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VAFREE Announces New Director

Chris Saxman Chosen to Lead Statewide Business Advocacy Group

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BizVote Alert

HB 1009, HB 887, & HB 1008

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SB 158, SB 150, & SB 48

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SB 110, HB 1084, HB 1044, & SB 359

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House, Senate Pass Competing Budgets

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House, Senate Release Budgets

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HB 1211, SB 590, HB 577, HB 333, & HB 610

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VAFREE Joins TJ Institute to Honor Speaker Bill Howell and Welcome New Legislators

Reception on February 26

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Voting Record Process Underway

Please Submit Bills Affecting Your Business Interests

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HB 946, HB 1017, HB 1083, SB 19, & SB 158

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HB 32, HB 536, HB 292, HB 946, & HB 1017

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SB 45, HB 1059, HB 946, & HB 1017

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SB 585, SB 270, SB 306, & SB 158

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SB 158, HB 577, HB 333, HB 610, and SB 44

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HB 1253, HB 1151, & HB 747

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SR 26, Medicaid Expansion, SB 459, & HB 1237

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SB 249, HB 975, & HB 1136

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HB 194, SB 507, SB 568, & HB 57

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SB 516, SB 123, & HB 321

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SB 127, SB 269, & SB 28

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HB 975, HB 3, & HB 1211

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SB 25, SB 148, & SB 468

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Campaign Money Update

Newest Campaign Finance Data Now Online

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BizVote Alert

SB 96 & HB 117

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BizVote Alert

SB 127 and SB 269

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2014 Voting Record and BizVote

Real-time Reporting on Business Bills Begins this Week

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VAFREE Seeks New Executive Director



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Annual Meeting Photos Now Online



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General Assembly Commends Virginia FREE on the Occasion of its 25th Anniversary

Delegate Betsy Carr Presents Resolution at 2013 Annual Meeting in Richmond

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Virginia Election Results - Nov. 5, 2013



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Campaign Money Update

Newest Campaign Finance Data Now Online for Statewide and General Assembly Candidates

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Virginia Insiders Poll Results - October 2013

Impact of the government shutdown

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Campaign Money Update

Newest Campaign Finance Data Now Online for Statewide and General Assembly Candidates

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Key House Races - Part Four

Open House Seats Will Result in Little Change

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Executive Bulletin - October 9, 2013

2013 Annual Meeting, Governor's race polling, and VAFREE leadership change

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Virginia FREE President to Retire After 25 Years

Clayton Roberts Has Led Organization Since Its Founding

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Key House Races - Part Three

GOP Defends Two Pro-Business Incumbents, Seeks to Hold Open Seat of 30-Year Veteran

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Key House Races - Part Two

Freshmen Targeted in NOVA & Williamsburg, Open Seat in Southwest Goes Unchallenged

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Campaign Money Update

Newest Campaign Finance Data Now Online for Statewide and General Assembly Candidates

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Virginia Elections Draw National Media, Money & Hype

House Safely GOP; Senate in Play; Governor's Race Looks Tight

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Fiscal Responsibility Forum - September 17, 2013

You are invited to an important discussion about government fiscal responsibility

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Executive Bulletin July 18, 2013

Campaign money update

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Election Update

Democratic primary results and Leadership Luncheon news

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Roanoke Times Features VAFREE Insiders Poll

Business insiders voice opinions on the online sales tax

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Virginia Insiders Poll Results - May 2013

Support for an online sales tax and Virginia's most popular and effective politicians

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Business Leaders Applaud General Assembly For Transportation Funding

2013 Voting Record Singles Out Transportation Vote

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VAFREE Executive Bulletin - May 1, 2013

Support for pro-transportation legislators, election updates, and member news

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VAFREE Executive Bulletin - April 16, 2013

Campaign Finance Reports, Statewide and House Candidates, and General Assembly Ratings

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House, Senate Accept Transportation Amendments

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VAFREE Executive Bulletin - March 28, 2013

Leadership Forum, Transportation amendments, and Web site updates

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Senate Passes Governor's Transportation Funding Package

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House Passes Governor's Transportation Bill

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Negotiators Reach Agreement on Governor's Transportation Bill

