Hayes 77th winner, Mullin draws challenger in 93rd
Hampton Roads / Local / Politics / Virginia

Hayes 77th winner, Mullin draws challenger in 93rd

Cliff Hayes was the winner in the firehouse primary for the 77th House of Delegates district yesterday. By a margin of 556 to 469 – told y’all, every vote counts – Hayes defeated a well-organized LeOtis Williams. As of this writing, Hayes will not face opposition in the November election. Per the writ, candidates have … Continue reading

Firehouse primary 77th HOD 8/16/16
2016 Elections / Hampton Roads / Local / Politics / Virginia

Firehouse primary 77th HOD 8/16/16

The Democratic candidate for House of Delegates district 77 will be chosen in a firehouse primary this Tuesday, August 16. The district is primarily located in Chesapeake (78% of the voters) but also includes Suffolk. The firehouse features one candidate from each city: Former Chesapeake City Council member Cliff Hayes, who has the endorsement of … Continue reading

Rigell: No to Trump, out of RPVB
2016 Elections / Hampton Roads / National / Politics

Rigell: No to Trump, out of RPVB

Scott Rigell (R-VA02) made the news twice in the last few days by announcing his support for a candidate other than his party’s nominee and then resigning from the Republican Party of Virginia Beach. Rigell, who is not seeking reelection after three terms, has been critical of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. His February letter … Continue reading

Nov 8 special elections in HOD 77, 93
2016 Elections / Hampton Roads / Local / Politics / Virginia

Nov 8 special elections in HOD 77, 93

Gov McAuliffe has signed writs calling special elections on November 8th 2016 in HOD districts 77 and 93 pic.twitter.com/65dr6PtwL8 — Terry McAuliffe (@GovernorVA) August 2, 2016 As announced on Twitter Tuesday, Hampton Roads will have two more special elections for the General Assembly on the ballot this November. In addition to the two Senate contests … Continue reading

5th District: Spruill wins
2016 Elections / Hampton Roads / Local / Norfolk / Politics

5th District: Spruill wins

Last Saturday, Democrats in the 5th Senate district participated in a firehouse primary to select the party’s nominee. Chesapeake Del. Lionell Spruill, Sr. was the winner, besting Norfolk Del. Joe Lindsey by a wide margin – 68% to 32%. As noted previously, this contest just determined the party’s nominee, as the filing deadline for a … Continue reading

McDonnell: SCOTUS defines ‘official acts’
Local / Politics / Virginia

McDonnell: SCOTUS defines ‘official acts’

By now, you’ve no doubt heard that the U.S. Supreme Court vacated the corruption convictions of former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell. (The decision is here.) Perhaps the most important thing from the decision is the definition of “official acts:” An “official act” is a decision or action on a “question, matter, cause, suit, proceeding or … Continue reading

Important local primary elections Tuesday
2016 Elections / Hampton Roads / Local / National / Politics / Virginia

Important local primary elections Tuesday

Trying to get out from under the din of the presidential nominating contests is difficult but there are some pretty important elections in Hampton Roads next Tuesday, June 14.  In addition to Congressional primaries, there is a Peninsula State Senate district contest. Voters will cast their ballots at their regular polling locations. Due to changes … Continue reading