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Groundbreaking scheduled for women's Capitol monument

State officials plan to break ground on a new women's monument at Virginia's Capitol Square next week. Gov. Terry McAuliffe, and Gov.-elect Ralph Northam are among the scheduled speakers at … Click to Continue »

What Virginia’s Governor-elect Ralph Northam (D) promised during his campaign

Northam ran on one of the most progressive campaign platforms in Virginia history

GOP Governors Are in a Panic That Trump Is Spiking Their Re-Election Chances

The Virginia elections could be a sign of things to come. Panic is spreading among Republican governors in the U.S. after candidate Ed Gillespie lost his race in Virginia to Democrat Ralph Northam and President Donald Trump’s administration flounders, said Axios.com on Friday. Show More Summary

Did Northam’s Office Try to Hide the Dominion Executives and Lobbyists Sitting on His Transition Team?

Virginia’s Democratic governor-elect, Ralph Northam, announced his transition committee this week. In a press release, his office listed 85 individuals who will comprise the “bipartisan” committee, representing Virginians “from across...Show More Summary

Democrats to seize Virginia and New Jersey governorships in elections seen as precursors of 2018 fights

WASHINGTON — Democrats Ralph Northam in Virginia and Phil Murphy in New Jersey headed for victories in races for governorships Tuesday, setting up a night of political retaliation against President Donald Trump. Murphy, President Barack Obama’s first ambassador to Germany, had led consistently in polls over Kim Guadagno, the state’s lieutenant governor and poured millions [...]Show More Summary

Virginia will be speaking for the nation

ARLINGTON, Va. — On Tuesday, Virginia’s voters confront what will almost certainly be the most consequential election for governor of their lifetimes. The contest between Democratic Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam and Republican Ed Gillespie matters for the state, of course, but its implications will be even larger for the nation. A Northam victory would send [...]Show More Summary

Black Voters, Blue Wave

There are two major demographics that helped Ralph Northam and the Democratic ticket win Virginia’s statewide elections: a strong performance with white and suburban voters, which has received considerable attention since last Tuesday,...Show More Summary

What’s the best specialty for a medical student who wants to be a progressive politician?

Mike Magee If you are a medical student and aspire to be a progressive political leader as well, what might be the best specialty tract to pursue? You could chose pediatrics as Ralph Northam did, and receive your training in the military,...Show More Summary

Money in Politics Apparently Isn't So Bad When Democrats Win: New at Reason

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When Democrats spend more and win, the campaign finance advantage doesn't come up as often. Like in Virginia. A. Barton Hinkle writes: Political experts have cited many reasons for Democrat Ralph Northam's huge win in Tuesday's elections. Show More Summary

Northam’s Transition Team Leader Has Ties to Companies Behind Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Virginia’s governor-elect, Ralph Northam, wasted no time in organizing a transition team. A day after his November 7th victory, Northam announced that Marianne Radcliff, a former state transportation official with rich experience inShow More Summary

What Virginia Election Results Mean for '18

Democrats say governor-elect Ralph Northam’s win shows voters turning against President Donald Trump before the 2018 midterms. Not so fast, say Republicans.

Distinguished pol of the week

“It was said that the eyes of the nation are now on the commonwealth,” Democratic Virginia Gov.-elect Ralph Northam said in his victory speech on Tuesday. “Today, Virginians have answered and spoken. Virginians have told us to end the divisiveness, that we will not condone hatred and bigotry, and to end the politics that have […]

Barack Obama says Democrat election wins are 'what happens when the people vote'

Barack Obama has celebrated victories for Democrats in the first US statewide elections since Donald Trump entered the White House. Congrats Ralph Northam and Phil Murphy,” Mr Obama said in a Twitter post.

Trevor Noah Declares The Real Election Winner: 'Karma'

Ralph Northam’s victory over Ed Gillespie for governor in Virginia headlined a triumphant election night for many Democrats.

Into the woods they go

I didn’t see that coming. The data, the news flow and my own myopia missed Democratic gubernatorial nominee Ralph Northam’s thrashing of Republican gubernatorial nominee Ed Gillespie at the polls on Tuesday. And if that weren’t enough of a miss, the massive gains Democrats made in House races, some of which (despite assertions from would-be House […]

Five takeaways from Tuesday’s election

The stunning victory by Virginia Democrats in Tuesday’s off-year elections was a major and reassuring reaction against the ugly politics of President Trump. Here are my five takeaways: Bye, bye trash talk: Democrat Ralph Northam prevailed against Republican Ed Gillespie by a convincing 9 percentage points because he didn’t completely go overboard matching Gillespie’s rude, […]

“Trumpism Without Trump” Is a Dead End—Until It’s Not

National Review editor Rich Lowry explains how Trumpists have turned on Ed Gillespie so fast it’s a wonder they didn’t suffer whiplash: As of last week, Gillespie looked to be gaining on Ralph Northam fast (I thought he had a good chance to win). Former Trump adviser Steve Bannon, the self-declared keeper of the Trumpist […]

Voters in Virginia repudiate Donald Trump and his policies

BECAUSE he is everything that President Donald Trump is not, some out-of-state political pundits had written off Ralph Northam in Virginia’s closely watched election for governor. They suggested that Democrats were hurtling toward another embarrassment.

Hah! Crooked Hillary Takes Credit for Tuesday Night Democrat Party Wins

On Tuesday night the Democrat Party won critical races in New Jersey, Washington, Maine and Virginia — all deep blue states. Democrat Ralph Northam defeated Ed Gillespie in Virginia and Democrat Phil Murphy beat Republican Kim Guadagno in the Garden State. Show More Summary

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