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House, Senate Pass Bill Encouraging Career and Technical Education

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House, Senate Extend Council on Virginia's Future

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Senate Clears Bill to Prevent "Card Check" in Union Elections

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House, Senate Pass "A To F" Grading for School Evaluations

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House Passes Bill to Eliminate Obsolete Tax Credits

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House Advances Bill Creating Nuclear Energy Consortium

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Senate Passes Bill to Provide Incentives to Data Centers

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Senate Advances Major Transportation Funding Bill

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House Kills Two Term Governor Initiative

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Senate Finance Rewrites Governor's Transportation Bill

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Senate Passes Governor's Education Fairness Act

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House Bill Only Option for Governor's Transportation Plan

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Senate Passes "A to F" Grading for School Evaluations

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House Votes to Grade School Performance Like Student Report Cards

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House Passes Labor Day School Bill

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Business Legislation Request

Submit business bills for use in General Assembly voting records

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Governor's Transportation Bill Heads to Senate Floor

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Sponsor Spikes Bill to Allow Uranium Mining in VA

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House Finance Advances Governor's Transportation Bill

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January 29, 2013 Executive Bulletin

Campaign Spending, Introducing BizVote, and Governor's Transportation Plan

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House Courts Reports Bill to Reduce Forum Shopping

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House Courts Aims to Discourage Nonsuit Abuse

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House Courts Advances Bill Allowing Use of Depositions for Summary Judgment Motions

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Senate Passes Two-Term Governor

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Senate Rejects Right-To-Work Constitutional Amendment

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House Passes Right-To-Work Constitutional Amendment

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House Votes to Prevent "Card Check" in Union Elections

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Governor's Transportation Bill One Step Closer to Floor Vote

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Senate Finance Signals Additional Support for Exporters Contingent on Funding

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Senate Panel Increases Student Grants for Engineering, Science, Math, Teaching, and Nursing

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Two-Term Governor Fails in House Panel

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Senate Passes Surprise Redistricting Overhaul

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Senate Passes Bill to Promote Voluntary Growth-Sharing Agreements

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Bill to Revive the Death Tax is Sent to House Rules Committee

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House Advances Bill to Introduce Marketplace Competition for Wetland Credits

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Senate Passes Bill to Give Governors More Control Over the Budget

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Senate Blocks Constitutional Amendment to Prevent Card Check in Union Elections

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January 14, 2013 Executive Bulletin

Voting Record, BizVote, and update on Congress

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December 2012 Virginia INSIDERS Poll Results

Fiscal Cliff and Watkins Transportation Plan

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November 30, 2012 Executive Bulletin

25th Annual Meeting, gubernatorial race shake up, and fiscal cliff

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Election Results November 6, 2012

Obama, Kaine win; all 11 House Incumbents easily returned to DC

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November 5, 2012 Executive Bulletin

Annual Meeting, Elections and Virginia Ballot

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House and Senate Campaign Finance Update

White House and Senate Too Close To Call; Redisticting Bolsters House Incumbents

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September 20, 2012 Executive Bulletin

VAFREE sposored events, November election update, and member news

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September 2012 VAFREE INSIDERS Poll Results

Poll addresses the impact of federal budget cuts

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August 29, 2012 Executive Bulletin

Battle for the White House, Congressional gridlock, and upcoming events

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August 10, 2012 Executive Bulletin

Dysfunction in DC, Presidential election update, new statewide candidate and General Assembly special election update

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Mid-Year Election Cycle Finance Data Now Online

Congressional incumbents have a 6-to-1 funding advantage

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July 2012 Virginia INSIDERS Poll Results

Poll addresses the Affordable Care Act

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July 12, 2012 Executive Bulletin

Senator Yvonne Miller, Health care reform update and political news

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VAFREE in the News

Leadership Forum, INSIDERS poll, and U.S. Senate Debate news

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June 13, 2012 Executive Bulletin

Leadership Forum, INSIDERS poll results, and Election news

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VAFREE Leadership Forum a Success

More than 500 of Virginia's top business, political and education leaders on hand for discussion of bipartisanship

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May 2012 Virginia INSIDERS Poll Results

Poll addresses Presidential race and transportation funding solutions

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Executive Bulletin May 30, 2012

