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Absentee Voting Encouraged For Those Who Qualify

Updated: 10/20/2008 - Across the state, election officials are seeing a large increase in voter registration, in Albemarle County, more than 6,000 newly registered voters since the beginning of the year. Which is why they're encouraging voters who can to vote absentee.

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Obama Makes a Push For Virginia With Another Visit

Updated: 10/17/2008 - With a little over two weeks until the election, Barack Obama has begun to make a push for what have been Republican strongholds, including a visit to Virginia Friday.

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Talking With Local "Joe Plumber"

Updated: 01/24/2012 - After Ohio plumber Joe Wurzelbacher stole the show at Wednesday night's presidential debate, we found out that plumbers here in central Virginia are facing some of the same challenges this election season.

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Debate Reactions and an Unlikely Star Emerges

Updated: 10/16/2008 - The face to face debates are over, and there are just 19 days left to win over undecided voters. Plus, an unlikely star, Joe the Plumber, emerges on the campaign trail.

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Where the Candidates Go From Here

Updated: 10/16/2008 - The UVa Center for Politics says there may be nothing John McCain can do to turn this election around, and for the next few weeks Barack Obama will most likely be playing it safe.

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Less Than Three Weeks Until Elections

Updated: 10/15/2008 - With less than three weeks until the presidential election, some political analysts say that John McCain continues to change his political strategies to try to gain ground in the polls.

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Campaign Clothing Banned at the Polls in Virginia

Updated: 10/14/2008 - The State Board of Elections on Tuesday adopted a ban on clothing, hats, buttons or other paraphernalia that directly advocates the election or defeat of a specific candidate or issue. The ban is effective inside polling places or a long-held perimeter of 40 feet from polling place entrances.

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Palin Stumps In Richmond

Updated: 10/13/2008 - Thousands came out Monday to hear vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin as she stumped in Richmond Monday afternoon.

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McCain Campaigns in Virginia Beach

Posted: 10/13/2008 - Campaigning in Virginia Beach, John McCain says he knows Americans are worried the current financial crisis could determine the nation's future and he promised to fight for a new direction for the country.

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McCain Campaign Fires Va. Chairman for Racial Comments

Updated: 10/12/2008 - Republican presidential candidate John McCain's campaign has ousted a prominent Virginia GOP figure after he wrote a racially offensive newspaper column mocking a potential Obama administration.

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UVa Conference Discusses Obstacles of Aging and Voting

Updated: 10/10/2008 - There have been many efforts to get young adults more involved in voting, but a conference at UVa Friday discussed how to make voting more accessible to voters in nursing homes and assisted living facilities.

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Fifth District Congressional Hopeful Tom Perriello Lands Key Endorsement

Updated: 10/10/2008 - Fifth district congressional hopeful Tom Perriello lands a key endorsement from one of Virginia's U.S. Senators. Virginia Senator Jim Webb endorsed the Democrat at the Elks Lodge in Charlottesville Friday morning to a crowd of supporters, many of whom are veterans.

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Tom Perriello Challenges Virgil Goode to Another Debate

Updated: 10/08/2008 - In the race for Virginia's fifth congressional district, Democratic candidate Tom Perriello is calling on incumbent Virgil Goode to face him in another debate. Perriello says Goode backed out of a scheduled debate Tuesday night.

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VP Candidate Sen. Joe Biden Calls McCain a "Sidekick"

Posted: 10/08/2008 - Joe Biden says Sen. John McCain isn't a maverick, instead he's President Bush's "sidekick". He said McCain is "an angry man, lurching from one position to another" and making ugly attacks against Obama instead of offering solutions to a troubled country.

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