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A Change in Voting Trends Creating Close Elections

Posted: 11/05/2014 - The 1989 Gubernatorial race, 2005 Attorney General race, and the 2013 Attorney General race all resulted in recounts. With the 2014 Senate race results too close to call, that election could be added to the list.

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Republican Dave Brat Wins 7th District House Seat

Posted: 11/04/2014 - RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Republican Dave Brat has followed up his stunning primary victory over then-House Majority Leader Eric Cantor by winning the congressional seat in Virginia.

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Va. Senators Discussed Corruption with FBI

Posted: 10/09/2014 - Virginia state senators say they met with FBI officials for a private briefing on how not to run afoul of federal corruption laws shortly after a jury found former Gov. McDonnell guilty of selling the influence of his office.

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Congress Considering Major Secret Service Reforms

Posted: 10/09/2014 - Key members of Congress are considering major changes to the embattled Secret Service, including moving it out of the Homeland Security Department and breaking up its mission.

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Senate Candidate Gillespie Campaigns in Albemarle Co.

Updated: 10/08/2014 - Republican candidate Ed Gillespie was campaigning in Albemarle County late Wednesday afternoon with 5th District Congressman Robert Hurt. Dozens of supporters came out to hear Gillespie talk about his platform in the U.S. Senate race.

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Rep. Robert Hurt Continues Rt. 29 Business Tour

Updated: 10/07/2014 - Fifth District Congressman Robert Hurt stopped in Charlottesville Tuesday to check in with local small businesses about some of the issues they are facing.

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Judge: No Obamacare Subsidies Through Federal Insurance Marketplace

Posted: 10/01/2014 - The Affordable Care Act suffered a fresh legal setback on Wednesday, when a federal judge ruled that the federal government could not provide insurance subsidies to customers in states that declined to set up their own marketplaces under the federal health care law.

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Report: IRS Bungles Hunt for Unpaid Taxes

Posted: 09/29/2014 - The IRS failed to take all required steps for collecting unpaid taxes from people it can't locate in over half the cases that investigators studied, according to a federal report released Monday.

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Poll: Majority of Americans Want Third Political Party

Posted: 09/25/2014 - Fifty-eight percent of Americans believe a third political party is necessary because Republicans and Democrats "do such a poor job" representing the people they serve, according to a new poll from Gallup.

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Official: Eric Holder Resigning as Attorney General

Updated: 09/25/2014 - Attorney General Eric Holder is resigning after heading the Justice Department for six years. Officials say President Obama will announce Holder's departure later Thursday.

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Poll: More Americans Want Religion in Their Politics

Posted: 09/22/2014 - A Pew Research study found a four-point jump in the number of people who say there is too little expression of religious faith and prayer from politicians, from 37 percent to 41. Nearly a third of Americans say churches should endorse candidates for office.

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