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  • Delicate GOP dance for Trump, Youngkin in Virginia gov race

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — When Donald Trump rallied Republicans this past week to vote for Glenn Youngkin for governor in Virginia, the former president called in to a gathering of die-hard supporters. That may be the closest he gets to campaigning in the most closely watched election of 2021. While schedules could change in the

  • Lawsuit dropped after Muslim cemetery in Virginia approved

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The Justice Department is dropping a religious discrimination lawsuit against Stafford County after a Muslim group received long-sought permission to build a cemetery. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia announced Thursday that it was moving to drop the civil suit. The dispute began in 2016 when the

  • GOP’s Youngkin stays away from ‘Take Back Virginia’ rally

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump and other Republicans tried to fire up the party’s right-wing base ahead of Virginia’s critical November elections Wednesday, at a rally marked by falsehoods about the 2020 election and tirades against vaccine and mask mandates. The party’s nominee for governor, Glenn Youngkin, did not attend the event

  • The AP Interview: McAuliffe wants Democrats to ‘get it done’

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Terry McAuliffe, the Democratic candidate for Virginia governor, on Tuesday called on leaders in Washington from both parties — including President Joe Biden — to “get their act together,” while pushing Senate Democrats to scrap the filibuster if needed to enact the party’s priorities on infrastructure spending and voting rights. The

  • Obama to campaign with McAuliffe in Virginia governor’s race

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former President Barack Obama will campaign with fellow Democrat Terry McAuliffe in the final stretch of the Virginia governor’s race. “The stakes could not be greater,” McAuliffe said as he announced the news Tuesday morning on MSNBC. McAuliffe’s race against the GOP nominee, first-time political candidate Glenn Youngkin, is tightening according

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