Still Open for Local Primary

Updated: 08/18/2011 - The Democratic firehouse primary in Charlottesville is just two days away, but there's still time to register to vote. Regardless of political party, anybody resident of the City is eligible to participate.

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Charlottesville City Council Candidate Debate Heats Up

Updated: 08/18/2011 - From transportation to jobs, just three seats are up for grabs on the Charlottesville City Council, and about a dozen candidates are all vying for your vote. Wednesday night, 11 candidates spoke about why they deserve to represent the taxpayers.

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Huja Discusses Traffic, Transportation Solutions

Updated: 08/17/2011 - Satyendra Huja, current Charlottesville City Council member and candidate for re-nomination, shared his ideas and solutions Wednesday morning to the City's traffic and transportation problems.

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City Council Candidate Advocates for The Arts

Updated: 08/16/2011 - Paul Beyer, Democratic Candidate for Charlottesville City Council, spoke Tuesday at the steps of the McGuffey Art Center about the need for and economic impact of a vibrant arts scene in the City.

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Republican Senate Hopeful Tours 22nd District

Updated: 08/16/2011 - Claudia Tucker, candidate for the Republican nomination for the Virginia Senate in the 22nd District, toured the district Tuesday. Her stops included Buckingham, Fluvanna, Louisa and Goochland.

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Cantor, Goodlatte Endorse Allen in Senate Race

Posted: 08/15/2011 - House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and Rep. Bob Goodlatte have endorsed George Allen's Republican bid to win back the Senate seat he lost to Jim Webb five years ago.

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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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