MANASSAS, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Republican who embraced Confederate monuments and associated with white supremacists during failed statewide office bids will head a conservative super...
LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Outgoing Republican U.S. Rep. Dave Brat has been named the new dean of Liberty University's business school.
The nation's most high-profile evangelical university announced Brat's hiring Wednesday.
GOP Rep. Dave Brat officially conceded Wednesday in Virginia's 7th Congressional District race, cementing a new 7-4 Democratic majority in the state's House delegation as Old Dominion Republicans...
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia voters reproached President Donald Trump for the second year in row as Democrats flipped three congressional races and scored a convincing victory in a U.S. Senate race.
Democrats won GOP-held districts in Northern Virginia, Hampton Roads and the Richmond area, boosted by suburban voters unhappy with the president. The Virginia victories helped put Democrats on track to take control of the U.S. House.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Democrat and political newcomer who unseated a two-term Republican congressman in a Virginia GOP stronghold spent nearly a decade as a CIA operations officer working on counterterrorism and nuclear proliferation cases.
Abigail Spanberger, 39, also worked as a federal postal inspector, handling narcotics and money-laundering cases.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the general election in Virginia (all times local):
Democrat Abigail Spanberger has defeated two-term Republican incumbent U.S. Rep. Dave Brat in Virginia's 7th District Congressional race.
The former CIA officer and political newcomer scored a dramatic win Tuesday for Democrats in a district that has been held by Republicans since 1971.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A woman working for a conservative group that creates undercover "sting" videos infiltrated the campaign of a Democratic former CIA agent who is running for Congress in Virginia, campaign officials said.
A campaign manager for Abigail Spanberger confronted the woman Wednesday and asked her to leave, a video released by the campaign shows.
Spanberger is in a competitive race against Republican Rep. Dave Brat in Virginia's 7th Congressional District.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former senior White House adviser Steve Bannon is coming to Virginia to help rally Republicans just before Election Day.
Bannon said in an interview Tuesday with radio host John Fredericks that he plans to visit Virginia this weekend.
Bannon said tight races in Virginia could help determine partisan control of the U.S. House and the derail President Donald Trump's agenda.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Democrats in key congressional races continued outraising Republican opponents in the first half of October.
Newly filed campaign finance reports show Democrats raised more funds in three of four hotly contested congressional districts currently held by Republicans.
Richmond-area Democrat Abigail Spanberger raised nearly $1 million between Oct. 1 and Oct. 17, the most of any candidate in the state. She's facing incumbent GOP Rep. Dave Brat, who raised about $400,000.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence has stumped in Virginia with three Republican congressional candidates ahead of midterm elections 2½ weeks away
He traveled to Richmond to rally Republican voters with Rep. Dave Brat, Ryan McAdams and Denver Riggleman. The candidates met Pence at Richmond's international airport.
Pence tweeted a photo from a Saturday rally for McAdams, describing the longshot to unseat incumbent Democratic Rep. Don McEachin as a "strong conservative."
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Vince President Mike Pence is set to campaign with three Virginia Republican congressional candidates ahead of Election Day.
The White House announced Friday that Pence would be doing campaign events in Richmond on Saturday with Rep. Dave Brat, Ryan McAdams and Denver Riggleman. McAdams announced earlier this week that Pence would be attending a fundraising reception and get-out-the-vote rally.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — President Donald Trump has endorsed Republican U.S. Rep. Dave Brat as the two-term congressman faces a strong challenge from a Democratic opponent.
Brat is locked in a tight race with Abigail Spanberger, a former CIA officer who is waging an aggressive campaign to unseat Brat in a traditionally Republican congressional district.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — During a debate Monday between Republican U.S. Rep. Dave Brat and his Democratic challenger, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's name was mentioned so many times that it almost seemed like she was Brat's opponent in the 7th District Congressional race.
Democrats and Republicans have aired or booked nearly half a million dollars' worth of ads this month in Virginia's 7th Congressional District race, as GOP Rep. Dave Brat works to fend off a stiff...
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — As Democratic congressional candidate Abigail Spanberger mingled with supporters at a Richmond brewery, one person hung like a shadow over the gleaming brew tanks and grilled food truck pizza.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — As Democratic congressional candidate Abigail Spanberger mingled Wednesday night with supporters at a Richmond brewery, one person hung like a shadow over the gleaming brew tanks and grilled food truck pizza.
McLEAN, Va. (AP) — Women roared to victories Tuesday in Democratic primaries across Virginia on Tuesday, falling in line with what has been a national trend.
In every Democratic primary where a woman was on the ballot in Virginia, a woman won the nomination.
Robert Monroe, 53, a video producer from Glen Allen, Virginia, said he voted for Abigail Spanberger in the 7th Congressional District because he believes she has a better chance of defeating Republican U.S. Rep. Dave Brat in November.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Democratic challengers to sitting members of Congress are having success raising money.
Campaign finance reports released on Sunday show Democrats outraised incumbent GOP Reps. Dave Brat and Tom Garrett during the first three months of this year.
Several other Democratic challengers also posted strong fundraising totals.
GLEN ALLEN, Va. (AP) — A Virginia congressman has purged his campaign's Twitter account of "likes" of controversial tweets, including one that suggested a survivor of the Parkland, Florida, school shooting was a paid actor.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's labeling of a House-passed health care bill as "mean" is aggravating some of the conservatives he pressed to back it, even as Senate attempts to reshape the measure increasingly threaten to spill into July.
"In terms of strategery, I hope he's just trying to motivate the Senate," Rep. Dave Brat, R-Va., said Wednesday, employing a mangled word used by former President George W. Bush. "Because he put all sorts of pressure on us to move the bill we passed."
MIDLOTHIAN, Va. (AP) — Critics of Republican U.S. Rep. Dave Brat and the House health care bill he voted for packed a raucous town hall meeting in his Virginia district Tuesday night, booing and shouting down the congressman from start to finish.
Brat is the latest in a series of lawmakers across the country who have gotten an earful from constituents at town hall meetings since last week's passage of the House health care bill that would repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.
BRANCHBURG, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on health care legislation (all times local):
A health advocacy group is launching a six-figure advertising campaign this week targeting 24 Republican House members who voted to repeal Barack Obama's health care law.
Save My Care says the campaign will include a mix of TV and digital advertising, costing more than a half million dollars.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is hoping to drive his priorities forward following the crumbling of the Republican health care bill but GOP finger-pointing is rampant, underscoring how tough it will be to produce the unity the party will need.
Rep. Ted Poe, R-Texas, criticized the contrarian House Freedom Caucus on Monday, a day after resigning from the hard-right group because it helped sink the Republican health care effort.
GLEN ALLEN, Va. (AP) — Dozens of Planned Parenthood supporters have rallied near Richmond while protesters demonstrated outside the group's facility in Virginia Beach.
David Timberline is a spokesman for the Virginia League for Planned Parenthood. He said an estimated 200 people gathered near Republican Rep. Dave Brat's office in Glen Allen to show their support for the group on Saturday.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Conservative talk radio host Laura Ingraham says she's considering a 2018 challenge to Democrat Tim Kaine for a U.S. Senate representing Virginia.
Ingraham said on Fox News Tuesday that she's not yet made up her mind whether to run.
But the former attorney and Reagan White House aide said she's been flattered by several "well-connected" people in Virginia asking her to be a candidate.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Republicans have chosen a primary rather than a convention as a way to elect statewide candidates in 2017.