Leahy: Virginia’s Statewide Campaigns Close With a Message of Fear
The closing arguments the major campaigns are rolling do not fill me with hope about anyone showing grace or humility once the votes are counted.
Leahy: Terry McAuliffe and Glenn Youngkin Take It To the Wire in Virginia
As the 2021 Virginia political season slouches toward its end, the nervous questions and hand-wringing about who will win and what it all means fill the air.
Leahy: U.S. District Court Judge Wants Mark Herring To ‘Do His Job’ in Redistricting Case
Never mind whatever seething hot takes the various gubernatorial campaign staffers are unleashing at one another on Twitter. Put aside the Pinocchio-laden TV ads saturating the airwaves. It’s U.S. District Court Judge David Novak who has given us the most accurate picture of Virginia politics right now.
Leahy: Virginia’s House of Delegates Elections May Be In for an October Surprise
What’s the big deal? The census data was late owing to the coronavirus pandemic and — as Herring and other attorneys general argued — Trump administration efforts to “sabotage” the census.
Leahy: Terry McAuliffe Scored a Much-Needed Debate Win, But It’s Still Anyone’s Race
The bottom line from Tuesday night’s debate: McAuliffe changed the narrative.
Leahy: The Problem With Virginia’s Election That No One Wants To Talk About
The redistricting commission is supposed to have drafts ready by Oct. 10
Leahy: Virginia’s Candidates Tussle With Abortion Rights, Thanks to Texas
Virginia political history is rhyming again
Leahy: Glenn Youngkin Finally Releases a Policy Agenda, With the Clock Winding Down
There are ideas that have been knocking around for decades in Republican and Democratic circles
Leahy: For Glenn Youngkin and Terry McAuliffe, There’s Much Work and Little Time
For the commonwealth’s political junkies, it seems McAuliffe, the Democratic gubernatorial nominee, and Youngkin, the Republican gubernatorial nominee, have not stopped working since winning their respective party nominations.
Leahy: Glenn Youngkin’s Campaign Rolls Out the Crime Ads
That doesn’t mean the ads are flawless. Both demand we ignore the ideological gymnastics behind the pitch.