Legislator ratings, Romney update and 2013 statewide races

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New Legislator Business Ratings Now Online

Virginia FREE Releases 2012 Incumbent Evaluations

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May 14, 2012 Executive Bulletin

Virginia Insiders poll launch, Presidential/U.S. Senate/Statewide campaign updates, and member news

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Executive Bulletin April 24, 2012

Congressional campaign money, 2012 politics, and member news

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Executive Bulletin April 17, 2012

Leadership Forum, Washington & Richmond developments, Veepstakes, and member news

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Executive Bulletin April 2, 2012

Bipartisan Leadership Forum, Senate GOP debates, and member news

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Executive Bulletin March 26, 2012

State Budget, transportation funding, and member news

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Executive Bulletin March 13, 2012

State Budget, Governor McDonnell in the spotlight, and members in the news

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Executive Bulletin March 5, 2012

Budget stalemate, Metrorail money, GOP primary, and Congressional redistricting update

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Executive Bulletin February 22, 2012

General Assembly profile, performance on business issues, and campaign spending update

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Executive Bulletin February 20, 2012

Congressional candidates and campaign money update

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2011 Election Cycle Campaign Finance Data

Total legislative campaign spending reached nearly $60 million in this election cycle

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2012 General Assembly Freshmen Report

22 new members of the House and Senate to take office on January 11

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Virginia FREE Elects Officers, Directors

Sold out Annual Meeting also features Governor Bob McDonnell and Lt. Governor Bill Bolling

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ELECTION RESULTS NOV. 8, 2011

VIRGINIA SENATE PROBABLY WILL BE TIED 20-20

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Candidate Interview Evaluations

Business leaders meet with 24 caniddates in key General Assembly races and report their findings.

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Control of Virginia Senate At Stake in Key Races

VA FREE Analysis of new Senate districts shows steep climb for Democrats

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Executive Bulletin July 12, 2011

Candidate Interview Forum Set for Sept 8 & 9

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An Early Look At Key Races

General Assembly Campaigns Heat Up

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Special Elections in January and March 2011

Republican hold House and Senate special elections in January and are expected to win a third race in March.

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VAFREE In The News

Rappahannock Record Applauds Virginia FREE

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Julien Patterson Addresses Annual Meeting

A Compelling and Moving Speech

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VAFREE Elects Officers, Directors

Julien Patterson of OMNIPLEX World Services Corporation To Serve as Chairman of VAFREE

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Dr. Tom Morris Keynotes VAFREE Annual Meeting

Former Education Secretary Talks Politics and Leadership

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HOUSE OF DELEGATES SPECIAL ELECTIONS

GOP wins two special elections for the House of Delegates to fill seats vacated by Republicans Sam Nixon and Matt Lohr

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Special Election for 41st House District

Competitive Race in Fairfax County To Be Decided March 2

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Executive Bulletin Jan 25, 2010

High Court Lifts Limits on Corporate and Union Political Money

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Dave Marsden, Jeff McWaters Win Senate Elections

Democrats Gain One Seat in Senate

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General Assembly Freshmen 2010

There will be at least 22 freshmen legislators when the General Assembly convenes in January. This turnover, added to 23 newcomers in 2008 and 2009, means a third of the General Assembly has served one term or less.

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Election Analysis

Bob McDonnell steers the GOP back to the sensible center and wins big

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General Election Results November 3, 2009

Virginia Republicans win landslide victories for all three statewide offices and appear to have a net gain of six seats in the House of Delegates.

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Candidate Interview Forum Features Key Races

Statewide Candidates Meet With VAFREE Members; House Contenders are Scored on Business Issues

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Gubernatorial Candidates Address VAFREE

From The Washington Post May 27, 2009

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GENERAL ASSEMBLY CAMPAIGN UPDATE

Competitive Races Present Challenge and Opportunity for Business

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Special Elections for House of Delegates

Three New Delegates Elected in January Special Elections

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Congressional Races

New Campaign Reports give you an inside look at key races in Virginia for the U.S. Congress.

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Virginia Election Results

Election Returns in Virginia statewide, congressional and legislative balloting. Includes primaries, referenda & special elections.

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