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In 2019, state senate, house, county, and city elections are held on November 5, 2019.

State senator & delegate candidate profiles will be posted after the June 11, 2019 primaries. City and county candidate profiles are posted when Hub curators are available. To volunteer to curate city and/or county profiles, email Curator@va.onair.cc

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Former Gov. Terry McAuliffe speaks at the Democratic Party of Virginia’s 2019 Blue Commonwealth Gala. (Ned Oliver/Virginia Mercury)

Former Gov. Terry McAuliffe entered 2021 with more money in the bank than all other candidates for governor combined, according to year-end campaign finance reports that were due Friday.

McAuliffe, who was expected to have a strong money advantage given his background in political fundraising and ties to national Democrats, began the year with more than $5.5 million on hand.

Former Del. Jennifer Carroll Foy reported almost $1.3 million on hand, state Sen. Jennifer McClellan, D-Richmond reported about $633,000 and Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax reported nearly $80,000.

Del. Lee Carter, D-Manassas, who just officially entered the field Jan. 1, reported about $7,000 on hand in his House of Delegates re-election account.

The new reports cover money raised in the second half of 2020, from July 1 through Dec. 31.

On the Republican side, former House Speaker Kirk Cox, R-Colonial Heights, reported about $690,000 between his gubernatorial and delegate fundraising accounts. Sen. Amanda Chase, R-Chesterfield, reported roughly $235,000 between her two accounts.

Two other Republican candidates, businessman Glenn Youngkin and former Trump administration Pentagon official Sergio de la Peña, entered the race after the fundraising deadline.

Republicans are still trying to sort out how they’ll pick their nominee. The party’s current preference is for a nominating convention, but some want to switch to a primary to allow more people to participate and avoid the logistical problems of trying to safely hold a mass gathering with the COVID-19 pandemic expected to continue well into 2021.

Democrats haven’t lost a statewide race since 2009, when former Gov. Bob McDonnell defeated a badly outspent Sen. Creigh Deeds, D-Bath.

Deeds was also outspent by McAuliffe in that year’s Democratic primary yet he won the nomination by a large margin.

The McAuliffe campaign touted his overall fundraising for 2020, $6.1 million for the year, as a record-setting sum for the year prior to a gubernatorial election.

Money won’t be the only factor in a five-way Democratic primary. The party has said it plans to hold four debates before the June 8 primary, and candidates have just begun rolling out their policy platforms.

But with McAuliffe already enjoying strong name recognition as someone who’s already been governor once, his four competitors will be trying to raise their statewide profiles and reach voters who may not pay close attention to the statehouse.

More details on the campaign finance reports are available here from the Virginia Public Access Project.

With the start of the General Assembly session last week, Democratic candidates who currently hold office will have to put fundraising on hold due to Virginia’s ban on in-session fundraising. That won’t be an impediment for McAuliffe and Carroll Foy, who abruptly resigned from her House seat last year in part so she could continue to raise money.

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November 13, 2020 – 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (ET)

The Schar School’s Power Lunch event series gathers some of the world’s top political leaders, journalists, and experts to discuss the prospects for the next four years of US public policy.  Each week, influential thinkers address some of the most pressing issues facing the United States and the world. All events will stream live on the Schar School’s YouTube channel.

Webpage: https://schar.gmu.edu/powerlunch

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  • Sarah Kliff, connect at New York Times

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Current Position: US Senator since 2013
Affiliation: Democrat
Candidate: 2020 US Senator
Former Position(s): Governor from 2006 – 2010; Lt. Governor from 2002 – 2006; Mayor from 1998 – 2001

“Tim has made boosting job opportunities for everyone a top priority. Tim is focused on crafting smart defense strategy and reducing the risk of unnecessary war. Tim believes that health care is a right … and has consistently pushed for reforms to expand access to quality care.”

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Current Position: GMU Distinguished Visiting Professor since 2018
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Former Position(s): Governor from 2014 – 2018; Chair, Democratic National Committee from 2001 – 2005; Chair, Hillary Clinton presidential campaign since 2008

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Ralph Northam

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Lawmakers delay minimum wage, maintain election schedule in extraordinary session

Protesters in cars honked endlessly as they circled the Capitol. The Speaker of the House collapsed on the dais as she led a floor session. A lawmaker cast votes from a Plexiglas enclosure.

The typically sleepy reconvened session of the Virginia General Assembly on Thursday fully reflected the bizarre world into which we’ve all been thrust by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“If anyone in this room is going to die from the virus if they get it, it’s me,” said Sen. George Barker, D-Fairfax, who worked from the transparent enclosure constructed by Senate staff. He said he was still recovering from open heart surgery and a bout of pneumonia.

Current Position: Governor since 2018
Affiliation: Democrat
Former Position(s): Lt. Governor from 2014 – 2018; State Senator for VA Senate District 6 from 2008 – 2014

“Governor Northam approaches public service with the same passion he brought to his military and medical service. He is committed to working with leaders from both parties to build a Virginia that works better for every family, no matter who they are or where they live.”

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Governor Ralph Northam (D) since 2018
Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax (D) since 2018
Attorney General, Mark Herring (D) since 2018

Senior Senator Mark Warner (D) since 2008
Junior Senator Tim Kaine (D) since 2014

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VA Leaders – General Assembly in 2020

Virginia top state elected officials include:

Ralph Northam, Governor Commonwealth of Virginia
Justin Fairfax, Lt. Governor
Mark Herring, Attorney General

Dick Saslaw, Senate Majority Leader
Louise Lucas, Senate Pro Tempore
Tom Norment, Senate Minority Leader

Eileen Fillen-Corn, Speaker of the House
Charniele Herring, House Majority Leader
Todd Gilbert, House Minority Leader

US Senate – VA 2020 Election

Incumbent Senator Mark Warner first won election in 2008 getting 65% of the vote over former governor Jim Gilmore. In 2014, during the Tea Party movement, Senator Warner won re-election with 49.1% of the vote defeating former chairman of the Republican National Committee Ed Gillespie by 0.8%. Warner is running for a third term.

Dr. Daniel Gade is a retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel, professor, and public policy leader running to serve the Commonwealth of Virginia in the U.S. Senate. Gade has served in President George W. Bush’s administration, working on veteran issues and military healthcare, and has since served on several national-level policy councils, including the National Council on Disability and the VA Advisory Committee on Disability Compensation.

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The GOP primary to decide who will challenge Rep. Elaine Luria (D) in the military heavy 2nd District was won by Scott Taylor. Taylor, a former congressman, who lost the Virginia Beach seat to Luria in the 2018 blue wave, defeated two Republican opponents, paving the way for a rematch in November.

An uptick in anti-Trump sentiment, and a scandal over fraudulent signatures that his campaign collected to help a potential spoiler candidate get on the ballot, sunk Taylor’s campaign against Luria two years ago, analysts say.

The nonpartisan Cook Political Report considers the general election a toss-up.

US House District 5 – VA 2020

A practicing physician, Cameron Webb returned to Charlottesville where he treats patients as a general internist, teaches students and serves as the Director of Health Policy and Equity at UVA’s School of Medicine.  Cameron is running for Congress to serve his community at this critical time. In Washington, he will be a fierce advocate to ensure opportunities for health and success for all Virginians.

Bob Good is running for Congress to bring the conservative principles of financial stewardship and respect for hard working taxpayers back to Washington. President Trump’s policies have delivered a growing, vibrant economy and we must ensure that our representatives back his agenda.

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